#12633 is the recipient of 3 Knights of Columbus - Tennessee State Awards:
I am delighted to report that our Council is the recipient of 3 Knights of Columbus - Tennessee State Awards:
- State Bishop's Award - This is the most prestigious award our State Council presents. This award is given in honor of our three Bishops - Bishop Talley, Bishop Spalding, and Bishop Stika. The award is based on achieving special requirements of the State Deputy Award as well as the requirements in the areas of Faith, Life, Community, and Family, the cornerstones of the Faith in Action program as identified in the Bishop’s Award Application.
- State Chaplain's Award - This award recognizes the attention and support on issues that are close to the heart of our State Chaplain Msgr. Buchignani and his staff. The goal is to strengthen your parish, to develop your members’ and their families’ faith, and to provide support for the clergy and the religious life. Documented evidence of quarterly meetings with your council chaplain or pastor is also required.
- State Deputy Award - The State Deputy Award recognizes the attention to administrative detail required by Supreme. This is for timely submission of the Report of Council Officers, The Service Program Personnel Report, both Semi-Annual Audits, the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity, the IRS 990 filing, and the Columbian Award application as well as attendance at the State Kick-Off, District, Mid-Year & Convention.
These honored awards were made possible by all the good work we do for our priests, parish and greater community. I thank you one and all for everything you do in support of our Council. And a special thanks to Chancellor Tom May for completing all the paperwork required to qualify for the awards.
Be well and be safe.
Joe Filosi, Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Council 12633, Lenoir City, TN
Serving St. Thomas the Apostle Parish