Time for the home stretch drive for membership!
Read the post-convention message from State Deputy Steve Burnley HERE. "Worthy Grand Knights schedule your 1st degrees. Let your Brother Knights know the date and tell them it is time to ASK that friend or neighbor they know and just haven’t found the time to ASK. "
Past State Deputy William J. "Bill" McCarthy passes away
Bill McCarthy, who served as State Deputy of Virginia during the 2010-2011 Fraterbnal Year, passed away after a long battle with cancer on May 8, 2015. A retired U.S. Army Colonel, he was well known among Virginia Knights as a proud patriot and a true Catholic gentleman. More HERE.
2015 Convention thanks award winners, elects new officers
Several hundred delegates and alternates at the 2015 Virginia State Convention in Richmond elected a new slate of officers for the 2015-2016 Fraternal Year, and outstanding Knights and families were thanked for their exemplary work on behalf of the Order. Lots of photos and full details HERE.
Fr. Robert A. Lange, Fourth Degree Knight, dies
Fr. Robert Lange, a veteran of three decades as a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, passed away on Monday, May 4. He served in seven parishes in the Diocese of Arlington. His funeral will be held at Holy Spirit Church in Arlington on Monday, May 11. Full story HERE.
A wheelchair ramp for Mrs. District Deputy
A team of Knights from St. Ann Council 6372 donated their time and energy on a cold Saturday morning in March to build a wheelchair ramp for Sherry Glover, "Mrs. District Deputy," the wife of District 7 DD Jim Glover. Sherry is suffering from stage 4 lymphoma and leukemia. More details and photos HERE.
Membership Drive - the Home Stretch!
There is now less than two months to go, and we're still 156 short of our goal of recruiting 1,315 new members during the 2014-2015 Fraternal Year. It's time to pull out all the stops and schedule a First Degree right now!
College Knights at George Mason University launch #RosesForDignity
GMU college Knights from Council 10806 distributed 250 roses to women on campus as a way of "jumpstarting a conversation about the effects of lust and pornography on recognizing human dignity and beauty." More on this terrific project HERE.
Spanish language degree team debut - and seven new members
Virginia's new Spanish language degree team made its debut on Sunday, February 15, bringing in seven new members in a ceremony held at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Springfield. More photos, and the full story HERE.
Prayer requests for Sherry Glover and Gerri Gasper
Sherry Glover, wife of District Deputy Jim Glover, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Gerri Gasper, wife of State Treasurer Mike Gasper, is recovering from a heart attack. Please pray for their recovery. More HERE.
This week's checklist
From the State Deputy
Stephen A. Burnley
Worthy Grand Knights and Brothers All:
I trust you and your Ladies all had a great 115th Annual Meeting this past weekend in Richmond and are now settled back into your home Parishes with a head full of steam focused on completing this Columbian Year with your Councils best efforts ever.
At the meeting I recognized that for the current leadership of our organization this is a 24/7 365 day opportunity to be the absolute best as we continue to serve as Fr. McGivney intended. Read more HERE.
Our goal for recruiting new members in Virginia for this fraternal year is 1,315. As of May 1, we've recruited 1,1598 new members so far in this Fraternal Year, putting us at 88% of our goal. We need 156 more members to make the goal, and that's barely one member per council! Keep up the good work, and schedule a First Degree Ceremony at your council soon! More HERE.
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
February 13, 2015 - George Mason University Knights of Columbus distributed 250 roses to women on campus to "jumpstart a conversation about the effects of lust and pornography on recognizing human dignity and beauty." The full story, and photos, HERE.
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