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Abanaki Council places first Nativity in any US Capital

January 6, 2018 by Dan LaLonde

Editor’s note: Abanaki Councill 334 also scored space on SeacoastOnline. See their article here.

On December 18, Abnaki Council 334 conducted the first ever Nativity Celebration at the Maine State Capitol Hall of Flags in Augusta.  This celebration marked the first time in Maine’s history that a Nativity was placed on State of Maine property.  The Nativity set was donated by the American Nativity organization, which strives to place a nativity set in every state capitol and this was also the first time the Knights of Columbus have ever placed a Nativity in any US State Capitol.  Governor Paul LePage spoke about Christmas memories, Council 334 also announced the winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest and the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest.  3 choirs performed – St. Michael School from Augusta, St. Dominic Academy Elementary Choir and the Mt. View Chamber Singers.  State Deputy Norm Gray closed the ceremony with remarks indicating the significance of this event to the State of Maine, the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Church and all Christians.

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Soccer Challenge 2017

October 15, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

District 2 Soccer Challenge was held in Fort Fairfield, Maine on October 14th, 2017. Photos from the event can be viewed here.

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Maine scores TWO families of the month

September 25, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

Congratulations to the families of Matt Walsh and Robert Weiland. Two Maine families chosen as Supreme Families of the Month for August 2017. These families are from Council 114 Bangor and Council 15791 Falmouth respectively. The full list by state can be seen here.

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Catholic Men’s Conference 2017

September 25, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

Catholic Men’s Conference Portland Cathedral October 28th, 2017

The Catholic Men’s Conference is at the Cathedral in Portland on Saturday, October 28.  Door open at 7:30 AM, conference starts at 8:30 AM and ends with Mass at 4:00 PM with the Bishop at the Cathedral.

Registration is $50.00 ($30.00 for those 16-22 years old.  This is to encourage Father/Son or college kids)  $60.00 if register at the door.

 Here is the video inviting all men:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR-1xt8qgps

 Here is the registration for the diocese: http://portlanddiocese.org/mens-conference-2017

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Texas Disaster Relief

August 11, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

Worthy State Deputies and fellow Classmates –

 

Thank you so much for the many of you who have reached out to Texas with prayers and offers of support.  We greatly appreciate the spirit of fraternal charity which drives us all to respond to the needs of Knights, their families and communities.  Know that we are also working closely with Supreme which has been very proactive in working to anticipate the needs we know are coming.

 

Like several other states, Texas has an active and experienced Disaster Response team.  The most immediate need is for funds to assist with shelter operations, daily food and relief for rescue and recovery workers and volunteers, and then eventually for direct relief of the most pressing of uninsured losses.  Progress can be monitored at our website homepage at www.tkofc.org and also at the Order’s Supreme website at www.kofc.org

 

Donations may be made to our Disaster Relief Fund at  https://www.tkofc.org/fundrai sing/project/disaster-relief- fund or may be mailed to our State Council office at   6633 Hwy 290 East, Suite 204  Austin, TX  78723.

 

Please continue to pray for all those affected by the storm, those with significant losses, and those who will volunteer to assist in recovery.  The flooding in the Houston area and others is some of the worst in our history.  God bless them all.

Vivat Jesus!  Viva Cristo Rey!

 

Douglas E. Oldmixon

Texas State Deputy

Knights of Columbus

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FRATERNAL LEADER TRAINING WEBINARS

August 11, 2017 by Dan LaLonde
FRATERNAL LEADER TRAINING WEBINARS

Join the staff of the Fraternal Mission Department as we discuss relevant topics for effective council operation, membership recruitment and conducting charitable outreach programs that engage council members and build a stronger council. All Knights of Columbus members are welcome to join us!

Register today! All webinars are recorded and available on demand.

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR:

August 30th – Conducting Effective Church Recruitment Drives

Click HERE to register.

Join us for a training webinar identifying the best ways to recruit new members for your council and how to get them engaged in charitable activity. All council officers are encouraged to join us on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. EDT.

The one-hour webinar will provide a detailed look at the how, what, and why of recruiting new members. We will explore:

  • Recruitment Skills Training
  • Best Practices in running effective Church Recruitment Drives
  • Setting goals and Earning the Star Council Award

Not available for the live presentation? Register anyway! We record and archive each webinar so that fraternal leaders can participate at a time and place convenient to them!

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Surge with Service “Family” Newsletter – August 2017

August 11, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

 

FamilyNewsletter-August2017 <<Click for full PDF newsletter.

 

For those of you that did not participate in our “Family” camping event this year, you missed out on such an awesome weekend. Though a bit cooler in weather from last year, the temperature stayed in the mid-70’s during the day and dropped to the mid-40’s at night.

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New Patriotic Degree Uniform

August 11, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

At the 135th Supreme Convention in St. Louis, Missouri held on 01 – 03 August, a historic announcement was made by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson: the introduction of the new uniform of the Fourth Degree. After careful consideration, the Board of Directors took this action motivated by the best interests of the Order as a whole and of the Fourth Degree in particular.

The new uniform is part of a comprehensive and necessary effort to keep our Order relevant and attractive to men, particularly younger men. In light of this significant change, I thought it would be helpful to address some of the questions that have been asked about the new uniform.

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Summer Meeting Schedule/Notes

August 11, 2017 by Dan LaLonde

 

 

I invite you to attend one of the three upcoming summer meetings. You will get first-hand knowledge of programs and training offered throughout the state and the Order. Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, and District Deputies are expected to attend at least one meeting. Other members and officers are encouraged to attend a meeting. The more who hear the message, the better it is for your council, the district and the state.

The summer meetings will be held: June 24th in York;
July 22nd in Fort Fairfield; and
July 23rd in Belfast.

Details will be provided to you once you have indicated which meeting you plan to attend. For planning purposes, please provide information to the Executive Secretary Raymond Sargent. You can send your response no later than June 8th by mail (116 Farview Drive, Sanford 04073), by e-mail (rascmw@gmail.com), or by phone ((207) 324-7589 or (207) 651-6636).

 

2017 Summer Workshop Belfast

2017 Summer Workshop Fort Fairfield

2017 Summer Workshop York

 

 

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