Knights of Columbus Assumption Council 3397 has received recognition as a Double Star Council for the 2013-14 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.
The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Mike Walter at the council’s business meeting on October 7.
In announcing the local winner of the Star Council Award, Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the organization said, “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. 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.”
“Receiving the Double Star Council Award is quite an honor for us,” proclaimed Assumption Council 3397 Grand Knight Ray Iacovone. “We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment.”
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 Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in over 13,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $170 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes. Please visit http://www.kofc.org for more information.