Eventbrite - 49th AWD Exemplification of the Fourth Degree

PG-113PG 113PG-745USPG 745USAt the directive of the Supreme Knight, the Supreme Master, the Vice Supreme Master and in consultation with the District Master, the following is the policy on the wearing of lapel pins on the Fourth Degree uniforms in the Archdiocese of Washington:

  1. In accordance with Supreme Directive, the PG-113 pin will be worn for all events held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine (including the District Master and Staff Installation on Saturday!).  Many of these events are Supreme events.
  2. The PG-113 pin is designated as the official pin of the Calvert Province.  Therefore, the PG-113 pin will be worn for all Provincial events.
  3. The PG-113 pin will be worn for the Installation of Assembly Officers, since The Installation of Assembly Officers Ceremonial Form 1355 E-11-12 states the Fourth Degree lapel pin will be worn by members, Color Corps, District Master and Marshal.
  4. The PG-113 pin will be worn for the Fourth/Patriotic Degree Exemplification, which is a Supreme level ceremonial.
  5. The National Pin PG-745US will be worn for all District and Assembly level events.

The Supreme Knight has directed that we present an image of One Uniform, One Ceremonial, and One Drill Manual.  The PG-113 pin contains our patriotic colors of Red, White, and Blue, and wherever we go for ceremonials, there is a U.S. Flag present for us to show proper respect and pride!  We will forever continue to do so.

This lapel pin policy ensures uniformity no matter where we turn out or for what event.  But, I will keep the other pin that I am not wearing, and a U.S. Flag pin in my pocket on a piece of cardboard or paper, so that they are available, and I hope that you will, too!

Patriotically,

Micheal W. Thumm, FDD, PGK, PFN
Colonel, USMC, Retired
Master, Archdiocese of Washington District

To our Immediate Former Master, Sir Knight John F. Winfrey:

For four years
This Sir Knight has stood the watch
While some of us were in our bunks at night
This Sir Knight stood the watch

While some of us were busy with other activities
This Brother Knight stood the watch

Many times he would cast an eye into the congregation and see his family standing there
Needing his guidance and help
Needing that hand to hold during those hard times
But he still stood the watch

He stood the watch for four years
He stood the watch so that we, our families and
Our fellow Knights could sleep soundly, Each and every night
Knowing that our Master of the highest integrity stood the watch

Today we are here to say
'Worthy Immediate Former Master’... the watch stands relieved
Relieved by those You have trained, Guided, and Led.
My Brother Knight, you stand relieved… we have the watch..."

Congratulations, and thank you for your outstanding service!
(Adapted from Goat Locker, “The Watch”)
Patriotically,

Mike Thumm
Master of the Archdiocese of Washington

It is with great pride I announce the appointment of our new Master. I received an email this evening from the Worthy VSM informing me that SK Mike Thumm has been appointed to the position of Master of the 4th degree.

Mike brings a background of leadership and organizational skills that will only enhance already proud name of our district.

Mike and his team will be working with me, and the current team to insure a smooth transition. Mike will officially take office on 1 Sept. Until then please copy both Mike and I on all communications.

This is indeed a proud moment for us as a District. Please join me in congratulating Mike and Patti, and wish them only success as they lead our great district into the future.

John Winfrey

Master

SK Col. Charles H. Gallina, USMC (Ret), KHS, PSD, FVSM, FDD, PGK-C, PFN-C - our honoree for the 46th Annual Exemplification of the Fourth Degree - speaks to Catholic TV about the Knights of Columbus Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage.

The Knights of Columbus, animated by its core principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, has a long history of serving the military. Its celebrated Army Hut program provided hospitality for members of the military throughout Europe during the First World War. Since then, the Knights has helped sponsor war relief activities, education programs for veterans and sponsorship programs for military chaplains, in addition to providing Catholic spiritual resources for military members and a steady stream of volunteers to the more than 135 VA medical centers. More recently, the Knights has partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation by providing funding to help complete the construction of computer equipped custom smart homes for severely wounded heroes.

To learn more about the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage, or to make a donation, please visit WarriorsToLourdes.com

2016ExemplificationLogoDue to a rush of registrations (and procrastination), the deadline for Candidates and Sir Knights registering for the Exemplification of the 4th Degree has been extended to Saturday, March 19th.  Registration will close at 11:00pm

For more information about the Exemplification, please visit our Exemplification Information page.  Sir Knights and Candidates can quickly, safely, and securely register and pay through our Exemplification Online Registration page.

District Prayer Intentions

  • For peace and a cessation of pain for SK William C. Kuchmas, III, PSD, and for his family as he enters hospice care.
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Dr. Donald E. Bouchard, DDS
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Lady Thelma Rice
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Tom Casey
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Anthony I Colbert, PSD, FDD, PGK, PFN, FS
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Steve Holowenzak
  • For teh return to health and speedy recovery of Sara Anderson
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Ray DeVous
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Maruice Mann
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Liz Marcus
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Bob Jack
  • For the return to health and cure of cancer of Ed Madden
  • For the return to health and cure of cancer for Yoshitaka Takeuchi
  • For tthe return to health and cure of cancer of SK Ed & Lady Janet  Madden
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Eileen Santangelo
  • For the private intentions of Matt Santangelo
  • For the repose of the soul of Susan Wolf
  • For the repose of the soul of Addie McBride
  • For the repose of the soul of Thomas J. Donnellan
  • For the repose of the souls of the victims of the shooting in Parkland, FL, for the consolation of their friends and families, and the healing of their community and our nation.
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