Michigan's 45th Ultrasound Machine

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 12/22/2017 Under: Culture of Life (190 Hits)      

Tuesday December 19 2017 marked the dedication for the 45th Ultrasound Machine in Michigan.

Fr. James Wyse began the ceremony, which took place at Alpha Family Center of Greenville with an opening prayer. Host District Deputy Ralph Van Ocker led all in the Pledge of Allegiance and Fr. James then blessed the Ultrasound machine.

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In attendance from the K of C State Board was our Worthy State Deputy Ken Unterbrink and wife Ellie. Others in attendance were Pro Life Chair Couple Tim & Cindy Donovan, along with District Deputy Ralph Van Ocker, Grand Rapids Diocesan Program Director Ken Skonecki, and Grand Knight Tom Russell from St. Charles Council #2084 in Greenville.

Also pictured are Alpha Board President Jim Comden, Executive Director Karen Marsman, & many of her staff along with many Brother Knights. Not pictured, however very instrumental in the success of this opportunity is District Deputy Garret Kelenske.

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Executive Director Karen Marsman provided everyone with the history of Alpha Family Center while thanking the Knights of Columbus for their generosity and commitment to Protecting the Unborn. Board President Jim Comden 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.

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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 850 machines Order wide.

View a list of Michigan Ultrasound locations here.

God bless,

Tim & Cindy Donovan  Pro Life Chair Couple                                               

Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus 

40th Annual Mich. KC RTL Dinner

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 12/23/2017 Under: Culture of Life (204 Hits)      



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