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Knights of Columbus

Council 909  

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Welcome to the Knights of Columbus 909 web site!

Our web site is a contact point for all of you who are interested in Council 909. We meet at the Coral Isle Club located at 1620 E Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can contact the Knights by email at or by phone at 362-6931


July newsletter - Thursday, June 30, 2016



Knights of Columbus

Council 909


                                                                                                                  July 2016

In This Issue

·    Grand Knight’s Message

·    2016-2017 Officers Installation

·    Tootsie Roll Drive

·    Hawkeye Raffle

·    Club 909

·    Insurance


Upcoming Events


Installation of Officers

July 5, 2016 @ 7:00pm


General Meeting

August 2, 2016 @7:00pm


“Tootsie Roll” Drive

August 4 – 7, 2016


Hawkeye Raffle & Dinner

August 27, 2016





















Council Officers


Grand Knight

Doug Kayser



Father Ivan Nienhaus


Deputy Grand Knight Francis Wulf



Steve Dodson



Tom Fagan



Dennis Hrabek



Tom Flannery



Brian Freeberg


Inside Guard

Shane Leahy


Outside Guards

Nick Mohwinkle

Roger Ambrose



Scott Mohwinkle

Charlie Osborn

Ryan Sullivan


Financial Secretary Dennis Martin



General Agent

Michael Bormann





Club 909 Manager

Mickey Shannahan


1620 E Ave NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402




Grand Knight’s Message

Welcome to a new fraternal year, fellow brother Knights! This is my first newsletter for our new year and would like to take this moment to thank our past Grand Knight Scott Mohwinkle for an awesome job as our leader this past year! Scott leaves large shoes to fill but I don’t look at this position as only me to fill these shoes, but a fraternity of brothers that will all pitch in with volunteering and heartfelt commitment to charity, your parish, and your own internal faith.


I look forward to this upcoming year and working with all of you.

Feel free to contact me with your ideas, concerns, and anything that will benefit Council 909!


Vivet Jesus!

Doug Kayser

2016-2017 Officer Installation

Officer installation will be held on July 5th, 7:00pm, in place of the regular business meeting. Please attend the installation to show support for the officers that were voted in at last month’s meeting.

Next regular meeting will be held August 2nd at 7:00pm.

Persons with Intellectual Disabilities “Tootsie Roll” Drive

This year’s Tootsie Roll Drive will be held on August 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th.  There is a sign-up sheet posted at the club. Please try to donate any amount of time that you can. Remember, Charity is one of the pillars of our organization and what better way to honor that than donating your time for this worthy cause.


Francis Wulf

Deputy Grand Knight and Chairman for this Drive


Upcoming Hawkeye Raffle & Dinner

Ben Verhille is the new Chairman of this committee. Let's welcome him aboard with a record setting year by breaking the mark of 8,800 tickets sold in 2012! The Hawkeyes set records last year and we can do the same. Please sell as many as possible as well as purchasing some for yourself at the chance to win 2 season tickets to see the Hawkeye football team in action. There will be more tickets behind the bar at the club when you need them. The winner will be drawn at the Raffle Dinner on Saturday, August 27th.  ~Ben Verhille




24 Hour Knight

All we ask is 24 hours a year…

 12 hours a year reading the weekly parish bulletin, the state and local council newsletters, Columbia magazine, and surfing the state council and Supreme Council Web sites.

 2 hours a year volunteering at one of the council’s annual drives.

 2 hours a year attending, with your family, two council corporate Communions or prayer services at the parish.

 2 hours a year on a council-sponsored Church, community, council family or youth project of your choosing

 2 hours a year attending one council meeting.

 4 hours a year enjoying with your family a council social function such as a dinner, dance, etc.

Club 909                                                                           

Stop down and enjoy some fellowship. Remember each Wednesday evening we hold the “card drawing” and serve donated food from members, friends and the club. With the nice weather, take advantage of our outdoor patio. This is a great time to meet your fellow brother Knights!


Another reminder is for us KCs to help promote the Hy Vee Chef classes at the 909. The new two coming up are July 28, Sustainable Seafood Boil, and then on August 18, the Taste from Around the World! There is a cost associated with each. The Seafood Boil class is $20 and the Taste Around the World is $30, but you get to eat all that is made!!

Insurance Message    

Michael Bormann, General Agent of Northeast Iowa

Office (563) 689-6801

Cell (563) 357-7934