State Awards

The South Carolina State Council Awards Program was created to encourage and recognize service by our Knights to their parishes, families and communities.

This purpose statement recognizes two important parts of the State Awards Program. First, the State Awards Program encourages service in the four areas that form the new “Faith in Action” Program of the Knights of Columbus. Service in these areas is how the Knights of Columbus demonstrate their Catholic faith. This leads to strengthening our faith; supporting our Church, bishops, and priests; improvements in our communities; strengthening the faith of our families; and supporting and defending the dignity of life. This in turn brings in new members and retains existing members as well as allowing the Knights of Columbus to serve these areas even more.

Second, the State Awards Program recognizes this service. Recognition is secondary to the service provided. However, when outstanding service is provided, the State Council wants to recognize this service as a way to encourage more service. The purpose of this manual is to set forth the requirements and procedures for recognition of the State Awards and to briefly discuss the Supreme Awards Program.

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State Awards Chairman: Christopher Hilditch, Program Director
 

2021 Awards Winners
 

ICC Honor Council Awards

City

Council

Council Name

Grand Knight

Division

Conway

7531 Charles Andrew Smith Gary J. Garofalo 3

ICC Distinguished Councils Awards

City

Council

Council Name

Grand Knight

Division

Lake Wylie

14475 All Saints Robert Altenburg 3

ICC Best Council Awards

City

Council

Council Name

Grand Knight

Division

Georgetown

3067

Joseph Miguel Ros, Jr.

Robert McMahan

1

Sumter

2207 Bishop Northrop John Owen

2

Spartanburg

9575

Mary Queen of Peace

Mike G. Lukridge

3

Individual Awards

Category

Winner

Council

Knight of the Year Award

Don Peterson

10066

Golden Knight of the Year Award

Bob Brohm

6884

Family of the Year Award

James and Jane Range

5026

Youth of the Year Award

Thomas Regan

11910

Catholicity Award

John Starzyk

6629

Charity Award

Bill Williamson

6629

Program Service Awards

Category

Winning Council

Project

Faith

10819

Rosary Program

Family

11910

Domestic Church

Community

6629

Habitat for Humanity

Life

6629

Ultrasound Machine

 

2020 Awards Winners

ICC Honor Council Awards

City

Council

Council Name

Grand Knight

Division

Moncks Corner

11471

Our Lady of the Lakes

John Merwin

1

Chapin

16903

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Thomas Hrica

1

Florence

5194

Msgr. Charles D. Wood

Michael Hill

2

Anderson

8295

Fr. Francis A. Friend

Tom Holahan

2

Pawleys Island

11028

Precious Blood of Christ

John Martin

3

Conway

7531

Charles Andrew Smith

James Hunter

3

ICC Distinguished Councils Awards

City

Council

Council Name

Grand Knight

Division

Charleston

10334

Rev. John Egan

Wayne Fontanelle

1

Blythewood

13713

Transfiguration

Bill Smith

2

Rock Hill

6756

 

Raymond Howard

3

Northeast Columbia

6847

Msgr. Martin C. Murphy

M. Eric Cannon

3

Seneca

6884

St. Gerard Majella

Robert G. Brohm

3

Goose Creek

11991

Immaculate Conception

John J. McCauley

3

Lake Wylie

14475

All Saints Council

Robert Altenburg

3

ICC Best Council Awards

City

Council

Council Name

Grand Knight

Division

Georgetown

3067

Joseph Miguel Ros, Jr.

Brian Clark

1

Lexington

11325

Corpus Christi

Dr. Richard Swain

2

Spartanburg

9575

Mary Queen of Peace

Mike G. Lukridge

3

Individual Awards

Category

Winner

Council

Knight of the Year Award

SK Michael J. Hibbs

11325

Golden Knight of the Year Award

SK John Hrenchir

10066

Family of the Year Award

Tom, Winnie & Tom John Baker

10066

Youth of the Year Award

Tarra-Grace Carter

11325

Catholicity Award

Daniel A. Goering

11325

Charity Award

John Walsh

6629

Program Service Awards

Category

Winning Council

Project

Faith

11325

Into the Breach

Family

11910

Domestic Church Program

Community

7531

Knights help rebuild Newman Center at CCU

Life

6629

Ultrasound Machine