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Kim Washburn, State Deputy 2022 - 2023
"Through Him All Things Were Made”

Brothers All,

Our District Deputy Midyear meeting went very well, especially our special guest Tom and Candi Peterson, GK 12175. The KofC Supreme video and testimony from Tom will forever be embedded in my mind. Thank you to all DD’s, (one DD Greg Loberg virtually), all Directors and State Officers for attending this most important midyear meeting. All of our presenters did an exceptional job, fun and inspirational.

Also at this meeting, we held a drawing of ten prizes picked from all those that recruited a new member in the first quarter. One Proposer submission was included in the drawing for every new member recruited. One brought in five new members, thus gained five entrees. Here are the winners:

Proposer Drawing 1st Quarter winners.

William Webb (7642) KC Watch
Duffle bag (3611) Robert Bishop
Shepherd Blanket (16361) State Warden, Dave Olwell
 Turkish towel (683) PSD George Czerwonka, Jr.
Picnic blanket (1620) Robert Spinner
Cutting Board (3611) Thomas Kingman
Buck Knife (11789) William Dewey
Lunch bag (7908) Carlos Carillo
Notebook (11408) Brad Lund
2 specialty Root Beers (11789) David Shaffer

Online Membership Promotion Extended through December 31st, 2022 using the new code BlessedMcGivney

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

January 2023

My Brother Knights,

Merry Christmas! I pray that you and your loved ones are enjoying the gladness and cheer that are ours in the celebration of the Lord's birth. If you are someone who struggles to find joy at Christmas time, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

The beginning of the new calendar year is the time when many people make resolutions to do something different than they have up to that point been doing. Some want to put an end to a bad habit or set aside some other obstacle. Others want to start doing something they've always wanted to do but never made time for, like a daily hour of prayer or participation in Eucharistic Adoration. Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Secretary

January 2023

Brother Knights,

I hope you celebrated a joyous Christmas last month.  In all the busyness of the holidays it can be easy to ride the wave and miss the quiet moments that allow the joy of God’s gift to take root in us.  I would suggest now is a time for us to take a breather and allow ourselves more quiet moments for prayer and let the joy of the Son of God becoming man sink in.  May the joy that resonates from God’s gift remain with us in the New Year. 

Despite the challenging weather conditions in December, the Winter Mid-Year District Deputy Meeting was well attended at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades.  This was the first year the State Council Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Treasurer

January 2023

My Brothers,

Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a rewarding Christmas season and made some good memories.

Welcome to the second half of the fraternal year, we have put in a lot of work and had many successes, but there is a lot of time left. Remember Seahawk’s coach Pete Carrol’s mantra—you win the game in the fourth quarter! Let’s put some focus on recruiting, programs and reaching out to our communities. To those Councils who are doing that (and those who never stopped during the pandemic), my hearty thanks! To those looking for ideas, please feel free to reach out - you have your District Deputy, Read more...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Advocate

January 2023

My Brother Knights

We celebrate the Birth of Jesus as we approach the New Year. During Advent I have been reflecting back on the past year. These reflections, catalyzed by an opinion article, “Christmas presence: The true gift we must offer each other,” published by Fox News and written by Mike Kerrigan, an Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina, caused me to think about the way that we approach Catholic Men when inviting them to become Brother Knights. The article contrasted the words presents and presence as well as find and make.

The example in Mike Kerrigan’s article was a father, who is a West Virginia coal miner Read More...

David Olwell,
State Warden

January 2023

My Brother Knights,

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

The tradition dates back to the Babylonians – four thousand years ago.  The Babylonians started their calendar with a twelve-day festival that began on the vernal equinox.  The festival, Akitu,  was also the start of the farming season, and two common resolutions were the return of borrowed agricultural equipment and promises to pay debt. 

The Romans adapted the practice.  You may recall the Janus was the two-faced Roman god of transitions, who looked both backwards for reflection and forwards towards new beginnings.  His cult would begin Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
Immediate Past State Deputy

January 2023

My Brother Knights,

So far I have only been advised of a possible 9 Degree teams that have formed in addition to the State Officers team.

 The following Districts have reported a team or more since last year when we started recording this.

2, 4, 13, 23, 32, 33 & 34 (2 Teams?)

If any other teams have formed and are currently holding Degrees, please let me know so I can keep the State Deputy up to date.

Round Tables

To date, Supreme reports only 8 Round Tables for Washington. Read more...