A fraternity of leadership.
(09.20.2020)Sunday we were at Speedway's Leonard Park, taking one last shot at hitting the $10,000 fundraising mark in the fight against cancer. Thanks to everyone who has helped us to raise $8,442.61 so far for Relay for Life, to lead all fundraising groups in Speedway!
One of the many reasons we do Relay for Life in our Chapter is because of all the friends we know that are affected by cancer. One such example is Nick Dalton, a friend of the Chapter who is making great progress in his fight against cancer. We do Relay because of friends like Nick, and we hope you will join us in supporting him and so many others who are working hard to kick cancer's butt.
Thanks to Dad Mat & Mom Diana Bryant for making yet another great contribution to our Relay for Life effort.
If you'd like to help put us over the top, please make a donation of any amount by clicking here.
(07.22.2020) Wednesday we donated the leftover items from our recent Relay for Life garage sale to Goodwill, then we headed over to Leonard Park for a friendly game of kickball.
(08.24.2020) Noble Lodge is meeting temporarily at Speedway Lodge, and it was our pleasure to provide dinner before their stated meeting Monday night. Thanks to Worshipful Master Dad Greg Jordan, PSMC, for his kind words to us during this fun Masonic service activity.
(09.05.2020) Great time playing paintball Saturday at Indy Acres! Welcome Steven, Mason and Thomas!
(08.05.2020) Wednesday with an abundance of caution the decision was made by MC Owen and supported by the Advisors to have a virtual meeting in Mom Dee's Zoom Room in place of our Stated Meeting.
The reason is our members are heading back to school and we have already had a COVID-19 positive of another student at one of our schools causing one of our members to now be in a 14 day quarantine.
To support our efforts to donate $10K to The American Cancer Society.
(08.13.2020) Turbo Booster Club Activities Postponed to 2021
As sad as it is that the Indianapolis 500 made the decision to close the stands/suites to fans. We acknowledge and appreciate that it is for safety reasons due to the CoVid-19 outbreak and all of the uncertainty associated with the ongoing pandemic. We are thankful that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is putting fan health and safety first and foremost!
In discussions with IMS, we have moved our inaugural event to May 2021. Anyone who has already paid the membership fee will have the option to either let that fee carry over to May of 2021, get a refund in full or make a donation to the Chapter. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you decide!
We want to assure you that this does NOT put an end to the Speedway DeMolay Turbo Booster Club in any way, shape or form. This will be an ongoing vehicle for those who wish to support the Chapter in a special way. Helmed by Speedway Advisor Mom Dee Alderman, the Turbo Booster Club supports the mission of Speedway DeMolay in the tradition of school band or little league booster clubs. The Club consists of advisors, parents and other adults who would like to contribute to the financial support of the Speedway DeMolay Chapter, which is part of DeMolay International.
Speedway DeMolay travels thousands of miles a year supporting DeMolay, including competing in national ritual tournaments in Texas, Pennsylvania and across the Midwest. The Turbo Boosters will contribute not only when the Chapter travels but also will fund a scholarship for members of the Chapter and will show support with suits and other random expenses that a very busy youth group incurs.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Club for future consideration may go to www.speedwaydemolay.org.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
President, Speedway DeMolay Turbo Booster Club
(08.26.2020) Congratulations to Speedway DeMolay Advisory Council Chairman Eric Vermeulen who was elected to receive the Scottish Rite 33rd Degree.
Dad Eric is a Past Master of Frank S. Land Lodge #758, is a Past President of the Murat Shrine DeMolay Unit, and is currently serving in the Rose Croix Line of the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite. He is also a member of Indiana DeMolay’s Grant-Hamill Foundation Board of Directors, and is a Deputy Member Of DeMolay International.
(09.03.2020) Congratulations to Speedway DeMolay Advisory Council Chairman Dad Eric Vermeulen who was elected In May and due to the COVID-19 lockdown installed Wednesday night as the 68th Most Wise Master of Indianapolis Chapter of Rose Croix for the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.
