The Hollenbeck DeMolay Mother's Club
and all DeMolay Mother's Club Circles have their roots in the Masonic Temple Order. Largely
philanthropic in nature, the Hollenbeck DeMolay Mother's Club raised funds in a variety of
ways, most notably through donations, endowments, baked cake/gift raffles, and 'bunko'
parties throughout the year. Within the Masonic Order, donations were made for families in
need, as well as for happier occasions such as weddings and births. The collection consists
primarily of administrative records, minutes of meetings, correspondence and donation
The Hollenbeck DeMolay Mother's Club and all DeMolay Mother's Club Circles have their roots
in the Masonic Temple Order. Mothers of sons who become DeMolay members are "automatically"
members of any Masonic Mother's chapter. The Hollenbeck DeMolay Mother's Club by-laws of
1928 assert that, "the object of this club shall be to raise funds to help the DeMolay boys
purchase paraphernalia and equipment used in their order." Each temple had a Mother's club,
and the Mother's clubs were organized into larger "circles."
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