GM Mendoza Meets DeMolay Leader Dad Mac Jr.


On June 29, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois, a notable event united distinguished members of the DeMolay community. It was here that Honorable Grand Master Raymund Joseph Ian “Raji” O. Mendoza had the honor of encountering Right Worshipful Macario “Jun” Ramos Jr., 33°. This unforgettable meeting occurred amidst an installation ceremony in the historic and culturally rich city of Chicago.

Jun Ramos, affectionately known as Dad Mac Jr. within the DeMolay circles, holds a distinguished lineage as the son of Dad Macario R. Ramos Sr., who was the Founding Grand Master of the Supreme Council of the Order of DeMolay. The Order of DeMolay, with its motto “Portals of Our Youth in Raising Better Men,” is a fraternity dedicated to teaching young men the principles of good citizenship and leadership.

The meeting between Grand Master Mendoza and Dad Mac Jr. was a momentous occasion that symbolized the continuity and strength of the DeMolay legacy. It was a testament to the enduring values and principles that the organization instills in its members, values that have been passed down through generations.

This event in Chicago not only marked an important milestone for the individuals involved but also for the DeMolay community at large. It served as a reminder of the organization’s commitment to fostering the growth and development of young men into responsible and upstanding citizens.

As the Order of DeMolay continues to evolve and adapt to the changing times, the meeting between Grand Master Mendoza and Dad Mac Jr. stands as a beacon of hope and a promise for the future. It is a clear indication that the spirit of DeMolay is alive and well, with leaders like these at the helm, guiding the youth through the portals of their youth to become better men.

The encounter between Honorable Grand Master Raji O. Mendoza and Right Worshipful Dad Mac Jr. in Chicago was more than just a meeting; it was a celebration of the DeMolay heritage and a reaffirmation of the organization’s mission to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

Credits to: DeMolay Philippines FB
Edited by: Bro. John Louie Marfil, Chev., LOH, Filipino DeMolay Singapore DAC #46, PP