On July 15th to the 17, PA DeMolay held its annual Convention at the Seven Springs Ski Resort in Seven Springs Pennsylvania. Members and Advisors from all over Pennsylvania gathered together to vote for their Elected State Officers, receive awards for their respective chapters, and most importantly to have fun.
The weekend started with a fun filled time at Caddie Shak Family Fun Center, in which members played miniature golf, raced each other in Go-Karts and enjoyed some games in the arcade. Members and Advisors could also spend some time at the batting cages and taking some swings at the driving range.
On Saturday, the delegates of PA DeMolay elected their 2016-2017 State Officer Corps. The team consists of Bro Eric Dye as the State Master Councilor, Bro Jacob Beers as Deputy State Master Councilor, Bro Andrew Santilli as State Senior Councilor, Bro B. Tyler Moyer as State Junior Councilor and Bro Brian Martin as State Scribe. Miss Caitlin Gresham was also elected the State Sweetheart for PA DeMolay. During the Business Session, Senior DeMolay Zachary Slayback spoke about proving our self-worth in order to get where we want to be.
During the Luncheon, “Mom” Jean Richards was presented the Hodegos Award. Several chapters received awards for topics such as RD of the Year, Obligitory Days Competitions and Outstanding Chapter. “Dad” Louis GrowMiller was also awarded the 2016 Guild of the Leather Apron. After the Luncheon, Members and Advisors enjoyed the activities at the resort, including bowling, disc golf and the alpine luge.
On Sunday Morning, the newly Elected State Officers were installed. Bro Eric Dye started his term off by presenting his theme for the year, DeMolay Goes Hollywood. For more information on DeMolay Goes Hollywood, refer to the page on the website. If you were not at Convention 2016, you may want to fix that for next year.