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Kim Washburn, State Deputy 2021 - 2022
"Through Him All Things Were Made”

My Dear Brothers,

See my new picture. Ain’t it purty…Don’t answer that. My eye finally healed enough so I wouldn’t qualify for a Halloween poster this year.

When you read this Bulletin article, we will have completed all of our 10 Regionals. I would like to give a special thank you to WSA Scott Hulse for his work in setting up these locations with the DD’s and GK’s help. All of the officers, MD Mike Rutland, PD Dang Nguyen and Finance Administration Chairman Kevin Fraley are to be commended too, for all their help in making this all a success. It’s a tremendous commitment and they did a stellar job. Tom Williams provided a virtual link to all Regionals with great success. The productions got better and better from one Regional to the next, provided adequate Wi-Fi was available. It has been a blessing to get out and meet in person, while following Covid protocol.

Another special thank you goes to our Supreme Regional Growth Director, Chuck Davlin. Absolutely great help to us in all aspects, as he made all but two Regional’s, and that was due to a change in schedule by us. What a commitment he made for our benefit and continues to do so.

As of this writing, we are at 394 new members for the year, or 63.96% of quota. We are up 247 members Net/Net (new members minus, transfers out of State, suspensions and deaths). Our total membership stands at 16,777. I am very proud of your accomplishments, keep up the great work you are doing. Read more...

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

November 2021

Dear Brother Knights,

November somewhat naturally brings us into a state of reflection. With the changing of the weather and the shortening of the daylight hours, outdoor activity is on the decline, and we probably find ourselves indoors a little more. Maybe there is also a bit of a lull between the busy of summer and the busy of Thanksgiving and Christmas. For me, November feels like a time for winding down, which affords me extra time for reflecting.

The Church encourages us to reflect on the four last things -- death, judgment, heaven, and hell -- as we near the end of the liturgical year. We all know the phrase “Tempus fugit; memento mori” Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Secretary

November 2021

My Brother Knights,

We just completed ten Regional Meetings throughout the state, and it was so good to see many knights in person. A lot of work occurred to make these meetings happen and I want to thank WSA Scott Hulse for coordinating the details. Many thanks to the District Deputies, Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries and several council officers and members who attended the meetings. For those who were unable to attend you will find a recorded version on our state website. One of the important themes from the meetings is to give it your best effort in your councils – and nothing less. You have a choice to be joy-filled and to radiate that in the parishes and communities. Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Treasurer

November 2021

My Brother Knights,

I wanted to share with you the presentation I gave at the Regional meetings, it seems appropriate to me during these troubled times.

“I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”

“So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

These are the words of noted Catholic author JRR Tolkien in the “Lord of Rings” trilogy. The backstory is that a group has been tasked with an almost impossible task, to destroy an evil ring. The first quote is from a character named Frodo, and the second from a Wizard named Gandalf. Read more...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Advocate

November 2021

My Brother Knights,

The resolution process is one way that Councils can focus the Washington State Council and the Supreme Council on activities and policies that will contribute to Council success. The fraternal year halfway point is rapidly approaching. All Councils should be evaluating their progress toward achieving their goals and considering any changes in their Council activities that will facilitate successful achievement of their goals. Likewise, the Washington State Council is evaluating its progress toward making sure that all Councils have the resources and support they need so that all Councils are able to successfully and objectively achieve Read More...

Lawrence Devlin,
State Warden

November 2021

My Brother Knights,

First, I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who took time out of your valuable weekends to attend the Regional Meetings. I am grateful to all our dedicated leadership across the State and your passion for really making a difference through the work you do on behalf of the Order. It’s a real eye-opener to hear about your busy schedules and innovative approaches to accomplishing the various programs that you are involved in. If you couldn’t attend, please reach out to your District Deputies or Council leadership for a recap. Most of the presentations are available on the State website if you’d like to review them.

November is a particularly special month

Patrick Kelley,
Immediate Past State Deputy

November 2021

My Brother Knights, 

As I now sit in the (easy-chair) of IPSD I can see how fortunate our Washington State Council and our State Deputy are towards not only membership but his ability to visit with so many of our members. A privilege we did not have access to during my terms. However unfortunate that seemed I am pleased to see that we, as a State Council, are moving forward.

Online Membership continues to be our strong point, but in-person efforts are catching up fast. That’s great. It is just as important to get new members to join us in our efforts towards Charity and helping our church. It is also just as important that once a person joins that they take their Degrees and learn the lessons of the Order Read more...