Sunday, November 30, 2008

DISPATCH Newsletter for Dec. 2008 - Jan. 2009




The Dispatch
Archbishop Michael J. Curley Assembly No. 383 Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Archdiocese of Washington District Meetings held at 8:00 P.M. - First Monday of each MonthPrince George Council, College Park, Maryland

Volume I - No. 05 "Knights Dedicated to the Service of Others"




































Master's Log For December, 2008

As we look forward to the month of December, our Fraternal Year is almost one-half completed. I asked a couple of questions last month and I ask again, “How is your assembly doing with the plans, programs, and activities that the Faithful Navigator laid out in July?” Is it time to make a course correction or to step it up a notch? There is still plenty of time to have an outstanding year. Let's do it. I personally would like to thank all who made a special day for the District Staff – Installation of Officers on November 15, 2008, – even more special. It was a very meaningful and spiritual event. We all thank you.

We celebrated the month of November as the month of Thanksgiving, but more than that - it was a month of Remembrance. It was the time of remembering. Remembering and praying for all the souls gone on before us. For the Sir Knights of the Fourth Degree, this past month has been special. Many of the Assemblies and Councils held Memorial Masses for our fallen brothers and family members. Many also held special Veterans’ Day Events or took part in local parades. The purpose is not only to remember our veterans but to thank them. Every Veteran (and any man or woman in active service) should hear two things when he returns from service: “Welcome Home.” and “Thank you.”

The types of activities shared during the month of November set a great prelude for the month of December. Other than shopping, exchanging names, decorating the home, we have a very special reason to prepare for -- Advent (from the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming") is a season of the Christian church, the period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus, in other words, the period immediately before Christmas.

The progression of Advent may be marked with a calendar beginning on 1 December, a practice introduced by German Lutherans. At least in the Roman Catholic calendar, Advent starts on the 4th Sunday before December 25; in other words, the Sunday between November 27 and December 3 inclusive.

Enjoy the special gatherings and social events during December, but remember that Advent is a time of spiritual preparation. Prepare yourselves and remind each other that Jesus is the Reason For the Season.

In all of the joy we may have, Christmas in many cases is a difficult time for our military men and women to be separated from their families. It can be even more difficult for families of disabled or deceased veterans. As Sir Knights of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, ask Mary to protect and watch over our Service men and women and their families now and at all times. Ask Mary to protect our homeland and keep it One Nation Under God. God Bless you, your family, and America during this very special season.

Merry CHRISTmas!

....a special message from Master Smallwood:

Worthy Sir Knights (those who supported the Master's Installation) :
The words “Thank You” seem not to be enough for what Nancy and I feel for all of you. The Mass, Installation of Officers and Dinner was a total success. It could only be a success because of the talented people we had putting it together and those who came to be there in support of the District.
The events started with an excellent Mass offered by our District Friar, Fr. Peter Daly and District Associate Friar Msgr. Richard Hughes. Both performed the Mass with such dignity. The Homily offered by Fr. Daly set the tone for the evening. It pointed out that “fear of the Lord” is not what we think it means, but what we should see is the awe of the Lord Who wants us to follow in His path. The beauty and sanctity of the Mass was elevated to another level with the beautiful music that supplemented the Mass under the direction of the new District Choir Director SK Anthony Colbert and pianist, Lady Diane Wood.
What can one say about the guests, the Sir Knights, friends, and family -- Nancy and I were very honored and were made quite humble for the support that each of the Assemblies, Councils, and dignitaries made by being present at this most special event. From the bottom of our hearts we say “Thank you all so very much!!!
Yours in Christ,
Charles and Nancy Smallwood,
Master & First Lady
Archdiocese of Washington District
Knights of Columbus


Faithful Navigator's Report

SK Don Kutzera, PGK, PFN

As 2008 comes to an end, it gives us a time to reflect on the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us, in which we must Thank the Lord our God, from whom all good things come!

During the first meeting of the New Year, we will have our “Renewal of Obligations” with our Master of the 4th Degree, Charles Smallwood.

A very special thank you goes out to Faithful Captain John & Lady Cora Landicho and all those who helped put together our annual Assembly Christmas Party! To all that were unable to attend, you really missed out on a great evening! A great night with fun for all!
Attendance was estimated at 80 people. Marcel Prunesser, son-in-law of Paul Simon, won the raffle of the framed photo of Pisa. SK Dick Bissell won the Early Bird Drawing.

