Worthy Grand Knights, Membership Directors, Others Bringing Candidates:
Please be sure to note in this email what is required for you to bring to the First Degree Ceremony.
The next First Degree ceremonial at Msgr. Joseph M. Donahue Council 12988 is scheduled for all third Monday's in 2018-2019 Fiscal Year at 7:00 PM in the Sullivan Room of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH 03110.
The degree will be conducted in the Sullivan Room which is in the basement of the Parish Office. The Parish Office is located behind the Church. The entrance to the Sullivan Room is on the left side of the building through a green door marked “Sullivan Room” and then down the stairs. Knights who are Spectators are to enter through this door.
All candidates are to report to the Antechamber no later than 6:30 PM, which is located in the Parish Activity Center, which is behind the Parish Office. Enter through the front door, down the hall to your left, Classroom 12A. A council member will escort the candidate to the Antechamber.
All Grand Knights, Council Membership Directors or Others who have candidates are asked tocontact the First Degree Team Captain, Chris Bond in advance at bondchrisg [AT] gmail [DOT] com or at 603-488-5854 or 603-703-3811 to inform him of the number of Candidates and Knights Spectators who plan to attend. This will assist Msgr. Joseph Donahue 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:
1. Your Constitutional Roll.
2. First Degree Kit which includes the book “These Men They Call Knights” (dated 7/11); and a rosary.
3. Lapel pin.
4. First Degree Membership Card signed by the Financial Secretary and Grand Knight.
5. Candidates’ signed Form 100.
All Knights who are Spectators must present a their current 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.
NOTE: Please don't just show up for the degree - You must first register by contacting Chris Bond the First Degree Team Captain (see above for contact instructions).