Veterans Affairs Chairman

June 2022

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Brother Knights!

It is now the last month of another Fraternal Year, and time to be closing the books on Council Elections, Form submissions, annual Awards, etc.  I certainly hope it has been a good year for Spiritual and Fraternal growth in your Council/ Assembly/ Parish.

I want to personally THANK all our Indiana Knights, Councils and Assemblies for your tremendous support of our Veterans Affairs Fraternal Year 2022 GOALS and activities.  Because of your efforts, we have not only reached our monetary targets for the “WARRIORS TO LOURDES” effort and the “Fr McGiveny Military Chaplain Scholarship Program” – but it looks like we will actually raise 200% of the Goals for both (I will not know final details until the end of the Fraternal Year- and will be able to report specific details in our August State Newsletter).

I also want to extend our appreciation for your support of our “Free US Flags” Program (courtesy of Lowe’s Hardware Stores, we have been able to repurpose and distribute over 500 US Flags to Parishes, Parish Schools, Boy & Girl Scout Troops, American Legion Riders, Catholic Cemeteries and individual Knights).  We have a few remaining flags; to receive any of them - send me an email with your name/ Council- Assembly/ Phone #/ and a couple sentences of how the flag(s) would be used.

Finally – I want to note that our fairly successful year in the area of “VETERANS AFFAIRS” was greatly facilitated because of the other members of our “Indiana Veterans Affairs Working Group” – four individuals who work with me to brainstorm ideas, ensure continuity/ completion of efforts, and raise awareness of K of C Veteran activities.  These great members of our Veterans Affairs Team are:  Rick Santangelo (Council 13105/ Assembly 245); Jim Recasner (Council 16305/ Assembly 245); Jerry Bromley (Council 12177/ Assembly 235); Pat Glavin (Council 3631/ Assembly 235).  Fr John Sheehan (St Francis University/ Council 451) joined us as our “Spiritual Advisor” for the “Military Chaplains” Breakout Session at this year’s State Convention- and is a great addition to our Team.


Steve Lutz
Indiana State Veterans Affairs Chairman
PGK/ FDD/ US Army (R)
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