Potomac Assembly 2204

 

 

Potomac Assembly 2204 Alexandria, Virginia

 

 

 

 

Faithful Navigator – Ed Stance (stanceed@aol.com)

Faithful Captain – Bob Reynolds

Faithful Pilot – Larry Clark

Color Corp Manual – Feb 2018 (click here)

New Uniform Update (Nov 2017): The transition period for implementation of the new uniform is extended until June 30, 2019, an additional year from the original implantation date. During this period both the uniform and the service regalia may be worn. The uniform will be given preference in the line of march and in formations. Click here for additional information re: uniform preference and protocol.

CALENDAR ———————-

  • Full Year 2017-2018 Potomac Assembly 2204 Calendar (Updated July 6th, 2017) – click here

NAVIGATOR’S LOG ———–

  • May & June 2017 Log (click here)
  • July & August 2017 Log (click here)
  • September & October 2017 Log (click here).
  • November & December 2017 Log (click here)
  • January & February 2018 Log (click here)
  • March & April 2018 Log (click here)
  • May & June 2018 Log (click here)
  • July & August 2018 Log (click here)
  • September & October 2018 Log (click here)
  • November & December 2018 Log (click here)
  • January & February 2019 Log (pending)

2017 – 2018 Award Applications/Submissions

2018 Civic Award Application for 2204 –  Given to those assemblies deemed outstanding in their implementation of an agenda of patriotic programming for the 2017-2018
fraternal year who are eligible to receive the Supreme Council’s CIVIC AWARD (to read the application click here)

2018 Sir Knight of the Year Award Nomination for Assembly 2204 – Ray Duff (click here to read application)

Potomac Assembly 2204 “To Be A Patriot Award” Competitionclick here to read the submission for award

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February 2019 (pending updates)

  • Feb 2nd, Saturday, 11:00am – Patriotic Rosary   Mt Vernon Council 5998, back of Bingo hall.  Coffee & donuts provided.  Please bring a friend or relative to see the Rosary in a new light
  • Feb 18th, Monday 1pm, 2019 President’s Day Parade  — A large contingent of Assembly 2204 were present to march in the parade (see left, click here for other photos).  The parade started at 1pm at Fairfax & Gibbon Streets but the fun began at 10:30am at St Mary’s school where the Knights will gathered pre-parade to enjoy coffee, donuts, etc.  …..with hot dogs and chile post-parade.  Else, the Knights needed to be in position by 12:30pm.  Attire was new uniform or Regalia.  RSVP was either Fred Beata (fred2pkg@gmail.com) or Ed Stance (stanceed@aol.com).   Classic cars by John Doherty and Jim Batchelder with go-carts by the Shriners.  Details about the event can be found here.
  • Feb 23rd, Saturday – POLAR PLUNGE!!!!!!!Please donate to our District 13 team (to Donate click here  then click on the team member you wish to donate to by clicking on the “Members” tab). The Plunge will take place at Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant in Dumfires, VA (click here for event info).  To join the team, click here,  click on “Join the Plunge”, click on “Become a Fundraiser”, click on “Join a Team”, then page over about 2 pages until you find our “Knights of Columbus – District 13” team, then click and follow the prompts!  Last year, our KofC 459 Polar Bears raised approximately $7500 for Special Olympics.  Pictures of the 2018 group can be found by clicking here.  Many thanks to the participants and especially the donors that made it all possible.  For  further details regarding the event, please contact Larry Clark (hlclark63@gmail.com)
  • Feb 25th – General Membership Meeting.  Starting at 7:30pm with an Officers Only Meeting at 7:00pm

January 2019 (pending updates)