On March 22, 2009, our annual 4th Degree Exemplification will take place at the University of Maryland College Park. If you know of a 3rd degree member aspiring to join us in the 4th degree as a “Sir Knight”, have him contact the Assembly immediately!

Please remember to say a decade of the rosary +++ for all our troops who have fallen in Iraq and their families!

SK Don Kutzera, PGK
Faithful Navigator

Faithful Captain’s Report
S/K John Landicho, PGK

We held our Assembly’s Annual Summer Picnic at PG Council 2809. By all accounts, everyone had a happy and pleasant time. We say thank you to S/K Tom Barrett and Lady Ann for the donating the food items and to Lady Cora Landicho who donated the sodas, water and charcoal. A special thank you to Lady Carolyn Lank who made the “cross-stitch” that was raffled during the picnic. S/K Hugh O’Donnell, PGK, won this item. Also a special thank you to our expert BBQ cooks—S/K Tom Lank, PGK, PFN and FDD and S/K Jim Landicho—for their efforts. And, thank to all Sir Knights and their Ladies who brought side dishes.

By the time this article is published, we will have held our Annual Christmas party, scheduled for December 12, 2008. It took take place at PG Council 2809. S/K Don Kutzera, PGK and Faithful Navigator was the “chef” for the beef and Lady Cora Landicho was the “chef” for the spiral ham--these food items were furnished by our Assembly. Lady Carolyn Lank was in charge of the Chinese Silent Auction. Special thank you to S/K Bill Mahon, PGK, PFN and FDD for the wonderful framed picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and to S/K Rick Askins, PGK, PFN and FDD who made the raffle tickets. Thanks to all Sir Knights and their Ladies who brought side dishes and items for the Chinese Silent Auction.

Lady Cora and I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and we wish all a blessed New Year.


Faithful Admiral's Report
SK Rick Askins, PGK, FDD, PFN

Simple acts of patriotism are sometimes overlooked in our society today. People do not always think about honoring our veterans or respecting our symbols of freedom. Also, we as citizens sometimes fail to exercise our freedom of speech to defend our Country’s traditional Christian principles. However, 4th Degree Sir Knights take patriotism as an important obligation. For example, whenever we visit our veterans in hospitals and nursing homes; whenever we properly honor the flag of our Country and other symbols of Freedom; whenever we speak up for religion and morals issues in our country, we are fulfilling our obligation. However, we need help to place patriotism in the forefront of minds and hearts of all people in our community. For this reason, we need to ask our 3rd Degree brother Knights to become a part of the 4th Degree. If you have not done so, please ask Knights in your council to be a part of our Patriotic cause.

Vivat Jesus,
SK Rick Askins

2009 4th Degree Exemplification Details:
The 39th Exemplification is scheduled for 22 March 2009. It will be held at the University of Maryland UM Conference Center.
Honoree: The Most Reverend Bishop Martin D. Holley, Auxiliary Bishop

Location: University of Maryland University College
Inn and Conference Center (Marriott)
University Boulevard at Adelphi Road
College Park, Maryland

ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP

To be eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree, candidates must be:
(1) Over 18 years of age; (2) A Third Degree member in good standing in his Council, and who was initiated into the First Degree prior to September 22, 2008; and (3) A practical Catholic in union with the Holy See, and (4) a US Citizen, or willing to Pledge Allegiance to USA.

Fees: The basic fee for candidates is $70.00.

A special fee for priests and members of religious orders is $35.00.
A deposit of $30.00 and/or full payment should accompany each candidate’s application. Each candidate receives one (1) banquet ticket to the Fourth Degree Banquet. Additional banquet tickets are available at a cost of $45.00 per person.

The fee for the Ladies' Activities is $20.00.
All checks must be made payable to: Master, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. All applications, banquet reservations, outstanding fees, and Ladies' Activity reservations must be received by the District Secretary on or before March 12, 2009. There will be no refunds or changes after this date. Please forward all applications and reservations to SK Ernest E. Harley, Secretary to the Master, 14721 Harvest Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20905-5642.

To ensure that all applications are accurately completed, the candidate’s application must be received, voted on, and approved by the Assembly before it is submitted to the Secretary to the Master.

