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Feb 05, 2022
--Charity, Unity and Fraternity – Our Faith In Action--
WV Knights of Columbus 2022 State Convention

Worthy State Chaplain, State & Council Officers, State Chairmen, Agents, Past State Deputies, Brother Knights ALL:

The Inwood Council #10756 is proud and honored to be hosting the120th Annual West Virginia State Convention the weekend of May 13-15, 2022, in Inwood.
We welcome everyone to the Eastern Panhandle for this wonderful time of unity, fraternity and fellowship. As a new addition to the Convention family theme, we invite you to bring your children to be a part of this annual event this year. (Please state number of children attending on registration form) We have put together an eventful weekend packed with fun and faith sharing, for all in attendance.

This year’s lineup will include a golf tournament for the golfers in the group. Our Ladies Auxiliary put together a wonderful day of activities for our lovely ladies and we also have the distinct honor of our West Virginia Diocese Bishop Mark E. Brennan being with us, bringing his special presence, insight and spirituality to our event.

The Convention hotel will be the Springhill Suites, Winchester by Marriott in Winchester, Virginia. The address is 280 Market Street, Winchester, Virginia 22063. Registration will take place at the hotel for incoming guests. A hospitality room and patio will be available for gathering, relaxing and enjoying everyone’s company throughout the evening.

A block of rooms is being held for us at the Springhill Suites by Marriott - Winchester at the discounted group rate of $102.00/night plus tax. This price includes breakfast and free parking. In order to receive this rate, you must make your reservation prior to April 09, 2022. The Springhill Suites by Marriott, direct phone number is 540.431.3330. Please talk to the hotel staff and reference the Knights of Columbus when making your reservations. Check in time is 3:00 PM on Friday 05.13.2022, and check out is noon on Sunday 05.15.2022. Please contact the hotel if you have special needs.

The Convention will be held on the grounds of St. Leo Parish in Inwood, West Virginia.

The address is
2109 Sulphur Springs Road, Inwood, West Virginia 25428.

The business meeting is to be held in the Knights of Columbus hall, the Mass will be held in the St. Leo Church and the banquet will be held in the St. Leo Parish Hall – all located on the same campus.

The Convention registration form is enclosed. Please return as soon as possible, but no later than
April 09, 2022. Enclosed too is a Convention Program Ad and a registration form for the golf tournament which should also be returned promptly and no later than April 09, 2022. Information on the ladies program will be sent at a later date.

The Convention Committee has worked to make your experience in Inwood pleasant and rewarding. We look forward to seeing you here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Hilleary, Grand Knight, at 304.702.3216 or
For those of you arriving on Friday evening, convention registration will be available at the Springhill Suites by Marriott hotel from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Registration for Saturday or Sunday arrivals will be held at the Council 10756 Knights Hall in Inwood, West Virginia beginning at 7:45 AM. Please note that pertinent COVID 19 protocols will be in place.
Your Brother Knights and Ladies Auxiliary of the Inwood Council are looking forward to seeing you.
Vivat Jesus!
Inwood Council #10756
2022 Convention Committee

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Carmen Romano

2022 WV-State Convention Agenda   


FRIDAY MAY 13, 2022

1:00 PM               WV-KofC Golf tournament –Rock Harbor Golf Course, Winchester, VA

4:00 PM               Delegate Registration at Springhill Suite by Marriott

5:30 PM               Hospitality Room opens at hotel or Dinner on Own

7:00 PM               WV-Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee Annual Mtg

7:30 PM               WV-Columbian Handicap Foundation Mtg

8:30 PM               Sunset Rosary, Michael McDougle, VSM, PSD, Marian Devotion Chairmen


SATURDAY May 14, 2022                             Knights Hall at St. Leo’s Catholic Church Inwood, WV

8:00 AM               Coffee and Delegate Registration at Knights Hall

8:30                      Call to Order                                                                   State Deputy Frank Koenig                                                                           Report of Warden                                                        Carmen Romano, State Warden

8:40                      Opening Pray and Pledge Allegiance                       Bishop Brennan/Frank Koenig SD

8:45                      Roll Call of Delegates                                                   Mike Stanger, State Secretary

9:00                      General Overview of Weekend                                 Frank Koenig State Deputy and Grand Knight

