Au Lac Council Veterans Memorial Dedication

By: PD 10724 - Sun, Jun 2, 2024 6:33 AM

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K of C Au Lac Council 10724 and St. Mary on the Lake Assembly 2804 in Ira Township held a dedication ceremony on June 1, 2024 for a new memorial to honor the more than 200 veterans buried in the parish's two cemeteries. Over 100 people attended and Fr. Joseph Esper, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, blessed the memorial which is the culmination of two years work in researching the cemetery grave sites and records along with several fundraising activities.

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The Knights thank everyone who helped in any way through their donations of time and money so that we can honor the many men and women who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Au Lac Council 10724 Justin Mello Memorial Award

By: PD 10724 - Tue, May 21, 2024 5:55 PM

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Congratulations to Matthew Koles and Eryka Newcomb for being selected to receive the Justin Mello Memorial Award during the I.C. School sports banquet on May 20. The award is presented each year to an 8th grade boy and girl for their achievements in sports, academics and citizenship.
 
Justin Mello was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School who tragically lost his life in October, 2000 at the age of 16. Every year Au Lac Council 10724 presents the award in his memory. We hope that by honoring his memory it will also serve as a reminder to all parents of the preciousness of every child.
 
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Matthew and Eryka for their outstanding achievements. Their dedication and hard work have truly set them apart.
 
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Pictured L-R: Matthew Koles; GK Patrick A. Bohr; Eryka Newcomb

Au Lac Council participates in Adopting a Highway

By: GK 10724 - Thu, Apr 25, 2024 8:13 AM

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Members of Au Lac Council 10724 in Ira Township have participated in the Adopt-A-Highway program since 1995. Each year the Council conducts a cleanup effort in the spring, summer and fall.
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On April 20th a total of 12 Knights and other volunteers collected 19 bags of trash and several larger items for disposal along Highway M-29 in Ira Township. Jim Zeck PGK has been the chairman since 2009 and submits a report to the MIDOT after each event.

 

Au Lac Council welcomes eight new Brother Knights

By: PD 10724 - Fri, Apr 19, 2024 6:36 AM

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Au Lac Council 10724 in Ira Township hosted a Charity/Unity/Fraternity exemplification on April 18th and welcomed eight new members to their council.
 
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Congratulations to Skylar Brohl, Ken Satchfield, Roen McCarthy, Matthew Kekel, Matthew Gottler, Dennis Cyr, and Brian Campbell for joining our Order!

 

Au Lac Council reinforces the church bell tower

By: PD 10724 - Sun, Mar 17, 2024 7:57 AM

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The Brother Knights of Au Lac Council 10724 in Ira Township teamed up to reinforce the church bell tower at Immaculate Conception Parish.

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Thank you to our Brother Knights for their dedicated service!

 

Au Lac Council held Outdoor Knights event

By: PD 10724 - Mon, Mar 4, 2024 2:36 PM

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Au Lac Council 10724 held their third annual Outdoor Knights event on March 2nd at The Knight Club in Marysville. Over 500 people attended the event which included a catered dinner plus numerous silent auction prizes and 50/50 drawings. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the council which supports their many charitable programs and activities throughout the year!

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Au Lac Youth of the Month Appreciation Dinner

By: PD 10724 - Fri, Jan 19, 2024 7:12 AM

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On January 18th Au Lac Council 10724 in Ira Township honored their Youth of the Month winners for July through December 2023. The winners and their families were treated to a pizza dinner in the parish hall. We thank them for demonstrating their faith through service to our parish!
 
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Photo (L-R): Fr. Joseph Esper; Alex McCarthy; Garret Whitenight; Lauren Demick; Jonathon Ricard; JD VanTiem, Jr.; Grand Knight Patrick A. Bohr. (Not pictured: Eddie Foster)

 

Au Lac Council 10724 Free Throw Contest

By: GK 10724 - Thu, Jan 11, 2024 10:24 PM

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Congratulations to the winners in the Au Lac Council 10724 Free Throw Championship held at Immaculate Conception Catholic School on January 11th!
 
Thanks to all 28 participants and their parents for attending. A special thank you to Brother Knights Patrick A. Bohr (WGK); Jeff Wooten (PGK); James Homiak (HBD); and Matthew Pelyak (VBB Coach) for helping with the event.
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These 1st place winners will advance to the District Championship to be held at Immaculate Conception School in February:
9 Boys: Russell Peterson (1st); Jacob Young (2nd)
10 Boys: Lucas Durrenberg (1st); Declan VanTiem (2nd)
10 Girls: Mary Katherine Bagan (1st): Erin Felczak (2nd)
11 Boys: Garret Whitenight (1st); Danny Horford (2nd)
11 Girls: Claire Rom (1st); Adelyn Hagood (2nd)
12 Boys: Gavin Swanson (1st) Justin Williamson (2nd)
12 Girls: Lily Cowper (1st); Josie Peterson (2nd)
13 Boys: Jalloul Montacer (1st)
13 Girls: Melanie Bilicki (1st); Avery Whitenight (2nd)
 
Congratulations again and good luck at the District Contest!

 

Au Lac Council builds a wheelchair ramp for local young man

By: Ken Warzybok - Tue, Oct 24, 2023 7:05 AM

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We do a lot of good things as Knights, but the most rewarding ones are when we extend a helping hand to those in need.
 
On October 23rd, the Brother Knights of Au Lac Council 10724 built a handicap ramp for a developmentally challenged young man. His mother was unable to continue carrying him up and down the stairs of their home. These Brother Knights dedicated several hours to building the much-needed ramp for his wheelchair.
 
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Thank you Brothers for exemplifying the true essence of being a Knight.
 
Your selfless actions serve as an inspiration to us all!

 

October 17th District 118 Exemplification

By: District Deputy 118 - Wed, Oct 18, 2023 8:00 AM

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Congratulations and welcome to four new members who joined the Knights of Columbus during the District 118 Exemplification on October 17th! Two members joined Au Lac Council #10724 and two joined Marine City Council #856.
 
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First Row (L-R): Brandon Wills (10724) & Jim Brennan (856)
Second Row (L-R): Sam Sattler (10724) & Gregory Dombecki (856)
Third Row (L-R): DD118 Ron DePestel; Field Agent Don Wesley; GK 856 Mike Page; Jacob DeMeulenaere (856).
 

 

Au Lac Council recieves Double-Star Award

By: Ken Warzybok - Sat, Oct 7, 2023 8:46 AM

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Au Lac Council 10724 in Ira Township received the prestigious Double Star Council Award for the 2022-2023 Fraternal Year at their October meeting. In addition to meeting the requirements for program excellence and hosting fraternal benefits events, the Council gained twice the quota of new members during the year. It is believed to be the first time that the Council achieved this award which very few Councils ever do.
 
Accepting the award is last year's Grand Knight Jeff Wooten (L) from District Deputy Ron DePestel (R).
 
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Au Lac Council Youth Basketball Camp

By: Ken Warzybok - Mon, Aug 14, 2023 6:32 AM

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On August 12th, Au Lac Council 10724 sponsored a youth basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. The camp was led by Rachel Kehoe who has played professionally overseas for the past 7 years.

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The camp was well attended and the money raised will help fund the athletic program at Immaculate Conception School in Ira Township.

 

Mark Kehoe PGK/FDD

Program Director, Au Lac Council 10724