Council 10724 Wins Large Council Award
By: Gary Merritt -
Mon, Apr 17, 2023 9:35 AM
Congratulations to the Au Lac Council #10724 of Anchorville upon winning the Large Council Award at the Tri-District Rally on Sunday April 16 at St. Christopher Parish in Marysville.
The Large Council Award is given to a council with 150 or more members that has the highest percentage of members present at the Tri-District Rally. A similar award, the Small Council Award, is given to a council with under 150 members.
The districts represented at the event were 103, 118 and 123 - a total of 13 councils.
The Council name will be engraved on the plaque in the coming days.
Pictured in the photo is District Deputy #118 Ron DePestel and Grand Knight Council #10724 Jeff Wooten.
Thank you to the Brother Knights and wives who attended Mass and the Rally!
Mark Kehoe Council #10724
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!
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 (mikofc.org)
If you have any ideas, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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