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State Warden 2021 - 2022



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Lawrence Devlin
Email: StateWarden@kofc-wa.org

July 2021

My Brother Knights, 

This being my first bulletin message as State Warden, I must say that I am deeply honored to have been elected as your State Warden and I am thankful for your trust in allowing me to serve you and the Washington State Council in this capacity.  This, like many roles and positions I have held over the years, seems a little like drinking from a firehose as I strive to learn the new responsibilities of State Warden. I most appreciate your patience as I come up to speed. 

Our upcoming Summer Leadership Meeting is our first major event of this new fraternal year as we all recover from the uncharted territory we’ve just experienced by the pandemic.  I must say, I am in awe of the many Councils all across this State who literally stood up to COVID and made a difference in their communities and their neighbors who were so hard hit by the pandemic. You were called to action and responded as Knights always do when disaster strikes. You hosted food drives, gathering tons of food and raising thousands of dollars for your community food banks, you prepared hundreds of meals for shelters, you raised funds for Special Olympics and many local organizations that help the disabled and disadvantaged, you financially supported our seminarians through you innovative fundraising ideas, you provided Coats for Kids, you saved your communities hundreds of thousands in durable medical equipment through KC HELP, and carried on with many, many more initiatives that changed lives and saved lives. Those Councils are already working hard to lay out plans for this new fraternal year and will hit the ground running.  Many Councils, however, were stymied by COVID and will likely experience a slower start to get back up and running.  I encourage all Councils to take advantage of Supreme’s well-thought-out COVID Recovery Program webinars that you can find on www.kofc.org.   In my other role as Council Wellness and Development Director, I stand ready to assist any Council as you implement and work through the COVID Recovery Program.  Please don’t hesitate to call on me. In fact, I plan to reach out to Councils who, for example, exhibited signs of distress such as being recruitment inactive or had difficulty with Safe Environment compliance.  

I look forward to a new fraternal year with new excitement as we emerge from COVID and get back to doing what Knights know how to do to help people! 

Vivat Jesus! 

 

Larry Devlin
State Warden 
Washington State Council 
statewarden@kofc-wa.org 
360-981-3179 

 

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