We had an interesting shake up in the town of Speedway's #RelayForLife standings as Speedway DeMolay is now at the top of the team standings along with being the sole representative of DeMolay International which is the top company. Elsewhere Speedway DeMolay has also topped the list for DeMolay International as well and the town of Speedway event leads DI standings. Thank you for your support.
Wednesay May 24th, Speedway visited Joseph A. Batchelor Chapter in Bloomington. Congratulations to Jacob Metzger who was elected MC and Clarke Robertson who was elected SC of JAB Chapter. Afterwards we visited the legendary MOTHER BEARS PIZZA in Bloomington where we hooked up with Brother Matt Mallard who is working on his Masters Degree at Indiana University.
Tuesday May 23rd, Speedway had the opportunity to visit our brothers at Edmund Burke Ball Chapter in Muncie. Afterwards we had some terrific pizza and some brotherhood with our brothers from Deleware County.
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.
Yorkrite Chapter of Columbus Indiana visited Speedway for our May 17th Stated Meeting and claimed the Hoosier Hammer, the venerable traveling trophy that has been traveling the state of Indiana for over 60 years. Yorkrite SC Bryce Tekulve lead the contingent that included five DeMolays and three advisors.
Speedway DeMolay had its annual visit to Pole Day for the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 21st. What started out as a rainy day turned perfect for qualifications as Scott Dixon won his third pole and F1 World Champion Fernando Alonzo qualified in the middle of the second role. Once again Speedway DeMolay will be providing parking for the Indy 500 which will take place Sunday, May 28th.
Nine DeMolays and 2 advisors from Speedway DeMolay visited Farrell A. Patrick Chapter on Thursday May 18th and supported their initiation of Logan who attends Mount Vernon Middle School. Speedway PMC-MSA and Indiana State Scribe Treasurer Josh Mackey presided for the Initiatory Degree, Speedway PMC-MSA and State Junior Councilor Alan Condre presided for the DeMolay Degree and Speedway PMC-MSA and State Master Councilor Jake Vermeulen delivered the Flower Talk.
Speedway DeMolay and Past Heartland Flower Talk Champion Jake Letts is performing the role he was born to portray this weekend as he stars in the Carmel HS Production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA which took place May 11-13, 2017.
Speedway DeMolay held a BBQ fundraiser March 13th for Relay For Life that had Indy 500 Legend Paul Page sharing some wonderful and motivating stories. This along with a silent auction bake sale that we partnered with the Tarum Court of the Ladies Oriental Shrine netted over $1000 for Speedway DeMolays Relay For Life team In attendance were numerous officers of the Indiana Grand Lodge of Freemasons including Grand Master Carey B. Carter who will be passing on the gavel this Wednesday so this may have been his last lodge visit as GM.
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.
A fraternity of leadership.
Speedway Scribe Noah Barnes made it 11 in a row for Speedway DeMolay when it was announced Wednesday that he earned the Past Master Councilors Meritorious Service Award. While the PMC-MSA is an award that takes the whole chapter to earn, it takes a leader such as Noah to keep the chapter focused on reaching its goals.
It was a redoubtable evening of brotherhood in Speedway, as we birthed 3 DeMolay careers via the timeless lessons of the Initiatory & DeMolay Degrees. Welcome to new brothers Nicolas Petrovich and Charles Learned along with Gavin from Indianapolis Chapter.
After the initiation, Speedway DeMolay Community Service Advisor Mathew Bryant presented a check to the Chapters Relay For Life Team, encouraging our members to seek out support from friends and family to help reach our goal for The American Cancer Society.
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.