  • Jan 5th, Saturday – Patriotic Rosary, 11:00am, Council 5998.  We will pray our monthly Patriotic Rosary for our nation.   Please consider doing this Rosary for a good hour of turning over our worries and concerns to our Blessed Mother.  The Council room will be set up at approximately 10:45am
  • Jan 6th -Fourth Degree Mass, 9:00am, Good Shepherd Church (Sunday) – Mass will be followed by a Champagne Brunch at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club dinning room beginning at 10:30am.  All Sir Knights should be in official 4th degree social regalia (dark suit, plain white shirt, conservative tie, social baldric, and the official 4th degree pin (PG-113) only.   Remember that the tuxedo with social baldric is no longer the official 4th degree social regalia uniform or dress.  Sir Knights are encouraged to attend with their souses and/or family members.   If you do not have social attire, please come to Mass please and use your best judgement for dress.   Please RSVP to Faithful Navigator, Ed Stance (email at top) no later than January 4th.
  • Jan 13th Freedom Parade, Fredericksburg, VA – details to follow soon

Jan 15th & 16th – The Incorrupt Heart of Saint Jean Marie Vianney; Exposition, Veneration and Masses.   Click here for my pictures from the event — including the Holy Hour on Wednesday, Jan 16th, with Fr Patrice Chocholski, Rector of the Shrine of St Jean Jean Marie Vianney in Ars, France.  Click here for all the parish photos.  Click here for the schedule.  Many thanks to all the Knights, Sir Knights and Past & current Faithful Navigators that helped make this a huge success by standing guard over the relic and distributing the nearly 4000 prayer cards.   Please contact Past Faithful Navigator, Buck Coates, for further details on the event (buck.coates@comcast.net)

A note of appreciation from our Rector of The Basilica of St Mary, Fr Hathaway:  Please extend my appreciation to all the members of Assembly 2204 for their excellent job of escorting the relic the Basilica of Saint Mary was so privileged to host last Tuesday and Wednesday. You all did a super job working in coordination with our council and assisting so many to receive the graces of this visit.  Yours in Christ, Father Hathaway

  • Jan 18th (Friday) – March for Life – The March for Life Rally will take place at 12:00 pm at 12th Street on the National Mall, in between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive.  Following the Rally, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets at approximately 1:00 pm.   The Basilica of Saint Mary’s chartered bus will pick up parishioners in front of the church at 11:30 am and return sometime between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.  Sign-up for the free bus online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0445ACA622ABFA7-stmary1  If you want to meet parishioners at the March, we plan to gather at the corner of 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.  Look for our large banner.  For additional information contact Melinda Zakrzwski at StMOTProLife@gmail.com or 703-624-1684.
  • Attendee Group Photo

Jan 28th – Renewal of Obligations – Business Meeting/Renewal of Obligations: Mt Vernon Council 5998, 7:00.  All Fourth degree Knights should be in attendance wearing the proper attire.  All Officers should be in official 4th degree social regalia: that is: dark suit, plain white shirt, conservative tie, social baldric, and the official 4th degree pin (PG-113) only. Members are encouraged to also wear a dark suite, plain white shirt, conservative tie, social baldric, and official 4th degree pin. Remember the tux with social baldric is no longer the official 4th degree uniform, and should not be worn as such.  However, it is more important to have members attend the ceremony, so if you cannot be in the official social dress of the 4th degree, you should still plan on attending the ceremony, and please use your best judgement for the proper dress.The ceremony will be under the direction of Former Master Cy Alba and Northern Virginia Marshal Phil Kennedy or an appointed representative.  Each of the appointed representatives will have the colored cloths with them but will use the sword, flag and Cross for the Ceremony provided by the Potomac Assembly. The Renewal of Obligations ceremony is considered a Ceremonial and attendance/participation is restricted to Members of the Fourth Degree.

Ladies and third degree members are not permitted to attend the actual Ceremony, but may wait in the Bar Area until the Ceremony/Meeting has concluded. Food and refreshments will be served after the Ceremony. The Renewal of Obligation Ceremony is part of the regular business meeting. The Meeting is opened as usual and then the Ceremony takes place. After the Ceremony, the business meeting is continued.  NEW SIR KNIGHTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY AND A SPEICAL EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO GET NEW SIR KNIGHTS TO ATTEND.

