Programs Within Our Council
 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Bro. Tony Leonardo

 

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Please contact our council's Program Director with any questions you may have about our council's programs.

 

A)    CHURCH DIRECTOR:    Bro. Ed Turnbull

EVENT

PROGRAM CHAIRMAN

Council Retreat

Bro. Michael Vandepoele

Keep Christ In Christmas Awareness Project Bro. Tom MacLeod
Memorial Mass (November) Bro. Michael Vandepoele
Christmas Lighting & Nativity Scene (exterior) of Church Bro. Bob Byrne
Transport Disabled or Elderly to Sacrament for the Sick Bro. Hedley Fitch
Clean-up/Fix-up/Paint-up Day Bro. Bob Byrne

 

B)    COMMUNITY DIRECTOR:    Bro. Larry Mottram

EVENT

PROGRAM CHAIRMAN

Parish Events Council Executive
Rose Sunday Bro. Larry Mottram
Delivery of Christmas Gifts and Food Hampers Bro. Ed McInerny
Arthritis Car Draw

Bro. Lou Candusso

Mount Hope Centre Outreach Bro. Jim Wettlaufer
L'Arche Community Outreach Bro. Bob Ward
Bethany's Hope Foundation Bro. TBA
A.L.S. Cornflower Day Bro. Don Highley
Tootsie Roll Fundraising Campaign Bro. Peter Lierman

 

C)    COUNCIL DIRECTOR:    Bro. Don Highley

EVENT

PROGRAM CHAIRMAN

Council Newsletter Bros. Don Highley & Jaye Bowers
Council Promotions Bro. TBA
Council Directory Bro. Mark Nelson
Council Archivist Bro. Jaye Bowers
Sponsor Local Sport Teams Bro. Randy Brewe
Hospitality at Council Meetings

Bro. Frank VanWiechen

Telephone Relay Network Council Executive
Knights & Families In Distress/Special Occasions

Council Executive

Service Directors

1st Degree Team Bro. Bill Pilot
Council Website Bro. Jaye Bowers

 

D)   FAMILY DIRECTOR:    Bro. Richard Vandierendonck

EVENT PROGRAM CHAIRMAN
Parish Family Breakfast Bro. TBA
Parish Family Dinners

Bro. George Champagne

Memorials & Survivors Assistance Financial Secretary
Knight & Family of the Month Bro. Peter Lierman
Knight's Night at the Knights Bro. TBA
Knights & Spouses Outing at Western Fair Raceway Bro. Hedley Fitch
Parish Golf Outing Bro. TBA
Fraternal Insurance

Bro. TBA

Community Suite at the John Labatt Centre Bro. Larry Mottram

 

E)   YOUTH DIRECTOR:    Bro. Tom Mills

EVENT PROGRAM CHAIRMAN
Voyageur Wilderness Program

Bro. Art Scoular

Bro. Richard Vandierendonck

Basketball Free Throw Bro. Mark Dwyer
Liaison with Parish Youth Ministry Bro. Richard Vandierendonck
Access to Scholarships Provided by the K of C Financial Secretary
Achievement Awards (Elementary & Secondary Schools)

Bro. Mark Dwyer

Soccer Challenge Bro. Mark Dwyer
Drug Awareness Poster Competition Bro. Tom MacLeod
Youth Essay Contest Bro. Tom MacLeod

Council Retreat

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A one day retreat held over the past few years at St.Peter's Seminary. This event is open to all members of the council and is an excellent opportunity for all brothers to share in this fraternal experience under the spiritual direction and leadership of a teaching priest.

Keep Christ In Christmas Awareness Project

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A program aimed at maintaining the focus of Christ in the Christmas season. This program has a focus on the sale of religious Christmas cards, and is designed to bring awareness to the importance of maintaining a focus of Christ throughout the season.  

Memorial Mass (November)

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A mass given in memoriam for departed members of the parish. This event is open to all members of the community. All council members are encouraged to attend. Executive members attend in their ceremonial robes.

Christmas Lighting & Nativity Scene (exterior) of Church

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In celebration of the Christmas season, this program involves the seasonal installation and subsequent removal of Christmas lighting from the front and rear walls of the Church. 

Transport Disabled or Elderly to Sacrament for the Sick

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The provision of volunteer Brother Knights to handle the transportation needs of the disabled or elderly to the church.

Clean Up/Fix Up/Paint Up Day

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A day for Brother Knights to gather and contribute their skills to various projects in and around the church. All volunteers welcome to assist.

Parish Events

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Coordination of events held throughout the year, including what has traditionally been an annual New Years Eve dinner and dance to welcome the new year. Organized by the Knights, this event is an opportunity for all members of the parish to gather and celebrate together.

Rose Sunday

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A fundraising activity to support a pro-life organization by distributing miniature, artificial roses at all masses over one weekend each year in May. 

Delivery of Christmas Gifts and Food Hampers

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An activity to support St.Vincent DePaul in the delivery of children's Christmas gifts and food hampers to the needy in our parish.

Arthritis Car Draw

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To support the sale of Arthritis Car Draw lottery tickets both within the council and at local shopping malls. This program extends over several weeks.

Mount Hope Centre Outreach

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Volunteer Brother Knights providing assistance to residents of Mount Hope Centre to attend weekend masses. The outreach schedule is published in the monthly council newsletter.

L'Arche Community Outreach

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Both financial donations and on-site assistance to a L'Arche home in the community in repairs and clean up. Founded by Jean Vanier, L'Arche communities around the world provide homes where people with disabilities and assistants live and work together.

