--PGK Robert Wilson works for Earthway Industries ( 52 years in business owned by a Catholic family) and they have a goal to raise $250,000 to help the Denver Children’s Home 138 year old facility which serves up to 35 “high risk” kids (orphaned, mental health issues and addiction problems primarily). They will make matching donations (dollar for dollar). This facility is old and has no air conditioning; most of the kids are housed upstairs and the hope is to install individual LG “split” duct-free heat/air systems in their rooms. This will help the kids stay focused and get the counseling they need. Robert asked for council and individual help for this cause and asked for $1000 at the council level. GK Bowers tabled his motion until next month. (Bernie Kuta seconded this motion). This would be a tax deductible donation and a Colorado tax credit which can give up to 755 back on the Colorado tax return.
Robert submitted an official request to the Recorder in the form of a brochure detailing this fund-raiser. (Hercules Industries, Metal of Honor Fund and the HVAC Industry all participating)Enter news title here.
The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly is hosting a Youth Essay Contest for 8th through 12th graders with a $250 reward for 1st place and $100 for 2nd!
The theme is the following: Pope Benedict XVI said to youth at a previous World Youth Day “The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness!”
Topic: Examine and explain what you think he meant by this.
Submissions are due by Oct. 31st. Click here for rules. Download, fill out and return the Essay Contest entry form along with your completed essay the Knight's mail slot near the ushers station at St. Mark, email to Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org, or snail mail to St. Mark ℅ KofC Youth Director, 9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.
Questions and submissions to email@example.com or 303-906-7685.
1ST ANNUAL KofC CHILI DAYS
ALL PARISHONERS ARE WELCOME
Join us on October 4th (after the 4pm Mass) for our 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off at St. Mark! For our inaugural year, funds raised will go towards the Home for the Shepherds Fund. Enter your chili for your chance at bragging rights! The winner will have their name engraved onto our traveling trophy.
Entry is easy
*email Keith Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org with you name, address and ph# to confirm your registration. Include "Chili Cook-Off" in the subject line.
*Deposit $30.00 entry fee in the Knights mail slot located in the lower level in the St. Mary's room. Make checks payable to Knights of Columbus Council #1498. Write Chili Cook-Off in the memo box.
*Bring a minimum of a 6 quart pot of chili labeled with your name just prior to 4pm mass. Outlets to be provided for crockpots.
*Registrations and entry fees must be received prior to October 1st!
Grand Knight Bernie Kuta and his daughter Taylor participated in a distribution of coats with the Broncos Wives club on Oct 15. A second and larger distribution to children who were affected by the recent floods in northern Colorado will be held on Oct. 29 at Father Raney Council #2160 in Greeley. This event will also be attended by some of the Broncos’ wives. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has helped the Knights to contact families who could use the coats.
see the links to the Supreme Council website with photos: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/news/releases/detail/coats-kids-touchdown.html
and the Denver Broncos website article: http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/New-Coats-on-a-Snowy-Day/27c1423f-83e5-48a2-9f99-eba873382470
On October 3, 2013 the council voted to modify our bylaws immediately. Three items were changed. and have been submitted to Supreme and have been approved. The revised bylaws will be published and posted on our website.
1. Meetings updated : Business Meetings will continue to be on the 1st Thursday of each month, Planning Meetings are to be held on the 4th Thursday
2. Member Dues have been increased to $50 per annum (previously was $36) This amount will become effective for CY2014. (The amount is substantiated as being the amount that is needed for paying Supreme and State assessments plus council operating expenses that should not be taken out of "donations" or "revenue" from charitable events.)
3. The maximum amount that can be approved within the context of one meeting is now $250 (previously was $400). (The discussion was about making it a practice for people asking or funds to be prepared a month in advance of the need. Historically, the council has often been asked for the $400 without much justification or reasoning simply because that was the limit.)
Bernie Kuta\\\ Grndk Knight
This year the council officers are embarking to mentor new (and inactive) members for Council 1498. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor, please contact me.
Guidance is forthcoming, but generally a mentor will be tasked with taking a member under his wing and helping him become active and a blessing to the council. Getting involved in program committees, events, and learning about the KofC Organization. Proposers will also be asked to followup with new members to help them become integrated.