Jason Follett's News Updates (45)

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 — No 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 2:28pm — 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

Three Men's Conferences to be held March 2015

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:…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 12, 2015 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Supreme Offering Grand Knight and Fraternal Council Leadership Webinar 17 January 2015

This presentation, at 1 PM on 17 January 2015, will provide fraternal leaders with tips and techniques to build strong councils as well as provide helpful suggestions to make the Knights of Columbus the most effective charitable service organization in their parish and community.

In this one hour presentation, topic covered…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Youth Protection/Safe Environment Training and Background Checks Mandatory

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…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 7, 2015 at 11:25pm — 1 Comment

Illness Leads to Iowa Knights Leadership Transition

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…

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Added by Jason Follett on January 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Knights of Columbus Resolutions for the New Year

Note: The following was shared by Don Hauser, Past Grand Knight and current Publicity Director for Saint Augustin Council 10558 in Des Moines.

For the Grand Knight: I hereby resolve to contact members of the Council I do not know in an effort to encourage their active participation; to encourage First Degree Knights…

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Added by Jason Follett on December 28, 2014 at 8:56pm — No Comments

2015 Central Iowa Fourth Degree Winter Social Set -- RSVP Now

For a printable RSVP form, CLICK HERE!…

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Added by Jason Follett on December 20, 2014 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Ankeny Knights Help Bring a Good Night’s Sleep to Those in Need

Since 1993 Slumberland has been helping kids get the restful sleep they require by giving new beds to families in need. Through their 40 Winks Foundation and Making Homes for the Holidays donation event, they have given more than 20,000 beds to families who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor.

For the 2014 Making Homes for the Holidays…

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Added by Jason Follett on December 15, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Midwest March for Life 2015 to Start with Mass

Added by Jason Follett on December 8, 2014 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Ankeny Knights Share Stories of Giving Thanks

November is here, and with it is the time of the year when we can all pause to catch our breaths and think about what we are thankful for in our lives. Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season give all of us a perfect opportunity to try to slow down, even if only for a moment, and reflect on what we are truly grateful for this year. Whether it’s a new job, new baby, overcoming a medical challenge or hitting a…

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Added by Jason Follett on November 21, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments

State Deputy Revives Published Edition of "The Knight Today"

State Deputy Dan Werner has revived The Knight Today with the first new edition published November 2014. A printed copy of this edition was mailed to each Knight of Columbus in Iowa. CLICK HERE to read an electronic copy.

Added by Jason Follett on November 21, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Mason City Knights Help Save Cancelled Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Meal

The Mason City Knights of Columbus, Diamond Jo Casino, The Dimensional Group, Cent Credit Union and Martin Brothers have teamed up to make sure Mason City seniors have their annual Thanksgiving dinner. CLICK HERE to read the full story in the Mason City…

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Added by Jason Follett on November 21, 2014 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

NW Iowa Home to Newest Columbian Squires Circle

NOTE: The following appeared in the November 6, 2014 edition of The Catholic Globe, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Sioux City.…

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Added by Jason Follett on November 8, 2014 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

KofC Invited to Participate in 2014 Holiday Caroling Festivities in the Heartland

Greetings! You’re extended a special invitation to support, promote, and participate in a series of Holiday Caroling Festivities in the Heartland including Denison on December 11th, Omaha on December 14th and Dunlap on December 18th.

Overall Mission: In conjunction with a…

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Added by Jason Follett on November 7, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

InnerVisions HealthCare Fundraiser Hosted by the Central Iowa KofC on November 22nd

This dinner dance fundraiser for InnerVisions HealthCare is hosted by the Central Iowa Knights of Columbus and will be held at Saints John & Paul Parish Hall (1401 1st Avenue South) in Altoona. Full details and online RSVP can be found at:…

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Added by Jason Follett on November 4, 2014 at 10:41pm — No Comments

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