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The Tar Heel Knight


JUNE 2016

The Official Publication of the North Carolina Knights of Columbus
State Officers:
  • State Deputy: Colin Jorsch
  • Chaplain: Father Lesak
  • Secretary: John Nussbaum 
  • Treasurer: Dan Lange
  • Advocate: JC Reiher
  • Warden: Chris Losack
  • Immediate Past Deputy: Jack Murray
Regional Membership and Program Consultants
  • #1: John Horvat
  • #2: Tom Smith
  • #3: Boyce Williams
  • #4: Sergio Miranda
  • #5 Richard Hamel
  • #6: Wayne Kleven

In This Issue:

State Deputy
New Members
State Secretary
State Warden
Chancellor
General Programs
Family Life
LAMB
Social Justice
VAVS
Ultrasound Bus
Choose Life Plate
Knights in Action
Raffle Winners

Editor's Note


So, you've noticed that the Tar Heel Knight looks a bit different than you're used to seeing in the past.  We're implementing some changes in the coming months that we hope will make publishing this monthly newsletter an even better experience for everyone who wants to stay informed about the Knights of Columbus in North Carolina.  This new format is just the start.  Look for more announcements in future issues.

We are open to your comments.  Feel free to contact me at the email address below.

Vivat Jesus,
Scot Catlin
Tar Heel Knight Chairman
thkchairman@kofcnc.org
 

STATE DEPUTY

Greetings to each one of you from Fayetteville!

Gina and I hope this edition of the Tar Heel Knight finds you well and in good spirits!

The only thing I can say is WOW!  Having just returned from our state convention, there are few words that can describe the experience.  A huge thank you to all for attending the convention and sharing in your successes.  Some of the awards presented truly epitomized what it means to be a member of this organization.  I was humbled to be in the presence of those Brothers, doing such amazing deeds in their communities and churches.

As special thanks to Brother Jean Dion and all of the members of the convention committee.  If there were any hiccups, you certainly hide them very well.

There are many activities very close on the horizon.  In just two short weekends from now we will be holding our first round of Council Leadership Training Sessions.  I would like to encourage as many council members that are able to attend.  We hope the have meaningful discussion and set the conditions for a successful Fraternal Year.  Please remember, to win the State Deputy’s Award in Fraternal Year 2016-2017, council attendance is required at this training.

Also, in early July (8-10), we will be holding the District Deputy Organizational Meeting in Durham at the Sheraton Imperial.  A separate email will be (maybe already has been) sent to the District Deputies and primary staff with more information.

I just read the gospel for today.  It may be familiar to you, it is certainly familiar to those who have heard Father Bill speak on membership.  It is the story of how James and John ask Jesus that he grants them to sit on his right and left.  Jesus reminds us that what is given to us is not to be used to lord over others.  This Gospel passage from Mark ends with Jesus saying: “For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Again, you are living this passage.  You serve our brothers and sisters in so many ways.  Using your talents for the good of others.  For that I am humbled to be counted among you.


May the Peace of Christ be with each of you!

Colin Jorsch
State Deputy
 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

Patrick Mikula
Rob McAllister
Michael Hefferly
Servando Perez
Israel Aguirre
Jose Olmedo
Eulalio Romero
J. Guadalupe Urieta
Daniel Angeles
Craig Stinson
August Berg
James Abdalla
Jose Mahiquez
Cody McLean
Humberto Barriga
Juan Flores
Carlos Flores
Dr. Thomas Giguiere
Christian Gintyrapp
Wayne Monday
Robert Yuzuik
Jonas Fucito
Robert Barrett
Charles Hennesen
Donald Vacanti
John Hausfeld
Edward Gallimore
Jason Kiefer
Jeremy Roca
Todd Orges
Elvis Tanyi
Mark Maier
John Stewart
Larry Progreske
Ryan Hatley
Tom Morgan
Anthony Kubiak
Daniel Strittmater
Nicholas Dispenziere
Robert Jenkins
Kyle Whipple
Kyle Darling
Brad Deeren
Peter Fricke
Jose Juan Maya-Jimenez
Victor Sanchez
Samuel de la Paz
Javier Jimenez
Jose de Jesus Valle
Eric Zavala
Jay Kemp
Esteban Fonseca-Banal
Alan Wyatt
Jose Jimenez
John Georgitis
Matthew Cervino
Jshual Jimison
Brad Phillips
John Yarborough
Dr. Marshall Malinowski
Sonny Guerrero
Mark McGuire
Joseph Perissinotto
Elton Delfin
Kelechi Uwakwe
Stanley chikeluba
Jose Benitez-Noyola
David Romero Jimenez
Raul Fuentes-Hernandez
Jose Velazquez-Mora
 

STATE SECRETARY

Lori and I send our greetings from Wendell.
 
