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When do we meet?
Clayton Chapter, Order of DeMolay, meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM.
Where do we meet?
We are sponsored by Hampton Lodge # 70 and Meridian Sun Lodge # 26. We normally meet in the Hampton Lodge building located at 34 McDonough Street in Hampton, Georgia; but on the 1st Thursday of every quarter, we meet in the Meridian Sun Lodge building located on Zebulon Road at Wesley Drive in Griffin (Hwy 155). 
How are we governed?
Each Chapter is charted and governed by the Rules of DeMolay International, located in Kansas City, Missouri. We are also governed by the Rules of Georgia DeMolay, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Finally, we have adopted by parliamentary procedure a set of bylaws that govern our meetings, dues, standing committees, etc.
Is there adult supervision?
Yes. Each Chapter has an Advisory Council consisting of three or more adult males that are 21 years of age or older that review our actions for conformity with the rules and statutes governing DeMolay. DeMolay International carefully screens these adults and provides them with extensive training before they are approved as an Advisor to sit on the Advisory Council. They offer guidance and advice and help provide a safe and wholesome atmosphere for us. The liaison between the Chapter and the Advisory Council is called the Chapter Advisor or Chapter Dad. He sits in on all our meetings. Here at Clayton Chapter, most of our Advisors have sons that are DeMolay members.
Whose in charge?
Dad Land, our founder, felt that if young men were given good principles to guide them, wholesome advice from adult role models and a safe environment to carry out their activities, they would develop good leadership and social skills on their own. We elect officers and plan our own activities with only occasional guidance of our Advisors. We Generally follow activity guidelines developed by DeMolay International but we have lots of flexibility to make our activities meaningful to us.
Can parents participate?
Of course! They help us with our fund raisers and, more importantly, they feed us at our meetings! Our parents are encouraged to join the Parent's Club. It meets on the same nights as we do in a different part of the lodge building.
How long are the meetings?
Meetings normally last about 1 to 2 hours depending on how much business we have to conduct.
How are our meetings conducted?
The business of the Chapter, Advisory Council and Parent's Club is conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order. All actions are subject to the Rules of DeMolay International, Georgia DeMolay and Clayton Chapter's Bylaws.
How old do I have to be to join?
Young men 13 to 21 may join. You may join at the age of 12 if you have completed the 7th grade.
How can I join or find out more?
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