9:15                      State Chaplain Report                                                  Fr. Rice, State Chaplain

9:30                      State Deputy Report/Supreme Knight Video         Frank Koenig, State Deputy

9:50                      Supreme Representative Comments                       Carmine Musumeci, Supreme Director

10:00                    BREAK

10:15                    Faith in Action Programs Report                               Mike Arndt SD, Community Director

10:45                    Membership Report                                                     Steven Collins, Membership Director

11:45                    Comments and Lunch-Prayer                                     State Deputy, Grand Knight, Bishop Brennan

12:00                    Lunch    Adoration Chapel opens

12:45                    Call to Order                                                                  Frank Koenig, State Deputy

1:00                      Committee Reports: Scholarship, PIHP, Athletic Committee Chairmen

1:50                      By-laws and Resolutions Committee                       Tom Burke, State Advocate

2:30                      Insurance/Benefits Reports                                        Bob Abbate General Agent

3:00                      Fourth Degree Report                                                  Paul Niedbalski, DM, IPSD

3:15                      Pray and Adjournment                                                Bishop Brennan

                              Return to St. Leo’s by 5:00 PM for the 5:15 Rosary

 5:15                     Rosary

6:00 PM               Mass-St. Leo’s Church

7:15                      Social followed by Banquet in Parish Hall

7:45                      Convention Program and Awards                              


SUNDAY, May 15, 2022

8:00                      Adoration Chapel opens

8:30                      Holy Hour St. Leo’s Adoration Chapel                     Fr. Rice, State Chaplain

                              Eucharist Adoration/Spiritual Reflections/Rosary

9:30                      Coffee Knights Hall

9:45                      Call to Order, Roll Call                                                 Frank Koenig, SD, Mike Stanger, SS

10:00                    Unfinished Business

10:15                    Review of 2022-2023 State Budget                          Brian Gordon, State Treasurer

10:30                    Report of Credentials Committee

10:45                    Report & Approval on Resolutions and By-Laws  Tom Burke, State Advocate

11:15                    Election of State Officer for Term 2022-23 and

Supreme Convention Delegates and Alternates   Paul Niedbalski, IPSD

12:00                    Report of Committees: Appreciation, Audit & Budget, Good of Order Etc.

12:20                    Report of Past State Deputies

12:30                    Closing Remarks of Supreme Representative

12:45                    Closing Prayer and Adjournment

State Convention

Brothers all,

     This month I want to share a quote with you and ask you to help spread the word for our Sunday evening Rosary.


"There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary."
-Sister Lucia, of the seers of Fatima


I would like to ask each council to place an announcement in their Parish bulletin asking Parishioners to join the Sunday evening Rosary. You do not have to be a member of the Knights of Columbus to pray the Rosary with us, members, non-members, ladies and children are all invited. I have attached an announcement you can use or simply insert the text somewhere in your Parish bulletin.  

     It appears our GoTo meeting issues have been solved. We will continue to use the old link which I included below. This is the same link that is in the bulletin ad that I provided a while back. See you Sunday!


K of C Virtual Rosary

Please join via zoom from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

Please join us Sundays at 7:00pm




     For the March message from the WV Knights of Columbus Marian Devotion Chairman we focus on Lent and the journey with Mary. I want to share with you 10 steps to walking with Mary during Lent with hopes that it enriches your Lenten season. 


Mary enriches our spiritual journey always. Perhaps we can consider living the Lenten season with Mary as fulfilling our Marian consecration also.

How do we walk with Mary during Lent? Here are 10 little steps.

  1. Take up Mary’s spiritual practices, which likely included, praying the Psalms, meditating on the Scriptures, offering hymns of praise and gratitude to God such as her Magnificat.

  2. Imitate Mary’s courageous “yes” more intentionally as you walk the Stations of the Cross with her.

  3. Imitate Mary’s forgiveness and mercy at the foot of the cross where she also forgave her Son’s executioners.

  4. Imitate Mary’s complete focus on her Son Jesus during all the phases of his suffering; and her intercessory prayer for everyone involved.

  5. Strive to live Mary’s faith, hope and love, simplicity, sacrifice, service and obedience—even in the face of such terrorizing agony.

  6. With Mary, sit at the feet of Jesus, choosing the better part—perhaps attend Eucharistic Adoration more frequently and read John’s Gospel, Chapter 19.

