Wednesday, July 29, 2015   

Knights of Columbus
Council 909

•   1620 E Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401   •
   (319) 362-6931

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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 are located at 1620 E Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can contact the Knights by email at or by phone at 362-6931

Our hall NEWLY REMODELED HALL and Bar is available for rental for weddings, birthdays, reunions, business meetings and more.  Click on the Hall rental tab for pictures



July newsletter - Thursday, July 02, 2015



Knights of Columbus

Council 909


July 2015

In This Issue

·    Grand Knight’s Message

·    Officer Installation

·    Marion Icon

·    Tootsie Roll Drive

·    Hawkeye Raffle

·    Membership

·    Fourth Degree

·    24 Hour Knight

·    Coral Isle Club

·    Insurance Message

·    Live Calendar





Upcoming Events


Installation of Officers

July 7, 2015 @7pm


General Meeting

August 4, 2015 @7pm


Tootsie Roll Drive

August 6-9, 2015


Hawkeye Raffle

August 15, 2015


General Meeting

September 1, 2015 @7pm































































Council Officers


Grand Knight

Scott Mohwinkle



Father Ivan Nienhaus


Deputy Grand Knight Doug Kayser



Steve Dodson



Tom Fagan



Dennis Hrabek



Tom Flannery



Rick Gibbs


Inside Guard

Shane Leahy


Outside Guards

Nick Mohwinkle

Roger Ambrose



Charlie Osborn

Ryan Sullivan

Scott Shannahan


Financial Secretary Dennis Martin


Insurance Agent

Michael Bormann






Coral Isle Manager

Mickey Shannahan


1620 E Ave NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402




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. 


If you have an idea for a program that Council 909 could add, please bring it to my attention. I look forward to working with and for each of you this fraternal year.


God Bless

Officer Installation

Officer 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 month’s meeting.

Next regular meeting will be held August 4th at 7:00pm.

Marian Icon

Our 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 general meeting.

Throughout 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 would help.


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 need them. 


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!


Membership 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.


Let’s 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.

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

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.

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. 

Insurance Message


Michael Bormann, General Agent of Northeast Iowa, will be Council 909’s contact for insurance questions or inquiries.  Michael can be contacted at:

Office (563)689-6801

Cell (563)357-7934


Live Calendar

Council 909 and Coral Isle Club calendar is now live on our website.  Visit our website