Inviting Exhilarating Memories and Successes: DKM First-Timers Make a Difference!

The DKM First-Timers Reception & Reunion Celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4th, in St. Louis. In accordance with the 2018 theme, “Then and Now,” the DKM Committee requests that you submit your best memories of DKM First-Timer Receptions. We will select the best and most fun submissions to be presented during this year’s festivities.

Additionally, we want to hear from former recipients of the DKM First-Timers Award concerning your positive involvement and contributions to the success of your chapter, community, affiliate and/or on the national level following the year you received the award. The most encouraging and inspirational submissions will be highlighted at the reception as well. Send those stories without delay, then be sure to plan to join us for the 2018 DKM First-Timers Reunion in St. Louis, Mo. We’re honoring the legacy of Durward K. McDaniel. It won’t be the same without you! Email your submission for each area in 50 words or less by June 1st to If you have questions, contact committee chairman Kenneth Semien Sr. by email, or call him at (409) 866-5838.
— Kenneth Semien Sr.