St. Stephen the Martyr
Council is located at
The Worthy Grand Knight for 2011-2012 is Dennis Thueringer.
St. Stephen the Martyr Council was founded in 2003 through the
efforts of our Grand Knight, Kenneth Robinson, the pastor of St. Stephens,
Fr. John Madigan, and several charter members. It is named after our parish, St.
Stephen the Martyr, which has been in the Fairwood area of
The next meeting was
held one week later on June 26, 2003 at St. Stephen the Martyr parish. This meeting purpose was for the
election of new officers for the charter council. The officers that were elected for the
fraternal year 2003-2004 were as follows:
After an extensive membership
campaign, enough men were signed up to qualify for a charter by the Supreme
Council. Those Charter members
Our Council is named after our parish, St. Stephen the Martyr,
which has been in the Fairwood area of Renton since late ‘60s. The St. Stephen the Martyr Council
works closely with the St. Anthony Parish, Fr. Thomas Lane Council 3645 in
Renton, providing manpower and funds for various projects. Our members are proud to be active
participants in their parish community.
During our first
fraternal year, 2003-2004, Council 13374 earned the “Star
Council” award for the highest percentage of membership in the State. We were 765% over quota for membership
and insurance sign-ups.
Additionally, we earned the 1st place award for the
“Pennies for Heaven Program” in 2003. That same year, Council 13374 won an
award from the Boy Scouts of America for the highest dollar contribution for
a 1st year council.
Our momentum rolled over into fraternal year 2004-2005 with our
Council earning our 2nd “Star Council” award by coming
in 1003% over goal for membership and insurance sign-ups and another 1st
place “Pennies for Heaven Program” award. The Council continued to grow and win
awards in the ensuing years.
“You Will Know Them by Their Works”
Our Council helps the
community by gathering from our parishioners donated sleeping bags, blankets,
and coats for the homeless. Brother
Knights have marched for “men against domestic violence” in the
Renton River Days parade. Brother
Knights have helped prepare and serve breakfast to the senior citizens of
Renton at the community center.
In addition, Brother Knights of Council 13374 have assisted orphanages
in the Ukraine and Uganda. There
are many brother knights who are active supporters of the day to day
operation of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish. We have supported seminarians, 3
currently, since 2003.