Outstanding work by Council 13971, St. Patrick of Arcola, who held a dinner-auction for the honor flight veterans of northeast Indiana and raised $10,000.00.
Congratulations to Council 6323, Fr. Francis Pitka Council, Syracuse. They are the first council to complete all four community activities for this fraternal year!
We are now one quarter of the way into the fraternal year, and we should be seeing a lot more activity reports. So far only 21 councils have reported any community activities, while 182 councils, or 90% have not reported a single activity at all. We know that councils are doing great work in the community, so please report those activities.
Along the same lines only 19 councils, 9%, have submitted IN-SOI-AMB, Special Olympics Ambassador form, and only 9 councils, 4.4% have conducted a blood drive. We can, and must, do better in these areas.
Knights and their families are invited to help spread the light of Christ by joining the Order’s annual Spread the Light of Christ celebration on December 6. Councils are asked to light a Nativity scene and/or Christmas tree at 8 p.m., local time. This celebration is a wonderful way to kick off the season and celebrate with brother Knights, family and friends. A “Light Up for Christ” poster (#2757) is available to help promote your council’s event. For details, visit www.kofc.org/christmas.
Take action to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Substance abuse has reached epidemic proportions, but knowledge is a powerful weapon against drugs and alcohol. Get the facts and spread them throughout the community-to parents, children, professionals, educators, and all members of the community. Free informational materials are available from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information by calling 800-729-6686, or https://www.samhsa.gov/nctic/resources
Please remember to participate in the annual March for Life either locally or in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 19, 2018.
"Our principles are just words if we do not live them out." Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight