The council will again be purchasing two boxes of winter coats for the annual Coats for Kids program to distribute at a local charity. There were two boxes left over from last year, so we will be donating four boxes.
We have the Pregnancy Aid Breakfast coming up on Sunday 9/23 after masses. See the post for details.
This month is also the first issue of the newsletter when it returns, a work in progress.
September 9th marks one year of uptime for the website. All feedback is appreciated, I hope it has been useful and brought a little more visibility to our work in the parish.
With the ordination of one of our sponsored seminarians in Rome, Jesus Mariscal, we had an open spot to fill in our vocations program. The council is pleased to welcome a new seminarian, Kyle Rink, of Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon.
The second Bowling Night was postponed until Fall. We are looking at an October date for rescheduling.
In preparation for upcoming foundation work on the Parish Hall, Knights cleaned out the storage room.
Elections of officers for the coming fraternal year took place. The officers list will be amended after their installation in July.
After some debate, we have elected not to participate in the Tootsie Roll program this year.
We also welcomed a new member, the first to join via the new online membership service.
Our council was mentioned in this month’s issue of Columbia Magazine as part of the Knights in Action column. Our annual support for Pregnancy Aid of South King County was selected.
The Pennies for Heaven Weigh-In and potluck took place April 19th. We took in almost 200 pounds of pennies and a total of $361.60. Combined with coin from our donation boxes, we were able to send a check for a donation of $500. You can read more here.
Our banner breakfast in honor of our first communion class of 2018 at St. Francis was a big success and was very busy after 10am mass. By the end of the line we had run out of everything on the menu besides sausage. We gathered $705.70 from the morning crowds.
In news from Supreme, the Knights of Columbus now offers online membership options. The council also received two new membership applications. We hope to welcome our new members soon.
On the 16th of March we held our Lenten soup supper. Three types of homemade soups were offered along with a hearty selection of breads. The turnout was good and the council had fun learning the ropes of sponsoring a soup night. The donations amounted to $243, all of which will be donated to the CRS Rice Bowl program. Photos from the evening here.
Our annual spaghetti dinner and raffle in support of our seminarians was a great evening and we thank everyone who contributed their time in the kitchen and elsewhere. We need more people next year to step up and help in some capacity. This event takes a lot of work. The fundraiser total not our counting expenses was about $4,200. You can view photos here. If you would like, you may send in any photos of your own. We hope to see you all next year.
Twilight Bowling at HiLine Lanes took place on the 17th. It was a little gathering. Most of us need more practice but everyone had fun. $40 in prizes were awarded for making special shots. We plan to come to HiLine again and possibly make it a regular social night. A few pictures here.
The annual free throw competition had a medium to good turnout this year. Pictures can be viewed here. The Bowling Night originally planned for January was moved to February 17.
The 40th annual March for Life in Olympia was a great success with a turnout of around five thousand. Thank you to everyone who made the trip and we will see you again next year. View the photo gallery here.
Pictured above is Grand Knight Jim Bacon receiving a plaque from District Deputy Gary Scheifley at the December 7 meeting. Our council was presented both the Columbian and McGivney awards for the 2016-17 fraternal year, doing very well in membership, with a percentage amongst the highest in the state.
The annual Breakfast with Santa had a good turnout. After 10am Mass every table was filled. The earnings should help us cover the Coats for Kids program this year, for which two boxes of winter coats were purchased.
There will be no council meeting on December 21, as it conflicts with the school Advent presentation. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of our members.
The movie night and light spaghetti dinner went smoothly. It was commented on by several people that the kids seemed to be more interested in the pre-show Roadrunner & Wiley E. Coyote cartoons than the feature. Maybe next year we can propose to show animation.
The council presented a framed portrait of St. Mother Theresa to Father and the parish after Sunday Mass on the 12th. It was sent here from supreme in recognition of exceeding our membership goal this year. We hope that it will be displayed proudly and prominently wherever it is going up in the church.
There was a 50th anniversary ceremony for veterans of the Vietnam War hosted by the Knights of Columbus and others at Our Lady of Guadalupe in West Seattle. Read the article in Westside Seattle.
We hosted our first breakfast of the fraternal year. Father Dick came down before the second crowd and blessed the new kitchen doors and the servers with a sprinkling of holy water.
The Plush Pippin apple pie fundraiser suggested by Lecturer Jim Orchekowsky was a success though due to a last minute pricing change the pies ended up being more expensive for us than was previously thought. The council discussed plans on trying it again at a later date.
As per Deputy Grand Knight Chuck Davidson’s suggestion, the council has opted to henceforth make the second monthly meeting a social one.
Chancellor Michael Myers was awarded Knight of the Month at the council business meeting.
The Walk for the Women fundraiser of Hospitality House took place from Burien Town Square, around the streets and back again. Father Dick walked sponsored by St. Francis parishioners and came in third place in overall donations. Walking with him were Warden Jack Erban and Chancellor Michael Myers.
This website was established on September 9, 2017. The council page on the parish site was also updated.