Veterans Day 2014
District Master Tom Trudeau, fellow officers and Faithful Navigators from around the state welcomed 185 new members of the Fourth Degree in Richmond on November 1. More photos, and details, HERE.
Past State Deputy Kelly Mortensen "Over the Edge" for Special Olympics
Virginia's current Executive Secretary and Past State Deputy, Kelly Mortensen, is always ready to raise money for Virginia Special Olympics, whether it's jumping into the Atlantic Ocean in January or rappelling down the side of a 25 story building in Richmond. Read the whole story HERE.
Membership Growth is essential!
Invite the men of your parish to join you in the Experience of a Lifetime! Here's a special page devoted entirely to the question: Why Join? As of November 1, we've recruited 419 new members toward our goal for the year of 1,315. Schedule a First Degree in your council soon!
October Quarterly Meeting lays groundwork for success
The October state quarterly meeting, held at Walter Pollard Council 5480 in Newport News, featured awards presentations, presentations by state program and membership directors (State Membership Director Steve Layne is shown below), and a series of breakout sessions that provided lots of opportunity for discussion. More photos and information HERE.
Knights, Nats and a "no-no" on a special Sunday afternoon
Fourth Degree Knights from Pope John Paul II Assembly posted the colors at the final game of the season before 35,085 fans at Nationals Park on Sunday, September 28. It was a very special day - Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter by a Washington pitcher since 1931. Washington defeated the Miami Marlins 1-0. The "no-no" (no runs, no hits) was only the second major league no-hitter in the last 30 years.
Raising money for Virginia Special Olympics
Members of Our Lady of Hope Council 12791 raised $1,500 for Special Olympics of Virginia by fielding a team at the annual Dulles Airplane Pull on September 20. It's the fourth year in a row that the council has participated. More photos and the full story HERE.
Prayer request for PSD Bill McCarthy
Bill McCarthy, Virginia's State Deputy during the 2010-2011 Fraternal Year, has been diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer. Many will recall that during Bill’s term as State Deputy, he promoted a rosary program which resulted in many thousands of rosaries being said to our Blessed Mother. Please ask her intercession on Bill's behalf in your personal and council rosaries.
Knights support Special Olympics "Golden Helmet" game
Knights from every council in District 18 - and others from Northern Virginia as well - turned out to support the annual Virginia Special Olympics "Golden Helmet" baseball game in Purcellville, preparing a big barbeque picnic with all the trimmings. Story and more photos HERE.
Tom Trudeau named new District Master for Virginia
Virginia District Marshall Tom Trudeau has been named the new Master of the Fourth Degree in Virginia. He will take office on September 1, succeeding Cy Alba, who is completing his second term in the post. Read the complete story HERE.
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This week's checklist
November 17, 2014 - The new November 2014 issue of Virginia's Star Council News is now available, and it's filled with information and suggestions about how to make your council the best it can be.
The Fall 2014 Exemplification of the Fourth Degree in Richmond welcomed 185 Sir Knights to the Patriotic Degree. Full story and photos HERE.
The October state quarterly meeting was held at Walter Pollard Council #5480 in Newport News. Photos HERE.
Preview the 2015 Virginia State Convention HERE.
From the State Deputy
Stephen A. Burnley
My Brother Knights and Families,
Being faith in action with a focus on families is at the forefront of Virginia Knights of Columbus planning this year.
With summer slowly closing behind us it’s time to pull out our calendars and try to find time in next few months among the quagmire of our busy day-day items to fit in a few projects or personal activities that were put off from earlier in the year. Obviously, the State Deputy (me) would suggest you make sure all your Knights of Columbus activities are already planned and prominently noted on your calendars and that family and friends eagerly await their happening. Read more HERE
Our goal for recruiting new members in Virginia for this fraternal year is 1,315. As of November 1, we've recruited 419 new members so far in this Fraternal Year. Schedule a First Degree Ceremony at your council soon! More HERE.
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
September 20, 2014 - Members of Our Lady of Hope Council 12791 in Potomac Falls, plus some family members, pulled a Federal Express jet airplane down the runway at Dulles International Airport, raising $1,500 for Special Olympics of Virginia. Full story and more photos HERE.
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