December 2018

  • Dec 1st, Saturday – Patriotic Rosary, 11:00am, Council 5998.  We will pray our monthly Patriotic Rosary for our nation.   Please consider doing this Rosary for a good hour of turning over our worries and concerns to our Blessed Mother.   We start December with our preparation for the feast of the Immaculate Conception & Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and anticipation to the birth or our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  The Council room will be set up at approximately 10:45am
  • Dec 7thPearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • Dec 8thThe Immaculate Conception of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)
  • Dec 17thMonthly Membership Meeting, 7:30pm, Council 5998

Dec 21st -Simbang Gabi Mass, St Louis Church, 7:00pm (Friday); The Color Corps was present at the Simbang Gabi Mass, a traditional Filipino Novena Mass (click here for photos).  A Rosary was said prior to the Mass

  • Dec 25th – Christmas Day
  • Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve

November 2018

 

  • Nov 5th – Honor Flight consisting of approximately 90 men & women veterans from Central Missouri mainly from the Vietnam era.  On hand to take pictures and shake hands were Larry Clark and Buck Coates.   Here’s the link to info on Honor Flights  to DCA Reagan National (click here)

 

 

 

Nov 11th – Centennial of the End of the First World War –  The 2204 Honor Guard participated in the Holy Mass and a ceremony of flags, pipes, poetry and military displays on Sunday, November 11th, at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. The event was cosponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.  The event served as the premier Catholic commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought the Great War to a close at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918.

 

Nov 17thGala for the Archdiocese of Military Services at the St. Pope John Paul II Center.  Pictured is Grand Knight Joe Castillo with Archbishop Timothy Broglio

 

  • Nov 29th – Annual Memorial Mass at 5598 Council Hall:  Remembering our departed Brother Knights from Council 5998 (rescheduled from Nov 15th).  6:30pm Dinner; 7:30pm Rosary & Necrology; 8:00pm Mass; and, 8:45pm Social & Desserts

October 2018

 

Oct 7th, Annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton – click here for details

 

 

 

Oct 8th – Columbus Day, Provincial Event at Union Station, 9:30am. Color Guard with Regalia was present making 2204 proud

 

 

 

 

  • Oct 22nd – Assembly Meeting at Council 5998, 7:30pm.  Officer’s meeting at 7:00pm

Oct 27th – Fourth Degree Exemplification at AWD, Noon – Dulles, VA.  Congratulations to Tim Burns & Greg Smith (2nd & 3rd from left) on becoming 4th degree/Patriotic Knights.

 

 

 

Potomac Assembly 2204 is proud to announce that the Sir Knight of the Year for Colombian Year 2017-2018 is SK Herbert R. Duff, PGK, PFN, FCCC. – Patriotism!!  (see his application at top of page)

 

 

September 2018

Sept 4th, Tuesday, Father Vincent R Capodanno Memorial Mass, 6:30pm, Basilica of the National Shrine.  Showtime for Color Guard is 5:30pm.   All are welcomed

 

 

 

  • Sept 8th, Saturday, 10am, Dedication Mass for the Basilica of St Mary.  Show time for Color Guard is 9:30am.  The Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington will be attending.

Sept 8th – The Basilica of St Mary Celebrates its Consecration as a Minor Basilica (click here for photos)

 

 

  • Sept 24th, Monday, 7:30pm, Assembly Meeting at Mt Vernon Council 5998.  Officer’s meeting starts at 7:00pm

August 2018

  • Aug 4th, Saturday, 11am – Patriotic Rosary at Mt Vernon Council 5998

Aug 11th, Saturday, 5pm – Fr McGivney Memorial Mass at Fort Belvoir Council 11170 – Woodlawn Chapel.  Color Corps /Honor Guard to arrive at 4:30pm in full Regalia.  Click here for photos

 

  • Aug 18th, Saturday, 9am – 11am – All who are current members of the Color Corps or Honor Guard, and all those that wish to join, are asked to attend this mandatory training session.  Training will take place at Mt Vernon Council 5998.  Coffee and donuts provided starting at 8:30am.  Note: Navigator and Commander Training will be at 11am to 12pm.  Please bring service Baldric and Sword
  • Aug 27th, Monday, 7:30pm – Business Meeting at Council 5998 venue.  Officers meeting begins at 7:00pm

