DEGREES - ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


UPCOMING DEGREES

1st (Admission) Degree - Initiation for New Members to the Knights of Columbus

The next 1st Degree will be held at the Council 3744 Hall (location - CLICK HERE) and is currently scheduled to take place on Tue Sept 19, 2017.

Check-in time for the degree is 6:30pm with the ceremonial to start at 8:00pm. 

Please help us expedite the check-in process by having a fully completed Application for Membership (Knights Form 100) with you when you arrive.  We especially appreciate if your sponsor can attend the ceremony to support your entry into the Knights of Columbus.

Chris Lopez PGK, Membership Director, can be contacted at 310-305-4028 to answer any questions.

2nd (Formation) Degree

The next 2nd Degree to be held at the Council 3744 Hall (location - CLICK HERE) will take place on Tue Oct 17, 2017.

All Knights having completed their 1st Degree, whether recently or many years ago, are encouraged to continue the journey to full Knighthood at this upcoming event.

Check-in time for the degree is 6:30pm with the ceremonial to start at 8:00pm.

Chris Lopez PGK, Membership Director, can be contacted at 310-305-4028 to answer any questions.

3rd (Knighthood) Degree

All Brother Knights having completed the 1st and 2nd Degree are encouraged to contact Chris Lopez PGK if they would like to attend an upcoming 3rd Degree Ceremony.

As soon as the next 3rd Degree is scheduled, it will be posted here.  

If you are interested in attending a future 3rd Degree, please contact Membership Director Chris Lopez PGK at 310-305-4028.

4th (Patriotic) Degree

The annual 4th Degree Exemplification for the Southern Calfornia District is typically held each fall.

The next local 4th Degree is now scheduled and will be held on September 30, 2017 at:

     Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
     3635 Fashion Way
     Torrance, CA  90503

3rd Degree Knights in good standing are eligible to join Fr Hawe Assembly with no waiting period.  Completed applications and fee payment must be presented by the Sept Assembly meeting.

Exemplification applications and further details can be obtained by contacting Tom Ullman PGK at 310-670-0605 when the date gets closer.


RECENTLY COMPLETED DEGREES

1st Degree

Congratulations to the three candidates who made their 1st Degree on Mar 21, 2016 at the "Knight Before Easter" 1st Degree ceremony held at the Council Hall.

Pictured after the Degree ceremony are (left to right) Insurance Field Agent Mike Rachford PGK, Grand Knight Alex Flores, New Brother Andrew Dawson (Visitation) with his proposer Joseph De Stefano II, and New Brothers Juan "Luis" Martin (Visitation) and Michael Wagenbrenner (Visitation) with their proposer Membership Chairman Chris Lopez PGK.

Please reach out to welcome our three newest Brother Knights!
 - Andrew Dawson
 - Luis Martin
 - Michael Wagenbrenner

2nd Degree

On July 18, 2017 Council 3744 hosted a 2nd Degree with 21 Brother Knights from 8 different Councils completing their 2nd Degree, including 2 Knights from Council 3744.

Be sure to congratulate our Brother Knight on completing this important second step in his progress toward full Knighthood:

 - Richard Tuholski
 - Luis Martin

3rd Degree

The Sept 18, 2016 3rd Degree Ceremonial held in Manhattan Beach included an impressive 11 Brother Knights from Council 3744.

We are proud to welcome to full Knighthood the following Brother Knights:
 - Tochukwu Okafor
 - Michael Collins II
 - Peter Haber
 - John Herred
 - Victor Ewubor
 - Karl Krumbach
 - Joseph Berg
 - Raymond Delgado
 - Stephen Reznik
 - David Heppell
 - Thomas Gasper

Special thanks also go out to the Council 3744 sideliners at the Degree: Ralph Hayne, Ben Glesz, Tino Carbajal, Brian Lockwood and Chris Lopez.

4th Degree

The annual 4th Degree Exemplification for the Southern California District was held Oct 22, 2016 at the Irvine Marriott.

Congratulations to the following Brother Knights of Council 3744 who completed the 4th Degree that day and have joined the Fr Hawe Assembly:
 - Ben Glesz
 - Michael Thomas
 - Peter Haber