IMPORTANT Council 3956 Meeting Reminder – Wednesday, April 4th at 7PM

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
raybilyk(at)kofc3956.org

St. Pius Parish Festival THIS WEEKEND and Business Meeting next Wednesday, September 6th

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS!

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:
https://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084BAAAE29ABFF2-2017

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 flyer
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
Southgate, MI
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

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

Council 3956 Meeting Reminder – Wednesday, May 4th at 7PM

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS! This is just a reminder that there is a Regular Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 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. After tonight, nominations will be tabled until the June 1st Regular Business Meeting, where we will ask for nominations once more, close nominations and elect Officers.

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…)

Hope to see you all there! God Bless!

Ray Bilyk – Grand Knight
raybilyk(at)kofc3956.org

Council 3956 Business Meeting – Wednesday, March 2nd at 7PM

meetingnoticeJust a reminder to all of the Brother Knights that there will be a very important Business Meeting on Wednesday, March 2nd starting at 7PM in the St. Pius X Social Hall. ALL Brother Knights are expected and encouraged to attend.

As was discussed at last month’s meeting, we will no longer be having a meal prior or following the meeting. Please plan accordingly.

We have A LOT to discuss, as this will be a very busy month:

  • We are hosting a Vatican Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles on March 5 and 6
  • We are hosting our monthly Charity Family Breakfast on March 13
  • We are holding our annual Drive to Help the Mentally Impaired (Tootsie Roll Drive) on March 18-20

We are discussing the results of our previous events. There may even be a surprise or two at the meeting…

With all of this activity, we need ALL HANDS ON DECK! Please attend this very important meeting this Wednesday. Hope to see you all there!

BUSINESS MEETING – Wed, Dec 2, 2015 (DINNER PRIOR at 6:30PM)

My Brother Knights,

VIVAT JESUS!

This is just a reminder that there will be a Regular Business Meeting on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 starting at 7PM. It will be held at the St. Pius X Social Hall. NOTE – DINNER WILL BE BEFORE THE MEETING AT 6:30PM!!!

Also, if you sold your tickets to the CHRISTmas Concert (Unspoken Concert Poster), please bring it to the meeting. You will also be able to purchase tickets at that time as well! We need everyone’s help to make this a success!

My wife, Jennifer, also wanted to ask all of you if you could bring 3 dozen cookies to the CHRISTmas Concert. She’s talked to many of the ladies, but I know a lot of you are great cooks, so as a family, we ALL can participate in this way.

We hope that you can join us!

Finally, since I will be unable to attend tonight’s meeting due to a work commitment, on behalf of my family, I would like to wish all of you a very Merry and Blessed CHRISTmas and a prosperous New Year!

Fraternally,

Ray Bilyk, FDD, PGK, PFN

Grand Knight – Bernard P. O’Brien Council 3956 (Southgate)

raybilyk@kofc3956.org