Jason Follett's News Updates (52)

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

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

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