Recent Communication from the Grand Knight
There are two important issues that I want very much to bring to your attention that are not contained in the newsletter. The first is my sincere and earnest request to all of you to prayerfully consider getting more involved in the Council. I understand that that we live in a very busy Metropolitan area, with many demands and pressures on our lives that leave us with little to no free time. Please take the time to pray and evaluate whether or not you can make some time to volunteer or attend an event. If you have already committed yourself to an event, then please contemplate if you can commit yourself to two events in the year. Identify an event that you think you would enjoy or interests you. Consider bringing your spouse or children to an event to spend more time with them putting your faith in action. A Council is only as strong as the commitment and support made by its members. We need you!
The second issue is elections for officer positions for the next Fraternal Year (2023-2024). We are beyond the midway point of the current Fraternal Year, and I have formed a Nominating Committee to begin interviewing all Brother Knights who are interested in running for elected officer positions. Again, please prayerfully consider running for a position. The Council is blessed with so many wonderful Brother Knights who are smart, experienced, knowledgeable, talented, and gifted among many other attributes. The truth and reality is that the next Grand Knight of Council 8600 is among us now. Please contact the Nominating Committee Chairperson PGK Steve Bucher at dd14@VAKofC.org to arrange an appointment. Thank you very much.
Gordon Goetz, Grand Knight – Council 8600
Special Olympics - Polar Plunge
Special Olympics is scheduled for February 4th, 2023, in Virginia Beach. To date, our Team consists only of PGK/DD Steve Bucher, who has signed up and has begun collecting donations. Check out Knights of Columbus 8600's team fundraising page for Special Olympics Virginia specialolympicsva.org)
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