Message from our SD Including Convention & MI Drive

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/22/2020 Under: All Articles

SD Chasse 

Brother Knights:

I pray this finds you well.
Due to the Corona Virus this year's State Convnetion on Mackinac Island is CANCELLED!


All deposits will be refunded by the Grand Hotel.

We will be delivering the Convention by the way of a Virtual Convention. When all details and time of convention is solidified you will be informed.

The State Board and Convention Committee is working hard and will have this date by April 1st or sooner.

Our hopes are that all delegates will be able to attend the Virtual Convention. Please whatch your email and this website for more information and pass this information to all of your delegates.

After careful consideration on the well-being of all brother Knights and their families we have decided it's best for everyone that we also cancel this year’s MI Drive. It wasn't an easy decision to make but due to many questions and the perception that some could take, it was the best decision to cancel the Palm Sunday time frame.

My hopes are that you try to reschedule the drive for the month of May (if conditions are better) and or October. The State Office will have insurance for those time frames. Please remember those that count on us for our Drive monies. Many organizations would find it difficult without our support.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact George Stump our State MI Director with any of your questions.

Normalcy will return and the Knights of Columbus will always support the less fortunate.

Please keep up your best spirits as we manage our way through this unusual situation.  Be patient, hope for the best, this will pass. But always plan prudently.

As we find ourselves in an unprecedented time, with our Church, schools, businesses and council events being closed or postponed to a later date due to the concerns from the most recent virus, we cannot sit and be idle on the sidelines. This is a time we as Knights look at our councils and their families to see where we can help; help the elderly, help with food delivery, help get formula and diapers to babies and their families. We step up when others will not or cannot.

Ask your pastors who or how your councils can help.

Be smart when helping in your community by practicing good hygiene and washing your hands often. Many people can’t help themselves and this is where we the Knights of Columbus come in. 

Please stay calm, don’t overreact and have faith with prayer. This will pass and we will get back to normalcy.

I know at times like this the last thing some may think about is asking men to join our great organization but now is the time more than ever. The more that join our ranks the stronger we will be, the more we can do. We will always protect the Catholic Church, Be here for our Bishops, Priests and all Clergy. 

Please share this with your council officers. God bless everyone,

Bill Chasse Michigan State Deputy