Three Reminders
(1) Our March Council Business Meeting is this coming Tuesday, the 21st, in the Mary & Joseph Room. Your wives and children are encouraged to attend the prayer and meal portion of the evening. We will be having pulled pork. The evening's agenda is as follows:

  • 6:00pm Rosary
  • 6:20pm Light Meal
  • 7:00pm Business Meeting

(2) We still need more ushers and greeters; especially ushers. The usher position is easy to learn. For those that struggle to find the time to help with other Knight's activities, ushering is a good way to help. You're already at Mass anyway. Please consider helping with this important function.

(3) We are having difficulty filling our second shift spots on our weekly fish fries. Last week there were only 3 men left to clean the entire dining room; clearing tables, wiping tables, moving all chairs, cleaning and sweeping the floor, putting away all the table busing supplies, etc. Please lend a hand.

 

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.

It's Scholarship Application Time
Here's a reminder to have your high school seniors apply for a Knights scholarship. Our application deadline is April 15. Any member of Council 4009 with a high school senior is encouraged to have that child apply for a Knights scholarship. We will be offering one $1,000, and two $500 scholarships. Please contact Troy McCann for an application and to get answers to any questions about this process. His email is troy.genfiredsm@gmail.com

 

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
March 21 – March council business meeting. 6:00pm Rosary, 6:20 meal, 7:00 meeting. Wives and children are welcome and encouraged to attend the Rosary and meal.
March 24 – Fish Fry, serving from 500pm to 7:30pm. Go here to volunteer.
March 31 – Fish Fry, serving from 500pm to 7:30pm. Go here to volunteer.
April 7 – Fish Fry, serving from 500pm to 7:30pm. Go here to volunteer.
April 7 - 4th Degree Exemplification, Dubuque, Go here to register.
April 18 – March council business meeting. 6:00pm Rosary, 6:20 meal, 7:00Meeting. Wives and children are welcome and encouraged to attend the Rosary and meal.
April 22 - 4th Degree Exemplification, Ss. John & Paul, Altoona, Go here to register.

2017 Official Fish Fry Sponsors
Liz Craig with Craig Dental 
Kelly Broderick with Iles Funeral Home

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

Q&A
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. jbates57@msn.com 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.

Cost:
$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