Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS)

This section will contain articles and news items about the efforts of the NH State Council's VAVS involvement.
Robert Garand is the VAVS chairman for the NH State Council and Fourth Degree District

New Hampshire Knights of Columbus Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services Committee Memorandum


Bingo at the Veteran’s Hospital/ Home


To provide an hour or two of entertainment to the patients/ residents in the local VA Hospital or Veterans Home.


The Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services (VAVS) coordinates volunteer efforts at all Veterans facilities in the United States Members of the Knights of Columbus, Councils & Assemblies primarily responsible for providing support to veterans. Councils and Assemblies located in the local area of a Veterans Facility may also provide support by sponsoring Bingo game night. If not specifically sponsoring an evening themselves, council or assembly by assisting them. Patients and residents look forward to these games also other activities and very appreciative of the efforts made to provide this entertainment. In some instances, some patients/residents rarely have visitors and the interactions they have with visitors such as the knights are the only ones have. It is not unusual to find brother knights and their families working side by side in an evening of entertainment.