DeMolay is the premier youth leadership organization building young men of character and dedicated to making young men better people and leaders. Providing a program based on timeless principles and practical experience, DeMolay strives to not only create the extraordinary leader, but a leader of character. DeMolays hold themselves to a higher moral standard, striving to constantly improve and be better each and every day.
Each DeMolay Chapter across the globe has the same leadership structure. Three youth members are elected to serve as the “Councilors” or President, Vice President, and Second Vice President. They are mentored by the Advisory Council, a group of adults who have been certified by DeMolay International to provide guidance to the young men of DeMolay.
The youth leader of a DeMolay Chapter is the Master Councilor. He serves as the president of the body, facilitating meetings and overseeing the activities of the chapter. He is mentored by the Advisory Board, who appoints one key advisor to serve as the “Chapter Advisor” that speaks for the Advisory Council in front of the chapter. Each chapter plans and promotes their own activities, but has the opportunity to participate in regional events that are organized by the State/Jurisdiction of which a chapter resides.
Division and Jurisdictional Leaders
DeMolays also have the opportunity to run for office at the Divisional and Jurisdictional levels to gain even more leadership experience. There are five different regional division in Northern California – Bay Area, Delta, Redwood Empire, Superior and Valley. Each division is led by a divisional Master Councilor, Senior Councilor, Junior Councilor, Sweetheart and Princess. These positions are elected by the members of the Chapters that make up that division. Divisions are responsible for assisting their Chapters and planning a variety of activities.
Above the divisions, the Jurisdictional officers are the elected officers for the entire Northern California DeMolay Association (NCDA). They plan and lead a variety of activities for all members of Northern California DeMolay to participate in.
Other Leadership Programs
Northern California DeMolay provides a variety of programs to help young men develop their leadership skills.