June 28, 2006
Our Chapter is pleased to welcome two new members initiated
today: Clark Donald Davis and Sergio Ramirez.
June 21, 2006
Eleven members of our Chapter were present at the Installation of Officers of Reagan Chapter at Northwest
Masonic Lodge. Congratulations to Michael Summers on his Installation as Master Councilor of Reagan Chapter. A
photo of members present appears in our Photos section.
June 18, 2006
Congratulations to our own Dad Larry Tucker who was elected a Deputy Member of the International
Supreme Council at it's annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.
At it's meeting, the Supreme Council elected our own Peter Joseph Hanke to receive the
Degree of Chevalier, the highest honor bestowed by the Supreme Council on an active DeMolay.
In addition, Dad Paul Gooch was elected to receive the Cross of Honor for his contributions over
a number of years as a member of the Advisory Council.
Dad Ken Fischer, a Senior DeMolay from Pasadena Chapter, was inducted into the DeMolay Hall
of Fame. Our congratulations go out to Dad Fischer on this singular honor.
June 17, 2006
Our Ceremony of Light Team performed at the Frank W. Lynn O.E.S. Installation at the request of Mom
Susan Wade. Congratulations to her on her installation as Worthy Matron. A photo of the team with the Worthy Matron
and Patron appears in our Photos section.
June 10, 2006
The Installation of Officers for the Second Term of 2006 was held at the Houston Scottish Rite.
Congratulations to our newly installed Master Councilor, Andrew Miles. Special Thanks go out to our Junior Past Master
Councilor, Michael Saldana for his excellent efforts during his term of office. A listing of all Officers can be found
under the Chapter Officers tab on the left of this page.
June 9, 2006
IN MEMORIAM - Joseph Clampitte III
The son of our Executive Officer, J. Weldon Clampitte,
was murdered on Saturday, June 3, 2006. Funeral Services were held today at Forest Park - Lawndale in Houston.
The Chapter extends our sincere condolences to Dad Clampitte and his family on this tragic loss.
Six members of our Chapter along with parents and advisors
were in attendance at both the funeral and gravesite services.
June 7, 2006
Our Chapter's Ceremony of Light Team performed at the Luncheon
Meeting of the Houston High Twelve. Thanks to those members and parents who were present to participate in this
event. In particular, congratulations to one of our newest members (one week ago), Michael Coulter who stepped in quickly
and learned a part for this event.
May 31, 2006
Our Chapter is pleased to welcome five new members initiated
today: Michael Andrew Coulter, Pierce Breckenridge Huete, Roman Cruz Perez, Francis Lyman Reed, Jr. and Eduardo Amin
April 12, 2006
Our Chapter is pleased to welcome three new members initiated
today: Guy Franklin Stovall IV, Christopher Scott Wright Stringer and Aaron John Siy.
April 10, 2006
Houston Chapter Returned from Arlington with
an Unprecedented Seven Banners from 2006 Frank Marshall Tournament! The Tournament held April 8-10, 2006 at the LaQuinta
Conference Center in Arlington was the best showing ever by our Chapter and likely by any Chapter at that Tournament.
Our winning efforts included:
Magnificent Seven - Aaron Saldana
Magnificent Seven - Junior Division - Tim Morua
Ceremony of Light Team
Individual Winners included: First Preceptor - Trey Easley; DeMolay
Degree Orator - Adam Herron; and DeMolay Degree Master Councilor - Arthur Buchanan.
March 12, 2006
In observance of DeMolay Devotional Day, the Chapter attended
worship services at First United Methodist Church in downtown Houston. Following a great service the Chapter members
joined in fellowship at the Golden Coral for an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. Interestingly, the members must have confused
part of the message of the sermon concerning fasting. From everyone's approach at lunch, they must have thought the
pastor encouraged fast eating instead of fasting.
Following the lunch, the Chapter held a practice to prepare
for the upcoming Frank Marshall Championship Tournament.
