Warwick Knights of Columbus Council 4952 of Warwick is a winner of the Columbian and Father McGivney awards for the 2010-11 fraternal year. The Father McGivney Award, named for the founder of the organization, is given in recognition of outstanding membership recruitment and retention efforts. The Columbian Award is presented for excellence in sponsoring programs that serve the Church, community, families, pro-life and youth, as well as council members. The announcement was made by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters located in New Haven, Conn. An engraved plaque was presented to the local council at a Sept. 14 ceremony. The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in more than 14,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $154 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes. Visit http://www.kofc.org for more information.