The Knights of Columbus Texas State Council 119th Convention in Dallas


The Knights of Columbus Texas State Council 119th Convention in Dallas

If I had to pick only one word to describe this past weekend, it would have to be OUTSTANDING!!!!! The hard work and efforts each of you and your teams did to make this Convention a success was evident in every aspect of the presentation. I am so very proud to have had the opportunity to work with ALL of you over the past few years to make this happen.

I tried to seek out each of you individually to express my gratitude for all you did and if I missed anybody, I sincerely apologize. As I walked around the convention arena, the suites, the classrooms etc., all I noticed were people enjoying themselves and having a good time. Your Green Shirts were evident and every person that asked for help, received it! In my conversations with the Cardinal, the four Bishops and Fr. Mel and several Priests in attendance, they were all extremely complimentary of our efforts and were having a great time as well!

Please pass along our gratitude to all your Councils and the membership for all the assistance they gave behind the scenes. Please also thank the delegates that attended. When I looked around the Caucus room, I was in shock to have close to 80 Brother Knights assembled!! That is a tribute to the team we have assembled here in Dallas and for that I am grateful!

As we passed the torch to the Diocese of Galveston-Houston to host the 2024 State Convention, DD Ron Frerich said we set the bar pretty high! That is all due to each of you and thank you so very much!

God Bless you and yours,

Mike Courtney
Diocese of Dallas Diocesan Deputy

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mike courtney and reed fontenot at the convention 2023

P.S.: Enjoy viewing some of the images from this great weekend.

The 4th Degree procession of 99 Sir Knights ready to enter the Lone Star Ballroom at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel on Saturday May 6th before the opening Mass of the 119th TSC Convention.

SK Lloyd Burris, Executive Secretary Mike McLaughlin and Dallas Convention Co-Chair Reed Fontenot enjoy some fraternity at the start of Casino Night.

Dallas Chapter President Jake Fleischer enjoying a bit of Casino Night fun, after a hard day of work.

Ladies sitting at their table at the start of the Ladies Luncheon on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

The registration area was staffed by Holy Spirit Council 8157, Duncanville, Texas.

The State Banquet on Saturday night was very well attended and the guests enjoyed a delicious beef tenderloin dinner followed by inspiring presentations and speeches from several special guests.

The Dallas Hospitality Suite on the 23rd floor of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel was handled by Hospitality Chair Chris Fowler and his team of “Holy Smokers” from Council 11862 in Garland.

The view from the Dallas Hospitality Suite on the 23rd floor of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.