Not yet a Fourth Degree member? Sign up for fall exemplification now!
This year's fall exemplification of the Fourth Degree in the Virginia District will be held on October 31, 2015 at the Westfields Marriott Hotel near Dulles Airport. Click HERE to go to a page with links to the documents you'll need.
Pro-Life Display at the Prince William County Fair
George Brent Counci 5332 got a lot of local attention and strongly identified themselves with the Pro-Life cause by putting up a display at the Prince William County Fair, held right in their backyard in Manassas. Has your council considered doing this sort of thing at YOUR county fair?
A look at the 133rd Supreme Convention
A big contingent of Virginia Knights represented the jurisdiction at the 133rd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus August 4, 5 and 6. Photos of the Virginia Knights HERE. Special daily issues of Knightline HERE.
Knights support 28th Annual Rodgers Family Kids Fishing Day
Thirty-three Knights and seven family members joined to help make the Annual Rodgers Family Kids Fishing Day in early August a big success. The event is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Virginia, and this year drew a record 193 children and a total of 343 participants. Read the whole story HERE.
Honoring Geline Williams, Chairman of the NRLC for 34 years
A special Mass will be held at St. Agnes Church in Richmond on August 27, honoring the contributions of Geline Williams, who served as Chairman of the Board of the National Right to Life Committee for 34 years. She retired from the post in April. More 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.
Upcoming Council Events around Virginia
August 24, 2015: this week for Virginia Knights
This week's checklist
August 24, 2015 - We're now more than a month into the new Fraternal Year. Is YOUR council on track to be a Star Council? Read the August issue of the state Star Council News for valuable advice on how to get there!
The 133rd Supreme Convention is now in the history books. See photographs of the Virginia Knights at the big gathering in Philadelphia HERE.
The state organizational meeting was held July 11 in Newport News. Here's an information and photo page.
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
August 5, 2015 - Pope Leo XIII Council 10814 once again provided major volunteer support to the annual Rodgers Family Kids Fishing Day in Virginia Beach. A record 193 children participated, and between they caught 519 fish! More on the story HERE.
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