2021 District of Columbia State Convention

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in the interest of safety for our Brother Knights and their families, and in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Government of the District of Columbia, the DC State Convention will be held in a hybrid fashion for 2021.

The convention’s Business Meeting will begin at 9:00 AM ET on Saturday, April 24th with an opening Mass. State Officers, District Deputies, and invited guests will gather in the lower hall of the Church of the Nativity in Washington, DC with social distance measures in place. Delegates to the convention (Grand Knights and Past Grand Knights) will attend the convention virtually through a connection link that will be provided via email. If a delegate has a need to attend the convention in person, they must email the State Secretary at [email protected] to make arrangements.

The Saturday opening Mass will be live streamed on the DC Knights Facebook page. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to those at Nativity. Winners of State Program Awards will be announced at the end of the business session and will be invited to the Mass on Sunday to receive their award.

Each council in the jurisdiction is entitled to two (2) voting representatives at the State Convention. These positions are filled by the Grand Knight and a Past Grand Knight of each council, an alternate for each of those positions are elected by the local councils in the event that the GK or PGK cannot fulfill their duties to attend the convention.

Council credential forms have been distributed via email and should have been returned to the State Secretary by April 16th, 2021 to identify these members and provide contact information.

Below is the schedule for the business session on Saturday April 24, 2021

  • 9:00 am – Live streamed Opening Mass at Nativity Parish. Fr. Pawel Sass – Celebrant & Homilist
  • 10:00 am – Call to Order – Annual Business Meeting
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch Break
  • 12:45 pm – Reconvene – DC KofC Charities Annual Meeting
  • 2:30 pm – Anticipated Adjournment

On Sunday April 25th, 2021 the annual Memorial Mass to close the convention will still take place at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine at 9:30 am. The Celebrant and Homilist for the Mass will be His Excellency Bishop Mario Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington. Due to limits on the number of people who can be in person for Mass, anyone interested in attending Mass will be REQUIRED to register using the link/button below. At the end of Mass, weather permitting, State Program Awards will be handed outdoors near the JPII Statue on the front patio of the Shrine.

LETTERS OF GREETING TO THE 2021 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STATE CONVENTION

REPORTS FOR THE 2021 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STATE CONVENTION

In March 2021, the Nominations Committee – encompassing all Grand Knights of the jurisdiction – met to approve a slate of officers for the 2021-2022 Fraternal Year. The slate was approved by the committee.

Reports from the various State Officers, District Deputies, and Directors can be found below:


REPORTS FOR THE 2021 DC KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHARITIES MEETING OF THE CORPORATION

Each year, the DC Knights of Columbus Charities meet for their annual meeting of the corporation during the State Convention. The DC KofC Charities is a 501(c)3 IRS Recognized non-profit charitable corporation that works with the DC State Council and the local councils of the District of Columbia to promote our shared ideals of columbianism. According to the by-laws of the corporation, the members of the corporation are the same members of the District of Columbia State Council and as such, the same credentialed delegates will be permitted to vote at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Corporation.