The Masonic Conference Center – Patton Campus in Elizabethtown hosted the 31st annual KeyMan Conference, now known as KeyMan University. Members from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Alberta, Ontario and Oregon gathered together to learn more about DeMolay. KMU is set up like a College University, allowing members, Jurisdictional Officer and Sweethearts the chance to pick a major that they would like to focus on. Majors included Ritual and Performance, Chapter Leadership and Operations, Interpersonal Development, Brotherhood and membership, Events and Program Planning, and Communications and Media. New members that have been involved with DeMolay less than a year had the chance to learn more in a new department called DeMolay Education.
KMU Student Body President, Brother Tyler Moyer, conducted the first ever KeyMan Games. This program allowed participants the chance to compete in numerous activities such as athletic competitions, trivia based activities, and other fun exciting activities to keep the crowd energized throughout the week. Guest speakers joined the program to discuss topics such as personal finance, cyber-security, and even to perform some magic tricks.
On Monday, KMU hosted the Right Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Raymond T. Dietz. RWGM Dietz presented the members with an encouraging story about his life experiences, providing them insight and knowledge to help them in their futures.
When all the fun and hard work was over, members of KMU enjoyed a Casino Night and Dance, in which members of Rainbow and Job’s Daughters attended. On Saturday, presentations were made including 15 Representative DeMolay Awards and 12 Lamp of Knowledge pins awarded. Congratulations to all of the participants for their hard work. Thank to all of the staff, Jurisdictional Officers, members and sweethearts for making this a memorable KMU experience. See you next year!