Worthy Brother Knights,
You may have heard the phrase, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” Which reminds me of a story of a lady who had a stroke that affected her left side. Emily was a pianist for her church and was depressed that she may never be able to play the piano again. While she was at a rehab facility, her physical therapist would say, “I have someone I would like for you to meet.” After several weeks of PT, the physical therapist indicated that she was now ready to meet that other person and he introduced her to Irene who also was recovering from a stoke that affected her right side. They both hit it off very well and Emily found out that Irene also enjoyed playing the piano.
After their PT sessions, the therapist took both to a room with a piano. They looked at each other and quizzed the therapist how do you expect us to play the piano with Emily not having use of her left side and Irene her right side. He replied, “play a duet” which they immediately began. They became so good they started a concert every Thursday evening at the rehab facility until their discharge from the rehab facility. They chose a stage name of Ebony & Ivory and continued their concerts at the facility and expanded their love of playing the piano at nearby nursing homes.
We Hoosier Knights take on seemingly impossible tasks, but we find a way to meet those obstacles head on and succeed. With new enacted COVID-19 guidelines by our Governor, we can still be vigilant with social distancing and wearing our masks by assisting at food pantries, delivering Christmas food baskets, distribute winter wear with “Coats for Kids,” participate in 40 Days for Life. One Council is hosting a Polish Charity Dinner with carry out only to raise funds for the Savior of the World Orphanage, all supporting our Order’s theme of “Leave No Neighbor Behind.” During these events, ask a parishioner, friend or relative to join with you and introduce them to our fraternal brotherhood of Knights of Columbus.
So, what do you say my Brother Knights? Where there is a will, there is a way? So, let us get it done! Reconnect with our faith, family, community and fraternal brothers.
Finally, Lady Andrea and I wish all of you a blessed and joyous Christmas season. And in my Polish tongue, Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzeni. Happy New Year - Szczesliwego Nowego Roku.
Steve Ziemba PSD
Indiana Executive Secretary
Indiana State Council - Knights of Columbus
Dear Brother Knight,
You can now purchase Indiana Knights of Columbus Charity Fund Inc. Special Group Recognition License Plates for your vehicles (cars, light trucks, RV and motorcycles) from your local BMV office.
These plates can be ordered through IN.gov/BMV, at BMV branches, at BMV Connect kiosks, or BMV partial service providers. The plates will cost $30 in addition to applicable taxes and registration fees. A $15 supplemental fee and a $15 group fee is due for each Knights of Columbus plate that is purchased. The BMV will return the $15 group fee for each license plate sold to the IN K of C Charity Fund Inc. This plate may be personalized for an additional $45.
The IN K of C Charity Fund Inc is our 501(c)(3) established to help people in urgent need situations; disaster relief, coats for kids, food for families, ultrasound machines, and other similar needs.
Immediate Past State Deputy
317-939-1958 (office phone)
317-443-3668 (cell phone)
You and your family are invited to live watch parties of Father McGivney’s beatification Mass that will be celebrated on Saturday Oct. 31 and broadcast live by EWTN, Salt + Light TV and CatholicTV at 11 am Eastern / 10 am Central. Please see these links...
I can also assist you in spreading information about fundraisers or any other important causes that you might want to assist. For example, brothers from out of town areas could assist you financially if you are raising money for a baby box. Or if your council has a long-standing history with a local women’s care center, your brothers throughout the state can assist you if they have some notice about it.
Remember to include contact information and a brief description when sending in photos or sending in a blurb about an event. If you need assistance with social media issues or wanting to feature your stuff in the local press, please email me and I can send you the appropriate information to help you out.
SK Walter Peycha, PGK
Indiana KofC Public Relations Chairman
Indiana KofC Online Membership Chairman
317-560-4858 IN KofC Membership Hotline
765-336-9454 (cell phone)