KPC turns 102

Knights and Ladies to gather in Dallas

When the assembled Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver gather in Dallas, July 21-26, they will be bringing together the largest organization of African-American Catholics in the world.

The annual event, which marks the 102nd meeting of the national group that was founded by four Josephite priests and three laymen, is an excellent opportunity to network and to share ideas.

According to James K. Ellis, Supreme Knight, “We encourage the members of all Councils and Courts to register and attend the National Convention. The National Convention provides an opportunity for attendees from different states and districts to network with one another and is also a perfect opportunity to share ideas for the programs of our noble objectives.”

The festive and informative convention includes a business meeting, workshops, keynote speakers and an awards dinner.

The event also will have a charitable focus. A fashion show luncheon will benefit Catholic Charities of Dallas and Fort Worth and a “white linen dance” will raise funds for the Earl Harvey Kidney Fund and the Tolton Educational Fund.

Special awards will be presented for the Cartegena Award, given to a Knight for service and achievement. The Good Neighbor Award will be presented to the top three Grand Assemblies that performed the most outstanding deeds for their fellowman and Claverism.

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