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Bishop's Catholic Fund Presentation

Each year the Iowa assemblies of the 4th Degree contribute $3.00 for each dues paying member for the Bishop’s Catholic communications Fund. The funds are divided equally among the four dioceses. This year $2,541 to be used as Most Rev. Martin J. Amos see fit to spread the Word of God and the…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on June 1, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference update - tomorrow's Call-in Day to Congress on immigration reform

TOMORROW IS NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

Tomorrow, May 29, is a national “call-in day” to Congress in support of immigration reform. To participate, dial this toll-free number, 1-855-589-5698, to be automatically connected to your U.S. House Member and ask them to:

  • Vote for immigration reform,
  • Support a path to citizenship,
  • Preserve family unity, and
  • Employ safe and humane immigration enforcement practices.

It’s…

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Added by Tom Chapman on May 28, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Assembly 3265 Sir Knights Step Up to Feed Deploying National Guard Soldiers & Families

By Jason Follett, Faithful Navigator - Father Paul F. Hans Assembly 3265

The United States along…

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Added by Jason Follett on May 21, 2014 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Membership Records - Speedy Processing

Brothers all :

As we get closer to months end and fraternal year end to avoid delay in processing all form 100's can be emailed or faxed in to Supreme.

Email to: membershiprecords@kofc.org

or…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 20, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Marriage According to “Everybody Loves Raymond”

At this past week end's 113th State Convention in Des Moines, the Iowa Knights of Columbus sponsored sessions on spiritual formation / enrichment prior to 10AM Mass.

The first talk was given by Justin Frato.…

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Added by Anita Gaspers on May 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

White Collar Crew - Pulling for Christ

Looking to do more good with more hands the Iowa State Council is pleased to announce the formation of a new team in the upcoming Plane Pull for SOIowa: the White-Collar Crew.

To be made up of priests and religious this team will be Pulling for Christ and need our support. Each team member must raise a…

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Added by KC Membership - Iowa on May 10, 2014 at 9:19am — 2 Comments

Greetings to the Hierarchy - from Des Moines Convention 2014

It is customary for the Iowa State Council of the Knights of Columbus gathered in convention to send greetings and pledges of support to the Bishops of Iowa.

This pleasant duty is generally handled by the Past State Deputies of Iowa on behalf of the delegates and general membership. Full letter at IowaKofC Position Statements

This year's letter…

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Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Report of the Good of the Order Committee - Convention 2014

Pro-Tem Committee Report

Iowa Knights of Columbus

State Convention - May 3, 2014

Committee Name Good of the Order



We pledge our renewed support for Our Holy Pontiff Pope Francis, who is truly a" Pope of the

People" and we commend Him for showing us by His humility that We were placed on this

earth to help those who need our help.



We urge all councils to continue their generous participation in the many important programs

that make our…

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Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

State Deputy-Elect Dan Werner Addresses Convention Delegates: Go Make a Difference

State Deputy Elect Dan Werner addressed the convention delegates shortly after he was elected. His acceptance address laid out the main emphasis he intends to be the focus of his time in office. Under the overall theme of "Go Make a Difference"…

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Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Swing for the Fences - Winners Drawn

~ SWING FOR THE FENCES! ~

 

Results are in, the Winners have been drawn and …. Drum roll please:

 

First Prize -- Terry Rasmussen- Council No 12129 Solon for the 3-day, 2-night stay at Honey Creek Resort, on scenic Lake Rathbun in south central Iowa. – Value- $300.00 (Cash alternate available on request)

 

Second Prize -- Gerald Decker- Council No 5389 for a $100.00 gift card

 

Third…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 8, 2014 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Shoot For the Stars - Councils Recognized at Convention

~ Stars for Saturday Luncheon at Convention ~

 

Councils reaching Star Status by May 1st qualified to send one representative to lunch with the state officers on Saturday May 3rd.

One council was drawn from among those qualified and in attendance for a week end get-away (cash prize alternate $300 available on request)

Congratulations to Council 568 represented by Pat Lyons on winning the drawing! As long as…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Fr Danner Wants You -- To Be a Knight of Columbus

~ MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN – Growing, Growing  -- Gone ~

Announced at Convention: Father Danner Wants You to invite another Catholic man to be a Knight…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference: legislative session concludes

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network 

The Iowa House adjourned at about 6 a.m. on Thursday morning after an all-night session. The Senate finished with budget bills early on Thursday, but, before adjourning on Friday, passed a resolution giving the Senate Government Oversight Committee subpoena power to investigate "secret settlements" in state government.

During the last day or so of the session, we were part of discussions regarding an amendment to the “standings”…

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Added by Tom Chapman on May 4, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

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

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