In This Issue
Grand Knight’s Message
Membership & Degrees
Past Grand Knights Dinner
Dance for Life
May 3, 2016 @6:00pm
May 3, 2016 @7:00pm
May 5, 2016
May 8, 2016
May 10, 2016 @6:00pm
Hy-Vee Hog Roast
May 12, 2016 @5:30pm
May 15, 2016
May 22, 2016
May 26, 2016
May 30, 2016
June 7, 2016 @7:00pm
Father Ivan Nienhaus
Deputy Grand Knight Doug Kayser
Financial Secretary Dennis Martin
Club 909 Manager
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”.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
Hour: 5:30 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m. until the food is gone!
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!