Los Alamos Hosts Knights Of Columbus State Meeting

Los Alamos hosts the statewide organizational meeting of members of the Knights of Columbus July 8-10 at IHM and the K of C Hall on DP Road. Photo by Bob Brewer

Knights of Columbus members from across the state register in the IHM Parish Hall July 8 for their organizational meeting. Photo by Bob Brewer

Knights of Columbus members gather in the IHM Parish Hall July 8 including Los Alamos officers: Grand Knight David Jolley, Deputy Grand Knight Martin Aguilera, Chancellor Chad Meyer, Recorder Joshua Sauppe, Financial Secretary Esteban Rougier, Advocate Bill Mairson, Treasurer Joe Gutierrez, Warden Paul Waldschmidt, Inside Guard Jim Mork, Outside Guard Paul Grano, Lector Don Lucero, Trustee 1st Year Jeffrey Brown, Trustee 2nd Year Steve Ciddio and Trustee 3rd Year Ray Chavez. State Officers for 2016-2017 include State Deputy Patrick Mason, Chaplain Fr. Matthew Keller, Secretary John Brault and Treasurer Daniel Vigil. Photo by Bob Brewer

Staff Report

Los Alamos welcomed the Knights of Columbus and members of the Ladies Auxiliary from all over the New Mexico to the state organizational meeting July 8-10. This is the first time Los Alamos has hosted the statewide event.

“Sacred Heart Council 3137 is proud to host this year’s state organizational meeting in our beautiful town of Los Alamos,” stated outgoing Grand Knight Jeffrey S. Brown, Sacred Heart Council #3137.

He added that the annual organizational meeting is a great way to kick off the new fraternal year for the organization, and is especially important to new officers as a way to integrate with the state and other councils, and for all to reconnect with old friends.

The event also included a Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament and dinner at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Funds raised from this event will be used to award scholarships to Los Alamos High School students.

The organizational meetings were held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall on Canyon Road. A ladies program included a tour of historical sites around Los Alamos followed by a luncheon at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. A special Mass was held July 9 at IHM. Nearly 200 hotel rooms around the community were blocked for the three-day event.

About Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.

The Council

The Sacred Heart Council is located in Los Alamos, at the intersection of Trinity Drive and DP Road at 401 Trinity Dr. The group works closely with Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and members are active participants in the IHM parish.

 

Scene from the July 8 organizational meeting in IHM Parish Hall. Photo by Bob Brewer

Officers of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary from across the state including Los Alamos officers: President Jacque Ciddio, Vice President Annie Trujillo, Secretary Nancy Kossar, Treasurer Gloria Lopez and Hospitaility Chair Jo McCarthy. Photo by Bob Brewer

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary President Jacque Ciddio, right, of Los Alamos addresses the crowd during the group’s luncheon July 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Scene from Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary luncheon July 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The ladies fill their plates during the taco bar luncheon July 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

All 4th Degree Members of the Knights of Columbus wore their Regalia to a special Mass July 9 at IHM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Altar servers lead the procession into the church for the special July 9 Mass at IHM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Knights of Columbus members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Knights of Columbus members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Knights of Columbus members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Knights of Columbus members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Deputy Patrick Mason and his family. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the special July 9 Mass for the Knights of Columbus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the special July 9 Mass for the Knights of Columbus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the special July 9 Mass for the Knights of Columbus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Deputy Patrick Mason at July 9 Mass at IHM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fr. Glenn Jones blesses K of C officer medals. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Deputy Patrick Mason presents medals. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

IHM Pastor Fr. Glenn Jones, followed by Deacon Robert Bustemante and Deacon John Krepps exit the church following the July 9 special Mass. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The procession exits the church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fr. Glenn Jones speaks with State Secretary John Brault. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Former Grand Knight Steve Ciddio of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Knight Vincent Chiravalle of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A banquet was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road following Saturday’s Mass at IHM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Grand Knight David Jolley addresses the crowd gathered for the July 9 banquet at K of C Hall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Roger Rasmussen, 95, is the guest speaker at the banquet. He was an electrical engineer at Los Alamos and a member of the Special Engineer Detachment. During the Trinity test, he was assigned to evacuate local civilians if necessary. After the war, Rasmussen had a long career at Los Alamos National Laboratory. During his talk, he recounts his arrival at Los Alamos and details his memories of the Trinity test. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the July 9 state banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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