Regional Training 18 Mar 2019

Brother Ryan DeHaan has been hired by Supreme to be our Regional Training Director. We are very fortunate to have him from our jurisdiction. He covers all of Western Canada.

This is important and he will cover the following topics:

  • New Faith In Action program
  • New Delta Membership program (ALL NEW MATERIAL & PROCEDURE with ADDITIONAL TOOLS)
  • How to finish strong and become a successful Council

All the material covered will be new. I encourage you to bring at the minimum you the GK, DGK, Program Director and Membership Director but the more people attend from your council, the better chance your council will be successful.

Date/Time: March 18, 7:00pm (Monday)
Location: St. Joseph’s Parish (District #3)
Address: 1612 East 18th Avenue, Vancouver

Date/Time: March 19, 7:30pm (Tuesday)
Location: Holy Cross Parish (District #4)
Address: 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby

Date/Time: March 21, 7:00pm (Thursday)
Location: St. Mary’s Parish at the Council Chambers
Address: 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack, BC

State Service Program Award – due April 15th, 2019

It’s that time again to submit your submissions for the State Service Program Award.  With the new Faith in Action Program, the number of categories has reduced to Faith, Family, Community and Life.  I ask that you only submit activity that is truly unique and special.  Please make sure you provide pictures as they enhance the submission.  Attached please find 3 examples of previous submissions that have won State Awards.  The Divine Mercy project won a Supreme award.  For the Supreme award, the GK & his spouse will be invited as a guest to the Supreme Convention in Minneapolis (all expense paid) to receive the award.
The deadline for submission is April 15. I ask that you email a pdf version to me and mail/courier a hard copy to my address:
Herb Yang, State Warden
2809 Mara Drive
Coquitlam, BC
V3C 5T9
Also attached, please find a copy of the Entry Form.  Please call or email if you have any questions.

Family in Need: Baby Rosalie …

The Galitsky family are some of the most kind-hearted people I know. Devon and Vitaly recently welcomed their second pre-term daughter into the world on February 9th. At 31 weeks, baby Rosalie weighs just 3lbs and is looking at up to two months in the NICU in Surrey. While a proven fighter, she remains in an incubator on an IV and can only be held by her mother and father for short periods of time. Because they live in Chilliwack, Devon has been working every day to ensure she can stay close to her daughter, either sleeping on a couch at the hospital or Ronald McDonald house when they have room. Vitaly works full time near their home in Chilliwack and is also caring for their 3 year old daughter while Devon and Rosalie are away from home.

As you can imagine it has been a hard journey on all of them, but they are endlessly thankful for the prayers, love and warm thoughts from family and friends. At this time, they could really use some financial assistance to help cover the costs to allow Devon to be near her young baby, and for Vitaly to be able to take some time to care for his family – he is already driving to and from Surrey almost every night to be with them. I am writing this on their behalf because I know they are so entirely deserving of every effort we can all make to support them during this time. I appreciate your consideration and ask, above all else, for your prayers for this beautiful family and the gift of little Rosalie.

This is an opportunity to assist this young family at their difficult time in need. Any questions, please forward them directly to Brother Dan O’Hara, PSDat

Silver Rose Program, a Faith In Action Life Category Program, schedule …

The Silver Rose Program is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Councils are invited to partake on this event. Credit for awards may be gained by completing Form #10784 and submitting to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission. (please refer to below link,for detailed information)

As we are in the process of scheduling Districts participation, kindly please send me an email, if you wish your district to be included, at your earliest possible time or by March 1, 2019 AT THE LATEST.

Send your responses indicating  District Number and Council Numbers in your District that are participating, to Edgar Ursua, State Life Director.