District Conclave 2022

3 New members

At our District Conclave on October 22, we initiated 2 new members into our Chapter at St. Johns Lodge #37. Almost all of our officers who could attend that day participated in the initiation.

After the Initiation, we played games and had a pool party at Mom Redding’s home nearby. Members from across the district and around the state met and discussed various topics related to membership, fundraising, and having fun with their DeMolay brothers.

We also have a member who is affiliated with our Chapter from another chapter.

Bingo and Lasagna Dinner was a hit!

Bingo and Lasagna Dinner was a hit!

A GIANT thank you goes out to everyone who helped to make our Lasagna Dinner and Bingo night, Dec. 10th, such a hit.

We raffled off a TV, Cooler, and tickets to WonderWorks in Orlando. Thank you to everyone who bought or sold a ticket, and a special thank you to those who got us those donations.

We played BINGO for about 2 hours and prizes included gift cards for 3 different restaurants, as well as a variety of wrapped prizes Chinese Gift Exchange style.

Thank you especially to the West Volusia Shrine Club for allowing us to use your facilities.

5 new members

At our District conclave on October 23, we initiated 5 new members into our Chapter at an outdoor degree with officers from all over Florida

Before the Initiation, we played games and had a pool party. Members from across the district and around the state met and discussed various topics related to membership, fundraising and having fun with their DeMolay brothers.

Bingo 4-10-21

Bingo 4-10-21

Could you please help me get the word out about our DeMolay Bingo night?
We are trying to raise $3000 between now and May to go to International DeMolay conference which will be hosted at Universal Studios by Florida DeMolay.
I am happy for people to RSVP or place orders through messaging, text or phone call (386-453-6738 leave a message) or by email to me at momsandy @ dalechapmandemolay.com (remove the spaces in address)
Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/4rdtIQsSA

BINGO night – on Dec. 6

Dale Chapman Chapter, DeMolay has been looking for fun ways to interact with our community. We had to put this off due to the quarantine, but we are back and better than ever!

BINGO night– on Dec. 6, at 6:30 pm at the West Volusia Shrine Club on 15A in Deland, Reservations requested… Use the Register Button to reserve your seat by purchasing at least one set of Bingo cards

So come one all and join us for a rousing good time playing Bingo.

We will have individual bingo cards that night for $1 each. We would love to presale/ reserve cards so that we have an idea of how many people are coming, but walk-ins are welcome.

During each round of our Bingo Game that night you can play as many game cards as you like.

Prizes will be awarded. (We are currently looking for people and groups to sponsor our prizes – gift cards, and baskets are appreciated.)

There will be snacks and drinks available to purchase that night, and we are also having a bake sale – Who wants scones?

Installation of Officers on Sept 29, 2020

Installation of Officers on Sept 29, 2020

We met at Landmark Lodge and shared dinner at 6pm. Our installation was held under new business during our meeting last night.

Sion K served as Installing officer. Airon K. served was Installing Marshall

Master Councilor – Airon King, LoK; Senior Councilor – Andrew Tingler LoK; and Junior Councilor – Zander Tingler LoK, remained in their positions from last term

Sion installed David K. as Senior Deacon and Cole W. as Junior Deacon.

The chapter then voted to hold a dinner before both of their 2 ritual meetings each month. Cole is now the Chairman of the food committee. All expenses to be paid by donations of the membership or chapter.

There will be a lockin this Saturday to Sunday – We will meet at 12:30 and go help Brother Carl Carey with yard work. We will then have water fight to clean up.
Yard work is to be done as a donation to Brother Carey.

We also voted to spend our Almoner’s fund on a Turkey dinner to donate through the schools at Thanksgiving.

Bingo Night July 31st

Bingo Night July 31st

BINGO and Bake Sale

Dale Chapman Chapter, DeMolay has been looking for fun ways to interact with our community. We had to put this off due to the quarantine, but we are back and better than ever!

BINGO night– on July 31, at 7:30 pm at the West Volusia Shrine Club on 15A in Deland, Reservations requested… Use the Register Button to reserve your seat by purchasing at least one set of Bingo cards

So come one all and join us for a rousing good time playing Bingo.

We will have individual bingo cards that night for $1 each. We would love to presale/ reserve cards so that we have an idea of how many people are coming, but walk-ins are welcome.

Use the Register Button on our event page to buy bingo cards – buy as many as you like (in groups of 6)

During each round of our Bingo Game that night you can play as many game cards as you like.

Prizes will be awarded. (We are currently looking for people and groups to sponsor our prizes – gift cards, and baskets are appreciated.)

