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

My Dear Brothers,

In September we will begin a series of five Regional meetings around the State. These meetings are primarily for the benefit of the GKs, and Membership/Programs Chairmen of the Council. At this time, we plan to visit Spokane, Yakima, Everett, Tacoma, and Bremerton. These meetings are scheduled to last four hours or less. We will be presenting the latest in Programs and Membership information along with an FS trainer available to help any FSs or FCs that attend. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn a bit more and spend some quality time with your brothers and the State Council Officers. A light lunch will follow at each.

Summer is almost over and congratulations to those Councils that have managed to bring in new members. Always a difficult time to recruit new folks due to vacations, etc. While some Councils claim to “take the summer off,” that usually runs afoul of their own by-laws that state they meet every month. If your Council is one of those ask yourself…does that Parish take the summer off?

Your State Council and its chairman never take the Summer off? Does your Priest take the summer off without a replacement to celebrate Mass for you and the other sacraments? Read more...


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...


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...

Regional Training Schedule

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

September 2019

I attended my fourth Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus last month in Minneapolis, and my expectations were well met. The celebrations of the sacred liturgy were extraordinarily beautiful, as always. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson’s annual report was inspiring, as always. The overall spirit of the convention was very upbeat and energizing, as always.

After all that, I have only one regret… as always! I wish more Knights from our jurisdiction could have been there. In fact, I wish ALL our Knights could have not only witnessed the grandeur Read more...

Kim Washburn,
State Secretary

September 2019


Councils have now been billed for their annual liability insurance premiums. About 50% have paid and I’m certain the rest will follow in a timely manner.

There was an error in my SIX MONTHS letter. The DD meeting is December 6th through the 8th. No matter how many times I proofread, something always gets by me.

That being said, I reworked the SIX MONTHS letter to update and include many items that had not been covered before. Read More...

Greg Mahoney,
State Treasurer

September 2019

Brother Knights,

As you might expect, I do not have much to report this month.  My goal is to process your checks as soon as I can.  The Exemplification Fund status chart is as of August 22, 2019. 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.  Read more...

Tom Williams,
State Advocate

September 2019

Brother Knights,

Happy Labor Day and welcome to the new school year! I hope that you will have had a relaxing weekend as we come to the end of summer and the children head back to school.

I want to provide an overview about Safe Environment training, and why it is so important for you to meet these requirements. Supreme tracks this information and the state receives a monthly update for all Councils and all positions that require. This should be a review for most of you, but it is important that we are all on the same page. Read More...

Dr. Scott Hules,
State Warden

September 2019

The Washington State Council Summer Leadership Training Meeting is behind us. Now what?

By now every Council should have an operating plan and, at the very least, a preliminary budget for the 2019-2020 fraternal year. A good way to check your operating plan for the fraternal year is to lay it beside the Monthly Service Program Report template provided by the Washington State Council and the Fraternal Planner that was sent to all Councils by the Supreme Council. This will enable your Council members to identify and understand how your goals conform with expectations of the Supreme and Washington State Councils Read more...

Bob Baemmert,
Immediate Past State Deputy

September 2019

Hi Brothers,

I sure did enjoy this last month’s living!!! I went to the Summer Leadership Meeting and got a chance to hear all about becoming a Financial Secretary. It seems like a job that takes  a lot of commitment and most guys who do that job seem to do it for a long time- that may be just right for me.

I also went to the 137th Supreme Convention. We had a great cadre of guys from Washington and I had quite a bit to do in the whole thing. I was on the Distribution Committee,  which meant I got to pass out a bunch of handouts and wake up early every day to do it. Read more...