This week is Catholic Schools Week and the Iowa bishops have released a statement in support of Education Savings Accounts. ESAs would allow parents who choose not to enroll their children in a public school to receive a deposit of public funds into a savings account set up by the state. The money could be used for nonpublic school tuition.
“This innovative idea would further level the playing…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on January 23, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Iowa Knights are encouraged to organize a team and begin fundraising now for the 2015 Special Olympics Iowa Plane Pull on 6 June 2015 in Des Moines.
Last year’s inaugural event raised $115,000, well above the $70,000 goal. Despite the rainy and cool weather, the 2014 event was a fun adventure and the plane actually…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on January 23, 2015 at 3:08pm — No Comments
The actor Alan Alda once said: Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.
In the same vein, Football Hall of Famer and Brother Knight Vince Lombardi said: The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 2:28pm — No Comments
The VA Central Iowa Health Care System has asked for the Iowa Knights of Columbus help collecting used books, magazines, and games for use at their Des Moines facility. The items will be used by the Veterans who are patients and by visiting Veterans and families in the waiting areas.
This is an ongoing project with no time limits and just a…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Many remember the story of Doug Kollasch of Algona who is battling a brain tumor. Through the work of many, he had an inspiring meeting with Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson at the 131st Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in San Antonio, Texas August 2013 (…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on January 20, 2015 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Knights, their families, fellow parishioners, and friends are invited to gather and celebrate Knights of Columbus Founder’s Day during Iowa Knights of Columbus Night at the Iowa Energy on March 29th.…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on January 20, 2015 at 8:54pm — No Comments
Our modern secular society calls men to focus on careers, achievement, perhaps sports and entertainment. The Church calls men to become One in Christ through a spiritual path which leads to holiness. As Disciples of Christ, we should be proclaiming the Gospel message in many ways. To fill our need to grow in our spirituality and faith, the following men’s conferences are available:…Continue
The Board of Directors has directed that all members in youth serving roles and certain officer positions be required to take online youth protection and safe environment training. Specifically, State Deputies, State Squires Chairmen, State Youth Directors, Grand Knights, Youth Directors, Columbian Squires Chairmen, Chief Counselors, Committee Counselors, and Faithful Navigators (if their assembly sponsors a Circle) are…Continue
Iowa Knights of Columbus State Deputy Daniel J. Werner of West Des Moines announced his resignation on January 1, 2015 in order to address health issues. Werner had been serving as State Deputy since July 1, 2014. He is a member of Saint…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on December 20, 2014 at 10:17pm — No Comments