Tuesday, October 13, 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 kofc909@mediacombb.net or by phone at 362-6931


October newsletter - Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Knights of Columbus

Council 909


                                                                                                          October 2015

In This Issue

·    Grand Knight’s Message

·    Birthright Rose Drive

·    P.I.D. Drive Update

·    909 Bags Tournament

·    Coats for Kids

·    Memorial Mass

·    Christmas Poster Contest

·    KC Football Frenzy

·    Coral Isle Club

·    Mt. Mercy University




Upcoming Events


General Meeting

October 6, 2015 @7pm


Birthright Rose Drive

October 17 & 18, 2015


Italian Dinner Night

October 2, 2015 @5:30-7:30pm


909 Cornhole Tourny

October 24, 2015


Coats for Kids Raffle

November 7, 2015 @6pm


KC 909 Memorial Mass

November 17, 2015 @7pm








Ask that family member, fellow parishioner, neighbor, friend to learn more about the Knights. 


We need to continue to grow our membership with good men.


If you have a candidate please let a Council Officer know so a degree can be set up.



First Degree Brothers please consider receiving your Second and Third Degrees to encompass full membership with the Knights of Columbus.


Third Degree Brothers please consider joining the Fourth Degree the Patriotic Degree of the Order.



























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

Fall is getting into full swing as we enter into October.  October has been designated an awareness month for many causes such as Breast Cancer, Fire Prevention, and Respect Life.  As Catholics it is the month of the Holy Rosary.  As Supreme Chaplain Bishop William E. Lori states “In the rosary, Mary leads us to her son as we meditate on the mysteries of salvation.”  As Knights, you received the rosary upon joining.  Let us remember to pray to help guide us with our decisions and actions.


It has been an exciting several months with all the activity with council and club.  We have several upcoming annual and new events that will need our support to be successful.  If you are looking to help, assist, participate please reach out to the chairperson or myself.        


God Bless

Scott Mohwinkle


Birthright Rose Drive

The annual Birthright Rose Drive will be held

October 17th and 18th.  Since 1978 the Knights of Columbus members, their families and friends have distributed silk roses and accepted donations for our local Birthright Chapter.


The essence of Birthright is love. Birthright is unique and committed to offering free, non-judgmental help to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Birthright offers love, hope and support to each woman, to help her make a realistic plan for her future and the future of her unborn child.


There is a volunteer signup sheet in the club for all Mass times at both St. Patrick’s and St. Matthew’s. This is great opportunity to get involved!!

St. Patrick’s Mass Times                         St. Matthew’s Mass Times

Saturday 4:00pm                                      Saturday 4:00pm & 6:00pm

Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00pm        Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am


-Chairman Francis Wulf

Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Drive Update

The final total is in and Council 909 brought in $10,009.37!!  We surpassed our goal.  A big thank you to Francis Wulf and Charlie Osborn for chairing this worthy fundraiser.

909 Bags Tournament

Saturday October 24th - Get your team together and sign up for the first annual Bags Tournament.  $30 a team (two person).  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle. 

All proceeds go to support the Knight’s charitable causes.


Sign up at the hall – must pay in advance to reserve your team spot.  Limited team spaces - open to public.


-Chairman Nick Mohwinkle           

Coats for Kids

October 2nd there will be an Italian dinner night with proceeds going towards Coats for Kids. On the menu will be homemade spaghetti, lasagna, tossed salad and garlic bread. $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for seniors and $6.00 for children under 12. Dinner will be served from 5:30 PM to 7:30 or until the food runs out.   


Coats for Kids raffle for a flat screen TV @ $5.00 per chance or 6 for $20.00.  The raffle drawing will be held @ 6pm, November 7th. 


-Chairman Scott Shannahan

Knights of Columbus 909 Memorial Mass

We will hold our memorial Mass service honoring our deceased Brother Knights November 17th.

This will take the place of our general meeting for November.


“Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest

Council 909 will be reaching out to our Parish classrooms, religious education classes and to our member’s children to have students enter into a local “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.  Contest information will go out in November and judging will be held the first part of December.  More information will be sent out at a later date.



Knights of Columbus Football Frenzy

The Iowa Knights have made tickets available to our council to collect donations for the NFL games sweepstakes this year. They are donations of $10 each.  You get a chance to win in a sweepstakes plus get discounts from Green Bee with the access code. The Football Frenzy coupons have two parts, the Coupon and the Sweepstakes Entry Stub. When you buy or collect the donation, have the person print clearly their information. The tickets at the club behind the bar.  Tickets are available now until October 22nd. They will be mailed in October 23rd.


The 10 weeks of NFL games starts on November 1, 2015 and ends the weekend of January 3, 2016. $800 will be paid out each week.


Coral Isle Club 909

If you haven’t been down in a while, stop by and see the updates. The PGK cabinet has been installed, a permanent serving bar is in place and the banquet hall has had a wall art crucifix applied to the wall.


Stop down for a famous 1/4lb. "Ricky Bobby Chili Dog” during football Saturdays.  Purchase the 1/4lb. hotdog at the bar then it can be dressed to your liking with chili, onions, cheese, etc. from the serving bar.  Bowls of chili are also an option.  Both choices are $3


NFL Sundays are back in action!!!

The club will open at 11:30am Sunday mornings.

Drink specials and free snacks

Stop down and enjoy some food & spirits and root on your favorite team

Mt. Mercy University (MMU)

We had a meeting with Fr. Tony Adawu (Chaplain) and Isaiah Corbin (Volunteer Coordinator) with MMU. We discussed how Council 909 and MMU can build a relationship and help support one another.  We will continue to develop rapport throughout the coming year.