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Week of April 28, 2003
Peace through prayer
Knights of Columbus convention maps out group's future
By RENATO GANDIA
"We generate money and we donate it to different causes that need help."
- Don Logan
They are expecting about 600 people including other guests at the Saturday night for the state banquet.
Many K of C members bring their wives to the convention.
"What we've really worked hard at this year is the ladies' program for the wives of the delegates. They are a very important part of the Knights of Columbus," Logan said.
"If not for them, we'd probably not be doing what we're doing."
So they have arranged trips to the Muttart Conservatory and West Edmonton Mall for the women.
As a chairperson of the convention, part of Logan's task involves organizing, promotion and getting as many persons as possible involved. He believes this is a rare opportunity to serve the order.
Logan's involvement in the K of C dates back to 1990. He started out in St. Charles Council 8325. He joined that council so that they could start a new council in his home parish, St. John Bosco.
For a council to be created they must have a minimum council membership and a sponsor council.
"A bunch of us from St. John Bosco joined St. Charles to learn how to run a council. Once we had enough members, we formed Council 10986 in St. John Bosco."
He was an acolyte in his home parish since a group of men felt the need for a K of C council to assist the priest.
From his perspective, being a K of C involves willingness to help and do things for the Church and community without expecting anything in return.
"A lot of the time we generate money and we donate it to different causes that need help."
Logan is content with just knowing his efforts help others. "If you have a high need for people patting you on the back, thanking you for what you did, this is not the group for you.
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