March 2017 Quarterly Meeting in Charlottesville
The March quarterly meeting will beld at Charlottesville Catholic High School on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The DoubleTree Hotel is now full, and those wishing to travel on Friday and stay over on Friday evening will be able to obtain a room at a nearby Holiday Inn Express. Information package HERE. Hotel update HERE
2017 March for Life draws huge crowd, renewed energy
For the 43 consecutive year, Virginia Knights helped guide the annual March for Life for hundreds of thousands of participants. Hundreds served as marshals for the event, which took place under partly cloudy skies, no rain, and no snow (last year, two feet of snow fell in the D.C. area during and after the march. Photos and story HERE.
Membership Rewards - jackets, shirts, hats, and more!
Let's have a big second half of the Fraternal Year! Click HERE for the many rewards available for guys who recruit as few as 5 new members! And a special reward for the 28,000th new member and his proposer!
Snowy Mid-Year meeting in Richmond
The weather forecast for the January 7 Mid-Year Meeting in Richmond was for one inch of snow. But instead, we got eight inches! Virginia Beach was burried under a foot of snow. Click HERE for photos, slide presentations, and the full story.
Time to focus on third quarter membership growth
So far, so good! As of January 31st, Virginia is 80 members away from our 28,000th member. The 28,000th Knight AND his proposer will each receive a Knights of Columbus jacket embroidered with their name and 28,000th Virginia member or proposer. Read more from the State Deputy's February message HERE.
Joe Dobbins, DD #2, recovering from stroke
Joe Dobbins, the District Deputy for District 2, suffered a stroke Monday morning, January 23. Please keep Joe and his family in your prayers. He has now returned home following rehab. More HERE.
Exhibit on St. Thomas More at JPII Shrine through March 31
The St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C. is hosting a traveling exhibit on the life of St. Thomas More, continuing until the end of March 2017. Virginia Knights should plan an individual visit or a council trip. Here's a FLYER, and a link to the Shrine website.
February 20, 2017: this week for Virginia Knights
Upcoming Council Events around Virginia
Virginia Knights are invited to join George Brent Council 5332 in supporting the work of Medical Missionaries at a fundraising BBQ on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the KC Hall in Manassas.
This week's checklist
February 20, 2017 - The March quarterly meeting will be held at Charlottesville Catholic High School on Saturday, March 11. Full information package HERE.
The February 2017 issue of Star Council News is HERE.
The Virginia Mid-Year Meeting held during a heavy snowstorm in Richmond on January 7. Full details, and links to the presentations made, HERE.
The winter issue of the VKCCI Newsletter is HERE.
Here's a list of Important Dates - for state meetings and forms to be filed - during the year to come.
From the State Deputy
Michael J. Gasper
February 1, 2017
At the March 11th Quarterly Meeting in Charlottesville, there will be all day training for council members who are interested in becoming council officers or finding out what a council officers does. The training is open to any interested council member, not just the Deputy Grand Knights.
From the Membership Director:
One of the many things we covered this year regarding membership and retention is the direct relation between Programs and Membership.
This is a direct correlation of Value to Price. Now this may sound like a sales theory, and it is, but it applies to almost everything we do: when we see Value, the Price becomes negligible. The reverse is also true: no Value, Price is a non-entity.
The Value as a Knight is in all we do. The Price (dues) is lessened. Keeping the council members active and involved increases growth and reduces delinquencies.
When presenting the Knights, then, remember Value surpasses Price every time!
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
January 19, 2017 - Marian Homes, a non-profit corporation established by St. Mary of Sorrows Council 8600, announced that it has acquired its fifth group home for those with intellectual disabilities. "Our Lady of Light House" is located on Holborn Avenue in Annandale. It will become home to five adult men with intellectual disabilities. More detail in the Marian Homes news release HERE.
2017 Virginia State Convention
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