On Oct. 17, Northern California DeMolay organized a special event in honor of Most Worshipful M. David Perry.
The Masonic youth order for young men, ages 12-21, sponsored a membership class for 23 new DeMolays. During the ceremony, candidates received the Initiatory Degree and DeMolay Degree, and witnessed a performance of the Flower Talk. Levi Pivoda, master councilor of the Northern California DeMolay Association, led the ceremonies, assisted by officers and DeMolays from 16 Northern California chapters.
Honoring Grand Lodge Leaders
Executive Officer of Northern California DeMolay Mike A. Salazar announced that Perry has been selected to receive the DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor. This honor recognizes Perry’s enduring commitment to DeMolay, both as an advisor of Napa Chapter, and during his terms as a Grand Lodge officer, from serving as assistant grand lecturer through grand master. The award will be invested on Jan. 31, 2016 in Siminoff Lodge, at the Masonic Home at Union City.
The day’s events also included presentation and collaring of two new honorary members of the International Supreme Council of DeMolay – Grand Secretary Allan L. Casalou and Past Grand Master Frederick L. Sorsabal. They will serve DeMolay International in an advisory role, while holding this honorary membership.
Welcoming New Youth Leaders
At the conclusion of these ceremonies, Northern California DeMolay held its annual meeting to elect officers for 2015-2016. Elected to serve are:
· Master Councilor – Jake Eres
· Senior Councilor – Tristan Hance
· Junior Councilor – Donnie Riddle
· Sweetheart – Amy Conyers
· Princess – Gianna Pickett
These new officers will be installed at the Northern California DeMolay Convention, held Nov. 27-29, in Sacramento.
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