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State Advocate 2018 - 2019

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Greg Mahoney

March 2019

Brother Knights,

Resolutions: A reminder to all councils that Resolutions must be submitted to the WSC State Secretary by March 15, 2019, to be reviewed and considered at the Annual Meeting.  Instructions on how to write a resolution are found in the Grand Knight’s Handbook (Part II Section 3, pp II-16 to II-19), which is posted on the WSC Website at the following link:  Plan well to allow time for council review and vote before submission to the State Secretary. 

Form 990 Tax Filing:  As I reported in the February bulletin, Councils must do three things to comply with IRS filing requirements:

1) obtain an EIN from the IRS (new councils this year); 

2) register its EIN with the Home Office Legal Department (new councils this year); and,

3) file an annual return with the IRS (all councils must do this).

District Deputies listed in the following chart need to contact me soonest to resolve council filing discrepancies. Thank you Districts 7 and 13 for your quick response.  Let’s get this done.



Safe Environment Program (SEP) ComplianceRefer to the training status charts in this bulletin.  The following charts show which fraternal leaders are compliant (gray box with ‘X’) and which fraternal leaders are non-compliant (red box).   Grand Knights must follow up and correct any deficiencies by May 2019.  The goal is to get the red out!


Vivat Jesus!


Greg Mahoney

Washington State Council
State Advocate, WSC