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State Treasurer 2018 - 2019

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Kim Washburn

August 2018

Brother Knights,

The Summer Meeting will be upon us when you read this message. This is a most important meeting, might be the most important of all as it is training for all of us, including the State Officers. All in preparation for the new fraternal year 2018-2019. 

In that Summer Meeting we will be talking, and looking into, the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program more in depth. We as Columbus Charities realized a gain of almost $300 from 29 Knight families last year through the Fred Meyer Program. All free money that DOES NOT CHANGE ANY OF THE REWARDS YOU NOW ENJOY WITH FRED MEYER. If only 1000 families (they do not need to be Knight families) would have linked their Fred Meyer card to Columbus Charities, we would have realized a gain of $10,340 last year. That’s a lot of money to leave on the table. COSTS NOTHING, GAINS EVERYTHING.

Scott Charleboix has made up a tri-fold brochure that details instructions to sign up, enroll or reenroll to the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. Please earnestly give this a chance and pass on to your other members.

Scott is kind of our Columbus Charities man as he is the new Tootsie Roll Chairman too. There is quite a learning curve to this program, so please be patient with him, and me. Tommy LaCour has taken this program to a new level, so we want that to continue. It is immeasurable how many individuals this program has helped….immeasurable. The Knights of Columbus visibility is immeasurable too.

Now to the Exemplification Fund Report. Some councils are falling behind a little in paying their Exemplification fees. Please get this rectified and try to keep it current. When you bring in a new member, your FS turns in the paperwork. Maybe a check should be written to WSC Exemplification Fund for that new member right then. Just a suggestion.

Remember $7/new member is required from each council. If your council is listed here with an amount next to it, you owe this to the Exemplification Account in support of our full Knighthood Degree State Exemplification efforts.

If you have a reactivation or readmission, please send that name and membership number to me for adjustment to your account (an email message will suffice). Your council does not owe the $7 for this new member.

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. Send to:

WSS Pat Kelley

4122 S 130th St.

Tukwila, WA 98168-3132


God Bless you all,


Kim Washburn

State Treasurer