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Washington State Programs 2017 - 2018

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Thomas C. Williams
State General Program Dir.
Phone: (206) 617-0600

March 2018

Brother Knights,

How is your Lenten season going? I hope you focusing on your preparations for Easter and the celebration of Jesus’s death and resurrection. Remember that as Knights we role models in our community and especially for the young men of our parishes, leading by example. Strong, visible programs are especially important right now.

As we progress through the Lenten season, it is a great time to focus on Building the Domestic Church programs. For Star Council - you must conduct at least 4 designated programs from the Building the Domestic Church category. The programs to choose from are as follows:

5th Sunday Rosary Program

Consecration to the Holy Family

Family Fully Alive Devotional Program

Family Week Celebrations

Father’s Day Affirmation of Wedding Vows

Food for Families

Holy Family Prayer Program

Journey to the Inn

Keep Christ in Christmas Campaign

Spiritual Formation Groups ( ex. Into the Breach)

The Columbian Award Application (Form SP-7) can be found at the following link: This form includes boxes that you must mark to indicate your programs that pertain to Building the Domestic Church.

Councils, you need to get your award applications submitted to the appropriate chairmen for review. Please note that only electronic submissions in MS Word format will be accepted. If you can’t submit in this format, please reach out to me. No submissions can be accepted after the due date, we have very tight deadlines to for the chairman to select their finalists, for the State Officers to judge the finalists and to prepare the awards in time for the Convention.

Award applications for the Knight of Year, Family of the Year, Fraternalism, Blood Donor and Platelet Donor are due April 1st. Program Service Awards are due April 15th. Be sure to submit your award applications so that your Council’s hard work can be recognized!

Go here to download award applications:

Council Spotlight - Clarkston 3455

The men of Clarkston Council 3455 have an innovative program to provide Life Flight insurance to the parish priest, parish staff and all the school teachers. Since Clarkston is a rural area anyone with a serious illness or injury needs to be transported to a larger hospital, and the Life Flights can cost tens of thousands of dollars. This insurance, available to non-profits for $50/year, covers the cost of the flight. This is an amazing gift to their parish and school, and provides a peace of mind.

The fund-raising for this program and others is accomplished through the sales of their home-made sausage as well as multiple pancake breakfasts. The men of the Council make 3,600 pounds of sausage each year using an old German recipe that had to be translated from the original German language. It was brought to the United States by an immigrant in the early 1900s and the given to the Council by his grandson. Clarkson recently held their 60th annual sausage dinner that features their home-made German sausages.

If you are interested in learning more about the Life Flight insurance program, please feel free to contract the Clarkston Council 3455 Financial Secretary Doug Renggli for more information. If you need contact information, please reach out to me at and I will give you his cell phone number.

Vivat Jesus!



Tom Williams
General Program Director
Washington State Council  



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