PATRIOTIC DEGREE OF THE ORDER
SK David Garrett
Worthy Sir Knights, it is an honor and privilege to serve in this capacity as Faithful Navigator for the new Columbian year. I would like to thank each of you for your support during my year as Navigator. I would also like to welcome our new officers as well. Our success as an Assembly relies on your commitment and support. I enjoy being a part of this great patriotic degree and it is my desire to communicate a clear message to all that we need every Sir Knight’s participation in our on-going support of Mother Church and our Assembly. We face many challenges in making our Assembly thrive and be relevant. I see these challenges as opportunities. We need to encourage both our new and older Sir Knights to represent our Assembly by attending our meetings, participate in our events, call outs, masses, funerals, etc. I plan on visiting all councils that feed into our assembly to recruit new members for our Assembly. I will need your support to promote our efforts. So I ask each of you brother Knights to reach out to fellow members in your council. Encourage them to advance to the 2nd and 3rd degrees and recruit for the next 4th degree exemplification in November. Let us set the example and be the best Assembly in the district. You have my commitment as well as an open and strong communication. Thanks to all of you who have made this Assembly what it is today. Finally, let us look for creative ways to increase our fund-raising capabilities to further our charitable programs and make a difference in people’s lives.