The Family of Man Council #7566 Officers for Fraternal year 2017 – 2018 were officially installed during a ceremony on July 18th. Our Worthy DD, SK Phil Bayer, officiated at the Installation which also saw our PGK and Year-2 Trustee SK Bill McInerney made District 17 Warden. Approximately 80 brothers and spouses attended the Installation that included the State Deputy, Stephen Kehoe, as our honored guest.
On June 24th, 2107, Brother Loren Biegler from the Family of Man Council received his Knighthood in the Order at a Third Degree Exemplification at all Saints Parish in Manassas, Virginia. During this ceremony, 63 Knights from several Councils in the Northern Virginia area received the Knighthood Degree. This Degree represents the principle of Fraternity wherein the good works of individual Knights demonstrates how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy. All the State Officers and local district Deputies observed the Ceremony.
The Scholarship Committee of the Family of Man Council is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Scholarships. Out of the thirteen applications that were submitted to the Committee for review and consideration, three students were selected to each receive $1,000 scholarships. On behalf of the Family of Man Council and the Scholarship Committee, we would like to congratulate the students listed below for their significant achievements and contributions to their school, St. John Neumann Parish and our community.
On June 13th, three Brothers of the Family of Man Council # 7566 advance to the Second Degree of the Order. Brothers Robert Abbott, Loren Biegler, and Louis Wise, sponsored by Deputy Grand Knight SK Bob Balog and Chancellor and Membership Chairman Mike Poland, participated in an Exemplification Ceremony at All Saint Parish in Manassas, VA. We congratulate these Brothers on their advancement as Knights of Columbus and humbly encourage them to continue to grow to full Knighthood in the Third Degree. Vivat Jesus!
The Knights of Columbus will host the final Charity Fundraising Breakfast of the 2016-2017 schedule on Sunday, June 4 between the 7:30 and 11:30 AM Masses in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium at St John Neumann Parish. The beneficiary for this event, Montaña de Luz, is a faith-based organization creating a loving home for children in Honduras who are affected by HIV/AIDS. The children cared for range in age from preschool to young adulthood. Children with HIV have special dietary, medical, educational and psychological needs.