Knights of Columbus Dartmouth receive multiple awards and recognition


Local Knights of Columbus council receives international recognition

Knights of Columbus Council # 14236 of Dartmouth were recently nationally recognized and received two awards: The Father McGivney Award and the Columbian Award. This is the second year in a row the council in Dartmouth won these awards.

The Father McGivney Award is named after the organizations founder Father Michael J. McGivney, the award is given in recognition of outstanding membership recruitment and retention efforts during the 2012-2013 fraternal year.

The Columbian Award is presented for excellence in the sponsorship of programs that serve the Church community, families, pro-life and youth – as well as council members.

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, president of the international organization, in recognizing the Dartmouth Council said, “Please accept my sincere congratulations on attaining this prestigious award again. The dedication to the Order shown by your council is seen in the high standard the Knights of Columbus have set for the years ahead. May these awards 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, Chris Pereira, head of the local council, said “Receiving this award again is a huge honor. We’re very pleased with this accomplishment.”

The Knights of Columbus are a Roman Catholic fraternal service organization with 15,000 councils and over 1.8 million members in the United States. There are also over 200 college councils. The Knights participate in many charitable events and work with a variety of nonprofit groups to support the community. The Knights of Columbus stand for four core principles, which are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knights of Columbus Father Hogan Council serves the Dartmouth parishes of St. Julies and St. Mary’s.


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  2. Great story. Cool to see a post about a faith based local group.

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