Living Rosary On Mackinac Island (May 24th, 2013)
The Knights of Columbus Color Corps will perform a visual Living Rosary for deceased members and families on the front lawn of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island May 24th 2013 at 11:45am. All are welcome to come celebrate this wonderful annual event.
Raffle Donation For The Holy Cross Childrens Service Raffle
It won't be long and soon we will be on beautiful Mackinac Island for the State Convention.
Just wanted to let you know that it is not too late to think about bringing a Raffle donation for the Holy Cross Children’s Service Raffle. The ladies of the board are asking for gift baskets, gift cards, or donations for the Raffle.
Please bring your donation with you when you come to the Convention. I ask that you please complete the Raffle 2013 Donation Form Mackinac 2013 and fax it back to me before May 18, 2013 at: 586-566-4665 or you may drop off the donation sheet with your donation when you arrive to the Art Gallery at the Grand Hotel where the Raffle items will be displayed.
This year we have created a coupon that will be available to each of you who donates $40 for raffle tickets. The coupon will entitled you to 5 free raffle tickets, a $10 value. The coupon will be available in the delegate’s bag.
Weingartz Everything From Lawn to Snow has graciously agreed to match the funds collected from this year’s raffle.
If you should have any questions or should need to reach me, please feel free to contact me at 586-718-1532.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you soon.
Michigan State Council Membership Horse Race Update
For your review are the membership performance summary results for the entire State of Michigan. The Diocesan Results are based on the proportional quotas. Please refer to the link below to find your respective home council, district, and diocesan membership performance as of May 3rd, 2013
Horse Race Results Week Ending 05-03-2013
Major Degree Schedule (May 8th, 2013)
There are four "Degrees" of Knighthood within the Knights of Columbus. Each of the Degrees is designed to exemplify one of the four Principals of the Order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The Degrees must be taken in order.
Every applicant must take the First, or Membership, Degree before he can be considered a Member of the Knights of Columbus. Once he has taken his First Degree, he becomes a member in good standing in the Order.
To reach full Knighthood, members must also take the Second and Third Degrees (Major Degrees). Members must have taken the Third degree to be elected to Council offices or to enter into the Fourth Degree.
Below is a link to the current Major Degree schedule. Please review it and plan on attending one in your area.
Major Degree Schedule (May 8th, 2013)
Council Officer Training Schedule 2013
Worthy Council Officers, District Deputies, Diocesan and State Directors:
Planning is well underway for Council Officer Training in dioceses across Michigan. The purpose of training is to better prepare current and future Knights of Columbus officers for responsibilities in leadership positions. The Diocesan Program Directors have been hard at work securing locations and dates for training along with qualified presenters. Classes will be provide for Grand Knights, Program Directors, Membership Directors, Advocate and Treasurer / Trustee positions. In addition to the presentations on these positions, each council attending will receive a CD containing the training material that can be shared with other council members.
The cost of the training is only $5 per attendee. The cost of training in the Upper Peninsula will be covered by their diocesan fraternal fund. This low cost should enable councils to send several members to training even though only two are required for the Michigan Achievement Award. Since scheduled training may conflict with council meeting dates, members may attend training outside their diocese if it is more convenient. Councils in the Lower Peninsula should notify the appropriate Diocesan Program Director by June 1 with the number of attendees, although members may register the day of training. Advance notice of councils attending will help to plan for the number of CDs, food, etc. Councils may pre-register and send checks made out to the Michigan State Council to Diocesan Program Directors or pay when the members attend the training. Below is a link to the schedule for training in all dioceses.
COUNCIL OFFICER TRAINING SCHEDULE 2013
All councils are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to help their members become better informed about the Knights of Columbus and officer responsibilities. Questions about training can be directed to the Diocesan Program Director or Council Training Coordinator Ken Krause by calling (586) 598-8453 or email email@example.com.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Ken Krause Michael Malinowski
Council Training Coordinator State Deputy
Urge Congress to Protect Conscience Rights with HR 940
Dear Brother Knight:
On August 1, people of faith, family-owned businesses, and charitable institutions will be forced to pay for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-causing drugs in violation of their deeply held religious beliefs and moral convictions. This development comes as a result of a Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires all of these objectionable interventions be included in every health insurance plan, with very few narrow exceptions.
People of faith must send a clear message to Congress that they support religious freedom and rights of conscience. Representative Diane Black of Tennessee has introduced the “Health Care Conscience Rights Act,” (H.R. 940), which protects individuals and organizations from being forced to violate their religious beliefs or moral convictions. Please act today to contact your elected representatives.
Time is running short for Congress to protect the conscience rights of all Americans. Our representatives will respond if they hear from us that religious freedom is a right. Encourage your fellow parishioners, friends and family to contact Congress. As Knights we should do everything possible to ensure that Americans do not lose their cherished right to religious freedom.
2013 Knights of Columbus Tiger Day (August 31, 2013)
The 2013 Knights of Columbus Tiger Day will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM against the Cleveland Indians. As it has been done over the past years all ticket requests must be sent to the State Director of Special Projects and Athletics, Mark Gaworecki.
DO NOT SEND TICKET REQUESTS TO THE TIGER BOX OFFICE.
This year we have tickets in the baseline box seat area along the left field line and in the pavilion. The Lower Baseline Box Seats are $43.00 each and the Pavilion Seats are $26.00 each. We currently have 150 box seats and 400 pavilion seats for sale to our Brother Knights for this Saturday night game. This is considered a premium game so that is why the cost of the tickets are above the normal day ticket prices. The cost of the ticket is what the Knights pay for them from the Tigers. Also, this is a Motown and Fireworks Night as well at the ballpark.
All ticket requests must include payment in full. Orders, which do not include payment, will not be processed. Make all checks payable to the MICHIGAN STATE COUNCIL with Tiger Day on the memo line.
What a great way to spend a September and Labor Day weekend evening with your Brother Knights and the 2013 version of the American League Champion Detroit Tigers. So don’t delay and get your ticket requests in early. You don’t want to be left out. ALL TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 313-388-6912.
Mark F. Gaworecki – State Director of Special Projects & Athletics
2013 Detroit Tigers Day Form