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In November 2016, Barry Donadio the Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus accepted recognition for his councils good works in the community. 

Council 7941 was awarded the prestigious Columbian Award from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council based in Connecticut. 

The award was granted for the councils good works in parish services, Keep Christ in Christmas Program, feeding the hungry, ultrasound initiative, March for Life, pregnancy care center, public relations, athletics, and socials and youth recreation. 

Barry Donadio stated that the council that he leads with continue with a surge in service to the community in the year 2017 and beyond. 

The Knights of Columbus are a group fraternal group of practicing Catholic men devoted to charity.

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On September 8th 2016, Barry Donadio was re-elected to be second in charge of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly in Chestertown, Maryland. The Assembly consists of 4th Degree Knights from 3 eastern shore councils belonging to the Knights of Columbus organization. 

Barry Donadio's good friend Kenny Platt Sr. was re-elected to led the Assembly and is in his third term. Mr. Platt's official title as the leader of this group is Worthy Faithful Navigator. 

Barry Donadio said this of Mr. Platt, " Kenny is wonderful and the perfect person to lead such a prestigious group. I am honored to serve in his Staff"

Mr. Donadio was re-elected as second in command of the group. His official title is Worthy Faithful Captain. He is expected to take leadership of the Assembly by September 2017. 

The Father Lutz 4th Degree Assembly in Chestertown, Maryland has been active in community charity throughout the past year. Barry Donadio said, " We will be focusing most on charitable work towards helping our Military Veterans."  Who else better to take up the cause then Barry Donadio, whom is a War Veteran and a former member of the U.S. Secret Service.


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Barry Donadio, the Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council #7941 will host that council's 35th Anniversary event on Kent Island. 

The event is set to be held on Saturday December 10th 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at St. Christopher's Roman Catholic Church in Chester, Maryland.

The event is a black tie event and is free to attend for the entire community. Children are welcome to join us in our celebration. 

The event is expected to attract predominant religious and political leaders from across Maryland. 

Barry Donadio explains "This is a celebration of 35 years of charity and giving to the local community by a group of Catholic men devoted to helping the public. We look forward providing another 35 years of service to those in need." 4064241150?profile=original

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Council #7941 of the Knights of Columbus installed new Officers on the evening of August 9th 2016. From left to right, the Officers are Deacon John Robinson as Chaplain, Greg Denny as Inside Guard, James Klunk as Advocate, Dave Jones as Warden, Mike McQuilan as Deputy Grand Knight, Barry Donadio as Grand Knight, Kenton Kilgore as Treasurer, Dean Hardman as Recorder,
Dave Burneston as Trustee. The new Officers will serve their terms for one year.

The Knights of Columbus is a social and intellectual fellowship known for supporting educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works of the community. They work with the Parish Family Life Committee to offer family and child based activities, raise funds for parish needs and serve the greater Kent Island community.

The Knights of Columbus are looking for new members of all ages and backgrounds. They meet the second and fourth Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the parish center at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church.

The council will have a free 35th Anniversary celebration on December 10th 2016 starting at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to come celebrate.

For more information about the Knights of Columbus Council #7941, please go to their active Facebook page.


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