Wednesday, November 25, 2015   

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


December newsletter - Tuesday, November 24, 2015



Knights of Columbus

Council 909


                                                                                                         December 2015

In This Issue

·    Grand Knight’s Message

·    Memorial Mass

·    Coats for Kids

·    Discovery Living

·    Christmas Parties

·    Metro Catholic Outreach

·    KC Bowling

·    Coral Isle Club




Upcoming Events


General Meeting

December 1, 2015 @7pm


Kids Christmas Party

December 6th, 2015 @1:00-3:30pm


Adult Christmas Party

December 18, 2015 @7pm


Tom & Jerry’s Tradition

January 1, 2016


General Meeting

January 5, 2016 @7pm


Dues Payer’s Stag

January 22, 2016









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

Season’s Greetings! I first want to thank all who were involved with this past month’s activities: Coats for Kids and our Memorial Mass. Your dedication is much appreciated. 


Snow is beginning to fall and Advent is upon us. Advent is a time of joyous anticipation and preparation for the celebration of Christmas.  It is a time where we wait, we watch and we wonder.


Be sure to take some time to enjoy the magic of this blessed holiday season.  My family and I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope it is full of joy and peace.                


God Bless

Scott Mohwinkle

Knights of Columbus 909 Memorial Mass

Our Memorial Mass was held on November 17th, honoring nine of our Brother Knights: Douglas Holt, Henry “Hank” Freie III, Nicholas Rodriguez, Anthony “Tony” Neuzil, Marion Forbes, Edward Marek, Melbourne “Mike” Wilson, Thomas Shea and Theodore Kaltenbach. Mass was well attended by members, family and friends.


A special thank you to Fr. Nienhaus, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Men of Harmony, Rick Gibbs, Doug Kayser, Nick Mohwinkle, and Brad Ridout.  All helped make it a very special evening.


-Chairman Scott Mohwinkle

Coats for Kids Update

Council 909 was able to deliver four cases of winter coats to Cedar Rapids Foster Parents Network.  Thank you to all who supported this worthy cause and helped make it a success!!  The winner of the raffle was Joe Zoll. 


-Chairman Scott Shannahan

Discovery Living


Council 909 presented a check from this year’s Persons with Intellectual Disabilities fundraiser to Mr. Robert Hebl with Discovery Living.  Discovery Living is very appreciative and thankful for the continued support of the Knights of Columbus. 


Mr. Hebl will be attending our February meeting to give our Council an update on Discovery Living.


Christmas Parties

Kids Christmas Party

Sunday, December 6th from 1-3:30pm.  Face painting, crafts, cookie decorating and a visit from Santa.  Lunch will be provided.


Adult Christmas Party

Friday, December 18th starting at 7pm.  Free appetizers and beverage specials will be available for our Members and Spouses or significant others.


Bring your family & friends and celebrate Christmas with your Knights of Columbus family. 


Metro Catholic Outreach


Metro Catholic Outreach (MCO) has a constant need for their food pantry.  Consider bringing down a donation to put in our collection box located under the coat rack near the men’s restroom. 


To learn more about MCO please visit their website:


KC State Bowling

Council 909 has been invited to submit a bid to host the 2018 KC state tournament.  If interested in helping or being involved with this opportunity, please reach out to Francis Wulf, Mike Stevenson or Roger Ambrose.



Coral Isle Club 909

Volunteers Needed – Please keep a look out for volunteer requests to help organize our storage areas.  We will need help building wire racks, installing cabinets/shelfs and then move items into those areas.  Scott Shannahan will be the point of contact for these building projects.


NFL Sundays - open at 11:30am. Gather up your friends, stop down and enjoy some food & spirits and cheer on your favorite team!


New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day – we will be open.  Join us for TOM & JERRY’S on New Year’s Day.