My Brother Sir Knights,
I am very honored and humbled to have been selected as the new Master of the Archdiocese of Washington District. My assignment is for one year as I will complete the term of soon to be Former Master Micheal Thumm as he and Lady Patti assume the duties of Vice Supreme Master of the Calvert Province.
I am certain that all of you join with me in congratulating Mike for a most successful three years and for his leadership through sometimes difficult situations, as well as wishing him every success as he transitions into his new role.
Mike has said that he won't be far away and we all can be thankful that we will have his knowledge and experience close at hand.
For my part, I am looking forward to working with each of you. I have come to know and respect the vast knowledge and experience accumulated in this District and seek to draw upon your individual resources and collective council as we move forward.
Worthy Master Thumm has left this District in very strong and stable position. Membership recruiting is active and patriotic programs continue to thrive and grow. I intend to build on these strong foundations, and with your assistance move forward in service to all who request our help. Our challenge is to use our resources, which are sometimes limited, to the best of our abilty. This task falls squarely on us as leaders.
May God bless you and your family and the United States of America
Our Father, Our Faith, Our Flag
Joseph M. Feakes
Archdiocese of Washington District
I am pleased to announce that Sir Knight Micheal W. Thumm, Master of the Arch Dioceses of Washington, DC has been appointed as the Vice Supreme Master of the Calvert Province. His term will begin on September 1, 2019.
Please feel free to congratulate Mike and Lady Pattie on his new position.
Wayne S. Freet, PSD, FM
Vice Supreme Master
Here are some pictures for the AWD Color Corps at the Ordination Mass for Bishop William Muhm and Bishop Joseph Coffey of the Archdiocese of Military Services on March 25, 2019.
The 12 Color Corps members (10 from AWD; 2 from Maryland District) who participated in the Mass and Veneration for the Incorruptible Heart of St. Jean Marie Vianney were privileged to be a part of two great and moving events! For the
Mass, we had 8 Color Corps Members as the Honor Guard leading the Liturgical procession, and 4 Color Corps Members as Honor Guard for the relic carried by a seminarian just in front of the Papal Nuncio in the Liturgical Procession!
We were all in awe of this magnificent relic! I thank the Color Corps members present with me today!
I encourage all Color Corps, Non Color Corps, Knights of Columbus and their families to get to the veneration sessions if possible. There are 2 more days, 9 AM to 5 PM to experience this impactful event! This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I hope that you can make it either to help out as Honor Guard during the veneration, or just to go to the veneration and see this magnificent relic!
It has been announced by the Master of the Archdiocese of Washington 4th Degree District, SK Col. Micheal Thumm (USMC-Ret), that the Honoree for the 51st District Exemplification of the Patriotic Degree of the Knights of Columbus has been named.
Archdiocese of Washington DC Auxilary Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodriguez will be the honoree at the Patriotic Degree that will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Further information about this exemplification can be found here. A biography of Bishop Dorsonville may be found below.