District 113 hosts Dinner for Ultrasound Machine for Eaton County Pregnancy Center

By: District Deputy 113 - Wed, Nov 8, 2023 6:46 AM

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Pope Saint John XXIII Council #5436, serving the Our Lady of the Lakes (OLL) parish in Waterford, MI, held a "free-will" offering dinner on November 7th to help raise funds for a new ultrasound machine to be presented to the Eaton County Pregnancy Center located in Charlotte, Michigan. This dining event was in partnership with the St. Mary Council #11875 (Charlotte, MI), which has already raised the necessary $24,000 for this machine --- a total of 8 brother councils have contributed to this effort!
GK Gerald Sweeny expects the Supreme Board of Directors to approve the "other half" of the funding for this machine at its next meeting in early December. The dedication of the new ultrasound machine should occur sometime in the March-April 2024 time-frame.
Approximately 85 people attended this Tuesday evening get-together, which raised a little over $5,000, and another check of $500 is expected from a second District #113 council in a couple of weeks. Council #5436 donated $1,000 by itself early last summer.
Standing before a St. Joseph icon in OLL's St. Joseph Hall, are (L-R): GK5436 Michael Mandziuk, DD113 Tom Kendziorski, GK11875 Gerald Sweeny, Life Director #5436 Doug Ritter, and AOD East Program Director Joe Brenner.
A personal shout-out goes to our Worthy State Life Director, Ed Strach, for suggesting a partnership between council #5436 and council #11875 on this project earlier in the year!
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Vivat Jesus!
DD113, PGK