Quarterly Meeting puts membership and program activities in high gear
The Quarterly State Meeting held in Fredericksburg on October 1 covered lots of territory: awards to this past year's Star Council winners, presentations on membership growth, and lots of useful information on program activities for your council in the coming months. More details and photos HERE.
Pope Francis has named Bishop Michael Burbidge new Bishop of Arlington
Virginia Knights of Columbus are happy to welcome Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, the current bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina, as the new bishop of Arlington. He replaces Bishop Paul Loverde, the Chaplain of the Virginia Knights of Columbus, who has been bishop of Arlington since 1999. Catholic Herald story HERE.
Soccer Challenge statewide competition on Saturday, October 22
State Deputy Mike Gasper brings you up to date on membership
We're two months into the Fraternal Year, and two councils have already exceeded their membership goals for the YEAR! Most of the rest of us have a lot of work to do. More HERE.
Thomas A. Trudeau reappointed to second term as District Master
Congratulations to Tom Trudeau, who has been reappointed to a second term as Fourth Degree Master of the District of Virgina!
Exhibit on St. Thomas More at JPII Shrine this fall
The St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C. will host a traveling exhibit on the life of St. Thomas More, beginning in mid-September 2016 and continuing until the end of March 2017. Virginia Knights should plan an individual visit or a council trip. Here's a FLYER, and we'll have more details soon.
Happy Fourth of July!
Members of Virginia's Fourth Degree Knights marched in today's big Independence Day Parade in Fairfax City. State Master Tom Trudeau and District Marshall Dave Todd, Sr. were among those in regalia. Do you have photos of your council or assembly activities? Send them to email@example.com and we'll post them too!
Consider a career in Knigjhts of Columbus Insurance
The Abbate Agency is looking for several Knights of Columbus to enter a career as a Field Agent serving Knights and their families in the Richmond,area. They will be holding a Job Fair at the Marriott Short Pump in Glen Allen on October 27, 2016. Click HERE for more information.
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.
October 17, 2016: this week for Virginia Knights
This week's checklist
October 17, 2016 - Pope Francis has named Bishop Michael F. Burbidge as the new bishop of Arlington. Catholic Herald story HERE. Video of news conference with Bishop Loverde and Bishop Burbidge HERE.
The fall issue of the VKCCI Newsletter is HERE.
The October issue of Star Council News is now available HERE.
The Abbate Agency will be holding a JOB FAIR for positions as Field Agents for Knights of Columbus Insurance on October 27, 2016 in Glen Allen, VA. Click HERE for more information.
Here's a list of Important Dates - for state meetings and forms to be filed - during the year to come.
From the State Deputy
Michael J. Gasper
October 8, 2016
To my brother Knights of Virginia,
At the October 1st Quarterly Meeting in Fredericksburg, the High Flying councils with at least 10 new members in the 1st quarter were recognized with Jet Fire (balsa wood) Stunt Planes. If you missed the meeting, the top councils were 13170 – 10 new members, 7369 – 11 new members, 8600 – 12 new members, 5998 – 13 new members and 595 – 19 new members!
From the Membership Director:
This past week we discussed many facets of membership:
1. The parish has 3 separate family structures: young adults, growing families and senior adults.
2. Each requires an approach that fits their needs.
3. It all begins with a conversation, presenting the benefits of the Order and the value it presents to the family.
4. Personal experiences of your Knight's journey makes it a valuable conversation.
5. Invite the family to join - we are building the church one Knight's family at a time!
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
June 2016 - Fr. Rzer Council 6828 raised and donated $20,000 to the Capital Campaign of St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg. More on the story HERE.
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.
Upcoming Council Events around Virginia
Councils 8183 and 7165 encourage Knights to sign up for the 2nd Annual Stephen Monaco Charity Golf Event on Friday, October 28 at the Old Hickory Golf Course in Woodbridge. Stephen suffers from a rare metabolic disorder and resulting brain injury. The Monaco family was Council 8183's Family of the Month for August.
2017 Virginia State Convention
May 5-7, 2017
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