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Patrick Kelley, State Deputy 2019 - 2020
"Unapologetically Catholic”

My Brothers,

Thank you to all that were able to attend the Summer Leadership meeting last weekend. What a great success. Great trainers like Chuck Davlin from Supreme for the DDs, Kevin Fraley and the other FS trainers and our own Membership and General programs Directors did a wonderful job. It is important that we understand our duties and responsibilities as well as acknowledging our own personal accountability and obligations that we agreed to when we accepted the positions we now hold. BUT, most of all, it is more important for us to remember that while we do all that we can do, and what we are expected to do, GOD will always control the outcomes.

As long as we do our part, He will do the rest for us. It is true that if we do nothing, we will receive nothing. The parable of the Talents teaches us that. It is just as true that when we do our best and turn the rest over to Him, we can trust the promises of the Bible and know He will always allow what is best for each of us in the long run. Often times, when I reach the limits of my abilities, and can think of nothing else that I can do to achieve my goals; I stop praying for results and ask only that He show me His will for my life. Read more...

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WSC Membership Action Plan 2018-2019
2018-2019 Membership Action Plan
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Everybody and Nobody

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it. But, Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Just think what we could do if Everybody participated in at least one event a year whether it be in Faith, Family, Community, Life representing the KofC.

New WSC Retention Form
Brothers, Below is a link to download the new Washington State Council Retention Form and Instructions prepared at the direction of State Membership Director Greg Mahoney and State Deputy Bob Baemmert. Please save this for your reference.

Fraternal Blessings and Best Wishes, Kevin Fraley Administration and Finance Chairman Washington State Council Knights of Columbus
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Messages From Your State Officers
Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

August 2019

I spoke at the Summer Leadership Meeting in Pasco about the need for good leadership in the Church. I was not really referring to the clergy, although there is, of course, need for good leadership on their part, too (and, thankfully, here in Washington we have faithful, capable bishops, priests and deacons!).

I wasn’t saying, either, that we need people to step up and try to take the Church in a new direction, independent of the leadership of our duly-appointed shepherds. Yes, there is need for new ideas and fresh perspectives; however, such ideas and perspectives are brought humbly Read more...
Kim Washburn,
State Secretary

August 2019


We had a great Summer Meeting; at least I will think so after I find my desk from all the paperwork. We go to an incredible amount of effort to put one of these meetings on. Hope you took advantage of that effort.

I am in the process of billing for our liability insurance. Our cost this year is $1.20 per member. Compared to other states ($1.75+), this is very reasonable. Just think about it, $5 million of liability insurance for $1.20 per member! 

I reworked the NEXT SIX MONTHS and CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION letters. The Certificate of Election will not apply until after the first of the year, Read More...
Greg Mahoney,
State Treasurer

August 2019

Brother Knights,

Numbers, numbers, numbers…and more numbers.  A big thanks to SD Pat Kelley and SS Kim Washburn for their patience while trying to help me make a smooth transition to Treasurer.   Please be patient as I move as fast as I can to process your checks.

The Exemplification Fund status chart is as of July 24, 2019.  If you have questions, send me an email or call me.  A $7 fee per each new member brought into our Order is due to WSC from the receiving council.  Write the check as soon as the Admission Degree is over.  Please get your account up to date and mail your check payable to Washington State Council with exemplification in the memo area, AND COUNCIL NUMBER ON THE CHECK. Read more...

Tom Williams,
State Advocate

August  2019

Brother Knights,

Welcome to the new State Advocate bulletin article! I have some big shoes to fill following Greg Mahoney, but here goes . . .

I am here to assist the State Council on all legal matters - I will research and report the facts, but I am not licensed to provide legal advice.  If you need legal advice, I can help you find it. That is a pretty big item to remember so you will likely hear it throughout the year.

One big focus on will be on legal and tax related subjects throughout the year that impact council operations.  Safe Environment training will a big topic, with graphics to track Council Read More...

Dr. Scott Hules,
State Warden

August 2019

State Warden Report – 2019 Summer Meeting Survey Results

Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Washington State Council Summer Meeting in Pasco, WA 19 – 21 July 2019. You made this a beneficial meeting for all attendees as evinced by comments made by 33 of the 189 participants, who returned the three-question survey at the end of the meeting. The questions were:

What information did you expect to learn when you registered for the summer meeting?

What information were you actually provided during the summer meeting? Read more...

Bob Baemmert,
Immediate Past State Deputy

August 2019

Hi Brothers,  

I'll be you guys wonder what a guy does the with all of his time when he is done being the State Deputy for the Washington State Jurisdiction. Well, I have been done for 16 days and so far I went golfing, went fishing, and stained my deck. Just in case you were interested. Read more...