Carbonear Knights named most improved
The Knight of Columbus in Carbonear won three awards at the organization’s 93rd State Convention, and members say they have no intention of resting on their laurels.
The Convention, which was held May 20-22 in Gander, celebrates the accomplishments in fundraising, volunteerism and community outreach by councils across the province.
This year, McCarthy Council 5290, based in Carboner, was named the most improved council in Newfoundand and Labrador. It also won the family activity award and the community activity award.
The council has be recognized for its work organizing community events and supporting numerous causes in the area. In the past year, the McCarthy Council organized bingo fundraisers and supported local food banks. it has also supported the Special Olympics, St. Patrick’s Parish and local families in need.
None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the McCarthy Council’s active members, who have put countless hours into organizing and hosting fundraisers and activities, says Grand Knight Fonce O’Keefe
O’Keefe hopes these recent awards inspire his council to do even more.
“It is our hope for the years to come to reach the status of most outstanding council for Newfoundland in Labrador,” he says. “It can become a reality if every member would contribute some time, effort and ownership to the many activities that the Knight of Columbus provide.”
While the top award may seem like a high ambition, O’Keefe has every confidence in the McCarthy 5290 Knights and their families.
Grand Knight Fonce O’Keefe and Patrick Merrigan of McCarthy Council 5290 in Carbonear display some of the awards won recently at the organization’s 93rd State Convention in Gander.