Sr. DeMolay Peter Grandgeorge
Sr. DeMolay Prudence Chapter, Algona, IA
Legion of Honor, Active
Algona High School
I have taken a winding path - college, law enforcement and government work, then into public utilities. There simply is not a career track for what I do - I have written my last three job descriptions. Along the way, I have done some fun things - rappelling off buildings, hanging out in burning buildings and traveling extensively. What you did yesterday and plan to do today shape tomorrow – a bit of work and creativity have paid off for me.
Work in Profession
I co-chair an industry transportation committee that coordinates movement of huge pieces of machinery. Taking leadership across North America means I travel extensively - 20 states and three countries in the last three years talking to thousands of people. The DeMolay experience is a huge resource in listening, building coalitions and then driving forward.
Favorite DeMolay Memory
Meeting a guy named Brad Reichardt in my chapter meeting, later to be State Master Councilor. Brad did not tie his dress shoes, which I found odd at the time. 20-plus years later, I was making fun of him recently about not tying his shoes that day. I would not have some of the rich, enduring friendships in my life without DeMolay. And one of my DeMolay buddies joined our local Masonic Lodge last year, which made him a double fraternity brother.
How has DeMolay impacted your life?
DeMolay built or at least polished my strong points in my formative years - public speaking, teamwork and engaging people. Tradition and reverence for history are parts of DeMolay that resonated for me 20+ years ago and are still a big part of me. The best part is my friends from DeMolay are still friends today.
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