Wilbert M. Curtis
M.W. Grand Master
of Texas Prince Hall Masons
The Most Venerable Thomas H. Route Knights of Pythagoras Grand Council of Texas was established under the leadership of the late Past Grand Master Robert E. Connor, Jr. He had a vision to address issues that our youth face such as “violence, negative peer pressure, rapid technological change, infectious disease, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, ignorance, fierce economic competition and the absence of a father figure in the home.” Grand Master Connor felt, “We must restore positive values in our young men if they are to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential.” The Knights of Pythagoras Program is one of his solutions to the fore mentioned problems.
Since that time the Leadership Conference has become an important part of the KOP Program in Texas. I commend the Leaders of this fine program for making it what it is today.
Our mission is to make certain that all young man throughout the State of Texas has the opportunity for exposure to the values of life. Our success is determined by what they learn and utilize from this Leadership Conference and the Knights of Pythagoras Youth Program. The brethren of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas are very proud sponsors of this great program for our young leaders of tomorrow!
Wilbert M. Curtis, Grand Master
Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas