Knights sponsor 42nd annual Religious Freedom Day in Fredericksburg
Rappahannock Assembly 1613 once again sponsored the annual Religious Freedom Day commemoration on Sunday, January 10. It celebrates the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson, which became the template for the First Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing religious liberty for all. More HERE
Make plans now to attend the 116th Virginia State Annual Meeting
The 116th Virginia State Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia - just a short distance from Dulles International Airport. Make your plans now to attend. In additional to the Friday golf tournament, there'll be other attractions to chose from, including target shooting and a trip to the Saint John Paul II Shrine. Click HERE for registration forms and more information.
Arlington Diocese Men's Conference on March 5
The annual Men's Conference in the Diocese of Arlington will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas. Full details and online registration HERE.
Richmond Diocese Knights attend January 16 Men's Conf
The annual Men's Conference in the Diocese of Richmond was held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Richmond Convention Center, with the Virginia state council taking the opportunity to attract new members. Photos from the event HERE.
Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest winners announced
After council and district winners were chosen in December, the state officers met over lunch at the January 9, 2016 midyear meeting in Newport News, and picked the Virginia state winners. See the winning entries HERE.
Holy Family Prayer Program
The Holy Family Prayer Program will begin in Virginia on January 1 and continue through June 30, 2015. Find out about this important Family program activity HERE.
Virginia State Bowling Tournament
The 2016 Virginia Knights of Columbus state bowling tournament, sponsored by Bishop Ireton Council 6189, will be held in Midlothian on Saturday, February 27, 2016. A flyer with full details is HERE. Registration form is HERE.
Washington Post feature story about K of C Thanksgiving dinner
The November 27 edition of the Washington Post has a feature story about the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Edward Douglass White Council 2473. It's one of the largest and most well organized event of its sort in the Virginia jurisdiction. Read the article HERE.
Star Council To-Do List for January 2016
Make your council a Star Council! This month, in addition to your membership and program efforts, you need to make sure that you file Forms 1728 and 4584 before January 31. Click HERE for more information from the State Secretary, Mike Gasper.
Council 2473 hosts fundraiser for Bush-Lawson Foundation
Less than a week before its huge annual Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate residents of Arlington, Edward Douglass White Council 2473 hosted the Arlington community to a fundraiser 5K run and Family Fun Day at the council home. The beneficiary, the Bush-Lawson Foundation, supports prenatal and postnatal care for those unable to afford it. The event raised more than $100,000. Read the full story HERE.
February 1, 2016: this week for Virginia Knights
This week's checklist
February 1, 2016 - The February 2016 issue of Virginia's Star Council Newsletter is now available. Click HERE to read the February issue.
Registration is now open for the 2016 Virginia State Convention, to be held April 29-May 1 at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon. Links to all of the registration and information forms can be found on the special convention page HERE.
The Virginia Midyear meeting was held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Newport News. A story and photos will be posted shortly.
The Arlington Diocese 2016 Men's Conference will be held on Saturday, March 5 in Manassas. Full details HERE.
The Holy Family Prayer Program is now underway in Virginia. Sign up your council for a special prayer service that emphasizes our belief in, and determination to strengthen, families throughout the Commonwealth.
From the State Deputy
Stephen P. Raschke
January 1, 2016
My Brother Knights,
I am so proud of all your efforts in your respective councils for achieving our membership goals for the past six months. As the mid-point of the Fraternal Year comes to a close, I want to thank each and every one of you for a successful membership recruiting effort. Your efforts are making it possible for Catholic men to have an opportunity to join the greatest fraternal organization in the Catholic Church. By becoming a Knight of Columbus, you are providing them the opportunity to become better men, husbands, fathers, and Catholics. Read more HERE.
Stephen Paul Raschke Sr.
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
January 10, 2016 - Rappahannock Assembly 1613 sponsored the 42nd annual Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. More on the story HERE.
November 21, 2015 - Council 2473 hosted a huge "Family Fun Day," part of a day-long fundraising effort on behalf of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation, which supports neonatal and post natal care for the less fortunate in the Arlington area. Read more about the event HERE.
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