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State Deputy 2018 - 2019

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Bob Baemmert

Worthy Brothers,

The past month has been a very busy and very fun month for your State Deputy. I have pictures!

I gave Bishop Eusebio Elizondo the Pennies for Heaven check of $34,000 for the Seattle Archdiocese on behalf of  the Shoreline Council 11217 Knights. I did it at their  25-year Anniversary Party. It was a great night and a great way to honor the Knights in that Council. (Picture 1).

My next mission was to present Bishop Daly with a Pennies for Heaven check- $34,000 at the Spokane Chancery. What an honor that was. Bishop Daly is such a busy man, but he took a few minutes to visit with me. I left truly inspired. (Picture 2). 

The Supreme Knight challenged all State Deputies to participate in the "'Coats for Kids Program" this year and to send him pictures. Being an over-achiever , I participated in two events. The first one was at Bemiss Elementary where the need was great (Picture 3). I also participated in the Tri-Cities Catholic Charities event and was able to help there too. (Picture 4).

Then it was all business when I went to the District Deputies Mid-Year Training in Bellevue. These are the men who really execute the most challenging work by providing leadership for the Grand Knights. I respect and admire each one of them for the work that they do. We all worked hard to be better at our Knights of Columbus positions.

Next, Valerie and I were invited to the Council 676 Christmas Party at St Margaret's parish. Not only were we treated warmly and got to sing Christmas carols, they actually presented the State with two donations. One for our Pennies for Heaven Program and one for our Columbus Charities Endowment Fund (Picture 5). I really appreciate those donations because we on the State level are in the process of expanding our charitable footprint and both of these programs can use the support. I visited and ate with Bishop Dan Mueggenborg. He liked our State pin so I pinned one on him! (Picture 6).

Finally—and I saved the best for last—in honor of the New Year, I would like to announce our New Baby Council 17152 in Yelm Washington at St. Columban Parish.  Welcome to the Order brothers! I especially want to thank District Deputy 22, Abundeo Reponte, Darren Johnson and all of those Knights that made this new council a reality. We have a number of new Council efforts going on through the State and these are exciting times.. We may see additional new Councils this year and that is wonderful news for our Order and the State! GO WASHINGTON GO!!!

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God Bless and Happy New Year!



Bob Baemmert

State Deputy - Washington State