Knights of Columbus

Monsignor Charles F. Kordsmeier Council 5209

December 8, 2021 9:21pm CST 808 N Cedar St, Morrilton, AR 72110

Monthly Bulletin: March 2019

Grand Knight's Message

Congratulations to the Johnny & Mary Kay Wiedower family, our 2019 Family of the Year, and to Eric Tyler, our 2019 Knight of the Year. These very deserving Brother Knights and family were recognized at the annual Awards Banquet on February 24. The event was very well attended with over 100 reservations, and we were honored by the attendance of our State Secretary, State Treasurer, and our State Chaplain who was our keynote speaker. Father Patrick Boland gave an inspirational talk about the special importance of including our families in our Knights of Columbus activities. Our local Chaplain Father Jack Harris and Deacon Steve Mallett were also present, as we recognized all our Brother Knights for their year-long efforts with our council. A special thanks to Brother Knight John Taylor who served as the Emcee for the program and did a wonderful job, as always. Also to Brother Knight Eddie Joe Poteete and his family crew for preparing an outstanding meal. Thanks, too, to the wives and Brother Knights who brought desserts. And of course a big thank to my wife, Annie, for all the work she put into planning, decorating, and making the banquet so nice.

Next time you drive by the hall take a look at the roof - the new shingles are on! The state convention is April 26-28 in Little Rock at the Double Tree hotel. Delegates and Alternates were chosen at the February meeting: Delegates: Mark Hoelzeman and Matt Zimmerman. Alternates: Eric Tyler and Rich Moellers. If anyone else is interested in attending all or part of the convention, contact me and I'll get a packet to you with registration information. (501) 977-4585.

With Lent here, consider attending daily Mass or saying a rosary daily. Just a thought. Another thought: come out to our March meeting (March 12) and enjoy a little camaraderie, a meal, a rosary, and a usually short meeting. 6:00 meal, 6:30 rosary, 7:00 meeting.

Fraternally yours

Mark Hoelzeman, G.K.

Family Activities:
Tommy Norman

Knight of the Month:
John Widner

The Knights of Columbus would like to recognize John Widner as our February Knight of the Month. John is team leader for Team 4, and did a great job with managing the team for the recent Adelaide Club dinner, and the Monday Night Bingo work crews for February. John's efforts with his team leadership are greatly appreciated.

Family of the Month:
Mark and Sharon Tyler

The Knights of Columbus would like to recognize the Mark and Sharon Tyler family as our February Family of the Month. Mark and Sharon both serve as Eucharistic Ministers, and volunteer their time and effort supporting the Sacred Heart community. Mark is the council's Membership Committee chairman, Chancellor, and is a past Grand Knight. Mark is also the State Youth Director for the Knights of Columbus. Thank you Mark and Sharon for your service to the council and the Sacred Heart community.

Community Activities:
Eric Tyler

Our next blood drive will be held Monday, March 18, from 3:00-7:00pm at the Morrilton Community Center.

Calendar of Events

Mar 4: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Mar 11: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Mar 12: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Rosary at 6:30pm.
Mar 18: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Mar 19: Officers/Committee Chairmen Meeting, 7:00pm.
Mar 26: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Mar 31: Family Breakfast after 8:00am Mass

March Bingo Workers:
Team 5

Chairman: Paul McCabe; Michael Allison, Brian Bailey, Bill Bowling, Christian Briggler, David Briggler, Michael Briggler, Fred Briggler, Jr., Joe Briggler, Denis Drilling, Rick DuVall, Mike Ellis, Bill Gilbreath, Charlie Gilbreath, Alan G. Hoelzeman, David Hoelzeman, Luke Hoelzeman, Adam Hoyt, Todd Hoyt, Albert Kordsmeier, Jack Kordsmeier, Dustin Massingill, Charlie Osborne, Eddie Joe Rohlman, Keith Rowe, Ruffiner, Jeremy Stell, Ryan Sutton, Eric Tyler, Mark Tyler, Franklin Webster, Steve Whorton, Greg Wiedower, Brad Willbanks

Mike Robertson

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

Special Announcement:

ATTENTION FIRST DEGREE MEMBERS: we will be hosting a second and third-degree initiation at the hall in Morrilton on Sunday, March 17. Anyone who has not yet received second and third-degree should contact Mark Hoelzeman (501-977-4585) as soon as possible to register. We don't have initiations in our area very often so this is a wonderful opportunity to get full Knighthood right here at home. Only 30 candidates accepted from all over the state. No charge.

UPCOMING VOTE: The hall is in need of more tables and chairs. This will be discussed and possibly voted on at the March 12 meeting.

FISH FRY CANCELLED: Please note that the fish fry scheduled for March 8 has been cancelled. We hope to have one later in March, but watch church bulletins and listen to the radio and social media for details. Don't forget the annual Fish Fry at St. Mary parish in St. Vincent, sponsored by K of C council 10908, on March 15.

Youth Activities:
Eric Tyler

Congratulations to the winners of the Council Free Throw Contest, which was held Sunday, January 27th, at the Sacred Heart gymnasium.

10 year old girls: Lilly Gray
11 year old girls: Joy Hoelzeman
12 year old girls: Jennifer Hartman
13 year old girls: Sierra Hoelzeman
14 year old girls: Emma Dold

10 year old boys: Ethan Drilling
11 year old boys: Brayden Parham
12 year old boys: Mason Dold
14 year old boys: Webber Hoelzeman

These winners will compete in the District Free Throw Contest at St.Joseph in Conway on Sunday, March 3rd.

Softball Challenge:

ATTENTION SOFTBALL PLAYERS: We have scheduled the Morrilton vs. St. Vincent K of C softball game for Sunday, June 23 at St. Vincent. Save the date and plan to come enjoy the fun, whether you play or just want to watch. It's a great time. If you'd like to play, please text or call Mark Hoelzeman at (501) 977-4585.