Knights of Columbus Councils Implement Valuable Community Programs

With years of experience in accounting and finance, Michael (Mike) Vasaturo serves as chief financial officer for New Haven Terminal. As a complement to his work activities, Michael Vasaturo participates in the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal organization with more than 1.8 million members in the United States and around the globe. A Catholic organization, the Knights of Columbus has local councils that often conduct valuable community service programs.

For a service program to be successful, council members must generate an idea and adapt it to meet local needs. Through service outreach, councils gain recognition as important and influential forces in their local areas. To support local councils, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council sends out resources that provide guidance on running service programs and being effective leaders.

In addition, the organization provides guides that include step-by-step instructions on implementing popular programs, such as essay contests and substance abuse awareness programs. Although local councils can develop programs tied to social needs, the Knights of Columbus traditionally focuses on activities supporting the church, family, and youth, among others.