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.

Honor Guard Call-Out to the California State Capitol

Dear Worthy HGC’s,

This coming Sunday is our 3rd annual Blessing of the Nativity Crèche at the California State Capitol. This is the last one for this decade as we head into a new decade. Let us try and have a big contingency of Honor Guard members from each of our assemblies as we remember the reason for the season, and we remember our members who have passed this year.

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019 Location: North steps of the State Capitol, (approximately L St. and 11th St.) HG Arrival Time: 2:00 PM Start Time: 3:00 PM Contact Person: Senior District Marshal Tim Fukuda, (916) 539-4811

Please disseminate this information immediately. Remember that all members of your assemblies are members of your Honor Guard. They can wear the uniform with swords. The tux with social baldric and white gloves and dark suits with social baldrics and white gloves are approved (no swords). We encourage your members to join us, as well as their families.

Happy Advent and hope to see all of you there.

Tim Fukuda,
Senior District Marshal
(916) 539-4811

Fourth Degree Exemplification February 7-9 Rohnert Park

A fourth degree exemplification is being held Feb. 7-9 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park. More details are on the flyer and here is the candidate registration packet and the members packet. For questions, issues and concerns, contact the District Secretary Ed Blake at: 408-205-6651 or email at . Deadline for payments and tickets is January 27th 2020. You can make your hotel reservations by going online to:
https://tinyurl.com/KoCFeb2020 or by calling the Doubletree directly at: Doubletree Hotel Rohnert Park One Doubletree Drive Rohnert Park CA 94928-1336 Main #: 707-584-5466. DO NOT CALL Hilton’s 800 toll free reservation number as they will not have the correct information on our event.

Some of you have been contacting me to inquire what is the daily room rate for the Doubletree Inn at Rohnert Park. The answer is: $120.00/night plus tax, which is a total of 137.15 per night.

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