Bethany's Hope Foundation

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Financial support, volunteer time and various council activities to support Bethany's Hope Foundation in it's public activities. To find a cure for a genetic disorder known as Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD).

A.L.S. Cornflower Day

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Volunteer support for fundraising activities to find a cure for A.L.S., commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

 

Tootsie Roll  Fundraising Campaign

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A program newly introduced at the start of the 2005-2006 fraternal year by Bro. Peter Lierman, this program provides opportunities throughout the year for the council to sell tootsie-roll candies at various locations in the community as an ongoing fundraiser to support council activities.

Council Newsletter

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The publication of a monthly newsletter, which is available to all council members and the community. This publication delivers monthly reports and updates on the activities of the Knights of Columbus.

Council Promotions

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This program is responsible for public relations activities, and to promote the good work that the council does.

Council Directory

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The responsibility of maintaining and updating a directory including all current members and their spouses, phone numbers, etc., falls under this area.

Council Archivist

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The collection, care and safe-keeping of all Council awards and significant documents, together with photographs of Council events.

Sponsor Local Sport Teams

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From time to time, our Council will sponsor a sports team in the Elementary schools or local youth leagues. Our sponsorship includes the furnishing of team uniforms.

 

Hospitality at Council Meetings

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The organization and provision of refreshments after council meetings and at special events.

Telephone Relay Network

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This network is comprised of council Executives whose function is to contact all brothers with information regarding special activities and events.

Knights & Families in Distress/Special Occasions

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The provision of help and counsel for the needs of Knights and their families in distress, and recognition at special occasions, such as births, marriages, and wedding anniversaries.

1st Degree Team

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A group within the council whose purpose is to organize and execute 1st Degree Exemplifications.

Council Website

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The creation and maintenance of a council website. The purpose of this program is to extend our communication facilities to the World Wide Web and to enhance the ability for members and for the community to learn about and be involved with the council.

Parish Family Breakfast

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An annual fundraising breakfast for the parish community, held in February. This is a well-attended, fun event held to enable the council to donate to worthy causes.

Parish Family Dinners

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Throughout the year, we have hosted a number of dinner events, including the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring dinners. These events are held on behalf of the parish, organized and staffed by brother knights. As an opportunity to gather as a parish family, these events are also serve as council fundraisers.

Memorials & Survivors Assistance

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A program to extend assistance to widows and dependent children of a deceased member. The order provides many services and support for members and their families bereaving the loss of a loved one.

Knight & Family of the Month

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An award program to recognize outstanding service. Both for individual knight's and knight's families.

Knight's Night at the Knights

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A fraternal activity for Knights and their children as well as less fortunate children from the community. This event comprises a tailgate supper, followed by a visit to a London Knights hockey game.

Knight's & Spouses Outing at Western Fair Raceway

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An opportunity for Knight's and their spouses to attend the Western Fair dining facility for dinner and a night at the races. 

Parish Golf Outing

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A day of golfing for all, followed by a celebratory dinner and awards.

Fraternal Insurance

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The provision of a wide range of competitive insurance products, designed for Knights and their families. Further information about this program can be found on our homepage.

Community Suite at the John Labatt Centre

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Council's involvement in various activities taking place at London's John Labatt Centre throughout the year. Our council has had the opportunity to be entered as part of a recurring draw amongst local community groups for the use of the City of London Community Suite. The council executive makes the best effort to include interested members in plans for use of the Suite when it is available to us.

Voyageur Wilderness Program

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A Knight's-sponsored activity for high school youth, directed at the promotion of environmental responsibility. Beginning in February, this program involves numerous fundraising activities to assist the participants, and provide for their involvement in a 10 day canoe trip in the wilderness of Northern Ontario.

Basketball Free Throw

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A province-wide program encouraging the participation of elementary-aged students in a competitive contest. This program extends to include both local and provincial runoffs.

Liaison with Parish Youth Ministry

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The council's opportunity to provide support for parish youth ministry activities.

Access to Scholarships Provided by the K of C

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The provision of scholarship awards to 1st year College and University students who are members of Knight's families.

Achievement Awards (Elementary & Secondary Schools)

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An awards program designed to promote and recognize academic achievement.

Soccer Challenge

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The Supreme Council is proud to announce a new youth program, the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge! Designed for players to demonstrate the most basic of soccer skills -- the penalty kick -- the Soccer Challenge will be open to all boys and girls in your community, ages 10-14. The Soccer Challenge is one in which the soccer goal is divided into a series of five scoring zones, with a point value given to each section. After the participant is given 15 penalty kicks, his or her total number of points will be awarded depending upon the scoring zones that were hit. The contest will take place on the council, district, regional, state, and international levels. Information is also available from the Grand Knight.

 

Drug Awareness Poster Competition

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The poster contest is for all children aged 8 to 14 years old. The contest is run on five different levels; the council level, the district level, the diocesan level, the state level and finally at an international level. There are two age divisions, ages 8 to 11 and ages 12 to 14, and there are two competition categories, Alcohol Abuse and Awareness, and Drug Abuse and Awareness.

 

Youth Essay Contest

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The Youth Essay Contest is a  competition for graduating students in elementary school (Grade 8) or secondary school (Grade 12). Participants write a 500 - 750 word essay on the The Responsibility of the Catholic Citizen in Society. Winners receive a monetary award.