Merry Christmas From The State Board 2014

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 12/16/2014 Under: All Articles      

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Keep Christ in Christmas

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/09/2014 Under: Community      

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KCIC Michigan will kick off the 2014 season with a challenge to every Council in Michigan. Let this be the year that the True message of Christmas is Preached and Heard by all. This First is a day of Honor to Christ. Second, a day for Family, and Third, an Opportunity to Share the Christmas Message. Knights are uniquely positioned to make this happen and you can Leverage your Community Influence to make a difference in a very Positive way. 1/ Find out who the contact person is for the Billboard company that serves your community. Meet with, and find out what their Public Relations program is all about. 2/ Arrange for a KCIC Billboard to be posted for the month of December displaying your Parish name and Council name. 3/ Order the KCIC Billboard poster stock from KCIC Michigan. 4/ Purchase a starter case of Keep Christ in Christmas Cards and sell them after Masses the 4 weeks before Christmas. Profits from the Card sales should come pretty close to paying for your Billboard, and you get to infuse the True message of Christmas into your Community.

Your Council will be mailed further information by mid-summer. Plan NOW to engage the Community with the REAL Christmas message, the one that keeps Christ as the focal point of Christmas. Use your influence as Knights of Columbus to stand against the secularization and the dumbing down of our Holy Christmas season. And remember: it is NOT a holiday, it is a Holy Day.

SK Ken Watterson
Bishop Albers Assembly 0496

2015 State Raffle Update (December 4th)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 12/04/2014 Under: All Articles      

Win - Win
For State Charities and for your council.

This years goal is $350,000

Goal Barometer .30

  • 27% of the goal achieved!
  • It's a great fundraiser not only for the state but also your council.
  • For every ticket a member sells a $1 comes to your council.

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Horse Race Weekly Racing Form (12/01/2014)

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 12/04/2014 Under: All Articles      

My Brother Knights,

During the current upgrade to the State Council website the complete Horse Race Heats are not available, however below see the top three standings for each heat.  Once the upgrade is complete The Horse Race Heats for this week will be posted on-line and listed in the 9th week, 2nd quarter reports.  Remember only 2nd quarter activity will be reported and will be eligible for the 2nd quarter incentives.  Check your council’s progress every week.

The Horse Race Commissioner would like every council member to be aware of the many incentives that the State Deputy, State Officers and the Membership Team are offering for this year.  Please review and know that every council can achieve these incentives if they only make One Member per Council per Month their recruiting mindset.

Congratulations to the 271 Councils in Michigan who have recruited at least one new member this fraternal year!

These councils are making One Member per Council per Month their recruiting mindset.  What is your council’s mindset?

Now is the time to schedule those December/January First Degrees!  Our obligation to these candidates is to hold frequent and convenient First Degrees.  If your Council or District always hold your degrees on a certain day and time, then you may be missing a candidate or two.  Call the candidate to find out when they can make their degree!

First Half Incentives – Current Standings
Awarded at the State Chaplain’s Membership Tribute Dinner 2/28/2015 

“Quick Start Award” - 60% by 12/31/14
For Councils and Districts
Council    Council Name Council Location
2713   Torch Lake Lake Linden
3956   Bernard P. O'Brien Southgate
7011   St. Nicholas Sterling Heights
7227   Algonac Algonac
8118   Blessed Sacrament Detroit
8284   Msgr. Clement H. Kern Canton
8710   Fr. Patrick J. Cullinane Yale
9909   St. Michael Coopersville
10992   Holy Family Sparta
13360   Christ the King Ann Arbor
13391   Blessed Sacrament Grand Rapids
13453   St. Anastasia Troy
13526   Bishop Kevin M. Britt Belmont
13579   Holy Rosary Muskegon Heights
14206   St. Bartholomew Newaygo
14211   Msgr. Daniel J. Wynne Bay City
14586   Fr. Hecker-St. Luke University   Allendale
14598   St. Pius X - Grandville Grandville
15691   St. Stephen Grand Rapids
15889   St. John Paul II Cedar Springs
15993   Fr. Francis Emmerich Hart
DD #   District Deputy Name DD Location
61   Patrick A. Lints Traverse City
81   Kenneth P. Skonecki Wayland
“State Chaplain Award” - 100% by 12/31/14
For Councils, Districts & Membership Directors
Council     Council Name Council Location
5981   Anchor Bay New Baltimore
7545   Fr. F. B. Mc Cormick Williamston
8186   John Paul the Great Harper Woods
8291   Msgr. Julian Moleski Grand Rapids
13499   Immaculate Heart of Mary Grand Rapids
13641   Sacred Heart of Jesus Grand Rapids
13749   St. Joseph Guardian of Mary White Pigeon
13958   Traverse City St. Francis Traverse City
15204   St. Damian Westland
15352   Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Beverly Hills
15439   St. Augustine Cathedral Kalamazoo
15967   St. Daniel Clarkston
Heat 1 Standings 12/1/14   Heat 2 Standings 12/1/14
Position Council Location Gross Net   Position Council Location Gross Net
1 13641 Grand Rapids 200.00 200.00   1 7011 Sterling Hgts 100.00 81.82
2 15204 Westland 125.00 125.00   2 13453 Troy 80.00 80.00
3 13749 White Pigeon 100.00 100.00   3 7545 Williamston 71.43 71.43
Heat 3 Standings 12/1/14    
Position Council Location Gross Net            
1 5981 New Baltimore 57.14 57.14            
2 4556 Imlay City 53.33 53.33            
3 10170 Burton 47.37 47.37            