What a great NC State Convention. Brother Jean Dion and his Convention team did an incredible job. They made the weekend run very smoothly and everyone had a chance to enjoy themselves.
 
I would like to thank all of my Brothers for their vote of confidence. I will do everything I can to try and live up to your expectations. I enjoy helping you in any way I can. After all, you do the real work of the Order for our Brothers, our Church and its members and our communities. Thank you so much for everything you do.
 
I would also like to thank all of you that are praying for my wife. Prayer is extremely powerful. With the help of God, Lori will beat her cancer again. We know God has a plan for us, we just don’t know what it is yet.
 
I will be working with our Communication Director Tom Riley to get many of our State winners posted on the State website as soon as possible. The write-ups for all of our winners will be in the Proceeding Manual that I am working on for you. They will be a great source of seeing what it takes to win.
 
Here are some of our State winners:
 
State Deputy Award – Pius X Council 3498 in Burlington
 
Priest of the Year – Reverend Stephen Hoyt, Bishop Greco Council 9499 in Clemmons
 
Family of the Year – Brother Tom and Elaine Dupree, All Saints Council 9709 in Raleigh

Rookie of the Year – Brother Leonel Cubius, St. Michael the Archangel Council 15250 at Fort Bragg

Knight of the Year – Brother Jean Dion, Holy Cross Council 8509 in Kernersville

Golden Knight of the Year – Brother Michael Brown, Bishop Greco Council 9499 in Clemmons
 
Almost every Council was able to take at least one award home. This a great testament to the great work that you and your Brother are doing. You truly did “Go Make a Difference“ this year. The challenge now is to seek out ways to do even more and make a bigger difference. I am confident that you will find a way to improve your Church and your Community.
 
If I can ever serve you in any way, please let me know. I am always here to serve you.

Fraternally yours in Christ,

John Nussbaum
State Secretary
 

STATE WARDEN

Brothers All, Vivat Jesus!
 
As I said last month, “Where has all the time gone?” It seems like only yesterday we were gathering in Fayetteville for the Organization Meeting preparing to take on the challenges of the new Fraternal Year and this past weekend we held our 96th State Convention. What a wonderful weekend it was celebrating all of the successes that our Councils has had over the past year. I am truly humbled to be a part of such a wonderful organization.
 
At the Convention, we collected many of the Columbian Award Applications (SP7) and after a quick review I am amazed at the number and types of programs that each of you are doing. The copy turned into the State Deputy at the Convention is the copy that is due to the State so please make sure that you also file a copy with Supreme. Remember, the June 30 deadline is a firm deadline and NO submissions after this date will be accepted. This is a mandatory report for obtaining STAR status and every year we have Councils that miss achieving their STAR award simply by not completing the SP7. What a shame for the hard working people of your Council that have done everything asked of them but are not recognized due to not filing the proper paperwork.
 
I also want to request that if your Council has not submitted your Form 1295 Audit due February 15th, please do so as soon as possible. There are current 5 Councils outstanding. If you recall from the Mid-Year meeting that in order to obtain STAR Council you must remaining in good standing with Supreme. This means completing your Audits.
 
Finally, it is time to start looking forward to next year. By now you should have put together a list of officer candidates to be elected in the next few months. As soon as you have your elections you need to file the Officers Chosen for Term (Form 185) as well as complete the State Directory form on the NC State Council website. Filing the Form 185 does not update the contact information in the State Website. Please update the directory form as soon as possible so that important communications can be sent to the proper personnel.

I believe that our future is very bright in North Carolina for the Knights of Columbus and I look forward to being a part of it with you.
 
Vivat Jesus,
Chris

 
 

CHANCELLOR

As some of our Worthy  State officers will open their remarks welcome from, I will begin with:  welcome from Mount Gilead, NC.  Now I am sure most of you cannot pin point this metropolis on your map, however if you look closely you will note the large city of Albemarle in close proximity to Mount Gilead.  That is right; Mount Gilead is a suburb of Albemarle.
 
