Cable TV coverage of 133rd Supreme Convention
EWTN will carry both live and recorded coverage of the 133rd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 4, 5 and 6. Tuesday's coverage will be the most extensive, going from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Special daily issues of Knightline HERE.
Rosaries for Kenya
E.D. White Council 2473 in Arlington collected 6,000 rosaries and purchased 2,000 miraculous medals for the people of Kenya, helped along by councils throughout Virginia who made rosary donations to the effort as well. Read the whole story HERE.
Organizational Meeting / Installation July 11
Virginia's officers for the 2015-2016 Fraternal Year were installed at the Mass following the State Organizational Meeting in Newport News on July 11, 2015. Photos and presentation material from the breakout sessions can be found HERE.
KOVAR donation to Richmond's "A Grace Place"
Here's a great example of the good work you do when you raise money for KOVAR: a gift of more than $13,000 to A Grace Place, which provides services to some 250 people with disabilities or age related conditions in the Richmond area. Read more HERE.
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.
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
August 3, 2015 - The 133rd Supreme Convention will be held this week in Philadelphia, from Tuesday, August 4 through Thursday, August 6. Agenda can be found here. EWTN, the Catholic TV Network, will be providing live coverage on Tuesday (all day, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT) and Wednesday and Thursday mornings (8:00 - 9:30 a.m.).
The state organizational meeting was held July 11 in Newport News. Here's an information and photo page.
Get a head start on making your council a Star Council this year! Read the July 2015 issue of Virginia's Star Council News.
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 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 1,381. 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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