It’s that time of the year again and DeMolay International Rush Month is upon us!
For those of you who do not remember Rush month last year it was definitely a huge success when it comes to promoting DeMolay through the use of social media. This year DeMolay International has expanded Rush Month to bring greater results. So here we are going to explain all the things you need to know about Rush Month 2017!
November is known as Membership month, promoting membership growth throughout the jurisdictions of DeMolay International. During November remember to wear your DeMolay gear every Tuesday and post it on social media with the hashtag #LivingDeMolay. Many DeMolay’s and DeMolay supporters around the world help promote DeMolay through this popular use of social media so it’s definitely recommended that all members participate!
Also in November there is one week and a weekend dedicated to helping promote and grow DeMolay and to get more involvement out of Rush Month itself.
Precept Week is from Nov 5 – Nov 11 and focuses on the 7 cardinal virtues of our order. Each day members will post #LivingDeMolay and talk about whatever virtue is accompanied by the certain day. Filial Love, Reverence for sacred things, courtesy, comradeship, fidelity, cleanness, and patriotism should always be thought about in our daily lives and Rush Month hopes to embrace that.
Brotherhood Week is from Nov 17 – Nov 19 which members should use as an opportunity to hold any events that may be promoting membership for their chapters. DeMolay International recommends events like open houses, lock-ins or any other events which prospects would be invited to. So plan for your chapter if you haven’t already and invite all of your friends to whatever event you decide to do!
There are also prizes for the members who first line sign new members within the month of November and are as follow:
- 1 member signed: Unique DeMolay Sticker
- 3 members signed: Special Rush Month T-Shirt
- 5 members signed: Personal Call with the Congress Officers and $15 of at shopdemolay.org
Also following Rush Month in November is Retention Month in December which will focus on retaining the members who have joined during Rush Month. DeMolay International is having a contest between Chapters rather than jurisdictions and goes as follows:
The Chapter who had members join in November and has the highest percentage of those young men return to the next meeting in December, will receive $300 to use toward membership programs!
Nebraska DeMolay wishes all the chapters throughout the state luck with this year’s Rush Month and if you have any questions please feel free to ask your advisors or anyone on the state staff.
Find full information from the 51st Congress about Rush Month here!