Council 5561 - Warrenton, VA

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF COUNCIL 5561

YEAR:50+ YEARS OF ACTIVITIES:

1964

First Organizational meeting of the Council (29 members)

1964Sponsored a Columbus Day dance

1964

Sponsored & Coached a Junior High School football team

1964

Certificate of Honor - Membership Role

1965

Received the Star Council Award

1965

Certificate of Honor - Membership Role

1966

Started the food baskets delivery at Christmas

1967

Received the Star Council Award

1970

Received the Star Council Award

1970

Outstanding Council District 5

1971

First charity auction

1971

Columbian award

1972

Sponsored Bingo fund raiser

1972

Columbian award

1974

Columbian award

1976

Columbian award

1977

Columbian award

1980

Started the shoes for needy families ( over $10,000)

1980

Started Food basket outside of Church (over $10,000) worth of food given to Fauquier County Community Action Center)

1983

Ladies Auxiliary started

1983

Supported paying for coal, cooking gas, electricity, wood, purchase of used car and treatment for bee stings

1983

Newsletter - The Knight Lite started with design by PGK Hankinson

1987

Started Movie night for St John's families in Church Hall

1988

Started Council Bowling League

1991

Started Thanksgiving Food Baskets

1991Held Christmas party and Easter Egg Hunt for families 

1992

Sponsored Altar Boy Picnic and Baseball Card show

1992

Sponsored Memorial Mass and brunch for deceased brothers widows

1994

Revitalized the Council First Degree Team

1994

Received the Star Council Award

1995

Received the Star Council Award

1996

Received the Star Council Award

1997

Received the Star Council Award

1998

Received the Star Council Award

1998

Ladies Auxiliary won the Virginia State Scrap Book Award

1998

Columbians started Friday night bingo

1999

Ladies Auxiliary won the Virginia State Scrap Book Award

2000

First annual Golf Tournament

2000

Sponsored Free Throw Championship

2000

Received the Star Council Award

2001

Received Star council & Columbian Squires d'Elite Award

2002

Received the Star Council Award

2005

Ladies Auxiliary won the Virginia State Scrap Book Award

2006

Certified first degree team

2009

CIVIC Award

2010State "Council Service Award" for our Ragan Memorial Pavilion Project

2011

Received the Star Council Award

2012

State "Church Service Award" for our Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort.  National Honorable Mention

2013

Ladies Auxiliary received the Award of Merit  for exceptional service to Fourth Degree

2014

Dedication of the Thomas A. Walbroehl Council Chamber


COUNCIL #5561
Grand Knight - SK JR Gearhart
Chaplain - SK Fr. James Gould
Deputy GK - SK Ed Cook, PFN/PGK
FS - SK Steve L'Etoile, PFN/PGK
P.O. Box 3171
Warrenton, VA 20188

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