Knights of Columbus

Monsignor Charles F. Kordsmeier Council 5209

December 8, 2021 9:11pm CST 808 N Cedar St, Morrilton, AR 72110

Monthly Bulletin: September 2019

Grand Knight's Message

A big thanks to all who helped and all who came out for our annual Family BBQ. We had a nice crowd, great weather, and a really nice time. We all know when the BBQ is over, that means folks are going back to school. I want to give a shout out to all our college-bound members, hoping you all have a great year in school. Stay tuned to what's going on here and we hope you can join in on some event when you're in town. And good luck to all the kids going back to elementary and high school as well. And to their parents!

We had a great time hosting the Copper Horseshoe Tournament against our Brother Knights of the Conway Council on August 18. See the report below, but spoiler alert: We Kept the Trophy!

Our Softball Challenge with our Brother Knights from the St. Vincent council didn't fare as well as it was rained out AGAIN. What are the odds? We likely will not try again this year, but hopefully someday we'll pick a day without rain.

I want to thank our Community Director, Eric Tyler, and all who assisted him in supporting the Luck of the Draw fund-raiser to support our neighbors, the Conway County Center for Exceptional Children. Our council committed to selling 200 tickets and Eric and his helpers managed to sell those and more. The event was very successful and I'm proud that Council 5209 is one of the sponsors each year.

At the August meeting, the council approved a strip and wax of the hall floors. Also approved was taking over the Bingo games at the Conway County Fair. Time is short on planning that, so please consider helping out when called. We will be working Wednesday through Saturday, September 4-7, with short, two-hour shifts for workers. If you'd be willing to work or call bingo, contact me (977-4585) or Rich (208-2503). Team leaders will also be calling for help, so consider which night works best for you. This is an opportunity to raise funds that our council really needs. Thanks.

Keep the council and its members in your prayers, as you are all in mine.

Vivat Jesus!

Mark Hoelzeman, G.K.

Family Activities:
Tommy Norman

Knight of the Month:
Ed Ruff

Ed did a great job handling the cooking duties for this year's Family BBQ, whipping up some wonderful food from morning to evening. Ed is a Past Grand Knight of council 5209 and a member of Sacred Heart parish. Thanks, Ed!

Family of the Month:
Louis and Maggie Hoelzeman

Louis took it upon himself to bring back the Copper Horseshoe Tournament vs. the Conway Council, and Maggie volunteered to come out and take care of registration and running some great music for the event. Louis and Maggie are members of Sacred Heart parish. Congratulations!

International Family of the Month:
Kevin and Sarah Koch

Local winners of the Family of the Month award are submitted to the Supreme Council and are eligible to be chosen for an International award. Congratulations to Keven & Sarah Koch, who were chosen by Supreme as one of the International Family of the Month award winners for August.

Calendar of Events

Sep 2: No Bingo on September 2 due to Labor Day holiday
Sep 9: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Sep 10: Regular K of C meeting at 7:00pm. Meal will be at 6:00pm, Rosary at 6:30pm.
Sep 16: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Sep 17: ALPRC Banquet, 6:30pm at First Baptist Church in Morrilton.
Sep 17: Officers/Committee Chairmen Meeting will NOT be Sep 7 - new date to be announced.
Sep 23: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm
Sep 29: Family Breakfast at the Sacred Heart cafeteria
Sep 30: Weekly Bingo Game, 7:00pm

September Bingo Workers:
Sacred Heart School Workers

Mike Robertson

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

Pro-Life Report:
Richard De Luca

The annual Abundant Life Pregnancy Resource Center Banquet will be held on Tuesday, September 17. Council 5209 has sponsored tables for this event and anyone who would like to attend may do so without charge. It is a great evening for life and this year's speaker is one you don't want to miss. Call Mark Hoelzeman (977-4585) or Rich De Luca (289-8395) if you'd like to attend or would like more information.


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.

Horseshoe Tournament:

We had a great time at the resurrected Copper Horseshoe Tournament vs. Conway on August 18, and I'm proud to say we were able to keep the trophy on the wall at the Morrilton hall. Ten teams vied for the title, and the Morrilton team of Louis and Mark Hoelzeman were the winners. Conway is already planning to host the next tournament next year.

Bulletin Ads:
Rich Moellers

We are selling ads to help off-set the cost of producing our monthly bulletin. For $30 you can be a bulletin supporter. Contact Rich (289-8395) if you'd like to place an ad.