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DeMolay Advisor Training

             The Montana Chapter of DeMolay
          conducted a special Advisor Training course
          on April 27 &28 in Bozeman. Director
          of Jurisdictional Services & Training
          presentation Franc “Dynamite” Norstrom’s
          focus was on the new “Belief Based Marketing”
          concept. The central feature of this was:            We are ONE TEAM, with ONE PURPOSE. We
              “We believe that everyone has untold potential;   believe that everyone has untold potential; therefore,
           Therefore DeMolay provides opportunities to         DeMolay provides a safe environment to develop
           develop character and leadership skills through     thoughtful and caring leaders.
           practice and example in a safe; empowering
           environment.”                                          We have given ourselves a goal for positive growth
                                                               the second half of 2014.   We have challenged ourselves
              You can go to YouTube and search for  DeMolay    to have double digit initiations at 2 events in May and
          Leadership Conference 8/10 Belief Based Marketing    June.  We will be having our first State Wide Initiation
          and view a past presentation.                        at our annual Sweet Retreat on May 24th in Fairmont
                                                               Hot Springs.  The second will be at Grand Lodge in
            Attending the weekend training were several        Polson on June 27th.  We are confident we can make
          DeMolay Advisors, the State DeMolay Executive Staff   each of these initiations a glorious success.
          and three Grand Lodge Officers: Brian Murphy, R. W.
          Senior Grand Warden; Reid Gardiner, R. W. Grand         We are very excited for the future of DeMolay,
          Secretary and Lewie Fletcher, W. Grand Marshal, who   and we plan on making this Advisor Summit an
          have all had experience helping Montana DeMolay.     annual event to give our advisors an opportunity to
                                                               come together and share their ideas, as One Team of
             This weekend marked our first annual DeMolay      Montana DeMolay Advisors. We hope all Mason’s
          Advisor Summit.   This weekend was centered around   of Montana can take some time to attend some
          advisors from all across Montana getting together to   local meetings and see what we do for this amazing
          learn and brainstorm new ideas that will help sling   organization.
          shot Montana DeMolay to the next level.
                                                                  Those attending the Advisor Training included:
             The main guest speaker was Brother Frank          Sam Whitehead (3,105); Jade Allen; Shawn Ratchford
          Nordstrom, from the DeMolay International            (3); J.D. Olson (105); Trever Howard (29); Dan
          Headquarters in Kansas City, MO. He brought some     Massey (149); Keith Olsen (105); Mark Carlson (44);
          amazing tools and ideas that most of us who attended   Chris Wilhelm; Josh Williams (6); Jauquin Burkhart;
          had never heard before.                                                          Michael Welton (29);
          Each and every advisor                                                           David Subik (22); Nick
          who attended walked away                                                         Combs (6); Heather
          feeling   motivated    and                                                       Combs; josh Olsen (105);
          inspired on ways to gain                                                         Ted    Williams(1,6,18);
          membership, keep our                                                             Wilson Raska (18) and
          existing boys interested                                                         Lance Averett (90).
          and get our name out into
          our local communities.

             With these new tools
          and ideas, we all believe
          that we are no longer
          separate chapters, with separate advisory boards,    DeMolay/Rainbow Girls, Sweet Retreat, May 24th
          under the umbrella of the Jurisdiction of Montana.   at Fairmont Hot Springs!
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