The Scottish Rite is an appendant body of the Masonic Fraternity. It consists of two major Jurisdictions in the United States, and other major Jurisdictions in countries around the world. The Valley of Indianapolis was chartered by the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, in 1863.
Valleys of the Scottish Rite confer the 4th through the 32nd degrees upon a Master Mason desirous of continuing his Masonic education. 32nd Degree Freemasons believe in personal honor, principle, moral, and ethical behavior, and setting a good example. We believe that character does matter.
The Valley of Indianapolis hosts numerous events for members and their guests and has an extensive charitable outreach, including sponsoring a learning center for dyslexic children.
The Indianapolis Chapter of Rose Croix was organized in March 1865 and chartered in Indianapolis on May 19, 1865. The Chapter has control over and power to confer the 17th Knight of the East and West along with the 18th Knight of the Rose Croix of Heredom.
(09.16.2020) Congratulations to Steel City Chapter for their initiation Wednesday that gained two new Brothers for Indiana DeMolay. Assisting in their roles as State Officers were Speedway PMC-MSA’s and Indiana SMC Griffin V. SSC-T Devon A. along with current MC and SJD Owen V.
With our MC in Chicagoland at the initiation, Speedway SC Gage B. stepped up to open and preside as MC at our Stated Meeting!
A great night of brotherhood across the state!
DeMolay based on timeless principles and practical, "hands on" experience. Members develop civic awareness through community service projects, personal responsibility by planning and executing their own activities, and gain self-confidence through leadership and public speaking.
(09.19.2020) Sunday “Team DeMolay” will be having a Relay For Life Game-A-Thon at Leonard Park, a short walk from Speedway Masonic Lodge No 500 F & AM.
We are over 75% towards reaching our goal of $10,000 for the American Cancer Society through our @SpeedwayRelay For Life Team.
Please click clear here to support our team’s efforts!
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(08.20.2020) At our Stated Meeting Wednesday Brothers Thomas B. & Samuel J. received their "Lamp Of Knowledge" pins for completing the Leadership Correspondence Course. In addition to the pins Dad Brian Figeruido also presented the guys with some vintage games!
(09.04.2020) Through the years, Speedway Lodge 500 has been the greatest sponsoring body anyone could ask for, and it was our pleasure to provide dinner before their stated meeting Thursday night. Thanks to Worshipful Master Tony Hamlin and all his officers for their strong support during what has been a tough year for everyone.
relay for life
Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer either through their own personal battle or through the battle of someone they love. We participate in Relay For Life because we know we are making a difference in the fight to end cancer by raising funds and cancer awareness.
Speedway DeMolay is open to young men 12 years and older who have a belief in a Supreme Being and be of good character. It is a community-based international organization which emphasizes leadership skills and character-building within a program of social, sports, and community service activities.
(09.07.2020) Saturday we were at Western Bowl in Indianapolis enjoying the 5th Annual Speedway DeMolay Labor Day Bowl-a-thon!
(09.05.2020) It was great to get back to business Saturday, as we served as guinea pigs for the state's new pandemic-era initiation guidelines. Welcome to Brothers Thomas, Mason and Steven!
(08.12.2020) It was time for a virtual "House Party" Wednesday night as we went online for a night of fun and games!
(08.26.2020) Wednesday we had an absolute blast peddle boating on the Downtown Canal as we celebrate SMC Griffin V's birthday!
(07.29.2020) MC Owen lead a "Ritual 101" class, Wednesday night, that covered the basics of opening and closing a chapter.
(08.22.2020) We had a fantastic time Saturday at Rascal’s Fun Zone in Whiteland with our crew of 22, including 11 DeMolays and 8 prospects!
(09.02.2020) Wednesday we had our chapter elections and in our COVID-19 world, the current elected line was unanimously re-elected.
Congratulations to Brother Owen V. who was elected MC, Brother Gage B. who was elected SC, Brother Ryan A. who was elected JC along with Brother Joshua H. who was elected SD.