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Saskatchewan State Council Knights of Columbus 90th Annual Convention 2012

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The 90th Annual State Council Meeting of the Knights of Columbus of Saskatchewan, held in Regina, April 20 - 22, 2012 was a call to return to the basics of the Columbian Order; a call for Knights to hold fast to the Catholic principles around which the Order was founded 130 years ago. Under the theme “Evangelize” Give the World New Hope, State Deputy Ed Gibney, the State Executive, and the delegates and their families from around the Province celebrated the past year’s successes and deliberated on how to better serve the Church and the community and to “Build up the Church” with the help of young members with new ideas.

The business meetings focused on informing all present on the important issues facing the Church, the Community and the Order with guest speakers instructing the delegates on the details they should be taking back to their home Councils. Several resolutions addressing the internal workings of the Order were discussed and the following resolution addressing issues of the community and the Councils was passed;
WHEREAS the underlying business concepts and objectives of the Lingerie Football League are morally reprehensible that promote gratuitous sex and exploitation of women;
That each Council take action to discourage anyone from attending or viewing events associated with the Lingerie Football League.

The election of the State Council Executive was held with the following results. State Deputy will be, Gilles Doiron of Moose Jaw, Past State Deputy will be Edward Gibney of Saskatoon, State Secretary will be Denis Carignan of Battleford, State Treasurer will be Brian Schatz of Regina, State Advocate will be Chris Bencharski of Meadow Lake and State Warden will be Joe Riffel of Saskatoon. The Order is honoured to have Bishop Bryan Bayda as our State Chaplain.

From the opening Divine Liturgy celebrated by Most Reverend Bryan Bayda to the Memorial Mass celebrated by Abbot Peter Novecosky, the 90th Annual Convention of the Knights of Columbus of Saskatchewan was a great success, holding firm to the principles of the Order; Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The delegates left Regina better informed and inspired to go back to their communities and join together to “Help Build up the Church.”

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