Local Knights earn international recognition

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TELL CITY – Knights of Columbus Council 1172 of Tell City is a Father McGivney Award Winner.

Named after the organization’s founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, the award is given in recognition of outstanding membership recruitment and retention efforts during the 2009-10 fraternal year.

The announcement was made by the Knights of Columbus International Headquarters located in New Haven, Conn. Ed Boudreas, district deputy, presented an engraved plaque to the council during a special ceremony Sept. 21.

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, president of the international organization, praised the local council’s efforts.

”Please accept my sincere congratulations on attaining this prestigious award. The dedication to the order shown by your council is seen in the high standards of excellence you have achieved,” he said. “At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this award be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideas of Columbianism for the good of the church, your community and the order. “

Past Grand Knight Clarence Franchville accepted the honor on behalf of the council.

“Receiving this award is quite an honor. We’re very pleased with this accomplishment,” he said.

With more than 1.8 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. For more information, visit www.kofc.org.