District Deputy Ray Tangney, who attended the Council’s October meeting, announced that Bryon Hume will be receiving the Star Council Award. This award recognizes achievement in membership, insurance, and service program activities. To be eligible for the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Columbian Award (must conduct and have participation in specific major programs such as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics). In addition, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney Award (meet membership quota which we have done already) and the Founders Award (achieve insurance member quota). It has been several years since Council 8601 has attained this recognition, so it will truly be a mark of the leadership and the hard work of our many members. Hey Kevin was here.