Local Councils in Action

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/19/2019 Under: All Articles

To promote the activities of our local councils around the State, various council programs will be posted here.

Send your stories of worthy council programs along with pics to g.merritt@mikofc.org.

 

St. Monica’s Fr. Adolph Nadrach Council # 12998  Kalamazoo

St. Monica’s Fr. Adolph Nadrach Council # 12998, District #44 presented a scholarship award of $1,000 to Alyssa Aiello prior to their June 19th council meeting.  This is the second year for awarding scholarships to high school seniors who are members of St Monica Parish.  Alyssa will attend Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

12998 scholarship

Brother Pete Abraham, Larry Aliello,  Chaplain Fr Larry Farrell,  Alyssa Aiello, Amy Aiello, Brother Ed Robinson, Michael Aiello, Brother Tony Cipich

 

St. Pius X Council #3848

St. Pius X Council #3848, in Warren, recently celebrated its 65th Anniversary.  Festivities began with a Corporate Communion Mass at St. Martin de Porres Parish, with Pastor/Council Chaplain, Fr. Nick Zukowski presiding.

Council 3848 65th

After Mass, a dinner, opened to the parish, was hosted by the council.  125 people were in attendance to celebrate the council's founding.  Among the State Dignitaries in attendance were:  Michigan State Deputy William Chasse, State Secretary Walter Winkle, Jr, State Treasurer Christopher Kolomjec, Sr. and their wives.

 

Bishop Britt Council 8117 Ada

8117 playground build

 

District 44 of Kalamazoo

District 44 rakes leaves

 

Bishop Kevin M. Britt Council #13526 Belmont

The Bishop Kevin M. Britt Council #13526 in Belmont hosted the 2019 Grand Rapids Diocesan Free Throw competition. This is the eleventh year the council has hosted the event. Over 80 young athletes participated in the event with winners advancing to the State tournament. Winners were awarded trophies and runners up were also awarded special recognition. All participants received certificates.

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Albert Doerr Council 7869 Remus

In early December members of Albert Doerr council distributed eighty coats to children of three elementary schools in the Remus area. One little Girl came in from the playground only wearing a hoodie sweatshirt that had a broken zipper and she appeared very cold. A teacher and one of our Knights fitted the girl with a new coat and she smiled. She did not thank the teacher nor the Knight but she crossed her arms and looked up and said; "Thank you Jesus"! It’s these small things we make possible which make our efforts worthwhile. Don Roarty, GK

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