Our web site is a great way to gather all the brethren from different chapters, keep members informed, and attract a broader
audience by introducing ourselves to the community. We'll use this site to inform people about our organization, share ideas,
and organize events and activities.
About a hundred miles from Tucson, Arizona, a lonely prospector has lighted each night a lantern
atop a long pole to guide those who might go astray upon the desert waste. No one has asked him to this service these many
years, but undoubtedly a sense of duty for his fellows, has made him do his bit in this wasteland.
DeMolay chapter lights its beacon upon a hilltop to aid those who might come within the beneficence of its rays, for the purpose
only of pleasure or personal gain, then you and your chapter have failed to catch the vision of real service. If your group
is not adding intellectual force to the individual as well as to the community, then your structure is builded on sand and
the foundation will surely crumble.
If DeMolay is merely a lodge in your community, a miniature dancing academy
or a place where only fun abounds, then you and your colleagues have failed to catch the vision. The beacon lights of DeMolay
upon a thousand hilltops throughout this nation must lead young men to higher ideals and greater service to their fellows
that they may be worthy of a priceless heritage.
I hope that you have that vision. The Order of DeMolay is
not a lodge nor is it a fraternity, except by way of a confederated youth. It is not an asylum for the mental defective, a
reformatory, or the drawing room of a nation. It is a semi-educational and benevolent society striving to arouse into action
the future leaders of the world.
This Movement has enjoyed the blessings of Divine Providence: it has developed
in a period of a few years from a few boys into the third largest youth movement in the world. I am not fanatically religious
but i can say that Divine Power has manifested itself so often in the molding of this Movement, that I come to the realization
that God is performing His miracles today among men and institutions as He did centuries ago.
We who are entrusted
with this duty, and he who wears the emblem of this society, must become profoundly aware of the nearness of Him who brings
to successful conclusion, our duties, our tasks, and our happiness. God is the keystone of our structure and in Him is all
power to aid us as an institution or as an individual.
DeMolay now is in the laboratory; it is being tried
by test tube and standard, to discover its weaknesses and to fortify its strength, Every DeMolay, every chapter, and every
man, who has the interest of this organization at heart, must show by his actions and by his leadership of others, that the
Order of DeMolay is truly a brotherhood of exceptional service. Are you doing your part in the crusade?
are the words of Frank S. Land spoken over 60 years ago. They are as appropriate now as they were then.
The Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4, NCR provided Senior DeMolays with an opportunity to remain
involved with DeMolay. It also extends the bonds of fraternalism throughout their lifetimes.
Membership in the
Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4, NCR is open to any Senior DeMolays who believes in the future of DeMolay. Escudo DeMolay
Alumni Chapter No. 4, NCR assist chapters and reinforce the concept that membership in DeMolay is a lifetime opportunity.
Now more than ever, the Order of DeMolay depends on the support and leadership of alumni. As the Order faces the
challenges of the future, the leadership of Senior DeMolays will become increasingly important.
The Escudo DeMolay
Alumni Chapter No. 4, NCR has become the vehicle for alumni involvement and leadership for over 100 life members. As one of
the official organization of Senior DeMolays, Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4, NCR offers a special way to lend support
to the mission, purpose, and principles of the Order of DeMolay.
DeMolay has made a significant impact on the
lives of thousands of young men, and in turn, they have responded by significantly adding to our quality of life through their
professional and career accomplishments. They have brought honor to themselves and to the Order of DeMolay.
of prominent Senior DeMolays includes astronauts, governors, members of Congress, generals, inventors, entertainers, ambassadors,
writers, athletes, major corporation executives, businessmen, and a President of the United States.