Potomac Assembly 2204

Potomac Assembly 2204 Alexandria, Virginia

Faithful Navigator – Buck Coates buck.coates@comcast.net

Faithful Captain – Ed Stance

Faithful Pilot – Bob Reynolds

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) – 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 (click here)

 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)
  • April 23rd, Monday, 7:30pm – Business meeting (Officers at 7:00pm) at Council 5998. Contact Buck Coates for further details (buck.coates@comcast.net)

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


Contact the apostolate leader Faithful Navigator Buck Coates at buck.coates@comcast.net or by using this form.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Copyright 2018 The Basilica of Saint Mary | Login