In the past several months our Worthy State Deputy has sent out a message that there was a need for members to step forward and give of their time and experience to a number of positions available at the State level.  This message should have been read at each council or at least inserted into the council newsletter.   I was directed by the State Deputy to collect the responses from the members and advise them that appointments would not be made until after the State convention.  I received very little interest for most of the available positions. 
 
However, the position that surprised me the most was District Deputy.  Not one member in the State of North Carolina advised me directly or indirectly of an interest to serve in this position.  There was a time when the list of members wanting the “blue jacket” outnumbered the available positions.  It is an honor to serve as a District Deputy and overseeing 3-5 councils in our State.   I have heard several reasons for the lack of interest in positions:  I am too busy, I have two jobs, I coach a sport team, I am too old etc etc.  While most of our current and many of our former District Deputies are or were involved in one of the mentioned situations and they were able to come forward and do the job and do a good job.   Do not get me wrong there are times when extending yourself any further would not be right ie. Your sickness the sickness or a wife or child.   My feeling has always been “family first”.  Look at yourself and your current situation and I am sure you will be able to find the time and interest to come forward and join the team.  
 
If you are a returning District Deputy for the 2016-2017 fraternal year or a new District Deputy, please forward me the names of your District Warden(s).  You can have several wardens and ideally it would be great to have one from each of your councils.  They will be your right hand at times when you cannot be at two places at the same time and are extremely helpful during installations.
 
Vivat Jesus,
 
Vince Cerullo
State Chancellor/Executive Secretary

 
 

GENERAL PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Brothers all,

What a great time it was at the State Convention in Winston-Salem. It was great to see so many of you and be able to share some of the fraternity that is always present when we get together. The agenda was full and the Delegates elected a slate of officers that will continue to lead the State through the upcoming year. The accomplishments for the State over the past year was presented at the dinner by the Supreme representative. You should all be proud of the total amount of charitable work that was accomplished this past year.

I had the privilege of assisting the State Officers with the presentation of the awards during the luncheon. There were 22 Fraternity, 9 Unity, and 57 Charity awards given out. There were also numerous awards for Membership and LAMB that were also given out. It makes me proud to be a Knight of Columbus knowing how much we do in all areas of our council’s charitable works.

The State Officers also presented a Supreme Award for the best program in each of the 7 program areas. To read these submittals please go to the web page and look for State Awards. Congratulations to Tom and Elaine Dupree as the Family of the Year and Knight of the Year was presented to Jean Deon. Congratulation to both of them for their hard work this past year and they truly deserve the recognition and award. You can also read their submissions on line.

Speaking of awards, it is never too early to start submitting your current programs for the upcoming period. This reporting period runs from April 1 through September 30, 2016. With all of the graduations, confirmations, picnics and other programs being conducted, don’t let a great program go un-submitted.  As always if you have any questions on anything related to programs, please do not hesitate to ask me or any of the program directors. We are here to help. My e-mail contact is: GPD@kofcnc.org

Once again thanks for all you do.
 
Vivat Jesus
Paul Spire GPD   

 
 

FAMILY LIFE DIRECTOR

The Family Fully Alive


June’s reflection centered upon the realization that the family plays an extremely important role in the new evangelization. Spouses, according to Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the Pontifical Office for the Family, receive Christ’s love and are thus called upon to communicate that love to their friends, neighbors and acquaintances. This process is realized in the commitment of both spouses, their willingness to have and raise the children God gives them, the relationships they forge in society and the workplace, their activities within the church and their intense desire to make a difference in the secular world in which we live.

Pope Francis may have had that in mind with his April comments on the status of divorced and remarried Catholics. No, this situation is not the ideal the Church offers to the world but treating such couples as outcasts is at odds with the Church’s message of love. To quote the Holy Father, "it is important that the divorced who have entered a new union should be made to feel part of the Church. They are not excommunicated and they should not be treated as such, since they remain part of the ecclesial community.” And “By thinking that everything is black and white, we sometimes close off the way of grace and of growth," the pope wrote. "Let us remember that 'a small step, in the midst of great human limitations, can be more pleasing to God than a life which appears outwardly in order.'" Just as God created us as individuals, so too, every such situation will be different and the Pope charges Bishops and priests to work with each couple to determine if the exclusion can be surmounted.

