Winter Haven – Ephraem Seedansingh of Polk County is the latest member of Knights of Columbus Council 7091 of Cypress Gardens to achieve Fourth Degree status in the Knights of Columbus.
Seedansingh reached this milestone on Saturday, August 24 by participating in a two-hour Fourth Degree Exemplification at Assumption Catholic Church in Jacksonville, FL. He was among 89 knights from all over Florida who moved into the ranks of the Fourth Degree. The ceremony was followed by a Mass and banquet at the church.
The new Fourth Degree knight joined the Knights of Columbus seven years ago in Cooksville, TN where he completed his First, Second and Third degrees. He was sponsored for Fourth Degree membership and accompanied to the Jacksonville ceremony by knight Ken Nelson, current Recorder, immediate past Deputy Grand Knight, and Past Grand Knight of Council 7091. Attaining Fourth Degree status made him eligible for membership in the Frank J. Durbin Fourth Degree Assembly 2608, the patriotic/ceremonial arm of K of C Council 7091.
A native of the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad, Seedansingh migrated to the United States 36 years ago and is retired from the hospitality industry where he served as an executive in the Choice Hotel organization. He resides in Poinciana with his wife, Carmen. They attend St. Matthew Catholic Church in Winter Haven.