New Monthly Meeting Schedule for Council 4009 

Knights Monthly Business Meeting
Every 3rd Tuesday. 6:15 p.m. Rosary in the Chapel, 6:30 meal and 7:00 meeting in the Mary & Joseph Room.

Knights 1st Degree Ceremony
Every 2nd Sunday; with two exceptions due to scheduling conflicts in October and April. In those months we’ve chosen October 23 and April 23. We begin using the Mary & Joseph Room at 6:30 p.m. for registration and 7:00  for the ceremony.

Grand Knight Report
Are you interested in getting more involved at church or with the Knights? There are lots of ways to do that. Here are some of the ways Knights are currently contributing. Are you involved in one or more of these activities? If not, please make 2017 the year you get involved.
Mass - usher, greeter, lector, Eucharistic minister, choir
Faith Building - RCIA team, Men of Boniface
Service - parish council, parish finance council, food pantry, Adopt-A-Highway, 1st Sunday cookies/donuts
Fundraising - pancake breakfasts, fish fries, CPID (Tootsie Roll), Knights for Life, Keep Christ in Christmas magnets, State Track Meet, Shrink the Debt golf outing, Farm Progress Show
Family/Youth - Fall Dinner, Bonifest, council picnic, youth ministry, Spelling Bee, parish Respect Life Committee

Calendar of Events
May 18-20 - State High School Track Meet concessions, Drake Stadium, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, Sign up here.
May 29 - Memorial Day Mass, St. Mary's Cemetery, 1 mile north of Dallas Center, 10:00 am. Bring your own chairs. In case of rain, the Mass will be at St. Boniface.
June 4 - 2nd/3rd Degree Exemplification, St. Teresa, Des Moines, 5:30 pm registration, 6:00 start. Go here for details.
June 11 - Council Family Picnic, Campbell Park, Clive. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
June 11 - 2nd/3rd Degree Exemplification, St. Francis, West Des Moines, 12:30 pm registration, 1:00 start. Go here for details.
June 11 - 1st Degree Exemplification, Mary & Joseph Room, 6:30 pm registration, 7:00 start.
June 20 - June council business meeting. 6:00 pm Rosary, 6:20 meal, 7:00 Meeting. Wives and children are welcome and encouraged to attend the Rosary and meal.

May 2017 Newsletter

Grand Knight Report

State Track Meet Concessions - May 18 to 20, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm (in 4 hourshifts). Click here to signup. Our Brother Knights from St. John's in Adel also work this event. This is a fast paced event and is a great way to meet people and show them that Knights serve.

A Council Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, June 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Campbell Park in Clive. Here is a link for directions. Food and drinks are provided by the council. More details will be communicated in the next few weeks. Please put this event on your calendars. This is a family event.

Congratulations to Juan Garcia, Mark Good, Darrell Kinney, Rob Everhard, Jason Lee, Jared Brdicko and Josh Brdicko for joining the 4th Degree in April.

Lastly, I need to talk about recruiting. We have a candidate ready to join us. It would be ideal to have him be joined by a few others. Are you talking to any men in our parish about joining? If so, please forward their names. If you're not talking to potential members, why not? We are called to invite all men to join us. Why? Because this fraternal organization wants to bring all men and families into our fold. We want them all to benefit from our Order. Please try to make this a priority. Most of us are not comfortable doing this, but the banner hanging on the back of our alter reads, "Be Bold". So, be bold and ask men to join us.

Please contact me with any questions about the content of this newsletter or any other Knights topic. or (515) 770-3039.

Officers for Council 4009
Chaplain - Father Vince Rosonke
Grand Knight - Jim Bates
Deputy Grand Knight - Mark Masters
Chancellor - Mike Gohring
Financial Secretary - Lonnie Waknitz
Treasurer - Ray Scheve
Recorder - Andy Schmitz
Advocate - Mike Lause
Warden - Tim Doud
Inside Guard - Mark Good
Outside Guard - Mark Spenner
3rd Year Trustee - Dick Brdicko
2nd Year Trustee - Troy McCann
1st Year Trustee - Dan Angstman

I’m not currently a Knight. How can I get involved and help the Knights help St. Boniface? There are many ways for a Knight to help. If you have even just a small amount of time or just want to get involved with a group of faith filled men, the Knights are a great organization for you. If you are a man age 18 or older and a practical Catholic, please contact Jim Bates. or (515) 770-3039 

Activities and Projects

Why do Knights hand out Tootsie Rolls?

For decades, Knights all across the country have handed out Tootsie Rolls as part of a program that benefits people with intellectual disabilities. People who receive the free Tootsie Roll can choose to donate to the cause, but it’s not required. 90% of the money collected from these donations is spent locally with organizations that serve this important, but often overlooked, part of our society. Our local Knights council determines which organizations receive that money. The remaining 10% is forwarded to state Knights of Columbus leaders. Those State officers use that money to make large donations to organizations like Special Olympics Iowa. Over the past 40 years, Knights in the State of Iowa have collected and distributed over $17M. Our Knights council expects to collect about 50% more in 2015 than 2014 thanks to generosity of people like you. Thank you for your support.

Coats for Kids

Each year our council sets aside money in our budget to purchase coats for needy children through the Knights Coats for Kids program. Each case of 12 coats is $220. Some council members plan to donate their own money so we can do even more. If you'd like to join in, please bring cash or a check (payable to the Knights of Columbus) to the meeting, or send a check to Lonnie Waknitz, 16042 Sheridan Ave, Clive, 50325. We will accept any amount. We plan to make this purchase by October 28th so please decide soon if you plan to donate. Let's keep more kids warm this winter.


Events and Activities

 Lenten Fish Fries (March 3 thru April 7)

Downloadable Fish Fry Flier

The Adel/Waukee Knights of Columbus serve their annual Lenten Fish Fries the Friday’s of Lent, starting Feb 12th through March 18th. Serving runs from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Parish Hall. The Lenten smorgasbord includes baked and fried fish, fried shrimp, pasta, side dishes, breakfast potato, and a drink. All served by the Knights of Columbus.

$9 Adults
$5 Children ages 3-10
$30 immediate family maximum

Cash, check, credit card payments are accepted

Desserts offered by the St. Johns and St. Boniface youth groups (free will offering).

Proceeds from the Lenten Fish Fries and other KC activities go to support scholarships for seniors going to college, Special Olympics and other county homes for people with intellectual disabilities, and Seminarian support.

Important Links
Knights of Columbus website
Iowa Knights of Columbus Calendar

 Activities and Projects
  Organize annual Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities (tootsie rolls)
  Support Seminarians and Religious Vocations.
  Fundraisers include Breakfasts, Lenten Fish Fries, Dinners for Religious Ed Classes, and Concession help for RAGBRAI.
  Honor deceased Brother Knights with an annual memorial Mass.
  Recognize a Knight(s) of the Month and Family of the Month.
  Sponsored activities include spelling bee, Knights golf outing to shrink the parish debt, and many more.
  Financial and/or labor support for organizations and groups like our parish, Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity,
  Special Olympics Iowa, and many more.
  Purchase new Rosaries for candidates.
  Scholarships for high school graduates
  Support for the Innervisions health care facility, local food pantries and coats for kids
  Always keeping our faith first, we participate in a rosary before every meeting