PA DeMolay sent a large delegation to the 100th anniversary of DeMolay International, which was held in the founding city of Kansas City, Missouri. The celebration started on Tuesday, June 25th and went on until our departure on Sunday, June 30th. The annual session proved to be a very important one for Pennsylvania DeMolay in particular.
In 1982, Pennsylvania DeMolay had the chance to be represented with an International Congress Secretary. “Dad” Lorimer “Lee” Cram served as ICS from 1982 to 1983. Until this year, “Dad” Cram had been the only International Congress Officer from Pennsylvania DeMolay. This year, Brother Benjamin “Tyler” Moyer was elected by his peers and installed as the 53rd International Master Councilor. Tyler is already making us proud with his travel throughout DeMolay International.
Other recognitions from DeMolay International came to several of the Supreme Council members representing Pennsylvania. “Dad” Randy Knapp finished an excellent term as the President of the DeMolay Foundation. “Dad” Lee Cram was elected as the Region II Representative, giving him a chance to serve on the Board of Directors for our Region. Samuel C. Williamson was presented with the Pro Servitio award by the Grand Master of DeMolay International. “Dad” Seth Anthony was approved to become an Active Member of the Supreme Council. “Dad” Randy Knapp was also presented with the Golden Eagle Award for being a Visionary for DeMolay and the Grand Master.
Along with the recognition, PA DeMolay enjoyed their time with the many events that took place at International Sessions. The bus tour allowed participants to see important sites in DeMolay History, including the grave site of “Dad” Frank Land, “Dad” Frank Marshall, and Gorman McBride, the first DeMolay Master Councilor. As a bonus, we were able to find the grave site of Walter Cronkite. The Centennial party held at the DeMolay Leadership and Service Center provided many the chance to see DeMolay Headquarters for the first time. In all, the celebration was a success and will be remembered by the members of Pennsylvania DeMolay that participated. Thanks to all who put in the time and effort to make this a success. See you next year in Phoenix, Arizona.