Online Membership

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 02/19/2018 Under: All Articles (483 Hits)      

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 Men: Are You Ready to accept the Challenge?

Our communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.

For over one hundred years, Knights of Columbus have done exactly that, standing up for the Church, serving the least among us, and strengthening our parishes and families.

Eligible Catholic men can now join the Knights of Columbus online in a simple, streamlined process.

As a member, you join a worldwide community of nearly two million men, including more than 65,000 in Michigan, who stand together.

Men have a duty to lead, protect, serve and defend. The world needs more committed, unified   Catholic men to answer the call. Will you answer?

You may view an information and question answering booklet about the program here.

An informational booklet concerning the Michigan activities is available here.

Visit www.kofc.org/joinus to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus. For information about Michigan State Council activities, visit www.mikofc.org, and for K of C Supreme Council national and international activities, visit www.kofc.org.

 

For a complete discription og the Online program read this Supreme article here.

  Mich map clipart MICHIGAN STATE COUNCIL CONTACTS 

These directors and coordinators can provide additional information about E-membership:

 Carson Mantooth, State E-Membership Director, c.mantooth@mikofc.org  616-379-9069

 David Schuster, College Council Coordinator, d.schuster@mikofc.org

 Isaac Koerner, Young Adult Coordinator i.koerner@mikofc.org

 Ken Krause, State Membership Director, k.krause@mikofc.org

 Dale Schaedig, State Program Director, d.schaedig@mikofc.org

  For further information about E-membership go to: www.kofc.org/joinus 

 

A complete description of the Online Membership progam can be found on this link.

 To view a great article about E Membership in the Mich Catholic Click on the logo. Mich Catholic logo b 


Mich K of C Business Card

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/24/2018 Under: All Articles (456 Hits)      

Supreme Council recently introduced an Online Membership option through the KofC.org website.  Michigan was added February 2018 and new members throughout the state are joining every week.  The best part is nearly every new member has indicated that they wish to join a local Council.

To drive them quickly to the JoinUs page, a business card has been developed that can be tailored to your Council/District/Diocesan needs.  Coordinated with the Supreme published ‘Why Join’ brochure, this provides an opportunity to market to all Catholic men an option to join on their own time in a way that is familiar, fast and convenient. 

The Card is available in PDF formats, you can quickly upload the design from mikofc.org and have cards available to your membership team within a matter of days.  At approximately $20/500cards this is an inexpensive option to engage and drive interest in the Knights of Columbus.  Consider adding a 2’x3’ banner prominently displaying the QR code and social media icons – at approximately $15, this is a real eye catcher.

Some suggestions for business card printers include Staples, OfficeMax, Costco, and online at VistaPrint.com, OvernightPrints.com, or Moo.com.  A quick search for coupon codes will help cut your costs as well.

If you wish to print a limited number of cards, you can utilize the Avery Design&Print website to print on standard/available formats right from your home computer.  A typical 10 card page (Avery #8875) is available as both AVERY and PDF formats.

Should you have questions, or need assistance with modifying the card, please contact the MI Online Membership Director, Carson Mantooth c.mantooth@mikofc.org  - 616-379-9069.


Building the Domestic Church

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 11/29/2017 Under: All Articles (583 Hits)      

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The very popular presentation on Building the Domestic Church created by Supreme MPC Dannie Harris is now available on our website.

Go to Resources/Manuals and Documentation/Training Powerpoints and look for Building the Domestic Church Harris presentation. Available in both powerpoint show and PDF.  

 


A Call To Battle

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 12/02/2017 Under: Church (856 Hits)      

The video in Deacon Wayne Slomiany's workshop was a great hit and can be viewed by clicking on the logo below.a call to battle logo


''10'' for Charities Program - Michigan Charities Fund

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 04/24/2018 Under: All Articles (315 Hits)      

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In the spirit of charity, the principle of our Order, with your voluntary contributions the   Take “10” for Charities Program of the Michigan Charities Fund has continued to grow as a State Council resource for those in need.

 Since its inception in 1977 the Take “5” Program, now the “10” for Charites Program of the Michigan Charities Fund has been able to help many charities, listed below are a few of them.

 

* All Diocesan Vocations

* Archdiocese Clergy Outing – Vocations

* Bishop Baraga Association

* Catholic Education

* Capuchin Community Center

* Catholic High School League

* Catholic Publications

* Center for Women

* Family Donations all Dioceses

* Catholic Radio

* Holy Cross Children Services

* Most Holy Trinity Parish

* Guest House

* Livingston County Ultra Sound Initiative

* Sacred Heart Major Seminary

* RTL Agencies

* Parochial Schools Cross Country Youth Rally

* Shared Pregnancy Crisis Center

* Special Days Cancer Camp

* Prep Bowl/RTL Mich. Education Fund

* Squires Scholarship

* St. Anne’s Mackinac Island

* St. Francis Cabrini Clinic

* St. Francis Retreat Center

* St. Vincent Home Lansing

* Solanus Casey Center

* Students for Life

* Summer Scripture, Lansing

* UP Catholic Newspaper

 

   A $10.00 contribution by each of the approximately 66,000 Michigan Knights would give the Michigan Charities Fund $ 660,000.00 to distribute. Just think of the good that we could do if each member gave his fair share.

   We need your support! Please include $10.00 or more with your dues payment or send a separate check payable to your local council. (Write “10” for Charities Program) on the memo line. Your Financial Secretary will send the total ”10” for Charities Program contributions to the State Secretary.

   Working together as a team of 66,000 we can be a tremendous force of support for those who truly need us. Please do what you can. We thank you in advance for your help to help others. Vivat Jesus!

Attention Worthy Financial Secretaries,

   As the council, annual dues billing season approaches please insure the list of charities which receive support from the State Council is distributed with your billings.

   For those councils that bill manually by hard mail it is easy. Just insert the slip listing the charities provided by the State through your District Deputy into the billing envelope.

   For councils that bill electronically we need you to make an extra step and either mail the slip separately or add as an e-mail attachment to your members.

   A copy of the slip which you may attach to your e-billing is found on our website under Resources/Forms/Council Forms and is linked here. 

   The promotion of the “10” for Charities Program by distribution of the slip is essential for the funding of our charities program.

 Thanks for your cooperation.  Any questions may be directed to:

 William J. Walsh PSD Director “10” for Charity Program - Michigan Charities Fund. 517-629-9273

 


2018 Joint Fundraiser Raffle

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 05/01/2018 Under: All Articles (304 Hits)      

2018 raffle prizes

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List of winners

PRIZE # TICKET # PRIZE COUNCIL NAME LOCATION
1 922541 WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE FOR 2 - + $5,000 CASH 7100 WAYNE R. GRAMS DETOUR VILLAGE
SELLER 922541 $250.00 7100 DALE BOSLEY DETOUR VILLAGE
2 924615 CANADA - NEW ENGLAND CRUISE - FOR 2 + $3,000 CASH N/A MARSHA CARLISLE FLAT ROCK
SELLER 924615 $150.00 5446 JEFF GILLILAND FLAT ROCK
3 650513 WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR 2 + $1,000 CASH 2660 PEGGY LENTZ DEARBORN HTS.
SELLER 650513 $50.00 2660 S. LENTZ DEARBORN HTS.
4 212139 PHILADELPHIA FOR 2 - +500 CASH 5280 DAN COMBS GLADWIN
SELLER 212139 $25.00 5280 DAN COMBS GLADWIN
           
5 262140 $1,000.00 1585 PATRICK SPICE IRON MOUNTAIN
6 389327 $1,000.00 8605 ED FAIRFIELD WEBBERVILLE
7 519394 $500.00 13579 MARY LOU CURIK NORTON SHORES
8 128272 $500.00 13319 TOM CARSON W. BLOOMFIELD
9 33879 $500.00 7200 DONALD J. IACOVETTA MACOMB
10 184658 $500.00 10170 ED WITUCKI SWARTZ CREEK
11 519312 $250.00 706 RICHARD OOSDYKE NORTON SHORES
12 55380 $250.00 7561 LISA SEEFRIED RICHMOND
13 615413 $250.00 3774 DAN LAPALM ALLEN PARK
14 774033 $250.00 587 JIM BERKEMEIER ANN ARBOR
15 573479 $250.00 923 DONBURKHARDT PETOSKEY
16 922181 $250.00 5492 MARY GONZALEZ  
17 414937 $250.00 1139 RAYMOND SCHERER OWOSSO
18 206714 $250.00 2724 JACKIE KRZYZANIAK PINCONNING
19 922647 $250.00 3092 KENNETH UNTERBRINK CHELSEA
20 606280 $250.00 16422 MARTIN & JOSEFA ZAPATA GRAND RAPIDS
21 690891 $150.00 8985 DAN EWING FARMINGTON HILLS
22 369551 $150.00 7237 JIN KRAUS DEWITT
23 364649 $150.00 7717 JOSEPH JULVEZAN AU GRES
24 424549 $150.00 8071 TONY FRID PEWAMO
25 286409 $150.00 4556 MARK BOXEY BERLIN
26 571924 $150.00 2781 LAWRENCE COAN ELMIRA
27 296513 $150.00 8710 M. LAMARRA LAPEER
28 135740 $150.00 13362 JAMES A. TELINDA FARMINGTON HILLS
29 151528 $150.00 3959 O.J. LENZE II WHITE LAKE
30 173380 $150.00 10170 TIM WITUCKI GRAND BLANC


Ava Maria University Scholarship

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 09/11/2017 Under: All Articles (772 Hits)      

Ava Maria Univ Scholarship AdHOW TO APPLY:

 ? Must complete the online scholarship application at:  https://www.avemaria.edu/apply-now/

  **Apply early! A limited number of scholarships will be awarded

 www.avemaria.edu/future-students/scholarships/

 

In addition Ave Maria University Seeking Volunteer Football Scouts:  Do you enjoy high school football?  Would you like to help young Catholic men have an opportunity to attend an authentic Catholic university and play football?  If so… Ave Maria University (AMU) could use your help!  AMU is developing a scout network in Michigan to help identify Catholic football players from all schools (public / private / Catholic) in this area.  Generous scholarships are available.

 For more details, please contact Dr. Gary Jackson, Michigan Scout Coordinator, at gjackson@avemariafoundation.org or 734-516-9615. 


Michigan Columbian April 2018

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/22/2018 Under: All Articles (466 Hits)      

To view the latest Michigan Columbia edition click the logo below.

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