DEGREES - ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


UPCOMING DEGREES

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

The next 1st Degree, the "Knights Before Christmas", will be held at the Council 3744 Hall (location - CLICK HERE) and is currently scheduled to take place on Tue Dec 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 Jan 16, 2018.

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.

The next 3rd Degree will be announced here when it is scheduled. 

We would very much like to have all of our 2nd Degree Brother Knights take the opportunity to complete the journey to full Knighthood.  Brothers Chris Lopez PGK and Mike Rachford PGK will be reaching out to all Brothers qualified to make this Degree to encourage you to consider taking the this Degree.

Please contact Membership Director Chris Lopez PGK at 310-305-4028 for more information about this Degree or to make your reservation so he can arrange for your to participation.

4th (Patriotic) Degree

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

The next local 4th Degree will be scheduled in the Fall of 2018 and details of the Degree will appear here when they are announced.

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 two Council 3744 candidates who completed their 1st Degree on Sept 19, 2017 held at the Council Hall.

Pictured after the Degree ceremony are (left to right) Grand Knight Alex Flores, Proposer Ben Glesz with his candidate New Knight Scott Wherity, candidate New Knight James (Jimmy) Scria with Proposer Charles (Chuck) Mondello and Membership Chairman Chris Lopez PGK..

Please reach out to welcome our two newest Brother Knights!
 - Scott Wherity
 - James (Jimmy) Scira

2nd Degree

On Oct, 2017 Council 3744 hosted a 2nd Degree which included one Brother Knight from Council 3744.


Pictured after the Degree are (from left to right) Brother Mike Rachford PGK, new 2nd Degree Brother Knight Scott Wherity and his sponsor Brother Ben Glesz.

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

 - Scott Wherity

3rd Degree

The Sept 10, 2017 3rd Degree Ceremonial held in Manhattan Beach included 6 Brother Knights from Council 3744.


Pictured after the Degree ceremony are (left to right) Membership Director Chris Lopez PGK, Brother Michael Wagenbrenner, Brother Miguel Padilla, sponsor Alex Padilla, Brother Alejandro (Alex) Padilla II, Brother Matt Ceballos, Brother Andrew Dawson and Michael Rachford PGK.  Also present but not pictured were sponsor Ben Glesz and Brother Richard Tuholski.

We are proud to welcome to full Knighthood the following Brother Knights:
 - Michael Wagenbrenner
 - Miguel Padilla
 - Alejandro (Alex) Padilla
 - Matt Ceballos
 - Andrew Dawson
 - Richard Tuholski

Special thanks also go out to the Council 3744 sideliners at the Degree: Alex Padilla, Ben Glesz, Michael Rachford PGK and Chris Lopez PGK.

4th Degree

The annual 4th Degree Exemplification for the Fr Hawe Assembly of the Southern California District was held Sept 30, 2017 at the Torrance Marriott. 

Congratulations to Brother Knight Michael Wagenbrenner (right) of Council 3744 who completed the 4th Degree that day and have joined the Fr Hawe Assembly, pictured here with Sir Knight Tom Ullman PGK.