Brother Bob Laing, a member of Van Wert Lodge No. 218, was installed as the 47th International Master Councilor of DeMolay on June 15th, 2013 at the 46th DeMolay Congress in Minneapolis, MN.
Laing is the son of Barb & Kevin Laing of Van Wert, in North Western Ohio. Laing graduated from Van Wert High School and is currently a junior at Miami University of Ohio. His 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.
Laing joined Van Wert Chapter Order of DeMolay on August 20, 2005. He was initiated at a statewide ceremony and became very excited and interested in emulating the young men of the State Council.
Laing served his chapter in a variety of offices and still serves as Almoner. In 2006, the members of Van Wert Chapter elected Bob to serve as Master Councilor. Laing served the Ohio State Council as Chaplain in 2009-2010, Deputy State Master Councilor in 2010-2011, and State Master Councilor in 2011-2012.
The last International Master Councilor from Ohio was Brother Mark Loose of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, who served in 1974.