Schedule: Sunday, 22 March 2009
9:15 AM Mass
10:30 AM - Registration of Candidates/Ladies Meet and Greet
11:30 AM - Ladies' Activities (Paid Reservations Only)
12:00 PM - Exemplification of the Fourth Degree
4:00 PM - Reception in the Main Concourse
5:30 PM - Banquet

DEADLINES

To ensure that all applications are completed accurately, the candidate’s application must be received and approved by the Assembly before submission to the Secretary of the Master. It is important, therefore, that candidates and/or proposers contact the Faithful Navigator or membership director for any Assembly specific information.

Applications, Banquet Reservations for members and guests, and Ladies Activity Reservations should be made on or before March 15, 2009.

The deadline for receipt of applications by the Secretary is March 12, 2009.

All balances must be paid in full on or before March 15, 2009. There will be no refunds for cancellation after this date.

Program Ad Book Information:

As with past Exemplification’s, the District will publish a program book for the new Sir Knights and banquet attendees. We ask all Assemblies and Councils in the Archdiocese of Washington District to take an ad in this program book.

The costs of the program ads are:

Inside Front and Rear Covers................................................. $250.00
Full Page .................................................................................. $100.00
Half Page ................................................................................... $65.00
Quarter Page .............................................................................. $45.00
Patron Ads ................................................................................... $5.00

The deadline for all ads will be February 28, 2009. Send the ad in now and avoid the rush. After the program goes to print, there will be no inserts, so if you are planning on taking an ad, do so as soon as possible.

Checks should be made payable to “Master Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus”. You can email your ad (WORD is preferred) or mail your ad (camera ready copy is requested) and fees to:

SK Franklin W. Woodbury DD, PFN
(703) 998-0140
asemexec@earthlink.net


Oratorical Contest Chairman's Message
SK Dick Bissell, PGK

Brothers All,

I have to apologize to everyone for biting off more than I can chew ! ! ! I agreed to once again head up the effort to bring our young folks together for our Oratorical Contest in January. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my Financial Secretary job has taken on a life of its own. I'm consumed by way more work than I could have anticipated, and I can't foresee when I will have it under control. I would rather not do a job half-heartedly, so I must beg off the contest for this year. If things work themselves out over the next year, perhaps we can try to have the contest again next year. Have a wonderful Christmas and God bless.

Oremus pro Invicem,
SK Dick Bissell


Veterans Administration Volunteer Services (VAVS) Report

SK Tom Lank, PGK, FDD, PFN


Photo of Veteran's Day November 11, 2008 Curley Assembly/Council # 2809 Visit to King Health Center Assisted Living facility for retired Veterans.



SK MSGR Bazan, SK John, PGK and Lady Cora Landicho along with SK Tom, PGK, FDD, PFN and Lady Carolyn Lank visited the King Health Center (Assisted Living) on behalf of the Prince George's Council #2809 and Curley Assembly # 383 Knights of Columbus on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2008.
Lady Carolyn, Reporter "on the scene" in the Recreation Day Room, interviewed
US Navy Petty Officer (Retired) Louis DiCrode, Jr. who told Reporter Lady Carolyn of his many decorations earned in his service tours. These Decorations/ /Awards included:
4 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, 3 Navy Commendations, 2 Silver Stars, 2
Good Conduct Ribbons, 1 Navy/Marine Corps Commendation and
1 Navy Achievement Award.

THANK YOU PETTY OFFICER DICRODE FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!

We served sheet cake and ginger ale to the residents in their rooms. Prince George's Council and Curley Assembly members visit the disabled retired veterans every
Veterans Day! Please join us next November 11th, 2009!
Collecting religious items for our Troops in Iraq.
Small crucifixes, rosaries, and small medals are being gathered at the December 20 District Meeting for the Catholic members of our Armed Forces in Iraq. If you would like to donate any of those items, please get them to our Faithful Captain, John Landicho or Color Corps Commander, Tom Lank before Saturday morning, December 20.

Faithful Color Corps Commander's Message
SK Tom Lank, PGK, FDD, PFN

A photo of the November 24th Memorial Mass at Prince George's #2809.

