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Bob Baemmert, State Deputy 2018 - 2019

Worthy Brothers,

One of the best experiences that I've had as a State Deputy happened to me this past month. I received the Pennies For Heaven checks from the State Treasurer and I started to make plans  with the Bishops' Offices to do the presentations. These men are incredibly busy, so just getting a chance to talk to their secretaries is a chore. My first attempt was with Bishop Tyson in the Yakima Diocese. Alma is his Director of Stewardship and Development and she has really been extra helpful to me both years now. I thank God for her assistance. SHE SET ME UP TO PRESENT THE PFH CHECK AT A MASS HELD FOR THE CONVOCATION OF THE PRIESTS! OMG every priest in the diocese was there to see me present our $34,000 check to Bishop Tyson. WHAT AN HONOR! I WAS SO JAZZZZZED! Check the picture out! That came with a big Thank You to all of us from Bishop Tyson for working so hard to provide the help for vocations that the bishops so badly need! I can hardly wait to see how Spokane and Seattle work out. My calls are in, so I will keep you posted on my experiences. Read more...

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Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

November 2018

Has anyone ever asked you what your favorite season of the year was? It seems like I’ve heard that question many times over the years, and I’ve never found it an easy question to answer.

 There are things I like about every season. I like the quiet of snow-covered landscapes in winter; I like the signs of new life in spring; I like the fresh garden produce in the summer; I like the crisp mornings of fall.

So, how does one choose a favorite? Maybe it’s my training as a mechanical engineer (before my seminary days), but I like to take an analytical approach. I have noticed that the amount of daylight in a day has much to do with levels of happiness, in my own personal experience and in what I have been able to detect in others. Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
State Secretary

November 2018

Worthy Sirs,                                                                                                                      

My comments this month are largely addressed to the Financial Secretaries and Treasurers but all should be aware of these contents as Council positions change from time to time.

The new PENNIES FOR HEAVEN… Bank Account!

Your Washington State Council Officers have, acting on the advice of your CPA, opened a new bank account with US Bank solely for “Pennies for Heaven” monies. Henceforth, ALL CHECKS made payable for Pennies (PFH) donations must be made out to “PENNIES FOR HEAVEN” so that we may deposit them into that account. Read More...

Kim Washburn,
State Treasurer

November 2018

Brother Knights,

This is going to be short and sweet. We are adding to our home in Leavenworth and one of the workers cut our fiber optic line. The earliest it can be repaired is two days after the deadline for our Bulletin submission. I just happen to be at a Regional in Bothell, so I am going to get this out pronto.

The Exemplification Fund chart attached is current as of 10/14/2018 on checks I have received from WSS Pat Kelley. Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Advocate

November 2018

Brother Knights, 

In several past issues of this monthly State Bulletin, I have presented information related to the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program (SEP).   Praesidium administers the SEP for the Order. To be sure, we brother knights take the protection of our youth and vulnerable adults seriously.  Make no mistake that we are to work together to protect children and stay vigilant for any signs of abuse.  To this end, all District Deputies and Grand Knights are to present and make widely available to members the SEP Information Guide (Revised 2018), which can be found on the Orders website Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Warden

November 2018

My Brothers,

We have finished off the regional meetings for this year, and I am very grateful for the support we received across the state. Thank you to all those who took time out of their busy lives to be with us for the sessions! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did, and I hope we were able to present some good information to you. Remember, programs are integral to membership, and membership is integral to programs. Always be aware of the opportunity to use your programs to appeal to prospective members. Read more...

Eddie Parazoo,
Immediate Past State Deputy

November 2018

My Brothers All,

This is the month of Thanksgiving!  Celebrate and take time to offer many thanks for all the giving that your community, church, and brother Knights have done this past year.  Maybe a thank-you event for those that have supported your efforts this past year.  Don't forget to thank God too!

November is a great month to step up your efforts for the Food For Families project.  The time of need is more acute during this season.  Our food banks and pantries are continually in need of produce and other food stuffs.  Help more families in your area feel thankful.  Read more...