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Annual Michigan State Council Charities Raffle Reminder Grand prize drawing will be held at Robert Jones Council #3078 On Saturday March 15, 2014 At 1pm The seller of the first place ticket will receive $1,000 cash. The seller of the second prize will receive $500.00 cash The council that sells the winning ticket will designate 1 or 2 charities to receive a total of $2,500.00 As in the past $1 (One Dollar) will be given back to the council for every ticket sold. This may be the easiest fundraiser your council will ever do for their charities. By purchasing or selling your raffle tickets you will be helping your council receive more money for charity and also giving them a better chance of winning the extra money for charity.
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State Deputy’s Membership Tribute Banquet
Knights of Columbus Supreme Council “Family of the Month” Awardees
The following are the winners for the April 2013 “Family of the Month” contest, obtained through a random drawing held at the Supreme Council Office from among many nominees submitted by council throughout the Order. September Family of Kenneth & Annette Eilf Council 414 – Bay City Family of Ernest & Barbara Lenard Council 3021 - Wayne Family of Aaron & Casey Young Council 6667– Gladstone Family of Terry & Sally Howard Council 15692 - Grand Rapids October Family of Fred & Sharon Walter Council 853 - Manistee Family of Rick & Debra Johnston Council 7869 - Remus Family of Gary & Mary Perrydore Council 10963– Ann Arbor Family of Fred & Diane Gerometta Council 13673 - Farmington Update Contact Information If you are currently a member and your address has changed, or you are in the process of moving go to www.kofc.org, on the home page click on for members in the upper right hand corner of the page, when the for members page pop’sup scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see the Update Contact Information box, follow the instructions, it’s easy and simple .
Sunday, February 23, 2014 Decarlo’s Banquet & Convention Center 6015 East 10 Mile Road Warren, Michigan 48091 Mass: Social Hour: Dinner: Donation: 4:00 p.m. (At DeCarlo’s Banquet & Convention Center) Starts after the completion of Mass Dinner and Program to follow $25.00 per person
Reservations are available through the Michigan State Council Office on a first come, first served basis. A check or money order must accompany all reservation requests. Make all checks payable to the Michigan State Council, in the memo line write Tribute Dinner Tickets. Checks are to be mailed to : Michigan State Council Office 2184 N. Beech Daly Rd. Dearborn heights, MI 48127 Tables for ten (10) may be reserved by individual Councils, Assemblies or groups.
No Tickets will be sold at the door.
ADMITTANCE BY RESERVATION ONLY
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Broncos' Players and KofC Team Up at Coats for Kids Event in New Jersey
1/27/2014 fensive End Robert Ayers who was on hand Jan. 28 and formerly a student at the school. In addition to Ayers, a number of other Broncos players and coaches — many with roots in the local area — were in attendance, including: Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio, along with his wife, Linda; Running Back Knowshon Moreno, who hails from Middletown Township, N.J.; Safety Mike Adams from Patterson, N.J.; Defensive Tackle Terrance Knighton from Windsor, Conn.; Defensive Line Coach Jay Rodgers; and Assistant Secondary Coach Sam Garnes from the Bronx. The Broncos players and coaches were joined by a number of Knights of Columbus, including Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. Also participating were retired Mets AllStar catcher Mike Piazza and Ray McKenna, president of Catholic Athletes for Christ. “As an organization founded on the principle of charity, the Knights of Columbus is committed to helping our neighbors in need,” said Supreme Knight Anderson. “We are grateful to Jack and Linda Del Rio, and to the other Broncos players and coaches who had taken time out of their busy schedule to assist us in helping local children during this cold winter.” The Knights of Columbus and members of the Denver Broncos previously joined forces in October to distribute coats to kids on a snowy day in Denver. Launched in 2009, the K of C “Coats for Kids” program has already provided more than 170,000 new coats to children in need. More than 1,200 K of C councils participated in this program in the past year. For more information, visit www.KofC.org/coats.
Several Broncos coaches and players join Knights of Columbus for charitable event During this period of record cold in the Northeast, the Knights of Columbus and members of the Denver Broncos — in town for the Super Bowl — will provide “Coats for Kids” to underprivileged children at a local Jersey City school. The coats were given to the children of Sacred Heart School, the vast majority of whom come from low-income households and qualify for the school lunch program. Also supporting this event were Catholic Athletes for Christ and the Jack and Linda Del Rio Foundation. Sacred Heart School serves a low-income, inner-city community. It also has an important link to Broncos De-
Knights of Columbus Sets Insurance Record for 13th Consecutive Year 1/14/2014 Growth of 89 percent over a decade for top-rated insurer The Knights of Columbus recorded its 13th consecutive year of growth in insurance sales with nearly $8.2 billion in new life insurance sold. The record sales are part of the organization’s impressive 89 percent growth in business since 2003. The Knights logged $72 billion in new insurance over the last 10 years, making for an annual growth rate in new policies of 4.6 percent despite recession and slow economic recovery during the second half of that period. With nearly 93,000 new contracts issued in all lines of business in 2013, the K of C now has nearly 2 million contracts in force.
“In 132 years of operation, the Knights of Columbus has helped meet the spiritual and financial needs of Catholic families while also serving the community through charitable works,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “We are pleased to have had great success on both of these fronts, which comes from our continued commitment to our founding mission of serving our neighbor consistent with Catholic social teaching.”
