January 1, 2018
My Brother Knights of the great Jurisdiction of Virginia,
Wendy and I, and our family, want to wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year! We wish you great health, happiness, and prosperity in the New Year.
I have witnessed firsthand Councils throughout Virginia demonstrate that we, as the Knights of Columbus, are defined and guided by our Faith and continue to “Lift High the Cross” every day. The New Year provides us with time to reflect on the achievements of the past six months and allows us to take stock of the programs and membership recruitment efforts that were successful as well as those programs and recruitment events which may need a few tweaks to bring your Council closer to the parish community while allowing council members to grow closer to the Faith.
The New Year provides us with an opportunity for a fresh start as you and your Council strive to achieve your goals during the second half of the fraternal year. I am fully committed and energized, as are my fellow State Officers, Directors and their staffs, and District Deputies to assist every Council in Virginia make this the best year that your Council has ever had.
Stephen (Steve) Kehoe
Jurisdiction of Virginia