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Bob Baemmert, State Deputy 2018 - 2019

Hello Brothers,

We are reaching Convention time and I am preparing for my last Convention as your State Deputy. This year the State Convention will be held at the Bellevue Hilton from May 17-19, 2019.

I would just like to personally thank all of you my brothers for supporting me these last two years. We have gone through many changes and we have faced many challenges in this time and together we were able to make it through.

Convention time is always my favorite time because it reaffirms what we are all about as Knights, and everyone that I know leaves the Convention recharged and proud. I have some special time set aside Friday at the hotel for all of us to get together and just plain visit. We will have elections, and of course, a gazillion Awards to give out. We do so much good for so many that it is thrilling to hear about our accomplishments! As always, I looking forward to seeing you all there and the State Officer Team is doing everything that it can to ensure you have a great time! Read more...

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WSC Membership Action Plan 2018-2019
2018-2019 Membership Action Plan
Your Prospecting Page FAQ

Everybody and Nobody

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it. But, Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Just think what we could do if Everybody participated in at least one event a year whether it be in Faith, Family, Community, Life representing the KofC.

New WSC Retention Form
Brothers, Below is a link to download the new Washington State Council Retention Form and Instructions prepared at the direction of State Membership Director Greg Mahoney and State Deputy Bob Baemmert. Please save this for your reference.

Fraternal Blessings and Best Wishes, Kevin Fraley Administration and Finance Chairman Washington State Council Knights of Columbus
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Messages From Your State Officers
Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

May 2019

Happy Easter! I hope your hearts and homes are filled with the joy of the season.

I listen to Sacred Heart Catholic Radio quite a bit when I’m in the car, and I particularly enjoy the call-in programs. It’s interesting to note that many of the callers’ questions (and not infrequently entire shows) pertain to the afterlife. What happens when we die? What is purgatory like? What is the Last Judgment? These kinds of questions may be on our minds as we have just recently observed the Sacred Paschal Triduum and are thinking about resurrected life.

The French poet Charles Péguy imagined that when we arrive at the gates of heaven, we will be asked: “But where are the others?” Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
State Secretary

May 2019

My Brothers,

It’s CONVENTION time again.  As of 4-16-19 the Certificates of Election are coming in slowly and less than half of the councils have submitted that form. Without it being received, signed by GK and FS, and Council Seal on it…your delegates will not be able to be seated at the District table during the voting nor will they be allowed to vote on any issue or candidate. This is your voice…use it. Please get those forms in. REMEMBER, you must hold a formal meeting with a vote to elect the candidates and that must be recorded in your Recorders’ minutes of said meeting. 

District Deputies and Grand Knights:

Several of the District reports for the Convention booklet that should contain all of your Grand Knight’s reports for the year are still not in. Read More...

Kim Washburn,
State Treasurer

May 2019

Brother Knights,

Maifest, I mean the Convention is upon us. Preparation for this meeting has been going on since the 1st of February. We put a lot of time into preparation for the Convention, so I hope to see you there.

Our Exemplification graph attached (all checks received as of March 15) show we are falling behind again in keeping our Exemplification fund current. Please get current as soon as possible.

Remember, a $7 fee per each new member brought into our Order is due to WSC from the receiving council. This payment is to offset a small portion of our 3rd Degree Exemplification expenses. Just the medallion alone is $5 per member. Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Advocate

May 2019

Annual Meeting:  I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the Convention in Bellevue.  Safe travels to everyone.

Safe Environment Program (SEP) Compliance:  May 1st is the deadline for councils to be in full compliance and to remain eligible for Star Council. The following charts show fraternal leaders who are compliant (green box with ‘X’), fraternal leaders who are non-compliant (red box with “O”), fraternal leaders who are not assigned (yellow box with “O”) and fraternal leaders who are pending (yellow box with “P”).   Contact me for details. Grand Knights must follow up and correct deficiencies soonest.  The goal is to get the red and yellow out! Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Warden

May 2019

My Brothers,

It is Holy Week as I write this and I am planning on attending the Easter Triduum this year. I hope that you will have had a Blessed Easter and were able to take some time for quiet contemplation and prayer.

Convention time is the busiest time of the year for me, tracking down the MSRs, making sure the equipment is ready and preparing for all the activities. As such, this will be a short message from me!

Keep those MSR reports coming in, I am busy tracking them toward the State Deputy 1000 point club. Remember that there is no penalty for late submissions and the State Deputy has authorized a 100 point bonus for Councils that submit all ten monthly MSRs. Read more...

Eddie Parazoo,
Immediate Past State Deputy

May 2019

My Brothers All,

May flowers bring more Pilgrims??  May, one of my favorite months of the Knights of Columbus year, is a time to reflect on what we have done the past year.  Time to look forward to the next year.  Time to make a concerted focus on those programs, membership numbers and goals that are not quite there.  Time to finish this fraternal year strong.  Time to double our efforts to get that last new member to make our goal.

Our officer election process is upon us and it is always great to see that new Knight step up to take on a leadership role.  Great to see new ideas and direction that will start to take shape when they take over in July.  A great time to recognize the service you, as a leader, have provided for the council, community, state and Order. Read more...