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Knights of Columbus Council 11098 of St. Isaac Jogues Church, Pickering, ON has earned the distinction of Star council, one of the organization’s top awards, for the 2015-2016 fraternal year. 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, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Terry Wood at a special ceremony held on Tues. Nov. 1.

In announcing the local winner of the Star Council Award, Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the organization, said, “Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award. Your dedication to the order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. 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 ideals of Columbianism for the good of the Church, your community, and the Order.”

“Receiving the Star Council Award is quite an honour for us. We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment,” proclaimed Sir Grand Knight Paul Bertrand, head of the local council.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteers’ opportunities in service to the Church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.9 million members in over 15,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $175 million and 73 million hours of service to charitable causes. Please visit for more information.

Estar 8/2016


Star Council Award

Star Council Award


Presenter District Deputy Terry Wood and Sir Grand Knight Paul Bertrand.

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