General Orders No. 3
Stephen A. Michaels, Commander-in-Chief
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Franklin, WI 53132-1227
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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