Grand Rapids Council of the Month for March 2024

By: Martin Brown - Mon, May 13, 2024 5:39 PM

Posted For: Council #7115

Congratulations to St. John Neumann Council 7115 Holland for receiving the Council of the Month for March in Grand Rapids. Great job, keep up the good work!
Grand Knight Bill Snowdin and SDRR Marty Brown.

Members of Council 7115 with Father Michael Burt and District Deputy Robert Wassick.


Martin Brown
State Deputy Regional Representative


Council 8500 donates a priceless Christmas in May gift to deserving couple

By: Ken Warzybok - Mon, May 13, 2024 1:43 PM

Posted For: Council #8500

On Saturday May 11th, Council #8500 Membership Director Gary Cornellier organized a heartwarming event called "Christmas in May." The deserving recipients of this event were Paul and Kay Young.  Kay has dutifully served as the parish secretary for the Church of the Holy Spirit in Highland for many years.


The main objective of the day was to tackle some tree maintenance tasks, which included cutting, heavy-duty brush hauling, and trimming.  These tasks had become too challenging for Paul, a skilled master gardener, to handle on his own.  Thanks to the collective efforts of many volunteers, the work was completed swiftly and efficiently.


Many hands make quick work!


The majority of the volunteers were Brother Knights from Fr. John Howard Knights of Columbus Council #8500 in Highland. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who participated and supported this wonderful event.  Your dedication and generosity truly made a difference in the lives of Paul and Kay Young.




Gary Cornellier

Council #8500 Membership Director

Highland, MI

Monroe Council 1266 Awards 102 year old member as Knight of the Month

By: GK 1266 - Sun, May 12, 2024 8:09 PM

Posted For: Council #1266

Monroe Council #1266 proudly recognizes Brother Eugene Poupard as their Knight of the Month for May 2024. At 102 years young, Brother Eugene may very well be the oldest Knight in Michigan! He became a member of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus on March 1, 1946, and later joined the 4th Degree Assembly #0488 on February 1, 1961.
(Brother Eugene is pictured here with Grand Knight Julian Rios)
(This is Brother Eugene when he was a Columbian Squire in 1939)
In addition to his impressive tenure with the Knights of Columbus, Brother Eugene holds the esteemed title of being the grandfather of Council #1266 Financial Secretary Michael Cochran's wife, Adriann.
Congratulations and thanks to Brother Eugene for his 78 years of dedication and commitment to the Knights of Columbus!
Julian Rios
Grand Knight
Monroe Council #1266

Blessed Solanus Casey Council and Assembly Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

By: Ken Warzybok - Sat, May 11, 2024 10:27 PM

Posted For: Council #3797

On May 11th, Blessed Solanus Casey Council #3797 commemorated its 70th Anniversary alongside the 65th Anniversary of Blessed Solanus Casey Assembly #0521 at St. Margaret of Scotland parish in St. Clair Shores.
The event was graced by the presence of numerous Past Grand Knights and Past Faithful Navigators of the council/assembly, as well as esteemed guests from neighboring councils and assemblies.
We were honored by a special visit from our Worthy State Treasurer, Charles McCuen III, and his wife, Pamela.
A great time was had by all!


St Daniel Council receives Council of the Month Award

By: District Deputy 113 - Wed, May 8, 2024 8:24 AM

Posted For: Council #15967


Congratulations to St Daniel Council #15967 in Clarkston for being named Council of the Month for March 2024.
Pictured are: DD113 Tom Kendziorski, GK #15967 Bill King, and Archdiocese of Detroit SDRR Paul Thorn.
Council #15967 achieved its 100% membership quota during March, and is well on its way to achieving "Star Council" for the 4th year in a row!
Congratulations Council #15967!
Vivat Jesus!
DD113, PGK


Ithaca Council Awards Scholarship

By: Ken Warzybok - Mon, May 6, 2024 6:23 AM

Posted For: Council #8785

Congratulations to Ethan Bailey, awardee of the Ithaca Council 8785 Scholarship! Ethan is pictured here with Grand Knight Todd Crawford, District Deputy Dick Gillis, and Treasurer Dan Drollet.


Au Lac Council participates in Adopting a Highway

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

Posted For: Council #10724

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.
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.


Council 13318 receives the February 2024 Council of the Month

By: Paul Thorn - Fri, Apr 19, 2024 4:09 PM

Posted For: Council #13318

On Monday, April 15, 2024, at Sweetest Heart of Mary Parish in Detroit, Bishop Joseph C. Plagens Council 13318 was recognized as the Detroit East February Council of the Month.
Presenting the award to Grand Knight James McGrath were District Deputy 119 James Kelly and State Deputy Regional Representative Paul Thorn
Council 13318 has qualified for Star Council.


Paul Thorn
State Deputy Regional Representative 

Detroit Archdiocese East


Au Lac Council welcomes eight new Brother Knights

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

Posted For: Council #10724

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