Tuesday, May 24, 2016   

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 kofc909@mediacombb.net or by phone at 362-6931


May newsletter - Sunday, May 01, 2016



Knights of Columbus

Council 909


                                                                                                                   May 2016

In This Issue

·    Grand Knight’s Message

·    Membership & Degrees

·    Past Grand Knights Dinner

·    2016-2017 Officers

·    Dance for Life

·    Golf Tournaments

·    Club 909

Upcoming Events


First Degree

May 3, 2016 @6:00pm


General Meeting

May 3, 2016 @7:00pm


Ascension Day

May 5, 2016


Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016


PGK Dinner

May 10, 2016 @6:00pm


Hy-Vee Hog Roast

May 12, 2016 @5:30pm



May 15, 2016


Trinity Sunday

May 22, 2016


Corpus Christi

May 26, 2016


Memorial Day

May 30, 2016


General Meeting

June 7, 2016 @7:00pm


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



General Agent

Michael Bormann





Club 909 Manager

Mickey Shannahan


1620 E Ave NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402




Grand Knight’s Message

The month of May brings us several days of celebration and reflection.  We celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples on Pentecost Sunday and the Holy Trinity celebrating the three persons of God: the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost. 


We celebrate Mother's Day; we honor the most important woman in our lives, our moms.  As Catholics, we are blessed with two mothers.  The mother who gave birth to us here on earth, who has loved and raised us and the Mother who adopted us at the foot of the Cross, Mary who watches over and intercedes for us. 


At the end of May on Memorial Day, we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Take time to remember your family members, friends and all those who have died in military service.  I saw a quote recently which I thought was very fitting “We don’t know them all but, we owe them all”.   


God Bless

Scott Mohwinkle

Membership & Degrees

Our goal for memberships this fraternal year is: 25 new members.  As a Council we are very close with 17 new members as of March 31. Let’s push to hit this goal!


Ask a brother, son, friend or fellow parishioner if they would like to join our order.


First Degree: Council 909 will be having a degree May 3rd at 6:00pm before our general meeting.  If you have a candidate, please make sure they arrive at 5:45PM.


Second & Third Degrees: None are scheduled at this time for our area.


Fourth Degree: There will be an opportunity to join October 8, 2016 at St. Joseph’s school in Marion.  This will be followed with a social and dinner at the Marion Council 5390.

Past Grand Knights Dinner

Annual Past Grand Knights dinner will be May 10.  Social will begin at 6:00PM, PGK group picture at 6:45PM with dinner at 7:00PM. PGKs please RSVP to the club or stop by and fill out your dinner information.

2016-2017 Officers

We will be announcing Officer Nominees for the 2016-2017 fraternal year at the May 3rd meeting. We will also take nominations from the floor.  Officers will be voted on during the June meeting.

Dance for Life

27th Annual Dance for Life raised $4,937 with proceeds going to Birthright.  Council 5390 hosted the dance this year at St. Pius parish hall.  Thank you to those who supported this event by purchasing tickets and attending. A special thank you to Karen and Mallory Mohwinkle for face painting once again this year.

Golf Tournaments



K of C State Four Man Best Shot - Golf Tournament 

June 25, 2016 at Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg, IA.

There will be a number of raffle items and prizes at this

year's event, including: 

·         iPhone 6, flag signed by Zack Johnson, free rounds of golf and much more for raffles.

·         Flag events with prizes including 50/50 chances, putter and driver

·         Up to 4 flights for prize money (depending on the # of teams) 

More event details can be found at the Council 11942 website: http://kofc11942.org/upcoming_events.html


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Open-Four person Best Shot Council 15921 (Hiawatha) will be hosting the 1st Annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Best Shot Tournament July 30, 2016 at Gardner Golf Course in Cedar Rapids, IA. See email or bulletin board at the club for application form and more details.


Club 909 

Spring Cleaning - Thank you to Ryan Sullivan, P.G.K. and the volunteers who showed up on Saturday, April 16 for the spring cleanup.  The cleanup was not as extensive thanks to the hard work done prior by Roger and Vickey Ambrose.


Hy-Vee & 909 – have partnered up for cooking events hosted down at the club.  The first event will be on Thursday, May 12 for a meet & greet and hog roast! All of the local Hy-Vee chefs will be on hand roasting a hog and providing a variety of sauces for you to try. The 909 will have the bar open for all your beverage needs.


Happy Hour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. until the food is gone!


You will also have the opportunity to sign up for the June, July, and August Hy-Vee Chef classes that will be held at our club.  More details to come!