A very dear friend, Father Michael Phillips (a 4th degree Sir Knight) will be undergoing triple bypass surgery this coming Thursday 03-30-17. He is handling it fairly well, but is asking for (and deserving of) many prayers. Please keep him in your prayers on Thursday and the coming weeks as he recovers.
Your brother in Christ,
Iowa Knights of Columbus
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Appropriations bills for state departments are being introduced at the legislature, which is usually a sign that the session is heading into its last month or so.
A bill outlawing trafficking in fetal body parts, Senate File 359, passed the Iowa Senate last week by a vote of 43-6. The bill moved to the House for possible consideration. This bill would allow the use of tissue procured from morally-licit sources.
Senate File 471, a bill to restrict abortions after…Continue
Candidates declare themselves for state elected office
Part of the 116th Annual Meeting of the Iowa State Council, Knights of Columbus will be the election of the state officers for the 2017-2018 fraternal year.
Click on the name of the candidates below to read their nomination documents. …Continue
A presentation on “Human Trafficking” will be given by Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx and Mariana Vega from “Friends of the Family Services” on April 10, 2017. Topics will include: definitions of human trafficking, warning signs of trafficking, who is involved (traffickers, victims, buyers) and the services provided by Friends of the Family for those who are victims. High school age and older are invited to attend, especially parents.
The Iowa Knights of Columbus have announced the winners for some of the numerous awards presented every year at their annual State Convention. The 2017 State Convention of the Iowa Knights of Columbus will be held April 7-9, 2017 at the Grand River Center in…Continue
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The 2017 State Convention and Annual Meeting of the Iowa State Council, Knights of Columbus is rapidly approaching. We will gathering April 7-9 on the banks of the Mississippi River in historic Dubuque, the birthplace of Iowa and home of the first Knights of Columbus Council 510.
The Executive Committee recently met and considered the…Continue
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LAST WEEK AT THE STATE CAPITOL
A bill to restrict abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization, Senate File 471, has passed the Senate by a vote of 32-17. The vote was mainly along party lines with two Democrats and an Independent joining the Republicans in supporting the bill. The bill now goes to the House for possible consideration.
Senate File 471 has an exception to allow…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 19, 2017 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Thanks for your quick response to our action alert supporting an increase in Iowa’s minimum wage. Unfortunately an effort to bring up an amendment to increase the minimum wage to $10.75 failed in the House on Thursday by a vote of 57-41.
The House went on to pass House File 295 which would “pre-empt” cities and counties from raising the minimum wage on their own. Four counties – Linn, Wapello, Polk and Johnson – had already passed an increase in the minimum wage and the bill…Continue
Councils that recruit six (6) or more members between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 will receive a Domestic Church Kiosk & Booklet Set. Councils that recruit twelve (12) or more members between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 will also receive a Domestic Church Kiosk & Booklet Set.
Councils that qualify for the Domestic Church Kiosk incentive…Continue
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Reminder that councils are asked to refrain from finalizing any suspensions from January thru June. This is the time of year to activate your retention committee to make personal contact with your members to keep them engaged. If you haven’t already done so implement the power of 10 council structure.
Councils need to be about relationships – building a Band of Brothers. Using a modified power of 10 approach is working in many councils to keep members connected and engaged.…Continue
Third quarter proposer's challenge update after two months (January & February 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:
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The first legislative “funnel” deadline was last Thursday. That means any bill that has not passed out of a committee by now is dead for the session, with the exception of budget and tax bills.
During the next few weeks, the Iowa Senate will be working to pass bills that came out of a Senate committee, and send them to the House so they can go through a House committee before the next deadline date of March 31. The Iowa House will be doing the same. But nothing is dead for certain…Continue
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