While the practice was going on at the Scottish Rite, Dad
Phillipus was presented a donation to the Chapter from Mrs. Carole Mather on behalf of South Houston Chapter #915, Order of
the Eastern Star. The Eastern Star wanted to thank the Chapter for assistance during their dinner last fall. Our
thanks to the ladies of the Eastern Star Chapter for their kind expression of support.
March 6, 2006
Congratulation to Past Master Councilor Aaron Saldana,
who was granted the Past Master Councilor's Meritorious Service Award by Executive Officer, J. Weldon Clampitte,
for his outstanding efforts during his term of office during the second term of 2005. The Chapter will present him his
medal and certificate at an upcoming public event.
February 25, 2006
The Chapter worked a one-day Concession Sale at the Scottish
Rite for a fund raising project. Thanks to Trey Easley, William Huffman and David Baulch for their hard work. Special
Thanks to go out Dad Gooch, Mom Kaye Gooch and Dad Michael Phillipus for supporting this fund raiser.
The scheduled Basketball Game with Pasadena Chapter was
called off due to the very cold and wet weather that blew in on Saturday.
February 22, 2006
Members and guests enjoyed the movie "National Treasure"
in the Green Room of the Scottish Rite. This was paired with the "Patriots Day" Obligatory Day Observance for the Chapter.
Mom Warren provided Frito Pie and Brownies which were enjoyed by all present.
February 17-19, 2006
The Chapter traveled to the State Capitol in Austin for
another Government Day. 13 Chapter members joined in the trip. Pursuant to the rules, the Chapter relinquished
the State Traveling Gavel to Grand Prairie Chapter who won the gavel by drawing of Chapters present at Government Day.
February 11, 2006
The Chapter decided on a Saturday Initiation of new members.
Houston Chapter is pleased to welcome three new members initiated today: Peter Van Bowen, Trey Anthony Easley and
Adolfo Alberto Villanueva. Visitors were present from Reagan, Pasadena and John Wayne Chapters. Following
the Initiation, members and Advisors had a great lunch at Tacqueria Arandas.
February 8, 2006
Houston Chapter visited Pasadena Chapter and retrieved the State Traveling Gavel.
December 31, 2005
Houston Chapter ended the year with 70 members, making us the second largest Chapter in Texas.
In addition, we initiated 13 new members during 2005 which was the third largest number of new members for the state.
December 17, 2005
Officers for the First Term of 2006 were Installed.
Master Councilor - Michael Saldana
Senior Councilor - Andrew Miles
Junior Councilor - Arthur Buchanan
A great crowd of members, family and friends were present
for the Installation.
December 10, 2005
Houston Chapter is pleased to welcome our latest new member
initiated this evening, Marcos Antonio Villeda.
November 2, 2005
Officers for the First Term of 2006 were elected.
Master Councilor - elect --- Michael Saldana
Senior Councilor - elect --- Andrew Miles
Junior Councilor - elect --- Arthur Buchanan
Chapter Sweetheart - elect --- Raegan McGhee
The Chapter Installation of Officers will be held on Saturday,
December 17 at the Scottish Rite at 1:00 p.m. Preceeding the Chapter Installation will be the Priory Installation
at Noon. A reception will follow the Chapter Installation.
October 12, 2005
Houston Chapter visited Reagan Chapter and regained the
Traveling Gavel, which has been given the name, Bruno. The Chapter enjoyed the brotherhood and fellowship with
our friends from Reagan.
September 28, 2005
Houston Chapter is pleased to welcome two new members initiated
this evening, Aaron Timothy Baulch and Mario Phillip Zamora.
August 20, 2005
The Annual Parents Apprecation Dinner was an outstanding
success with almost 100 in attendance. Special thanks go out to Dad Chris Holder and Past State Master Councilor Jeff
Holder for their great steak dinner.
August 15, 2005
Sir Knights of Houston Priory gathered at "Mel's Country
Cafe" in Tomball to enjoy a most interesting dinner meeting. While good food was had by all, Sir Knights Arthur
Buchanan and P.J. Hanke decided to try the infamous "The Mega Mel Burger." While both tried diligently, neither was
successful in completing the burger. See the photo section for a look at the burger.
