1st DEGREE – DERRY
Fourth Saturday’s in 2017 & 2018
Worthy Grand Knights, Membership Directors, Others Bringing Candidates:
The First Degree ceremonial at St. Thomas Aquinas Council 3023 is scheduled for all
Fourth Saturday’s in 2017 & 2018 at 9:00 AM, in the basement of St. Thomas Aquinas church, 26 Crystal Ave. Derry, NH 03038.
The degree will be conducted in the main hall of the basement. Parking is behind the church. The entrance is on the side of the church, the door closest to the front of the church. All candidates and spectators (Knights) are to enter through this door.
All candidates are to enter the antechamber No later than 8:30 AM which is the first door on the left at the bottom of the stairs. Spectators will be directed to the main hall by the Inside guard.
All Grand Knights, Council Membership Directors or Others who have candidates are asked to contact the First Degree Team Captain, John Dowd in advance at derryjpdowd [AT] gmail [DOT] com or at 603-426-7017 to inform him of the number of Candidates and Knights Spectators who plan to attend. This will assist the St. Thomas Aquinas Council to be properly prepared for the Exemplification.
Please do not delay in making arrangements for your candidates.
The dress code is jacket, tie and appropriate footwear for both the Candidates and Knights Spectators.
All Councils are responsible for bringing the following:
Your Constitutional Roll
First Degree Kit which includes the book “These Men They Call Knights” (dated 7/11); and a rosary.
First Degree Membership Card signed by the Financial Secretary and Grand Knight.
Candidates’ signed Form 100.
All Knights who are Spectators must present a 2017 membership card in order to be admitted to the Degree Ceremonial.
The principle of this degree is Charity, so let your council show their enthusiasm and support for these candidates by their attendance at this First Degree Exemplification.
Email derryjpdowd [AT] gmail [DOT] com
First Degree Team Captain