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Picture of George Czerwonka George Czerwonka, State Deputy 2014 - 2015      “Making a Difference for Life” Our Lady of Quadalupe
My Dear Brothers All:

First, I offer my profound “thank you” and fraternal best wishes to all Council Officers, Grand Knights, District Deputies, District Deputy Mentors, State Chairmen, State Directors, State Officers and your wives and families for a job well done this past Fraternal Year (FY). We did it the our way…with a little change and experimentation too! Some things worked and worked well - others did not meet expectations, but we learned much in the process! I trust you all did too! ...Read more...
Upcoming Events
Date Event
09/27/2014 3rd Degree Seattle (Districts 1, 15, 26 & 34)
10/01/2014 Tootsie Roll Drive 1 - 13
10/04/2014 3rd Degree Auburn (Districts 3, 12, 22, 35)
10/04/2014 3rd Degree Ferndale (Districts 9, 19, 32)
10/04/2014 Special Olympics Breakfast of Champions - Spokane

Of Interest

Council Audit Procedures
Chaplain's Corner
Insurance Rejection Letter 
Insurance Renewal Assembly Letter 
Insurance Renewal Council Letter 
Insurance Renewal Letter 

State Chaplain, Bishop Blase Cupich
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At the June meeting of the American Hierarchy in New Orleans, the Bishops will be calling on Catholics to make a full court press in the coming weeks on two important issues that are of urgent concern to our Church: peace in the Holy Land and immigration reform.

Regrettably, U.S. sponsored Israeli- Palestinian peace talks are on hold, and the tensions in the area continue to mount. Likewise, immigration reform is also stalled and needs bipartisan support at a time when there is little bipartisan cooperation. These realities demand both our prayers and public advocacy.Read more...

State Treasurer, Bob Baemmert
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My Brother Knights,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to the new Fraternal Year and thank you for electing me to another year of service as your State Treasurer. I got all of my old jobs back that I had last year including keeping track of the Supreme Forms you submit and keeping track of the Exemplification Fund. Allow me to introduce both programs separately for those of you that are new to this. Read more...

State Warden, Kim Washburn
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I hope you were able to attend the Convention. I was busy, but enjoyed seeing and fraternizing with everyone. For my General Program Report, I am going to include my Convention Banquet introduction speech. It carries my heart felt feelings of what you do for programs. I have said it before, and will again, this is where membership lies.

“Being the Program Director, I have had the privilege of seeing the good our Councils do throughout the year tracking Monthly Service Reports, Grand Knight 1000 Club, and State Service Program Award applications. Read more...

State Secretary, Ed Parazoo
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My Brothers All,

Now as the last fraternal year came to a close, hope you had a successful run. Thanks for all you do!

Welcome to the new fraternal year! What a great opportunity for a fresh start. Where else can we get a fresh start each July 1?

For all you officers: congratulation on your election! Hope you all are planning to attend the Summer Leadership Meeting that is fast approaching. What a great place to learn new things and get this new fraternal year started on the right track. Read more...
State Advocate, Patrick Kelley
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Roberts Rules – Today’s Lesson:

Often times we shortcut certain items of Robert’s rules, much to our own detriment. The Convention Resolutions session is a good example of just that so let’s look at it a bit.

After several speakers, a member rose to the microphone and said “I call the question”. In our own councils we would likely have proceeded much the same way we did at the Convention, but…as another member reminded us, and rightly so, in his “point of order” that a “call the Question” is actually a motion of its own and requires not only a 2nd, but a 2/3 vote of the council as well to end the discussions phase of the previous motion already on the floor. That is the purpose of “Calling the Question”. Read more...

Silver Knight Award Winners
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Congratulations to Silver Knight Awardees for June 2013:
  • Kenneth DeVos, Burien 5495
  • Bill Heilman, Kennewick 10653

Romy B. Ablao, PGK PFN FDD FIC
Chairman, Member Development West