Elias Light Chapter No. 33216
This is a youth leadership training program. As such the young men learn to plan and execute their program under the guidance and supervision of a qualified advisor team. Programs include fun activities, service activities, ritual presentations to other organizations, and ritualistically structured meetings.
We are sponsored by Oneonta Lodge No. 466, F&AM and Cobleskill Lodge No. 394, F&AM. Our Letters Temporary were presented by M∴W∴ James E. Sullivan, Grand Master of Masons in NY, on August 3, 2013. The Letters are dated July 15, 2013. Our first meeting was on October 2, 2013.
We are actively seeking young men to be distinguished as charter members. Please contact us at EliasLightDeMolay at gmail.com if you are interested.
Elias Light was the charter master of Oneonta Lodge.
DeMolay was started almost 90 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri. Today there are approximately 1000 chapters in the United States. DeMolay has become International with Chapters in eight foreign countries. DeMolay International is the largest fraternal organization of young men in the world. It is an association of young men 12 to 21 years of age who are seeking to better themselves by learning leadership skills and practicing civic responsibility.
There have been more than a million young men who have been members of DeMolay. Alumni members (over age 21) of DeMolay include John Wayne, Dan Rather, Willard Scott, Walter Cronkite, and countless others who have gone on to some form of greatness. DeMolay’s alumni include U.S. Senators, State Governors, U.S. Astronauts, Professional Athletes, and Chairmen of major U.S. corporations.
DeMolay is dedicated to providing a positive, moral environment in an organization structure which allows young men to govern and direct their own activities under the “advisorship” of adults. The organization develops leadership skills and character within its members. It also helps members develop personal, family, and civic responsibility.
DeMolay provides young men the opportunity to practice leadership techniques and the real world application of the same through its chapter settings. The organization assists young men in growing into responsible adults with good moral character, and provides them with a place to go, have fun, companionship, be accepted by peers, and develop social skills.