State Deputy Announces District Masters

Worthy Brothers:

It is my honor to announce that Sir Knight Timothy Fukuda has been appointed as the Northern District Master as well as Sir Knight Dwight Wilson as the Central District Master of the Fourth Degree in California.  Additionally, Sir Knight Raymond Forgette has been re-appointed as the Southern District Master.

Let us all offer them our most sincere congratulations and support as they work to develop the Patriotic Degree of our Order and BE BOLD!!

Fraternally,
Stephen E. Bolton
State Deputy 2020-2021

 

4th Degree Exemplification September 26th

Note: Please read both flyers for complete information. All four degrees are available on this same day. Deadline for registration is September 19th.

Exemplification Announcement for Sept. 26th
Exemplifications for Sept. 26th Locations
Sept. 22nd Virtual Introductory Meeting Flyer
Instructions for Sponsors for Sept. 26th 4th Degree

Current Officers of the 4th Degree

Effective September 2nd, the new Northern California Master and his District Secretary took charge of the Northern California District. All previous references to the Northern California Master and District Secretary need to be removed and replaced by what you see below.

All items relating to Fourth Degree activities held or to be held within the District are now to be directed to the following individuals.

Worthy Vice-Supreme Master David Ryan has made it official. Effective immediately the new Master of the Northern California District of the St. Junipero Serra Province is:

SK Tim Fukuda, District Master
E-Mail:
Cell#: (916) 539-4811

Michael Jones, Northern California District Secretary
916-698-0001

Don Snow, Northern California Senior District Marshal
Mobile: 916-834-7164
E-Mail:

Follow Our District on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/369046434106358

Knights Of Columbus Northern California District (St Junipero Serra)

A message from our Worthy Vice Supreme Master Dave Ryan and Worthy District Master T.W. Starkweather regarding the US Veterans Affairs.

Here is the Area Map to see how the various Assemblies are served.

Exemplification

To be added to the mailing list for other 4th degree information contact Worthy District Secretary Ed Blake at:

 

Response from Worthy Vice-Supreme Master Dave Ryan

Worthy Sir Knight,

There are two things I would caution you on electing new 4th degree members to an office in the assembly.

First, how long has the been in the Knights? If less than three years I would really question is he ready to accept this responsibility? Does he know enough about the working of the order and the laws rules. protocol and also traditions local, state and national.

Second, what positions/offices are you considering the new members for? If anything, other than sentries or possible recorder I would recommend against any higher position unless he has held all the offices of his council and was successful in fulfilling those positions and has 6 to 10 years in the Knights.

A case that I’m aware of: An individual joined the Knights and the next month he was elected as Grand Knight and he made his 4th degree in early May, same year, and three days later was elected to the position of Captain of his Assembly and the next to FN. This individual, though very dedicated to the order, didn’t have any knowledge on the workings of the council or assembly. He was overwhelmed by what he was tasked with. Result, due to his lack of knowledge of the working of the council and assembly he bucked the system to do it his way without any regard as to the laws and rules of the order and total lack of respect for the superior officers of the order. As such he was removed from his office and as a result resigned from the Knights. I’m convinced in this case both the Council and Assembly did a disservice to this Brother by talking him into running for these positions long before he was ready and we lost a valuable asset.

David M Ryan, PSD, FM Vice Supreme Master

We are pleased to welcome “The Supply Room” (TSR) as the new distributor of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree regalia. TSR is a world-class, leading distributer of military and law enforcement uniforms, located in Oxford, Alabama. In addition to 100+ years of experience and a solid reputation for quality, they will offer customer service representatives dedicated to Knights of Columbus uniform orders.
Our uniforms will remain of the highest quality, while the cost will drop to $449. Because of the transition, all ordering of uniforms will be suspended Nov. 1 and resume on Dec. 1.

What to know (when sales resume on December 1st):
As before, orders may be placed at kofcuniform.com. The customer service number remains the same and is available at 1-833-562-4327. TSR customer service is able to assist with questions regarding uniforms ordered from the previous fulfillment company. We remain grateful to our Sir Knights and are proud of the dignity and respect with which you represent the Order in your parishes and communities. Thank you for letting us serve you.

If You Haven't Done It, Do It Now

If you haven’t ordered updated Form 4s from Supreme, do it NOW!! The correct Form 4 has a date code in the upper right hand corner of the Form to the right of the “Printed in USA” logo that says 10/14. That is the date code for the English version of the Form. For the Spanish version, that date code is 7/11

These Forms are free of charge, your Assembly only pays for shipping.

Make the Connection to the US Department of Veterans Affairs

“Make the Connection is an essential program of outreach to those veterans who are suffering, need help, but are reluctant to ask or unaware of the support available from Veterans Affairs.”

Children at Holy Trinity School Teach Us About Veterans Day

On November 12th, the students at Holy Trinity School in El Dorado Hills invited Veterans to attend a special assembly to thank those who fought to protect our country. Here are some of the poems that were read. After speaking with their teacher who arranged this event, she said this was an annual event, so if you are a history buff, a veteran or interested in our children's education, plan to attend. You won't be sorry.

 

Patriotic Rosary

As the patriotic degree, you might want to consider praying the Patriotic Rosary, which is here as a PDF file.

What is a Callout?

There still seems to be some confusion on what is allowed to be worn at a callout as of July1, 2019.

These are just examples, the term callout has not changed, only what is allowed to be worn.

Here is what is allowed:

There is no reason, to not show-up at a brother knights funeral and provide him with honor and dignity he deserves.

There is no greater honor than standing guard at a brothers funeral.

The only real change is "No Cape, No Chapeaux, no sword without the new uniform".

Should a brother show up wishing to wear a Cape, Chapeaux and sword, he will be asked to leave it in the car and join wearing his Tux and gloves. No argument, and join his brothers, with the class of a catholic gentlemen.

I respect those gentlemen that made the decision not to purchase the new uniform, I would still encourage them to show their brothers the respect by standing guard or participating as a member, no different than those brothers that stood by those in Cape and Chapeaux years past.

If anyone has any questions, please contact me.

Thank You,

Ken Rose
Master Central CA District
St. Junipero Serra Province

 

Welcome a New Assembly to Our District

We proudly welcome our newest assembly Our Lady of Guadalupe #3803 headquartered at:
Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St.
San Francisco CA 94109

Thank you to our Worthy District Master TW Starkweather for his leadership and guidance to make this assembly a reality. It is one of 45 of the assemblies in the Northern California District of the St. Junipero Province.

 

4TH Degree Officers

For more information you can contact the following brothers:
Senior District Marshal Tim Fukuda