The July installment talks about our relation to widows and orphans and people who are ostracized for any number of reasons. (Oh yes, and the divorced, too) In the ancient world they, the chronically ill and foreigners were society’s outcasts, worthless and defenseless. It is this shadow society that Jesus sought out and on which he bestowed the greatest manifestations of His love. Some key examples: the Good Samaritan, commending His Blessed Mother to John and John to her while he was dying on the Cross, healing the lepers, the deaf, the insane and the blind, His deep respect for the ‘widow’s mite’- all she had to give. 

Because of Jesus’ teaching, today’s Christian world is very different than the ancient society in which He lived, so much so that we often fail to notice its origins. But Jesus spoke of more than addressing the material needs of society’s margins. He not only fed those who’d been ignored or despised but went one big step further: He joined them in the meal. I am reminded of an account of a community soup kitchen in which one of the workers ate with the clients (sorry, I’m at a loss for another term). All were having a great time until backgrounds were compared and she pleasantly exclaimed, “Oh, I’m a Volunteer”. The conversations stopped cold! By so labeling herself, an invisible wall had been thrown up between her and the others at the table. For the Family category in our Service Program Awards, Council 9365 submitted an account of their monthly work with the parish youth group in staffing another soup kitchen. They enlist entire families to participate in this effort and, quoting their GK, Steve Liggett, “Once everyone is served, we encourage the young people to join the needy at the table for a meal.” How very Christ-like is THAT?!

 
 

More Critical Than We Thought


The highlight of our State Convention, to me, was the talk presented by our Worthy State Chaplain, Father Lesak. Seldom have I heard a commentary so timely and insightful as he presented. Forgive me, but I was so captivated I failed to take detailed notes. He recounted surveys taken in various international venues that lamented our Church is in a state of decline. Millions now consider our Church as a semi-obligation to which they largely owe lip service on an irregular basis. For others it’s simply boring. Personally, I’ve heard comments from people in several parishes that lead me to think our kids view Confirmation as a rite of passage to which they are entitled simply by virtue of their age - a liturgical sweet sixteen party, if you will.

Insanity, Father Bill claimed, (and forgive me if I misquote this) was doing the same things over and over although the results were at best mediocre. Stupidity was expecting success from using the same old tired tactics.

The numbers prove the ordination of new priests is lagging far behind the population growth of the parishes they’ll serve and, therefore, the laity will have a much greater role in the Church. People of Faith will extend the tenents of their Faith into the quest for social justice in our world. There will be a need to define the talents of those who have been marginalized or ‘blacklisted’ by society and within the Church itself and to apply those marvelous gifts to its betterment. (What special gifts, he asked, could homosexuals bring to the Faith? That might make us uncomfortable but the question should be asked.) The future image of the Church, he said, will not be one of programs but one of Faith relationships. We need not look at credentials and impressive resumes of possible leaders but their ability to relate to others for God most often uses the ‘little guy’ to do His will. As Our Lady of Guadalupe told a poor, timid and shivering Juan Diego,”There are many I could send but it is you I have chosen!”

Yes, our Supreme Knight’s initiative to Build the Domestic Church expresses similar thoughts but puts them in a form of a challenge. That challenge is to be closely involved with the parish and to work with its families. Our Order can be a catalyst, a leader, in making the evangelization of Catholic families happen. Yes, our jurisdiction, North Carolina, is doing well according to the numbers. But think about it: the Catholic community in NC is experiencing a growth in numbers as people move here from the Northeast, the Midwest, Florida and Latin America. Are we truly growing as an Order and a people of Faith or are we riding the ‘tide that lifts all boats?’ And how much of that Catholic growth is just numbers as opposed to fervency in our Faith?

Both Father Bill and Carl Anderson have given us a choice: doing things good or doing what is better! Will we be content to keep doing the ‘same old same old’ with just ‘ok’ results? Or will we take a chance on new ideas and new approaches and, yes, new attitudes that might make us and the families of our parishes the apostles of Christ we are called to be? Will we hear,”Well done thou good and faithful servant, now come and SHARE your Master’s joy?"

Fred Burton
NC Family Director



 
 

LAMB

Brothers All,
I thought this month I would start off with some good news.

LAMB Deposits to date 2016 - From January through April 2016 Council LAMB deposits are up 14% from 2015.

Hopefully that trend will continue through the year !

LAMB Silent Auction at the State Convention – This was the fourth year of our having a Silent Auction to benefit LAMB.

In all, twelve (12) Councils participated by bringing items for auction, in addition to the Caswell, J. Iverson Riddle Center and the O’Berry Center craft stores.

