Council 3956 July 2017 Business Meeting Notice – NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION (St. Pius Latchkey Room)

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS! Due to the continued construction in the St Pius Social Hall kitchen, the location of our August 2017 meeting has changed.
The date will still be Wednesday, August 2, 2017 starting at 7PM, but the location will be in the St. Pius School Latchkey Room. You can enter the St. Pius Parish Office doors to get to the Latchkey Room. (Yup, we’re staying on the parish campus!)

We have A LOT to discuss, especially the St. Pius Parish Festival as well as the Council Family Picnic and Downriver K of C Family Picnic (CLICK HERE FOR FLYER), so I hope that you call can attend.

If you have any questions, email me at raybilyk@kofc3956.org . Hope to see you all there!

Fraternally, Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight

Council 3956 July 2017 Business Meeting Notice – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND LOCATION

Due to the construction at St Pius X Parish, the date and location of our July 2017 meeting has changed.
Our meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7PM. The meeting will be held at TechShop Detroit, 800 Republic Drive, Allen Park, MI (behind the Detroit Lions practice facility).
Maps from St. Pius X Parish to this location will be found in the Ushers Room (PDF map here) and at both of the following links –
https://www.kofc3956.org (this post)
https://goo.gl/maps/HfhCos4hg232

Fraternally, Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight

NOTICE – JULY 2017 BUSINESS MEETING POSTPONED!

My Brother Knights:

VIVAT JESUS! Due to the construction throughout the St. Pius X Parish campus (including the Social Hall kitchen remodel), our July 2017 Business Meeting (originally scheduled for July 5, 2017) has been POSTPONED!

As soon as we have secured a night and location for the meeting, you will all be notified.

Also, attached HERE is information about the Downriver K of C Diamond Jacks River Cruise fundraiser. We only have 4 tickets left right now, and tickets are selling fast, so please contact me by email at raybilyk@kofc3956.org or by phone at 313-247-2110 (leave message) to get your tickets! Get them fast before we are unable to get more!

Keep your eyes open on the date and location for our July meeting. God bless you all, and God bless the Knights of Columbus!

Ray Bilyk
Grand Knight
https://www.kofc3956.org

1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplifications THIS SATURDAY at St. Pius X Parish in Southgate!

My Brother Knights,

We have a VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY in that we are HOSTING a District 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree ceremony (one of the last in the State of Michigan) AT OUR PARISH of St. Pius X in Southgate THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, which doesn’t happen often. THIS IS A ALL-HANDS ON DECK event for our Council!

Here are the details:
There will be exemplifications of Admission Degree (1st Degree), Formation Degree (2nd Degree) and Knighthood Degree (3rd Degree) on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St Pius X Parish, 14101 Superior St, Southgate, MI.

Schedule of events:
* Mass celebrated by our Council Chaplain Fr. Bob McCabe at 8AM
* 1st Degree Registration at 9:30AM – Degree begins at 10AM
* 2nd & 3rd Degree Registration at 11:15AM – Degree begins at 11:30AM
* Light Luncheon follows immediately afterwards (around 1:45PM)

Dress code is coat and tie to match the dignity of this event.

Since we are hosting this, I want to make a good showing from our Council. If you can attend this event, please contact me IMMEDIATELY by email at raybilyk@kofc3956.org or by calling 313-247-2110. We need this so that we can reserve a spot (and food) for you.

Officers and Chairmen/Directors are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend this in order to make this event a success!

3rd Degree Brother Knights who sponsored someone should attend with their candidates or 1st Degree Brothers.

3rd Degree members are also encouraged to attend these exemplifications not only to welcome our new Brother Knights, but to see the updates that have been made over the past year or two to the degree work. It really hits at the strengths of who we are as Knights of Columbus!

Our Supreme Council Field Agent, Tom Jackson, will also be on hand if you have any annuity or insurance questions or needs.

Again, I need to know IMMEDIATELY if you can attend!!!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I really hope to see you this Saturday to help me welcome our Brothers as FULL Knights of Columbus!

Fraternally,
Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956 – Southgate, MI

MEETING NOTICE – Council 3956 Business Meeting on Wednesday, June 7th at 7PM, plus LOTS of other events this month

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS! Most council end their fraternal year (June 30th) like a lamb. We prefer to end it like a LION!

There is a regular business meeting this Wednesday, June 7th at 7PM in the St. Pius Social Hall. Please try to attend… we have a lot to discuss!

For example, we are going to be preparing and serving Graduation Mass ‘brunch’ following the 11:30AM Mass this Sunday, June 11th. We only have one service, instead of the normal 3, but would love to have you all come and help with this. This is a great way to congratulate those young men and women for their hard work and maybe we can find a young 18 year old man who would be interested in joining our ranks.

Another reason we need you is that THIS WEEKEND (June 10th and 11th) we are hosting a Church membership drive after all of the Masses. We need help passing out interest cards before Mass, answering any questions and collecting filled out cards after Mass. We are only 3 people short of our membership quota of 7 (and one short of our insurance quota of 3), so this drive is extremely important.

What should help with our membership drive is that WE are hosting 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Initiation Ceremonies at St. Pius on Saturday, June 24th. It all starts with a Mass at 8AM celebrated by our Council Chaplain, Fr. Bob McCabe. Following that, we will have registration, with coffee and donuts. Following that, we will begin the degree work. Following the degree work, we will end the day with a light lunch. We need all of your help on this day to assist with registration, hospitality, and with guarding the doors for this event. The degree work has changed a lot since you probably joined. They are beautiful ceremonies. Please come and join us on June 24th starting with 8AM Mass.

