|75th Michigan District II Exemplification
The 75th Michigan District II Exemplification will be held April 21st at St. Mary’s Parish and School in Charlotte, hosted by the Bishop Povish Assembly #2815.
We are privileged to have a very special Class Honoree, Sir Knight Dick Thelen, a World War 2 veteran and survivor of the USS Indianapolis which was torpedoed and sank in 1945. We are still working on many of the details, including Lady’s Program, hotel, and whether we’ll be hosting a one or two day event (depending on hotel costs) – but you now have the date and location – so it’s time to seek out those members that have not completed their journey to Patriotic Degree.
As I have challenged in the past – recruit a new Knight and take him through all the degrees culminating with the Patriotic Degree in Charlotte on April 21st!
74th Michigan District II Exemplification
On October 16th in Owosso and on October 18th in Paw Paw - the Fall Exemplifications were held. We are happy to report 92 men were able to join the Patriotic Degree this fall. Of these 92 new Sir Knights, we were honored with 5 priests joining the Order!
Updated Information about the Changes in uniform and dress:
With the change in the official uniform of the Patriotic Degree, a change is also being made to the dress requirements for Patriotic Degree
Starting with the Fall 2017 Exemplification, candidates are able to wear a dark business suit (black, dark blue, dark grey) with plain white shirt - lay down collar (not button down), tie (no bow ties), black socks and black shoes or, if they choose, a tuxedo. Sport coats and light colored suits are not allowed. Since the Exemplification is a solemn ceremony, proper taste should be used in tie selection. Candidates serving in the armed forces of this county, full-time police and firefighters may wear their Class A or dress uniform. When wearing a tuxedo, it must be a black tuxedo (traditional – no double breasted or tails) with a black bow tie, white pleated shirt – lay down collar (no winged tip collars allowed), black cummerbund (no vests), black shoes and socks.
Observers at an exemplification may wear either a tuxedo with the Social Baldric (until June 30, 2018), a dark business suit (same requirements as candidates), or the new uniform. When wearing a business suit or the new uniform, a social baldric is not to be worn.
Exemplars will continue to wear their traditional ceremonial robes.
With the change to the dark business suit for candidates, the social baldric will no longer be provided to candidates/new Sir Knights. However, social baldrics will be available for purchase for those who would like one (at a discounted price).
These requirements are being provided based on the latest information received from Supreme and the Vice Supreme Master.
Issued: August 29, 2017