Name: Dave Waldschmidt
Originally from: Whittemore, Iowa
Occupation: Rural Mail Carrier
Joined K of C: January 1 1981
Degree: 4th Degree
Offices held in the Order: Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight, and Captain in 4th Degree Assembly
Hobbies and interests: Theater, Swimming, Singing
What comes to mind when I think of the K of C: Fraternal – Defender of the Faith
K of C projects involved in: Tootsie Roll Drive, Harvest Dinner. Basketball Free Throw, Lenten Fish Fry, St. Pat’s Parade, Mother’s Day Presentations, KC Rosaries for Wakes, Parish Ground’s Clean Up
Why Am I a Knight?
By Dave Waldschmidt
Council 936 – Emmetsburg, Iowa
I first became a knight about thirty five years ago, to get to know people in the Emmetsburg area where my wife went to high school, and where she was working at the local greenhouse. That worked out well until we moved out of the area shortly after. We have since moved back, and a few years ago I decided it was time to get active with the council. Since then I was elected Deputy Grand Knight and now Grand Knight this last year. I will also be the Faithful Navigator for the Bishop Heelan Assembly this June.
While my initial involvement was strictly platonic, I have since come to realize a much deeper understanding of what it means to my faith, and use the Knights as a way to enhance my faith. I especially enjoy the Fourth Degree Assembly. I feel a deeper commitment to the ideals of Knighthood, and enjoy the camaraderie of the men from the other parishes. I always encourage council members to join the Fourth Degree and invite men to become members of the Knights of Columbus.