Florida State Council

Knights of Columbus

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Welcome to the Pink Button!

113th Annual Knights of Columbus Convention

Ladies' Activities

Friday, May 26th Arrive at Caribe Royale

Convention Registration: Be sure when your husband registers that you get your badge and lanyard. Your badge is color coded with the events that your husband has paid for you to attend- Friday Evening Dance, Saturday Ladies Luncheon, Saturday Evening Banquet, Sunday Morning Breakfast. If you paid for any of these activities and the badge does not show the activity now is the time to fix the problem. Unfortunately, we are unable to handle any serious issues at the beginning of any event.

Please, also be sure to keep your badge with you. Once husbands are in their meetings it is difficult to get to them.

Although I may only be able to sympathize, please feel free to call my cell - 850-768-0686 and I will do my best to try and find a solution. Our goal is to make this a fun and relaxing time for you so please don't hesitate to call me or leave a message with one of the other state officers wives, Christine Kahrer, Mary O'Connor, Judy Lopez, Lucille Urrutia, or Teresa Koppie.

If you have food allergies or a special diet please be sure you or your husband have indicated that on your registration. If for some reason you receive the wrong food please tell the server at your table.

10:00 - 11:00 Opening Mass Grand Sierra E,F,G,H,&I

12:00 Opening Ceremonies State of the State Address

11:30am - 8:00pm Adoration Chapel Bonaire 4

1:30pm-5:00pm The Ladies Gathering Room Bonaire 6 & 7

This is a good place to make new friends and catch up with old ones.

Raffles and 50/50 tickets sold here. Moneys donated will be given to the Food for Families Fund. (Tickets are: 1 for $1, 6 for $5, and 15 for $10.)

If you are not attending the ladies luncheon please put your cell number or room number on the back of your tickets and we will contact you if yours is the winning ticket.

8:00pm - 10:00pm Dance the night away with Mr. P's DJ Service. Grand Sierra A, B, & C p>

Get a good night's rest Saturday is a busy day!


9:00am - 7:00pm Adoration Chapel Bonaire 4

9:00am - 12:00pm Ladies Gathering Room is open. Bonaire 6 & 7

12:30pm - 3:00pm Ladies Luncheon Grand Sierra A, B, and C.

The theme for this year's luncheon is Alice in Wonderland.

You are welcome to dress as one of the characters or as your own lovely self.

Raffles and 50/50 tickets will be drawn at the end of the luncheon.

You need not be present to win.

6:15pm - 7:00pm Social Hour Grand Sierra Foyer N & S

7:00pm - 11:00pm Banquet doors open. Grand Sierra A, B, C, & D

Once again, if there is a dietary or food allergy issue with your food let your server know.

If you haven't been to a convention before attire is business suit or tux for husbands and formal evening attire (long or short) for ladies.

Donnie and I hope you have a lovely evening.


7:30am - 8:30am Mass Grand Sierra E, F,G,H & I

8:30am - 10:00am State Breakfast & Awards Grand Sierra A, B, C, & D

9:00am - :00pm Adoration Chapel Bonaire 4

10:30am - 1:00pm Closing General Session

Donnie and I thank you for all your help during the course of the fraternal year. We hope that you have enjoyed the convention and wish you a safe journey home.
Deb Goolesby

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

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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.


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.