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Saint Valentine was a good dancer Easter Egg Hunt
posted March 28, 2015

This is one of our coolest events please plan to join us for the annual Easter Egg hunt. We will meet on the steps of the Council Home at noon. Please be prompt, this event starts on time and the eggs do not last long. We will have prizes and food. The Easter bunny will also be in attendance. See you there on April 4 at noon!

For the families who this will be your first year at the hunt, this is without a doubt our quickest event! The hunt will be over in less than three minutes. Please make sure your children are lined up and ready to run exactly at noon! There will be separate zones for differing age groups, so bring your newborns!

There will also be games, prizes and snacks inside the mansion for the hunters. If it’s raining the hunt will be moved inside the main hall.

Let’s not forget that the Easter egg is the symbol of Christ’s Resurrection. As Jesus rises from the tomb, a chick hatches from the shell and begins life!
March for Marriage
posted March 23, 2015


March for Marriage: April 25th, 2015. Washington, D.C. On the Capitol Grounds

Check www.marriagemarch.org for the latest details and information.
Your Friend Can Be our 2,000th Brother!
posted February 11, 2015

Looking to bring a friend or a neighbor into the Knights of Columbus? We will be holding a First Degree initiation on February 19 at 7:30pm. Potential candidates need to contact our membership chairman, Greg Strizek, in advance. They or their sponsor can get a hold of Greg by email at membership@kofcedw2473.org for a qualification interview and advance paperwork.

EDW’s remaining membership degree schedule for this fraternal year can be found on our membership webpage.

At the February 19 1st Degree initiation we will welcome our 2,000th new member to EDW! You can earn the bragging rights and win a great Nike wind shirt by being the brother who sponsors that lucky recruit. The 2,000 member will be determined by a random draw of the initiates on Feb 19. The new member and his sponsor will each win a Nike wind shirt personalized with the council name and “2,000 Brother” or ”2,000 Sponsor” stitched on it.

All other new EDW brothers and sponsors on Feb 19 will also receive a commemorative item as part of this special class.
Clothing Drive
posted February 5, 2015

In support of the Residential Program Center shelter and detox program on Columbia Pike. The center has 67 beds for the homeless as well as a detox program for individuals recovering from substance abuse.

Please bring your CLEAN clothes, shoes, linens, jewelry and accessories to the main hall office during the daytime, or the mansion side entrance in the evening. The drive runs until Feb 28. Please help out if you can, perfect excuse to get a head start on spring cleaning
IMPORTANT Info for EDW Members Going to Camp for the First Time
posted January 28, 2015

Are you a member of the council and want to send your children to our camp for the first time? Online Registration for Summer 2015 will open February 1st at 4:00p.m. FOR Edward Douglass White Council families only. Again, starting Sunday, February 1st at 4 p.m. the following group may register online: EDW KofC Members

Your council Dues must be paid in full in order to register. You can pay your Dues by clicking here.

please click here NO LATER than 8am Sunday to let us know to send you the link. Include your name and your EDW KofC ID number. Otherwise you will not be able to early register.

Club staff will not be in the office to receive phone calls. If you require any assistance with your registration please email us at KofCCamp@columbusclubevents.com. We will address your concern at our earliest opportunity.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at camp!
Jill Burdick-Zupancic, Camp Director
BBQBoard Officers Elected
posted January 29, 2015

The Columbus Club of Arlington Board of Directors in their first meeting of the new year held the election of board officers. The positions and Catholic gentlemen holding the offices for the 2015 term are:
President John O'Neill III
Vice President Greg Strizek
Secretary Bill Wester
Treasurer Tom Maguire
Assistant Treasurer Jerry Garren FS PGK
The current slate of board officers is a very solid mix of gentlemen with a deep background in business and law enforcement. As well as a healthy combination of longevity in board service.

I need to take a personal moment and thank Owen Beirne Jr. for his extreme dedication to the true mission of the club; which is to serve the council. The board and the club with Owen's leadership as president for the past nine years has stabilized its future and has raised its status throughout Arlington and Virginia. When I joined EDW in 2005 the mansion was a disaster. I've described the bar area as being the center of a cocoon with pretty much the rest of the building being close to off-limits due to decay. I remember at least one member at meetings standing up and making arguments to demolish the mansion.

Welcome Virginia!!
posted January 12, 2015

Knights of Columbus Edward Douglass White Council 2473 welcomes our State Deputy, Steve Burnley, the Knights of Columbus Virginia State Council and all our brother councils from throughout the Commonwealth to the State's Mid-Year Meeting.

With the State Council's efficiency and professionalism as well as EDW's hospitality we know you will have a very productive and fun weekend in Arlington. If there is anything EDW can do for you while you're in Arlington and on our campus please do not hesitate to ask one of us!

The official agenda can be found by clicking here. The Holiday Inn Key Bridge hospitality suite is being staffed courtesy of District 13, thank you Kevin Palgutt.

On Sunday if you want to have breakfast before leaving town EDW will be hosting our monthly Family Breakfast from 9am to Noon in the main hall. We have fresh-made omelets and Belgian waffles and a 13-station buffet line. All for $10 per adult.

At Noon on Sundays EDW prays the Rosary in Mary’s Circle, in front of our Council Mansion. You are welcome to join us.

You can check us out online below

Vivat Jesus!
John White, Grand Knight

EDW Adopts Four Seminarians this Academic Year
posted January 12, 2015

Once again our council, in consultation with Fr. Jaffe at the diocese’s Office of Vocations, has adopted seminarians this year.

In the past we have adopted two but, at the direction of Grand Knight John White, we have increased that total to four. In the name of EDW and all its members we have sent each seminarian below a check for $500.00 to help defray some personal expenses this academic year.

Please pray for these men as they answer the call to serve our Holy Church in the priesthood. We have provided their mailing and email addresses below. EDW is proud to participate in the program which is strongly promoted by Supreme. Kenny Goss PGK dedicates one decade or each Sunday rosary to our pope, our bishop, our parish priests, Fr. Joe and our seminarians.

Please write or email them to let them know EDW is thinking of them and they are in our prayer. You can find their contact information in the January Knight Life
Knight of the Month: December 2014
posted January 12, 2015

Erik Koons is one of our quieter members who doesn’t run a committee or head up an event so I understand if you read his name and say “who?”

Erik has been an invaluable part of EDW since his family joined the Knights of Columbus in 2011. The Koons can often be found at the pool in the summer months as well as at various volunteer events especially the Honor Flight meals. Those are very good and worthy commitments on Erik and his family’s part, however, Erik has also been serving as the Columbus Club’s pro bono attorney. In this position Erik, and his D.C. firm, Baker Botts, where he’s a partner, has assisted the club by providing legal advice on numerous issues. Most recently, he successfully guided us through a dispute involving a contractor’s parking agreement with the club.

For all Erik has done and continues to do for the club and EDW we thank you, Erik, and will contribute a gift to St. Agnes.

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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