Dear Knights, Dames and Priest Knights:
We are excited that the 2023 Investiture is being held in Fort Wayne, Indiana--centrally located for so many to make the trip.  And September is the perfect month to enjoy a visit to the Fort!  Please watch our video  (see link below) with a special welcome from His Excellency, Bishop Kevin Rhoades.  We look forward to seeing you in September!
Patty and John Becker
Host Couple, Fort Wayne 2023 Investiture
Contact information: (260) 241.6009





Hotel Reservation:

The Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center is the site of our 2023 Investiture. The rate is $129 per night, with a convenient parking garage across the street for the extremely reasonable rate of $15 per day!

The simplest way to make a reservation is to use the following link:

You may prefer to call The Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center at 260-420-1100 and then simply dial ‘1’ for reservations. Please provide the group code “EQU” to get the discounted group rate.

If you prefer to speak to the Hotel Front Desk, simply dial ‘0’ and a staff person will make your reservation.

Should you encounter any difficulties in the reservation process, please reach out to Tricia Fridley at 260.418.2601.

You may also email Dyanne Hower, our Hotel contact, at  Dyanne will respond at her earliest convenience.

We invite you to be a Sponsor of our Fort Wayne Investiture! Attached please find the 2023 Sponsorship form. Please keep in mind the August 10th deadline to ensure inclusion in our printed materials.

Please click on this link to download the sponsorship form
Attendance at the Vigil Service and Promotion Ceremony is MANDATORY for Investiture Candidates, Promotees and NCL Council members (Officers and Section Presidents). Promotees and Council members should be vested and will process with Investiture Candidates.

Attendance is OPTIONAL for all other members of the Lieutenancy who need not vest and will not process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: What time is check in at the Hilton?
A.  3 pm, but bags can be left with the bellhop if arriving early.


Q: What is the dress code for the weekend?
A.   The weekend dress code can be found here