Signup for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond 7/28

Subject: Signup for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

At the Diamond 2016

This year the Councils are invited to carry flags with the Fourth Degree. The attire has changed this year to dark slacks, white short sleeved pullover shirt and black shoes. Muster time is 4:30 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 28. Our goal is to have all 60 Flags (Honor America Corp) represented at the event.

Anyone carrying flags will receive 2 tickets to the game pitting our Flying Squirrels against the Reading Fightin Phils.

A separate call out for Color Guard members will be made.

Sign up for Flag Carrying at:


The Order’s new Online Membership

click the logo to view a short video about online membership

The Order’s new Online Membership initiative is live throughout the United States and Canada!

Now you can invite eligible Catholic men to take their first step toward committed, lifelong and council-based membership in the Order by signing up online. And, any member who recruits 5 members between now and Sept. 30 will receive a $50 gift card for KnightsGear, along with free shipping!

How does online membership work? What does it mean for degrees? Who can sign up?

Watch this brief video that explains what the program is and how it can be used as a powerful tool to help your council recruit.

Visit our For Members page for even more information.

We are uniquely positioned to help other men lead with faith, protect their families, serve others and defend their values. It’s now even easier to invite them to become Knights of Columbus so that they too can enjoy the same life-changing benefits and experiences that we have.

Not sure how to invite men to join? Personal invitations always work best. Talk to them. Text them. Email them. You can use the sample email below as a guide.

So, what do you say? How many men will you invite to join today?


To be eligible for the $50 gift card, the recruiting member must be listed as the proposer on either the Form 100 or the Online Membership application. 

Online Membership is meant for new members only. Current members of the Knights of Columbus should not sign up as online members. Signing up online will cause you to be transferred out of your council. You cannot hold dual memberships.


Knighthood (Third) Degree Exemplification on Saturday, August 25th at Mt. Vernon Council

Brother Knights:

District 13 will host a Knighthood (Third) Degree Exemplification on Saturday, August 25th  at Mt. Vernon Council #5998, 8592 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309.  Parking is available behind the building.  There are two entrance doors located at the rear of the building and will be clearly labeled as to who should enter through each. Attire for all (Candidates and Observers) is jacket and tie.

The Conferring Officer will be PGK Dennis Makurat and the Presenter of the Fraternal Charge will be PGK Kelly Niernberger. Breakfast for state officers and the degree team will be offered at 9:00 a.m..  The ceremony will start promptly at 11:00 and a meal will be provided at approximately 1:00.


  1. Please ensure your eligible Second Degree members are aware of this opportunity for full Knighthood. An email notification and follow-up phone call to them are both important.
  2. RSVP — PLEASE reply directly to me, at: or or by cell phone at 703-216-5980, no later than Wednesday, August 22, 2018 with the following information:

**Council #

**Number of Candidates

**Number of Observers

PLEASE RSVP TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE — your count will be critical in facilitating the planning for the event and to insure we have enough meals prepared for after the exemplification.

  1. Grand Knights or sponsors should have a Knighthood (Third) Degree Membership Medallion for each candidate participating from your Council at the sign-in.  Please review the Knights of Columbus Virginia State Council Ceremonials Handbook starting on page 8 for Grand Knight Responsibilities.


The Conferring Officer usually requests four DDs to perform the Knighting.  If you can assist with this high privilege, please contact me.


Please arrive with your Second Degree membership card no earlier than 10:15 a.m. and NLT 10:40 a.m..  It is important that you arrive during this time period. Attire is jacket and tie. The Host Council will have name tags for numbers assigned for candidates upon arrival.  It is highly recommended that the candidate be accompanied by a sponsor!

Please let me know if you have any questions or any special requests that would help make your time with us more pleasant and enjoyable. Your Brothers of District 13 look forward to seeing you!

Fraternally,   David Lewis, District Deputy #13

(703) 216-5980

St. Bridget Catholic Church Blood Drive 8/12

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Sunday, Aug. 12  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Donations received in the Parish Center Meeting Room


Please consider giving the gift of life by donating blood: There will be special T-shirts and a chance to win a Weekend Getaway for participants!  There is no substitute for human blood and Virginia Blood Services needs your help in maintaining the blood supply through the summer.

St. Bridget Blood Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is Sunday, August 12th from 8:30-12:30 in the Parish Center Meeting Room. 

You can sign up online at or after Masses in the Commons beginning 8/1/18. 

Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will also be welcomed.   

Contact John VanderSyde with any questions – (804) 683-9181 or at

Volunteers needed for this weekend’s State Organizational Meeting

Brothers of Council 5476,

Please see the below regarding the immediate need for volunteers at this weekend’s State Organizational Meeting at St. Michael’s.
You can sign-up to volunteer here:

Please note that District Deputy Clint Corry is also looking for volunteers to assist with the Hospitality Suite (located at the Holiday Inn Express on Mayland Drive) on Saturday.  Specifics are in Clint’s e-mail below.  Please let me know asap if you’re available and interested in helping with the Hospitality Suite.

Thank you for your support of this important effort.

Fraternally, Bart Leahey


Subject: FW: State Org Meeting at St. Mikes, Help Desperately Needed


As you know, the STATE will be here this weekend.  We are the host district!   GKs please send out another request for manpower to your Council members ASAP for Larry!

In addition, we have not had any volunteers sign up to man the Hospitality Suite at the Holiday Inn Express on Mayland Drive on Saturday.  We need assistance from 2-5 pm. and from 6-11 p.m. or we will not be able to open the Hospitality Suite.  Please help find volunteers for the Suite also and call me with the names of these volunteers.  I realize that this is a holiday weekend but this has to be done!  Thanks.


Clint Corry, DD9

804 386-6203

If anyone calls this number and cannot reach me, please leave a message.

Saint Francis Home fundraiser on September 30

The Saint Francis Home fundraiser is the14th Annual Blue Grass and Blue Crab Festival, and will be held Sunday, September 30 at Tredegar Iron Works, 4:00 to 8:00 pm. We need guests, volunteers, and sponsors.   The web site for the event is:







We need over 60 volunteers on that day, including check-in leaders and assistants, beer and wine pourers, food servers, and auction assistants. The positions can be filled at:




Bruce Slough, Executive Director
Saint Francis Home, 65 W. Clopton Street
Richmond, VA 23225