It’s with extreme excitement to announce that in 2018, the Texas Youth Leadership Conference will be hosted in Galveston.
July 27 through July 30, 2017, 14 young men of the Knights of Pythagoras Reuben G. White Council No. 18 (Galveston/Chambers counties) attended the 2017 state of Texas KOP: Youth Leadership Conference at Texas A&M University in Commerce.
This youth organization’s purpose is to train a new generation of leaders through leadership, brotherhood and responsibility. Every year, the Texas Knights of Pythagoras hosts an annual youth leadership conference composed of councils from all over the state. This year, the Texas KOP celebrated its 18th year as youth Knights enjoyed the college’s room, board, and small experience of the “college life.”
The 2017 conference theme was “Young Men In Technology (M.I.T.).”
The conference consisted of workshops on technological careers, hardware, software, coding, and robotics. Every Youth Knight (child) received a Kindle Fire tablet at the end of the conference. Additionally, there were athletic competitions, oratorical contests, debate competitions, and state officer elections. The 14 young men known as the Youth Knights of Reuben G. White Council No. 18, were named the 2017 Texas KOP Council of the Year. This was because of their outstanding community service and outreach. Furthermore, they left the conference with 1st place Oratorical, debate team finalist, top ranked academic 2016-17 report cards, 1st place bowling team, 2nd/3rd place basketball, and 1st place in football competitions.
Finally, the following four youth knights were elected officers of the Most Venerable Grand Council of the KOP State of Texas: Most Venerable Grand Master Knight, Joseph Collins; Grand recorder, William Dow; Grand Senior Knight Deacon, Iverson Williams; and Grand Orator, D.J. Freeman.
As our membership continues to grow, if anyone is interested in joining this elite and promising youth organization, please contact me at 409-939-8906 or Asst. Senior Adviser John Compton, 409-502-7154.