We only had about a third of the items we did last year, but still raised approximately $2,000 for LAMB.  Next year your Council may want to consider rounding up items to auction well in advance of the Convention.

I would also be remiss if I did not thank Maryann Grabasky (wife of PSD Bob Grabasky) and Amy Miranda (wife of RDD Sergio Miranda) for their very helpful assistance with the Auction.

One of the other highlights of the Convention, at least for me, was the performance of the “Inner Rhythm Choir” at the Family Entertainment event on Saturday evening.  This Choir is made up of people with intellectual disabilities and is one of the charities supported by the Forsyth County Councils through Operation LAMB. You only need to watch an event such as this for a few minutes to realize all of the effort put into LAMB is well worth it.
 
LAMB Website –

A new LAMB website has been launched, same address: www.lambnc.org  with much more LAMB related information available. Click on the “Log In” tab, enter the password which is billscott and take a look.

Facebook – In closing, if you or your family members are “internet inclined” visit the LAMB Foundation Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/lambfoundation for recent updates on LAMB and be sure to “Like” the page.  Also if you have LAMB related photos, information or events you think should be listed please forward to me at: SLD@lambnc.org

God bless, Richard
Richard M. White, State LAMB Director

 
 

SOCIAL JUSTICE CHAIRMAN

The Second Theme of Catholic Social Justice

Call to Family, Community and Participation


"The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society -- in economics and politics, in law and policy -- directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. Marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined. We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable."
     -The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
 
 “It is not good for man to be alone”.
     -Genesis 2:18
 
The Life and Dignity of the Human Person is the first of the themes of Catholic Social Justice, and this second theme flows directly from it, out of recognition of the social aspect of human nature. In summary, no man is an island. Well-being requires interaction with other people, and how we organize those interactions really matters. Economics, law and public policy all exist to regulate social interaction, but the social institution of primary, central importance is the family. It is within the family that an individual first learns how to navigate all the other aspects of social life, and it is there that one has the first opportunity to learn of the Catholic faith. 
 
As Catholic Knights we must take seriously this duty to participate in society and to seek the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable. The very reason the Knights of Columbus was created was to protect the poor and vulnerable when a family went into crisis due to the death of a breadwinner. We are, as an organization, an exemplar of this aspect of Catholic Social Teaching.
 
This duty to the common good and the well-being of all does not end with fighting to prevent a child from being aborted. It continues with fighting for the right of all children to have access to education, healthcare and adequate food. It continues with fighting against entrenched poverty that traps people in hopeless situations, leaving them unable to participate meaningfully. It continues with fighting for everyone to have the right to be heard in the political marketplace, even if everyone cannot always have their own way within it. It continues with fighting against the idea that only individuals who work, or who have a certain amount of property, actually “count” in the decision-making process. It is the right and duty of everyone to build a more holy society, and no one should be disqualified, even if they don’t appear “up to it”.
 

In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. This obligation is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, ‘It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person. . . . As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life’ (nos. 1913-1915). Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, #13

SK Christopher Lizak, FC
Bishop McGuinness Assembly 0778
 

VAVS

Greetings Worthy Grand Knight and Brothers All,
 
Vivat Jesus!
 
As you complete your term as GK, I want to thank you for your leadership in guiding your Council to another successful year.  If you are the GK for 2016-2017, Congratulations on your election.  I look forward to working with you and your Brothers in support of our Veterans and VAVS programs at the four VA Medical Centers, at the Health Care Centers (HHC-4), USOs, retirement communities and nursing homes.  If I can be of assistance, please contact me.
 
We have recently opened 4 HHC in Kernersville, Charlotte, Fayetteville and Greensville.  These out-patient centers operate 8-5, M-F.  Each center is in need of Volunteers to assist our Veterans in obtaining their medical service.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at twdupree@aol.com or 919-302-5555 for additional information.
 
IMPORTANT:  Please be sure to appoint a Brother SK from your Council to communicate and work with the Faithful Navigator of the Assembly to coordinate and support our Veteran programs.  This individual should attend each Assembly monthly meeting and work to create a partnership between the Council and Assembly; discuss up-coming programs that the two of you can coordinate.
 
