Council #4556 Awards for 21-22

By: Paul Thorn - Mon, Dec 5, 2022 4:43 AM


On December 7, 2022, Detroit East State Deputy Regional Representative Paul Thorn presented Our Lady Queen of Peace Council #4556 Grand Knight Richard Woodworth with the Supreme Council Columbian and Founders Awards for the Fraternal Year 2021 - 22, during their meeting in Imlay City.  

The awards recognize excellence in Council Programs and Fraternal Benefits Promotion.

Congratulations to Council 4556.

Paul Thorn SDRR Detroit Archdiocese East

Youth Sportsmen Program

By: Garret Kelenske - Mon, Dec 5, 2022 4:42 AM


Youth Sportsman Program - The goal of this program is to encourage men to get involved in setting great examples for the youth of the Parish and community by getting them outside and enjoying what Michigan has to offer in the way of hunting and fishing.

This is an open-ended program. Have a member of the Council collect the information about taking a youth sportsperson out this year participating in a hunting or fishing event.  An example would be taking a son or daughter out Deer Hunting, taking a grandson out Fishing or perhaps taking a neighbor and their youth out for the first time for an event.  It does not have to be just a contest.  Please collect the data and fill out form #10784 for your Council.

 Just like many of the programs in the Knights you are probably already doing this program.  Please take the time to fill out the form and take credit for it.  Councils, please make sure you are up to date with your Youth Protection. 

Look under Family on the State web site for more information https://mikofc.org/resources/family-state-programs

Council 4764 C,U,F Exemplification

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Dec 4, 2022 6:10 AM


 On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Fr. Thomas R. Carey Council #4764 in Lake Orion held an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Lake Orion and welcomed 5 new members into the Council.

 The evening began with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass led by Council Chaplain Rev. William Promesso.

 The new members welcomed into the order were Christopher Groscurth, Alexander Kearns, John Wosina, John Bieda and Gary Arenz.  They are shown in the front row of the picture without ties.  Also included in the picture are DD113 Tom Kendziorski, Grand Knight Frank Kramarczyk, Former District Deputies Ron Hines and Ken Simpson along with members of the Council.

 Congratulations to both District 113 and Council 4764 who are both now at 50% of their Membership Goal for this Fraternal Year.

Thanks, Paul Thorn, State Deputy Regional Representative Detroit East

Council3725 Columbian Award

By: Gary Merritt - Sun, Dec 4, 2022 6:08 AM


At Msgr. Vizmara Council #3725 of St Clair Shores annual Past Grand Knights Dinner, District Deputy #115 Dr Peter Nwoke presented current Grand Knight John J Bartony with the council's Columbian Award for the 2021/2022 Fraternal Year.

Region 3 Grand Rapids October Council of the Month

By: Martin Brown - Sun, Dec 4, 2022 6:07 AM


Grand Rapids Membership Director Larry Adams presented Council of the Month for October to St Sebastian Council 14642 in Byron Center to Grand Knight Matt Millard. This was Council 14462 second Council of the month this year they are at 120% membership as of November 1st. Great job!

Growing the Order

By: Gary Merritt - Thu, Dec 1, 2022 6:40 AM


On Tuesday November 29th, National Shrine of the Little Flower Council #12408 in Royal Oak added to the Order by holding an exemplification which was immediately followed by the Fraternal Benefits Webinar.

In attendance were over 20 Brother Knights and families of the candidates.

Pictured are Frank Jones, Victor Claudio, Wesley Hobbs, Steve Bartoli, Doug Phillips, Kevin Walker, Doug Osborn, Don Shreves, and Grand Knight Bill Kostrzewa.

And then on Wednesday November 30th, Victor J Renaud Council #3292 in Plymouth grew their council with an exemplification.

Pictured are Mark Miller, Edward Wray, Chris Hoff, Kevin Kieliszewski, Steve Cooper, Mark Bustamante, Tom Filipczak, Michael Bindon, along with the Degree staff and Grand Knight Mike Driscoll.

In attendance were 20 Brother Knights and families of the candidates.

Great turnout! Good job guys!

Richard Shelt State Deputy Regional Representative

Detroit Archdiocese West

Council 4362 65th Anniversary

By: Gary Merritt - Mon, Nov 28, 2022 1:01 PM


After years of Covid and other issues postponing this event, Bishop Haas Council #4362 was able to celebrate the members awards dinner and celebration. It seemed that this dinner may have been jinxed because another postponement occurred because of the first major snowstorm of the season on the original date. Finally, the event happened on Saturday evening November 26th. This year the 65th anniversary of the council’s was included in the celebration.

Tom Hegna - Who wants to be a Millionaire

By: Dan Thelen - Fri, Nov 25, 2022 9:30 AM


Tuesday November 29, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST

In this presentation, Tom will share simple concepts that can help anyone become financially independent. Not only can people become very wealthy using these tips, research shows they will also likely be much happier and even live longer! Most people think you have to make a lot of money to become wealthy, but Tom will show how it is NOT how much you make that counts, it's how much you keep.

Spending less than you earn, investing in appreciating assets, having an emergency fund and protecting your blind side with insurance products can allow nearly everyone to become financially successful. Poor planning, procrastination, credit card debt, divorce, and a failure to understand the Opportunity Costs of purchases doom many people to a life of financial stress and unhappiness. This is a presentation you don't want to miss!

Register at this link - Webinar Registration - Zoom or scan the QR Code

Prop 3 Campaigners Shamelessly Lied to You

By: Ed Strach - Fri, Nov 25, 2022 3:13 AM


Since the text of Proposal 3 was first revealed, it was blatantly obvious to us that Proposal 3 would be perhaps the most legally impactful constitutional amendment in Michigan history. Its legal language was so broad that it justifies practically anything on any topic touching pregnancy.

To read the enire article for Michigan Right to Life

Click on the above pic.

Blessed Thanksgiving

By: Gary Merritt - Wed, Nov 23, 2022 6:54 AM


To all our brothers Knights and their families,

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Day!

God our Father,

Graciously accept from your humble people a thankful heart and spirit.

Everything we have and are able to share with others ultimately comes from your love of your creations.

Often we think that everything we have is our own creation; we ask you this day to create in us a spirit of gratitude, that we may always know that all good gifts come from you.

We ask this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,  Amen!