Fraternal Opportunities

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Aug 24, 2022 12:36 PM

Brothers... Here is the definition of the word “Fraternalism.”   

 a. Of or relating to brothers: a close fraternal tie.

 b. Showing comradeship; brotherly.

 Be honest with yourselves: Is that how you feel when you hear the name Knights of Columbus?  In my heart, I am proud to call each and every one of you my brother.  I have been a part of the Knights of Columbus since the mid-70s. After 9 years with the Columbian Squires, I joined our order in 1984. Through the last 38 years, I have met more brothers than I can count at various activities.  These events, be they State, Regional, District, or Council-Level, have formed the basis for some of my closest friendships.  These relationships are among my greatest blessings.  Without active councils participating in and planning effectively, I wouldn’t have these blessings in my life.

There are several upcoming events that we hope to see you attend.

September 24th we have our District Deputy/District Warden golf outing.  It's open to all DD's and DW current and former. It will be in Lansing. Hoping for a great turnout. 

On October 15th we have the State Bowling Mixed Tournament. This is our first attempt at this event, and we’re hoping it becomes an annual fixture on our calendar.  It’s also a good opportunity to invite prospective members to show them the fraternity that they can join.  Each team only has to have one active Knight. So, get a team together and come out and have a good time.

In February, we will have our annual State Bowling Tournament opening weekend.  This year, we’ll be in Bay City. 

My primary goal is to make each one of these events fun for you and your families. But I cannot do that without your help.

Information and applications to the DD Golf & Mixed Bowling can be found in their links to the State website above. The 2023 bowling info will be added later. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. I would love to hear from you. In addition, if you have any ideas for additional events we can hold, please let me know. I want a good time to be had by all!

Michael Kozakiewicz

Chief of Fraternal Activities
"You can get business done while still having fun"