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2019-2020 Awards Winners
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2019-2020 Awards Winners

These Award Winners for the 2019-2020 Fraternal Year were announced during the State Organizational Meeting held July 11. Congratulations to all the winners. Faith Programs State Deputy Award Runner-upGadsden Council 3568Grand Knight Jim Ford State Deputy AwardSt. Joseph the Worker, Gardendale, Council 10354Grand Knight Ken Friedrich Supreme Award"2nd Annual Spiritual Reflection Retreat"Tuscaloosa Council 4083Grand Knight John Pomerleau Tuscaloosa Council 4083's 2nd Annual Spiritual Reflection Retreat Community Programs State Deputy Award Runner-upPrince of Peace, Hoover, Council 11537Grand Knight Jeffrey Allen State Deputy AwardGadsden Council 3568Grand Knight Jim Ford Supreme Award"2020 Awards Banquet"Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Council 4888Grand Knight Ni...
LST-325 in Port Decatur
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LST-325 in Port Decatur

The LST-325, the only operational Landing Ship, Tank (LST) in WWII configuration afloat in US waters, is in Port Decatur now through the evening of Tuesday, September 3, 2019.   Sir Knight Steve Gentz, Past Grand Knight of Council 11672 and member of the Fourth Degree, serves as a volunteer crewman on this vessel and spends part of each year sailing it to different areas in the country for the public to tour and see a piece of history.  This ship is entirely volunteer supported with all income coming from visitors touring the ship during the annual cruise and at its home port in Evansville, IN.  The primary mission of the USS LST Ship Memorial is to educate its visitors to the role of the LST in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  It is th...
Lee County Tornado Relief Effort Update
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Lee County Tornado Relief Effort Update

Brother Rob Wilburn, District Deputy #19 has really stepped up and taken the lead in organizing and communicating with those affected by the Lee County Tornado and provided the following information. Physical Needs Three distribution points are also churches.  They are Providence Baptist Church2807 Lee County Rd 166Opelika, AL 36804 POC Tanya Knight (334) 748 - 8555 Greater Peace Baptist Church 650  Jeter AvenueOpelika, AL 36801No specific POC(334) 745 - 9847 They need the following: broomsmopsrakesshovelsratchet strapslarge Rubbermaid totesgift cards $25 - $50bungee cords (Providence Baptist Church specific)first aid kits, non-medical (Providence Baptist Church specific)packaged underwear especially women's plus size (Greater Peace Baptist Church ...
Council 12150 responds after tornado in Wetumpka
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Council 12150 responds after tornado in Wetumpka

On January 19th, an EF2 tornado hit the city of Wetumpka. The Church of the Holy Spirit Council 12150 immediately started coordinating with local and county Emergency Medical Services as to what needs they could provide for this disaster. The EMS determined there was a need to have onsite feeding of first responders. Brother Knights from Council 12150 responded within hours. During the time onsite, the team fed 90 first responders. The team consisted of Mark Bruton, Perry Burden, Michael Mest and Shane McKenny.  State Deputy commended the men and the council saying, “These men embody our dedication to charity.  We Knights of Columbus always stand ready to help wherever, whenever we are able.  It is an honor to serve those who serve others in our community.”
Hurricane Michael; Our Help is Needed
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Hurricane Michael; Our Help is Needed

There is great need in NW Florida for aid and assistance.  We have been asked by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee to assist in a specific way by providing manpower to help receive and redistribute goods that are being trucked to the area.  Currently, the volunteers on-hand cannot keep up with the massive demand, and so aid is being delayed.  If you can help, or to learn more about what is being requested of us, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4da5aa28a7fd0-hurricane Information such as Locations, Dates, Times and Specific Needs can all be found by visiting the link above!
Faith In Action Program Model
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Faith In Action Program Model

On April 6, 2018, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced the introduction of the Faith in Action program model. Although Surge…with Service has served us well through the years, this replacement model is being implemented in order to simplify our program structure and better align programs under main priority areas. Overall Faith in Action Model: Q: What is Faith in Action? A: Faith in Action will be the new umbrella for all Supreme Council-recommended programs, replacing Surge…with Service. Q: Why the need for the change? A: Surge...with Service has provided a strong foundation for Knights of Columbus programming over the nearly five decades of its life cycle. During that time we have added and removed various programs. While our mission remains unchanged, it has evolved to meet a changi...