Supreme Convention Blog
Tuesday, August 4th
The 2020 Supreme Convention is being held Virtually Tuesday and Wednesday Aug 4th and 5th. It’s a strange world we live in today! It was supposed to be held this year in Washington, DC, but because of Covid-19 they moved it to New Haven, CT and had each jurisdiction bring their delegates to a hotel in their respective jurisdictions to watch and participate via the internet.
So our Minnesota delegates met at the Airport Hilton in Bloomington, MN and started out with a picnic supper of Hot Dogs, Beans and Potato Salad with other snacks. We gathered in the ballroom after that and we watched the Opening Mass and the Supreme Knights Report online, projected on a big screen. There were some issues with the Opening Mass being broadcast, but it sounded as if all jurisdictions were having the same problem. The Supreme Knights Report went much more smoothly.
After that we got to relax upstairs in our Hospitality Room with snacks and beverages.
Wednesday, August 5th
On Wednesday morning we started out the day with a continental breakfast in the hospitality room at 7:30 am and started the business meeting at 9:00 am. The morning Business Session worked very well with some interesting reports and the Resolutions that were acted upon.
While it was an abbreviated business session, it flowed pretty well. The resolutions took a little bit of time, but they usually do.
After a lunch break we reconvened at 1:00 with the Memorial Mass celebrated by Supreme Chaplain Bishop Lori and ended with a decade of the Rosary at the Sarcophagus of Fr. McGivney.
The Awards Session was well done and Immediate Past State Deputy Marc Peters was awarded the Past State Deputy Award for a job well done. After the sessions were over, we had a little bit of hospitality before we went out for supper.
We gathered in the hotel lobby waiting for our bus to go out for supper. While waiting we took the usual group picture on the stairs in the lobby.
We usually always celebrate Michele DeCrans’ birthday every year at the convention.
All of the delegates and spouses got to have supper at Cowboy Jack’s in Bloomington with Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens.
Thursday, August 6
We all got to sleep in a little and had breakfast from 8:00 until 9:00 before leaving for our respective homes. It was very different from the normal Supreme Convention as it really didn’t allow us to meet and/or greet all of our KofC friends from the other jurisdictions that we have all come to know as great friends. Oh well, maybe next year! But a good time was had by all.