International Supreme Council
When the Order of DeMolay began, it expanded so rapidly that "Dad" Frank Land realized the need to establish a governing body to supervise the Order. The Grand Council of the Order of DeMolay was organized to oversee the policies and activities of all Chapters, and to ensure the consistency and operation across the country.
When DeMolay expanded beyond the borders of the United States of America, the Grand Council was renamed "The International Supreme Council" (ISC). Today, the ISC continues to serve as the governing body of DeMolay International. A Grand Master and four other elected officers provide leadership for DeMolay International. In addition, the ISC is the authority on all matters relating to Chapters, Advisory Councils, members, charters, finances, Rituals, disputes, appeals and complaints.
Any changes in DeMolay Statutes must be considered and approved by the International Supreme Council or DeMolay's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of the following: eight Region Representatives (1 from each of DeMolay's eight regions), Grand Master, Grand Senior Councilor, Grand Junior Councilor, Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, a representative selected by the Executive Officers' Conference, and two Class 6 members of DeMolay International. The Grand Master is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Grand Senior Councilor is the Vice-Chairman. The Grand Secretary is the secretary of the Board of Directors. The Board shall meet during the last three months of the calendar year at a time and place selected by the Grand Master. Other meetings may be called by the Grand Master. The Board of Directors shall transact all business of the Order except matters reserved in the bylaws or the rules and regulations.