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State Deputy 2018 - 2019

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Bob Baemmert

Hello Brothers,

We are reaching Convention time and I am preparing for my last Convention as your State Deputy. This year the State Convention will be held at the Bellevue Hilton from May 17-19, 2019.

I would just like to personally thank all of you my brothers for supporting me these last two years. We have gone through many changes and we have faced many challenges in this time and together we were able to make it through.

Convention time is always my favorite time because it reaffirms what we are all about as Knights, and everyone that I know leaves the Convention recharged and proud. I have some special time set aside Friday at the hotel for all of us to get together and just plain visit. We will have elections, and of course, a gazillion Awards to give out. We do so much good for so many that it is thrilling to hear about our accomplishments! As always, I looking forward to seeing you all there and the State Officer Team is doing everything that it can to ensure you have a great time!

This month I was able to spend some time at one of the Men's Conferences with State Advocate and Membership Chairman, Greg Mahoney. It was an inspirational time and we  were able to sign up a few new members.


I also attended the Special Olympics Breakfast of Champions with Special Olympics Chairman Darren Johnson and State Treasurer Kim Washburn.  Darren's job at the breakfast was to announce who was the winner of year's winner of their Community Champion Award. He dutifully opened the sealed envelope and then he turned white as a sheet when he had to announce that the winner was the Washington Knights of Columbus- no mistake there! Darren and every Knight that has helped make lunches for the athletes or volunteered at the events shared in this special recognition and the honor bestowed upon our Special Olympics Program. I'm really proud of our involvement with this most worthy Organization and thanks to our Tootsie Roll program, created and overseen by State Treasurer Kim Washburn, our support is able to keep on growing.


I sure have enjoyed the last few months as your State Deputy, and so I've decided to stay on for another ten years! Just kiddin'!

Keep on doing God's work, have a great month, and God Bless.


Bob Baemmert

State Deputy - Washington State