 

July 2018

  • July 7th, Saturday, 11am – Patriotic Rosary at Mt Vernon Council 5998
  • July 23rd, Monday, 7:30pm – Business Meeting at Council 5998 venue.  Officers meeting begins at 7:00pm

July 28th, Saturday, 10am (Color Corp at 9am), Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetery. Click here for photos

 

 

 

 

  • July 28th, Patriot Trail Event – 8:30am Mass, 10am Tour of war monuments near White House, 11:30am Brunch at Old Ebbitt Grill (click here for details).   This is an event by a fellow Assembly by Faithful Admiral Kelly Niernberger.
  • July 30th, Monday, 6:30pm, Past Faithful Navigator Party (Buck Coates), 6:30 for cocktails and 7pm dinner, El Paso Restaurant – 8746 Cooper Rd, Alexandria.  A great evening capping off a great 2017-18 Fraternal year in Assembly 2204 — led by Faithful Navigator, Buck Coates.  Click here for photos of the evening.

June 2018

  • June 2nd, Saturday, 11am – Patriotic Rosary at Mt Vernon Council 5998
  • June 3rd, Sunday – Color Corps support, Corpus Christi Procession, Basilica of St Mary.  Show time 4:30pm.  Includes 5pm Mass and procession from the Basilica to St Mary’s Cemetery and return.

 

June 25th, Monday, 7:30pm – Business Meeting at Council 5998 venue.  Officers meeting begins at 7:00pm.  Installation of Officers for the 2018-19 Fraternal year (click here for photo link)

 May 2018

  • May 29th, Tuesday, 7:30pm – Business Meeting at Mt Vernon Council 5998

April 2018

  • April 7th, Saturday, 11:00am – Patriotic Rosary at Council 5998

April 21st, Saturday, 12:00pm – Fourth degree exemplification.  Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4309 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Palmyra, VA (see March/April Nav Log ..click here…. for Hotel, dress code and guest details).   Contact Buck Coates for further details (buck.coates@comcast.net)

There were 117 candidates who became Fourth Degree Sir Knights in Palmyra, Virginia, which is east of Charlottesville, Virginia. A total of five candidates became Sir Knights from the Potomac Assembly.  Four of the five were from the Fitzgerald Council 459 (St. Joseph/St. Mary’s) and one from Mount Vernon Council 5998—Precious Andam.

Left to right: (new) SK Precious Andam, SK Maurice Chau, (new) SK Chris Zettler, (new) SK Tim Donnelly, Faithful Navi-gator SK Buck Coates, (new) SK Zach Waters, SK District Marshal Dave Todd, (new) SK Markus Fish, SK GK Bill Beach, and SK Ed Stance.  Missing from the picture is SK Steve Smith who is in the 4th degree choir

April 23rd – Potomac Assembly 2204 “Welcome New Sir Knights (4th Degree)” social at Houlihan’s.  Pictured (l-r) front row: Joe Castillo, Larry Clark, Dushyanthi & new Sir Knight Chris Zettler, and Ed Jones.  Back row (l-r) is: Buck Coates, Ben McCarter and Nate Murray.  Congratulations to Chris Zettler!

March 2018

  • March 3rd, Saturday, St Patrick’s Day Parade, (CANCELLED!!! High wind, weather) Old Town – Knights will meet at St Mary’s Lyceum (2nd floor) and walk to the start.  Parade start at approximately noon.  Sir Knights (SK) should wear the new uniform with beret and sword or full regalia, tux, cape, sword, chapeau and PG-113 pin.  We will leave boxes, etc., in the Lyceum.  Doughnuts and coffee will be available.  All Knights from the Councils are invited to participate in the parade.  The Sir Knight Color Corps will lead the Knights followed by the Council banners and all other Knights.  With a large turnout, we would like to show Alexandria that there is a strong Catholic men’s group in the city.   Hope to see you Saturday. Click here for background details on the parade from the Alexandria Old Town Patch newspaper.  Contact Buck Coates for further details (buck.coates@comcast.net)
  • *NEW DATE*March 18th, Sunday, St Patrick’s Day Parade, Old Town, Alexandria – (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 3rd)!!) Knights will meet at St Mary’s Lyceum (2nd floor).  Doors open at 10:30pm with ‘show time’ at noon’ (walk to the start  – about 8 blocks).  Parade start is changed to 1:30pm.  Also, parade route has been shortened such that the start & finish are at the same place.  Sir Knights (SK) should wear the new uniform with beret and sword or full regalia, tux, cape, sword, chapeau and PG-113 pin.  We will leave boxes, etc., in the Lyceum.  Doughnuts and coffee will be available.  All Knights are encouraged to participate (see above).  Contact Buck Coates for further details (buck.coates@comcast.net)

