Friday, February 12, 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 or by phone at 362-6931


February newsletter - Monday, February 01, 2016





Knights of Columbus  

Council 909 


February 2016 

In This Issue 

  • Grand Knight’s Message 

  • Discovery Living 

  • Fish Fry Fridays 

  • K of C 2nd & 3rd Degree 

  • K of C Free Throw Contest Update 

  • 2016 State Convention 

  • Spelling Bee 

  • State Golf Tournament 

  • Birthright Dance for Life 

  • Club 909 


Upcoming Events 


General Meeting 

February 2, 2016 @7pm 


Spelling Bee 

February 7, 2016 @1pm 


Ash Wednesday 

February 10, 2016 


2nd & 3rd Degree 

February 22, 2016 @6:30pm 


Fish Fry @5:30pm 

February 12, 2016 

February 19, 2016 

February 26, 2016 

March 4, 2016 

March 11, 2016 

March 18, 2016 

March 25, 2016 


General Meeting 

March 1, 2016 @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 






Club 909 Manager 

Mickey Shannahan 


1620 E Ave NE 

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 



Grand Knight’s Message 

February brings us Ash Wednesday and with this, the season of Lent. For our council and club, Lent means fish fry Fridays and fellowship. On a personal level, Lent is a time of reflection and penance as we prepare for Easter. 


A Lenten Blessing 

May you live these Lenten days with Mary, 

in the joyful warm embrace of your Beloved Christ— 

knowing that your love, gratitude and service to others 

are sufficient to gladden His heart. 


I invite you to attend our February meeting to hear more about our upcoming activities and news. 


God Bless 

Scott Mohwinkle 

Discovery Living 

Robert Hedl, Executive Director, with Discovery Living will be attending our meeting this month to give Council 909 an update on Discovery Living. Please stop down to learn more about a great organization we support as Knights. Fun fact: In 1977, The four local Knights of Columbus Councils formed a non-profit organization called Discovery Living, Inc., community-based housing for adults with developmental disabilities. 

Fish Fry Fridays 


Every Friday Night During Lent – Starting Feb. 12th 


Fish or grilled cheese sandwiches, coleslaw, french fries or baked potato, dinner rolls, dessert, and drink (coffee, milk & water).  NEW this year we will have 50/50 raffles.  Adult $9, 65+$8, ages 5-12 $5 & ages 4 and under free. 


Public is always welcome. Invite your family & friends! Dinner is served from 5:30 - 8:00pm 

Upcoming Second & Third Degree 

Council 909 will be hosting a Second and Third Degree Exemplification Monday, February 22nd. Arrive at 6:30pm at the 909 Hall. First Degree Brothers this will be a great opportunity to obtain full Knighthood at your home club. There are no additional costs with these degrees.  


You must have your “signed” current membership card and an id with you.  If you have questions, please contact your Grand Knight. 

K of C Free Throw Contest 

Thank you to Bob Hanson for heading up this event and all the volunteers that helped; Ryan Sullivan, Fred Kauder, Don Freeburg, Tim O’Neil, & Bill Renner (members) along with Matt Hanson and Bob & Bonnie Whittle (non-members) 


The event was well attended by 220 students from 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Check out our Facebook page for photos and the names of the winners. 




2016 State Convention 

State Convention will be held April 15th-17th in Des Moines.  This year State is asking delegates to sign up online through the state website by March 15th if possible.  We will take delegate nominations at February’s meeting. 

Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee 

Children in grades 4-7 can participate in the local annual spelling contest on February 7th at 1:00pm at LaSalle. Word lists for practice can be found at To sign up, contact Glen Purdy at Please include students name, phone, grade & school. 

K of C State Golf Tournament 


SAVE THE DATE: Fr. Thomas J Schwinn Council 11942 (Fairfax) will be hosting the K of C State Golf TournamentJune 25th, 2016 at The Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg, IA. Application form and more details will follow after the first of the year.  


Vivat Jesus 

Roger Henley, Council 11942 


Birthright Dance for Life 

The 27th annual Dance for Life will be held Saturday, April 2nd at St. Pius X parish hall from 6:00-10:00pm. Tickets are $8 each (5 yrs. & older) and can be purchased behind the bar. There will be free food, door prizes, silent auction, face painting and karaoke. All proceeds of the dance benefit Birthright. 

Club 909   

Super Bowl Sunday – we will be open at 11:30am for the Iowa vs Illinois basketball game then stay for Super Bowl 50, February 7th.  Stop down for happy hour prices and bring a dish to share! 


Metro Catholic Outreach (MCO) - Please consider bringing down a non-perishable donation when you visit the club. Collection box is located next to the coat rack.