My memories as Grand Knight serving St. James Council 4949 as Grand Knight from 2010 to 2012.

Welcome to my private website attributing the honorable work of the  the Knights of Columbus .

It contains general information about the Knights of Columbus, some activities of St. James Council 4949, during my terms as Grand Knight from 2010 to 2012.

Serving the Knights of Columbus since 1994, inspired by our Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, Brother Knights including my own enthusiasm for the Knights of Columbus, I have created this website. 

St. James Council 4949 is affiliated with the John Miles 4th Degree Assembly 2064.

Link to Official website St. James Council 4949. Click here

Link to St. James Council 4949 website

With this website I would like to say thanks to my Brother Knights of St. James Council 4949, who have given me the honour serving St. James Council 4949 as their Grand Knight for two terms from 2010 to 2012. Thanks to all officers of St. James Council 4949, helping me during my two terms in office as Grand Knight, to make it a memorable one. Your commitments to your job is reflected in our successes achieved for our Council. Thank again for a job well done. Please continue your good work for our Order, by supporting our new Grand Knight and officers during the next fraternal year.

Thanks again for this wonderful experience, filed with lasting memories.

During my terms as Grand Knight for St. James Council 4949  (2010-2012) I have said many times:
"As more you understand the principles and goals of the Knights of Columbus, as more you would like to get involved."

Serving the Knights of Columbus since 1994, inspired by our Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson many other Knights including my own enthusiasm for the Knghts of Columbus, I have created this website.
Regina and myself, had the opportunity to meet so many new people, which we call now friends. With my twitter account I’m interacting with many Knights from Councils located in different countries, sharing our experiences as Knights of Columbus members.
What we have all in common, is the willingness and the Knights of Columbus spirit, helping, when help is needed.

I would like to invite you to visit all sites including links, which will give you an overview of activities of the Knights of Columbus, including other jubjects were I feel close too.

We at St. James Council 4949 have demonstrated again what charity is all about. The Schubert Centre, Gateby Place and Columbus Court built by St. James Council 4949, are prime examples to our commitment to our community at large.
St. James Council 4949 supporting for the last 52 years St. James Church, St. James School and many other local organisation, Guenter A. Rieger, Grand Knight's report June2012, CLICK on picture to readand It’s feels good to be a part of on organisation called, "The Knights of Columbus."

For updates about St. James Council's 4949 activities, please check out the new website of St. James Council 4949.
I will updates this site, if I will find some items of interest regarding the Knights of Columbus or other catholic jubjects. Thank you for visiting this site. Please enjoy uploaded videos too. For Knights of Columbus videos click here.
I also would like to encourage every practicing catholic gentlemen, over 18 year of age, to check out the Knights of Columbus website, by exploring your personal benefits by being a member of the Knights of Columbus in your community,

In closing I would like to say:Click on picture to read newsletter

"Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community;

it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith;

it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.If you are a Catholic gentleman, and are interested in learning near you"

Vivat Jesus

Guenter A. Rieger, Past Grand Knight St. James Council 4949

St. James Council 4949 Ladies Appreciation Night 2012

St. James Council's 4949 Wheelchair project raised funds in the amount of $7,185.00,to be able to purchase 47 wheelchairs.
Grand Knight Guenter A. Rieger said we started the Wheelchair project, just once month before the end of the fraternal year 2011-2012.
Thanks to the generous support of our Knights and parishioners of St. James Church, we were able to raise in total $7,185.00, to be able to purchase 47 wheelchairs, providing mobility. to 47 people in need."

2010-2012 St. James Council 4949:
3 Honorary Members and
32 Honorary Life Members.

There is much more to St. James Council 4949 of the Knights of Columbus, located in Vernon British Columbia, by providing a monthly Pancake Breakfast to Knights and parishioners.
However, the monthly Pancake Breakfast, offered by St. James Council 4949, plays an important part to raise funds to be contributed for people and organisation in need.

Welcome to the Knights of Columbus of St. James Council 4949, Vernon,British Columbia.
I do understand that in today's times especially, most people have minimal spare time to become involved with service organizations and do charitable works. But life is short, and before you know it, you may have missed the opportunity to make positive contributions to our society.
"Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference."
If you are a Catholic gentleman, and are interested in learning more about our order and/or St.James Council 4949 specifically, please take advantage of the website's Contact us feature, and someone will be glad to answer your questions.
Vivat Jesus
Guenter A. Rieger , Grand Knight (2010-2012)

My Memories as Grand Knight of St. James Council 4949. Part 2

"Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference."

Installation of Officers, St. James Council 4949, fraternal year 2012-2013.

"Message from Grand Knight Sal D'Agosto St. James Council 4949, 2012-2014 (Knights4949) Newsletter March 2913
"Those who like to brause the internet may have noticed that for the past several months Council's 4949 official web page has been unavailable. We are pleased to tell you that it is now again up and running.
Brother Jason D. Agosto has volunteered to administer the new site from his home in Arizona (USA). Although not yet completed it will give members and guests a good overview of Council 4949.
The new site is called http://www.knights4949.org



Knights of Columbus of St. James Council raised $2,550 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
A BIG Thanks to Team Captain Dave, who arranged everything.

Heart & Stroke Foundation, Knights of Columbus, St. James Council raised $1620 during the 3rd annual Big Bike Run, supporting the Heart & Stroke Foundation
One of our oldest participant, 82 years of age, but still strong on the Big Bike.