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Captain Mark Fish Club Ho Ho Ho Christmas Party
posted November 21, 2014

December 6th, 2014 in the Old Council Home at 6:00pm. Hope to see you there. Bring a side dish or dessert. Fish Club dues are due.

— Captain Mark
Tom Thanksgiving Day Dinners for the Needy
posted November 8, 2014

The KofC EDW Council Thanksgiving Dinner is almost upon us. Over the last 28 years we have served more than 22,000 meals to the poor, needy, elderly and home-bound. Please help us keep it going

How You Can Help: Visit our Thanksgiving page to learn more about this event including how to donate a cooked turkey or your time, as well as vidoes from past years.
Keep Christ in Christmas New Year's Eve Gala
posted November 20, 2014

This will be EDW’s 55th New Year’s Eve Gala. We’ve had a large, enthusiastic, fun-loving crowd of 200-225 in recent years. For more about this event, visit the New Year's Eve Gala page.

Tickets are available in the Columbus Club office. Or, NEW THIS YEAR, buy your tickets online!

Reservations deadline: Monday, December 23rd.
Knight of the Month: November 2014
posted November 20, 2014

One of the great things about our council and its large size is that we have many brothers in nearly every line of work. We have such a wide variety of charitable endeavors and need to tap into the wealth of professional diversity of our membership to get things done and make every penny we bring in count. Several years ago we decided to explore new banking arrangements; we were at a large bank with no connections to EDW that had zero interest in knowing what we do and in helping us to fulfill our mission. That’s when we got in touch with member John Brough who just happened to be CEO of Chain Bridge Bank in McLean. Nothing had to be explained, no sales pitch to be made to get favorable terms, etc. John stepped up immediately and took good care of our [his!] money. John is a 17 year member of EDW, a frequent volunteer at many events, a member of the board of governors for, and an alumnus of, Bishop O’Connell High School and a former member of the Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools strategic planning committee. We are grateful for members like John who step up to the plate so we can help as many people as we can every year.

In thanks for his constant volunteerism we will be making a donation to St. Agnes parish in his honor.
Keep Christ in Christmas EDW's Annual Christmas Party
posted November 8, 2014

Grand Knight John White and the EDW Council cordially invites you to our Annual Christmas Party Thursday December 18th at 7:30 in the Main Ballroom. All members and their spouses are invited.

Door prizes; 50-50 raffle; Drawings; hot buffet; open bar.

This is an annual gift of appreciation to all our brothers and their wives who have donated their time and finances throughout the year to allow our Knights of Columbus council to fulfill our mission. As such, of course, there is NO CHARGE for this evening. We do kindly ask, however, for you to bring a canned or other nonperishable food item or a cash donation that EDW can donate to AFAC – Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Thank you for all you've done this year for our Church, our parishes, Arlington, the Knights of Columbus and EDW!!
EDW: An award winning council!
posted October 29, 2014

Crabtastic At the October Virginia State Council meeting EDW walked away with three awards for our 2013-2014 fraternal year recruitment efforts. Every member who brought in a friend, a neighbor or a relative as a new member: thank you! Special thanks go to last year's grand knight Steve McTeague and membership chairman Greg Strizek.

The top prize; the Contest of Championsis awarded each year to the council with the largest net gain of new members. We won with a net gain of 75 new members.

The next award was for more than doubling our Supreme-issued quota of 35 new members for the year. Steve, Greg and those who sponsored a new member helped us to receive the Double Star Award. Two councils in the state won Triple Star status, and one council, Salem, for the first time in the history of the Order incredibly earned Quadruple Star status. We now have a new goal to reach: quadruple status!

Finally, within the Arlington diocese we won Supreme's Race to the Finishcontest with those 75 new members.

Because of all the hard work from you we continue to grow every year and remain the second largest council in the Order. We want, with your help, to grow EDW to 2,092 members this year. We need each brother to simply ask a friend, a neighbor, a relative to join our great council. With the rewarding volunteerism we do and the great fun we have it really doesn't take much of a sales pitch to convince them to get onboard!

It's been said that some new members, when asked, "How come you never joined us earlier?" answer with "I was never asked!" It's time for each of us to ask a fellow Catholic.
Family and Knight of the Month: October 2014
posted September 18, 2014

As such a large council we have many groups or clubs within EDW. One of the most important is our retiree group, our Family of the Month. These brothers and their families have decades of experience leading and volunteering at EDW and in the diocese but have earned the right to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor. They meet every Wednesday in the mansion starting at 11am for lunch, a drink and conversation. Every third Wednesday they dare to invite their wives to join them. The lunch is very inexpensive and is subsidized by the Columbus Club out of respect for all that they’ve done for us over the past decades.

If you are retired from the workforce and would like an opportunity to revisit old friendships, or make new ones and have an afternoon of conversation with fellow Catholic men in a comfortable environment come to the mansion either every Wednesday or pick one Wednesday a month and make it part of your routine.

Now, this isn’t something that just pops up and it happens. Someone has to organize it and keep it going. Mike Casey is that man, and our Knight of the Month. He takes great care of our senior-most members and ensures that they are appreciated and made welcome at EDW.

In thanks for what Mike Casey and the retirees have done for us and the Church over the years, EDW will make a donation to the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal in their honor.
Battle of the Bulge Veteran Fred Carmichael
posted September 18, 2014

The Arlington Catholic Herald, after spotting our August 'Knight of the Month' honoree in our council's Knight Life newsletter runs a piece on Battle of the Bulge veteran and EDW member Fred Carmichael.

The New eEDW System
Posted August 1st, 2013

Join the New Information Wave! We're rolling out our much-requested, brand-spanking-new email system. It will allow us to complement the Knight Life, website, and other materials with up-to-date information targeted to deliver exactly what you want to receive from us. This includes receiving the Knight Life by email in advance of the USPS version. When you register you'll be able to pick and choose what you wish to be emailed to you.

To register: http://bit.ly/EDWesignup

Or, email EDWKofC@hotmail.com to request a registration form.

EDW Magnet Support KOVAR with New EDW Decal or Magnet.
posted August 13, 2012

Display your EDW pride as you ride around town with this version of the ubiquitous oval car magnet. Visit the EDW "storefront" at CafePress and purchase one or more. Each item is marked up $5 (above the base costs, i.e., CafePress' cost). All of the markup will be forwarded to KOVAR. If this proves popular and successful in raising a little charity cash, more items will be added. So, be the first to get one!
Getting Involved
posted November 11, 2010

During my tenure as Membership Chairman, I've learned that a too-large percentage of our members fail to get involved for one reason or another. Among those reason, I suspect, are not being sure how and being a little too shy to ask. For the benefit of our "rookies" and "veterans" I've begun to compile a list of different ways to get involved. Some require a committment. Some are laughably easy. All are important to the Council.

If you are looking for a way to get integrated at EDW, please REVIEW THIS LIST. The list is by no means comprehensive -- so if you know of something I've neglected, please let me know and I'll continue to add to it.
Get Posted! (on the Website)
posted May 24, 2011

Got and EDW activity to promote? Need to put out a call for volunteers? Want to brag about a recent charitable event? Try reachin' out via this website. How? It's easy.

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