Ron Baldonado, Grand Knight San Buenaventura Knights of Columbus Council 2498, speaks with Our Ventura TV host, Lyn Fairly, about the origins of the councils and their support of nonprofits.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Catholicism in various nations.

Baldonado speaks of the four tenets of the councils: charity, unity, paternity and patriotism. He also discusses some of their events and activities, including Public Safety Night to honor local law enforcement and safety, as well as their support of the Wounded Warrior Project, Ride 2 Recovery California Challenge, which they host in conjunction with the American Legion.


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Ventura Knights of Columbus and Their Support of Local Charities

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