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Other Knights of Columbus councils formed since 2000 Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I congratulate my brother knights in Cambridge for how quickly you formed a new Knights of Columbus council. Your church, council, and community will benefit greatly from your commitment to the Robert C. Timmerman Council of St. Pius X Parish. You will be proud of the results of your efforts in the coming years.

The article appearing in a recent issue of the Catholic Herald contained an excellent review of the history of the Knights of Columbus and the projects the knights get involved in. It must have been a thrill for Fr. David Timmerman to have the council named after his father.

However, I noted some errors in the article that I feel should be corrected. The councils that are formed are given a number and the number is the next sequential number after the previous council formed. The statement that the last council formed in Wisconsin before your newest council took place in the year 2000 in Sullivan, and the council is numbered 12709. I belong to Holy Mother of Consolation Council 13480 in Oregon, which was chartered March 14, 2004.The current council numbers in Wisconsin now exceed 15,000.

I did not want the article to leave the impression that Wisconsin is not a vibrant, growing, and dynamic state for the Knights of Columbus organization.

I wish your new council great success in the future. I am proud to welcome the council and all its member as my brother knights.

Dick Rydecki, Oregon