Our state convention was a great success in Ft. Wayne. Thank you for your participation and support. I want to congratulate Brandon Busch, sponsored by council #17446 in Fort Wayne, IN, for being named the international winner in the 9th-grade category for the Essay Contest by Supreme. His essay is posted on our state website... HERE. Brandon is a grandson of district deputy Mike Follis, congratulations!
Our State convention in April recognized many worthy activities over the last year by our brother knights; The "state faith activity of the year " was a spiritual reflection on the life of Fr. Emil Kapaun. The study group met 24 times. Councils #13968 and #5294 from Lebanon participated in the study group.
The" State Vocations Award" went to council #14673 of Evansville. The brother knights worked 446 hrs. converting an attic space at "the House of Discernment" into living quarters for seminarians and other discerners.
"Catholic Layperson of the year", was awarded to Don Wyss a 4th degree of council #13142. He is 42 years old, a graduate of Purdue and a charter member of his council. He is founder and chair of his council's annual golf outing for the last 18 years. The outing has raised approximately $150,000 supporting Right to Life, food pantries, seminarians, special Olympics, prison ministries, Catholic Education and most recently a new ultrasound machine for the women's center. Don has been very active participating in tootsie roll drives, free throw contests, march for life and a cantor for his parish. Don started and continues to lead the "Parish Bonfire campout" on the parish grounds sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Over 100 participants cooking S'mores, hot dogs over an open fire concluding with hayrides and a movie. Don is a selfless individual who embodies Christ's teaching to "Go and spread the good news in word and deed."
These awards are a sample of all the good works that are done by our brother Knights throughout Indiana, changing lives and saving lives. May God continue to bless the Knights of Columbus!
Jesus Lives Through Us,