The Knights of Columbus Council #1760 of Juneau has earned the distinction of Star Council, one of the organization’s top awards, for the 2011-12 fraternal year.
The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities. The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Conn., made the announcement. The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Peter Forsling on Nov. 6.
In announcing the local winner of the Star Council Award, Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the Knights of Columbus said, “Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award. Your dedication to the Order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this award 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.”
“Receiving the Star Council Award is quite an honor for us. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment,“ said Frank Bonadonna, head of Council #1760. “It is only through the dedication and hard work of our members that we were found worthy of such an achievement.”
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in over 14,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $158,000,000 and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes.
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