Meeting Time and Location
The Loyola University Maryland Council 15000 meets at the Evergreen Campus on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 7:00 PM. The 1st Thursday is the designated business meeting while the 3rd Thursday is reserved for the social meeting or joint Catholic Daughters of the Americas meeting. Meetings are often subject to change given that the Council meets in an academic environment. The Evergreen Campus is located at 4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. Parking is available on Charles Street, Cold Spring Lane and in the Jenkins lot off of Cold Spring Lane.
On April 11, 2010 the Knights of Columbus, Loyola University Maryland Council 15029 was installed with a charter class consisting of 44 students, faculty, administrators and alumni. The State Deputy at that time, Richard V. Siejack, presided over the installation and was accompanied by several members of the Maryland State Council. Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J. and Rev. Frank Haig, S.J. were in attendance and were named the Council's Chaplain and Financial Secretary respectively. A full list of Charter Officers can be found on this digital copy of the original Form 185
So how did we get 15000?
Whenever the council count reaches a milestone number, the Supreme Council in New Haven reserves that number and holds a lottery at the Annual State Deputies meeting. In June of 2010, news came down from Supreme that incoming Maryland State Deputy Peter Davio won the lottery and elected to give the prized "15000" designation to the Loyola University Maryland Council. For that, we are ever grateful to Richard V. Siejack for fervently working to get the Council installed in under a month, and we are ever grateful to Peter Davio for choosing our council to receive the milestone number over several other Maryland councils installed near that time period.
On October 3, 2013, The Knights of Columbus Council 15000 joined the Loyola University's Interfaith Network. The Interfaith Network is a Campus Ministry run group of affiliated campus ministry programs. The Knights will join InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Hillel- The Foundation of Jewish Campus Life, and the Heart of Zen Meditation Group.
In the news
In July of 2010, Council 15000 was a featured news article on the Supreme website
and we earned a mention in the Knightline Newsletter
. Council 15000 again made the news in The Catholic Review
in November when it officially launched its Bridging the Digital Divide Program. More on the Digital Divide program can be found on Our Projects page