2020 Strategic Plan

Northern California DeMolay builds  strong chapters and prepares DeMolays to lead with character and personal responsibility.  As a youth-led, adult-advised organization, young men learn to plan, organize, and facilitate their own activities and programs by employing practical and hand-on experience. Chapters and members take part in a wide range of activities including leadership trainings,  ritual and public speaking  tournaments, community service events, social gatherings, and athletic competitions. Northern California DeMolay gives fun, friendships, and life changing experiences to its members.

Throughout 2016, Northern California DeMolay conducted a self-evaluation of its members, chapters, and jurisdiction operations and programs. This work resulted in the creation of four focus areas: Character Development, Leadership Training, Relationship Building and Governance and Administration.

Key Initiatives

Character Development
Engagement of DeMolays in ritual, facilitated discussions, and mentoring designed to deepen members’ knowledge and  application of the values of DeMolay, which results in understanding  community needs and  developing youth-led responses.

Relationship Building
Creation of an environment that welcomes new members, parents, and advisors to the Order, which is fostered by providing positive and robust experiences for everyone, offering new opportunities for younger boys, and nurturing life-long friendships.

Leadership Training
Instruction and hands-on experiences that teach planning, project management, public speaking, responsibility, and teamwork.

Governance & Administration
Adoption of policies and best practices that create transparent and efficient operation of chapters and the jurisdiction, which includes having jurisdiction leaders available to assist chapters, a comprehensive communication plan, and education for all advisors.