St Patrick’s Day Parade, March 18th Photos – click here.   The Knight’s were well represented by 2204 and 459.  Many thanks to all who joined in the festivities.

 

 

 

 

  • March 20th, Silver Rose Prayer Service, Tuesday, 6:30, The Basilica of St Mary.  Click here for background.

March 22nd, Thursday, Honor Flight Program.  Meeting of the Medal of Honor flight at Reagan National (DCA) – NY JFK to Washington.   36 of the approximate living 76 Medal of Honor recipients welcomed by Assembly 2204 and Council 459.  Click here for photos.  They were greeted at the gate and several applauding the Knights in general and one identifying himself as 3rd degree!!  Contact Buck Coates for further details on our excursion (buck.coates@comcast.net).  More on Honor Flights can be found at: http://honorflightdca.com

 

 

 

  • March 26th, Monday, 7:30pm – Business Meeting at Council 5998 venue.  Officers meeting begins at 7:00pm.  It’ll be the last call for Patriotic degree (4th) candidates.   Also, interested Sir Knights should talk to the Trustees about joining the Officer’s Slate for the 2018-19 Fraternal Year.

February 2018

Feb 19th – George Washington Day Parade, Old Town, 11:30am -Brothers: Knights from all across the region marched in the upcoming George Washington Day Parade in Alexandria on February 19.  Click here to see the review of the event and the Potomac Assembly’s 3rd place “Honor Guard” award.

 

Feb 20th – Formation Degree Exemplification.  Faithful Navigator, Buck Coates, was the honoree at the District 13 Formation degree ceremony at the Mt Vernon Council 5998.  Congrats Buck!!!

  • Feb 26th (Monday) – Business Meeting, 7:00 Officers premeeting & 7:30pm business meeting. Council 5998 as venue.   Please bring the names of the 4th degree candidates to be read into the minutes.  Exemplification will be on Saturday, April 21st.   Contact Buck Coates for further details (buck.coates@comcast.net).

 January 2018

  • Dec 31st – Mass to Celebrate the End of 2017 & Beginning of 2018: Brother Sir Knights, we are holding an Assembly Mass at 0900 at Good Shepherd on 31 December 2017 for our Sir Knights and their families. Our Faithful Friar, Father Ramon Baez will celebrate the Mass. This is a great way to celebrate and close out 2017 and prepare for the new year.  We have a reservation at the Officer’s Club, 5500 Schulz Circle, Bldg. 20 on Fort Belvoir following the Mass. They have a great brunch at very reasonable prices (Non-Members: $28.95, Children 6-12: $10.95, under 5 free). Please bring your families and make this a true end of year social. Click here for further details and Sign-Up Genius.
  • Jan 1st – New Year’s Day/Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Jan 6th – 11am, Patriotic Rosary at Council 5998
  • Jan 22nd – Business Mtg, 7pm officers & 7:30pm general assembly

