District Deputy Report (May 2009)

1 05 2009

District Deputy’s Report
Vernon Hawkins, PGK, FN, FDW

The cold winter is coming to an end and as I write this article, I can’t help but think about spring and warm weather. The fraternal year is [10] months over, with two months remaining. Several councils have already obtained their quotas in membership and insurance for the Star Council Award, and others are very close. Now is the time for those councils to renew their efforts in order to obtain this very prestigious award. All of us should be filled with new energy and enthusiasm as spring arrives. It is a time to offer every Catholic man the “Experience of a Lifetime.” If you have not submitted the Columbian Award Application (SP-7), please don’t forget to do so, it is required for the Star Council Award and must be filed by June 30th.

May is the month we celebrate Mother’s Day. Let’s keep all of our Mothers in our prayers. For those of us whose Mother’s have passed away, let’s ask that our Father in heaven welcome them with open arms. For those Mothers that are still with us, be sure to thank them for all they do for us and keep them in our prayers asking that they have long, healthy and happy lives.

Don’t forget the Mother of us all, Mary. Be sure to pray the Rosary as often as you can, especially during this month. Ask her to keep all of our intentions in her heart and present them to her son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

In closing, I hope that many of you are making plans to attend the 111th State Convention in Ocean City on May 15-17. It is a fun time for the entire family and if you haven’t thought about attending please consider doing so.

Let’s all remember to look out for ways that we can aid the elderly whenever we can. Remember: “We are called to serve”.

Vivat Jesus!