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Clutch Free Throws Made at Iowa KofC Championship Finals

March 29th had special significance in 2015. First, it was Palm Sunday. Second, it was Knights of Columbus Founder’s Day, celebrating the legacy of Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney and the contributions of Knights since 1882. Finally, it was when Iowa held its 2014-2015 finals for the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship.…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 31, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Supreme Council Policies re: Knights of Columbus Events & Public Officials

You may have perhaps been made aware of issues that arose in Virginia concerning a 2015 Saint Patrick's Day Parade. For more information, please visit the Virginia Knights of Columbus and Diocese of…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 17, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

20th Annual Eastern Iowa KofC Campout Set for Late August 2015

The 20th Annual Eastern Iowa KofC Campout will be held at the Walnut Acres Campgrounds in Monticello on 28-30 August 2015. Join us for a weekend of camping like you are in Hawaii.

Registration will be open Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

The fun…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 12, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Storm Lake to Host 2015 Iowa KofC Golf Tournament

To download the registration form,…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 11, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Douglas C. Kollasch (1969-2015)

Many have gotten to know Doug Kollasch over the past two and half years as we have shared his battle with brain cancer in several News Updates on www.iowakofc.org. Sadly, he lost…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 6, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Bishop Pates Encourages Knights to Make Habitat for Humanity's Pope Francis House Reality

Bishop Richard E. Pates encourages the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Des Moines to partner with Habitat for Humanity in its bid to build a home on Francis Avenue in Des Moines for a low-income family in honor of Pope Francis.…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 5, 2015 at 3:03pm — 2 Comments

Spellers Earn R-E-S-P-E-C-T at Iowa KofC Spelling Bee

The Iowa Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee is an exciting contest for youth in grades 4-7 to demonstrate their spelling abilities and show that knowledge is also cool.

The 2014-2015 contest was held at Saint Cecilia's Parish and School in Ames on 1 March 2015 with the following being…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 3, 2015 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

"The Importance of Religious Freedom" Essay Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 2014-2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus Essay Contest are:

  • 8th Grade -- Madeleine Lange, Cascade (Council 930)
  • 9th Grade -- Wendolyn Hannum, West Point (Council 739)…
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Added by Jason Follett on March 3, 2015 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

Deadline to Submit 2014-2015 Awards Applications Extended to March 8th

For the 2014-2015 fraternal year, the Iowa Knights of Columbus will be accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • Church Surge with Service Program of the Year
  • Community Surge with Service Program of the Year…
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Added by Jason Follett on February 25, 2015 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Iowa’s Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Winners Announced

In a society where Christmas has become for many - especially children - a secular holiday, the Knights of Columbus sponsors the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest as a defender for the faith. This program, similar to the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest, allows young people to engage their creative talents and imaginations while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.…

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Added by Jason Follett on February 17, 2015 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

North Iowa Knights Raise Funds for Mason City Based Ultrasound

When Caring Pregnancy Center of Mason City, which has provided confidential pregnancy testing and counseling as well as support for families since 1986, was exploring the addition of a 3D-4D ultrasound machine to expand its services, several Knights of Columbus felt the calling to make this a reality.

Alyn Winters, Knights of Columbus…

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Added by Jason Follett on February 12, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Convention Resolutions Due 23 February 2015

At the 2012 Annual State Council Meeting aka convention, the by-law concerning proposing resolutions was amended. Under the new rules, resolutions must be submitted to the State Deputy and the State Advocate forty-five (45) days before the Annual State Council Meeting. For 2015, the deadline is February 23, 2015.…

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Added by Jason Follett on February 12, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Award Winning Iowa KofC Family Featured in "Fathers for Good" Blog

The 2014 Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Year, Jayson and Darci Wagner from Anamosa, were featured in the latest blog posting of Fathers for Good, a fatherhood initiative by the Knights of Columbus for men and also wives who want to support their husbands in becoming the best fathers. CLICK…

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Added by Jason Follett on February 10, 2015 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

CPID Once Again Exceeds $600,000

The 2014-2015 Iowa KofC Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities (CPID) to date has raised $621,990.76.

“Iowa has exceeded $600,000 in four of the last five years”, said Denny Hagedorn, Iowa KofC CPID Chairman. “In 2013-14, Iowa raised $622,373 and with 18 more Councils still to report for 2014-2015, we will easily surpass that…

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Added by Jason Follett on February 5, 2015 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

January 2015 Membership Incentive Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following Councils for winning the January 2015 Membership Incentive! Each will be receiving a check for $50.

Council 1115 - Neola

Council 3893 - Vinton…

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Added by Jason Follett on February 5, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Knights Needed to Pull a Plane for Special Olympics Iowa

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…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 23, 2015 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

Councils Encouraged to Submit 2014-2015 Awards Applications

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…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

VA Seeks Ongoing Donations of Books, Magazines, and Games

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…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 21, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Supreme Knight Reconnects with Algona Knight Battling Brain Tumor

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 (…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 20, 2015 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Celebrate Founder’s Day during Iowa Knights of Columbus Night at the Iowa Energy on March 29th

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.…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 20, 2015 at 8:54pm — No Comments

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