August 14, 2005
Members of the State Champion Initiatory and DeMolay Degree
teams gathered at the Hard Rock Cafe for a Celebration Dinner hosted by Dad Michael Phillipus. Other members of the
Advisory Council, along with a number of parents, were in attedance at this fun and food-filled event.
August 10, 2005
Houston Chapter initiated four new members into the Order:
Robert Dyes, Eddie Richard Garcia, Jr., John Francis Morehead and Christopher Michael Phillips. Due to a vacancy in
the large Scottish Rite Lodge Room, we were able to perform the Initiatory Degree with plenty of room to spare.
August 3, 2005
At Houston Chapter's first Stated Meeting in August we
celebrated the Birthday of one of our newest members... David Baulch. Thanks to David's family for the outstanding refreshments!
July 27, 2005
A good group of DeMolays, along with prospective members
and friends, played three games at Laser Quest on Westheimer. Interestingly enough, the high scorer from our group
was Dad Phillipus each game.
July 18, 2005
A very tired group of Houston DeMolays, Advisors and Parents
returned from the 75th "Diamond Jubilee" Conclave held in Waco. The Chapter left Wednesday night, July 13 and returned
late Sunday afternoon, July 17.
However tired they were, they were also elated over the
excellent showing of the Chapter in the various competitions (see below).
2005 Conclave Results
1st Place – Tennis Senior Doubles –
Adam Herron & Julian Herron
2nd Place – Tennis Senior Singles –
1st Place - Bowling Advisor High Game – Michael Phillipus
– Initiatory Degree
– DeMolay Degree
– Chapter Proficiency
– Fourth Section (Standard)
1st Place - Magnificent Seven – Aaron
1st Place – Orator – William Huffman
1st Place – Guy of Auvergne
– David Baulch
2nd Place – Flower Talk (Standard) –
Best Parts –
Orator – Adam Herron
Master Inquisitor – Arthur Buchanan
Guy of Auvergne
– Ryan McGhee
Best Parts –
1st Preceptor – Aaron Saldana
2nd Preceptor – Tim Morua
3rd Preceptor – Nick Rocha
4th Preceptor – Julian Herron
5th Preceptor – Adam Herron
6th Preceptor – Ryan McGhee
7th Preceptor – Arthur Buchanan
“Silver Membership Award” – Initiating
over 12 new members 2004-2005
Traveling Gavel – Tie of most DeMolay’s registered
at Conclave with Albert Pike
Randall Seymour elected Deputy State Master Councilor
P.J. Hanke elected State Junior Councilor
Billy Peebles won a $500 Texas DeMolay Scholarship
June 25, 2005
Members of the Chapter participated in the Installation of Officers of Andral Van Chapter, Order
of the Eastern Star (OES). Billy and Eddie Peebles presented the flags while our Master Councilor, Aaron Saldana escorted
Job's Daughters Honored Queen Becky Saunders in the Star Point Presentation. Other members assisted with moving chairs
and everyone enjoyed a pizza and spaghetti lunch.
June 22, 2005
We initiated two new members into Houston Chapter, Stephen Wright Overton and Nicholas Ryan Rocha.
Brother Overton's father, Richard Overton, is a Senior DeMolay.
Congratulations to Aaron James Saldana and Michael Anthony Saldana for being granted the Representative
DeMolay Award. Our Junior Past Master Councilor, Edward Cullen Peebles, was granted the Past Master Councilor's Meritorious
Service Award (PMC-MSA) by the Executive Officer. Formal presentation of these Awards will be made at a future event.
June 11, 2005
The Chapter held it Installation of Officers for the second term of 2005 on June 11. The Installation
was held with the Installations of Houston Priory, Order of Knighthood and Bethel #2, Job's Daughters. Following tradition,
the Chapter members formed an "Arch of Steel" for the exit of the Job's Daughters officers. After the Installations,
members and guests enjoyed a great reception in the Ducks Dining Room.
June 8, 2005
We initiated two new members into Houston Chapter, David Wayne Baulch and Jeffrey Duncan Hendrix. In addition,
John Wayne Chapter brought a new member to be initiated into their Chapter. This was also the last meeting of Eddie