Michigan District II
Patriots for God and Country
Serving the Dioceses of Lansing and Kalamazoo
SK David A. Buick is the Master of District II and presides over the 22 Assemblies within the District.
Master Buick is following in his father's David H. Buick's footsteps
as he served as Master of District II from 1978 to 1984.
Michigan District II’s 78th Exemplifications
Please plan on being part of the 2019 Fall Exemplification of the Patriotic Degree in Michigan District II
This fall there will be two exemplifications held with one in each Diocese.
The first will be held at the Catholic Community of St. Jude in DeWitt on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This exemplification will honor Rev. Father Robert Irish, Friar of Michigan District II.
The second exemplification will honor Very Rev. Father Robert Creagan, Kalamazoo Diocese Friar on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at St. Joseph Parish in St. Joseph.
Both events will start with daily Mass at 5:00 PM and candidate registration beginning at 5:30 PM.
October 18-20 Provincial Meeting, Sterling Heights, MI
October 16 Special Diocese Exemplification – DeWitt MI
October 23 Diocese Exemplification - St. Joseph MI
November 22 Silver Bells in the City – Lansing
** No October Diocesan Meetings due to Exemplification. May be scheduled for November based on need.
2020 (Dates are tentative)
January 20 Lansing Diocese Meeting - St. Jude, DeWitt
January 22 Kalamazoo Diocese Meeting – St. Mary’s, Kalamazoo
January 31 Fraternal Survey due to Master/VSM/Supreme
March 14 Michigan District II Meeting – St. Jude, DeWitt
April 18 Michigan District II 77th Exemplification – Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Michigan Center
May 1 “To Be a Patriot” Award application due to the Master
May TBA Living Rosary – State Capitol, Lansing
May 21-23 State Convention and Living Rosary – Mackinac Island
June 1 Due to Master:Form 186 or Member Management Page, State Directory Form, Civic Award Application, Sir Knight of the Year Nomination, Lady of the Tear Nomination, RSVP With endorsed Check
August 1 Annual Assembly Audit Report Due
August TBD Knights Family Night to Celebrate Vocations – Cooley Law Stadium, Lansing
August TBD District Meeting – St. Jude, DeWitt
October TBD Michigan District II 79th Exemplification – TBD
October TBD Provincial Meeting, location pending
Please see the current issue of the District Newsletter - Click HERE
NEW DRILL MANUAL
Supreme updated the drill manual used by Assemblies for our formal functions and color corps operations. The new manual addresses the new color corps uniform. You can download a copy of the manual by clicking the photo.
Michigan District 2 Knight’s Wear
Show your pride and support for our District that is rich in tradition as being one of the most active group of Catholics for God
and country in the land. We have available a selection of fashions designed with the most popular colors for men and women. We now also offer, by popular demand, special orders for men’s and ladies jackets as well as our popular polo's.
Watch for our tables at Exemplifications and District events.. Cash and Personal Checks graciously accepted.
SK Gayland Meeks 517-896-8327
Updated Information about the Changes in uniform and dress
Read the June 2019 letter from our Worthy Supreme Master - letter
Starting with the Fall 2017 Exemplification, candidates are able to wear a dark business suit (black, dark blue, dark grey) with plain white shirt - lay down collar (not button down), tie (no bow ties), black socks and black shoes or, if they choose, a tuxedo. Sport coats and light colored suits are not allowed. Since the Exemplification is a solemn ceremony, proper taste should be used in tie selection. Candidates serving in the armed forces of this county, full-time police and firefighters may wear their Class A or dress uniform. When wearing a tuxedo, it must be a black tuxedo (traditional – no double breasted or tails) with a black bow tie, white pleated shirt – lay down collar (no winged tip collars allowed), black cummerbund (no vests), black shoes and socks.
Observers at an exemplification may wear either a tuxedo with the Social Baldric (until June 30, 2019), a dark business suit (same requirements as candidates), or the new uniform. When wearing a business suit or the new uniform, a social baldric is not to be worn.
Exemplars will continue to wear their traditional ceremonial robes. These requirements are being provided based on the latest information received from Supreme and the Vice Supreme Master.
Master Buick and his Marshal's - Jim Kraus and Bill Currie