February brings us Ash Wednesday and with this, the season of Lent. For our council and club, Lent means fish fry Friday’s and fellowship. On a personal level, Lent is a time of reflection and penance as we prepare for Easter.
May you live these Lenten days with Mary,
in the joyful warm embrace of your Beloved Christ—
knowing that your love, gratitude and service to others
are sufficient to gladden His heart.
I invite you to attend our February meeting to hear more about our upcoming activities and news.
Robert Hedl, Executive Director, with Discovery Living will be attending our meeting this month to give Council 909 an update on Discovery Living. Please stop down to learn more about a great organization we support as Knights. Fun fact: In 1977, The four local Knights of Columbus Councils formed a non-profit organization called Discovery Living, Inc., community-based housing for adults with developmental disabilities.
Every Friday Night During Lent – Starting Feb. 12th
Fish or grilled cheese sandwiches, coleslaw, french fries or baked potato, dinner rolls, dessert, and drink (coffee, milk & water). NEW this year we will have 50/50 raffles. Adult $9, 65+$8, ages 5-12 $5 & ages 4 and under free.
Public is always welcome. Invite your family & friends! Dinner is served from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Upcoming Second & Third Degree
Council 909 will be hosting a Second and Third Degree Exemplification Monday, February 22nd. Arrive at 6:30pm at the 909 Hall. First Degree Brothers this will be a great opportunity to obtain full Knighthood at your home club. There are no additional costs with these degrees.
You must have your “signed” current membership card and an id with you. If you have questions, please contact your Grand Knight.
K of C Free Throw Contest
Thank you to Bob Hanson for heading up this event and all the volunteers that helped; Ryan Sullivan, Fred Kauder, Don Freeburg, Tim O’Neil, & Bill Renner (members) along with Matt Hanson and Bob & Bonnie Whittle (non-members).
The event was well attended by 220 students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Check out our Facebook page for photos and the names of the winners.
State Convention will be held April 15th-17th in Des Moines. This year State is asking delegates to sign up online through the state website by March 15th if possible. We will take delegate nominations at February’s meeting.
Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee
K of C State Golf Tournament
SAVE THE DATE: Fr. Thomas J Schwinn Council 11942 (Fairfax) will be hosting the K of C State Golf Tournament June 25th, 2016 at The Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg, IA. Application form and more details will follow after the first of the year.
Roger Henley, Council 11942
Birthright Dance for Life
The 27th annual Dance for Life will be held Saturday, April 2nd at St. Pius X parish hall from 6:00-10:00pm. Tickets are $8 each (5 yrs. & older) and can be purchased behind the bar. There will be free food, door prizes, silent auction, face painting and karaoke. All proceeds of the dance benefit Birthright.
Super Bowl Sunday – we will be open at 11:30am for the Iowa vs Illinois basketball game then stay for Super Bowl 50, February 7th. Stop down for happy hour prices and bring a dish to share!
Metro Catholic Outreach (MCO) - Please consider bringing down a non-perishable donation when you visit the club. Collection box is located next to the coat rack.
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