2014 Service Program Awards
The Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention will take place in Des Moines, IA from May 2 - 4. Hundreds of Knights from all over Iowa will gather to share the fraternity and unity that bonds our organization and will share on their charitable and patriotic works and programs.
One of the highlights of the 2014 State Convention will be the presentation of Service and Program Awards recognizing those councils and individuals that have gone beyond the call of duty to serve their neighbor, to be a pillar to their church, to defend the freedoms endowed by our Creator, to be what we are called as baptized Catholics: builders of His Kingdom on earth.
Any council member can make a nomination as long as they are approved by the Grand Knight.
The deadline for submitting nominations is March 15th
Please submit ALL your nominations to
Antonio Bañuelos, State Program Director
1715 Pease Dr
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327-0928
Here are last year's winners to serve you as a reference on what kind of activities have deserved to be named Iowa Service Program of the Year. Click on the links to see each winner and the applications
2013 Grand Knight of the Year - Pedro A Ceballos, Council 14267 Des Moines Our Lady of the Americas
Nominate YOUR Grand Knight with this entry form
2013 Knight of the Year - Pablo Martinez, Council 888 Ottumwa
Nominate a Knight from YOUR Council with this entry form
2013 Youth of the Year - Sean Pilcher, Council 5390 Marion
2013 Family of the Year - Robert and Michelle Millar, Council 6977 Glenwood
2013 Church Service Program - Council 5389 Des Moines, Sacred Heart
2013 Community Service Program - Council 5390 Marion
2013 Council Service Program - Council 14678 – Davenport (Holy Family)
2013 Culture of Life Service Program - Council 14385 Iowa City, St. Wenceslaus
2013 Family Service Program - Council 14385 Iowa City, St. Wenceslaus
2013 Youth Service Program - Council 14987 Cedar Falls, UNI
Send YOUR Councils Service Program nomination using this form
Also keep in mind your Council Chaplains. One from each Diocese will be honored with the Diocesan Chaplain of the Year Award. Every single chaplain in our state deserves this distinction. It takes a nomination from a grateful Council to make it happen.
Davenport 2013 Chaplain of the Year - Fr. Martin Goetz - 568 Burlington
Des Moines 2013 Chaplain of the Year - Fr. George Komo - 12422 West Des Moines St. Francis of Assisi
Dubuque 2013 Chaplain of the Year - Msgr. Cletus Hawes - 2073 Ossian
Sioux City 2013 Chaplain of the Year - Fr. Punnoose - 2064 Fonda
Nominate YOUR Council's Chaplain nomination using this form
The forms for the most nominations are in the Supreme's form booklet or you can find them all in the link http://iowakofc.org/page/kc-forms