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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 27, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

It looks like the legislative session will conclude in the next few days. In the meantime there are still several issues of interest being discussed.

You are encouraged to contact your Senator in support of House File 2468, which would provide a $2,500 state tax credit for parents with adoption expenses. The bill passed the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week and is…

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Added by Tom Chapman on April 27, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 20, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

TAKE ACTION NOW

There’s still time to encourage legislators to help parents with adoption expenses. Last week the Iowa House passed House File 2468 by a vote of 95-1. The bill provides a refundable tax credit of $2,500 for adoptions. It will help make adoptions more affordable for parents, as agency fees can start at $12,000 and go up from there. The credit would also assist birth mothers because adoption agencies and…

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Added by Tom Chapman on April 20, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Burkey’s ‘Vision of Hope’ for Meniere’s Research

Introduction:

Below is a note sent out from the wife of a Brother Knight (Dan Burkey) from the #13109 Altoona council (Jon Aldrich's home council).  Patty Burkey has had an incredibly trying time these past few years dealing with Meniere's disease. This particular disease has little or no funding for research at the…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on April 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Knights of Columbus Help Provide Prosthetics to Boston Marathon Bombing Amputees

One year after the Boston marathon bombing, the Knights of Columbus Stand With Boston Program is providing assistance for people who lost limbs in that tragic event.

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on April 15, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 13, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

As the legislative session enters its final weeks the Iowa Catholic Conference is engaged on several issues.

Good news: the bill tweaking Iowa’s law against human trafficking is headed to the governor for his signature. Last Tuesday the House accepted the Senate's changes to Senate File 2311. The bill creates a fund for victims and allows county attorneys to refer prostitutes who are juveniles to the Department of Human…

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Added by Tom Chapman on April 13, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

NOW IS THE TIME TO SHOOT FOR THE STARS!

For the fraternal year 2013-14 ending on June 30th, 2014, we have the following Star Council Incentives:

  • Star Council: Council will receive 4,000 VIP points
  • Double Star Council: Council will receive 8,000 VIP…
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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on April 7, 2014 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, April 6, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

Budget bills are being considered in both chambers of the Iowa Legislature and that’s usually a sign that the end of the session is not too far away. 

In news regarding our current action alerts:

  • The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed the $986 million budget bill for the state Department of Education and the state universities. Senate File 2347 contains a…
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Added by Tom Chapman on April 6, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Final Results Singles Standings -- Iowa State Bowling 55th Annual Tournament

Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament

Singles Event Standing

 Payout of 59 Places

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Added by Publicity Director on March 31, 2014 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Final Results Doubles Standings -- Iowa State Bowling 55th Annual Tournament

Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament

Doubles Event Standing

 Payout of 29 Places

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Added by Publicity Director on March 31, 2014 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Final Results Team Event Standings -- Iowa State Bowling 55th Annual Tournament

Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament

Final Team Event Standings

Payout of 12 Places

 

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Added by Publicity Director on March 31, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Final Results All Event Standings -- Iowa State Bowling 55th Annual Tournament

Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament

Final All Events Standings

Payout of 28 Places

 

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Added by Publicity Director on March 31, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, New Action Alert

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

NEW ACTION ALERT

We have posted a new action alert in support of a pilot program to assist refugees who have been placed in Iowa. Senate File 2270 would allocate about $2.2 million to help community organizations train refugees to assist other refugees in getting a job, food, clothing, shelter, English language training, etc. The U.S. government provides transitional assistance only during the first 90 days refugees are here.…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 30, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Iowa's Newest Council Recognized in Cedar Rapids

March 29th 2014 is the date of founding for Seton Mazzuchelli, # 15921 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hiawatha IA.

The council's name comes from 2 individuals who were facing daunting, almost incredible odds, against which they achieved success that can be measured even today.…

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Added by Publicity Director on March 29, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Founder's Day - March 29th

March 29th is celebrated as Founder's Day by the Knights of Columbus.

In 1882 Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney set in motion the dream of the Knights of Columbus - a catholic, fraternal benefits society. 132 years later the order he founded is 1.8 million men strong - a charitable force for good and truth in American society. Knights everywhere are encouraged to celebrate the legacy of  Father…

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Added by Publicity Director on March 29, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments

Iowa Helping Hands Foundation assists Widow of Fallen Knight - Councils urged to do likewise

Foundation Monies being given to Colleen Beuner surrounded by her children by Vern Vondara, District Deputy Sunday March 23rd. Pastor Fr Appel was very pleased with the swift response from the Knights. He summed it up perfectly by saying “this is what we do, as Knights!”…

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Added by Publicity Director on March 26, 2014 at 6:08am — 3 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 23, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

TAKE ACTION

If you haven’t yet done so, please consider contacting your legislators about funding for nonpublic school students. We’re asking for your help with two requests in the education area: textbooks and technology, and transportation.

Click here to go directly to the action alert on this issue. Thanks for your assistance.

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 23, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Knights to Christ Free Download Limited Time

Many of you are familiar with the book “Knights to Christ”.  It has been available on e-book for a couple of years.  The Colorado council is offering FREE download of the book onto your Android/iPhone smart phone from Amazon.  Go to the following link and follow through.  It will never (of course) ask for any credit card info – it’s FREE

Here’s the catch: only to this Sunday March 23rd – pass the word and act quickly!!!!…

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Added by Michael P. Gaspers on March 21, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Week 2 Results All Event Standings -- Iowa State Bowling 55th Annual Tournament

Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament

All Events Standings

 As of March 10, 2014

 

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Added by Publicity Director on March 17, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments

Week 2 Results Singles Standings -- Iowa State Bowling 55th Annual Tournament

Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament

Singles Event Standing

 As of March 16, 2014

 

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Added by Publicity Director on March 17, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

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