December 2017

  • Dec 2nd – 11am, Patriot Rosary at Council 5998
  • Dec 8th – Dedication of the Trinity Dome, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 12pm – “Show Time” is 11am.   The Vice Supreme Master has declared the dedication of the Trinity Dome, at the BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 400 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20017, on December 8 at 12 Noon, a Calvert Province event (click here for directions) The Supreme Knight will be in attendance.  The Order is in large measure responsible for the Trinity Dome.  Let us show our pride by a large turnout.  We will meet downstairs in the Chapel at 11 AM.  Please wear the New uniform with Service Baldric and Gloves if you have it or Full Service Regalia.  The sword will not be worn.  The small PG-113, Emblem of the Fourth Degree, will be the only pin worn.
  • Dec 18th – 7pm for Officers, 7:30pm for general assembly, Business Meeting at Council 5998 (directions)  Contact Buck Coates for further details (buck.coates@comcast.net).
  • Dec 25thChristmas Day
  • Dec 31st – Mass to Celebrate the End of 2017 & Beginning of 2018: Brother Sir Knights, we are holding an Assembly Mass at 0900 at Good Shepherd on 31 December 2017 for our Sir Knights and their families. Our Faithful Friar, Father Ramon Baez will celebrate the Mass. This is a great way to celebrate and close out 2017 and prepare for the new year.  We have a reservation at the Officer’s Club, 5500 Schulz Circle, Bldg. 20 on Fort Belvoir following the Mass. They have a great brunch at very reasonable prices (Non-Members: $28.95, Children 6-12: $10.95, under 5 free). Please bring your families and make this a true end of year social. Click here for further details and Sign-Up Genius.

November 2017

  • Nov 4th – Patriotic Rosary, 11:00am at Council 5998
  • Nov 5th – The Potomac Assembly 2204 supported a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorating the start of WWI
  • Nov 11th – Veterns Day, Patriotic Degree (4th), Portsmouth, VA
  • Nov 18th – Archdiocese For Military Service Mass at St John Paul II Shrine (click here for web link).  In the photo are former Council 459 Grand Knights, Larry Clark (l) and Buck Coates (r, background) as part of the joint Color Corps Honor Guard with Sir Knights from the Archdiocese of Washington District.  Many thanks to Elizabeth Scheuren for providing the photos.
  • Nov 27th – Business meeting & Welcome New Sir Knights Social, 7pm, at Council 5998 (8592 Richmond Hwy, directions click here).  Also, Pot Luck Social to welcome new Sir Knights as well as Movie night. We look forward to seeing you and we will be presenting the 4th Degree Certificates to the new Sir Knights.  We will also enjoy a movie concurrent with hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, etc., and the bar will be open!!  Please bring your children.   Details and sign-up can be found in the Sign-Up Genius (click here).  If there are any questions please contact FN Buck Coates (buck.coates@comcast.net).

 October 2017

  • Oct 7th – 11:00am, Patriotic Rosary at St Marys.  Small reception to follow at Fr Rankin House.
  • Oct 8th – 10th, Peter Butler Visitation, Funeral & Burial.  Visitation (8th): Demaine Funeral Home; Funeral (9th): Good Shepard, Burial (10th): St Mary’s Cemetery.
  • Oct 23th – Business Mtg, 7pm – Officers & 7:30pm General Assembly.  Council 5998 as venue.

September 2017

  • Sept 2nd – Patriotic Rosary, 11:00am at Council 5998
  • Sept 24th – Business Mtg.  7:00pm Officers & 7:30pm General Assembly.  Council 5998 as venue.

August 2017

  • Thursday, August 3rd – 6:00PM to ~9:30pm – “Assembly 2204 Movie Night” Dunkirk” –– at AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria (Click here for directions, just off Eisenhower).  Click here for the Sign-up Genius.
  • Saturday, August 5th – 11am: Patriotic Rosary at Mt Vernon Council 5998
  • Tuesday, August 22nd – Installation of Pastor at St Louis.  Color Corps Honor Guard as part of service.  Maximum turnout is requested. See FN Buck Coates for details.  Time of Mass etc to be determined
  • Monday, August 28th – Past Faithful Navigator, Fred Beata, Dinner.   The party will be on August 28, 2017 at the El Paso Mexican Restaurant, 8746 Cooper Road, Alexandria, VA 22309 starting at 6:30 pm for cocktails and ordering, with dinner starting at 7:00 pm (click here for directions). Cost is $20.00 per person with meals from a select menu, but with non-alcoholic drinks. The POC is Captain Ed Stance and you can pay him when you see him This also doubles as the monthly Business Meeting. Click here for Sign-up Genius

