On Saturday, July 10th, the members of Pennsylvania DeMolay gathered for the annual Convention. This year, the PA DeMolay Convention was held at the Harrisburg Scottish Rite Cathedral. The Business Session started with the election and installation of the Elected State Officers. Congratulations to Ryan Kraus, who was installed as the 87th State Master Councilor of Pennsylvania DeMolay.
Along with the election of officers, there were a few presentations made. The Hodegos Award was presented to “Dad’s” Jerry Richard and Phil Batula. The PA DeMolay ritual team presented t-shirts to all who participated in the competition, and a drawing was held for a Playstation 5 bundle. Congratulations to Carter from Steel City Chapter for winning the Playstation 5. “Dad” Lou GrowMiller was presented with his Active Member Collar and “Dad” Mark Haffley was presented with his Deputy Member Collar as part of the International Supreme Council for DeMolay International. The Guild of the Leather Apron was presented to all advisors from Pennsylvania DeMolay for helping guide our youth through the pandemic.
After the Business Session, the members enjoyed a luncheon catered by our friends at WGC Catering, the same caterers used at Patton Campus weekends. The rest of the day was spent at HersheyPark, where the members enjoyed several hours of fun.