Budget:  As you review and complete your Council budget for 2016-2017, I would like to suggest/request that you consider a line item ($$) for the following programs:
  • National Wheel Chair Games- Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Wounded Warriors (M.O.P.H.)
  • Coat Program-new
  • USO
This year the Fayetteville VA sent 12, Salisbury sent 17 & Durham sent 8 to the National Wheel Chair Games.  Your monetary contributions have been used to pay for hotel, transportation and team uniforms.  On behalf of these Veterans, I want express my deep appreciation on their behalf for your generous support.  Additional funds are still needed, if you have not made your donation, please do so immediately. 
 
Needs at VA Medical Centers:  The government does not provide (VA) many of the needs of our Veterans.  All VA Medical Centers can use gift cards for grocery stores, restaurants, theaters, sporting events etc…These will assist the staff in taking our Veterans that are in the Community Living Centers and Hospice Centers out for a social event.  Gift cards to Walmart, Target and Sams are also very useful. 
 
State Convention:  Thanks for all those who stopped by our VAVS table.  Your donation total was $443.  This money will be used for the National Wheel Chair Games.
 
Veterans Appreciation BBQ #4

Veterans Restoration Quarters-Asheville, NC

Friday, July 1, 2016 1000-1300 hrs.

 
Join the WNC Knights of Columbus and their families as they serve our veterans a delicious meal of:
  • Rib eye steak
  • Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Baked Beans
  • Apple Pie and Ice Cream
Come be a part of this cook team.  Bring your spouse and/or older children.  Eat with one of the 240 vets in the patriotically decorated dining hall.

If you can’t join our cook team, a donation towards this special meal would be very helpful. 
For cook team participation details, contact Rick Fletcher 314.341.2419

For donations towards this meal, please make your check out to ABCCM, and mail it to:

Rick Fletcher
PO Box 55
Saluda, NC 28773

In the memo section, please note “4th of July BBQ”.  A full accounting of funds will be published.
 

ULTRASOUND BUS DEDICATION

On Saturday April 23, 2016, the dedication for the new Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center Mobile Unit was held in Greensboro, NC. The Councils of Region 3 as well as other Organizations held fund raisers to insure the purchase of a Mobile Ultrasound Unit for the Piedmont Area. There were over 200 men, women and children that took part in the dedication ceremony and 2 mile walk that followed. All those participating in the Walk held personal fund raisers to support their walk.

Jack Murray
IPSD
(Pictures below are from the event.)
 

CHOOSE LIFE LICENSE PLATE

Application for Choose Life License Plate.

 
You can now order a license plate from the North Carolina DMV to show your support for the value of an unborn human life.

In 2011, the North Carolina State Legislature approved a "Choose Life" license plate.  However, factions of the pro choice movement sued to have it revoked on the basis that there wasn't a plate available to express their view.  They succeeded and a judge ruled in their favor.  Recently, that ruling was overturned and the "Choose Life" plates are available.

If you would like to show your support, you can order one of these plates by clicking the link above to access the necessary form.

Thanks to Boyce Williams and Lew McCloud for bringing this to our attention.
 

KNIGHTS IN ACTION

Outer Banks Council 8759 
Keeps Special Olympics Rocking

The brothers of Council 8759, Kitty Hawk, NC, Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church, organized the inaugural Special Olympics Spring Games on the Outer Banks four years ago. Since that time, the Council has comprised the corps of coaches which trains the Special Olympians in Dare and Currituck Counties, and served as the kitchen crew. The Fourth Degree Outer Banks Assembly 2989 has provided the annual honor guard. The brothers also coach, volunteer and supply the refreshments for the annual bowling championship, and the council's yearly LAMB collections support both counties' special education teachers, as well as the Dare County Special Olympics. This year's Meet was dedicated to beloved brother & Special Olympian Mike Shannon (in a previous Games above right), who died one day before the event.
(See below for photos taken by brothers Ed Beckley and David Stewart)
Council 15085
Church Support - First Communion

 
GK/SK Chris Amsler and DGK/SK Mark Zaffrann participate in the First Communion Service held at  St. John the Evangelist Church in Waynesville.
Council 15085
Community Support - Memorial Day Service

 
GK/SK Chris Amsler (Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy Retired) and DGK/SK Mark Zaffrann participate in the Memorial Day Service held in Waynesville.
 


 

2016 State Raffle Winners

Place --> Sold By Council #


1st - Todd Warfford --> 12481
2nd - Richard Borsuk --> 7450
3rd - Phillipe Sevin --> 10504
4th - Albino Garcia--> 16247
5th - Bucky Chavis--> 7225
6th - Mary Dougherty--> 10852
7th - Brigid Green--> 12119
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