  7. Take up Mary’s “beads.” Intentionally, live Mary’s memories! Linger in contemplation of the Sorrowful Mysteries, asking Mary to help you encounter Jesus in His Passion that you may love him more.

  8. Consider when Jesus breathed his last and Mary did as he said, “Behold your son”—John the Beloved. She took him into her heart and brought forth the best of his Priesthood. Consider the vocation of spiritual motherhood or fatherhood of priests.

  9. With Mary, receive Holy Communion more often, mindful that Mary helps you to encounter Jesus more intimately.

  10. Console the Sorrowful Mother along the Via Dolorosa, perhaps offering to share in her pierced heart for love of God and neighbor.

Vivat Jesus!


Mike McDougle PSD, FDM

Vice Supreme Master - Fr. Edward Sorin Province

WV State Marian Devotion Chairman

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Worthy Brothers,


Due to unavoidable circumstances, there was no Virtual Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity during February

There will be two Virtual Exemplifications in March, one this coming Monday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m., and one the following Monday, March 21st at 5:30 p.m. Please let me know if you have any candidates for either of these Exemplifications at your earliest convenience so that I can schedule and create the meetings on GoToMeeting. 



Worthy Brothers,


Just a friendly reminder that the Seminarian Support Raffle is ongoing and concludes with the drawing at the State Convention in May

 Raffle tickets may be obtained for a donation of $5.00 each. All of the proceeds from this Fundraising Event, less expenses and prizes go to support Seminarians. First Place wins $1,000.00, Second Place wins $500.00, and Third Place has three $100.00 winners. The sellers of the winning tickets for First and Second Place receive $100.00. I ask that you strongly encourage and promote this Raffle within your Councils. The more tickets we sell, the more money we can make available to our Seminarians, and I can think of no better project or activity than to support our Seminarians on their journey to the Priesthood! 


The Knights of Columbus, West Virginia State Council, Special Fund Raising Report should be used to report the results of the Seminarian Support Fund Raffle as with the WVU Football Season Tickets Raffle and the Football Frenzy Sweepstakes. A copy of the Special Fund Raising Report is attached to this e-mail and can be downloaded and printed for your use. The color-coded multi-page hardcopy is also available if you prefer to use it. If you need copies of this form, please let me know. Once you complete the form, you send a copy (original/white copy of the color/coded form) along with the check to the State Secretary (Mike Stanger - 995 Bowers Lane, Great Cacapon, WV 25422); a copy (second/yellow copy of the color-coded form) to the State Treasurer (Brian Gordon - 229 Marwin Drive, Wheeling, WV  26003); a copy (third/pink copy of the color-coded form) to me, the State Warden (Carmen R. Romano - 178 Scenic Hill Drive, Bridgeport, WV  26330) along with the Ticket Stubs, and you keep a copy (fourth/green copy of the color-coded form) for your Council records. Let me emphasize that you do not need to use the color-coded multi-page form. The color coding is for your convenience. You can simply print the attached form, complete it, copy it, and send a copy to the designated State Officers. Remember that the check must accompany the form to the State Secretary (Mike Stanger) and the Ticket Stubs must accompany the form to the State Warden (Carmen R. Romano). At some point, I hope to have an interactive version of this form available on the State Website.


If you have any questions or comments concerning these matters, or would like to discuss them further, please contact me at 304-276-1940 or via e-mail ( Thank You! Vivat Jesus!


Fraternally Yours in Christ!



Carmen R. Romano

WV State Warden

304-592-3891 (Home)

304-276-1940 (Cellular) (e-mail)




Clarksburg Council No. 872

Clarksburg, WV

Frank Koeing
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The world needs Knights now more than ever. Check out the latest Knightline for tips on putting your faith in action and welcoming new Knights:

Mike Arndt

The Knights of Columbus College Councils Department is looking to hire a talented, driven individual for the position of College Councils Coordinator, in New Haven, CT. Prior familiarity with the college councils program is preferred. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to


Good Afternoon Brothers All,

Here is the West Virginia State Council Knights of Columbus Draft Document Historical List of State Officers Compiled from Various Sources

By Richard Fauss, State Archivist, May 2018

Thanks, Vivat Jesu Scott K Nale


Created By West Virginia Knights  of Columbus

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