Local Knights win national recognition

JACKSON – Knights of Columbus Council #15131 of St. Richard Parish has earned the distinction of Triple Star Council, for the 2013-2014 fraternal year. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service-oriented activities. State Deputy Jim McCraw presented the award to members of the council at a special ceremony held on Wednesday, October 15.
The triple star refers to the fact that the council reached 300 percent of its quota.
“Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award. Your dedication to the Order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved,” said Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the national organization.  “At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead.  May this award be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for the good of the church, your community and the order,” he added.
“Receiving the Triple Star Council Award is quite an honor for us. We’re extremely proud of the accomplishment,” proclaimed David Fisher, head of the local council.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in more than 15,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $10 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes.