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Bob Baemmert, State Deputy 2018 - 2019


Hi Brothers,

This month I had the honor of participating in the Special Olympics Winter Games. I went to Leavenworth where the State Treasurer, Kim Washburn, and I met for the Opening Ceremonies in Wenatchee and then we volunteered at the Cross-Country and  Snowshoe Events.

The Opening Ceremonies included Edwin Bailey, former offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks, who made opening remarks, and four of the Seattle Sea-Gals:  Kylie, Karley, Lisa, and Nicole who cheered on the athletes and really took to Kim's dog Max. The ceremony opened up with our Fourth Degree Color Guard from Wenatchee Assembly 2648  presenting the colors!

 The Councils of District 10, led by District Deputy Anthony Hillock, assembled a huge tent for the athletes to warm up in. Hay bales were used for chairs and propane heaters provided  the necessary comfort needed for the competitors - it was 12 degrees at the start of the events and it warmed up enough to snow the entire morning,  making it a "post-card atmosphere!"  We set out snacks, drinks and lunches (by Councils 13186 & 1545) for the participants and everyone was in great spirits. We even had one of our own Knights, Eric Stewart from Leavenworth/Cashmere Council 13597, competing in the cross country event (Left picture below. Eric wore number 497). 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.

Announcing the 2019 KofC WSC Convention in Bellevue, WA

This year's State Convention will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue, WA on May 17-19, 2019.

Read the Convention Invitation here.

Use this form to register for the Convention.

You can register for directly at the Hilton Hotel HERE

Tentative Agenda

Submission Requirements for the State Awards

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

April 2019

We’ve made it through the first half of Lent. Do we still have the energy with which we started the season? It’s never too late to renew our commitment and resolve to embrace the spirit of penance and to persevere with our regimen of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

It’s good for us to keep in mind (as I mentioned in last month’s bulletin) our reason for engaging in penance during these weeks. The Church certainly recommends prayer, fasting, and almsgiving all throughout the year--these are like medicine for the soul--but especially in this time she sees penance as a way of preparing ourselves. Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
State Secretary

April  2019

My Dear Brothers,

It is spring and all is well—at any rate, nearly ¾ of all Councils have already paid their Per Capita assessments and many of them also donated to the Pennies For Heaven Fund based on their Goal statements. Thank You again for this support and timely action!

I do however feel the need to repeat at least a paragraph from last month’s article as follows as many Councils don’t seem to be paying attention to detail in regard to checks for Pennies For Heaven

While explicitly stated on the “Goal Statement,” as well as in every notice of these changes sent to all DDs, Read More...

Kim Washburn,
State Treasurer

April  2019

Brother Knights,

My favorite time of year is upon us…Easter. I hope that your Lenten journey is going well. I know it is for me. The Convention is upon us, too.

Our Exemplification graph attached (all checks received as of March 15) show we are doing much better than last month. Three councils, in particularly, are quite a bit behind (see graph). One is a new council, which might not be aware of this new member fee.

Remember, a $7 fee per each new member brought into our Order is due to WSC from the receiving council. This payment is to offset a small portion of our 3rd Degree Exemplification expenses. Just the medallion alone is $5 per member. Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Advocate

April 2019

Annual Meeting / Safe Environment Program Compliance: May Deadline

Annual Meeting:  As May approaches, so does the Convention.  GK’s and FS’s should plan to send representatives to this important meeting.  Send in your Election of Delegates to our Worthy State Secretary.  Encourage Third Degree Knights to attend and participate.  I look forward to seeing many Knights at the Bellevue Hilton.

Safe Environment Program (SEP) ComplianceMay is the deadline for SEP compliance. The following charts show fraternal leaders who are compliant (green box with ‘X’), fraternal leaders who are non-compliant (red box with “O”), Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Warden

April 2019

My Brothers,

I hope your Lent is going well and you are preparing yourself for Easter. I know many Councils are hosting a fish fry or soup night for their parish, and I thank you for your contribution to support our communities in their preparations. Be sure not to neglect yourself and your own spiritual preparations during this busy time!

Convention time is getting closer and closer, and I hope your Councils are taking care of their business. I just saw the resolutions have been mailed out, and Council delegates are due to the State Secretary. The Convention is our celebration of everything that we have accomplished over the past year Read more...

Eddie Parazoo,
Immediate Past State Deputy

April 2019

There is no April message from IPSD Ed Parazoo. Read more...