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|The Knight of the Double Eagle Service Award program was established in the Valley of Albany in 2008, as a means of recognizing members who actively participate in Valley programs and Scottish Rite sponsored events. The program was adapted from similar programs active in a number of valleys in the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Valley of Albany was the first valley in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction authorized to run the program.
All members of the Valley of Albany are eligible to become a Knight of the Double Eagle by actively participating in the business, events and activities conducted or sponsored by the Valley. Points are awarded for participation, and upon receiving 500 points a member is knighted a Knight of the Double Eagle and presented with the jewel shown on the left.
Click HERE to see the current list of points & awards. Years in bold indicate an award to be presented at the next award ceremony.
Click HERE to see a list of Knight of the Double Eagle recipients.
The points and guidelines for attaining points are outlined as follows:
Events: Attending or participating in various events will earn 25 points (i.e., Scheduled Body mtg, Feast of Pascal Lamb, Ceremony of Lights, Double Eagle Awards Night, etc.;) Reunions, 25 points per day attending; Work on special events associated with the Temple which benefit the Valley (i.e.; ushering a play, concert, seminar, etc., attend an investiture, walk-a-thon, and other events authorized by the executive board) 25 points each.
Service: Elected officer 100 points; appointed officer 50 points; Standing Committee Chairman 75 points; work on a committee 25 points; participate in a called work party, 1 to 3 hrs, 25 points, more than 3 hours 50 points; degree participation, and other activities authorized by the executive board, 25 points each; Council of Deliberation attendance 25 points.
Extended Service: A member will become a Knight of the Double Eagle and be awarded a Basic Medallion with black ribbon after acquiring 500 points. After receiving the basic award, a member can continue to accumulate points and extended service recognition as follows:
500 points - basic medallion w. ribbon
General Guidelines: Award points are accumulated on a calendar year basis. The cut-off date is December 31st each year. The award will normally be presented at a following meeting.