It is the custom of the Archdiocese of Washington District to present special awards for outstanding contributions to the success of our District for the previous year. Therefore listed below are the awardees for the 2020-2021 Fraternal Year.

The decision in every category was very difficult because we have so many outstanding Sir Knights and Assemblies contributing to the many patriotic programs within our District. Please join me in congratulating the winners.

Charity Reverend James Boccabella

Unity David Wilson Jr.

Fraternity Paul Javier

Patriotism Steven Law

Color Corps Commander Jack Giacalone

Color Corpsman Charlie Tennyson

Assembly of the Year Washington #151

Knight of the Year Venantius Onunaku (Chief Okey)

A sincere thanks to all the awardees and to every member of the AWD. A JOB WELL DONE!!


On September 20th, 2020 SK Joseph M. Feakes, Master of the Fourth Degree for the Archdiocese of Washington, installed the new officers of Washington Assembly 151 at Nativity Church in Washington, DC.

The 2020-2021 Officers of Washington Assembly 151 DC State Deputy SK Brandon J. Brown (L) and DC State Secretary SK Christopher Pierno (R) pose with Washington Assembly Faithful Pilot SK Anthony Diallo (C)

Rev. Pawell Sass, pastor of Nativity Catholic Church and State Chaplain of the District of Columbia State Council assisted with the ceremony. District of Columbia State Deputy SK Brandon J. Brown, KM and State Secretary SK Christopher Pierno were also in attendance.

DC State Chaplain Rev. Pawell Sass offers prayer while District Marshal SK James "Eddie" Oxford, Jr. stands guard.

For those Veterans, here is information concerning VA Office Operations and Benefits for your use as you see fit during this time of need fighting Coronavirus:

1. Regional Offices' Public Contact Closures

2. Introducing VR&E's Electronic Virtual Assistant (e-VA)

Urgent Care for Veterans Poster

My Brother Sir Knights,

I am very honored and humbled to have been selected as the new Master of the Archdiocese of Washington District. My assignment is for one year as I will complete the term of soon to be Former Master Micheal Thumm as he and Lady Patti assume the duties of Vice Supreme Master of the Calvert Province.

I am certain that all of you join with me in congratulating Mike for a most successful three years and for his leadership through sometimes difficult situations, as well as wishing him every success as he transitions into his new role.

Mike has said that he won't be far away and we all can be thankful that we will have his knowledge and experience close at hand.

For my part, I am looking forward to working with each of you. I have come to know and respect the vast knowledge and experience accumulated in this District and seek to draw upon your individual resources and collective council as we move forward.

Worthy Master Thumm has left this District in very strong and stable position. Membership recruiting is active and patriotic programs continue to thrive and grow. I intend to build on these strong foundations, and with your assistance move forward in service to all who request our help. Our challenge is to use our resources, which are sometimes limited, to the best of our abilty. This task falls squarely on us as leaders.

May God bless you and your family and the United States of America

Our Father, Our Faith, Our Flag

Joseph M. Feakes

Archdiocese of Washington District

I am pleased to announce that Sir Knight Micheal W. Thumm, Master of the Archdiocese of Washington District has been appointed as the Vice Supreme Master of the Calvert Province. His term will begin on September 1, 2019.

Please feel free to congratulate Mike and Lady Pattie on his new position.

Vivat Jesus,

Wayne S. Freet, PSD, FM
Vice Supreme Master
Calvert Province

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