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.
Make plans to attend the next quarterly meeting on October 4
The next state quarterly meeting will be held at the home of Walter Pollard Council 5480 in Newport News. This is a different location than the one listed in the state directory! Complete information package HERE.
Recruit NOW for new members of the Fourth Degree
The Fall exemplification of the Fourth Degree will be held at the Doubletree Richmond Midlothian Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn Koger Center) on November 1, 2014. Hotel reservations must be made by October 9 - don't wait! Here are links to material you'll need: Information for candidates, guests and Fourth Degree members - Additional Assembly Info - Tally Sheet - Fourth Degree social regalia
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.
Membership Growth is essential!
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.
Virginia Knights at Supreme Convention in Orlando
This is a photo of all of the Knights and spouses representing the Virginia jurisdiction at the 132nd Supreme Convention being held this week in Orlando, Florida. The picture was taken just before the States Dinner on Tuesday evening, August 5. MORE HERE
Vatican Letter to Knights at Supreme Convention
Pope Francis sent a very warm message to Knights atttending the 132nd Supreme Convention in Orlando this month, expressed through a letter signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Read the letter HERE.
Tommy Harger elected Supreme Director
Virginia Past State Deputy Tommy Harger was elected to the Supreme Council Board of Directors by the delegates to the annual Knights of Columbus convention in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, August 6. This is a photo of Tom and his wife Patti just before the States Dinner. MORE HERE
Roanoke Council 562 wins International Youth Activity Award
A youth activities program entitled "Hunger is not a Game Food Drive for Hungry School Children" won the International Youth Program of the Year Award at the Supreme Convention in Orlando. It was a project of Roanoke Council 562. MORE HERE
Virginia is in the Supreme Council's "Circle of Honor"
Past State Deputy Tony Fortunato and wife Pauline accepted Virginia's Circle of Honor award from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the annual awards session at the 132nd Supreme Convention on Wednesday, August 6. MORE HERE
Organizational Meeting & Installation of Officers
The Organizational Meeting and Installation of Virginia State Officers for the 2014-2015 Fraternal Year was held at St. Leo the Great School and Church on Saturday, July 19. Additional photos and information HERE.
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This week's checklist
September 15, 2014 - IMPORTANT: The location of the October 4 state quarterly meeting has been changed. It will now be held in Newport News, at Walter Pollard Council #5480, 100 Columbus Way, Newport News. Hotel reservations may be made at the Hampton Inn and Suites at Oyster Point, 12251 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23602 (757-249-0001). Complete information package HERE.
The Fall 2014 Exemplification of the Fourth Degree will be held in Richmond on November 1. Links to all relevant information HERE.
The new September 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.
Photos and information from the state organizational meeting can be found HERE. The state pre-organizational meeting held on June 21 in Fredericksburg provided intensive training for incoming Grand Knights and District Deputies. You can find the slides from the GK and DD training HERE.
Preview the 2015 Virginia State Convention HERE.
From the State Deputy
Stephen A. Burnley
My Brother Knights and Families,
Lucretia and I have just returned from the 2014 Supreme Convention and are very excited to provide you with this brief report of the week’s events.
From the opening Mass on Tuesday through the closing remarks of our Supreme Knight Thursday afternoon, every session provided extraordinary examples of the accomplishments of our Knights of Columbus world-wide, reminders of the challenges our families continue to face in our local communities and the shared respect and support we have with our Priests, Bishops and most importantly His Holiness, Pope Francis. Read more HERE
Our goal for recruiting new members in Virginia for this fraternal year is 1,315. As of September 1, we've recruited 129 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
July 12, 2014 - Knights from every council in District 18 participated once again in providing support for the annual Special Olympics "Golden Helmet baseball game in Purcellville. Knights, Squires and other family members prepared a huge outdoor cookout for the participants after the morning's competition was over. More photos HERE.
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