Thanks to
SK Michael Rousseau
SK John Landicho, PGK, FC
SK Dick Bissell, PGK, FS
SK Chris Emelife,
SK Paul Simon, FTreas.
SK Arnie Rausch, PGK, PFN
SK Jim Gordon, PFN
SK John Winfrey, PGK, PFN, FDD, FM
SK David Knitowski, PGK, PFN, Vice-Color Corps Cmdr

Great "Turn Out" Sir Knights. . .
A BIG THANK YOU to Sir Knight Mike Rousseau for his dedication as the
LONE Color Guard who joined Vice Color Corps Cmdr David Knitowski on Saturday November 15, at St. Hugh for the Archbishop's dedication ceremonies of the new "Icon / Illustration" behind the Altar. Well done Sir Knights!

I want to thank the Sir Knights of the Color Corps for their unselfish participation and dedication to the Archbishop Michael J. Curley Color Corps in the first half of Fraternal Year 2008-2009.
Your presence helped to assure the success of council installations in July, August and September. You can be proud that the families of our deceased Sir Knights appreciated your support of their loved ones by the respect you paid every deceased Sir Knight at their Wake. Finally, THANK YOU for "turning out" in November at council Memorial Masses at St. Mary of the Mills (# 2203), St. Hugh (# 10885) and Prince George's (# 2809) to honor their fallen Brothers.

Vivat Jesus,
SK Tom Lank
Sick & Deceased List for December

Sick: Michelle Bloomer, (cancer), daughter of SK Bill McMahon, PGK, FDD, PFN; SK Dave Knitowski (eye surgery), PGK, PFN; Claire Sabol, sister-in-law of SK Paul Sabol # 10885; Sr Perpetua, (Pallotine Sister); SK Paul Simon; Mother-in-law of SK Rick Askins, PGK, FDD, PFN; Archbishop Okafor, SK Cyril; Victims of attacks in Mumbai, India; Pat McGee; SK Don Kutzera, PGK, FN (broken collarbone); Marie Simmons, wife of SK Dave Simmons.

Deceased: Mother of John Coffey, PGK # 2809






































































Sunday, September 21, 2008

Curley Assembly Christmas Party Announcement

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye !
Archbishop Michael J. Curley Assembly
Announces Its Plans for our Annual
Christmas Party!

When: Friday, December 12, 2008
Where: PG Council 2809 starting
At 6:30 P.M.
Who: Sir Knights, Ladies and families

Menu: Our Assembly will furnish
Glazed Ham
Delicious Ribs
Sodas and Water.
Please, just bring a side dish.

Events Include
Presence of Santa Claus
Chinese Auction
Raffle of a framed picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Attendance Drawing
50/50
Please put this date on your calendar!
SK John Landicho
Faithful Captain

October 2008 Events Needing Color Corps Support

Sir Knights of Archbishop Curley Color Guard,
October is a "condensed" activity month with weekend events surrounding Columbus Day!

Sunday, October 12th - BLACK JACKET & SWORD - REPORT 11:00 AM to
DUNDALK COUNCIL # 2942, 2111 EILERS AVE., DUNDALK, MD
for COLUMBUS DAY PARADE, in BALTIMORE, MD .
Parade Route goes through "Little Italy". Meals provided before and afterward. Buses will take you to and from the parade route. Parade starts at 1:00 pm.
Car pooling suggested.

Monday, October 13th - BLACK JACKET & SWORD - REPORT 9:15 AM to
UNION STATION, COLUMBUS PLAZA,
WASHINGTON, D.C.
NATIONAL COLUMBUS YOUTH ESSAY PRESENTATION and laying of wreaths.
Parking available adjacent to Columbus Plaza.

Fraternally yours,
Tom Lank
Color Corps Commander

Monday, September 1, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Faithful Captain’s Report
S/K John Landicho, PGK

Archbishop Michael J. Curley
Assembly’s Summer Picnic


Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Where: Prince Georges Council 2809
(Small pavilion next to the
Swimming Pool)

What We are Planning
What to do: POTLUCK – Please bring a
side dish or dessert to share. Also meat to
grill if you wish. You may wish to bring
lawn chairs. There will be a $2.00 per
person admission fee.

The Assembly will provide: Grill Briquettes,
hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, bread
and sodas/bottled water.

Please let our Faithful Captain, John Landicho, or his wife
Lady Cora, know that you are coming and what
type of food item you will bringing. This way they
can try to see that we will have enough of everything.

