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 records.
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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