Knights of Columbus Council 15471 of St. Joseph Parish in Penfield recently received the Four Star Council Plaque, which is the Knights’ most prestigious award. The Knights estimate that only 1 percent of all the 15,000 councils in the world receive this award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in membership growth and activities related to church, family, youths and the culture of life.
Knights Supreme Director Arthur Harris and Ken Carlson, chairman of the board of district deputies, presented the award to the Penfield Council on Oct. 8. Carl A. Anderson, the Knights’ chief executive officer, congratulated the Knights of the Penfield council on their achievements and encouraged them to keep up the good work.
"Your dedication to the Order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this award be a reminder and an inspiration for the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for the good of the Church, your community, and the Order," Anderson said in a statement.