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On Saturday, August 19, 2017, an Exemplification of the Second Degree was had at the McDonough Council 7601. There were two candidates from our council, Michael C. Buchieri and his son Joey Buchieri. When you see Michael or Joey, please greet and congradulate them.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2011, an Exemplification of the First Degree was had at Tara Council 6352. There was one candidate, our very own Fr. Michael Kolodziej. When you see Fr Michael, please greet and welcome him to our council.

On Saturday, June 12, 2010 there was an Exemplification of the Third Degree hosted by Tara Council. There were 59 candidates at this Degree. Tara Council had 5 candidates and all obtained their Third Degree. These men are Doyle Johnson, Joe Chavez, John Millay, Mark Millay and Thomas Smith. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them.

On Saturday April 10, 2010, an Exemplification of the Second Degree was had in McDonough at Holy Trinity Council 7601. There were a total of 18 candidates. Tara Council had two candidates who obtained their Second Degree, Dolye T Johnson and Joseph Chavez. If you see any of these brother Knights please congratulate them on obtaining their Second Degree. The observers at the Degree were our Grand Knight Charlie Scherer and I.

On Monday, March 29, 2010, an Exemplification of the First Degree was had in McDonough at Holy Trinity Council 7601. There were a total of 8 candidates. Tara Council had two candidates who became brother Knights. The following men joined our council Dolye T Johnson and Joseph Chavez. If you see any of these brother Knights please greet them and welcome them to our council. The observers at the Degree were Bill Evon, John Ditto, Paul Ditto, Nick Ditto and I.

On Monday, October 26, 2009, an Exemplification of the First Degree was had in McDonough at Holy Trinity Council 7601. There were 11 candidates at the degree which included on priest. Tara Council had three candidates who became brother Knights. The following men joined our council Kevin L. Kelly, Chris M. Langlois and Lloyd K. Ram. If you see any of these brother Knights please greet them and welcome them to our council.

On Saturday, October 10, 2009 there was an Exemplification of the Second Degree. Members of Tara Council traveled to McDonough. The Degree was hosted by Holy Trinity Council 7601 . Tara Council had 1 candidate, Brian K. Saunier, and he obtained this Second Degree. Observer of the Degree was I. Please congratulate Brian the next time you greet him. This was the first Exemplification of the Second Degree held in District 20. The degree team did an excellent job.

On Saturday, September 12, 2009 there was an Exemplification of the Third Degree. Members of Tara Council traveled to Dunwoody. The Degree was hosted by Dunwoody Council 11402 . There were 121 candidates at this Degree, a rather small class. Tara Council had 3 candidates and all obtained their Third Degree. These men are of the Ditto clan, John Ditto, Paul Ditto and Nickolas Ditto. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them. Observer of the Degree from Tara council was I (Ray C. DeFreese). There were a very good number of observers in attendance.

On Saturday, June 20, 2009 there was an Exemplification of the Second Degree. Members of Tara Council traveled to Johns Creek. The Degree was hosted by St. Brigid Council 13204 . There were 56 candidates at this Degree. Tara Council had 6 candidates and all obtained their Second Degree. These men are John Ditto, Nicholas Ditto, Paul Ditto, Mark Millay, Tochukwu (TK) Okonkwor and Serge Wandji. Observers of the Degree were Basil Odusanya and Ray DeFreese. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them.

On Sunday, June 14, 2009, an Exemplification of the First Degree was had at Holy Trinity, Thomas P. Moran Council 8081 in Peachtree City. Our council had 1 candidate, Uche Obodo who became brother Knight. When you see Uche please welcome him to our council.

On Saturday, April 18, 2009 there was an Exemplification of the Third Degree. Members of Tara Council traveled to Atlanta. The Degree was hosted by Atlanta Council 660 . There were 62 candidates at this Degree. Tara Council had 3 candidates and all obtained their Third Degree. These men are William Ofili, Christian Sama, Sr. and Callixte Uwimfura. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them. Observers of the Degree were our Worthy Grand Knight Bill Evon, Basil Odusanya and I. The class of candidates seemed to have doubled from the time that we arrived and there were a very good number of observers in attendance.

On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, an Exemplification of the First Degree was had at Tara Council 6352. There were two candidates who became brother Knights. The following men joined our council Mark J. Millay and Serge R. Wandji. If you see any of these brother Knights please greet them and welcome them to our council.

On Saturday, February 21, 2009 there was an Exemplification of the Second Degree. Members of Tara Council traveled to Peachtree City. The Degree was hosted by Thomas P Moran Council 8081 . There were 36 candidates at this Degree. Tara Council had 3 candidates and all obtained their Second Degree. These men are John Millay, William Ofili and Callixte Uwimfura. Observers of the Degree were Kel MacDonald and Basil Odusanya. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them.

On Saturday, January 31, 2009, there was an Exemplification of the Third Degree. Members of Tara Council traveled to Duluth. The Degree was hosted by St Monica Council 12883 . There were 96 candidates at this Degree. Tara Council had 5 candidates but only 4 obtained their Third Degree. These men are Eric Alexander, Bill Hester, Brad Schwartz and Hector Vega. Observers of the Degree were Ed Bucsek, Basil Odusanya and I. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them.

On Saturday, November 8, 2008 there was an Exemplification of the Second Degree. Members of Tara Council traveled far to Warner Robins. The Degree was hosted by Monsignor Felix Connelly Council 4371. There were 16 candidates at this Degree. Tara Council had six candidates who obtained their Second Degree. These men are Eric Alexander, Dave Cavender, Bill Hester, Christian Sama, Brad Schwartz and Hector Vega. Observing the Degree was Leo Hoeh and I. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them.

On September 16, 2008, an Exemplification of the First Degree was held at Tara Council 6352. There were a total of eight candidates.
Vincente R. Ajoy
Vincent J. Aleandri
Eric F. Alexander
Nickolas P. Ditto
Paul A. Ditto
Chris G. Grossnickle
William A. Hester
Callixtte Uwimfura

The degree went well and was well attended.

On September 6, 2008 there was an Exemplification of the Third Degree. The Degree was hosted by Dunwoody Council 11402, at All Saints Church. There were 120 candidates at this degree. Tara Council had two candidates obtaining their Third Degree. These men are Tony Antoine and his son Jon Antoine. Please congratulate these men the next time you greet them.

Things You Can Do To Assist in Membership

Ask Qualified Prospects to Join
Sometimes, the hardest thing about recruiting is taking the first step. Recruiting a new member can be as easy as asking them to join. Amazingly, many individuals haven't joined the Knights simply because they have never been asked to join. When the opportunity arrives, take the initiative and start a conversation with a prospect.

- Ray C. DeFreese, Membership Director


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