This DISSOLUTION OF CHARTER is entered into by and among the officers and members of the Father Michael Irwin Council 9001 (“Council 9001”) of the Knights of Columbus.
W I T N E S S E T H
WHEREAS, the Father Michael Irwin Council 9001 received its charter from the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus on June 4, 1985;
WHEREAS, Council 9001 was formed as a spin off council out of the Dr. John Carr Monk Council 7259 in Newton Grove, North Carolina;
WHEREAS, Council 9001 has maintained good standing with the Supreme Council and the North Carolina State Council of the Knights of Columbus for more than twenty years;
WHEREAS, it is now apparent to the members of Council 9001 that the Knights of Columbus as a national organization is no longer focused on its original mission and that Supreme Council is more concerned with promoting its insurance business and serving the interests of this world rather than being fully Catholic and serving the interests of the Kingdom of Heaven;
WHEREAS, the members of Council 9001 are committed to serving the Catholic Church in true Christian Charity and cannot in good conscience continue to be connected with the lukewarm Catholicism manifested by the Supreme Council over the course of the last ten or more years;
WHEREAS, Council 9001 desires to better utilize its limited resources separate and apart from the oversight and/or influence of Supreme Council and Council 9001 desires to separate itself from the needless frustrations and distractions of membership in the state and national organizations of the Knights of Columbus;
WHEREAS, in order to position itself to better support and serve the salvific mission of the Catholic Church, Council 9001 shall dissolve its charter, sever all ties with Supreme Council and the North Carolina State Council, and shall continue on as a distinct, separate and independent Catholic lay organization.
NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned council hereby submits the following Dissolution of Charter for the purpose of dissolving Father Michael Irwin Council 9001.
1. The name of the council is the Father Michael Irwin Council 9001.
2. The names and titles of the officers are:
Fr. Paul Matthew Parkerson, Chaplain
Pepe Aguilar, Grand Knight
Jimmy Grace, Deputy Grand Knight
Shawn Sparrow, Financial Secretary
Edward C. Sopp, Jr., Chancellor/Recorder
3. This Dissolution of Charter was authorized during that regular monthly business meeting of Council 9001 held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
4. This Dissolution of Charter was approved by a majority vote of the members of Council 9001.
5. This Dissolution of Charter is effective as of the first date written below.
This the 24th day of August, 2011.
Signed, Officers and members of Fr. Michael Irwin Council 9001