Car­bon­ear Knights named most im­proved

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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