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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

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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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Name

City

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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

Place

Team Name

City

Total Score…

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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

 

Place

Team Name

City

Total…

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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

 

Place

Name

City

Total Score…

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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

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