Friday, February 21, 2014
Sir Knight Colin Peterson, a member of Assembly 3272 of the Knights of Columbus, has been recognized as South Carolina Sir Knight of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes his significant contribution to his community (Georgetown County), his parish (St. Mary’s Catholic Church) and his assembly (Assembly 3272).
The award was presented by District Master Michael J. Mika (left) at a banquet during the 67th Exemplification of the Knights of Columbus. Accompanying Colin is his wife Sandy and on the right, Pawleys Island-Georgetown Father Philip Grant Assembly 3272 Faithful Navigator, Bill Wichrowski. In presenting the award, Mika noted “Peterson has certainly raised the bar for this award after his performance this past year!” This is the third year in a row that a Sir Knight from Assembly 3272, one of the newest Assemblies in South Carolina, has won this award!
With more than 1.8 million members, 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 Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people. Knights of Columbus members last year set records by providing more than 70 million hours of charitable service and more than $158 million in donations to charitable causes. During the past decade, the K of C has donated more than $1.4 billion to charity, and provided nearly 640 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives.