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.
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.
Supporting Catholic vocations in the U.S. armed forces
State Deputy Tony Fortunato presented a $10,000 donation from the Virginia jurisdiction to support vocations for Catholic chaplains serving in the US military to Archbishop Timothy Broglio, of the Archdiocese of the Military Services. Read more HERE.
Preparing to take the helm on July 1
Incoming Faithful Navigators for Fourth Degree Assemblies throughout Virginia gathered in Orange, VA on June 14, to prepare for taking charge on July 1. Photographs HERE.
2014 Virginia State Convention
This year's state convention is now history, and a very successful convention it was! State Deputy-elect Steve Burnley leads an excellent ticket of officers for the coming Fraternal Year, and a truly enjoyable time was had by all. State Deputy Tony Fortunato and Convention Chairman George Fontaine delivered a three day event that ran smoothly and efficiently. MORE HERE.
Virginia Knights mourn the loss of Past State Deputy Lenny Pulizzi
PSD Leonardo "Lenny" Pulizzi lost a long battle with cancer on June 4, 2014. Lenny served as State Deputy from 2007-2008, and lived with his wife Jean in Chesapeake. More information can be found HERE.
Virginia Knights celebrate new medical clinic in Uganda
Thanks to the Knights of Saints Peter and Paul Council 11475 in Palmyra, Virginia, the people of Kitakyusa, Uganda now have a local medical clinic for the first time in their lives. The council raised money for two years to fund construction of the clinic, which was dedicated on February 9. Read more about this extraordinary KC council project HERE.
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This week's checklist
September 1, 2014 - Get off on the right foot in the new 2014-2015 Fraternal Year by meeting the requirements to be a Star Council. Read the August 2014 issue of Virginia's Star Council News for a full description.
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.
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
Membership: We Beat the Goal!
As of June 30, the total number of new members in Virginia for this fraternal year is 1,486. That not only beats the goal set by the Supreme Council for this year, it also beats OUR goal of 1,400 new members for the year. Thanks to all for achieving this extraordinary success this Fraternal Year!
Virginia Knights - Activity of the Week
February 2014 - Joseph M Johnson Council 7538 in Ashland, Virginia participated in the nationwide Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program this year, purchasing a box of coats for needy children in Hanover County. Larger photo and full story HERE.
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