A presentation on “Human Trafficking” will be given by Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx and Mariana Vega from “Friends of the Family Services” on April 10, 2017. Topics will include: definitions of human trafficking, warning signs of trafficking, who is involved (traffickers, victims, buyers) and the services provided by Friends of the Family for those who are victims. High school age and older are invited to attend, especially parents.
The Iowa Knights of Columbus have announced the winners for some of the numerous awards presented every year at their annual State Convention. The 2017 State Convention of the Iowa Knights of Columbus will be held April 7-9, 2017 at the Grand River Center in…Continue
Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 20, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 20, 2017 at 3:43pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 19, 2017 at 10:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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Added by District 15 Knights on March 10, 2017 at 11:11pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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:
Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on March 8, 2017 at 9:08pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on March 5, 2017 at 9:43pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on February 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
When the Saints Go Marching In!
ADMISSION DEGREES HONORING GREAT SAINTS OF MARCH
HOLD SPECIAL ADMISSION DEGREES ON THESE FEAST DAYS…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on February 19, 2017 at 9:17pm — No Comments
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…
I wanted to try and keep everyone up to date on what is going on in the Capitol here in Iowa.