The Blood Drive Is Coming! The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council’s quarterly Red Cross Blood Drive takes place Saturday, June 9 from 8:00am to 12:30pm in Rooms A2 and A3. You may register online at www.redcrossblood.org by using the sponsor code STJOHNNEUMANNVA. You can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 to register or get answers to eligibility questions. Please call John Moran of the Knights at 202-586-8803 if you need help with the process.
Last Sunday, The Family of Man Council hosted a Knights Benefits Party primarily for the Hispanic members of our Parish. Our DGK Chris Gallagher explained the good works that the Knights do for the Church and the Community while Brother Andrew Eberly provided the translation into Spanish. Brother Leo Duran followed up with a game that emphasized the uncertainties of life and the need for both Faith and financial planning. Food and beverages were served and prizes given out during the Party.
On Saturday, May 12th, three Brothers from the Family of Man Council travelled to Charles City, VA to participate in the 100-mile VCU CAP2CAP (Richmond to Williamsburg) Virginia Capitol Trail Bike Ride. DGK Chris Gallagher and PGKs Ed Walsh and John Claman travelled through Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields and across farmland that remains largely unchanged since our country’s colonial days.
The Family of Man Council donated three trays of food (Gumbo and baked Ziti) to the Lamb Center in Fairfax City on May 11th. The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in for the poor and the poor in spirit. Services provided to guests include: hot meals (over 40,000 meals are served each year), showers, laundry, haircuts, transportation help, ID and document recovery, phone & computer usage, dental & optical referrals, Social Security assistance, tax preparation assistance, medical & mental health specialists, and daily AA Meetings.
The Virginia Knights of Columbus State Convention on May 4 - 5 was held in Roanoke this year. The Family of Man Council was represented by two Delegates: Our Worthy Deputy Grand Knight, Sir Knight Chris Gallagher, and Our Worthy Past Grand Knight, Sir Knight Bill McInerney. Brother Bill was also there as the District Warden for District 17.