One Member per Council per Month

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!

Vivat Jesus,

Paul Palka
State Director of Special Olympics
Address 40882 Hamilton Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Cell 586-980-7910
Home 586-446-9698

 2015 Polar Plunge   2015 Polar Plunges Pictures U of M

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:


Red Bag Food Collection Program

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 10/14/2014 Under: Community      

Red Bag Food Program

  1. Mark on the handle "Return to Grand Knight".
  2. Take bag to all events and council meetings, be sure to publish/announce that you will be collecting food there.
  3. Weigh the bag and report donation amount om MI-20 each quarter.
  4. Place bag in the food collection basket/box at church.
  5. Return to line two and repeat as often as possible.

Good luck and thank you for feeding the hungry in your community!

Michael Wegener State Community Activities Director Sig

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)

42nd Annual March for Life

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 10/20/2014 Under: Right to Life      

42nd Annual March for Life
Washington, D. C.
Michigan State K of C Agenda

Departs: Council 788 in Lansing:  5:00 p.m., January 21, 2015
Departs:  St. Mary Church in Chelsea:  6:30 p.m., January 21, 2015
Arrive:  Basilica, Washington D.C.:  7:00 a.m. Mass, Jan 22, 2015
Meet:  March staging area:  11:30 a.m., January 22, 2015
After March:  Depart for Hampton Inn, Old Towne Alexandria, Va
Cost for Hampton Inn:  $109 per room plus tax for up to 4 people
Reservations:  Call Hampton Inn directly at 1-703-329-1400
Place on your credit card
Rooms under Michigan State Knights of Columbus
Depart: Hampton Inn:  8:00 a.m., January 23, 2015
Estimated Arrival:  Chelsea – 6:30 p.m.  Lansing – 8:00 p.m.
Cost of Bus:  $110.00 per person
Make check for bus payable to:
Michigan State Knights of Columbus

Mail to: Paul and Sue Thorn
  768 Lockmoore Ct.
  Rochester Hills, Mi 48307

Phone Inquiries:  248-852-1758 or 248-709-9761 


Deadline for Reservations:  December 15, 2014

2015 Raffle To Benefit Holy Cross Childrens Services

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/13/2014 Under: All Articles      

Grand Hotel (The Big Three)

Please consider donating to the 2015 Raffle for Holy Cross Children Services on Mackinac Island. With your continued support we are able to supply much needed funds for those women and children in need. Donations as well as volunteers are needed to make this year's raffle a success.

Please follow the link to both Raffle Donation Form and Volunteer Information.

Thank you,
Marybeth Chasse

St. Francis Camp on the Lake Wild Game Dinner 2015

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 11/12/2014 Under: All Articles      

St. Francis Camp WGD 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Doors open @6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m.

$45.00 in advance (until Jan. 9, 2015) $50.00 at the door

Tables of Ten $400 (until Jan. 9, 2015 $450 after)

Includes: Draft Beer-Cash Bar Available- 50/50’s – Silent Auction - Gun Raffle – Duck Shoot Contest

Dinner includes
Deep Fried Frog Legs,
Elk Sausage w/ peppers and onions,
Venison Stew, Turkey Wild Rice Stir Fry,
Pasta and Chili w/Venison and Buffalo
Red Skins, Vegetable and Cheese Cake
Coffee or Tea
PGC, PGK, PFN Russ Kreinbring,
and President St. Francis Camp
SN, BK Russ Smith, Executive Director
Ken Unterbrink , K of C State Secretary
BK, SN, Camp Board Member
VSC, Eddie Smith, Camp Board Member






License N0 C25801


For Ticket Information
Russ Kreinbring 586-292-4589 - Larry Grabowski 313-268-5001 - Gary DeCarlo 586-436-0121  

DeCarlos (01)

6015 E. 10 Mile Rd. Warren, MI (586) 759 - 6500

PLEASE - make checks payable to St. Francis Camp on the Lake 


St. Francis Camp on the Lake WGD 2015 Flyer