Minster Knights of Columbus Earns STAR Council Award

Knights of Columbus District Deputy Jerry Tebbe (center)  presents STAR Council award to Grand Knight & Programs Chairman Roger Rutschilling (left) and Past Grand Knight & Membership Chairman Tim Bertke (right).
Staff Writer

Knights of Columbus Council 2158 of Minster has earned the distinction of STAR Council, one of the organization's top awards, for the 2015-16 fraternal year. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities for youth, family, community, and Church.

The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Jerry Tebbe at the Councils January meeting. Past Grand Knight and Membership Chairman Tim Bertke, along with current Grand Knight and Program Director Roger Rutschilling received the plaque from Tebbe.

Past Grand Knight Tim Bertke stated, "I am very proud of and thankful for all the members who had a part in helping the Council earn this special award again this past year."

Current Grand Knight Roger Rutschilling added, "Receiving the STAR Council Award is quite an honor for our Council and may this award be a reminder and an inspiration to our members to continue to promote the good works of the Knights of Columbus and strive to earn this award again this fraternal year."

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Church, their communities, families and youth.