Knights of Columbus

Monsignor Charles F. Kordsmeier Council 5209

December 8, 2021 9:23pm CST 808 N Cedar St, Morrilton, AR 72110

Monthly Bulletin: January 2019

Grand Knight's Message

I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Christmas. It's such a great time to remember how blessed all of us are, even through our struggles. And gives us hope as we enter a new calendar year. Thanks to all of you for all you do, not only in the Knights of Columbus, but in your families, parishes, schools, and communities.

I invite you to come join us at our January meeting - it's EARLY this month - on January 8th, at 7:00. We will vote for Knight of the Year and Family of the Year, with the winners announced at our annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, February 24 (Save the Date!).

We will also have a very important discussion at our January 8th meeting regarding the roof of the hall. We recently experienced damage and our insurance company is replacing the shingles. There will be a discussion about whether to replace the shingles with 30 year shingles or with a metal roof. Your input is needed. If you can't make the meeting but would like to share your thoughts, please feel free to call me at (501) 977-4585.

Fraternally yours

Mark Hoelzeman, G.K.

Family Activities:
Tommy Norman

Knight of the Month:
Eric Tyler

Eric is a valued member of the Knights of Columbus in his generous service on the Monday night bingo staff, serving as the Parish Publicity Chairman, and for his Radio advertisement support. Eric also is the current Community/Youth Activity Director, and recently managed the Essay contest, and the Kids Christmas party at the hall. Eric's efforts and willingness to serve the KofC activities whenever called upon are greatly appreciated.

Family of the Month:
David and Jo Ellen Dunlap

The Knights of Columbus would like to recognize the David and Jo Ellen Dunlap family as our December 2018 Family of the Month. David is very active in our council and both he and Jo Ellen are in the choir at St. Elizabeth parish and are active in other parish and school activities.

Pro-Life Report:
Richard De Luca

Please consider attending this year's March for Life in Little Rock on Sunday, January 20. March is at 2:00 and we plan to take a bus from Sacred Heart. Call me if you'd like to attend and ride with us. (501) 289-8395

Mark Tyler

Congratulations to our newest members, who joined our council at the December meeting: Joe Briggler, Christian Briggler, Alex Hoelzeman, and Philip Gottsponer. We look forward to these young men and their input in our council. We hope to have another First Degree in the next couple of months, probably on a Sunday. Call me if you know of someone you would like to recommend for Knighthood. (501) 652-6864.

Calendar of Events

Jan 7: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Jan 8: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Rosary at 6:30pm.
Jan 14: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Jan 15: Officers/Committee Chairmen Meeting, 7:00pm.
Jan 20: March for Life in Little Rock on Sunday
Jan 21: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Jan 27: Council Free Throw Contest at Sacred Heart, 2:00pm
Jan 28: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm

January Bingo Workers:
Team 3

Chairman: Jim Lasowski; Mark Belmonte, Mario Camarillo, Rafael Cervantes, David Dunlap, Bill Eggart, Francis Ehemann, Joe Ehemann, William Ehemann, Franciso Galindo, Arturo Garcia, Gilberto Garcia, Osmar Garcia, Virgil Hampton, Cesar Ibarra, Luis Juarez, Chris Magie, James Magie, John Magie, David McGee, Mike Mullican, Mike Palmer, Wade Pettingill, Dr. Peter Post, Mike Robertson, Gene Ruffiner, Kyle Stobaugh, Frank Wenger, Robert Wenger, Wayne Zachary, Paul Zimmerman

Mike Robertson

Don't forget our weekly bingo on Monday nights - we need players so tell your friends and come out.

Community Activities:
Eric Tyler

Congratulations to the following Council winners of the Catholic Citizenship Youth Essay Contest:
8th grade: Webber Hoelzeman
9th grade: Jarrett Thomas
10th grade: Mary Anna Lee Maus
11th grade: Madeline Bottoms
12th grade: Emily Andrews
All five of our Council winners also won at the state level and will now have their essays judged for the international competition.

The Council Free Throw Contest will take place Sunday, January 27th, in the gymnasium at Sacred Heart Catholic School. Registration will open at at 1:30pm with the contest to start at 2:00pm. It is open to all boys and girls from age 9-14. You can contact me for more information: (501) 940-3072

Our next blood drive will be held Monday, January 14th, from 3:00-6:30pm at the Morrilton Community Center (C-4).

Team Assignments:

Team Assignments: The next event we have scheduled that requires a team assignment will be the Aidelaide Club dinner (catering) on Saturday, February 9. We might need two teams for that event, to be announced. The next team up is Team 4 (John Widner) and then Team 5 (Paul McCabe).