Added by Jason Follett on May 9, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
It was a fairly short but busy week at the capitol as work continued on the state budget along with a few policy items.
There are multiple reports that Democratic and Republican leaders have agreed on the level of increased funding for public schools, called “supplemental state aid.” With this agreement, public schools would receive a 1.25 percent increase as the House suggested, and also receive a one-time payment of $55 million. The one-time payment would not be added to the…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on May 8, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Our next business meeting will be held next Tuesday, 5 May 2015, at 7:00 PM.
Before we start our meeting, a speaker from the Women’s Choice Center will be addressing the council.…Continue
Added by Fr. James P Conroy Council 4403 on May 5, 2015 at 8:28am — No Comments
Click here to find some answers to the question, "How can I strike up an evangelization conversation?"
The techniques mentioned in this video are also appropriate for inviting Catholic gentlemen to join the Knights of Columbus.
Added by Decorah Knights on May 5, 2015 at 7:39am — No Comments
LAST WEEK AT THE CAPITOL
There’s been no visible progress on the standoff over funding for public schools in Iowa. The state spends nearly $3 billion on K-12 education from the general fund. Republicans have proposed about a $100 million increase and the Democrats have proposed a $210 million increase. This stalemate has made it very difficult for legislators to consider additional assistance for private school parents.
Both chambers have passed the state Department of…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on May 4, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments
Click Here to read a great article from The Catholic Messenger, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport, on the Iowa Knights of Columbus' plan for a stronger Culture of Life.
The 2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus Softball Tournament will be held in Cascade on July 18th-19th. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE May 6, 2015: Chairman is Fred Fischer and can be contacted via phone 563-852-3917.
Added by Jason Follett on April 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Budget bills are starting to move in the Iowa legislature. The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the Department of Education budget bill later today (Monday). It includes status quo funding of about $650,000 to pay for textbook purchases by nonpublic schools. The bill also allows both public and nonpublic schools additional flexibility in how they spend state funds on preschool. This bill does not provide the state aid for public schools - that comes later in the…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 26, 2015 at 8:31pm — No Comments
Theresa Schlueter, wife of PSD, FDM, FVSM, and current State Treasurer Francis Schlueter, had successful hip replacement surgery 22 April 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Well wishes can be sent via Theresa’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/theresa.schlueter.9) or via mail (452 NW 70th Pl | Ankeny, IA 50023-9536).
The 47th International Knights of Columbus Camporee
IOWA…Join the Scene in 2015
Walnut Acres Campgrounds | Monticello, Iowa…Continue
KEEPING AN EYE ON BUDGET BILLS
It looks like the Democrats, who hold the majority in the Iowa Senate, will begin work on budget bills this week. Their proposal would allow for spending from the state’s general fund of about $7.3 billion, the same number as the governor’s budget. The Republican leaders in the House want the state budget to spend no more than about $7.2 billion.
Among the items we are monitoring in the state budget are programs that affect people with low-incomes…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 19, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments
“(Our research shows) the best way to influence children, teenagers and emerging adults is through their parents; to educate them; to turn them into agents of evangelization,” said Smith. “If parents aren’t involved and on board, it’s just really hard to get through to children.”--Dr. Christian Smith, sociologist at Notre Dame University.
For the rest of this article from …Continue
Added by Decorah Knights on April 19, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments
From: Joseph Pollpeter
State Family Director
March Knight and Family of the Month
Congratulations to Ben Schafer from Council #14987, (UNI), for being chosen the Iowa Knight of the Month for March. Ben has…Continue
Council 2073 Grand Knight John Zweibahmer was selected by the delegates to the Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention (Coralville, Iowa, 11 April 2015) to represent the State of Iowa at the summer Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to acting as Council 2078 Grand Knight, Zweibahmer also serves as the Warden for District 8 (northeast Iowa), and Zweibahmer is also an active member and officer in …Continue
Council 8269 April Meeting was held on April 16th from &:00 to 9:00 at the Sacred Heart School. The following reports were presented. The 1015 Dues report, a report on sponsoring a local seminarian, and the status of our Columbian Award application. There was a discussion regarding the State Convention that was held last weekend. It was also mentioned that the 2017 Iowa K of C State Convention will be held in Dubuque.
It was decided to have our Roses For Life campaign at the…Continue
Added by Maquoketa Knights Council 8269 on April 16, 2015 at 11:17pm — No Comments
The Iowa Knights of Columbus State convention was held in Coralville Iowa on April 10th, 11th, and 12th. Local members that attended were: Dennis Ihrig (Grand Knight), Bernie Nie (Financial Secretary), Dick Kemp (District Deputy). Dick Kemp was installed as our District 33 Deputy.
Added by Maquoketa Knights Council 8269 on April 16, 2015 at 7:32am — No Comments
Decorah Knights 3rd Annual Bowlathon yielded $130 for Council 4208
Thanks to everyone who participated. A good time was had by all. Click here for photos.
Added by Decorah Knights on April 13, 2015 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Field Agent Lee Iben earns “March 2015 Agent of the Month”
Williamsburg, IA – The Still Agency, serving nearly 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, is proud to announce that Field Agent Lee Iben was Agent of the…Continue