Conner Stanley Gibbons of Meridian, Idaho has been installed as the State Master Councilor of Idaho Chapter, Order of DeMolay.
Wil Everly Past State Master Councilor of the Idaho State Chapter installed Gibbons. This 65th annual installation of officers was held March 31 at the Boise Convention Center.
In his position as State Master Councilor, Gibbons is the presiding officer and head of the Idaho State DeMolay Chapter. The title of “Master Councilor,” instead of “President,” reflects the Masonic/DeMolay tradition of using ceremonies and titles from the stonemasons of the Middle Ages. When the great cathedrals of Europe were being built, the Mason in charge of a building site was referred to as a “master of the work.”
Other officers installed during the ceremony were Juan Martinez, State Senior Councilor; Austin Drefs, State Junior Councilor; Keírre Bray, State Sweetheart.
The DeMolay fraternity is the premier and most widely prestigious youth organization in the world dedicated to teaching young men between 12 to 21 years of age to be better persons and leaders. DeMolay members learn leadership skills, public speaking, time management and financial management. In addition to these skills, DeMolay also offers an expansive social and athletic program with the opportunity for civic awareness, responsibility and character development through a variety of self-directed, real world applications and activities.
Numerous young men in the United States actively participate in DeMolay chapters today, well over one million men have benefited from the DeMolay program, and experience since it was founded in 1919. There have been Senior DeMolays that have achieved greatness and fame as Astronauts, Presidents, U.S. Senators, Governors, business leaders and successful community minded citizens.
Idaho is fortunate to have active DeMolay Chapters with over 150 members that work with the officers and members of the Masonic Lodge/families in the state to build a better and promising future for mankind.
General information is available about Idaho Demolay at www.idahodemolay.org. For local information, contact www.treasurevalleydemolay.webs.com/.