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Local Knights of Columbus receive award

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Submitted to the Spencer Magnet

Knights of Columbus-All Saints Council #14234, of Taylorsville is a winner of the Columbian and Father McGivney awards for the 2012-2013 fraternal year.
The Father McGivney Award, named for the founder of the organization, is given in recognition of outstanding membership recruitment and retention efforts. The Columbian Award is presented for excellence in sponsoring programs that serve the church, community, families, pro-life and youth as well as council members.
The announcement was made by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters located in New Haven, Conn. Michael Kuckenbrod, district deputy for the Knights, presented the engraved plaque to the council at a special ceremony Oct. 2.
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, president of the international organization, in recognizing the All Saints Council, said, “Please accept my sincere congratulations on attaining this prestigious award. The dedication to the Order shown by your council 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.”
In accepting the award, Tim Gahlinger, head of the All Saints Council, said “Receiving this award is quite an honor. We’re very pleased with 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 more than 14,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donated over $167 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes. Visit www.kofc.org for more information.