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September 21st, 2018

September 25th …. Assembly meeting to be held at Sacred Heart in Muskegon.  Council #13579 Holy Rosary Council to host with social to be at 6:30pm and meeting at 7:30pm.
Candidates for the upcoming 4th degree exemplification will be read at this meeting.  We need the candidate’s properly completed form 4, candidate registration form, and payment at this meeting.  The Assembly Comptroller will send to the District Comptroller.
Faithful Comptroller

August 31st, 2018

Good Afternoon Sir Knights,
Attached is the information letter, Member Registration form, and Candidate Registration form for the October 26, 2018 Exemplification.

The Exemplification for Michigan District 4 will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the K C Banquet Center, 5830 Clyde Park Ave. S.W., Wyoming, Michigan, in the North Hall (on the back side of the building).  Registration will begin at 5:00 pm, the Exemplification will be at 6:00 pm.  Dinner will be served at approximately 8:00 PM.  There will be no lady’s program, however, candidates’ wives and members wives are most welcomed to come and meet Lady Marie and the dignitary’s wives for fellowship.  Candidates cost for the exemplification is $70.   Dinner cost for assembly members and candidate’s guests will be $25.00 per person.

CANDIDATES MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF A CURRENT 3RD DEGREE MEMBERSHIP CARD ON THE DAY OF THE EXEMPLIFICATION. Dress code is black or dark suit dark shoes, white shirt and tie.  Ladies dress code is business casual.

Membership Registration form:  Members send their registration forms directly to the District Comptroller by the Friday October 19, 2018.  Please do not use this form for Candidate Registration.
Candidate Registration form:  Based on the District mandated registration deadline vs. our meeting schedule, we will need the completed Candidate Registration forms,properly completed form 4s, and registration fees by our Tuesday September 25th meeting.  Candidates will be read at that meeting.  Please do not send Candidateregistration forms directly to the District Comptroller.  Also please do not use this form for Member Registration.
If you have any questions or need further information please contact me.
Faithful Comptroller

Letter To FN & FCCandidate RegistrationMember Registration


2018 4th Degree Exemplification:

August 28th, 2018

Brother Sir Knights and Families:

For those attending our  Annual 4th Degree Family Picnic tonight. In case of rain tonight we will eat inside the hall. 

 Time: 6:30 pm serving dinner, Please bring a dish to pass.  
Location: ST. Thomas – 3252 Apple Ave – Muskegon
 The host Council this year is 2975 – Grand Haven. 
 If you have any questions let me know.  Please email :  jwalkenhorst@ymail.com  or call me (616) 502 -1293
 Vivat Jesus!
 Jim Walkenhorst PGK, PFN

July 26th, 2018:

  • 4th Degree Exempt – The latest tentative date is Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at Saint Patrick – Saint Anthony, Grand Haven. This will be hosted by Assembly 474.  More information to follow soon.  Please begin recruiting at your next council meeting and get your form 4 into our Assembly.
  • Our Faithful Navigator Mike Lewis,  has asked that I invite you and your family to our Annual 4th Degree Picnic. 
    Date: Tuesday August 28th
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: ST. Thomas – 3252 Apple Ave – Muskegon (In case of rain, we will eat inside the hall)

    RSVP: by August 14th: I need # attending from your family 

     Please bring a dish to pass.

     The host Council this year is 2975 – Grand Haven, they will be grilling burgers and hot dogs, so that we don’t run short on food please let me know if you are attending and  # of adults and # of children. If you have any questions let me know. 

     Please email RSVP to:  jwalkenhorst@ymail.com


July 24th, 2018:

  • 4th Degree Ceremony  – We were all informed at tonights meeting that the next degree would be hosted Saint Patricks in Grand Haven.  The targeted date is December 15th, although there was much discussion and concern about hosting such an event in December.  Most thought we would have much better participation if the event were hosted in either October or January.  Our Faithful Navigator Mike Lewis will contact the Master to see if we can switch to another date.  This will be followed up upon at our next Assembly meeting in September at Sacred Heart.
  • The Annual Family Assembly Picnic is schedule to be held on August 28th, 2018, 6:30 PM at Saint Thomas in Muskegon.  The hosting council will be 2975, Grand Haven.  They will be providing hamburger, hotdogs, chicken.  They will also provide plates, cutlery, cups, and condemns.