Local Council Program

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 08/01/2018 Under: Youth (396 Hits)      

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.

Here is the first article of the Fraternal year from council 1266.

Holiday Camp 1266

On Monday July 9th members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1266 in Monroe volunteered to prepare and serve lunch for approximately 100 campers and volunteers at Holiday Camp.

Since 1954, Holiday Camp has provided summer programming for Monroe County youth with disabilities. Located on beautiful 3 1/2-acres along the River Raisin, Holiday Camp is a special summer place where youth with disabilities can relax, explore, develop new skills, flex their muscles, and learn teamwork; all in a fun-filled atmosphere of support .

New District Deputy Class

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/29/2018 Under: All Articles (387 Hits)      

Distirct Deputy class of 2018/2019

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Online Membership

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/16/2018 Under: All Articles (319 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.

To view the Supreme vidoe An introduction to Online Membership 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.

To view a great article on e-membership from Knightline 5-18 click here.


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

  Doug Kokot, State E-Membership Director d.kokot@mikofc.org  616-891-6922

  Dennis Schneider, Young Adult Coordinator d.schneider@mikofc.org

  James Kraus, State Membership Director, j.kraus@mikofc.org

  William LeVeque, State Program Director, w.leveque@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 

Spiritual Retreats

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/20/2018 Under: Church (254 Hits)      

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you are encouraged to attend

a retreat in your area.

Keep an eye on this site for further opportunities

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Michigan Action Plan 2018-2019

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/09/2018 Under: All Articles (342 Hits)      

The State Officers along with State and Supreme Leadership personnel have developed the Action Plan for the new Fraternal Year 2018-2019. To view this booklet click on the logo;

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Key Take-Aways Dannie Harris

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/11/2018 Under: All Articles (408 Hits)      

Dannie Harris 

Our Worthy Supreme Membership and Program Consultant Dannie Harris has made his Key Take-Aways presentation from the recent Summer Leadership Conference available.

It may be found as PDF under Resources/Manuals and Documentation/Training Powerpoints and is linked here. 

Dannie is allowing it's use for training sessions or meetings.


Michigan's 47th Ultrasound Machine

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/03/2018 Under: Culture of Life (327 Hits)      

Alpha Logo  Wednesday June 27th 2018 marked the dedication for the 47th Ultrasound Machine in Michigan. Fr. Aaron Ferris began the ceremony with an opening prayer & blessing the Ultrasound machine which took place at Alpha Family Center in Lowell.   Fr Aaron 

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In attendance, GK Tim Hess, FS Joe Sejat, incoming GK Matt VanderWerff and many of our Brother Knights from Msgr. Hugh Michael Beahan Council #7719, MI K of C State Deputy Ken Unterbrink, Pro Life Chair Couple Tim & Cindy Donovan, and Executive Director Christa Wetzel. Others in attendance and pictured are Alpha Board President Jayne Matthews & Vice President Pastor Jon Pickens, incoming District Deputy Patrick Smiggens, District Deputy's Garret Kelenske and Mike Terwilliger, and K of C Grand Rapids Diocesan Program Director Ken Skonecki.

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Executive Director Christa Wetzel communicated the importance of this Ultrasound Machine while thanking the Knights of Columbus for their generosity and commitment to Protecting the Unborn. Board President Jayne Matthews also thanked the Knights of Columbus for their overwhelming generosity that has and will continue to change the hearts and minds of those facing difficult decisions.

 Many thanks to all who participated and donated that may not be mentioned, please know that without all of you none of this would be possible.

Let us not forget Supreme Knights of Columbus for their matching funds program which has now crested over 925 machines Order wide.

Michigan Columbian July 2018

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/11/2018 Under: All Articles (435 Hits)      


To view the recent Michigan Columbian News click on the logo below;

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