LUK Membership

Who is eligible for membership?
Membership is open to any woman 21 or older interested in supporting and assisting the Knights of Columbus, Edward Douglass White Council.

How often do you meet?
We meet the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Home. Meetings last approximately one hour.

What is the cost to join?
Dues are $10.00 per year.

How do I join?
If you think you’d like to join, drop by one of our meetings or call Jo Wood, LUK President, at 703-263-1185, or send an email to balsamowood@verizon.net

How does Ladies U-Knighted (LUK) Contribute?

LUK contributions are three-fold:

We organize charity events, such as our annual baby shower for women in need and their small children. We also assist the Knights of Columbus (KofC) in their annual KOVAR events, helping to raise funds for the mentally disabled.

We conduct fundraising by organizing such events as the Annual EDW Golf Tournament, and our summer bake sales where we sell delicious homemade baked goods. Adding to our fundraising each year, our own Nanette O’Neill makes delightful Easter baskets and sells them to the community. Proceeds of these fundraisers are used to refurbish the Old Council Home.

We hold fun events, such as the Halloween Party, the Christmas Tree Decorating Party, and our annual Christmas Party and Gift Exchange. These fun-filled events bring together LUK and KofC members, as well as folks from the surrounding community.

Our mission statement sums it up: “We will work together to support and promote the goals and endeavors of the Knights of Columbus, Edward Douglass White Council No. 2473, by raising funds through volunteer efforts.” We always have fun in the process!

Nancy Rougeux and Aileen Onufrychuk hold the charter for the Columbine Club, the original EDW ladies auxiliary and precursor of Ladies U-Knighted.

Nancy Rougeux and Aileen Onufrychuk hold the charter for the Columbine Club, the original EDW ladies auxiliary and precursor of Ladies U-Knighted.

What does our logo convey?
Our circular seal shows a woman’s hands holding a heart encircling the KofC emblem to demonstrate our heart-felt commitment to their charge.

What is the history of LUK?
The original ladies auxiliary, known as the Columbine Club, was active from 1951 to the late 1980s. By the early 1990s, their traditions were all but forgotten. Then in 2001, a small group of women started a “grassroots” effort to re-establish the ladies group, calling it “Ladies U-Knighted” to reflect the women’s strong support of the Knights of Columbus. We even have an active member who was part of the original Columbine Club. Now that’s dedication!