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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, May 25, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Iowa have released a statement reviewing the 2017 Iowa legislative session.

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is now serving as governor following the resignation of Gov. Terry Branstad. In her inaugural address, she mentioned tax reform, energy, education and workforce issues as priorities. Branstad has been confirmed as the…

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Added by Tom Chapman on May 25, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

What counts as a Domestic Church activity for the 2016-17 Columbian Award application

Many of our Councils are busy wrapping up another successful year of service to the parish and community in support of our families. 
As you complete AND submit your Columbian award application, please keep in mind the new requirement to include AT LEAST four programs that connect your council, families, and the church…
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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on May 19, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Four Planned Parenthood centers close in Iowa

Scott Valencia, COO/Director of Advancement for Iowa Right to Life and an active leader for the Iowa Knight of Columbus reported to me today that Planned Parenthood announced today at 2:30pm that they will be closing 4 of their clinics!! Keokuk, Sioux City, Burlington, and Bettendorf.  Bettendorf will remain open for a short time doing tele-med (RU 486) abortions, but the others will be closed by June 30th! …

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Added by Dennis Shea on May 18, 2017 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Proposers Challenge - 2017 Third Quarter Results

Announcing the winners of our third quarter proposer's challenge (Jan-Feb-Mar 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:

  1. Most Men Recruited- $300.00
  2. Second Highest Recruited -$200.00
  3. Third Highest Recruited…
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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 8, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference - legislative session ends

The Iowa legislative session ended Saturday morning at 7:15 a.m. after pulling an all-nighter. Here are a few updates from the past week:

The Senate passed Senate File 471 and sent it to the governor. The bill prohibits abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization with exceptions to save the life of the mother or for a serious physical health emergency. The bill also contains a three-day waiting period before an abortion. We have been working on this bill since 2011 and it is the…

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Added by Tom Chapman on April 24, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

What Knights Do: Address and Video of the State Chaplain, Rev. William Reynolds, to the 2017 Iowa State Knights of Columbus convention

Inspirational. Informational. A must read/see for ALL Knights of Columbus and ALL people of good will.

Click here for the address.

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Added by Davis Assembly on April 13, 2017 at 11:35pm — 1 Comment

Pictures and more from the 2017 State Convention

To review a complete recap of the 2017 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Convention, please click on the link below-…

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Added by Paul Lee on April 10, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The Power of Fraternity to Retain

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.…

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Added by Retention Chairman Iowa KofC on March 8, 2017 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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