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State Deputy 2018 - 2019

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Bob Baemmert

Worthy Brothers,

I really appreciate this time of year. Most of us are back from vacation and are ready to get busy. I have things to accomplish this year above and beyond being just another pretty face. We have four suspended Councils and those are the first priority for me. The involved District Deputies, the Membership & Programs Coordinator, Pat Maloney, and myself will be going through whatever it takes to get their problems solved so that our Washington jurisdiction can move forward. 


I'm pumped about the Regional Meetings that are coming up.  We have so many changes in our Membership structure with On-Line Membership and with our Program umbrella changing from "Surge with Service" to "Faith in Action" that we have a lot to discuss. I'll see you at your Regional Meetings and remember that these meetings are for you and where a large part of your per capita dollars go, so by all means, come and take part!!!


I just came back from the Supreme Convention and I want to share with you a few things that I saw. Of course there were the inspiring and impressive Masses, a good Membership seminar, lots of time with the other State Deputies and some great meals. I even did some sightseeing: Fort McHenry, birthplace of the "Star-Spangled Banner"- that was awesome! Our Washington delegation enjoyed a fantastic steak dinner and we all had a great time.,   BUT...what really stuck in my mind was how some really great State Councils got burned on the Safe Environment Program requirement. I saw State Councils that made their membership intake - the hardest part of the Circle of Honor requirement- not make it because their Councils didn't take that little course and didn't make their Star Council and prevented their whole State from making the Circle of Honor. THAT’S HORRIBLE!!! Whoever needs to take that course, for the sake of everyone in the State, please take that little course. I took it and it was good information and easy to understand and took very little time. Some people in the Council who have close contact with children are also required to have a background check - SO BE IT!  If  you want one of these positions, this is a requirement and I expect everyone in these positions to meet this responsibility.


Washington really has the potential to have a fantastic year and that is what I want for you as individuals, and that is what I want for us as a State. I want every Grand Knight to shoot for Star Council Award this year. I want every District Deputy to shoot for Star District Award this year. To help us, our MPC, Pat Maloney created a really cool Star Tracker Spreadsheet that I will send to all of the District Deputies, so that they can keep the Councils informed on their progress.


Roll up your sleeves men. God's work needs doing!


God Bless you all my Brothers and Have a Great Year in our Lord!



Bob Baemmert

State Deputy - Washington State