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Bob Baemmert, State Deputy 2017 - 2018

Worthy Brothers,

Hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed some family time. I got a chance to sneak out on my boat a few times this last month and find a fish or two, which I enjoy and my wife enjoys having me out of  the house.

This month, the State Officers, including myself, are going to start something new and exciting and completely different. We are going to start reaching out to various areas in the State and have specialized Supplemental Meetings. These meetings will be located in selected areas of the State and they will happen in September and in March. They will take the place of the old Regional Meetings, which we will no longer have. They will not be "canned meetings," they will be interactive meetings with the small groups of members who attend. We are looking to help those Councils that participate in any way that we can. We will stay "mission oriented" and these will not be "gripe sessions;" those help nobody and just suck the energy out of everyone. The meetings will last from 8-12 followed by a modest lunch that the State will reimburse the Host Councils for. The FS's will get together for a little training at these meetings as well. Read more...

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

September 2017

We have been reflecting together on the celebration of the Liturgy––especially the Eucharist (Mass)––and the need to rediscover its profound meaning and reality. Our discussion began with some thoughts about the term “Ordinary Time” and how what happens in the Mass is anything but ordinary (in the typical sense of the word), no matter what time of year it may be. Read more...
Patrick Kelley,
State Secretary

September 2017

My Brothers, just a few notes from your State Secretary.

On the Invoice I sent to each Council were at least two to three figures owed, one of which is voluntary. Please remind your Council members that these bills are due and payable upon receipt: 

Per Capita:  This was due last January – most have already paid and your Invoice reflected that General Liability Insurance:  This was due at the end of August. Although your Council’s participation in the State coordinated fund is voluntary, having Liability Insurance on your Council and activities is not. Exemplification Fund: Read More...

Kim Washburn,
State Treasurer

September 2017

Brothers all,

Starting to get a feel for the Treasurer position. I have to say, at this time, Treasurer has been the least amount of work in any position I have had at the state level. Kind of fun, too. Pat might see things differently, though.

Here is the most current Exemplification Fund summary (see next page). If your Council is listed here with an amount next to it, you owe this to the Exemplification Account to support our 3rd Degree State Exemplification efforts. Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Advocate

September 2017

Parish-based Councils vs. Home Corporations-based Councils; Officers Desk Reference (ODR)

Brother Knights,

As many of you know, subordinate Councils in the Knights of Columbus are unincorporated associations holding charters from the Knights of Columbus or otherwise approved by the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus.  Subordinate Councils have the discretion to choose a suitable location to conduct its business.  The Supreme Council urges Councils to be parish-based as envisioned by Fr. Michael McGivney. Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Warden

September  2017

My Brother Knights,

I hope you doing well as summer transitions into fall. Football is back (Go Seahawks - - Beat the Pack!), and there are lots of opportunities for the Knights.

Church Drives - October is the Order-wide Church Drives, be sure to work with your pastor to schedule this event. The power of a passionate, committed Knight of Columbus speaking from the pulpit is an awesome thing to behold! Every Catholic man should be offered the chance to join the Knights and share in the brotherhood of strong Catholic men. Read more...

Eddie Parazoo,
Immediate Past State Deputy

July 2017

My Brothers All,


I am opening a new chapter in my life as each of you probably are.  Staring at a blank page......somehow looks great!  What will I write in this new chapter?  What does life and the Knights of Columbus have in store for me?  I look forward to this new journey and can't wait until it unfolds!  Read more...