GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Knights of Columbus Council 15700 here in Grafenwoehr earned the STAR Council Award for achieving 175 percent of their recruitment goal, one of the organization’s top awards, for the fiscal year 2014-2015.
The organization’s headquarters, located in New Haven, Connecticut, made the announcement.
The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities.
The award was presented to the membership by Grand Knight Byron Fastnacht at a ceremony held Jan. 14. The Council also qualified for the Father McGivney Award, the Columbian Award and the Founders Award.
“May this award be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for the good of the Church, your community, and the Order,” said Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the organization.
“Receiving the STAR Council Award is quite an honor for us. We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment,” proclaimed Grand Knight Byron Fastnacht, head of the local council.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in over 15,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $170 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes. Please visit www.kofc.org for more information.
James P. Federline works at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr and serves as the Grand Knight of the council.