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December 2016 News Updates (20)

State Announces Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest winners

The judges’ results are in!  Here are the winners of the 2016 “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest. The winners received $100 and their posters have been entered in the International Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest. 

 5-7 Age Group Winner…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on December 30, 2016 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

Decorah Knights Lead and Participate in Faith Sharing (Fellowship of the Church)

Members of Decorah Knights' Council 4208 are leading and participating in a new Faith Sharing (Fellowship of the Church) group, meeting each Thursday after the 5:15 pm Mass in Saint Benedict's parish. Click …

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Added by Decorah Knights on December 29, 2016 at 9:39pm — 15 Comments

Statehood Day: Iowa joined the Union 170 years ago on 28 Dec.

Mon 28 December is the day in 1846 when Iowa became the 29th State to join the United States of America. Click here to read and learn more about our heritage.…

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Added by Davis Assembly on December 28, 2016 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Distributed Prayer Cards After Christmas Masses

The Decorah Knights of Columbus distributed prayer cards, some examples of which are shown in the photo below, after 2016 Christmas Masses.…

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Added by Decorah Knights on December 26, 2016 at 9:16pm — 2 Comments

District 8 District Deputy John Zweibahmer attends Waukon Knights' 2016 Christmas party

District 8 District Deputy John Zweibahmer (center) attended the December 2016…

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Added by District 15 Knights on December 25, 2016 at 12:24am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Dec. 20, 2016 - speaker at human trafficking announced for Institute for Social Action

LEGISLATIVE KICKOFF WEBINARS

One of our top priorities during the upcoming legislative session is to encourage passage of a flexible Education Savings Account (ESA) program in Iowa. In preparation for the session, our partners at Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education are offering 30-minute “Legislative Kickoff” webinars at two convenient times – Tuesday, Jan. 10 at noon and Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The webinars will

present a refresher on the legislative…

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Added by Tom Chapman on December 20, 2016 at 9:37am — 1 Comment

Spiritual Component to Recruitment

Spiritual Component to Recruitment.pdf

FROM: Al Cala Director of Membership Development

DATE: December 12, 2016 [Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe]

SUBJECT: Spiritual Component to Recruitment

As we approach the midpoint in the month of December it becomes clear that membership…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 12, 2016 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments

Important December 2016 information for all District 8 officers

Click here for important District Mid-Year Meeting Resources.

Added by District 15 Knights on December 11, 2016 at 7:42pm — No Comments

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Added by Michael P. Gaspers on December 11, 2016 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Ossian Receives LifeServe Donor Hero Award

Daniel Ossian, a Past Grand Knight of Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 based in Ankeny, was honored by…

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Added by Jason Follett on December 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Council 4403’s 2016 Christmas and Awards Dinner (Late Posting)

Council 4403’s 2016 Christmas and Awards Dinner was held on the 6th of December at the Palmer Grill, Bettendorf, Iowa.  We presented the following awards:

  •  The Autism Society of the Quad Cities – Half of the proceeds from our Tootsie Roll Drive:  $2,193.39
  •  Gary Ghere from GiGi’s Playhouse – The other half of the proceeds from our Tootsie Roll Drive:  $2,193.38
  •  Jerry Jastrab – Knight of the Year Award
  •  Jesse and Sally…
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Added by Fr. James P Conroy Council 4403 on December 6, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Over $30,000 Raised for Dorothy's House

Pictured left to right are: Jerry McClain Council 15347 Grand Knight; Kellie Markey, Dorothy’s House Founder and Director; Ray Blase, Raffle Chair; and Don Brown, Council 5038 Grand Knight.…

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Added by Jason Follett on December 6, 2016 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Upcoming Events

January 10 KC Meeting @ 7PM



Saturday, January 21, 9AM setup for breakfast



January 22, 7:30 KC Breakfast



February 4th & 5th KC members take active roles in the Masses at St Patrick's.



February 14 KC Meeting @ 7PM



February 18 9AM setup for breakfast



February 19 7:30 KC Breakfast



March 14 KC Meeting @ 7PM



March 25 9AM setup for breakfast



March 26 7:30 KC Breakfast



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Added by Waukon Knights on December 6, 2016 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Columbus Day 2016 - Degree Challenge Results

Every District was encouraged to schedule and host a formation degree between October 9th and October 16th in commemoration of Columbus day.

Those district deputies who were successful in scheduling the degree AND getting a new member earned $40 and if additional new members the DD could earn additional $40…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Tailgate Recruitment Challenge 2016 - District Results

•Tail Gate Promotion - to qualify district deputy must have meet a minimum of 7 new members
•7 Districts met the requirements of a minimum of 7 new members
–Grill Master Sets

District 1…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Tailgate Recruitment Challenge 2016 - Council Results

Tail Gate Promotion - recruit a minimum of 3 new members in October and December

•19 councils met the requirements of a minimum of 3 new members
Grand Knights will be awarded KC BBQ Apron Sets…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Proposer Challenge - October & November 2016 Combined Results

We have new leaders and with first and second place coming from the same first degree.  The top three leaders are the result of well executed Church Drives.

What are you doing to motivate your recruiters?

Second quarter proposer's challenge update after two months

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Member No.…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on December 5, 2016 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

District 8 Knights District Deputy John Zweibahmer Acts As Master of Ceremonies @ State Family Meeting in Des Moines, 3 December 2016

District Deputy John Zweibahmer (District 8) Acts As Master of Ceremonies @ State Family Meeting in Des Moines, 3 December 2016.

The Iowa Knights of Columbus State leadership (State Family) convenes…

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Added by District 15 Knights on December 4, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Loss of a great Knight.

I wanted to let everyone know that we loss a great Knight last week.  Many of you remember Scott and his family as Family of The Year 2 years ago.  Please keep Scott's family in your prayers and if anyone or a Council would like to honor Scott please see the info below from Informed Choice.  Thank you,  Wes Dammann GK of Scott's home Council 12438.

There is a $30,000 matching gift made by the Knights of Columbus in Memorial of Scott Halbur. Many of you have meet Scott he was the…

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Added by Wes Dammann on December 1, 2016 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

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