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Family Breakfast and 2nd Council Meeting for August CANCELLED
posted August 15, 2014

Since everyone is pretty much on vacation this month we have cancelled, as we do every year, the Family Breakfast that would normally be held this coming Sunday. Also remember that the council meeting on August 21 is cancelled. We'll see everyone on Labor Day for Mass at 11am in the C.F. Paradise Room and the picnic grounds and pool starting at noon.
Knight of the Month: August 2014
posted August 3, 2014

Fred Carmichael has served his country, his Church and the Knights of Columbus his entire life.

Fred has been a member of EDW for 47 years, and is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. Fredís helped EDW by serving as a Redcoat since he joined EDW in 1967, and still is a red coat! In the 1970s he served on the board of directors of the Columbus Club. He is a regular attendee at EDWís Family Breakfasts, Supper Clubs, New Yearís Eve parties and many other functions. Fred stays active by his participation in Prime-Time Single Catholics (PTSC) and Post Cana.

If you would like to read his first person account of the Battle of the Bulge visit this site: http://mil-com.me/1py4CIM.

St. Ann parish will be receiving a donation from EDW this month in honor of Fred Carmichael.
Fish Club Crab Feast!!
posted July 16, 2014

Crabtastic August 8th from 6:00 to 9:00
$37.50 per Adult (18+), $17.50 per teen (13-17), $12 children 12 & under

Includes: Crabs, Pork BBQ, Corn, Hot Dogs, Crab Soup, Draft Beer, Soda and Water.

ALL prepaid reservations MUST be made by Monday, August 4th!

To make reservations call: Mark Koerner @ 703-989-3244, Kenny Goss @ 571-277-6529, or Albert Wilson @ 703-314-0957

Checks should be made out to: K-C Fish Club and mailed to: 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA, 22207
Knight of the Month: July 2014
posted June 25, 2014

Steve McTeague PGK is a 26 year, 2nd generation EDW Knight.

He has led EDW for the past two years as our grand knight and will continue as a trustee for three more years, whether he likes it or not. He has earned the honorific that is now a part of his name within the Knights of Columbus; PGK - Past Grand Knight.

Steve has, and most likely will continue to, red-coat at hundreds of events on campus and volunteers constantly where needed in support of our charitable endeavors. However, what stands out when you meet Steve is that itís apparent that youíre talking with a true Catholic gentleman in the old-school, positive manner that earns your respect. As his deputy and his shadow for two years Iíve seen him in many circumstances, formal, informal, relaxed and stressed. Steve can honestly be declared one of the best of us. During his tenure we have earned Double-Star status and have grown our membership to nearly 2,000 families. Statistics however do not do his strength of character justice. If you want to calibrate your moral compass due north, see what direction Steve is walking.

In appreciation of Steveís steadfast, forward-looking leadership, EDW will make a donation to St. James parish in his honor.
Knight of the Month: June 2014
posted June 16, 2014

I would like to recognize Tom Maguire as Knight of the Month. Tom is your treasurer on the Columbus Club Board. In this role Tom has focused on our expenses and how to better present them to the membership.

Tom also is one of the leaders on the team that brings you the Family Breakfast each month. Tom handles things for the council in the front of the house and works well with all our volunteers. Tom is also head of the club’s marketing committee. In this role Tom was instrumental in presenting the first “Family Dinner” event we have had up here in a while. It was held on Friday evening, May 9 and by all accounts was a great success. The team will soon meet to go over lessons learned so that it is even better the next time.

Thanks, Tom for all you do, Knight of the Month for June, 2014.
Honor Flight at EDW: Bring your Kids to Thank our Heros
posted May 29, 2014

EDW is proud to be a part of the Honor Flight Network of volunteers. These events are very light duty and uplifting for both the veterans and volunteers. Also, a perfect event for children to participate.

A half hour before the veterans arrive we set the tables. When they arrive in their police-escorted buses we line up, applaud and shake hands. While the veterans eat, we hang out and make sure they have what they need. After their meal a bugler usually perform Taps. Then we applaud again as they leave. All events are hosted in the Main Hall.

Volunteers needed. Please arrive at the listed time if you want to help out and honor our vets. No need to sign up in advance, just show up at the designated time with a smile and hands ready to clap and shake.

May 30th (Friday) at 4:10pm: 70 veterans from Texas

May 31st (Saturday) at 10:30am: 120 veterans from Florida

June 7th (Saturday) at 11:am: Special D-Day event: 250 veterans from Florida

June 20th (Friday) at 10:30am: 30 veterans from Milwaukee

June 21st (Saturday) at 11:00am: same 30 veterans from Milwaukee

June 24th (Tuesday) at 5:00pm: 60 veterans from Utah
Welcome to our New Brother Knights
posted May 20, 2014

The brothers listed below joined our order and council at the first degree held on May 15. Congratulations to them and welcome!

Michael Connolly, Dave Craig, Ray Donahue, Liam Donovan, Mark Herrmann, Joe Lenhard, Thomas Murphy, Marc Nguyen, Phillip OíBeirne, Alberto Oca, Juan Carlos Pereira, Sean Reddan, Mark Rengel, Elmer Roman, Mike Roy, Thomas Royals, Luis Sirotzky, Mike Trumpfheller, Francisco Lubian, Vincent Ramos, Joseph Kasaic, John Sunstrom, Richard Velve, Eric Kluge

The brother knights listed below transferred into EDW at the May 1 meeting. Please greet them and make them feel welcome in our council.

Jaime Rogers, Lucas Sander, Luigi Tanzi (our new insurance agent), Michael Nunziato, Joseph Baker
Washington Nationals Baseball Play Ball! The 8th Annual Nationals Bus Trip
posted April 28, 2014

EDW's Special Activities Chair, Norm Marcocci, is pleased to invite you, your family and friends to the 8th annual KofC Washington Nationals Baseball Game this summer! The Game will be on Saturday, July 19, 2014 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cost of $55 includes: game ticket, round-trip bus between EDW and the stadium, all-you-can-eat tailgate, and much, much more! Watch the Knight Life for more information. Or see Norm's flier for details or contact him for more information at either (703) 263-9771, or LouisianaKnightNorm@yahoo.com

To purchase tickets, call PGK Mike Bauer at (703) 407-1227
Pontiff Portrait Finished and Framed

The completion of the Councilís portrait of Pope Francis was just in time for the 1 year anniversary of the Conclave. Thanks to those who urged me on Ė I hope you enjoy it. I've dedicated the Francis portrait to the memory of Brother Matt McGlade.

Many thanks to Art and Frame of Falls Church for your material, time and talent (703-534-4202, www.artandframeoffallschurch.com). Owner Tom Gittins donated the framing as he did for the Benedict XVI portrait back in 2006. Art and Frame is located at 111 Park Avenue in the heart of Falls Church city. Please consider giving them your business in the future to show our appreciation as a Council. Besides their quality framing, Tom founded FIRSTfriday of Falls Church. This once-a-month event has been promoting and supporting local artists and businesses for many years. Please consider checking out the next FIRSTfriday (more information at the website).

- AJ Valinote, Advocate

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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