The 105th Pennsylvania State Convention is over and I want to thank you, my brother Knights, for the confidence you show in me to lead this great jurisdiction for the next fraternal year.
The highlight of this year's convention was the presence of our very special guest speaker Father Frank Pavone, Priest for Life. His talk was very enlightening and an inspiration to all.
The weekend after the convention I had the honor and privilege to be a guest at the Saint Vincent Seminary Commencement in Latrobe Pa. The solemn Vespers and Conferral of Degrees was indeed a very special venue for the Knights of Columbus.
Our Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson received an Honorary Degree - Doctor of Humane Letters and also gave the commencement address. See our web site http://www.pakofc.us/ for more detailed information.
This is my June message - we have one month left in this fraternal year to reach our goals. Those councils who are close to achieving Star Council should make every effort to attain this goal. Make one final push for membership, make sure all your reports are in, and contact your field agent to make sure you reach your insurance goal.
In July at the grand knight/district deputy's seminar, I want to induct as many brother knights as possible into the Knights of The Round Table (details will be provided at the seminar).
Let me quote Theodore Roosevelt, "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doers of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Reach for the stars. Star Council and Star District.