November 22 Second Degree
On November 22nd, Syro-Malabar roundtable members took their 2nd Degree at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish in Darnestown. Roundtable Representative Joyal Jose coordinated the effort for 22 men in the Syro-Malabar Round Table, and the Father Zylla 2nd Degree Team conducted the ceremony using a parish classroom that left very little room for other Knights of Columbus wanting to witness the event and show their support.
In addition to the large class in a small classroom, the degree had to be held between other parish events going on during the same day and needing the same rooms. All in all, the degree went off smoothly, all classrooms used were restored for later parish events and members and their families were on their way home right on schedule.
At the end of the degree, District Deputy Terry Waters, presented honorary certificates to both PGK Steve Corbeille and PSD Peter Davio for their efforts in pulling this degree together. Each certificate noted that this 2nd degree was conducted in their honor and was signed by the members in this class. Looking on from the right as the presentation is made is Father Mathew Punchayil, Parochial Vicar for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission.