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Kim Washburn, State Deputy 2021 - 2022
"Through Him All Things Were Made”


(As of April 19, 2022)




My Dear Brothers,

State Treasurer Tom Williams and I attended the State Virtual Holy Hour in Colville with Father Kenny presiding. It turned out better than we had hoped. One council had 14 attend during their regular prayer group meeting. What a great idea!

We received a lot of good comments and a couple of great ideas for next time. The next Holy Hour will be July 9th at our DD/FS Summer Organizational Meeting, in person. We will carry the Holy Hour live for those that would like to attend virtually.

I spent six hours carpooling with Tom to Colville (saves State funds) and it was the best time. To all of you brother Knights, spend some fraternal time together, especially one on one to really get to know them. You will be forever grateful in getting to know them further.

When I was growing up, nobody knew any different than to car pool. You didn’t have a choice with only one car, or none at all. Now most families have a car for every member. That creates solitude that we do not need. Cell phones have already created enough of that. Read more...

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Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

May 2022

Dear Brother Knights,

Happy Easter!

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Mother, not only to give her honor, as is fitting, but also to remind us of the importance and value of Marian devotion in our spiritual life.

It’s one of the aspects of Catholicism that seems to draw the heaviest fire from our non-Catholic brothers and sisters. “Why do Catholics worship Mary?” is a common question in discussions about Church teaching. Some Christians have an uneasy feeling that giving attention or veneration to Mary somehow detracts from the love and adoration we owe to God.

One of my favorite statements on the subject

Greg Mahoney,
State Secretary

May 2022

My Brother Knights,

The virtual convention is just days away and my article is going to focus on Billing status and the return of Certificates of Election.

Your council can participate and vote on State Council business presented at the convention only if your council has paid Per Capita and has submitted the Certificate of Election. 

Here is an update on council billings as of April 30, 2022:

Liability Insurance (August 2021): 94.19% collected of total due

Pennies for Heaven Goal (January 2022): 83.96% collected of total goal Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Treasurer

May 2022

My Brother Knights,

This will be a shorter article as we are in the final preparations for the 119th Convention. I hope that you and your families had a meaningful and joyful Easter, as we celebrate Christ rising from the dead. Truly, He Is Risen!

The 119th Convention will be held in a virtual format on Saturday, May 13th. Each Council should have submitted its Certificate of Election by now to the State Secretary. Please be sure to read Greg’s article for the details, including the Councils who not be able to attend. I will be glad when we can meet in person again, but we have learned a ton about how to stream and record meetings, which will be a benefit going forward.

A quick follow up on my story from last month - my mom found two obituaries for my ancestor Henry Ditter from 1908 Read more...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Advocate

May 2022

There is no State Advocate article this month as Scott is tirelessly working on resolutions for the Convention and coordinating the Silver Rose travels through Eastern Washington Read More...
David Olwell,
State Warden

May 2022

My Brother Knights,

The entire month of May is set aside by the Church to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary!  The entire month!

When I was a grade schooler at Blessed Sacrament in Seattle, I remember all the parochial schools in the region bussing students to Saint Edward’s seminary to participate in the May Day Crowning.  It was a powerful moment of Catholic solidarity and also of love for our Mother.  Celebrating the month of Mary  seems to have fallen slightly out of favor, but we Knights can help bring it back!

For example, at Saint Martin’s University, we are having a May Crowning organized by our college council 16361 following the student Mass on 1 May! Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
Immediate Past State Deputy

May 2022

There is no IPSD message this month - please keep Pat in your prayers as he heads to back to work