Don’t get a sitter if you have children; bring them
along; after all, we are a family organization.

You will be able to sign-up at the September
Meeting, or send me an email: jland5625@
verizon.net.

Vivat Jesu,
S/K John Landicho, PGK, Faithful Captain

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Master's Log For August

With Assembly and Council Training behind us, the Officers are off and running, and we are now in the swing of things. Hopefully most of the planning is done, Installation of Officers is underway, and Programs are being initiated. August is a very busy month with Installations and Vacations, but be ready to hit September full speed. The great ideas you had in June and July must be fleshed out and planned early. Before you know it, time will be slipping by.

There are no National Holidays in August, but there is one very special Feast Day - the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven. Our District is blessed with the presence of Mary's House also known as The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This National Shrine is located in the Nation's Capital, and we are the home team. When events are televised on EWTN, we truly represent ALL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. We take special pride in this honor and privilege. I would like to see this reflected in fundraising activities by all of the Assemblies to offset the cost of the Knights of Columbus Incarnation Dome.

Prior to the start of the school year, contact your local Scouting Troops and consider sponsoring an Eagle Scout Project. When you consider a special scouting program do not forget the Girl Scouts. They have a Gold Medal Program that is just as demanding as the Eagle Scout Program. In addition to boy scouts and girl scouts, also contact schools and parish youth groups. Some of our youth today do not have a good knowledge of our Flag or Patriotism. Consider a talk or demonstration on Flag History, Flag Etiquette, Flag Folding, or Flag Retiring Ceremonies.

It is not too early to begin recruiting new members for our Councils and Assemblies. The use of the Color Corps of your Assembly can be a valuable tool for recruitment - it gets the Knights of Columbus noticed. Work on recruiting First Degree members and act as mentors taking them through the higher degrees of the Order. Navigators and Commanders are encouraged to visit their affiliated Councils for more then just recruitment. As part of a Lecturer's Program, ask the Grand Knight if you can give a talk on the Flag, Patriotism, Color Corps, or the role of the Fourth Degree.

Remember our service men and women, especially those in harm's way. May God Bless them and send St Michael the Archangel to protect and guide them.

Finally, Brenda and I recently returned from Sydney Australia. The Holy Father, Benedict XVI, was also there. According to the Washington Post, the purpose of his visit was to apologize to victims of abuse. The Catholic Standard gives a different view. Hundreds of thousands of young people from all parts of the globe traveled to Sydney for World Youth Day 2008. They gathered with the bishops of the Church to learn about the Holy Spirit and the gifts that allow them and enable them to be apostles and missionaries for Jesus Christ. Over 400,000 were present for the closing Mass. Bishop Holley and four seminarians joined the youth of our Archdiocese and ate, prayed, and walked with them each day. Cardinal McCarrick was also there and he met with us on Saturday after a special Mass for Pilgrims from the States. The Catholic Church is alive and well with our youth. WYD 2011 will be in Madrid Spain.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

September Assembly Meeting Notice

As you know, Monday, September 1st is the Labor Day Holiday. As requested at the August meeting, I have reserved the Meeting Room (as requested) for our Assembly's Meeting for Wednesday, September 3, 2008.

Fraternally,
SK John Landicho, PGK and Faithful Captain

August 2008 Color Corps Turnouts

SUNDAY 10TH, REPORT 10:00 AM ST MARK’S ADELPHI RD.
“FAREWELL MASS” FOR DEACON DOUG SINCHAK, PGK.


SATURDAY 16TH, REPORT 4:30 PM ST MARY OF THE MILLS, LAUREL.
ARCHBISHOP CURLEY OFFICERS MASS & INSTALLATION.

SATURDAY 30TH, REPORT 4:00PM ST MARK'S CHURCH ON ADELPHI RD.
INSTALLATION OF PASTOR FR. JOHN DILLON BY
ARCHBISHOP WUERL.

SUNDAY 31ST, REPORT 8:30AM ANNUAL LABOR DAY MASS
PRINCE GEORGE’S 2809 GROTTO OF MARY.
(Indoors if raining.)


