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KOVAR fundraising bowling tournament


The Virginia Knights of Columbus, District 1, held its 3rd annual KOVAR fundraising bowling tournament in Norfolk
on Saturday (August 26, 2023). About 50 people joined in the fun at the AMF Lanes. Council 418 from Portsmouth was
the sponsor of this year's tournament and raised about $1,750.00 for KOVAR. Local councils donated some great door
prizes which were a hit for the crowd. Everyone had an outstanding time. The winners were Virginians with Intellectual
Disabilities, who will receive the benefit of the funds.

On June 10 Eddie Whitlock was elected President of
KOVAR Corporation by the Board.

His term begins July 1. The Board thanked John Cochran for his four year
service as President.

KOVAR President at the State Organizational Meeting July 8

On July 8 KOVAR President Eddie Whitlock delivered the KOVAR report at the Virginia State
Council Knights of Columbus Organizational Meeting.

Past President John Cochran honored

On August 12 the KOVAR Board had its bi-monthly Directors meeting at St. Mary's Church.
President Eddie Whitlock presented Immediate Past President John Cochran with a plaque
in recognition of his outstanding service.

Big thank you given to KOVAR

Thank you View of Heaven Farm for all that you do in the community. KOVAR is honored to help!


KOVAR Board Members Dan Hurley and Eddie Whitlock presented

honoree plaques to two organizations that received grantlast fraternal year

KOVAR Board Members Dan Hurley and Eddie Whitlock presented honoree plaques to two organizations that received grants
last fraternal year. River City Inclusive Gymnastics in Manakin-Sabot received $15,000 to purchase specific fitness,
gymnastics, and therapeutic equipment to support students with intellectual disabilities. Honoree was Steve Lomaka from
Council 14129. SOAR365 received $20,000 to help replace the roof on the dining hall at Camp Baker in Chesterfield County.
Honoree was The Culinary Team at Council 14129.

KOVAR 50th Anniversary Celebration


The Richmond area KOVAR 50th Anniversary Celebration was
held on October 24, 2021. Twenty-year KOVAR Board Member
and a past president of the board Dan Hurley planned and
organized the event held at the Knights of Columbus Council #395
Fr. Robert W. McDonald Columbian Center in Henrico. Thanks to
The Abbate Agency and Field Agent Sal Filippelli for sponsoring
the social hour, Tom Giannasi of Council 395 and the Culinary
Team of Council 14129 for food preparation, and self-advocates
of Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond for assistance with food service.

State Senate resolution commending KOVAR for 50 years of service


KOVAR honored by SOAR365 as 2021 Philanthropist of the Year Award

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