Dad Buckley is a Past Master Councilor of Bettendorf Chapter where he earned the Past Master Councilors Meritorious Service Award and Founders Membership Award. He served as State Master Councilor of Iowa DeMolay in 1992 - 1993 and was honored with the rank of Chevalier. Having served Iowa DeMolay as a Chapter Advisor and on the Jursidictional Staff he was awarded the Cross of Honor. Appointed Executive Officer in 2005 and again in 2014, Dad Buckley is responsible for the overall operations and success of Iowa DeMolay. He serves DeMolay International as an Active Member of the International Supreme Council and is a member of the Legion of Honor.
Active in many aspects of Masonry, he is a Past Master of Hamilton Lodge #664 and has served The Grand Lodge of Iowa as a member and Chairman of the Masonic Youth Committee. He was awarded the Grand Cross of Color by the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls for his service to Muscatine Assembly #38. He is also an active member of Kaaba Shriners and enjoys the many opportunities Shriners provide to help kids and have fun.