Organization Meeting – 2019 – Yorkton, SK

July 12 – 14, 2019, Yorkton, SK. It was a very good Organizational meeting which will set the tone for the year ahead, and the DDs will soon be contacting all councils to attend District meetings to bring important information to officers and members at the council level. It is important to attend these meetings to get current information and training for the year ahead. I encourage as many members and officers to attend as possible so that council officers can be accountable to their membership and to their parishes. It is at these meetings that council officers can become aware of the new initiatives in programming, membership, and how to work more effectively with our priests in our parishes.

This past weekend, during the Organizational Meeting, was also the 100th Anniversary of Yorkton Council #2031. On behalf of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, the Supreme Officers, the Board of Directors, and the 1.9 Million Knights of our Order, I was honored to extend greetings and best wishes to the members of Yorkton Council #2031 and their families as they celebrated the 100th Anniversary of their council which was instituted in Yorkton on July 13, 1919- exactly 100 years ago. The founding members of Yorkton Council 2031 dedicated themselves to establishing in Yorkton the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism, the Foundation stones of our Order laid by our Founder, the Venerable Michael McGivney. Those dedicated men did their job well. They built a strong Foundation and they made a difference in the church and in the community.

The council they established which today is 167 members strong is still doing the job. The council members have a proud heritage and much to celebrate. Surely Father McGivney would be proud of his knights in Yorkton.

Chris Bencharski

Chris Bencharski
State Deputy, Saskatchewan State Council

Council 2031 hosts the 2019 State Organizational Meeting and Celebrates their 100th Anniversary.

The State Organizational Meeting was held in Yorkton, SK on July 12th – 14th. Yorkton Council 2031 hosted the three-day event at St. Gerard parish, which was well-attended. Council 2031 was pleased to host this State event, following the success of hosting the State Convention in 2018. We were very happy to see old friends and meet new friends. It was a pleasure to host the State Organizational Meeting and we are pleased that the experience for the attendees was overwhelmingly positive.

On July 13th, 2019, Council 2031 celebrated their 100th Anniversary. The original charter document establishing Council 2031 was signed on July 13th, 1919, and to be able to celebrate the exact date 100 years later is an amazing experience. We thank God for this wonderful sense of timing and renew our vow and commitment to continue to do good work in His name. As part of this wonderful celebration, a special prayer was written, which we of Council 2031 would like to share with you, our Brother Knights.

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