On March 4, 2017, we had the Knights of Columbus Spring Exemplification of the 4th Degree. Congratulations to SK Louis Caloia and SK Joseph Baker for joining us. The Patriotic Degree continues the work of the Order for the Church by paying attention to our Veterans who so often need help but are unable to find it. I would like to thank Color Corps Commander Russell Kreinbring, for those Color Corps members who assisted at the Exemplification. It was beautiful to see all the different color capes together for this event. A Special Thank you goes to Faithful Comptroller Russell Kreinbring, PFN, PGK, for his countless hours of organizing our Assembly events so they go off without a hitch.
That was some wind storm that we had. I am hoping that not many of us suffered home damage at that time ~ and if you did, I hope that it was minimal and that things are underway for getting them repaired.
NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS WILL BE AT THE APRIL MEETING AND MAY MEETING WITH ELECTIONS.
Happy Birthday Wishes to: SK Dominic Aquisto, SK William J. Cuccinello, SK Frank DeLuca, SK Eugene T. Dubyk, SK Daniel E. Garber II, SK Maroun J. Hakim, SK Donald VanDamme Sr., PFN, SK Guy P. Anzell. I am trying to update the Birthday and Anniversary Lists. Please see me with your information so you will not get overlooked. Thank you.
Sir Knights, our Assembly is hosting another Texas Hold-Em, April 19 (11:00am-6:00pm), April 20 (11:00am-6:00pm), April 21 6:30pm-2:00am & April 22 (6:30pm-2:00am). Each shift is about 4 hours. Give Russ a call if you can help out. Call him at 586-756-7186 or he may call you. The money we make goes in our Charity Fund.
Happy, Happy Spring to all. Won’t be long until we are out mowing grass.
Your Faithful Navigator,
Alarie Jefferson, Sr.
ATTENTION ALL COLOR CORPS MEMBERS
What is the Fourth Degree
The Fourth Degree is the highest and most prestigious degree within the Knights of Columbus. It is a group of outstanding Knights who are dedicated to the service of their Church, their country and our Order. These men are unified in the Fourth Degree to support religious, civic and charitable causes.
Support financially, causes addressing religious, civic and educational needs.
Promote active support of the Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP) and funds the Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarship Program.
Provide honor guards to local churches for special Masses and ceremonies.
Sponsor programs that promote respect, knowledge and protection for national flags.
Promote legislation to protect the flag as the symbol of the nation and its history.
Place the national flag at the graves of military veterans on certain holidays.
Conduct "Get out the Vote" awareness campaign to stress the importance of voting and assist in taking home-bound citizens to the polls.
Promote programs that encourage love of country and support the application of Christian principles at all levels of government.
Encourage active participation in programs for Church, country and the Order.
Sponsor youth essay contests geared to patriotic themes.
Organize and participate in parades and public events to mark patriotic holidays.
Participate at wakes and funerals; presents a "Resolution of Condolence" to the family of a deceased member.
Sponsor a program to commemorate the death of a member by presenting a memorial chalice to the family for a priest in need.
Honor veterans by volunteering at veterans' hospitals, health care facilities and homes for the elderly.
Conduct educational programs to enable its members to defend our faith and life in all its stages.
Speak out against the culture of death, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Support Pro Life programs and speak out against abortion, and groups that support abortion.
To qualify for the Fourth Degree you must:
Be over 18 years of age
Be a citizen of the country where you reside
Have been a member of the Knight of Columbus 3rd Degree for at least three months
Be a member in good standing with your council