Thank you to Council 1591, Msgr. Thomas Conroy, Crawfordsville, for their appreciation dinner/fundraiser for Montgomery County and Park County Special Olympians.
Nice work by Council 6955, Saint John Neumann, Monticello, who partnered with the NET group of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church on a chili cook-off and bake contest raising $1,000 for a local food pantry.
Celebrate our heritage of liberty by planning events for Constitution Week, September 17-23. Sponsor a display or a speaking program at a local library or plan a similar event. Encourage all Third Degree Knights to reach their full potential of Knighthood by joining the Fourth Degree-the patriotic degree.
Focus public attention on heart disease-a leading cause of death, but a disease where the risk can be decreased. Bulletin boards, newsletter articles, and public forums should highlight National Cholesterol Education Month in September. A high blood cholesterol level is one of the three major modifiable risk factors. Encourage people to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)-the procedure for use in case of cardiac emergencies. Coordinate with the Red Cross or your local heart association to plan public information events.
Many thanks to the councils that hosted a blood drive. Giving blood saves lives, and the need for blood is inexhaustible. With your efforts so far this fraternal year 1,949 units of blood were collected, which exceeds last year’s total through all of June of 1,910 units of blood, blood that could help a sick infant, a burn victim, someone battling a serious disease, or an accident victim. Great work! Way to get behind those life saving donations. Can we get to 2,200 units by the end of June? Thanks to all Knights who raised their sleeve to help their fellow man.
Congratulations to Council 9696, Msgr. Timothy F. Doody, Lowell as the recipient of the Outstanding Community Activity for fraternal year 2017-2018. See the project details at our programming Awards Page
"Our principles are just words if we do not live them out." Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight