On February 24th, Ave Maria Council 15931, under the leadership of WGK Dirk Gowin, held a “New Exemplification” ceremony for seven brothers, one of which is a new member. This is the first exemplification in District 14. Conducting the event in the worship space made the ceremony absolutely special. Following is one of the comments emailed to the WGK from a participant:
“I’ve been around the Knights my whole life. My father was in charge of the initiation team for years and he and his team traveled around the state for several different councils and their initiations. I even participated in one years ago at Bishop Spalding Council.
I’m writing this note to let you know I very much enjoyed the exemplification. Thank you and your team for this meaningful ceremony that truly meant something to your applicants. Thanks again!”
Several councils will be using this new New Charity Unity Fraternity Ceremony in March honoring Past Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant as the class honoree.