Province of DeSmet
The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus DeSmet Province includes the Districts of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
It is one of 21 Provinces within the Knights of Columbus and is overseen by a Vice Supreme Master who reports directly to the Supreme Master and sits on the Supreme Assembly.
4th Degree Honor Guard for Our Lady of Fatima
WSM Dennis Stoddard, FVSM Paul Lambert, FVSM Jim Scroggins, and SK Havier Cabralles
Fr. Pauwelyn #587, carrying the statue of our Blessed Mother to its new home at St. Francis K-8 school during the 3 day event of celebrating 100 yrs of Fatima on Oct 13th, 2017
The Golden Eagle Award
Presented to the DeSmet Province VAVS
Volunteer of the Year as selected by the
Vice Supreme Master. This prestigious
award, while considered annually, is not
necessarily awarded each year.
The Golden Eagle Award Winner for 2015 -2016:
SK Steven Valenti - Fargo, ND Assembly
VSM's Note: SK Valenti was also the runner-up for the National VAVS Male Volunteer of the Year! CONGRATULATIONS Steven!
Fr. Pauwelyn #587 of Billings Mt posting the flag on Oct 1, 2017 that they donated and provided funds along with council #9976 to build the flagpole on the soccer field at Rocky Mountain College
Vice Supreme Master's Award of Merit
Presented to an Assembly deserving of special recognition as determined by the Vice Supreme Master.
The VSM's Award of Merit 2015 -2016:
West Fargo, ND Assembly for Outstanding performance in their first year of Existence.
Provincial Star District Award
Provincial Star District Award 2015 -2016:
District of North Dakota, Glenn Wagner, MFD
Duties of DeSmet Province Vice Supreme Master
As a part of his assigned duties, DeSmet Vice Supreme Master Glenn Wagner coordinates the exemplifications scheduled in North Dakota with MFD Richard Niebauer, South Dakota with MFD Jerald Bankston, Wyoming with MFD Bob Taylor, and Montana with MFD Wayne Mangold.
Glenn Wagner, PSD, MFD is the new VSM and assumed his duties September 1, 2017.
History of DeSmet Province Vice Supreme Masters:
Glenn Wagner 2017 ND
Ken Kingman 2013-2017 MT
Ken Stockwell 2011-2013 WY
Paul Lambert 2007-2011 SD
Michael Marback 2003-2007 ND
Ed Wirtz 1999-2003 MT
Terrence Archbold 1995-1999 WY
Joseph Gittings 1991-1995 SD
Clarence Fisher 1987-1991 ND
Gene Thomas 1985-1987 MT
James Byrd 1979-1985 WY