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Proposed Resolutions for 116th Annual Meeting of Iowa State Council, Knights of Columbus

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…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 20, 2017 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 19, 2017

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…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 19, 2017 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 13, 2017

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…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 13, 2017 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

Council Membership Awards - Building the Domestic Church

Council Membership Awards

Domestic Church Council Incentive  

Domestic Church Council Incentive

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…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on March 11, 2017 at 2:06pm — No Comments

The Power of Fraternity to Retain

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.…

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Added by Retention Chairman Iowa KofC on March 8, 2017 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Proposer Challenge - Third Quarter Standings Thru Feb 2017

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:

  1. Most Men Recruited- $300.00
  2. Second Highest Recruited -$200.00
  3. Third Highest Recruited -$150.00
  4. Fourth…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on March 8, 2017 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 5, 2017

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…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 5, 2017 at 9:43pm — No Comments

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 — No Comments

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

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