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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:

I attended the Knights of Columbus 132nd annual international convention the past week at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida with First Lady Sharon, and, Immediate Past State Deputy Don McBride and Former First Lady, Julie. We were also graced by the attendance of His Excellency William Skylstad, Bishop, emeritus, Diocese of Spokane. During our visit we also had the pleasure of visiting with His Eminence Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, former Bishop of Yakima and our Former State Ch ...Read more...
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State Chaplain, Bishop Blase Cupich
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"Today, almost half the couples who come for marriage preparation in the Catholic Church are in a cohabiting relationship.”

With this disturbing statistic, the Bishops’ Committee on Marriage and Family opened its report entitled: Marriage Preparation and Cohabiting Couples, published nearly 15 years ago. While the high rate of Catholic couples Read more...

State Treasurer, Bob Baemmert
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My Brother Knights,

We are really doing well on forms so far this year. Just a few more Form 185's and Form 365's and we can move on to the Audits. If you see your Council number listed below please point it out to your Council. Whoever was supposed to do it, has not done it yet!   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,

Hope you all enjoyed the Summer Leadership Meeting, got back to your councils and put the information obtained to valuable use. Ideas and information shared is for your use and remember, action is what makes it all work!

Remember that our liability insurance is due once again. We have. 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 July 2014:

Romulo (Romy) Ramos ............................. Seattle 14852

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