General Orders No. 3
SERIES 2004-2005
Stephen A. Michaels, Commander-in-Chief
6623 S. North Cape Road
Franklin, WI 53132-1227
Phone: (414) 425-4648

  1. Following Commander-in Chief Kent Armstrong's suspension of Douglass R. Knight from any and all duties as an officer of the William Tabor Camp 162, Dept. of Massachusetts, a hearing council was appointed, pursuant to the C&R, Chapter V, Article VI, Section 17B.

  2. The Council was composed of six brothers, one each from the Departments of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. A seventh, from New Hampshire, recused himself.

  3. On August 4, 2004, the hearing council completed its deliberations. The council found that Br. Knight was guilty of the charges, described in the Commander-in-Chief's General Order 16. It was the sentence of the council that Douglass R. Knight be removed from all current elective and/or appointed offices of the Order. They further ordered a lifetime ban on holding any elected and/or appointed office of the Order.

  4. A copy of the council's decision was sent to Br. Knight by certified mail on August 9th, 2004. Receipt by Br. Knight was refused. On September 12th, the requisite 30-day appeal period expired.

  5. The members of the hearing council were subsequently discharged with the thanks of the Order.

Ordered this 15th day of September, 2004.

By Order of:
Stephen A. Michaels

Michael S. Bennett, PDC
National Secretary

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