Florida State Council

Knights of Columbus

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Welcome to the Pink Button!

Here you can see pictures from Knight’s activities going on all around the state! There will also be a calendar of events so you can make plans to attend those that you find interesting! It is amazing how much our Florida Knights do for their communities and the state. Seeing them in action always reinforces my pride in Donnie’s involvement.

The flyers for the Organization Meetings and Convention will be shown here once again. There are some changes to our December Organization meetings that I hope you will enjoy!

I would also like to begin a prayer chain for our family and friends across the state. Please email any one’s names to me at meme60@centurylink.net.

Finally, our current executive board members are:

Deb Goolesby Husband: State Deputy Don Goolesby

Christine Kahrer Husband: State Secretary Donald Kahrer

Mary O’Connor Husband: State Treasure Scott O’Connor

Judy Lopez Husband: State Advocate Raphael Lopez

Lucy Urrutia Husband: State Warden Robert Urritia

Terri Koppie Husband: Immediate Past State Deputy Paul Koppie

Melodee Hughes Husband: Membership Director Rick Hughes

Gail Vettorel Husband: KC Charities Director Don Vettorel

Jennie Read Husband: Master of the 4th Degree Robert Read

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at meme60@centurylink.net.


November Events

Nov. 7th State Soccer Challenge

Nov. 28th Exemplification of 4th Degree (Orlando ) Honoree: Robert Urritia

Nov. 29th First Sunday of Advent

December Events:

December 8th Immaculate Conception

December 11th-13th Mid-year Meeting (Embassy Suites, Kissimmee)

December 25th Christmas Day

Did You Know?

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,100 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.