KC MIRTL dinner update

By: Gary Merritt - Tue, Sep 8, 2020 9:01 AM

Hi Friends


Brad Smith


Development Coordinator


(248) 765-8717  MIRTL.org





As you know, our governor has been working very hard against life (and business). She has made it impossible for banquet centers to operate by limiting them to 10 people indoors and 100 outdoors.  Our Respect Life Dinner is being affected, and we have been forced to move to a virtual event.  We rescheduled for Wednesday September 30 at 7pm.  If you need to have a refund, you can contact me, but we are asking that you would consider your paid tickets a donation to the cause of defending life.  This is an extremely important election year, and we are behind on our fundraising.  Our work has not stopped though; we have a giant multimedia campaign beginning very soon.  We will need all the help that we can get!


Now the GOOD NEWS, we have an incredible opportunity before us.  The dinner would have had 500-600 people in attendance which is great, but now we can reach the entire state including every council and every Knights of Columbus household to make this the largest ever Respect Life event.  I will have an incredible promotional video to share very soon and will send it to you with a link to register even more people.  You will be able to help us recruit your fellow Knights (and others) to join the fun.  Our speaker for the event is Sarah Huckabee Sanders (former Press Secretary for President Trump), and Matthew West (top Christian musician and writer / singer of the “Unplanned” theme song) is our host and will sing for us.


We want your councils and you to host Watch Parties all over the state.  Watch Parties can be in homes, K of C facilities, and churches.  Whatever you want to arrange, you can be creative with your party and have a BBQ, potluck, dessert, or anything else you want to make it.  The video event will last 40-45 minutes so you will have plenty of time to socialize around it.  We want this to be fun as many people are looking for and craving social opportunities.  We will also provide watch parties (and anyone who asks) with pledge / donation cards and envelopes so you can make it very easy to give.  We will have an online donation portal, but we would like as many as possible to use the donation cards.


Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or issues.  While we will not meet this year in person, I am so excited that we can build this annual event into an even greater impact for LIFE by reaching every Knight in Michigan!


God Bless, Brad