2015 State Convention
SK and Commander Ray Rollison and PGK and SK Jeff Schrick attended the 111th Texas State Convention May1-3 in Houston Texas. With over 560 of 777 councils represented, the state of the State Council was discussed. As part of the 2015 axiom, “We Are One”, the reoccurring themes were religious liberties, the sanctity of life and charity were discussed at length. There was a huge push for all 3rd degree Knights to attend an exemplification to become a 4th degree Knight. Texas has 18% of membership in the 4th degree. Recruitment was also an important topic with a fiscal year push to bring in 1100 more Knights prior to July 1. The state dinner was attend by over 1500 Knights and their Families. State Chaplin, Tyler Bishop Strickland was honored and spoke. Cardinal Dinardo also spoke of the Knights important role in the Church. Both gave the homilies at the opening and closing masses. Father Christopher, former SHC priest was spotted at an adjacent table (a Fr McGivney look-a-like). Finally, in our State Caucus Area #6, our DD for #64, SK Fred Guillory was selected to attend the Supreme Convention in Philadelphia PA.