The next day, Sunday, June 25th,St Pius is hosting their Potluck Picnic in the Activity Center and soccer field (weather permitting). Our council has been asked to set up (and take down) the tables and chairs for this. Since many of us will be attending, this should be no problem.

Finally, tickets are now available for the ‘Knights on the River’ Downriver Diamond Jack’s Boat Cruise fundraiser, which will be held on Wednesday, July 19th starting at 7PM from the Wyandotte dock. Tickets are only $25 each or $45 for 2. Pizza and snacks are provided, and there is a cash bar. This event is OPEN TO EVERYONE, members and non-members. We have a limited supply of tickets, they went fast last year. Don’t wait to purchase yours! I will have them at Wednesday’s meeting, and arrangements can be made for pickup and delivery.

As I said, we’re finishing strong! With your help, we can finish BIG as well! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at raybilyk@kofc3956.org . Hope to see you this Wednesday… God Bless You and God Bless the Knights of Columbus!

Fraternally,

Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

MEETING NOTICE & COUNCIL TRAINING NOTICE- Rescheduled business meeting set for Wednesday, March 22nd at 7PM

We have finally rescheduled the business meeting we cancelled earlier this month due to the power outage to THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall. We hope that you can make it.

For all officers and Brother Knights interested in running for an office for the 2017-18 fraternal year, there is Officers Training being held on Thursday, March 23rd starting at 6PM at Wyandotte Council 1802, 3530 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI. It is scheduled to last 2 hours or less.

CLICK HERE to view a flyer for this event. ALL CURRENT OFFICERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. Even if you aren’t running, but want to know what it takes to be a Council officer, this is a great opportunity!!!

Hope to see you at both events!

Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

SPECIAL NOTICE – K of C Council 3956 Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th at 7PM (NOT ON ASH WEDNESDAY)

VIVAT JESUS! This is just a reminder that due to our Regular Meeting night being on Ash Wednesday, our Regular Business Meeting has been moved to Wednesday, March 8th starting at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall.

We have a lot of activities coming up (Charity Family Breakfast, Tootsie Roll Drive for Mentally Impaired Citizens, etc.), so I hope that you can join us!

If you can’t join us, consider signing up early for the Charity Family Breakfast:
Charity Family Breakfast signup (get the good jobs early) – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-kofc2

I’m attaching a copy of the flyer for the Tootsie Roll Drive for Mentally Impaired Citizens. Please print and hang it up at locations where we can get some visibility. We’re also looking for volunteers. Please considering helping us break our record from last year!

Hope to see you all at our Business Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th (not March 1st)! God Bless!

Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

K of C Council 3956 Meeting Reminder – Wednesday, November 2nd at 7PM (St. Pius X Social Hall)

VIVAT JESUS! I hope that you’re joining other Brother Knights and families in this country in praying the nine day Election Novena. If you are not, learn more about it here:
https://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/nine-day-novena-2016.html

This is just a reminder that there is a Regular Business Meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd starting at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall.

We have a lot of activities coming up (Christmas Concert, Charity Family Breakfast, HCCC/Boysville sweatshirt donations, etc.), so I hope that you can join us!

If you can’t join us, consider signing up for the following activities:
Charity Family Breakfast signup (get the good jobs early) – http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-kofc1
Selling Christmas Concert Tickets after weekend Masses – http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-signup

I’m attaching a copy of the flyer for the Christmas Concert. Please print and hang it up at locations where we can get some visability. We’re also looking for sponsors from area businesses. We have a letter that you can use to solicit sponsorships. We are also looking for Brother Knights to take and sell tickets to friends and family (10 to start per Brother Knight). Contact me for details on both.

Hope to see you all there! God Bless!

Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight
raybilyk@kofc3956.org

Council 3956 Meeting – 6/1/16 – St Pius Social Hall

Annual Election of Council Officers THIS WEDNESDAY, June 1st at 7PM – St Pius Social Hall

Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS!

ELECTION OF COUNCIL OFFICERS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST – 7PM REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

ST. PIUS SOCIAL HALL

Here are the nominated Brother Knights so far:

Office (Vote for ONE) Nominated Brother Knight
Grand Knight Ray Bilyk
Deputy Grand Knight Dave Sajdak
Chancellor Ron Cassette
Recorder Scott Corso (pending acceptance of nomination)
Treasurer Walt Kabalka
Advocate Dr Okechukwu Unogu
Warden Scott Corso (pending acceptance of nomination)
David Hughes
Inside Guard Darryl Zilka
Outside Guard Dan McGuire
Three Year Trustee Larry Rossi

NOMINATIONS ARE NOT CLOSED! If you are considering running for a Council position, please attend this very important meeting, where nominations are open one more time before the election during this same meeting. YOU can make a difference in our Council! Consider becoming an Officer! Here is a hand out that explains the basics for each position – Duties of Council Officers. Contact Grand Knight Ray Bilyk (raybilyk@kofc3956.org) if you have any questions.

Also at the meeting, I can’t wait to show you what we won at the Michigan State Convention and what happened while FS Tony Cerezo and I were there.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

DOWNRIVER KNIGHTS DETROIT RIVER CRUISE FUNDRAISER – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

There will be a cruise fundraiser on the Diamond Jack Riverboat on Wednesday, July 27th. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple (a $5 savings). See the attached flyer for more details – boat-trip-2016! (We have only 16 tickets, and 4 are already sold!)

DOWNRIVER KNIGHTS FAMILY PICNIC

The 11th Annual Downriver Knights Family Picnic is on Saturday, August 6th at the Lake Erie Metropark. $8 per family/carload includes park admission! More information to follow or check out http://www.kofc3956.org

See you all on Wednesday! God Bless You! God Bless America!

Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight