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A Worthwhile Fellowship with Alberta Filipino DeMolay and the Grand Masters

The spirit of brotherhood and the pursuit of excellence are the hallmarks of the DeMolay International, a fraternity dedicated to teaching young men the principles of good citizenship and leadership. Recently, an exceptional gathering brought together members of the Alberta Filipino DeMolay with the respected leaders Grand Master Raymund Joseph Ian “Raji” O. Mendoza from DeMolay Philippines and Grand Master James Plamondon from DeMolay Canada. This fellowship was not only a testament to the enduring values of DeMolay but also an opportunity to bridge cultures and strengthen international ties.

The event was a harmonious blend of tradition and camaraderie. The Alberta Filipino DeMolay, with their rich heritage and commitment to the DeMolay principles, were the perfect hosts for an occasion that celebrated the unity of the fraternity across borders. The presence of the Grand Masters added a sense of gravitas and honor, underscoring the significance of the gathering.

  1. Sharing of Experiences: Members exchanged stories of their journeys within DeMolay, highlighting the impact of the fraternity on their personal and professional lives. The Grand Masters shared insights from their leadership roles, offering wisdom that resonated with all in attendance.
  2. Cultural Exchange: The event was a vibrant display of Filipino and Canadian cultures. Traditional cuisine were showcased, creating an atmosphere of inclusivity and mutual respect.
  3. Strategic Planning: Discussions on the future of DeMolay in both Philippines and Canada took place. Ideas were exchanged on how to attract new members, engage with the community, and adapt to the changing world while staying true to the core values of the fraternity.

The fellowship with the Alberta Filipino DeMolay and the Grand Masters of both DeMolay Philippines and Canada was a resounding success. It served as a reminder of the power of unity and the importance of nurturing the next generation of leaders. As the members of DeMolay continue to uphold the values of friendship, faithfulness, and fervor, events like these ensure that the spirit of the fraternity remains alive and well.

Moving forward, the bonds formed during this gathering will undoubtedly lead to collaborative efforts that will benefit DeMolay chapters worldwide. The shared commitment to excellence and the exchange of cultural and leadership insights will inspire members to strive for greatness in all their endeavors.

In the spirit of true DeMolay fellowship, this event was more than just a meeting; it was a celebration of brotherhood, a catalyst for growth, and a beacon of hope for the future.

Photos by: Bro. Aries Fabian
Written by: Bro. John Louie Marfil, Chev., LOH, Filipino DeMolay Singapore DAC #46, PP