CLCA Auxiliary Knights Of The Garter

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Each year, the members of the CLCA State Women's Auxiliary bestow the honor of Knight of the Garter to a regular or associate member of CLCA who meets some very special criteria. However, there are some who aren't familiar with the history of this honorable title and aren't quite sure what the criteria is!

The Order of the Garter is the highest and oldest order of knighthood in Great Britain. It was founded in 1349 by King Edward III of England. According to legend, King Edward was dancing with the Countess of Salisbury at a great court ball. During the dance, the Countess lost her garter. As the king nobly picked it up to hand it to her, he saw several smile and heard remarks. The king became very angry at these reactions and he exclaimed, "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it." Then he added that he would make the garter "so glorious that everyone would wish to wear it." On all ceremonial occasions, members of the Order wear their garters on the left leg below the knee.

The modern day definition of the "knight" is a champion. He is a man devoted to the service of a woman or a cause.

As a result, the Knight of the Garter is a person who is a noble gentlemen. He is courteous, well-mannered, kind and is always willing to help when needed. The Knight of the Garter is also presented with a garter to be worn at the CLCA functions on the left leg below the knee. He may be asked, at any time during these functions, to display his garter for all to see. In exchange, he receives a kiss from the lady who asks to see his garter.

The Women's Auxiliary has bestowed this prestigious award since 1958 with a great deal of respect, admiration, and love to a list of men who have epitomized the true meaning of the Knight of the Garter. The Auxiliary is proud to present a full listing of these Knights below.

Mary Cohen
SFBA
January, 1988

Recipients

2015 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Chris McNairy

2011 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Rick Camin

2007 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Michael Hertzer

2006 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Edward L. Wallace, CLIA

2005 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Henry Buder

2004 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Jon Singley

2003 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Richard Angelo

2002 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Girvin Peters

2001 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Lebo Newman

2000 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Peter Estournes

1999 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Jay Tripathi

1998 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Frank Dell

1997 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Charles Nunley

1996 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Randy Tavenner

1995 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Fred Hanker

1994 . . . . . . . . . . Sir John Redmond, Jr.

1993 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Paul Shogren

1992 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Robert L. Crudup, Jr.

1991 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Carl Kono

1990 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Roger Fiske

1989 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Barry Cohen

1988 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Efraim Donitz

1987 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Mickey Strauss

1986 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Tom Yanase

1985 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Tim Nord

1984 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Warren Thurston

1983 . . . . . . . . . . Sir John Culbertson

1982 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Haruo Yamashiro

1981 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Charles Christensen

1980 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Ken Gerlack

1979 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Nelson Colvin

1978 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Chuck Rei

1977 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Chuck Rich

1976 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Hi Kellogg

1975 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Chuck Armstrong

1974 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Lee Gentry

1973 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Walter Bray

1972 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Richard Sanchez

1971 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Jere Driscoll

1970 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Bert CeDillos

1969 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Joe Tanouye

1968 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Glenn Martin

1967 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Bob Kaplanek

1966 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Kenneth Schmidt

1965 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Herb Frank

1964 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Warren Purdy

1963 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Hommer Gillilend

1962 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Keith Card

1961 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Bill Huebsch

1960 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Bill Griffin

1959 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Jack Brem

1958 . . . . . . . . . . Sir Kenneth Jenner