SK Tom Lank
Color Corps Commander

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July Curley Assembly Color Corps Turnouts

This weekend, July 19th & 20th, is a "double-header" with an
installation of Patuxent Council Officers Saturday followed by the "Flag
Team" presenting Colors on Sunday at the Goddard Space Flight Visitors
Center.
The proposed agendas follow:

FLAG TEAM & HONOR GUARD - JULY 19TH, SATURDAY >>> 4:30PM REPORT >>> WHITE FOR MASS AND SWORDS FOR INSTALLATION OF 2203 OFFICERS.
PLACE: PALOTTI HS CHAPEL, ST. MARY'S WAY, LAUREL, MD.

FLAG TEAM - JULY 20TH, SUNDAY >>>12:30PM REPORT >>> WHITE WITH SWORDS - PRESENT COLORS AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES OF
The "Narhams / K of C Model Rocket Launch"
requested by GK Robert Hubble of St. Hugh COUNCIL 10885.
PLACE: GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT VISITORS CENTER, GREENBELT, MD

Respectfully yours,
Tom Lank
CCorps Commander
Abp. MJ Curley Assembly
p.s. RSVP via email your participation plans by 7/18/08

Monday, June 9, 2008

"Practice" Dispatch Newsletter




The Dispatch

Archbishop Michael J. Curley Assembly No. 383
Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree
Archdiocese of Washington District
Meetings held at 8:00 P.M. - First Monday of each MonthPrince George Council, College Park, Maryland



Volume I - No. 04 "Knights Dedicated to the Service of Others"


Faithful Friar's Report

Holy Father's Prayer Card, entitled, Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI Apostolic Journey to the United States, April 15-20, 2008:

"Almighty Father, who pours forth blessings in abundance upon us, we humbly pray that you will inspire, guide and protect Pope Benedict XVI on his pastoral visit to the United States. Lord God, bless our Holy Father who comes as a messenger of peace and charity to all people of faith and goodwill. May his presence in the United States serve to build up the bonds that unite us who are each made in your image and likeness, and may his teaching and witness strengthen the faith of the People of God. Father, we lovingly entrust Pope's Benedict's visit to the care of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of the Americas. Through her prayers may he be preserved from all harm, and may he shine forth with the truth of the Gospel that he proclaims, and may his presence among us foster a renewal of Church in our Country, we make this prayer, through Christ our Lord. Amen."
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Dispatch for July & August 2008






The Dispatch

Archbishop Michael J. Curley Assembly No. 383 Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Archdiocese of Washington District Meetings held at 8:00 P.M. - First Monday of each Month Prince George's Council, College Park, Maryland

Volume I - No. 06 "Knights Dedicated to the Service of Others"





Master's Log for June

As we near the end of the Columbian Year, let's take some time to reflect. We began with the Installation of State, Council, and Assembly Officers and ended with the Pope at the White House and National's Stadium. In between, we had Mass with the Cardinal from the Philippines and the Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. On the local level, there were many successful programs and ceremonies. It was an outstanding and busy year!

What lessons have you learned that you wish to pass on to the newly elected officers of your council or assembly? To what lessons from your predecessor do you wish you paid more attention? Life is like that. You often don't know what input is important or worthwhile until it's too late, and you wish others would take the time to listen to your words of wisdom.

One lesson most CEO's learn is that they can not be a dictator and go it alone. In addition to being the Manager, you must also be the Leader. As manager, you set the policy and control the finances and resources. As leader you establish trust, enable others, and inspire all to do their best. It is the combination of management and leadership skills that brings success. Take time to listen and allow others to share thoughts and opinions. Then you make the decisions justly and fairly.

I thank all of the Faithful Navigators and Assembly Officers for making the Archdiocese of Washington District among the best Districts in the best Province. I thank the Marshals and Commanders for making AWD and Calvert Province the example to follow. I thank the District Choir and Degree Team for another OUTSTANDING year. I thank the District Staff for their support and teamwork that made the Master's role so much easier. I thank all of our Chaplains and Faithful Friars for their guidance and time. Above all, I thank all the Ladies who allow us the time and give us the encouragement to do what we do.

Before we pin on our newly earned miniature jewels, we need to complete some paperwork and reports. Please see to it that all is done on time. Remember that earlier is much better than on-time, while late is unacceptable.

God bless you and your families and God Bless America - One Nation Under God, Born and the Unborn.

