My Brother Knights at the Union Knights of Columbus,
I would like to start my column this month by thanking all those who made Ed Lucas’ speech on April 27 the success that it was. About 65 people were in attendance for his inspirational talk and Q&A and subsequent book signing. Everyone who attended enjoyed the evening. We were also able to contribute $350 to the Ed Lucas Foundation from book sales and a 50/50. Thank you to all.
On the weekend of April 25 and 26 Union Council members were on the streets shaking the can in our annual Citizens With Intellectual Disabilities fund drive. About $1,800 was raised for this worthy cause. Thank you to all who participated and contributed. This is what the Knights of Columbus is about.
In the month of April members of the Knights were selling raffle tickets after all masses at St. Michael’s. Thank you to those brothers who pitched in to help support one of our churches. This is also what the Knights of Columbus is about.
Rita’s frozen ice will be contributing a portion of their proceeds for one evening in May to our Citizens With Intellectual Disabilities Fund. Details are elsewhere in the Digest. I urge you to come out and support those local businesses who support us.
As you can see a lot of good things are happening in Union Council. Now is the time for you to join in and get involved. We have brought in several new members lately and are looking for more good men to join us and help us in our efforts. We have scheduled 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees in early June. If you know any Catholic gentlemen who should join our ranks sponsor them now and accompany them to the degrees in June.
It is very gratifying to me to see all the good things that we as a Council are doing and also to feel the positive energy existing around the council.
Spring is here and we’ll be moving outside by the end of the month. The pool will open on Memorial Day weekend. Now is the time to get your pool membership renewed if you have not already done so. Work parties are going on and help is always needed. Come out and help.