June 2024 Newsletter

Reminder: June Membership Meeting

This is your reminder to attend our upcoming June Membership Meeting is this Tuesday evening, July 11th at 7:00 PM at the St. Peter’s Residence House in Suquamish.

This is the last meeting of the current 2023-2024 fraternal year in which we will elect Officers who will serve in the upcoming 2024-2025 fraternal year that begins on July 1st.

Our proposed slate of officers:



Grand Knight

David Meier

Deputy Grand Knight



John Rebar


David Graves

Financial Secretary

Larry Devlin


Roy Behling


Leo Beer

Inside Guard

Outside Guard

Trustee 3 Year

John Wahlfors

Trustee 2 Year

Mark Maruda

Trustee 1 Year

Gary Fahey


As you can see, we have several spots where there are no nominees. This is another area where we could use your help, specifically in filling one of these roles and more generally to come to the meeting and join us in electing our new officers.

Food Drive Coming Up Next Weekend!

📅 Date: Saturday, June 15th ⏰ Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM 📍 Location: Grocery Outlet in Kingston

Our Council is hosting a food drive to benefit ShareNet in Kingston. Your support makes a difference! Sign up for a shift and help us make this event a success: Sign Up Here https://signup.com/go/cRayyqb

Thank you for serving our community! 🙌🌟

Funeral for Brother Jim Lee

The funeral for Brother Jim Lee will held at 11:00 AM on June 28th at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Poulsbo, preceded by a Rosary at 10:30 AM. Please join us as we pray for the repose of his soul.

His obituary is here: https://www.lewischapel.com/obituaries/James-Thomas-Lee?obId=31669531

KC HELP Update

KC HELP continued its incredible growth pattern where this past month we helped 209 people in our community with 357 pieces of durable medical equipment, valued at over $92,000. In the past 12 months, KC HELP has helped over 2,000 of our neighbors with 4,173 items, valued at $1.2 Million!

Our Brother Knight volunteers work tirelessly every day to assist people in need of specialized equipment as they deal with the physical effects of aging or recovery from surgeries or accidents. It’s difficult to adequately express the immense gratitude that we see day in and day out and to imagine how these people might have dealt with their difficult circumstances had KC HELP not been available to assist them. If this is something you would like to be involved in, please contact us at 360-981-3179 to join our other Brother Knights in this valuable work.

Northwest Catholic Magazine recently featured our KC HELP program here: https://nwcatholic.org/news/brian-leblanc/knights-kc-help-ministry-distributes-1-million-in-free-medical-equipment

Good of the Order

Pray for the health of all our Council’s Brother Knights as our members’ age demographic continues to increase. Specific prayer recipients are Fr. David, recently new Parish Family Priests Fr Mark Kiszelewski and Fr Albert Arulappan,

Pray for the repose of the souls of Jack Bartlett, Jim Lee, and Janice Schrader, and deceased Priests.

Pray for the health of Tom Redfern, Ellen Strickland, Mary Therese Bartlett, Leigh Bartlett, Julie Beer, Karen Behling, Tony DeCarlo, Larry Devlin’s sister-in-law Gloria Devlin,Gary Fahey, Jerry Goodwin, Steve Murray, Tom Musha, Emmanual Rivas, Storm Smole, Nancy Rogers, Theresa Spiess, Bob Tomas, Glennyce Thomas, friend (fighting cancer) of John Rebar,

Please pray for our service men (particularly council members) and service women and our many KC HELP clients.

We also would like to keep Christina Lara and Gabby McCracken in our prayers as they fulfill their FOCUS missions.

Handy Council-Related Links

If you would like a handy set of Council-related links that you can add to your phone’s home page, try this: bit.ly/m/8297