July
This month we start a new Columbian Year. The new officers have received their training, and high expectations have been set. Each Assembly is asked to not only continue the work and traditions of the past, but also to grow and develop new programs and traditions.

I wish to thank all the Faithful Navigators, Commanders, and Comptrollers for their time and support during the previous year. Because of you and the other Assembly Officers, the District was very successful. I sincerely thank each and every one of you. With their Leadership, our District was the first to reach 100% submission of the both the Form 186 Report and the Civic Report.

Take advantage of the expertise of your PFN's and former officers, and ask for their help when issues or problems come up. You are also supported by the Sir Knights of the District Staff.

I look forward to working with the new officers who will be installed in the coming months.

The Birth of our Nation is celebrated on July 4th. This Birth came at great personal cost to those Patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence. Throughout our history many patriotic men and women stepped forth to guard, protect, and insure those hard fought freedoms. Again, at great personal cost. Think for a moment about how Francis Scott Key felt. How awesome! Real bombs and real bullets flying throughout the night - BUT the Flag was still there! How could it be? Against the greatest navy in the world.

Think about and pray for the Patriotic men and women who today go in harm's way. Then tell your children what all the fancy fireworks are really about.

God Bless America! There would be no America without God and without the men and women willing to pledge everything they have to protect our Great Land.

Enjoy the summer, stay safe, and keep up the good work of the Order.




Faithful Navigator's Message
SK Don Kutzera, PGK, FN




Faithful Captain's Report
SK John Landicho, PGK

Archbishop Michael J. Curley
Assembly’s Summer Pinic

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Where: Prince Georges Council 2809
(Small pavilion next to the
Swimming Pool)

What We are Planning
What to do: POTLUCK – Please bring a
side dish or dessert to share. Also meat to
grill if you wish. You may wish to bring
lawn chairs. There will be a $2.00 per
person admission fee.

The Assembly will provide: Grill Briquettes,
hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, bread
and sodas/bottled water.


Please let our Captain, John Landicho, or his wife
Lady Cora, know that you are coming and what
type of food item you will bringing. This way they
can try to see that we will have enough of everything.

Don’t get a sitter if you have children; bring them
along; after all, we are a family organization.

You will be able to sign-up at the September
Meeting, or send me an email: jland5625@
verizon.net.


Vivat Jesu,
S/K John Landicho, PGK, Faithful Captain




Faithful Admiral's Message

SK Rick Askins, PGK, FDD, PFN



Faithful Pilot’s Report
SK Marc Alvarez, PGK











Pro-Life Message
SK Paul Simon





Color Corps Corner
SK Tom Lank, Commander

Sir Knights, it is an honor and a privilege to once again serve the Abp. Curley Assembly as Color Corps Commander. I will be assisted by Vice-Cmdr. SK David Knitowski. Thank you, Dave.

SK John Winfrey has accepted the Provincial Marshall position effective after the Supreme Convention in August. Congratulations, John.

Be on the “lookout” for a new Color Corps manual now in “review” in the Supreme Council.


EVENTS CALENDAR

Here are new officers Mass & installation schedules as of June 18th!

JULY
Saturday July 5th – 1:15pm Report; WHITE / SWORD
2 pm – Maryland State Council Mass / Install. ( Banquet by invitation).
PLACE: St. John The Evengelist, 13305 Long Green Pike,
Hydes, MD.


Sunday July 13th – 11:30am Report; WHITE / SWORD
Noon – Prince George’s Council 2809 Mass / Install.
PLACE: St. Joseph Beltsville.

Saturday July 19th – 4:30pm Report; WHITE / SWORD
5:00pm Mass / Install Patuxent Council 2203
PLACE: Palotti HS Chapel.

AUGUST:
Saturday August 16th – 7:45 A.M (?) Report; WHITE/ NO SWORD
8:15 AM Mass / Master's Recognition Brunch
PLACE: Mount Calvary Church Forestville, MD

-- 4:30pm Report; WHITE / NO SWORD
5:00pm – Abp. Michael Curley Mass / Installation
PLACE: St. Mary of the Mills


Please continue praying for the return to good health of the following Sir Knights, family members and friends:

Tom Bloomer, and Michele Bloomer, son-in-law and daughter of SK Bill McMahon; Grace Ikocha, mother of SK Victor Ikocha; SGT John Baxter, son of SK Tony Baxter.