Past President, Adult Advisor for over five decades
“Everything I am, everywhere I’ve been, and everything I’ve accomplished, I owe to DeMolay.”
Keith Klein became a member of Steel City Chapter in Gary, Indiana, on May 22, 1956. He is a PMC of Steel City Chapter. Keith Klein is a Representative DeMolay; He has completed the LCC numerous times and holds a BHK with three stars. He is a Chevalier and holds the Cross of Honor, Legion of Honor, and the Guild of the Leather Apron. He was also the first recipient of the Indiana York Rite Youth Service Award. Keith Klein spent two summers at DI’s Headquarters office in Kansas City where he wrote materials for and Directed LTC’s throughout the country. He was a staff member and/or Directed LTC’s for several years. He served on the Executive Officer’s Staff as Athletics Director and numerous administrative positions in Indiana DeMolay including District Governor, State Chapter Dad, and Assistant Executive Officer. Keith Klein was Executive Officer of Indiana, from 1997 – 2003.
While EO of Indiana, the jurisdiction initiated, at least, one more member each year than the previous year, and the jurisdiction experienced net growth each year. He was honored with Grand Master’s Eagle Award for ISC Member of the Year in 1993, and received “The Builders Award for Membership Supremacy” in 2003. He also is a recipient of the Grand Master’s Award and he is a Frank S. Land Fellow. Keith Klein was DeMolay Congress Advisor from 1988 – 1990. He has been Chairman of the Advisory Council, and has served on a number of DeMolay International Committees. Keith Klein has written and produced the Hall of Fame induction videos for the last 20 years. He has also served as Chapter Advisor for Steel City Chapter for several years. Keith Klein has served as the Region 4 Representative on the Board of Director’s twice. Additionally, he has been Director of numerous DeMolay L.T.C.’s and has chaired several DI Committees. Keith Klein has been a frequent Conclave guest and presenter around the country. Keith is now serving his second four year term as a member of his local school board and he was honored by the Board for his three year service as Board President. He is also the recipient of the Bloomington, Indiana, Mae Cassidy Volunteer of the Year Award for his over thirty years as emcee of the Fourth of July Parade and the annual lighting of the Canopy of Lights kicking off the holidays the day after Thanksgiving. Keith is a recipient of the Golden Whistle Award for 50 years of High School officiating. He is recipient of the Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor’s Award for Community Service and he was designated a Distinguished Hoosier by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
Keith Klein was elected Grand Junior Councilor of DeMolay International in 2004, and he was elected Grand Master in Seattle, Washington on June 17, 2006. He served as Grand Master 2006 – 2007.