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The Knights of Columbus Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 on July 28 inducted officers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spirit Lake.

Officers inducted by Rev. Brian Hughes after the Tuesday Mass included   

Jim Miller – Grand Knight

Jed Skogerboe – Financial Secretary

Mike Hawn – Warden

Paul Katzfey – Recorder

Ron Smith – Trustee

Chad Schuchert – Trustee

John Steinkamp – Trustee

Dennis Kurth – Chancellor

Mark Maeyaert – Inside Guard

Other officers include Rev. Brian Hughes, Chaplain; John Brown, Treasurer; John Sandy, Advocate; Rich Van Tassel, Outside Guard; and Tom Emrich, Lecturer.

The officers reflect the hard work and devotion of fellow Knights, representing charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.  

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in more than 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated more than 71 million volunteer hours and $173 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.

Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 is one of the most active in Iowa, in the past year contributing more than $18,000 to local community needs, including ECHO Plus, Iowa Helping Hands Fund, American Wheelchair Mission, the Grotto of the Redemption, Cherish House, Lauren Schell’s India Mission, Women of the Well Project, Honor Flight for Veterans, as well as to local family, community and parish needs. Local Knights sponsor annual youth events including the Free Throw Competition and the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee. They also run the Soup and Pie Supper in November, and the Tootsie Roll Drive for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Labor Day weekend, benefiting local organizations.

Look next for Breakfast in the Park, in coordination with Polaris Industries, August 15 at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, French toast, meats and all the rest for a hearty breakfast overlooking beautiful West Lake Okoboji.

Cutline: Iowa Great Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 5043 officers inducted recently include: Front row, from left Mike Hawn, Ron Smith, Dennis Kurth, John Steinkamp and Jim Miller. Back row, from left Mark Maeyaert, Jed Skogerboe, Chad Schuchert and Paul Katzfey. Missing are Rev. Brian Hughes, John Brown, John Sandy, Rich Van Tassel and Tom Emrich.

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Comment by Chaplain Schmitt Assembly on January 15, 2016 at 7:44pm

This is a great press release.

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