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Kim Washburn, State Deputy 2022 - 2023
"Through Him All Things Were Made”

Brothers All,

Lenten Season is Here!!


 It’s not as important to give up something for Lent, as it is to GIVE something as a sacrifice.


Brothers All,


Please read the phishing issues we have been experiencing on our website at the end of my article.

Here is an update to our “Battle of the jersey” between Oregon and Washington starting January 13th. Our percentage of goal for COH is at 71.89% as of this writing. We are right on track to make 100% of our goal by June 30th for Circle of Honor; however the greatest goal is to beat Oregon in percent goal.

January 13th both Oregon and Washington were tied at 51.09%. Ray Prom, Oregon State Deputy, and I issued a challenge. Whoever was behind in percent goal by April 21st would have to wear the winner’s jersey from a PAC-12 team at the Oregon State Convention. Each State gets to pick which university they want the loser (I do not like that word) to wear.

Right now, Oregon is at 75.00% while we are at 71.89%. Both of our States have had a tremendous four month run. Oregon being smaller that Washington needs to bring in 10 new members to Oregon’s 6 just to stay even. That means we have a lot of ground to make up. We need 17 new members to catch up.

Washington won the Western Round Up challenge that involved 19 States for the months of November, December and January. Oregon started coming on in December and matched us by January 13th. Since then they have been on fire, but so have we. Read more...


Online Membership Promotion Extended indefinitely using the new code BlessedMcGivney

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Messages From Your State Officers
Fr. Kenneth St. Hilaire,
State Chaplain

March 2023

My Brother Knights,

 The season of Lent is a season of great opportunity. It gives us time to prepare our hearts for the renewal of our baptismal promises at Easter. It helps us develop greater self-mastery through the penances we embrace. It urges us to increase the good we do for our brothers and sisters in need. Lent really is a season of tremendous grace and growth.

It also highlights for us the distinction between our external observance and our interior reality, and the harmony or disharmony that characterizes their relation. We will see that this is a principle that applies far beyond the context of Lent and reaches into the entirety of our spiritual life. Read more...

Greg Mahoney,
State Secretary

March 2023

Brother Knights,

Lent has begun.  This holy season prepares us for Christ’s glorious triumph over sin and death at Easter.  As we prepare to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection, let us make a commitment during Lent to grow deeper in relationship with Christ through prayer and participation in the sacrament of reconciliation.  At council meetings, devote more time to Spiritual Reflection.  As Matthew Kelly writes in his book, Holy Moments, “You were made for more.”  We should tune into the source who created us for more and who desires that we live life to the fullest.

As we prepare spiritually during Lent, preparations are also in full swing for the Annual meeting in May.  I mailed the Certificate Read More...

Tom Williams,
State Treasurer

March 2023

My Brothers,

As we have entered into the Lenten Season, I hope you are able to take some quiet time each day to reflect and pray. As I have noted before, this is a real struggle for me to quiet my mind and be still and silent. This year is no different, even with planning out a specific time before work, and using a book of Lenten Meditations from St. Thomas Aquinas. I will continue to persevere and hope this become easier for me with repetition.

One big event we are planning for is the first in-person Convention since 2019, and your state officers have been pretty ramping up for that. Lots of deadlines in the coming months, be on the look out for more information Read more...

Dr. Scott Hulse,
State Advocate

March 2023

My Brother Knights

The Washington State Council Bylaws require that resolutions and amendments to the Washington State Council Bylaws must be received by the Washington State Council Secretary, Greg Mahoney, sixty (60) days prior to, for consideration during the Annual Meeting and Convention, 19 – 21 May, 2023. Proposed resolutions and amendments to the Washington State Council Bylaws must therefore be in the possession of State Secretary Greg Mahoney no later than 18 March, 2023.

Please send all proposed resolutions or amendments to the Washington State Council Bylaws to State Advocate Scott Hulse by 12 March 2023 if at all possible so that proposed resolutions Read More...

David Olwell,
State Warden

March 2023

My Brother Knights,

When I was growing up, the Archdiocese of Seattle ran both a major and minor seminary on Lake Washington, in what is now Saint Edwards state park. Now the only minor seminary in the State is in Spokane, Bishop White Seminary, where 14 men study at Gonzaga while living in community across the street from campus. The men come from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California as there are very few minor seminaries in the west anymore.  When they graduate, if their vocation persists, they will be placed in a major seminary to study theology and prepare for ordination.

The closest major seminary is Mount Angel in Oregon, run by the Order of Saint Benedict. Read more...

Patrick Kelley,
Immediate Past State Deputy

March 2023

Our Worthy Immediate Past State Deputy Pat sends his Lenten greetings and says he hopes to see you all in Olympia in March. Read more...