The Knights of Columbus was started by the Venerable Fr. Michael McGiveny in 1882 and currently has a membership of nearly 2 million worldwide. The K of C manages more than one hundred billion in assets for the members. There are 18,500 members in Alberta and 6,500 members in Calgary.
Bill and Theresa (who leads St. Stephen’s Pass It On clothing drive) have been active parishioners at St. Stephen’s for 25 years. They have been married for 42 years and have two daughters and two grandsons. Bill has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 26 years. He has served on various positions within the K of C 7659 St. Nicholas Byzantine council which includes the parishes of St. Stephens, Assumption of the Blessed Virginia Mary, and now St. Basil's. These positions include Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight, Trustee and Membership Director. He has been a member of the 4th Degree Honour Guard for 23 years.
After 5 years as a volunteer, Bill began his career as a financial advisor with the Knights of Columbus. This position entails two main areas of responsibility, Fraternal and Business. The Fraternal includes membership growth, new council development and programs. The Business side is offered to all members and their families, and includes products such as Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Long Term Care programs, RRSP's, TFSA 's etc. Bill has responsibility for 9 parish based councils, including three in the NWT and provides financial services to approximately 1,100 members and their families.
On behalf of St. Stephen’s we send you our warmest congratulations! Mnohaya Lita!
Laurie Kindrachuk, editor
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