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Patrick Kelley, State Deputy 2019 - 2020
"Unapologetically Catholic”

My Brothers All,

Summer has faded and Winter is nearly upon us. As the trees change color it is time to reflect on our successes and the things still to do.

I have often heard that life is comprised of only two opportunities for each of us and both come and go at will…problems and doors.

Problems, issues, concerns, or whatever you call them, are things in life that come to us when least expected, but we must deal with them as best we can. This can be more difficult when we feel that we are out there on our ow—but we are not. God sends us, or allows, problems to come into our lives to teach us, change us, or the people around us. Let us not forget that he only gives us challenges with the promise that at the end he will make our lives better as a result. It is from problems that we grow but growing pains can be just that, pain. Remember he will always give us beauty for those ashes, if we remain faithful. Yes, our faith in him, in the end, is what will resolve all problems, but along the way he does expect us to continue to do all we can so that he can make our efforts successful. Read more...

Announcements

Announcing 2019 DD Mid-Year Leadership Meeting

The 2019 District Deputy Mid-Year Leadership Meeting to be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue, WA, 11211 Main St., December 6-8, 2019.
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Forth Degree Knight to Run for Governor

State Senator Phil Fortunato, a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, announced his candidacy for Governor of Washington State. Read More...



TRAINING CLASS AT ST. GEORGE PARISH IN SEATTLE

For the extended Seattle Area Councils and Assemblies - Invite Others Saturday, September 21st; Registration at 7:30 a.m. and class at 8:00 a.m. until noon, lunch served afterwards.  Read More...

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Messages From Your State Officers
Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

November 2019

I mentioned in last month’s column that supreme knight Carl Anderson and supreme chaplain Archbishop William Lori had issued an urgent appeal, asking all members of the order to work diligently to restore civility in the realm of public discourse. I suggested that keeping the lines of communication open was an important first step in this work. Rather than making enemies out of anyone who offends us, we ought to pursue dialogue in order to reach a mutual understanding. Read more...

Kim Washburn,
State Secretary

November 2019

Brothers,

All the Regionals are complete and I think everyone received the training and answers they wanted. We put a lot of time and effort into these meetings and it’s all for your benefit.

We still have 41 councils in arrears for our annual liability insurance premium payments. It costs money and time to send a second notice, so if you’re one of the councils that has not paid, please do so immediately. If your council is holding an event, and the insurance is not paid, you’re on your own. Read More...

Greg Mahoney,
State Treasurer

November 2019

Brother Knights,

Please review the Exemplification Fund status chart included in this bulletin.  October 21, 2019 is the cutoff date for the amounts posted in the November bulletin.  A $7 fee per each new member brought into our Order is due to WSC soon after the Admission Degree.  If you have a balance due, please mail your check payable to Washington State Council with Exemplification written on the memo line.  Ensure your council number is on the check.  Please remit your payments in a timely manner. Read more...

Tom Williams,
State Advocate

November 2019

Brother Knights,

How is your fall going? Are you paying attention to the details of your Council? There are forms to submit, men to recruit, programs to run! As we move into the fall Church Drive time and the holidays are approaching, there are many opportunities for your Council to visible and active in your community.

I want to focus on some housekeeping tasks this month, we need to get some items cleaned up and get all Councils into a compliant status. Read More...

Dr. Scott Hules,
State Warden

November 2019

We are rapidly approaching the middle of the 2019-2020 fraternal year when Councils will be completing their Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity, which should be submitted to the Supreme Council by 31 January, 2020. Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries will be asking each Knight to provide a brief summary of their individual activities during the past calendar year in December so that the Annual Survey form 1728 can be completed in a timely manner. I encourage all Knights to provide this information to their Council’s Financial Secretary because this is how the Knights of Columbus maintain their status as a charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service. Read more...

Bob Baemmert,
Immediate Past State Deputy

November 2019

KEEPING CHARITY SIMPLE

We live in a complex world. If you don’t think so, try to update your computer or your phone. My observation is that sometimes we, as humans, make it even more complicated. Let’s take doing acts of Charity as an example. As we all know, Charity is our first principal and the key to living a charmed life. Here is the example:

A man comes up to you and asks you for some spare change or you drive by one of those people who are holding a cardboard sign asking for help. What do you do? Read more...

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