Awards

How does a council earn its Double Star award, Century Club honors for bringing in at least 100 new members and boost its net gain goal by 568 percent?

Ask U.S. Army Cadet Paul Kearney of the Knights council at West Point.

Kearney single-handedly recruited 89 new Knights last year and earned for himself the Order’s top recruiter award.

 
U.S. Army Cadet Paul Kearney

International Family of the Year

The 2006-07 International Family of the Year is the Dr. Richard and Sharmae Vetter family of Sts. Anne and Joachim Council 11390 in Fargo, N.D.

They accepted the award along with their nine daughters: Kristin, Emily, Jennifer, Ashley, Lauren, Andrea, Julia and Olivia.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Vetter has trained in natural family planning and conducts sessions on it for priests, writes articles about it and has trained couples in the practice of NFP.