July 2017

  • Saturday, July 22nd, 8:15 – 11:00amArlington Cemetery – Laying of the Wreath: Saturday (contact Ed Stance for more info at stanceed@aol.com)  We have been offered the opportunity for a guided tour of Arlington Cemetery by SK Dave Kammen, a member of the staff at Arlington. We will meet at 0815 on Memorial Drive, just across from the main administration building. Dave will lead us to parking and then we will board a small bus and proceed to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the 0900 changing of the Guard. After the ceremony, the Color Corps will place a wreath at the Tomb. Note, only four Color Corps members are allowed to place the wreath. Additional members are encouraged to wear regalia and support the wreath laying. No swords with regalia. Afterwards, SK Dave will take us on a tour of the main highlights of the cemetery.  Click here for the Sign-up Genius.  Information about Arlington Cemetery and the general event/background info can be found here.  See the link in the pic below to view the photos of the Color Guard from the July 22nd event.
2204 Color Guard Laying the Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (click here for photos)

 June 2017

  • Monday, June 26th – 7:30pm:  Potomac Assembly 2204 Installation of Officers 2017
    The Sir Knights of Potomac Assembly 2204 will form to install the officers for 2017-2018 Columbian Year (click here for list).  The uniform is tux, social baldric, pin of the order and name tags.  If you are coming from work, coat and tie or duty uniform is appropriate.  The Faithful District Master Tom Trudeau will preside.  All incoming officers should attend.  Newly elected officers should arrive 30 minutes early – 7:00pm.  If you are an incoming officer and not able to make the installation, please contact FN-elect Buck Coates, 703.751.8362.  Wives and significant others are invited to the ceremony and the dinner afterwards.  Wives and significant others of newly installed officers will be asked to assist with the presenting of the Jewels of office.  There will be light snacks in the lounge during the installation.  Afterwards there will be a catered dinner.   Location: Council #5998 located at 8592 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 (directions) The installation of Potomac Assembly Officers took place on June 26th.  Click here to see photos from the proceedings.

 

  • Sunday, June 18th, Corpus Cristi Procession, St Mary’s Church – Bishop Burbidge Celebrant & Procession Leader

      Sir Knights Pictured: Steve Smith, Emmett O’Hare and Joe Castillo

BACKGROUND ——————

The Potomac Assembly # 2204 is made of 4th degree knights from the following three Councils:

  • Fitzgerald Council # 459.   Grand Knight is Bill Beach wbeachkoc459@gmail.com
  • Mount Vernon Council #5998 Grand Knight is SK John J. Daly GrandKnight@KofC5998.org
  • Fort Belvoir Council # 11170   Grand Knight is ——– (to be updated)

The Potomac Assembly # 2204 was founded 06/01/1990.   The regular meetings are held at 7:30 PM at the Mount Vernon Council on the 4th Monday of each month except for the months of  May and December when the meetings are moved to the 3rd Monday of the month due to the major holidays of  Memorial Day & Christmas.  The link to the Mount Vernon Council #5998 can be found here.  Directions to the 5998 Council can be found here. The Potomac Assembly is under the leadership of the the Faithful Navagator Buck Coates (buck.coates@comcast.net).   The Potomac Assembly is under the Virginia District Master, Cy Alba and the District Marshall for Arlington Diocese is Thomas A Trudeau  The Virginia District is part of the Calvert Province which covers Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia for the Knights  of Columbus Fourth Degree Members. The Fourth Degree was established on February 22, 1900, on the principle of patriotism – love for and devotion to one’s country. The Fourth Degree Knights focus the majority of their activities on this principle. The Fourth Degree is an important part of the Knights of Columbus Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. The Calvert Province is one of the original 6 provinces established by the Knights of Columbus. It originally included New York and New Jersey. The province was named for the Calvert Family (Lord Baltimore) that formed the state of Maryland. There have been 15 Vice Supreme Masters of the Calvert Province.  The highest officer is the Supreme Master, chosen by the Order’s Board of Directors


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