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Eddie Parazoo, State Deputy 2016 - 2017
“Year of Mercy”


February 2017

My Brothers All,

Welcome to February!  Our number one role as a leader of our Councils is to make sure that our beloved Order continues to grow.  All Councils change, people move away, or they pass away, or they decide the Knights aren't for them.....we must at least replace those that leave us.  We should actually strive to grow in numbers so we can do more of God's work here on earth.  We must keep our programs fresh and inviting so we keep people engaged and draw new parishioners to help.  Your programs should match your parish membership.......if you have mostly young families - make sure you have programs that meet what they are wanting to support or be part of. Read more...

Announcements

Now is the time to organize your efforts in the Pro-Life Poster and Essay Contest. You will need to distribute the rules to each school, CCD program, Scout Troops and other interested youth groups in your area by early February. The essays need to be returned to your council in time for you to judge them and get them to me by April 1. The posters need to be returned to you in time for your council to judge them and bring the winner in each classification to the State Convention to be held in Olympia, May 19. 20 and 21st. Drop off only the winning posters at registration on either May 19 or 20th. The state judging will begin at noon on May 20.

You will note that this is currently one of the highlights under "Culture of Life"

God Bless,
Ron DeGroot
State of Washington
Knights of Columbus
Culture of Life Chairman

Worthy Brother Knights:

Great news!
The Order’s Ultrasound Initiative is expanding to include mobile ultrasound units. Go to the State Culture of Life Chairman's webpage for more information...

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Messages From Your State Officers
Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

February 2017

As a child sitting at the piano for my weekly lesson, I would hold my hands in position to begin playing, and my teacher would say, “Ready…...go!” Only then could I begin. It was never, “Start whenever you want,” or “Just play!” There was always a brief moment of preparation and then the direct instruction to begin playing. Read more...

Bob Baemmert,
State Secretary

February 2017

Hi Brothers,

This had to be the busiest month that I have ever had as a Knight of Columbus! Your response to the Per Capita Billing has been remarkable so far. I must have collected 40% of it already this month! AWESOME JOB YOU GUYS!!! For those that haven't sent it in yet, just a reminder that it is due now and we really would appreciate it if you would  handle that payment now. Read More...

Patrick Kelley,
State Treasurer

February 2017

My Brothers,

Great job on the Fraternal Surveys…they are flying in faster than we can record them…fantastic. Audits are a bit less but still coming in quite well. A few more of the delinquent audits have also been filed with Supreme…wonderful. Read more...

Kim Washburn,
State Advocate

February 2017

$18,000 loss

Ok, so it’s not a real $18,000 loss. Got your attention though, didn’t it?

Fred Meyer wants to give us money and we are not taking full advantage. Because of our Tootsie Roll Program, Fred Meyer wants us involved in their Community Rewards Program ,too. They are the biggest sponsor we have for the Tootsie Roll Program. All you need to do is sign up and renew each year. Read More...

Greg Mahoney,
State Warden

February 2017

The Family Fully Alive: February theme – The Sacrament of Marriage

Four Building the Domestic Church programs required for STAR Council; NEW Form SP-7; Program Service Awards; Regional Meeting and Council Anniversary Photos

Council Spotlight: St. Mary’s Council 4196, Ahtanum Mission Council 6097, Fr. Nicholas Rausch, OSB Council 1643, Fr. Justin P. Garvey Council 6686 Read more...

George H. Czerwonka, Jr.,
Immediate Past State Deputy

February 2017

DO YOU MEN HAVE QUESTIONS?

Do you yearn to become a better disciple of Jesus Christ? Do you have a desire to share your Catholic faith with others? Do you seek to become the evangelist we are called to be? Read more...

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