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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.

posted October 1, 2014

Start planning your costume and join EDW and Ladies U-Knighted at the 11th annual ADULTS ONLY Halloween party on Saturday, October 25th. Dance away to live music. Free food. Cash Bar. Costume contest at midnight. Starts at 9 p.m. Be there or be talked about! See the Flyer.
Knights of Columbus Christian Relief Effort
posted September 23, 2014

To help the Christian, and other, refugees in Iraq please visit the Supreme website by clicking here: http://bit.ly/KofCIraq
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.
Knight of the Month: September 2014
posted September 18, 2014

Dick Connally has been a member for four short years and in that time he has served EDW as our recorder and treasurer. Dick has consistently volunteered at the Kovar biergarten summer series as well as at various other council events. He has always been available to the grand knight to lend advice and to level the playing field with his skill of finding humor in most situations.
Dick served our country during the Vietnam war as an elite Air Force Pararescueman [PJ].
In August, Dick resigned as a council officer. He and his wife have decided to chase the sun and have moved to St. Augustine, Fla. He will be maintaining his membership in our council. Since Arlington is his hometown and he has family here, we fully expect to see him one day walking into the mansion or council chambers in the not too distant future for a visit.
Dick, for all you’ve done for EDW and our country, thank you. Godspeed and enjoy your next adventure, my friend.
In honor of Dick’s service to EDW, a gift will be made to St. Agnes parish.
Annual Knights of Columbus
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posted August 29th 2014

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rain or Shine. $15 registration on-site before 11am. All proceeds to benefit the Honor Flight Network. For more information, see the car show flier (PDF).

Questions? Please call 703-895-4032 or email: daniel.hughes@mcgladrey.com
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. Fred’s 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 EDW’s Family Breakfasts, Supper Clubs, New Year’s 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.

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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