Traveling Leadership Road Team

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

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From Left to Right - District Master David Buick, State Membership Dir. Jim Kraus, State Advocate Barry Borsenik, State Treasurer Chris Kolomjec, State Secretary Walter Winkle, State Deputy Bill Chasse, State E-Membership Dir. Doug Kokot, State Program Director Bill LeVeque, State Warden Charlie McCuen, PSD Marquette Regional Dir. Bob Fox.

Pictured is the traveling team which brought the vision of the new Fraternal Year, Faith in Action, to the entire jurisdiction. Whew, nine meetings in the seven Dioceses over ten days, they look no worse for the wear.

Thank you, State Board and Directors for your time and dedication!


Michigan State Council Tiger Day 18

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/17/2018 Under: Council (224 Hits)      


The 2018 Knights of Columbus Tiger Day will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:10 PM against Central Division rivals the Chicago White Sox. As it has been done over the past years all ticket requests must be sent to the State Director of Special Projects and Athletics, Mark Gaworecki. Please note that the start time is 6:10 pm.


This year once again we have tickets in the baseline box seat area along the right field line and in the mezzanine area. The Lower Baseline Box Seats are $45.00 each and the Mezzanine Seats are $26.00 each. We currently have 105 box seats and 150 mezzanine seats for sale to our Brother Knights for this Saturday night game. Since there are no fireworks this year the ticket prices are less than in previous years.

All ticket requests must include payment in full. Orders, which do not include payment, will not be processed. Make all checks payable to the MICHIGAN STATE COUNCIL with Tiger Day on the memo line.

What a great way to spend a warm August weekend evening with your Brother Knights and the 2018 Detroit Tigers. So don’t delay and get your ticket requests in early. You don’t want to be left out. ALL TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 313-388-6912

Mark F. Gaworecki State Director of Special Projects & Athletics

A PDF order form can be downloaded from here.

Online Membership

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/16/2018 Under: All Articles (254 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 to learn more about the many benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus. For information about Michigan State Council activities, visit, and for K of C Supreme Council national and international activities, visit


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  616-891-6922

  Dennis Schneider, Young Adult Coordinator

  James Kraus, State Membership Director,

  William LeVeque, State Program Director,

  For further information about E-membership go to: 

 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 (185 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 (288 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 (341 Hits)      

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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.


Council Officers Training Session 2018

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 06/04/2018 Under: Council (562 Hits)      


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If you have been unable to attend a Officers Training Session there is one more opportunity; 


Detroit Diocese 

Saturday August 11th – 8:30am-11:30am -

Mike Fontana – 248-224-5583

St. Isidore Catholic Church 18201 23 Mile Rd. Macomb, MI 48042

Michigan's 47th Ultrasound Machine

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 07/03/2018 Under: Culture of Life (272 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 (371 Hits)      


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

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