New York DeMolay

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New York DeMolay

State Executive Committee

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State Master Councilor

Brother Kevin Bartels


Kevin joined DeMolay in May 2011 as a member of The Knights of Antiquity Chapter which meets in Brentwood, NY. He has served as Chaplin, Jr. Councilor, Sr. Councilor, Master Councilor and Treasurer of the Chapter. He was installed as Master Councilor for his Chapter in December 2012. In August 2014, he was elected to the position of State Senior Councilor. In August 2015, he was elected to the position of Deputy State Master Councilor. In July 2016, Kevin was elected to the position of State Master Councilor. He has received his Representative DeMolay award and has finished all of his Leadership Correspondence Courses, and has been nominated to receive the Chevalier. Kevin has also been selected to serve as King for Star Triangle.


Deputy State Master Councilor

Brother Peter Stokke, Jr.


>Peter was born in Stony Brook, New York in 1997. Peter joined The Knights of Antiquity Chapter at the age of 12, and is a founding member of the chapter. After joining DeMolay in 2010, Peter rose through the chairs and became Master Councilor of the chapter for his first term in 2013. Peter is now a fourth term Master Councilor. In 2015, Peter completed the fifth LCC and was awarded the Representative DeMolay award at New York DeMolay’s State Convention. In October, Peter was elected Metropolitan Region Master Councilor at the Metro Region LeadCon. During his time as Region Master Councilor, Peter organized the Metropolitan Region Degree Class at Grand Lodge in April. Peter graduated high school in June and has started his Freshman year at college this past fall.


Four Rivers Region Master Councilor

Brother Samuel  Levin


Sam' Levin was born September 18, 2001 in Saratoga, New York. This school year, starting fall 2016 Sam will be a Sophomore at Schuylerville High School and will be taking honors classes, as well as two, three credit class provided through Hudson Valley Community College. Outside of school Sam also plays hockey in the Saratoga Youth Hockey Program, and lacrosse for Schuylerville High School. He was introduced into DeMolay by his father and grandfather, who are both Masons. Sam was initiated into DeMolay on October 3rd, 2013 at Washington Chapter where he served his first term as Master Councilor, completed his five LCC's, and his Representative DeMolay award. Sam has also attended the Keyman University in Pennsylvania for the past two years where he took courses on Chapter leadership, Event planning, Interpersonal development, and How to be a Jurisdictional Officer. In January of 2015 he was appointed as the Four Rivers Region Master Councilor for the remainder of the term. Brother Levin continued his journey in New York DeMolay, being elected by his brethren at the 2016 New York State Convention


Metropolitan Region Master Councilor

Brother Austin Altman


Austin Altman was born in New Jersey and now resides in in New York. He is proud to be the first Master Councilor of the reinstituted Knights Templar Chapter in Tarrytown, NY as well as a dual member of Knickerbocker Chapter in New York City.  As Master Councilor he earned the Past Master Councilor Meritorious Service Award as well as the Representative DeMolay Award. He enjoys visiting different chapters which helps build character as well as meeting and learning from our brothers and sisters.  This year he was fortunate enough to be invited to several locations in Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey and our state of New York. While visiting DeMolay at these locations he has made many new friends. He enjoys working with and helping various Masonic Groups.  He will always be there to help and spend time with anyone that would like his assistance. As the Elected State Office of the Metropolitan Region Master Councilor he looks forward to working with his chapters as well as those throughout our Jurisdiction.


Lakes Region Master Councilor





Four Rivers Deputy Region Master Councilor

Cade DeLisle


Cade was born on September 17, 2001 in Saratoga, New York. In late 2013, Cade joined Washington Chapter, Order of DeMolay. In order, Cade has served as the chapter’s Chaplain, Junior Councilor, Senior Councilor, and Master Councilor. Since December 18, 2015, Cade has successfully served as Master Councilor of Washington Chapter. He has acquired all 5 LCC's and during his first stay at KeyMan University he acquired his Representative DeMolay award. On July 30, 2016 he was voted and installed into the position of Four Rivers Deputy Region Master Councilor. Cade currently juggles his Sophomore year of high school and DeMolay, as well as JV boys’ soccer and lacrosse.


Metropolitan Deputy Region Master Councilor

Brother Jeffery Calderon


Jeffrey was born on June 19, 1996. He joined Knickerbocker Chapter on January 21st, 2012. He has been in numerous positions including Marshal, Senior Counselor, and even Master Councilor for two terms. Brother Calderon quickly went through the ranks and eventually did all of the required LCC’s. As a result, he was elected as Metropolitan Deputy Region Master Councilor in the summer of 2016. He also received the York Tribune Award at the New York State DeMolay annual convention, as well as his Representative DeMolay award.


State Scribe

Brother Phillip Hurkala


Phillip joined DeMolay on August 6, 2010 at New York’s 43 rd Annual State Convention. Originally a member of Wantagh Chapter in Baldwin, Long Island, Phillip traveled from Staten Island for five years for chapter meetings. During this time, he served as Marshal, Junior Steward, and then began to move up the line to the East. After serving as Acting Master Councilor, Phillip was installed as Master Councilor of Wantagh Chapter on November 9, 2013 and served until the following May. After Richmond Chapter was instituted on May 31, 2015, Phillip once again took to the East as Acting Master Councilor. On May 6, 2016, Brother Hurkala became the first official Master Councilor of Richmond Chapter, having been elected to serve another six months by the members who had joined in the past year. On July 30, 2016, Phillip was appointed and installed as State Scribe for New York DeMolay. Phillip’s honors and awards include two Ritualist of the Year awards (2012, 2016), three time Mid Atlantic Tournament of Champions (Region II ritual competition) championships (2012, 2015, 2016), the Calvin G. Bond Membership Award (2016), the Representative DeMolay award, all five Leadership Correspondence Courses, the DeMolay Varsity Club, the Founders Medal and Blue Honor Key, and the Degree of Chevalier. 


Upcoming State Events

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