It's the home stretch. Has YOUR council achieved Star Council yet?
Ten Virginia councils have achieved Star Council status as of May 25. Is your council among them? See the complete Star Council Checklist HERE.
Consider a career in Knigjhts of Columbus Insurance
The Abbate Agency is looking for Knights of Columbus to enter a career as a Field Agent serving Knights and their families in the Richmond, Charlottesville and Stauton communities. Click HERE for more information.
Jovito J. "DJ" DeJesus passed away on Friday, May 20 after a brief hospitalization. He was in charge of retention efforts in the Richmond Diocese as part of the state membership team. More HERE.
116th Annual Meeting - elections results, awards given out, much more!
Delegates from councils throughout Virginia gathered at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel in Herndon April 29-May 1, and you can find all the news, photos, awards received, and much more, right HERE.
Virginia District Fourth Degree holds Biennial Meeting in Woodbridge
Delegates from Assemblies all around Virginia gathered at Fr. Kelly Council in Woodbridge on Saturday, March 19, for the Biennial Meeting of the Virginia District of the Fourth Degree. Photos and story 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.
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.
May 23, 2016: this week for Virginia Knights
This week's checklist
May 23, 2016 - If you haven't already filed your forms VSS-4 (State Convention Delegate/Alternate) and VSS-6 (Virginia Council Information), with information about your council's officers for the coming Fraternal Year, please do it as soon as your election has been held. Instructions are HERE.
Here's a list of Important Dates - for state meetings and forms to be filed - during the year to come.
The 2016 Virginia State Convention is now history, and you can find all the big news from the event on the special convention page HERE.
The May 2016 issue of Star Council News is now available. It includes reminders about activities that must/should be completed before the Virginia Annual Convention at the end of this month.
Will you become Deputy Grand Knight of your Council on July 1? Click HERE for the PowerPoint slides used in the DGK training session at the State Quarterly Meeting on March 12, 2016.
Delegates met at Biennial Meeting of the Fourth Degree of the Virginia District and the home of Fr. Kelly Council 5750 in Woodbridge. Article and photos HERE.
The Holy Family Prayer Program will continue until the end of June 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
May 6, 2016
The 116th Virginia State Council Annual Meeting is now in the past. What a wonderful weekend is was. The Annual Meeting has been long in the planning and once again I wish to thank Frank Guest and his committees for the great work they have done in making the weekend such a success. I also want to thank the State Delegates who during the Mass collection, donated over $2300.00 for the Knights of Columbus Supreme, Christian Refugee Relief Fund. Read more HERE.
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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