– Every Council will support the Polar Plunge with renewed fundraising activity. Watch for updates to the Polar Plunge link below.
– The State Deputy encourages Councils to support the Global Wheelchair Mission: Councils can purchase a wheelchair for use at their parish or a preferred location for $150; Wheelchairs for the Virginia Wheelchair donation program are $125, check payable to the State Council and mailed to the State Secretary. Memo line on the check must state ‘Wheelchairs.’ Additionally, if a council purchases ten wheelchairs at $1,500 dollars they will get two credits on the SP7 and they need to report it on the Faith In Action Fraternal Programs Report (form #10784). For more information about the Wheelchair Mission in Virginia, please contact Bob Maher at email@example.com.
– Mark your calendars for February 12, 2022 and the State Bowling Tournament in Fredericksburg! Watch these VA KofC program pages for more information and registration forms.
Virginia State Athletic Programs
- See the summary Slide Show HERE
- Youth Programs include: Soccer Challenge, Poster Contest, Essay Contest, Free Throws Challenge
Keep Christ in Christmas
- The VA KCIC mission is keeping alive the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ; God’s gift to the world. This is done by providing the Catholic and wider Christian communities with products, such as Christmas Cards and services to “Keep CHRIST in Christmas” with special emphasis on service to Knights of Columbus Councils. Poster Contest
Box of Joy
- Join Cross Catholic Outreach this fall in blessing a child with a Christmas gift! The Box of Joy ministry provides Knights with a unique opportunity to participate in a simple and tangible “Faith in Action” service project that has a spiritual and material impact on the poorest of the poor children in developing countries. Box of Joy program materials LINK
- Key Program Dates:
- Register your council to receive supplies: August thru October
- Distribute boxes to council/parish families: September thru October
- Box of Joy week collections from council/parish families: November 6-November 14
- Each year the Silver Rose travels thru Virginia before going on to North Carolina. To learn more, click HERE
Penny per Knight per Day
- The “Penny per Knight per Day” program, commonly known as “PKD”, is a Virginia State Council program to collect funds to support vocations. To learn more, click HERE
- The Polar Plunge is Virginia’s main fund raiser for Special Olympics. Watch here for more information and guidance to help each Council raise at least $300 in support of this important activity. To learn more, click HERE
- Almost two hundred thousand dollars will be given by the Supreme Council and divided among each jurisdictions participating in Special Olympics. The amount given is based on council contributions of time and money. To learn more, click HERE
- All Councils and Districts will hold their events as scheduled, with all District Soccer Form 4578’s and 4567’s submitted NLT October 2, 2021 Now is the time for Councils to order materials and start planning for a successful challenge season. To learn more, click HERE
- Required Forms:
Virginia State Free Throw Competition
- It is anticipated that this event will be held at Benedictine College Prep Campus, Richmond in March 2022. To learn more, click HERE
Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest
- The theme for the 2021-2022 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest is: Describe everyday obstacles that you may have experienced or witnessed others experiencing while living a life of authentic faith. To learn more click HERE
- Required Form:
Father Bader Scholarship
- To shape the spiritual development of our parishes’ greatest resource, our youth, the Virginia Knights of Columbus offer a special program to award scholarships for these young men and women to help fund personal education costs.
- About the Scholarship To learn more click HERE
- About the Scholarship To watch the Slide Show click HERE
- Who is Father Bader To learn more click HERE
- Required Forms:
Young Man/Woman of the Year
The State Council also recognizes a Young Man and Young Woman of the Year, from Council nominations sent to the Youth Activities Program Team. Watch here for more information.
Required Form: YM/YW Nomination (Fillable).
Knight of the Year
The “Knight of the Year” is usually chosen from those Knights named “Knight of the Month” in the preceding twelve months. Councils participating in the Knight of the Month program should also select a Knight of the Year. When selecting your council’s Knight of the Year, follow guidelines similar to those used by the committee in choosing Knight of the Year. Eligible Knight of the year recipients must be a member in good standing with the Knights of Columbus. Knight of the Year is usually chosen from those Knights named Knight of the Month in the preceding months. Your council judging committee should consider whether each knight has continued to exemplify the traits of a solid Catholic man. Determine which council member stands above the rest in promotion of the principles of our Church and our Order. Which knight can best be called the “model” man for all in the parish to follow? In every aspect of service to the Church, community and council, as well as to each other, which member most deserves the title, Knight of the Year? Selection of a Knight of the Year and submission to the State General Programs Director is a requirement for the State Deputy Award; follow the guidelines on the state submission form by providing as much detail as possible that will support a strong nomination for recognition as the Virginia State Knight of the Year. Additional paper may be used if space allocated is not sufficient. Photographs, news clippings, letters of commendation or other special exhibits may be included.
Required Form: Knight of the Year (Fillable)
Family of the Year
The “Family of the Year” is usually chosen from those families named “Family of the Month” in the preceding twelve months. councils participating in the “Family of the Month” program should also select a “Family of the Year.” When selecting your council’s “Family of the Year,” follow guidelines similar to those used by the committee in choosing each “Family of the Month.” Usually the “Family of the Year” is chosen from those families named “Family of the Month” in the preceding twelve months. Your judging committee should consider whether each family has continued to exemplify the traits of a solid Knights of Columbus family. Determine which council family stands above the rest in promotion of the principles of our Church and our Order. Which family can best be called the “model” family for all in the council to follow? In every aspect of service to the Church, community and council, as well as to each other, which family most deserves the title, “Family of the Year”? Selection of a “Family of the Year” and submission is a requirement for the State Deputy Award; follow the guidelines on the state submission form by providing as much detail as possible that will support a strong nomination for recognition as the Virginia State Family of the Year. Additional paper may be used if space allocated is not sufficient. Photographs, news clippings, letters of commendation or other special exhibits may be included
Required form: Family of the Year (Non-fillable)