Treat your wife to a night of dinner and dancing
The 2017 InnerVisions Dinner/Dance is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd. Our council's recent donation to InnerVisions from our Knights for Life Campaign provides us 8 seats at this event. Please contact me if you are interested. 515-770-3039 (cell) or jbates57@msn.com. There is no cost to you for a pair of tickets; at least for the first 8 seats. However, this is a fundraiser so there will be many ways to contribute to InnerVisions throughout the event. Last year, there was a silent auction and a live auction.

The event is almost entirely funded by local Knights councils. All food and supplies used at the event are donated so 100% of all money raised goes directly to InnerVisions. The event starts at 5:30pm and runs until 10:00. It will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1627 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. Sacred Heart has Mass at 4:00pm on Saturdays if you're interested.

2017 Legacy Golf Outing
View the online photo album of this event.

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

Annual Council Dues
About 80 of our members have not yet paid their 2017/18 dues. If these dues are a financial hardship please let me or Lonnie Waknitz know (lwaknitz1085@msn.com - (515) 210-0667). We're happy to waive them in those cases.

Calendar of Events
September 10 - First Degree Exemplification, Mary & Joseph Room - 6:30 registration, 7:00 start. 
September 19 - September 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.
September 24 - Pancake breakfast, details to follow.

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. jbates57@msn.com or (515) 770-3039

2017 Legacy Golf Outing
The 2017 edition of the St. Boniface Golf Outing was held on Thursday, July 6th. 66 golfers enjoyed the great weather and friendly competition. The Manning family at Legacy Golf Club provided wonderful service and hospitality. Organizers look forward to continuing the relationship with the Mannings in 2018 and beyond. Some of the golfers earned special recognition.
1st Place, 1st Flight – earning a round of golf for each player at Legacy
Mike Kellar, Tony Riewer, Scott Steinkritz, Justin Mateer
2nd Place, 1st Flight – each earning a $25 Legacy gift certificate
Mike Gohring, Matt Van Meter, James Kurt, Lason Lage
1st Place, 2nd Flight – each earning a $50 Legacy gift certificate
Andrew Erps, Frank Hines, Blake Kessler, Andy Richardson
2nd Place, 2nd Flight – each earning a $25 Legacy gift certificate
Tim Broderick, Chase Broderick, Mike Broderick, Paul Kerkhoff

Each of the following players earn 2 sleeves of golf balls.
Closest to the Pin, Hole 7, Justin Mateer
Straightest Drive, Hole 4, David Mills
Longest Drive, Hole 11, Dean Vogel
Longest Putt, Hole 18, Dick Schmit
A raffle was held and Mike Broderick won the grand prize of a 55” LED TV.

Organizers thank the following organizations for their generous sponsorship.
American Family Insurance - Jared Frank
Archer Home Center
Berkshire Dental
Broderick Animal Clinic
Changing Places Consignment Shop
Craig Dental
DeRocher Chiropractic
Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons - Dr. Patrick Sullivan, MD
Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber
Gratias Investigations
Heartland Financial Resource Group - Jim L. Harvey
Iles Funeral Home
Irene's Flowers
Jerry's Homes
K & V Homes
Karl Chevrolet
Kerkhoff Chiropractic
LMC Insurance and Risk Management
Masterson & Bottenberg Law Firm
Medicap Pharmacy - Waukee
Modern Compressed Air
Modern Piping
Park Place Catering
Shottenkirk Chevrolet
Stivers Ford
Team National
The Village at Legacy Point
Waukee Hardware
Waukee HyVee
West Bank
West Grand Golf

All proceeds will be donated to St. Boniface to help shrink the parish facilities debt. The 2017 event was a huge financial success, and surpassed the expectations of organizers. They expect to announce the results very soon.

Preliminary plans are already underway for the 2018 event. Please remember this event is open to everyone and you don’t need a foursome to register. Organizers will help match you with other players.

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