Knights of Columbus

Monsignor Charles F. Kordsmeier Council 5209

October 26, 2020 9:54pm CDT 808 N Cedar St, Morrilton, AR 72110

Monthly Bulletin: February 2019

Grand Knight's Message

I want to personally invite all Brother Knights and their wives/guests to attend our annual Knights of Columbus Awards Banquet on Sunday, February 24. Happy hour will be at 5:00, followed by a delicious meal cooked by our own Brother Knight Eddie Joe Poteete and followed by the banquet to recognize all the hard work and wonderful fellowship we have enjoyed this past year. There will be no cost for this event, but we do need a good head count for meal preparation so please call me at (501) 977-4585 (or text) to let me know you are attending by Monday, February 18.

A big thanks to our Life Director Richard De Luca, who made arrangements for the bus to take people to the annual March for Life. Unfortunately, the bus didn't cooperate! My wife and I were fortunate to be able to attend along with several CYM members the Weekend for Life, including the Mass for Life and procession led by Bishop Taylor. It was a wonderful experience and I strongly encourage others to consider this event next year. In the meantime, continue praying daily for the unborn and for our legislators to enact laws to protect the unborn and life in all stages.

It's time to make plans for the state K of C Convention, which will be in Little Rock this year on the last weekend in April. Any Brother Knight interested in attending should contact me and I can get you registered or just give you more information.

There's a lot going on - read on for the details. Thanks for all you do!

Fraternally yours

Mark Hoelzeman, G.K.

Family Activities:
Tommy Norman

Knight of the Month:
Jim Lasowski

Jim has been very active in our council, currently serving as the leader for Team 3. He always puts together a great crew when we have catering events, bingo or other activities to work. This month his team manned the bingo games. Jim is an Usher at Sacred Heart parish and is always willing to lend a hand.

Family of the Month:
Richard and Kathleen De Luca

Richard and his wife, Kathleen are very active with the Abundant Life Pregnancy Resource Center and were instrumental in helping them open a new center in Bigelow last year. Richard accepted the Life Director position with our council and arranged for a bus to take interested folks to the annual March for Life. He also got our council involved in the Pregnancy Center's remodeling efforts in Bigelow. Richard and Kathleen have four children aged six months to eight years. Rich is on the construction committee for the new Parish in Cabot and has been active at St. Elizabeth's Parish in Oppelo.

Vocations:
Mark Tyler

Our newest seminarian, Quinn Thomas has a birthday on February 4. An encouraging birthday card from each of our members would mean a great deal. His mailing address is: Quinn Thomas, 1201 South Van Buren Street, Little Rock, AR 72204

Calendar of Events

Feb 4: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Feb 11: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Feb 12: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Rosary at 6:30pm.
Feb 18: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Feb 19: Officers/Committee Chairmen Meeting, 7:00pm.
Feb 26: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Mar 8: The Annual K of C Fish Fry

February Bingo Workers:
Team 4

Chairman: John Widner; Allen Andrews, Frank Andrews, Rick Beck, Phil Blaylock, Paul Cree, Joey Dold, Richard Dold, Philip Gottsponer, Stan Koch, Dale Lipsmeyer, Kevin Massery, Aaron Miller, Bobby Miller, Tommy Norman, Jordan Ogle, John Oswald, Eddie Joe Poteete, Jeff Riedmueller, Ron Sponer, Robby Tipton, Melvin Young

Bingo:
Mike Robertson

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

Financial Secretary:

Yes, it is that time of year. Club dues are due every year on January 1st. You can save the club postage and processing costs if you mail your check today! Dues are $30.00 for regular members and $14.50 for Honorary Members (those over 65 with 25 years of service). Honorary life members (those over 70 with 25 years of service) are exempt. Please mail your dues today to Johnny Wiedower, Financial Secretary, 13 Kay Lynn Dr., Morrilton, Arkansas 72110. Thank You Brother Knights.

Membership:
Mark Tyler

We have reached 50% of our membership goal. We need to keep recruiting. Many men never join because we fail to ask. I have Form 100's if you need them. You can also sign up a member online at KofC.org/JoinUs. Online member information is sent to our council and we have an automatic prospect for council membership. Have them list Council 5209 as their preferred council. Feel free to call me at (501) 652-6864 if you have any leads or need membership forms.

Team Assignments:

We will cook pork chops for the Adelaide Club dinner and dance on Saturday, February 9. Teams 4 and possibly 5 will be assigned to that event, but anyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun.

FISH FRY: The annual K of C Fish Fry will be the first Friday of Lent, March 8, at the hall. Tell your friends and watch for more details next month, including team assignments.