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Blood Drive Results

FYI - -   Thanks to Tom Witt and all the Knights who volunteered to make today a success!


Well done, gentleman - thanks.  Here are the numbers.

46 people signed up

8 no-shows

2 failed the iron test

so, 36 people gave blood.

According to the Red Cross, 31 made regular donations and 5 donated as doubles.  That gives them 41 pints well above their goal of 35.  


Tom Witt




My brother Knights,


What a great picture of the Pro-Life Utah mobile clinic.  And now it has an ultrasound machine!  Wahoo!  So many thanks to all of you.  Today the staff is being trained on the ultrasound and other areas by Connie Ambrecht from the Sparrow Solutions group that provides Ultrasound and all sorts of training for Pregnancy Centers. 


Upcoming events:

On Tuesday May 11, at 10am - Mary Taylor from Pro-Life Utah is holding a Press Conference in front of Planned Parenthood Metro at 160 South 1000 East.  Everyone is invited.


On Tuesday May 11, at 1pm, Bishop Oscar will bless the van and ultrasound machine at the Cathedral.  It will be somewhere at the Cathedral but probably behind office building in the grotto next the Cathedral. Everyone is invited.


On Wednesday, May 12, the Van will again be parked in front of planned parenthood for its first day of operation!   Certainly worthy of a prayer outside the facility.


When the 40 days For Life motor home was here several years ago, a bunch of us parked our cars in front of PP and when the Motor home arrived, we all moved the cars and the Motor home parked directly in front of PP.  Our State Chaplain Fr Erik gave a rousing opening and prayer. 


Deacon Greg Werking sent me a text message that he is attending the ultrasound Training today and Pro-Life Utah is asking for a person that would be responsible for on-going maintenance of the new mobile clinic. Checking oil, gas, tires, routine maintenance.  Mark Dylla and the councils in District 10 have volunteered to take the first year.  Thank you District 10!


Thank you and God Bless!

John Wainscott, 

PSD, State Council Advisor

* Utah Knights Convention

2021 Convention Summary


State Officers for 2021-2022:
State Deputy: Nick Nielson
State Secretary: Bill Kelly
State Treasurer: Ryan Graveley
State Advocate: Frank Carmona
State Warden: Alex Tarazon
Immediate Past State Deputy: Greg Keller (automatic)
State Chaplain Rev Erik J Richtsteig (appointed)


Supreme Convention Delegate Alternates:
Alternates to State Deputy: Chuck Dover Jr, PSD
Alternate to Immediate Past State Deputy: Bill Kelly


Approved Reports:
State Convention Reports (Officers, District Deputies, Program Chairmen, etc.)
Minutes Committee Report (2020 Minutes were approved, no changes)
Budget Committee Report (Budget was accepted, no changes)
Resolutions Committee Report (all 9 resolutions were accepted as distributed)


Scholarship Winners:
$1000 winner: Elisabeth Marie Penderghast; Juan Diego Catholic High School; Saint Teresa of Calcutta Council 12181.*
$1000 winner: Jadelyn Flores; Seton Home Study School, St. Anthony Council 2611, Helper**



To Be A Patriot Award: Flag Retirement Ceremony; Rev. Msgr. Robert C. Pollock Assembly 3586; Faithful Navigator Joseph R. Bouley.

Faith Award: St. James the Just Faith Formation”; St. James Council 9849; Ogden; Grand Knight: Michael A Sweetland.

Family Award: Gifts of the Magi Angel Tree”; St. Rose of Lima Council 6010; Layton; Grand Knight: Dennis A Martinez.

Community Award: “St. Francis Xavier School Support”; Bishop Hunt Council 5214; Kearns; Grand Knight: George H Jockisch.
Life Award: Ultrasound Initiative”; St. James Council 9849; Ogden; Grand Knight: Michael A Sweetland.

Chaplain of the Year: Father John S. Evans; St. Thomas More Council 11479; Saint Thomas More Parish; Cottonwood Heights.

Family of the Year: Rafael & Laura Castillo Family; Bishop Hunt Council 5214; Saint Francis Xavier Parish; Kearns.
Knight of the Year: Sir Knight John R Valdez; St. James Council 9849; Saint James the Just Parish; Ogden.



* “Dan Higgins, PSD Memorial Scholarship” provided by the Council 602 Columbian Society.
** Utah Knights of Columbus Endowment Scholarship.