Robert W. Laing | International Master Councilor
of Ohio was installed as the 47th International Master Councilor of DeMolay on June 15th, 2013 at the 46th DeMolay Congress
in Minneapolis, MN.
Bob is the son of Barb & Kevin Laing of Van Wert, in North Western Ohio.
enjoys time with his
niece, Ava, and nephew, Gabriel.
Bob graduated from Van Wert High School, and is currently a junior at Miami University of Ohio.
In addition to DeMolay
has been active in a number of organizations.
Bob was President of his class for three years and was selected to speak at graduation.
is active in his
church youth group, works as a mass server, a lector, and an extraordinary Eucharistic minister.
Bob attended Wright State University while still in high school before attending Miami of Ohio.
Bob's goal is to complete his
undergraduate education at Miami and then to attend Dental School
, ultimately to return to Van Wert
and practice with his
father as a fourth generation dentist.
Bob joined Van Wert Chapter Order of DeMolay on August 20, 2005.
Bob served his chapter as in a variety of offices and still serves as Almoner.
In 2006, the brothers of Van Wert chapter elected Bob to serve as Master Councilor.
In 2010, they reelected him to that position and he
chapter earned the Past Master Councilors Meritorious Service Award.
attributes the Ohio DeMolay Leaders of Excellence Training Conference for giving him the tools that have allowed him to advance.
Bob served the Ohio State Council as Chaplain in 2009-2010, Deputy State Master Councilor in 2010-2011, and State Master Councilor in 2011-2012.
For the past year he has served as Region IV Cabinet member.
Bob is a Representative DeMolay, holds the Lamp of Knowledge, has the Founders Membership Award, and earned a Blue Honor Key with a Star for sponsoring twenty new members.
was honored with the degree of Chevalier, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Ohio DeMolay
Brother Laing is very excited to work with the International DeMolay Congress
and DeMolay members around the world to improve the fraternal experience for all DeMolays
wants to use the position of IMC to assure that DeMolay leaders at every level have the resources they need to secure what is best for the members at the chapter level.
Serving the individual member, and helping them to have the best DeMolay experience is what this is important.
Bob wants to share his DeMolay story
, and is always interested to hear the concerns of members so that he
can help them achieve their personal goals.