Supreme Knight Anderson explained that record-breaking insurance results mean that the K of C has “helped its members to protect their families while continued on page 6
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Public Relations There are many rewards and benefits to a well-planned public relations program. For the Knights of Columbus, an effective program can: 1. Create awareness in the community for your council and its contributions. 2. Build a positive image for the Knights of Columbus as a whole, and your council in particular. 3. Create valuable exposure for the council and its activities. 4. Communicate key messages to target audiences. 5. Clear away misconceptions. 6. Strengthen community support for the Knights of Columbus and its mission. 7. Assist in recruiting new members.
IN SERVICE TO ONE. IN SERVICE TO ALL
Starting with the April edition, you will have a choice. You can either receive the black and white printed copy of the paper, or you can receive a full-color online copy of the paper that you can view or print out as you wish. If you wish to receive the Michigan Columbian by e-mail go to www.mikofc.org. On the homepage, click on the yellow box titled “Newsletter Sign Up.” Fill out your information, and get ready to enjoy the new, full-color edition of the Michigan Columbian .
PROSPECTS TO MEMBERS
Holy Cross Children’s Service’s Your Help Is Their Hope! Mission • Provide Loving Service to the poor. • Recruit disciples willing to serve others. Work for justice, for youth rejected by families and society. How You Can Help Memorial Gifts Council Quota Council over quota MI Fund to HCCS Volunteer at facilities Sweatshirts for kids at Christmas Council Calendar sales Buy a room for a child ($1,000.00) Adopt a child for a year($2,000.00) Insurance policy HCCS as Beneficiary
THE 24-HOUR MEMBER Tell Us About Your Programs
Help us improve the Service Program activities offered by the Supreme Council office by sending reports on your council’s successful activities and/or any suggestions you may have on improving our programs. Send this information to Fraternal Services, Service Program Suggestions, 1 Columbus Plaza, New Haven, CT 06510-3326 or e-mail email@example.com. Please include “Service Program Suggestions” in the e-mail’s subject line.
CELL PHONE—NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST
Are you bothered by sales calls on your cell phone? All cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. You will be charged for these calls. To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 1-888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked.
For more information visit WWW.hccsnet.org
The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild
The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild serves as a source for information about the life, works and spirituality of Father McGivney. The Guild distributes informational materials about him, receives reports of favors granted through his intercession and oversees the distribution of relics. Guild members receive regular updates on the progress of Father McGivney's cause for canonization and are invited to participate in promoting devotion to this Venerable Servant of God. Members of the Knights of Columbus are not automatically Guild members and must elect to join the Guild. To become an organ donor: Go to www.giftoflifemichigan.org
Please consider giving blood. Go to www.redcrossmichigan.org Click “Local Chapters” to find American Red Cross Nearest You. Blood is in short supply!
Family of Year Form Please send all Family of the Year forms to: Michael Metiva State Family Life Director 860 N. Gleaner Rd, Saginaw, Michigan 48609 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Due By April 15, 2012
Michigan Columbian Supplement Memorial Mass & Memorial Plaque Application
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LEST WE FORGET OUR DEPARTED Memorial Mass: K of C Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 W. Chicago Blvd. Detroit, MI – Sunday, November 10, 2013 @10:00a.m.
In Memory of______________________________________ Date of Death______________ Gift of ___________ Requested by:__________________________ Phone ________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip__________________________________________________________________ Make Check Payable to: Michigan State Council K of C Mail to: Ed Strach State Vocations Director 522 Berkshire Dr. Saline, Mi, 48176-1801
Mass will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. in the main chapel. All are invited to attend the Mass and buffet breakfast. Please RSVP for the breakfast by Friday, November 1, 2013 to Robert J. Garstka at 586-484-0781 or email email@example.com. Memorial Plaque: A beautiful and lasting remembrance is to have your loved one enrolled in the Knights of Columbus Vocations Committee Memorial Society Plaque, which now hangs in the chapel of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Memorial plaques can be obtained or a tax deductible gift of $25 a line – maximum 4 lines per plaque ($100). Also, those enrolled will share in the daily masses, prayers and good works of the Priests and Seminarians of the Seminary. Proceeds from this ongoing fund-raiser go to aid students studying for religious vocations that are in need of financial help. Applcations are available at: 1. www.mikofc.org 2. Michigan Columbian 3. By contacting Memorial Mass Chairman Director Robert J. Garstka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-484-0781 Sponsored by the Detroit Archdiocese Vocations League
Knights of Columbus Sets Insurance Record for 13th Consecutive Year simultaneously enabling the Knights to support those most in need and the many works of the Catholic Church.” The Knights enjoys a stalwart reputation for financial security, has one of the lowest lapse rates in the industry and offers a product line designed to provide life insurance, annuities, disability income and long-term care policies to meet the needs of Catholic families. For 38 consecutive years, the Knights of Columbus has earned an A++ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best Company for its financial stability, and there is no more highly rated life insurer in North America. The organization is also at an all-time high in its number of agents, with more than 1,500 in service within the United States and Canada. Fr. Michael J. McGivney – Apostle to the Young, Protector of Christian Family Life and Founder of the Knights of Columbus, Intercede for us.
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A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens