Grand Knight’s Message
It is hard to believe we are
already starting a new fraternal year.
Special thanks to our past Grand Knight Charlie Osborn for all his
service and successful leadership. It
is a great honor to be elected Grand Knight of the Donald C. Spaight Council
909 and I feel proud to know that you my Brother Knights have the confidence
in me to lead our council. I am committed to ensure that we continue to grow
and have the successes that we have had in the past. With your continuing
support I know we will be successful in the future.
Now, as we move forward in
growing our Council I’d like to challenge every one of my Brother Knights, I
challenge you to attend at least one meeting with in the next 6 months, one
social event and one charity activity this coming fraternal year.
you have an idea for a program that Council 909 could add, please bring it to
forward to working with and for each of you this fraternal year.
installation will be held on July 7th in place of the regular
business meeting. Please attend the
installation to show support for the officers that were voted in at last
regular meeting will be held August 4th at 7:00pm.
Council received the Marian Icon this past month. It was shared with both parishes, St.
Patrick’s & St. Matthew’s, for their parishioners to enjoy during Masses. We also had it on display at our June
Iowa, the Icon will be in the possession of each Council for one week. The
Icon will be present for Mass, special prayer services, visiting nursing
homes, serving as special exhibits at religious education/faith formation
events, and on display inside churches, rectories, and community centers.
P.I.D. “Tootsie Roll” Drive
This year’s Tootsie Roll Drive
for Discovery Living and Special Olympics is being co/chaired by Charlie
Osborn and Francis Wulf. This year’s event will be held on August 6th, 7th,
8th & 9th at our traditional grocery store locations and
at our parishes. Thanks to Hy-Vee, Fareway and our parishes for allowing us
to raise money on their property.
The sign-up sheet is 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. They will be marked as 2 hour time slots,
and although that’s what
we prefer, if you can give an hour or half hour, it
It seems like each year we get less and less
volunteers yet are total monies raised continues to climb. So that means that
less members are doing/donating more of their time. If we had 50% of our
membership donate a ½ hour, we would be fighting for time slots.
Please consider signing up when posted.
Iowa Hawkeye Football Ticket Raffle & Dinner
The Hawkeye Raffle is once again fast approaching.
Everyone should have received your packet of tickets in the mail.
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 if you
The winner will be drawn at the Raffle Dinner on Saturday,
August 15th. Let’s see if we can break the record of 8,800
set back in 2012. The proceeds go to support college scholarships to
worthwhile Xavier students and also other charitable causes.
This year’s recipients (Katy Ropp, Connor Brost, Mitchell
Nelson, Sam Lynch, and Shamus O’Connell) were honored with the distinction at
the Xavier Awards Ceremony on May 19th. Thanks once again
for everyone’s continued support!
dues for 2015 are due. The cost is $45 for regular members and $25 for
honorary members. If you have not yet paid your dues, please find time to do
so as we have already sent our dues into Supreme for the year.
grow our membership. Ask a family member, friend from church or work. Many
good men are just waiting to be asked.
First Degree Brothers consider taking
your Second and Third Degrees.
Third Degree Brothers consider joining
the Fourth Degree.
The Fourth Degree has been active with:
Eastern Iowa Honor Flights
Iowa Special Olympics in Ames, IA
Pound the Ground 5k
Corpus Christi Mass
24 Hour Knight
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
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.
Coral Isle Club 909
Stop down for some fellowship and fun. Remember each Wednesday evening we hold the
“card drawing” and serve donated food from members, friends and the
club. When you stop in make sure to
check out the new patio.
Bormann, General Agent of Northeast Iowa, will be Council 909’s contact for
insurance questions or inquiries.
Michael can be contacted at:
909 and Coral Isle Club calendar is now live on our website. Visit our website www.kofc909.org