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

Brothers All,

 WE BEAT OREGON!!!!     

Yes, we beat Oregon and it was down to the wire. State Deputy Ray Prom was very gracious and wore the WSU jersey all Friday April 21st. He wore the UW hat for just a photo op. He said there was a limit at what he would do (can’t blame him, look at the photo). This was the most fun incentive I’ve ever been associated with since being a Knight.

Oregon made Circle of Honor that same Friday, so it was good for them as well. Our final numbers Friday April 21st; Washington 101.07% and Oregon 100.30% which is only three new members from being 1st. Oregon received three new member pings which will not record until Tuesday. If that would have happened a day earlier, I would have been wearing a Beavers jersey and hat (I saw them in his briefcase).

Both Oregon and Washington doubled their intake in just three months which means this incentive was a huge success. Read more...


Online Membership Promotion Extended indefinitely using the new code BlessedMcGivney

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

May 2023

My Brother Knights,

Happy Easter! Christ is risen; He is truly risen, alleluia!

The phrase, “We are an Easter people,” is often attributed to St. Augustine. I can’t say for sure if he authored it or not, but it’s a very valuable statement even if he didn’t.

Honestly, it’s not something I’ve given a great deal of thought over the years. I figured it was just a reminder of how the death and resurrection of Jesus are at the very center of our Catholic faith, and that the celebration of Easter is at the very pinnacle of the Church’s calendar. Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Secretary

May 2023

My Brother Knights,

The convention is just days away.  Councils must have their State Per Capita paid and their Certificate of Election returned to me to be able to vote on State Council business at the convention.  For councils that have not paid State Per Capita yet the Grand Knight or the Financial Secretary must call me or send me an email with the check information and confirmation that the State Per Capita check is in the mail. Those councils have been informed.  Councils must also be in good standing with Supreme, which includes SEP Compliance.

59% of Certificates of Election have been returned.  Each council Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Treasurer

May 2023

My Brothers,

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen! I hope you had a memorable Lenten Season and a wonderful celebration of Easter with family and friends.

More good news - Washington beat Oregon in the membership competition! Please see State Deputy Kim’s article with a picture Oregon State Deputy Ray Prom wearing a WSU Cougars jersey! And, Washington crossed into the Circle of Honor, exceeding 100% of membership, too. What a great accomplishment and a testament to your hard work. SD Ray seems like a pretty good guy and I look forward to meeting him at the upcoming Convention. Read more...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Advocate

May 2023


Please consider merits of a concept for State Council elections described in the following paragraphs. The past two years serving as Advocate for the Washington State Council of the Knights of Columbus has been both interesting and challenging. A number of changes were made to the State Bylaws in an attempt to remove overlap with the Supreme Council Bylaws and to eliminate duplication within Articles of our Washington State Bylaws. The following is a suggestion for one more change.

I had the privilege of attending the Annual Meeting and Convention of the British Columbia/Yukon State (Provincial) Council Read More...

David Olwell,
State Warden

May 2023

My Brother Knights,

Unlike most months, I have two themes to share.  The first focuses on our common pilgrim experience (PS119:19 I am a pilgrim on the earth; show me your commands).  The second is a short reflection on the difficulties many face in getting to confession, and how we can gently encourage them.  They are related, as you will see.

My wife, Karen, and I walked the Camino Portuguese from Porto, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain in April.  It was our fifth Camino. We walked 150 miles over two weeks Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
Immediate Past State Deputy

May 2023

My Dear Brothers, 
Well, things are looking up. Membership is great, Roundtables are complete at goal, and many other items are at or nearly complete for fraternal year-end. Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to make this happen for our State and YOUR Council.

As we draw near to the end of the Fraternal Year, so too, do I draw near to the end of my 12 years of service as a State Officer. Read more...