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Danny Johnson - 86th Montana DeMolay State Master Councilor

Img alt Why did you want to be a State Officer?

I wanted to be in a position to help Montana DeMolay get back on its feet.

Why did you want to join DeMolay?

Since my first convention back in 2010 with Ryan Parker as the SMC I had always wanted to strive for this office. It is a long journey and one that continues each and every day. When I took the office of SMC it was because I knew the next step for me to grow as a DeMolay was to step up and become the State Master Councilor.

Who was your biggest role model in DeMolay?

Since my first convention back in 2010 with Ryan Parker as the SMC I had always wanted to strive for this office. It is a long journey and one that continues each and every day. When I took the office of SMC it was because I knew the next step for me to grow as a DeMolay was to step up and become the State Master Councilor.

What cardinal virtues matter most in your life?

Filial Love. No matter at any point in my life what there not a day where I didn’t have the love and support of my mother. Regardless of how rude I have been to her, the love she has for me has never faltered. She had supported me since I first joined DeMolay and as I’ve taken each step on my journey to where I am today. I can honestly say she is the reason that I am man who I have grown up to be.

What DeMolay means to you?

DeMolay is brotherhood. It is a family of people you aren’t related to. People who will support you and be your friend. Whether it is just to go out to a small social event or talk about something more serious, the brothers I have in DeMolay are always there for me and I hope they can always count on me.

Favorite DeMolay moments?

The best part about my time in DeMolay isn’t from one single event. It is from the long nights of planning, hours on the road, and friends I have to accompany me along the way. But the event that hit me closest to home was after id finished up my last term as Master Councilor of Treasure State Chapter. When I passed on the gavel it gave me a sense of humility and pride in what I had accomplished throughout my time serving the chapter and I can remember that moment vividly.

What is your goal for DeMolay?

My goal is quite clear. To build the organization and develop a hardworking and motivated state team. To push out meaningful programs to the local chapters and to see more young men have the same opportunities I had.