Anyone who has been around DeMolay for some time will recognize this line. It was the battle cry of Past Grand Master Keith Klein, who assured us that the DeMolay program does one thing better than any other - build character. He was (and still is) passionate about this message, which rings just as true today as it did five years ago.
Recently, I received an email from "Dad" Peter Brusoe, Chief Operating Officer of Nation's Capital DeMolay. He was at a recent Chapter meeting for Tenleytown - Chevy Chase Chapter and they had some interesting discussions on current issues. He writes:
"We talked about SOPA. It was agreed that it was bad. I asked the Chapter "What about downloading music for free, is that consistent with DeMolay values?" The MC stood up and said "No, it's not, we took an obligation to obey the laws, and though it is easy to do, we as DeMolays should not do it."
Why not close each Chapter meeting with a short discussion on a current event? That kind of open and free debate can spark important conversations and help each DeMolay build character. In turn, the organization is building better men.
Frat ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony