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Patrick Kelley, State Deputy 2020 - 2021
"Unapologetically Catholic”

My Brother Knights,

Last month we saw hope arising that help against this Virus would be available to all. This month we are seeing more of the reality of the logistics of vaccinations statewide and realize that things will simply not go as quickly as we all would like. But please be patient and get your vaccination as soon as you can.

This year, again, we will be holding a Virtual Convention with the assistance and software from Supreme as we did last year so that we may protect as many members as possible from the spread of this virus. I, too, am disappointed but lives are more important than feelings so we will endure this for now and know that State Secretary Kim is planning to attempt  a Hybrid model Summer meeting for the DDs and a few others. Read more...


MCGIVNEY2020 Online Membership Promotion Extended through June, 2021!

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Supreme Training - April through June 2021

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

April 2021

Dear Brother Knights,

The beginning of April finds us at the threshold of the Sacred Paschal Triduum, which commences with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and concludes with Evening Prayer (Vespers) on Easter Sunday. It is, without a doubt, the high point of the year for the Church.

It’s interesting to see that three events that happened almost 2,000 years ago, within a few days of each other, largely outside the public eye, and each in just the briefest moment of time, should not only be Read more...

Kim Washburn,
State Secretary

April 2021

(As of March 17th, 2021)

We have 20% of the councils that have NOT paid their mandatory Per Capita billed in January. I am preparing a 2nd billing now.

Pennies for Heaven stands at a 50% collected. Of course, this is not an assessment like Per Capita, but Vocations sure need the support, so be generous if you can.  

We still have two councils that have not paid their insurance premium from JULY 2020. Guys, you don’t want to leave your council uninsured for liability. Read More...

Greg Mahoney,
State Treasurer

April 2021

Brother Knights,

Happy Easter to all!  Our financial accounts remain in good standing despite the challenges we have faced over the course of the past year.  Your zeal for continuing the mission of Blessed Michael J. McGivney and your firm commitment to the Knights of Columbus are foundational to the State Council.  Furthermore, your efforts to bring food to the hungry, communicate with brother knights and their families, support our bishops, priests and seminarians, protect the unborn and foster prayer and spiritual growth as Catholics are just a few examples of what we are called to do and to be as knights. Read more...

Tom Williams,
State Advocate

April 2021

My Brothers,

Happy Easter! He is Risen! I hope you can get some quiet time to reflect on the Easter mysteries and connect with family and friends.

As you have most likely heard, the 118th Washington Annual Convention will be virtual again this year. Details are still being worked out but it looks to be a better experience than last year, we should have the ability to have live video this year. Please look to emails from State Secretary Kim Washburn and to the state website for information. We will provide updates as we learn more. Read More...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Warden

April 2021

The end of the 2020-2021 fraternal year is near. The Silver Rose will be arriving in Washington State earlier than expected because the Silver Rose will be sent to the Washington State Council directly from Alaska by the Alaska State Council. We expect to receive the Silver Rose 19 April, 2021. Councils that would like to host the Silver Rose, that were not originally included along the planned route during 2021, should contact Brother Mike Taylor DD16  (, phone (425) 485-8056). Councils in the Wenatchee, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities should consider this opportunity to participate in the Pilgrimage between 19 April and 3 May Read more...

Bob Baemmert,
Immediate Past State Deputy

April 2021

Hi Brothers,

According to Mathew Kelly: “Busyness may be the main obstacle between God and his people in the modern world. The devil likes us to think that the main obstacles between us and God are all types of spectacular sins, but the devil prefers the unstated daily distraction of busy. Overwhelmed is the symptom and focusing on the symptom won’t cure the disease. The disease is busy. Busy leads to overwhelmed, and overwhelmed leads to weary. We all know the feeling of exhaustion at the end of a day when you have worked hard on the right things. Read more...