Protect Life Benefit Dinner 23

By: Ed Strach - Sun, Apr 16, 2023 7:59 AM

Supporting Life at the Protect Life Benefit Dinner Thursday April 13th.

The Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus along with several councils and members supported the 8th Annual Protect Life MI Benefit Dinner at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. With 600 supporters in attendance, they were provided an evening of hope for pro-life efforts in Michigan.


Pictured above (l-to-r) is State Warden Dan Fuller, Immediate Pate State Deputy Walter Winkle, Protect Life MI Executive Director Christen Polo, State Secretary Barry Borsenik and State Pro Life Chair Couple Lynn & Ed Strach

Ed Strach State Life Director

State Raffle Report

By: Lawrence Grabowski - Sat, Apr 15, 2023 7:10 AM

What a great night we all had at Thursday night's raffle drawing party at St. John Neuman's Council #16169 in Canton, (Home Parish and Home Council of Detroit Archdiocesan Chaplain Father Paul Ballien).

The Council prepared an outstanding meal and of course the Irish Band was a big hit which created a lot of enthusiasm and excitement prior to the 8pm raffle drawing!

I am happy to report that after all the deposits made this morning the Final Raffle Total = $346,149.00 dollars.  This means we exceeded last year's total by + $42,205.00 dollars.


A great job done by all and the support of our membership in the state for this raffle this year was overwhelming!

Thanks for all the hard work and now we can enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Lawrence T. Grabowski


State Executive Secretary

2023 Mich RTL Dinner Reminder

By: Ed Strach - Thu, Apr 13, 2023 9:22 AM

Last Chance –

Registration Ends Thursday, April 13th


Michigan RTL Annual 45th Benefit Dinner

7561 Council of the Month

By: Paul Thorn - Thu, Apr 13, 2023 9:18 AM

On Wednesday April 12, 2023, Grand Knight Michael Seefried of St. Mary Mystical Rose Council #7561 in Armada was presented with a Council of the Month Award. 

Participating in the presentation were District Deputy #123 John Vermeesch, Supreme Council Insurance Field Agent Robert Bovenschen and Detroit East State Deputy Regional Representative Paul Thorn.

Congratulations to Council #7561.

Paul Thorn State Deputy Regional Representative

Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner 23

By: Ken Warzybok - Wed, Apr 12, 2023 8:20 AM

On Tuesday April 11, 2023, the 51st Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Dinner took place in Chesterfield, MI. Members of charitable organizations gathered and celebrated their

common love for their communities and providing help when and wherever the need arises.

With the theme “Brotherhood – Hand in Hand, Together We Can”, the event was hosted this year by the Alhambra and included guest speakers from the Michigan Knights of Columbus, Elks, Odd Fellows, Knights of St John, Shriners, and Eagles.

The dedicated members of these Fraternal Organizations have gathered for 51 years to renew old friendships and to exchange personal and fraternal greetings.

Congratulations to Gary DeCarlo for being recognized for his many years of service to the Inter-Fraternal Brotherhood Committee.

May our respective organizations endure as we continue to meet in Fraternal Brotherhood!

Ken Warzybok

Camporee 2023

By: Gary Merritt - Sat, Apr 8, 2023 8:26 AM

Plans are underway to organize the annual State K of C Camporee.

Thursday August 10th thru Sunday August 13th, 2023

Mecosta Pines Campground

550 S. Talcott St. Morley, Mi 49336

Mecosta Pines offers many amenities, plus in the event of inclement weather we may utilize their outdoor pavilion.  There is also an indoor gathering area.

Everything is finalized for this year's Fraternal Camporee. Due to high requests the campground is receiving, they asked us if we could do an early registration in April.

Please contact me to let me know when you send in your form.

April 22nd is the deadline. So please get the word out to all your councils and Brother Knights.

Let's have some fun. Any questions please feel free to contact me. 


This link will take you to the registration form. Campout Registration 2023.pdf (

If you have any ideas, please email them to me at If you are interested in helping with any of our events for the Camporee, please reach out to me. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

3774 Council of the Month 3-23

By: Richard Shelt - Thu, Apr 6, 2023 9:45 AM

Wednesday April 5th, Father Alfred Saylor Council #3774, in Allen Park, was presented with the March Council of the Month certificate.

Pictured left to right. Hans Hansen Detroit West Diocesan Program Dir., DD#120 Joe Zeola, GK Don Siegel and Richard Shelt SDRR.

Congratulations Father Saylor Council!

Fraternally and Vivat Jesus
Richard Shelt SDRR

3257 Council of the Month

By: Paul Thorn - Thu, Apr 6, 2023 9:34 AM

On Monday, April 3, 2023, State Deputy Regional Representative Paul Thorn and District Deputy #127 Mark Elias presented the Detroit East February Council of the Month award to Grand Knight Dennis Thomas of Bishop William F. Murphy Council #3257 in Warren.

Congratulations to Council #3257.

Paul Thorn SDRR

15439 Council of the Month

By: James Highfield - Wed, Apr 5, 2023 8:54 AM

Kalamazoo Council St. Augustine Council #15439 was awarded March Council of the Month and is qualified for Star Council.

Left to right is Chaplain Fr. Bob Creagan, GK Tim Harding, SDRR Jim Highfield, and DD John Byrnes.

SDRR Jim Highfield

4401 Exemplification

By: District Deputy 112 - Wed, Apr 5, 2023 8:40 AM

On Saturday April 1st, St. Francis Council #4401 hosted an Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity in their parish Our Lady of Sorrows.

Three new men were exemplified as Knights, two from St Francis Council, one from St. Fabian Council #13362.

In addition, one First Degree Knight from St. Fabian Council and two First Degree Knights from Holy Family Council #11811 were elevated to the Third Degree.

Pictured here are all six as they are exemplified into the Third Degree.

Congratulations Brother Knights!

Gary T. Mallia District Deputy #112