Robert D. Neary Awardfor dedicated service to Church, Community, Family, or the Knights of Columbus
The VKCCI Board established the Robert D. Neary Award on September 12, 1998 to pay tribute to Bob, who was selfless and untiring when it came to VKCCI and the Knights of Columbus. VKCCI established an endowment fund where the principal of the fund will never be used, only the interest. The endowment is funded through $500 donations from Councils and Assemblies to recognize special members and individuals or organizations that have made substantial contributions to their Church, their Community, their Family, or the Knights of Columbus. Nominations can be made at any time and will be recognized with the Robert D. Neary Award.
Honoring an Individual, Family, or Organization:
Do you have a member of your Council or Assembly or an individual or organization that has done many things because he/she/it loves it and never asks for anything in return? Would you like to pay a special tribute to that person or organization and at the same time support VKCCI? The Knights, families of a Knight, other individuals, or organizations to be recognized must have made a long term commitment to their Church, their Community, their Family, or the Knights of Columbus. Nominations can be made at any time and will be recognized with the Robert D. Neary Award.
What to do:
Contact any member of the VKCCI Board of Directors or your District Deputy and ask for the Robert D. Neary Award form (or download it from this page). Simply follow the general instructions and mail the form with a check in the amount of $500, made out to VKCCI, to the VKCCI President:
Richard G. Head
11912 Montfort Circle
Glen Allen, VA 23059
At the State meeting your Council or Assembly will be recognized as participating in the program. An engraved Robert D. Neary Award in the name of your Honoree will be presented to the Grand Knight or Faithful Navigator for presentation at the appropriate time.