Fraternal years in the Knights of Columbus run from July of one year to June of the next. And now, as June fades into July, I note on the Internet that many of my Brothers are posting their new assignments, offices held, etc.
This is a good time to remember where my life with the Knights started, to place where I am now into context, and to look forward with joyful anticipation to my future in the Knights.
I have so many fond memories of Council 437 in Indianapolis where I made my first, second and third degrees of Knighthood back in the 1990’s. God, I love that Council! Looking at their current website, I see some Brothers holding office that I remember. Wonder if they remember me? I know full well that if I’m ever again in Indianapolis on a Council Meeting night I will be there with them! So many happy memories! Some of my Brother Knights from those Indianapolis years are still friends of mine on Facebook, and we are in constant contact.
While in San Antonio, TX, my home Council is and has been at the San Fernando Cathedral, where I had the privilege of serving as Deputy Grand Knight and then Grand Knight of the Council.
Recent years have found me most active in the Fourth Degree in San Antonio and serving as the Scribe of Assembly #2748. I’ve completed two full years as Scribe of this Assembly and am honored now to be starting the 2017-2018 Fraternal Term as Scribe again.
Given the time-line that Sylvia and I are now working with, I may have time in America to serve as Scribe for the 2018-2019 term after this current term ends. But after that we will be in the Philippines where my life with the Knights will continue. We will live in Cebu City, in Basak Pardo, and my Brother Knights there, especially SK Kenneth Rivera and SK Christian Cayobit will help me find an appropriate Council and Assembly where I can continue to serve our Order.