In DeMolay we spend a lot of time talking to members and advisors about getting out into their communities and getting DeMolay to become more recognized. It's often discussed that we should try to get on TV, appear in newspapers, and canvas our local communities with our name. This is all well and good, but sometimes just doing the right thing will get you farther than any of the above methods.
This is exactly what happened at Pilgrim Chapter. The young men and their advisors recently attended a Swatara Township meeting to receive a proclamation for DeMolay Month. Due to some other issues in the community, there were several news agencies present reporting on the meeting. One of the reporters, seeing several well dressed young men, wearing their Chapter shirts, approached the group for more information. After a quick discussion, the reporter took a snap shot and did a write up about Pilgrim in the local paper (which is available below.)
So, by simply participating in DeMolay Month, the Chapter ended up with some great publicity. This goes to show that sometimes you just have to show up!
Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony
Special thanks to "Mom" Jan Harms, Chapter Advisor for Pilgrim Chapter, for supplying the information.