There will be snacks and drinks available to purchase that night, and we are also having a pre-order bake sale – Who wants scones? (all other snacks and drinks can be purchased on site…)the pre-order form is on our event page to buy your scones online – we will deliver them on bingo night…

Tonight’s meeting was held on Zoom

Tonight’s meeting was held on Zoom

First – I want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s meeting. Your interest in our Chapter is very much appreciated.

We had 6 Chapter members present – 4 logged into zoom and 2 attended with Sion in his account – Thank you all for being there.

Guests were:
Jason Miller, Secretary-Landmark Lodge;
Jared C., Landmark Lodge;
Dad Ed Ghiglieri ,Advisor Dale Chapman Chapter;
Dad Carlos Crispin, Advisor Dale Chapman Chapter;
Dad John Bidoli, Chairman Dale Chapman Chapter Advisory Board;
Mom Sandra King, Chapter Advisor (Dad) Chapman Chapter Advisory Board
We had 11 logged into Zoom – so I missed someone on my list – I am sorry. Let me know and I will add your name..

Please note these upcoming events – we would love to see you!

  • Friday July 10 – Midnight is the deadline for Ritual competition entries.
  • Wednesday, July 15 – Practice at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 18 – Conclave 2020 streams online
  • Wednesday the 22nd  – Committee meetings at 6pm (before balloon fight)
  • Wednesday the 22nd  – Dinner (hotdogs) at 7pm – all are welcome
  • Wednesday the 22nd  at 7:30pm – Balloon fight with members of Landmark Lodge – and pour buckets of ice water on our Master Councilor depending on how much is donated for Alex’ Lemonade Stand.
  • Saturday July 25thBike ride – meet at 9am at Lake Beresford Park – Brothers from Landmark are joining us to ride to Blue Springs and back.
  • Wednesday July 29thAdvisors meeting at Shrine club to preview for Bingo
  • Friday July 31st – Bingo at the West Volusia Shrine Club – DeMolay arrive by 6:30 to setup.
    • Doors open at 7:30pm we hope to start playing by 8pm
    • Games can be purchased that night – $1 per game – play as many games at a time as you choose. (If you have prepaid for games – $5 bought 6 games – bring your tickets to redeem.)
    • Prizes will be gift wrapped packages selected from a table at the end of each game…
    • We will have a snack bar with food and beverage options
    • If you have pre-ordered Scones – you can pick them up at Bingo

Balloon fight

Balloon fight

We had some visitors from Landmark Lodge at our meeting last night.  They heard our report about our Bike ride and Balloon fight last month and wanted to come to the next one. 

So we turned around and invited them to come – and scheduled our balloon fight for July 22 at 7:30 pm.

Our regularly scheduled Committee meeting is supposed to be at 7:30 the same night – so we will hold it earlier that evening (6:30 instead of 7:30).

We are also extending an invitation to the Rainbow Girls, and anyone interested in DeMolay to come out and join us for fun and fellowship.

We will have hotdogs and lemonade for refreshments. We look forward to seeing all of you.

May Updates and Donation

Hello,

I hope that all of you have come through this COVID -19 quarantine period without too much stress and hardship. Our members have been holding online (Zoom) meetings once each month since the quarantine came to Florida.

The Grand Lodge of Florida is relaxing its restrictions on meetings as of June 1st and we will let you know as soon as Florida DeMolay confirms that we are allowed to begin meeting in person at the lodge again.

Last Sunday several of our members and 1 prospect went for a bike ride from Lake Beresford to Valentine Park and then we shared a picnic lunch before holding a water balloon fight and heading home. Everyone had a grand time and it was wonderful to see people in person again.

We have had a donation button on the front of our website for the last year or so. I am happy to report that we have received our first donation.

On May 15, 2020, we received an anonymous donation of $1.00. Paypal credited our account on May 25th. To our anonymous donor – Thank you, every penny helps! Our budget for each year, including Conclave and Mini-Conclave, runs close to $8000.

We are also still collecting for this year’s Florida DeMolay 5K to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand. – We will be collecting for this through the beginning of July. Please let Mom Sandy or one of our members know if you would like to make a donation…

We are pleased to announce the Florida DeMolay Virtual 5K for $5K!
Our SMC has selected Alex’s Lemonade Stand (https://www.alexslemonade.org) as his charity for this term. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
His goal is to raise at least $5,000 for this worthy charity! Let’s help this awesome cause!!!

fldemolay.org

May 15 we received a video from our Executive officer letting us know among other things that this year’s summer conclave has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I have embedded it below, in case you would like to watch and listen to him.