DuBOIS KOC Honors Terry Douthit for Service DuBOIS — The usual large throng of DuBois Knights attended the November meeting on a Monday evening at McGivney Hall with grand knight Ray Donati presiding. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Philip F. McNally Memorial Award for Service to Terry Douthit. This award is given to a Knight of Columbus member who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the council and the community. Douthit, a 48-year member of the DuBois council, was recognized for his unwavering commitment and tireless efforts over the years. He has held various positions within the council, including grand knight and financial secretary. Bob Smith, who presented the award, spoke highly of Douthit's dedication and leadership. "Terry has been a vital part of our council for nearly five decades," Smith said. "His passion and commitment to service is truly inspiring. He has worked tirelessly to promote the mission of the Knights of Columbus and has made a significant impact on our community." Douthit expressed gratitude for the recognition and thanked his fellow Knights for their support. "I am humbled to receive this award," he said. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside such dedicated individuals. Together, we have achieved great things, and I am proud to be a part of this organization." In addition to honoring Douthit, the DuBois council discussed upcoming service projects and events. They shared updates on their ongoing support for the local food bank and their plans for the annual Christmas toy drive. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization that is committed to charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Its members strive to make a positive difference in their communities by volunteering their time and resources for various charitable causes. The DuBois council has a long history of service and has been actively involved in the community since its establishment. They have organized and participated in numerous initiatives to support the needy, promote education, and advocate for the rights of the vulnerable. The council's dedication to service aligns with the values and principles of the Knights of Columbus. The organization was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney with the aim of providing financial aid and support to Catholic families in times of need. Today, the Knights of Columbus has grown into one of the largest Catholic fraternal organizations in the world, with over 2 million members. The DuBois council continues to carry on the legacy of service and advocacy established by the Knights of Columbus. They actively engage in charitable projects and collaborate with local organizations to address the needs of the community. One of their flagship initiatives is the annual Tootsie Roll Drive, which aims to raise funds for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The funds raised through this campaign are used to support local programs and organizations that provide services and assistance to individuals with special needs. The DuBois council also focuses on promoting and supporting Catholic education. They offer scholarships to local students pursuing higher education and have made significant contributions to the Catholic schools in the area. Their commitment to education reflects their belief in the importance of empowering the youth and providing them with opportunities for academic and personal growth. The Knights of Columbus has a rich tradition of service, and the DuBois council exemplifies this tradition through their dedicated efforts. Their commitment to charitable causes and community service has earned them the respect and admiration of their fellow Knights and the community at large. The recognition of Terry Douthit's service is a testament to the impact that the Knights of Columbus and its members have on their communities. Douthit's dedication and leadership serve as an inspiration to others, encouraging them to actively engage in service and make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. The DuBois Knights of Columbus continue to carry out their mission of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Through their collective efforts, they strive to promote the values of their organization and contribute to the betterment of society. As they move forward, the DuBois council remains committed to serving their community and making a lasting impact. Their dedication to service serves as a reminder of the importance of giving back and working together to create a more compassionate and inclusive society.
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