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Kim Washburn, State Deputy 2022 - 2023
"Through Him All Things Were Made”

STATE DEPUTY AUGUST 2022

(As of July 15, 2022)

Brothers All,

Our Bulletin editor is a Supreme delegate this year, and is leaving for Nashville July 28th. I am writing this article rather early in the month to accommodate. FYI, look at the “AS OF” date above.

Our membership growth has been slow so far in the month of July (gain of 13, or 2.25%). To attain Circle of Honor, we need an average of 49 men a month. We averaged 63 last year, so this is very doable. The key to this is nothing new, but it must be pursued and carried out. Get with your priest, schedule church activities and membership drives on the parish calendar. Ask what Father needs in support. Peruse member and non-member passions. We can help one another.

 

We rolled out LAMB (Least of All My Brethren) 1882 at the Summer Meeting in Wenatchee. Presentations were presented to the District Deputies, Financial Secretaries and a few directors. All were very excited to see this program through and to make it work. Every dollar donated will be matched up to $200,000. I haven’t heard of a deal like that in a long time.

LAMB 1882 represents $18.82 per member, per year. A donation by each member of $18.82, or a council fundraiser, is the idea behind the 1882 representing the founding of our Order by Fr. Michael McGivney. Read more...

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

August 2022

Dear Brother Knights,

Most of the official statements issued by Catholic organizations following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, have taken a very measured approach. They have deliberately avoided any tone of triumphalism. Most of them acknowledge that the decision is a big step in the right direction, but that there’s still a lot of work to be done if the Culture of Life is to become a reality.

I don’t intend on issuing a statement, either in my capacity as a pastor (since my bishop already issued a statement) or as State Chaplain for the Knights (since the Supreme Knight already issued a statement). Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Secretary

August 2022

My Brother Knights,

I want to thank all who helped orchestrate a successful Summer Leadership Meeting in July.  I also want to thank the District Deputies and Financial Secretaries for their enthusiastic attendance and participation.  High spirits fueled by the success of the previous fraternal year should now help keep the momentum going this fraternal year.

If there was ever a time to read the proceedings from a Convention, this is the time to read the 2022 Annual Meeting Proceedings.  The Proceedings are now posted on the WSC Website.  Yes, there are a lot of pages, but there are key parts to focus on.  Council leaders should focus attention on the resolutions pertaining to changes in the Washington State Council Bylaws and in the Columbus Charities, Inc. Bylaws. Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Treasurer

August 2022

My Brothers,

I hope you are enjoying the summer months, being able to have a little down time and family time. It is important that we take time for ourselves, so that we may be refreshed and continue God’s work here on earth!

Another short message from me, I am busy with the conversion of the state financial records from Quicken to Quickbooks. The new system will allow us to use a chart of accounts to aggregate our financial data more efficiently.

We are also working on refreshing our technical footprint, from website to email to document repository and so on. We have a good group of men who are working on the project, but I would welcome anyone else who might be interested. Please reach out to me if you have interest. Read more...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Advocate

August 2022

My Brother Knights,

All Council Officers, Directors and Committee Chairmen are encouraged to attend one of the Regional Training Meetings that is scheduled in their area. Councils that have not recently hosted Regional Meetings were asked to assist this year and most stepped up to the challenge. The State Council also attempted to schedule Regional Meetings in the more remote parts of the State to enable attendance by members that have not previously been able to access the training in person so that we can all become better acquainted.

The 2022 schedule for Regional Meeting follows:

Saturday, 10 September 2022 Chewelah Chewelah Council 2155

Sunday, 11 September 2022 Spokane ** Read More...

David Olwell,
State Warden

August 2022

My Brother Knights,

I have grown increasingly devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary as I have aged, especially since I started saying a nightly Rosary several years ago.  So August is a major Marian month for me.  On the 15th we celebrate the Assumption, and on the 22nd we celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  I am sure Knights will be active in support of both feasts.

Speaking of rosaries, we had a fun(d) moment at the Summer meetings in Wenatchee in July when the state officers, district deputies, and invited speakers were challenged to show the Rosary that they had pledged in the silence of their hearts to carry with them always.   Fr. Kenny’s fine can received Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
Immediate Past State Deputy

August 2022

My Brother Knights,

Summer is here and so is the start of the new fraternal year. This is a fresh start for all, including the Supreme goals for membership and other items. This is also the time to commit yourselves to making Star Council this year. Don’t let programs wait till you meet membership goals and then suddenly realize you are lacking in all sorts of other areas.

Start now to plan for programs, events, recruiting strategies and timeframes and think about Round Tables in nearby parishes. A Round Table is only a representation in another parish that can be as few as one member that attends there and is a member of your council. Be sure to appoint a Round Table Chairman Read more...

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