Knights of Columbus

Monsignor Charles F. Kordsmeier Council 5209

December 8, 2021 9:14pm CST 808 N Cedar St, Morrilton, AR 72110

Monthly Bulletin: August 2019

Grand Knight's Message

As we start a new Fraternal Year, I have spent some time reflecting on the past year and what we've done - and what more we can do. I am proud of our Brother Knights who have done so much this past year, as they always do. And I look forward to some new functions this year. As I read through the draft copy of this month's bulletin, I was struck by all the wonderful activities we have lined up. Family BBQ, Copper Horseshoe Tournament, Softball Challenge, upcoming new fund-raisers, bingo. It made me think of a comment recently from a Brother Knight, saying that we (council 5209) just don't do much. Well, I have to say that's clearly not the case. We're doing a lot. But are you, as a Brother Knight, being a part of it? If not, it's time to jump in! We need more involvement - it just makes what we're already doing that much more fun. And with more involvement, we can do even more. Your ideas are needed and wanted. Come join us this month - I think we have something for everybody.

Vivat Jesus!

Mark Hoelzeman, G.K.


At the August meeting, we will have a vote on stripping and waxing the floors at a cost of just over $2,000. It has been a couple of years and the wax needs to be replaced.

Family Activities:
Tommy Norman

Knight of the Month:
Mike Robertson

The Knights of Columbus recognize Mike Robertson as our July Knight of the Month. Mike is chairman of the council's Bingo Committee, and does a great job. Through Mike's efforts with Monday Night bingo the council is able to support Sacred Heart School and the Hall. Mike is also an usher at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Atkins and a great supporter of all council function and activities for the past several years. Mike's dedication and contribution to the Knights of Columbus are greatly appreciated.

Family of the Month:
Kevin and Sarah Koch

The Knights of Columbus recognize the Kevin and Sarah Koch family as our July Family of Month. Kevin and Sarah are members of Sacred Heart parish where Sarah is a Song Leader. Their sons, Adam and Noah, are Extraordinary Ministers and attend Sacred Heart School along with their other two children, Monica and Samuel. Recently Kevin and Sarah served as chaperones for a trip to Springfield, Missouri accompanying 38 youth to the Steubenville Youth Conference. Congratulations!

Family Barbecue:

The Annual Family Picnic will be held Sunday August 4th at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Activities will include horseshoes, volleyball, and other games. Games will begin at 1:00pm with Bingo for the kids starting at 2:00pm. BBQ chicken and hot dogs will be served will be served starting sometime between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. Come out and enjoy the day! Team 4 is assigned to help with food prep and Team 5 is assigned to help with clean up.

Mark Tyler

We will conduct a 1st degree exemplification on Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00pm. This will be our regular August meeting. Please have candidates there by 6:30pm with a completed Form 100. Please make an effort to have interested candidates there.

Mark Tyler

We have a new seminarian. Colton Ketter will replace Father Jon Miskin who was just ordained to the priesthood. We will also continue to sponsor Quinn Thomas. I will send out contact information when it becomes available. Please keep these men in your prayers.

Calendar of Events

Aug 4: Family BBQ, 1:00pm
Aug 5: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Aug 12: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Aug 13: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Rosary at 6:30pm.
Aug 19: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Aug 20: Officers/Committee Chairmen Meeting, 7:00pm.
Aug 26: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm

August 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

Mike Robertson

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

Horseshoe Tournament:
Louis Hoelzeman

Don't miss the resurrection of the Copper Horseshoe Tournament between the Morrilton and Conway Knights of Columbus. Morrilton will host this tournament on Sunday, August 18, beginning with registration at 2:00pm, and begin playing at 3:00pm. Entry fee is $5.00 per player, and we'll play doubles - pick your own partner, or show up and be paired up with someone. Double-elimination. Food and beverage will be provided for the players, and onlookers can pay $5.00 and also enjoy the refreshments. Must be a K of C member to play, but all are welcome to the event, so bring the family. There will likely be a second tournament (the money round) following the first and anyone will be welcome to play in it. For more information, call Mark Hoelzeman (501-977-4585) or Louis Hoelzeman (501-215-9368).

Softball Challenge:

The make-up date for the Softball game between Morrilton and St. Vincent councils will be Sunday, August 25 at 2:00pm. Hot dogs provided free, bring your own beverages. The game will be at the church field at St. Mary Church at St. Vincent. It will be loads of fun so come out and play or just watch. St. Vincent will have lots of fans - Morrilton needs fans too! Call Mark (501-977-4585) if you'd like to play. We will try to have a practice or two before the game.

Community Activities:
Eric Tyler

The annual Luck of the Draw fundraiser for the Center for Exceptional Children is underway. The raffle drawings will be held August 9th. Our Council has been asked to sell at least 200 tickets. If you want to take some tickets to sell or would like to purchase some, call Eric Tyler at (501) 940-3072.


Sounds great? It can happen! Council 5209 will launch a brand new fund-raiser in October. Tickets are $20 each, and the winner will get all their monthly bills paid for a month - up to $5,000. We'll begin selling chances in mid-October and plan to have the drawing at our K of C Kids' Christmas Party at the Hall on Sunday, December 8. Watch for more details later, or contact Rich Moellers at 501-208-2503 for more information. All proceeds will be earmarked for the kitchen remodeling at the Hall.