The Council 3956 September Regular Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7PM. It will be held at the St. Pius X Social Hall. There will be a light meal following the meeting. We hope that you can join us!
The Downriver K of C Family Picnic is being held in the Activity Center at Centennial Park in Grosse Ile NOW! $5 a carload!
Food, music, games for kids and adults, drinks, Bingo, and LOTS OF PRIZES!!! Come on down!
Due to the 4th of July holiday, our July Business Meeting will be postponed until Wednesday, July 11th at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall.
Plan for this Tax Day and into the Future
April 15 (tax day) is right around the corner. It’s become popular this time of year to encourage the opening of an IRA or similar retirement annuity, or the depositing of additional funds into an existing account, as a tax-savings vehicle. Or perhaps someone has tried to convince you to open an account, touting the rate of interest that money in one of these accounts can earn. Let me join the chorus of folks encouraging you to open or add funds to an annuity, but for a different reason.
Certainly, contributing money to a Knights of Columbus annuity will allow you to save some money on your income tax return. And, our annuities do pay a very competitive interest rate, consistent with our primary goal of absolute safety of principal. Opening or adding to an annuity for these reasons, however, strikes me as taking a short-term view of a product that is designed to provide long-term security. How much security? How does retirement income that you cannot outlive — guaranteed — sound to you?
Here at the Knights of Columbus, you can open a retirement annuity for as little as $300. Consistent and disciplined savings placed into that annuity over time can – properly structured – guarantee you an income at retirement that you cannot outlive. That guarantee — along with the fact that no one has ever lost money left in a Knights of Columbus annuity (remember – absolute safety of principal) — really will provide you with peace of mind.
I am happy to meet with you – at your convenience and in your home – to explain in detail the benefits of opening a Knights of Columbus annuity, along with the benefits of our top-rated life insurance, disability income and long-term care insurance plans.
Thomas F Jackson
My Brother Knights,
VIVAT JESUS! This is just a reminder that there is a Regular Business Meeting on Wednesday, April 4th starting at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall.
We will be opening nominations for Council Officers at that time. If you are interested in helping our Council by becoming an Officer, please attend this meeting. If you would like to know more about a specific position, feel free to attend the meeting or email me (raybilyk(at)kofc3956.org). If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in running for a position, please email me as well. (A great PDF pamphlet with descriptions of the Officers and their responsibilities can be found HERE.) After tonight, nominations will be tabled until the May 2nd Regular Business Meeting, where we will ask for nominations once more, close nominations and elect Officers.
A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER… There are at least 2 Officers (Deputy Grand Knight Dave Sajdak and myself) that will NOT be running for those offices again! We REALLY NEED Brother Knights to step up and run for offices this year. I am serious when I say this: If I can do it, you can also!
NOTE: You must be a 3rd Degree member by June 30th in order to become an Officer. (Don’t worry… there are still 2nd and 3rd Degree Initiations being held before then, including one we are hosting on Sunday, June 24th.)
We will also be discussing our Coffee & Donuts/Membership Drive on Sunday, April 8th, our Charity Family Breakfast and Tootsie Roll Drive on Sunday, April 15th and other upcoming events.
Hope to see you all there! God Bless!
Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight
Learn about the Knights of Columbus’s involvement with the upcoming motion picture, Paul, Apostle of Christ:
Learn more about this upcoming movie by going to http://www.paulmovie.com/
For the parents and Council level Free Throw winners. There is a new date, time and location for the next level of competition.
The new date/time/location of the Archdiocesan Detroit-South Level of Competition is:
Sunday, March 11th
St. Joseph Church, 2565 3rd St, Trenton, MI 48183
Doors open at 2PM for check-in. Competition starts at 2:30PM SHARP!
We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We hope to see you all on March 11th!
My Brother Knights,
VIVAT JESUS! Here are the details on Worthy Past Grand Knight and Former Southgate Mayor Robert Reaume, who died on November 17th.
Visitation for Brother Knight Bob is from 1 to 8 PM today, November 20th at the Southgate Chapel of the Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline in Southgate.
A scripture service is set for 7 PM tonight, (November 20th). I hope to see as many Brother Knights tonight as possible.
He will also be instate at St. Pius X Parish, 14101 Superior Street in Southgate at 9 AM on Tuesday, September 21st. His funeral Mass will be at 9:30 AM.
Please continue to pray for Worthy PGK Bob and his family. May his souls and the souls of the faithfully departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen!
Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight