STATE RAFFLE Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/24/2015 Under: All Articles
IDEAS TO HELP PROMOTE THE STATE RAFFLE
REMIND MEMBERS IT IS ALSO A COUNCIL FUNDRAISER.
Every ticket sold earns the council a $1.00 rebate.
APPOINT A COUNCIL RAFFLE CHAIRPERSON TO PROMOTE AND COORDINATE SALES.
Insure all members have received their tickets.
Additional tickets may be obtained by calling the State office or the State Fundraising Director.
STATE COUNCIL USES THE PROCEEDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO CHARITIES REQUESTING KNIGHTS SUPPORT.
Lists of charities that received state contributions last year may be found in the Michigan council annual report distributed at the winter leadership conference and the Take 5 charities list, (the little slip for the financial secretaries to include in dues billing).
TICKETS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AND PROMOTED AT EVERY COUNCIL EVENT.
ASK PERMISSION TO SELL AT CHURCH AFTER MASSES.
CARRY TICKETS WITH YOU.
Insure you have tickets with you when having coffee & donuts after Mass.
Tickets can be sold to anyone.
Carry them to work and your social activities.
Ask your family members to help you sell the tickets to their contacts.
OUR GOAL OF $350,000.00 LOOKS STEEP BUT IT CAN BE REACHED WITH YOUR HELP.
To put in perspective, if only all our members in Michigan purchased 2 tickets we could almost double our goal. Just think what we could do if everyone purchased 2 and sold 2.
Not as overwhelming a goal as it first looked.
WE ARE AT 40% OF OUR GOAL
LET’S GO AND BLOW THE TOP OFF THE THERMOMETER
MIKE KOZAKIEWICZ - 734-895-7334, 313-779-1348
STATE OFFICE EXCECUTIVE SECRETARY LARRY GRABOWSKI – 586-883-9456
U of D KC night Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/21/2015 Under: All Articles
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NIGHT
Friday February 13, 2015
Subject to change for national TV
Tickets are $10
Includes ticket to game
Pop and Hotdog
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 West McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221
Council 2740 Named Essexville's Citizen of the Year Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 01/21/2015 Under: Community
BAY CITY, MI — Todd Prime, grand knight of Knights of Columbus Council 2740, said he only came to Tuesday's Essexville City Council meeting because he was told to do so.
"I was kind of baffled," he said of an invitation to attend, noting that the letter from city officials told him that local organizations were being summoned to discuss how to best raise funds in the community.
But as he listened through the meeting, Essexville Mayor Russell Tanner started to mention the city's Citizen of the Year Award, and it became clear why Prime and a half-dozen of his fellow knights were at the meeting.
"It's like, hold it here," he said. "Who's getting an award?"
The Knights of Columbus council was awarded the city's 2015 Quintin E. Cramer Citizen of the Year Award at the meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13, an honor that annually recognizes a person or group that has selflessly worked to make the community a better place. Tanner, a member of the Knights of Columbus himself for 46 years, spoke about how easy it was for him and the rest of the selection committee to pick the group.
"It was overwhelmingly in favor," he said, noting that the K of C beat out more than five other nominations. "This was the first year they were nominated as Citizen of the Year, so it was a hands-down decision."
The Knights of Columbus were founded as a fraternal Catholic organization in the late 1800s, and has grown to include 1.8 million members worldwide, according to its website. The council in Essexville, affiliated with nearby St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, has been around since 1931, according to its members, with 315 knights and nearly 90 members of its ladies' auxiliary group. They describe it as "still going strong" well into its eighth decade, holding regular blood drives, hosting breakfast benefits for community groups throughout the area and giving away thousands annually in scholarships.
"We all do it as a group effort," Prime said, referring to his fellow Knights as "brothers."
Jeanette Esterhai is a secretary at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish who helped nominate the group.
"They're a neighbor you can count on and they're there for your support and everybody in the community," she said. "We're very lucky to have the Knights do all the things that they do for us." "they don't do it because they want recognition, they do it because they're good people."
Brian Campbell is principal of All Saints Central High School, and said his school has been the beneficiary of the group's fundraising activities in the past. Along with other local Knights of Columbus councils, he said, the group has helped fund athletics, student theater and a new school bus.
"It's a wonderful group within our community that's constantly seeking out opportunities to help everybody else," he said.
Last year's award went to Jim Eigner, a lifelong Bay County resident and an active volunteer throughout the area, including work with Bay Area Catholic Schools and the Essexville-Hampton Lions Club. He was at the presentation on Tuesday and said he was happy to help select them.
"They're great people and do a lot of stuff for the community," he said.
Mark Dabrowski, current deputy grand knight for the group, spoke about the motivation members have to give back to their neighbors.
"It just happens," he said. "It's in your heart."
Read the compleate article written by Sam Easter at http://www.mlive.com
FORM 4584 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Published by: Gary Merritt On: 01/13/2015 Under: All Articles
Worthy Grand Knights,
As you complete and submit the Partnership Profile with Special Olympics form 4584 which is now due I would like to point something out.
Did you know if your council participates in the MI Drive your 20% to the State is used for Special Olympics by the Michigan State Council? That means that you DO support the Special Olympics in Michigan. So if your councils have participated in the MI Drive, please resubmit your form to reflect the 20% of hours for volunteers to Special Olympics, and 20% the State keeps to support Special Olympics.
This will only take a few minutes to do, and may keep our State as number one in the Order for donations to Special Olympics Michigan. Our State will then receive an additional $10,000.00 from Supreme on your behalf.
Any questions please feel free to call me.
State Director of Special Olympics
Knights Daughters State Director
40882 Hamilton Dr
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
2015 Polar Plunges to Benefit Special Olympics of Michigan Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/05/2014 Under: Community
Shown below is one of many regional Polar Plunges to benefit Special Olympics of Michigan. Come show your Knights Spirit by raising some money for a great cause and showing off your ability to swim in the winter! Please consider this event, or supporting others in your region. Check the SOMI website for other plunges throughout the State!
State Director of Special Olympics
Address 40882 Hamilton Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
People poured ice water over their heads in the summer but here's the real challenge....jumping into icy water in winter for Special Olympics Michigan!
When: February 15, 2015
We want to see you and your friends take the plungewith hundreds of others from the metro Detroit area all to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.
What: It is a team or individual fundraising event where zany and courageous participants dress up in costume and prepare to plunge, ready tojump in and freeze their fur for a good cause. Funds can be raised by collecting pledges from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.
Where: University of Michigan's Plunge is held in the Big House right on the 50 yard line.
This year's goal is $140,000 and we can't do this without YOU!
Timeline: Registration begins at 11:30 am Plunging begins at 1:00 pm
Post-Plunge Party begins immediately after the PLUNGE!
For more information and to register please visit: https://www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/UofM
Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/22/2014 Under: All Articles
The Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary is funded by the Knights of Columbus and named after its founder, Father Michael J. McGivney. This video focuses on the important work being done through the Chair of Life Ethics, and in particular by its chair holder, Dr. Janet Smith, to help ensure that future priests are being trained now and will have a good solid foundation in life ethics.
Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics Video
Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics Video (Download)
January Columbian Available Online Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 01/23/2015 Under: All Articles
The January issue of the Michigan Columbian is made available for viewing in two formats below. A Flipbook version that needs no plugin to read or a PDF version that needs a plugin. We suggest using Foxit PDF reader over Adobe reader.
-- Michigan Columbian January 2014 (Flipbook) --
-- Michigan Columbian January 2015 (PDF) --