Awards for Senior DeMolays
This award encourages establishing new Chapters or reinstating forfeited Chapters. The individual chiefly responsible for organizing a new or reinstated Chapter may be recommended for the Zerubbabel Key. Up to 2 keys our granted for each new or reinstated Chapter.
Every nomination for the Zerubbabel Key must be approved by the Executive Officer of the jurisdiction in which the Chapter is located. The key should be awarded within one year of the institution of the Chapter. The Service and Leadership Center will send the recommendation form for the granting of the Zerubbabel Key.
Paul Zimmerman – Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr. Chapter
David Dietz – Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr. Chapter
Mark Hartz – Savage Chapter
Justin Osborne – Savage Chapter
Dennis Florian – George Fleming Moore Chapter
Edward Haraway – Bowie-Collingting Chapter
Rafael Rodriguez – Bowie-Collington Chapter
Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor is the highest honor conferred by DeMolay International. It’s conferred on a Senior DeMolay for outstanding leadership in some field of endeavor or for success in fraternal life, including adult service to DeMolay. Nominees must be over 25 years of age before January 15th of the nominating year.
No one may apply for this distinction, and a nominee, or the membership of a Chapter, must have no knowledge of the recommendation by the Advisory Council. Failure to observe secrecy in making this nomination subjects the nominee to penalty of not being considered.
Nomination forms are available from the Executive Officer. The nominations must be received by the Executive Officer’s deadline. Each year a nomination fee is established by the Grand Secretary. The fee covers processing and regalia, but does not include the ring available from the DeMolay and More Store. The fee is submitted with the completed nomination form to the Executive Officer.
If approved by the Executive Officer, the nomination will be referred to DeMolay International, whose unanimous vote is required to receive this honor.
Honorary Legion of Honor
DeMolay International may confer this honor on a Mason over 30 years of age who has performed unusual and meritorious service on behalf of DeMolay, or who has evidenced a spirit of cooperation and appreciation for the Order of DeMolay. He does not have to be a Senior DeMolay. No one may apply for this distinction.
Nominations for the Honorary Legion of Honor are handled in the same manner as Legion of Honor nominations. A ring is also available.
Degree of Chevalier
In addition to active DeMolays the Degree of Chevalier also may be granted to a Senior DeMolay. The Degree is a citation for outstanding and marked DeMolay activity and labor. The Senior DeMolay nominee must have Executive Officer approval, on January 15th of the year nominated, and have been a member in good standing for at least two years (combined active and senior DeMolay service) as of that date.
The degree cannot be applied for, and the nomination is made without the knowledge of the Senior DeMolay to be honored. The unanimous vote of DeMolay International at its regular Session is required to elect a nominee.
Recommendations are made by Advisory Councils to the Executive Officer of the jurisdiction. Nomination forms are available from the Executive Officer. The nominations must be received by the Executive Officer’s deadline. Each year a nomination fee is established by the Grand Secretary. The fee covers processing and regalia. Submit fee with completed nomination form to the Executive Officer. The investiture ceremony must take place within one year from the date of election.