Marian Homes, Inc. grand opening for its 3rd residential facility
Marian Homes, Inc., which was started by St. Mary of Sorrows Council 8600, formally opened its third residential home for the intellectually disabled on Thursday, June 25 in Annandale. State Deputy Steve Burnley joined a large group of Knights of Columbus who have made this effort a huge success. More HERE.
Fourth Degree Organizational Meeting
Assembly leaders gathered at Fourth Degree Organizational Meeting in Richmond on June 27, 2015. In the photo below, District Master Tom Trudeau welcomes Bob Jones, the Navigator of Virginia's newest, Fathers Cilinski Assembly #3568 More on the meeting HERE.
Pre-Organizational Meeting in Richmond
Incoming officers, district deputies, grand knights and state staff all gathered at St. Edward's School in Richmond on Saturday, June 20 for a pre-organizational meeting and training session. Information and photos HERE.
2015 Organizational Meeting July 11-12
The State Organizational Meeting will be held in Newport News on the weekend of July 11-12, 2015. The meeting willl be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by an installation Mass and dinner. Full details HERE.
Memorial Day 2015
Members of all the councils in District 7 and the Appomattox and Gibbons Assemblies continued a fifteen year long tradition of holding a Mass of Remembrance on Memorial Day at the Poplar Grove National Cemetery. Read more HERE.
What's your favorite place for family outings?
We're asking Brother Knights all around Virginia to tell us about where they love to take the family for some fun and relaxation. Take the survey yourself, and let us know where YOU like to go! And find out about those great places you didn't know about, or haven't visited for a long time. Information HERE.
Volunteer to help at the World meeting of Families this fall
Pope Francis and as many as a million participants will be at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in late September, and volunteers are needed to help make it a success.
Latest Ultrasound donation to Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center
Officers of Fr. Widmer council presented ultrasound check to FPC at dinner in April. Read 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.
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
July 1, 2015 - Happy New Year! The new Fraternal Year for the Knights of Columbus begins today. Read the message from new State Deputy Steve Raschke HERE.
Get a head start on making your council a Star Council this year! Read the July 2015 issue of Virginia's Star Council News.
The 2015 Organizational Meeting will be held the weekend of July 11-12 in Newport News. Complete information HERE. Hotel reservations must be made by June 20. Information package HERE To get the special K of C rate at the hotel, reservations had to be made by June 20.
We've got information for you from the Pre-Organizational Meeting for the 2015-2016 Fraternal Year held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Richmond. Full information HERE
The Report of Officers Chosen for Term (#185) is due this Wednesday. Submit it to the Supreme Council immediately. (Deadline is July 1)
Plan now to participate in the Fortnight for Freedom: The Freedom to Bear Witness, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, from June 21 through July 4, 2015. This is a period of prayer, fsting and advocacy to respond to the many threats to religious liberty in our nation.
The 2015 Virginia State Convention is now history. Story and photographs from the convention HERE.
Read the Spring 2015 VKCCI Newsletter HERE.
From the State Deputy
Stephen P. Raschke
My Brother Knights:
It is a humbling and honored experience that you afford me the opportunity to be your State Deputy for the 2015-2016 Fraternal year. Along with my wife Donna we what to express our commitment to you and your families to help your councils make this Fraternal Year a successful and rewarding one. One that you will continue to be proud to introduce yourself to your friends, and community as a “Knight of Columbus”.
Our goal for recruiting new members in Virginia for this fraternal year is 1,315. As of June 1, we've recruited 1,306 new members so far in this Fraternal Year, putting us at 88% of our goal. We need 9 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
April 23, 2015 - Fr. Widmer Council 7877 presented a check in the amount of $13,454.20 to the Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center - half the cost of a new ultrasound machine. A matching grant from the Supreme Council was received by the Center shortly afterward. Here's an article from the Center's website.
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