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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


April newsletter - Wednesday, March 23, 2016



Knights of Columbus

Council 909


                                                                                                                 April 2016

In This Issue

·    Grand Knight’s Message

·    Diocesan Chaplain of the Year

·    Dance for Life

·    Xavier Scholarship

·    Fourth Degree

·    Golf Tournaments

·    Thank you

·    Club 909


Upcoming Events


Dance for Life

April 2, 2016 @6-10pm


2nd & 3rd Degree

April 3, 2016 @12:30pm

St. Mary’s, Solon IA

(Must have your KC card)


General Meeting

April 5, 2016 @7:00pm


State Convention

April 15-17, 2016


Spring Cleaning

April 16, 2016 @9:00am


General Meeting

May 2, 2016 @7:00pm


PGK Dinner

May 10, 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



General Agent

Michael Bormann





Club 909 Manager

Mickey Shannahan


1620 E Ave NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Grand Knight’s Message

I hope you all had a blessed Easter celebrating with family and friends. As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection it brings the sense of renewal and rebirth. “The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” ~Robert Flatt


It sure has been a busy month for our council and club! We have made it through our Lenten fish fry dinners, silent auction fundraiser, SaPaDaPaSo Irish Hooley, parades and various celebrations at our hall.  So many of you have been involved this past month and I want to thank all who coordinated, helped and attended these events. You all help make what we do a success!


As we move through the year, I encourage you all to get involved by attending monthly meetings, volunteer for a program chair position and/or sign up when volunteers are needed.  As with most things in life, we get out of it what we put into it.  


God Bless

Scott Mohwinkle

Diocesan Chaplain of the Year


Congratulations to Fr. Ivan Nienhaus on being recognized as the 2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus Diocesan Chaplain of the Year.  He will be recognized during the State Convention April 16th banquet. Thank you Fr. Nienhaus for your vocation & ministry.

27th Annual Dance for Life

27th Annual Dance for Life will be Saturday, April 2, 2016. The dance will be held at St. Pius X, Parish Hall from 6:00-10:00pm.  Tickets are $8 (5 years and older). This is a great event for families to attend!  All proceeds benefit Birthright.



Xavier Scholarship for College

Are there any council members that have a Senior son or daughter attending Xavier High School who are interested in applying for our Xavier Scholarship for College?  Please contact Financial Secretary, Dennis Martin.

Fourth Degree

Any 3rd Degree Brother that has thought about becoming a Sir Knight, there is an opportunity to join at the State Convention in Des Moines on April 15. For more information, speak with a Fourth Degree member or your Grand Knight.

K of C Golf Tournaments


Council 11942 (Fairfax) will be hosting the K of C State Golf Tournament June 25, 2016 at Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg, IA. Application form and more details will be available at a later date.


Council 15921 (Hiawatha) will be hosting the 1st Annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Open-Four person Best Shot Tournament July 30, 2016 at Gardner Golf Course in Cedar Rapids, IA. Application form and more details will be available at a later date.


Thank You

To our volunteer cook teams who worked hard prepping and serving during our Lenten Fish Fries and to all who helped coordinate these dinners.


To our Annual Silent Auction co-chairs Dennis Martin, Kevin Dorrington & Steve Dodson.  To all who donated items and to Karla Osborn, Vickie Ambrose, Theresa Amling, Cindy Fagan, Sherry Derby and Meri Stevenson for putting baskets together for the event.


To all the volunteers who helped at the Irish Hooley, the Bar 2 Bar run/walk and to Mickey Shannahan for coordinating all these events.  


To Dave Handley and Kevin Shannahan for cooking St Patrick's Day breakfast.


To Mike and Meri Stevenson for spending a day cleaning and mopping the floors in the entire facility after St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.  


To All of You who volunteer your time and talents to the club!!!

Club 909 

Spring Cleaning - Please mark your calendars for April 16, 9:00AM to 1:00PM.  If you are able to assist in helping clean the grounds around the building please bring your rakes, shovels and yard cleaning tools.  Fun will be had by all!! Questions, contact Ryan Sullivan, P.G.K.


New Hallway - Tom Wolfe has built a new hallway to create a second entrance to our outdoor beer garden.  This hallway will allow for a little more privacy in the hall when an event is taking place and members & patrons would like to use the outdoor seating. 


Storage - Tim Johnson & crew hauled oak cabinets down from the second floor to be used in large storage room.  Dave Handley, Lee Sedlacek and Tim Donnelly installed the cabinets for additional storage space. Thank you!