Grand Knights Message
Brother Knights, I don’t think I’m going to write any more newsletters because it seems every time I sit down to write the monthly letter it is snowing!! Of course I’m kidding on the not writing anymore part – but wasn’t the first day of Spring March 20th?? Talk about March Madness!! March has been a very successful month for our club. There have been many events ranging from the Irish Hooley, Dale Todd Bar to Bar run, & The O’Connell Brothers Band performing on St. Patrick’s Day. Include the soon to be 4 fish fry’s and things are rolling pretty well at our new place. While there aren’t as many events planned for April, we will still have 3 fish fry’s for the month with Good Friday putting an end to it on April 18th. Good Friday is also when we will hold our fund raiser coinciding with the last fish fry. Please see below for more information. I wanted to also take a minute to thank PGK Scott Shanahan, for not only what he has done so far for the club, but he was recently asked by Cedar Rapids NE magazine to write an article about not only the Knights of Columbus organization, but our transition in to our new building. This article should run in May or June and I think you will be as pleased as I was on the professional job that Scott provided!!
Lenten Season/Fish Fry’s:
We currently have 3 fish fry’s under our belt and they have been very well attended. The fish has been outstanding so if you haven’t had a chance to stop down for some fish and friendship, please find time to do so. Thank you to the volunteer’s on the cook teams who take the time on Thursday nights to do the prep work to make sure that everything is ready & also for the preparing of the fish, serving it, & clean up on Friday’s.
It has been decided at this time to forgo a full time manager and find someone part time to “get our feet under us”. We are currently seeking candidates for this position. Responsibilities would include, but not limited to, ordering supplies, ordering beer/liquor, cleaning, bartending (some days), & showing/booking hall.
Membership dues for 2014 will be reduced to $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.
Dance for Life:
This event was held on Saturday, March 1st @ St. Pius and was very well attended. Thank you to Scott Mohwinkle with all his efforts in tickets sales and having a very big hand in arranging this event.
909 Good Friday Annual Fundraiser:
We will once again have a fundraiser on Good Friday. We are asking if you have a business or frequent a place that would be willing to donate to our cause. There will be a silent auction with all proceeds to go to the KC909. Please consider a donation. Steve Dodson is overseeing this event – please contact him if you would like to donate or have questions (email@example.com). Donation items can be dropped off at the club and put attn: Dennis Martin. Also, please plan on attending this event as it our last fish fry of the year and a very important event for our club.
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.
If you have been to the club lately and recognized that most of the snow has finely melted you’ll notice that we have A LOT of exterior work to be done from trimming trees, pulling bushes, landscaping, installing bike racks, picking up garbage, etc., etc., etc. Please watch your emails and notices at the club for updates on when we will be tackling these projects. I would surely think by the middle of April we will be starting on some of these!!
House Committee – 04-01-2014 6PM
Monthly Meeting – 04-01-2014 7PM