This Friday, July 25 from 7-11PM the Zakk Alan Trio will be playing at our Knights of Columbus Club. They play a mix of Modern Country and Rock n Roll and Admission is free. Come join the fun this Friday :O)
Grand Knights Message:
My name is Charlie Osborn, and I have the honor of being elected to 2014/15 Grand Knight of the 909 council. Although I have met many of you during my last four years of Membership as I have tried to be as active as possible. I have served two years as Chancellor, and one as Deputy Grand Knight and have been an active member of the house committee during that period. I have also managed the Tootsie Roll drive for several years with assistance from other Brother Knights. I look forward to meeting and working with the rest of the 909 council members.
I would like to congratulate (WGN) Ryan Sullivan on a successful past year and look forward to continuing the hard work in our transition to our new home. I would also like to thank the many members that have spent countless hours in the last 8 months volunteering their time and skills to make our new location a reality. There is still much to be done. In the coming months, please watch the newsletters and your e-mails for projects that require some assistance. I would like to challenge those members that may not have had the opportunity to volunteer time as of yet to help out in any way possible.
One of the exciting upcoming things for the 909 Council will be the activation of the 909 Ladies Auxiliary. We are active looking for Women that interested in joining the Auxiliary and working together to make the Knights of Columbus 909 stronger than ever. Please discuss and encourage your Wives and Daughters to become involved in this worthy branch of our organization. A successful new group would make it easier to accomplish our future goals and commitment to charity on current and yet to be developed opportunities. Please have them e-mail
Ladies909@gmail.com or Contact my wife Karla at 319-350-0699 for more information on initial meeting times during the organization of the new group.
Hawkeye Ticket Raffle:
By n0w y0u sh0uld have receive y0ur 2014 Hawkeye raffle tickets in the mail. If y0u have n0t received them, please st0p at the club and pick up a packet. There will be additional tickets behind the bar at the club when you need them. The winner will be drawn at the Raffle Dinner which will be Saturday, August 23rd. Let’s see if we can break the record of 8,800 tickets sold in 2012. The proceeds go to support college scholarships to worthwhile Xavier students and also other charitable causes. This year’s recipients were Rachel Brady, Cara Sueppel, Nick Brady, & Ben Valentine. Congratulations to these 4 individuals and their families. They were honored at the Xavier Awards Ceremony on May 20th. Thanks to Rick Steepleton for presenting the scholarships on behalf of our council and to all for your continued support.
2014 Tootsie Roll Drive:
The 2014 Tootsie roll drive is quickly approaching. This year’s campaign will be On Thursday August 7th through Sunday August 10th. As per years past, all proceeds go to Discovery Living. This is a very important fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus and Discovery Living. Please come out to the club and sign up for a shift or two. The last few years we had plenty of empty slots that needed filling. An empty slot means we are not maximizing our potential donation to this worthy cause. The sign-up sheet will be posted at the club. Thank you in advance for your efforts. Charlie Osborn and Francis Wulf.
Three Piece Band:
We are having a 3 piece band, Zaak Alan Band, play 7 to 11 PM on Friday July 25th . They play some great oldies tunes from the 70's, 80,s and 90s. They will be playing in the bar area. We had them play in June on a Wednesday and they were terrrific. No cover. Come join us.
K of C Website:
If you haven’t had the chance or were not aware, please visit our new website at: www.kofc909.org. There are pictures of events on the site along with upcoming events and a whole bunch of other information. Please take a minute to check it out.
We still have several members that have yet to pay this year’s dues. Please, please, please make a serious effort to get your dues current. Some of you may have not received an invoice for your dues in the mail, but please stop down with your $45 or $25 membership fee as soon as you can.
Installation of 2014/2015 Officers:
This will take place on Tuesday, July 1st. All incoming officers are asked to attend this important event. All wives and family members are encouraged to attend and support their Knight. This takes the place of the regular monthly meeting. There will be a dinner provided which will include: smoked pork loin, buns, party potatoes, and baked beans.
House Committee – 07-01-2014 6PM
Monthly Meeting (INSTALLATION) – 07-01-2014 7PM