State Deputy Messages

State Deputy's Annual State Ball Acknowledgment

Brother Knights and Families,

StateBall2015 005I would like to thank you for your attendance at the Annual State Scholarship Ball. We had more than one hundred ninety guests joining us for the evening. We were blessed to have Assistant State Chaplain Rev. Robert Smolley in attendance for the celebration. Four $750.00 scholarships were awarded to deserving college students living in the State of New Hampshire and $5,000.00 in Charity Raffle Prizes were also awarded. The activities during the evening included a Silent Auction where many items were up for bid including a basket of religious articles donated by Rev. Robert Smolley.

I would like to personally thank State Ad Book Chairman William McCarthy and his daughter Mary McCathy Hoegen for publishing the ad book for the State Scholarship Ball. I would also like to thank bill's daughter, Brenda Gile for her great work as the State Council Photographer.


Wayne Griffin, NH State Deputy
Knights of Columbus

State Deputy Message - February 15, 2016

Working Brothers,

I would like to thank all of the councils that participated in the donation program for the Birth Right Dinner. We collected more than 115 baskets full of items for both mom and baby. We also had a capacity crowd and we were privileged to have Bishop Peter Libasci as our guest speaker. We were served a wonderful meal by the members of Suncook Council 4666 and we were entertained by the master of ceremonies and State Culture of Life Director, Ron DiStasio.

State Church Director Rob Eib introduced the NH Baby Safe Haven Program. Rob will be the chairman of this program and his daughter, Meredith will be NH Baby Safe Haven Spokesperson. The details of this program are available on the state website. I would like to thank all who participated in the Birth Right Dinner program including my fellow state officers and state program director, Tim Kingsley.

Please be advised that I will be in Munich, Germany on business from February 20, 2016 to February 27, 2016. I will not have access to email during that time so I ask you to address all matters relating to the State Deputy to State Secretary, Glenn Camley at or (603) 682-5318.

Thank your for all the you do for our Order.


Wayne P. Griffin, NH State Deputy
Knights of Columbus

NH State Deputy 2016 Christmas Message

I would like to wish you and your family a Very Happy, Joyous and Holy Christmas. In this season when we focus on the Holy Family’s journey and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, we should remember to be a little more Christ like in our dealings with our fellow man. As Knights we need to focus evermore keenly at this time of year on the mission of the Knights of Columbus to help our brothers and those in need. This can be done by utilizing the many programs and charitable activities the Knights of Columbus have to offer. When we do this, we will be doing God’s work and evangelizing for the faith.

I recently attended the State Deputies meeting and the Supreme Knight stated, "Our responsibility as the leaders of the Knights of Columbus is to assure the continued growth and sustainability of our Order. This is our first and primary responsibility" and "While we have other goals and activities that are necessary, no other task is sufficient to advance the Good of the Order if we do not advance membership growth. Everything we do depends upon membership," I have said in the past and continue to say that without the growth of our councils we will not be able to increase our charitable reach in our parishes and communities. Remember, it’s about the "Man in the Pew – Next to You." So during this Christmas session, offer membership in our great Order to the men you haven’t seen very often this year, you will be helping them to become a better Catholic, a better husband and a better father once they are involved with other Catholic gentleman in your council.

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