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Bob Baemmert, State Deputy 2018 - 2019
“2018-2019”

Welcome Brothers,

 

January is the time when the Knights of Columbus around the State honor the birth of the Christ-child by engaging in Culture of Life Activities.  We  meet  in the Capital and in downtown Spokane and have visible demonstrations that show our support for Life. That is a powerful display, and I am most proud of you for participating.

 

Another fantastic program is our Ultra-Sound Program.  What an amazing thing it is to save a human life! We as a State, under the guidance and efforts of Ron DeGroot (left), have placed five new Ultrasound machines in the past 18 months. The most current one was in Sammamish at the Pregnancy Resource Center where Malora Forrey is the Chief Executive Officer (below, middle). I went to the facility and shared a wonderful celebration with her, her staff, the board of directors and some key contributors to this project(below, right). One of our Knights, Frank Tolomei, (below, left) has made a habit out of funding the past couple of machines by paying the entire portion that the Councils would otherwise have to fund-raise for- HOW IS THAT FOR GENEROSITY? Abortion is now the number one cause of death in this country and it is through efforts like these, that we are providing a cure. Read more...

Announcements
Announcing the 2019 KofC WSC Convention in Bellevue, WA

This year's State Convention will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue, WA on May 17-19, 2019.

Registration information will follow to all the first part of March.

You can register for directly at the Hilton Hotel HERE

Tentative Agenda

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

February 2019

We recently marked the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized the killing of children in the womb. Since then, some 60 million American lives have been stopped short by the barbaric practice of abortion. The bishops of our nation have asked that January 22 be observed every year as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, and that we ought to pray and do penance in a particular way on that day.

The gravity of the matter really strikes me. 60 million lives. Imagine how the world could have been enriched by the lives of these individuals, had they been given the chance to live. Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
State Secretary

February 2019
My Dear Brother Knights,
 January is here and so we start the new calendar year.  New this year is a separate Invoice for the “Pennies For Heaven” fund for each Council. Although this is a voluntary offering from the councils it is our primary method of supporting Seminary expenses at the Diocesan Level. Each year the State Council grants $20K to $35K per Diocese to each Bishop for Seminarian support. All of these grants come from the “Pennies for Heaven” Fund Corporation. In some recent years grants went to Bishop White Seminary to help pay down their construction debt and this last year $10K was granted to a group of nuns in Spokane as well. Read More...
Kim Washburn,
State Treasurer

February 2019

Brother Knights,

Happy Ground Hog Day!!!

The February Ground Hog might be able to hide for 6 weeks; however, you cannot hide from Exemplification fees.

Our Exemplification graph attached (all checks received as of January 15) show we are falling way behind in council payments. Please get caught up on these fees, we depend on it.

As stated before, the best way to keep me off your back is Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Advocate

February 2019

Brother Knights,

Resolutions: Now is the time to be working on Resolutions if your council intends to submit any at the Annual Meeting on May 17-19, 2019.  Resolutions must be submitted to the WSC State Secretary by March 15, 2019, to be reviewed and considered at the Annual Meeting.  An Executive Summary of the Resolutions process can be found on the WSC Website under the Of Interest section of the home page, directly under the State Deputy’s picture (nice smile). Instructions on how to write a resolution are found in the Grand Knight’s Handbook (Part II Section 3, pp II-16 to II-19), which is posted on the WSC Website at the following link: Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Warden

February 2019

My Brothers,

I hope your 2019 is off to a good start, the love and compassion of the Knights for our fellow man is needed even more in these turbulent and uncertain times. Keep up your hard work as we build God’s Kingdom here on earth with our words and deeds.

The MSR program is continuing to run well after our late start. Thank you to all the Councils who are submitting their MSRs and for those Councils who have not, please remember that you can submit you previous MSRs with no penalty and qualify for the one-time 100-point bonus authorized by the State Deputy for Councils who submit all ten months of MSRs. Read more...

Eddie Parazoo,
Immediate Past State Deputy

February 2019

My Brothers All,

Welcome to the New Year!!  What a great time to get started off right by focusing on those visible programs that draw attention to your efforts and your causes.  The more visible they are, the more impact they will be.  Being visible will also attract more like-minded men to join our ranks.  Win, Win,Win.....A win for your council to gain more energy and be able to provide more charitable giving.  A win for the new member to be able to share our experience and grow deeper in his spirituality by the many opportunities to provide charity.  A win for your State to provide more opportunities for growth by these vibrant new members.  It could be cyclic! Read more...

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