June 27, 2016: this week for Virginia Knights

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This week's checklist

June 27, 2016 - With less than a week to go before the end of the Fraternal Year, 26 Virginia Councils have qualified for the Star Council Award. Many more are very close, but have not yet filed the necessary forms. See the latest check list HERE.


The June 2016 issue of Star Council News is now available. It includes reminders about activities that must/should be completed before the Virginia Annual Convention at the end of this month.


The Pre-Organizational Meeting for the 2016=2017 Fraternal Year was held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at St. Edward's Church and School in Richmond, Virginia.  See photos and story HERE.


The Installation and Organizational Meeting for the 2016-2017 Fraternal Year will be held on the weekend of July 9-10 at St. Edward's Church and School in Richmond, Virginia. Installation of officers will take place after the Mass which follows the business session on Saturday. There will be a Banquet and Dance in the Community Center in the evening. Deadline for hotel reservations is June 22. Full details HERE.


If you haven't already filed your forms VSS-4 (State Convention Delegate/Alternate) and  VSS-6 (Virginia Council Information), with information about your council's officers for the coming Fraternal Year, please do it as soon as your election has been held. Instructions are HERE.


Here's a list of Important Dates - for state meetings and forms to be filed - during the year to come.


The 2016 Virginia State Convention is now history, and you can find all the big news from the event on the special convention page HERE.


Will you become Deputy Grand Knight of your Council on July 1? Click HERE for the PowerPoint slides used in the DGK training session at the State Quarterly Meeting on March 12, 2016.


Delegates met at Biennial Meeting of the Fourth Degree of the Virginia District and the home of  Fr. Kelly Council 5750 in Woodbridge. Article and photos HERE.


The Holy Family Prayer Program will continue until the end of June in Virginia. Sign up your council for a special prayer service that emphasizes our belief in, and determination to strengthen, families throughout the Commonwealth.






From the State Deputy

Stephen P. Raschke

June 27, 2016


Grand Knights, District Deputies and other Virginia state leaders:


As the Fraternal Year comes to a close I want to express to each and every brother Knight and your families what a fantastic and enjoyable year it has been to be your State Deputy for the 2015-2016 Fraternal year.  Along with my wife Donna we what to express our thanks to you and your families in making your councils Fraternal Year a successful and rewarding one.  One that you will continue to be proud to introduce yourself to your friends, and community as a “Knight of Columbus”.  Read more HERE.



Our goal for recruiting new members in Virginia for this fraternal year is  1,381.  Schedule a First Degree Ceremony at your council soon!  More HERE.

Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity

January 10, 2016 - Rappahannock Assembly 1613 sponsored the 42nd annual Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.  More on the story HERE.

November 21, 2015 - Council 2473 hosted a huge "Family Fun Day," part of a day-long fundraising effort on behalf of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation, which supports neonatal and post natal care for the less fortunate in the Arlington area.  Read more about the event HERE.

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