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February 2017 News Updates (16)

Take Action to DEFEND LIFE on March 30

Added by Scott Valencia on February 28, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Iowa Knights of Columbus night with the Iowa Energy NBA basketball team- April 1, 2017

Bring your family and friends to join in the Iowa Knights of Columbus for a night of fun with the Iowa Energy, located at the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines! The Iowa Knights of Columbus state…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on February 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 26, 2017: First legislative deadline coming up

Our newsletter is extra lengthy this week because of the upcoming first legislative deadline. Bills are required to pass their first committee by Friday to remain eligible, with the exception of bills related to budget or taxes. It will be an extremely busy week at the capitol.

Here’s a list of the bills that have an action alert on our website followed by a short explanation. Please visit our Action Center at…

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Added by Tom Chapman on February 26, 2017 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Day at the Capitol Information

Knights of Columbus  

 Welcome to the Capitol!

 

 

What is happening today?

 

The Life at Conception…

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Added by Scott Valencia on February 26, 2017 at 7:31pm — 6 Comments

Installation of the re-furbished Tabernacle

A quick thanks to all guys to came out this morning to help install the re-furbished tabernacle. Thanks to Jim Caufield for the picture. …

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Added by Johnathan McGee on February 25, 2017 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

When the Saints Go Marching In-- March Degree Promotion 2017

When the Saints Go Marching In!

ADMISSION DEGREES HONORING GREAT SAINTS OF MARCH

GRAND KNIGHTS!

HOLD SPECIAL ADMISSION DEGREES ON THESE FEAST DAYS…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on February 24, 2017 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 19, 2017

Almost all other work stopped at the state capitol last week as debate focused on a bill to limit collective bargaining rights for public sector union members (HF 291). The bill passed both chambers on Thursday and was signed by the governor on Friday. In light of the legislature’s debate on the issue, the Iowa Catholic Conference again released its statement on “Labor and the Common…

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Added by Tom Chapman on February 19, 2017 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Reflection from Sunday, February 5

In the reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians we find this:

Brothers and sisters:

We speak a wisdom to those who are mature,

not a wisdom of this age,

nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away.

Rather, we speak God's wisdom, mysterious, hidden,

which God predetermined before the ages for our glory,

and which none of the rulers of…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on February 15, 2017 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

Pro-Life in Iowa

I wanted to try and keep everyone up to date on what is going on in the Capitol here in Iowa.

  1. SF2 - reallocation of State funds for family planning from the abortion industry:  This bill has passed the Senate and is now in the hands of the House. We have moved…
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Added by Scott Valencia on February 15, 2017 at 7:49am — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 12, 2017

ACTION ALERTS

Please contact your legislator regarding House File 265, the successor bill to HSB 67. The bill is a piece of “enforcement-only” immigration legislation. It passed the House Public Safety Committee last week and is eligible for debate on the floor. Additional information about the bill is available here.

A subcommittee meeting…

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Added by Tom Chapman on February 12, 2017 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Recruiter Dinner with Your Bishop -- on the Iowa Knights

Dinner with Your Bishop

When –January to June 2017

What – Supporting Iowa’s Bishops & Church Drives

Who – Any &All Iowa Proposers

Why – Building relationships with our Bishop as we grow the Knights

How - to be Eligible: Submit completed,…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on February 9, 2017 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Proposer Challenge - Third Quarter Standings Thus Far

Third quarter proposer's challenge update after one month (January 2017)

Recall the contest rules:

How - to be Eligible: Submit completed, signed form 100 with proposer name

Each Quarter the 5 highest recruiters (minimum of two (2) new members to qualify) will receive cash Prizes in the following denominations:

  1. Most Men Recruited- $300.00
  2. Second Highest Recruited -$200.00
  3. Third Highest Recruited -$150.00
  4. Fourth Highest Recruited…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on February 7, 2017 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 6, 2017

The Iowa Catholic Conference is asking for your help with two new action alerts. Many of you have already sent in a message on one of these issues - if so, thank you!

  • Oppose House Study Bill 67 - an “enforcement-only” immigration bill. This bill passed out of subcommittee last week and is eligible for consideration by the full Iowa House Public Safety Committee, possibly early this week.…
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Added by Tom Chapman on February 6, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

Senate File 2 just passed the Iowa Senate by a vote of 30-20!!!

 Brother Knights

We are so very proud of the stand each of our Pro-Life Senators continue to make for LIFE. I am also proud to be able to count on my fellow Knight to help in such Godly works!

 

This bill has now been moved to the…

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Added by Scott Valencia on February 2, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

For District 8, Growth Is Our Primary Responsibility

Our Supreme Knight has said it, and we reiterate it: The primary responsibility of District 8 and of the Councils therein is to make available to every practical Catholic man the numerous benefits of membership in the Knights of Columbus.

From the January 2017 Knightline:…

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Added by District 15 Knights on February 2, 2017 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

District 8 Free Throw Championship Winners 2017

These are the first place winners from the District 8 Free Throw contest.



Regional contest for these kids will be February 19th at North Fayette Valley Middle school in Clermont.



Registration at 12pm, shooting at 1pm. Please notify the kids from your area.



Brinley Jones-Waukon 13 girl

Ella O’Neill-Waukon 12 girl

Katrina Hageman-Ossian 11 girl

Kloe Hemmersbach-Monona 10 girl

Karissa Wenthold-Ossian 9…

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Added by District 15 Knights on February 1, 2017 at 8:55am — No Comments

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