Our Fraternal year is drawing to a close and we start our new year on July 1st. In case you have not received a personal ‘Thank You’ from me, I wish to do it now. As you all have helped the State to grow in membership and program this last year. Our State jurisdiction can only be as strong as the members that we have, and I have to say we have Strong members. Many councils are very close to making Star Council, give it all you have to make a strong finish, do not Be Afraid to ask for assistance. We are all here to see you succeed.
Dixie and I want to Thank you all for the kind words and welcome that we received from all that were in attendance of the State convention in Jamestown. We always pass the kind words on to our fellow officers as they are the push that makes us look good. We felt that the State family and the convention committee did an excellent job in hosting an organized convention. It could not have been done without the help of everyone and everyone working together. We have been proud to serve you as State Deputy this last year and are looking forward to a more successful year to come.
As I had stated, when I first got elected State Deputy, I will be there to help you in any way possible; my wife did not realize that it would mean being gone from home over 25% of the time, but she understands that it is for a great cause. Together we can make a difference in North Dakota. Be proud to be a part of that team.
PRAYER, BLESSED POPE JOHN PAUL
O Holy Trinity,
we thank you for having given to the Church
Pope John Paul II
and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness,
the glory of the Cross of Christ and the Spirit of love
for the Knights of Columbus
He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy
and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself
in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd
and has pointed out to his holiness
as the path to reach eternal communion with You
Grant, through his intercession
according to your holy will, the grace that the
North Dakota Knights of Columbus implore,
in the hope that he will soon be numbered among your saints
“Be Not Afraid”
Glenn & Dixie