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Ed McCormick

Grand Knight

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My Brother Knights at the Union Knights of Columbus,

A very cold and snowy winter is almost behind us and spring is just around the corner. Activities at Union Council are starting to heat up as well.

First up, we’re going to try something new to attract new members to our order. On Sunday March 8th at 1:00PM we’re going to run a membership event at the council. We will show a 40 minute movie about Father McGivney and the founding of our order followed by brief talks by the Grand Knight, Membership Director and Fraternal Benefits representative. While our goal is to bring in new members via this event; it will also give an opportunity for all of us to get a reminder of what the Knights of Columbus are and why we were founded and continue to thrive. The event is open to all prospective members and their families. We are advertising in our local churches but it would be great if you promote this event to gentlemen who you feel would be an asset to this Council.

Next up is the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday March 14th. There will be festivities at the hall and the Council and 4th degree will be marching in the Parade. I ask that any of you brother Knights who are not working the hall or on the parade committee give the council an hour or so of your time and march with Union Council. It would be great to have a large number of Knights out there letting the town know that we are alive and well.

On Sunday March 22nd is breakfast with the Easter bunny. Details appear elsewhere in the digest. It’s always a great event for all ages. Come on out.

On Monday March 23rd we will forego the second business meeting upon the request of our Chaplain Fr. Nol and fulfill the religious Lenten duty of our order and attend a talk at St. Michael’s Church at 7:30PM. Rather than going to the Council Hall that evening come on over to St. Michael’s for an enlightening evening of reflection.

On Friday March 27th there will be a fish fry to raise funds for our Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Fund. Details for this event also appear elsewhere in the digest. Come on out and support a worthy cause.

On Saturday April 11th the Columbian Club will be hosting Uncle Floyd. Again details are elsewhere. A great evening awaits you. Come on out.

On Monday, April 27th at 8:15 PM, we will forego a second business meeting and have a social meeting open to all. We will have a guest speaker, Ed Lucas. Ed is a legendary New York baseball writer who has interviewed everyone from Joe DiMaggio to Mayor Giuliani in his 55 year career. He has accomplished all of this despite being blind. Ed Lucas is a motivational speaker who has a very interesting and powerful message to deliver. I would encourage you to come out and hear his message.

As you can see there is a tremendous amount going on at Union Council (7 events in 7 weeks). Wow! There is something for everyone I think.

Please come out and support our events and get involved.

Vivat Jesus

Ed McCormick

Fr. Nol