Our Virtual State Convention will open with a celebratory Mass for all lead by our State Chaplain, followed by a message from our Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly and on to our Program and Award Presentation. Mass to begin at 6pm.
Please use this link to watch to Webinar Presentation, you can join us as early as 5:30 pm Friday May 28th using these links:
Saturday will be a Rosary followed by the State Convention. Non-delegates will be allowed to watch the convention, but not be able to ask questions or vote.
Please use this link to attend the Convention starting as early as 8:30 am on Saturday May 29th using these links:
Every year our State Directors and the organizations that we support hand out reports for our membership to review. This year instead of mailing these reports we will be able to send these to you electronically by clicking on the links below. The following reports can be viewed:
||8. Guest House
|2. Take Ten for Charity Report
||9. St. Louis Center Annual Report
|3. State Raffle Report
||10. Protect Life Michigan
|4. Life Report
||11. Rising Stars Academy
|5. MI Program Report
||12. 80th Annual KC State Bowling Tourney
|6. Special Olympics Report
||13. Faith and Family Golf Outing Flyer
|7. Holy Cross Services
||14. District 706 – Eagle Outing Flyer
|LINK – 2021 Director Reports and Flyers
Also included is the 2020 State Convention Transcript for you to review.
LINK – 2020 State Convention transcript
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Dear Brother Knights,
Please be informed that our monthly meeting will be this Wednesday the 4th of November. It is imperative that everyone try to attend. This is an important time of year for the Knights. We have much to discuss. St. Pius X Church Social Hall at 6pm.
Again, please make every effort to attend.
Deputy Grand Knight
Brother Knights and Friends of Council 3956 –
Our January Regular Business Meeting, normally scheduled for the 1st non-holiday Wednesday of the Month (which would have been this Wednesday) has been RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15th. Dinner begins around 6PM. Meeting begins at 7PM.
Next Sunday, January 12th, we are again hosting our Charity Family Breakfast. We have a few Brother Knights and Ladies that are under the weather, so we really need everyone’s help to make it a successful event.
Set a couple of New Year’s Resolutions in 2020 and…
1. Come to more meetings (like the one on January 15th)
2. Help with more Council events (like the one on January 12th)
We hope to see you at the next activity and meeting! God Bless!
Update from DGK Bill Robert:
Our Grand Knight, Bob LaForest, has confirmed that our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 13th. Donut Sunday is March 24. Please try to attend this upcoming meeting.
Deputy Grand Knight
Per our Deputy Grand Knight Bill Robert:
Our general meeting which was scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 is Ash Wednesday. Our Grand Knight, Bob LaForrest, is working with Lou to reschedule the meeting. I will send out an email when we know the new date.
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!
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.
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
My Brother Knights,
THANK YOU to those of you Brother Knights that have already signed up to help with our Dime Toss Booth. We are looking for more people to assist there and with the Craft Beer Booth that we are handling on Sunday ONLY. To sign up, please follow the link below:
If you still have any glasses/cups/mugs for our WORLD FAMOUS Dime Toss Booth, you can bring them in person this weekend. We can always use more!
I’m attaching a flyer for the festival so you know the hours and what’s happening. Our WORLD FAMOUS Dime Toss Booth will be in the Game Tent, and we’ve also been asked to help on Sunday in the new Beer Garden.
Festival Parking flyer
Craft Show (during festival) flyer
This festival is very important for us because this is also our MEMBERSHIP DRIVE WEEKEND! We can use EVERYONE who attends to assist in asking eligible Catholics to join us in our good works… that they can see with their own eyes! I’ll make it interesting… FOR EVERY PROPOSER WHO BRINGS IN A NEW MEMBER (and they join us), I WILL GIVE THEM A $5 GIFT CARD FOR LITTLE CAESARS (or a $5 donation in your name to St. Pius)! (No, I don’t get a discount on the pizzas… I wish!) Ask anyone and everyone to join us in the Knights of Columbus!
Next Wednesday, September 6th at 7PM, we will be holding our monthly meeting in the St Pius Social Hall. Please attend if you can. We have a lot to discuss, so we would really like you to know what’s going on.
Hope to see you at the festival this weekend and/or at our meeting next Wednesday!
Fraternally yours in Christ,
Ray Bilyk, Grand Knight
Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956