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Seminarian Support

02/28/2018


Council: 13181 - SABATTUS

Project Description:

In October and December Council #13181 voted to support Seminarian Matthew Valles of Orono, Maine. We sent him the first $100 check of support in the fall, and then sent him another $100 check in December in response to a request to offset travel costs.

Support of our seminarians is very important to our council and we plan to continue our support throughout the academic year.




Stations of the Cross

02/28/2018


Council: 3942 - BELFAST

Project Description:

Our Council 3942 coordinated & conducted the Stations of the Cross at St. Francis Church. 18 parishioners attended the activity.




Stations of the Cross

02/28/2018


Council: 3942 - BELFAST

Project Description:

Members of the Knights Council 3942 assisted with the Stations of the Cross at St. Francis Church. 22 people attended the activity held on Friday, February 23rd.




Support of 1st Step Pregnancy Center

02/28/2018


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

The Knights felt that it had been a while since we lent a hand financially to the 1st Step Center, so we did a 50/50 drawing for them. We sent them a check in the amount of $50.00 on April 6th, 2017.

1st Step is a pregnancy center for single moms in crisis.




2017 K of C Christmas Raffle

02/27/2018


Council: 2638 - MADAWASKA

Project Description:

Chairman Greg Cyr along with 7 Brother Knights were at hall putting together the tickets and envelopes to be mailed out to our council members on the last weekend of Oct. At the deadline all tickets were returned opened up and the stubs were put in a drum for the drawing which was done on the weekend of Dec 10th. The total income for this project was $2880.00
After expenses($980.00) the net was $1900.00.
Proceeds for the project will be used in our charitable donations where needed.




4th of July Parade Project, 2017

02/27/2018


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

Council and Assembly discussions start in April at officer and general meetings. Commitment from Hartt Transportation Systems, Bangor, was obtained, to use a tractor-trailor for our float in the 2017 Greater Bangor Area Kiwanis Club 4th of July Parade. Our entry includes a float with Knights, family, and parish members singing patriotic songs, followed by a marching contingent. On July 3rd, 8 knights completed initial assembly of the float on the 48 foot flatbed trailer, with a centerpiece pedestal being an 8 X 16 foot, hand-painted mural depicting the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria sailing to the “New World.” Final assembly was completed by 10 knights and family members the morning of July 4th at the parade assembly yard in Brewer, including seating for 20 Knights and their families, many flags, and a full sound system. Note that the float had a strong pole and rope barrier set all around, to ensure safety of all participants, including young children. A step ladder and close guarding ensured safe access up and down from the parade float deck. The Choral Group sang patriotic songs along the entire 3 kilometer parade route between Brewer and Bangor, engaging the parade goers to sing along. The music was directed and accompanied by SK Matt Madore. Marching behind the float was our Color Guard in full regalia, including Commander SK Keith Forbes, Flag Bearer SK Steve Tremblay, and Guards SK John Deetjen, Jr. and SK Jim Larson. Marchers were SK Walter Kamak, SK Walter Boguslawski, and SK Rey Dubois. Drum Corps was SK Jon Harvey. Our presentation was well-received by all, throughout the entire parade route. We had more people than in the past paying their respects to the flag, including veterans and families. New, this year, was our hiring of a Cyr Bus to transport participants back to the beginning of the parade. We were proud and honored to transport many additional parade marching veterans, including a WW2 Pacific Theater Navy Officer in full uniform. This project included Knights from several Councils and Assemblies, families and parish members. SK Bob Stutzman was very proud to hold his infant grandson on the float for the whole parade! Float disassembly was completed on July 4th, and we all celebrated a great project!




Acadian Soiree’ Worldclass

02/27/2018


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

The council needed to determine if the work involved justified the result: well the request went before the council business meeting and it was voted in favor of having another Acadian Soiree’ in hopes to raise funds for the Catholic School Scholarship Fund and other Council Charities. The date was set for September 23, 2017, the event would take place at the Shriners Temple on outer Broadway in Bangor. A massive advertisement campaign was designed and put into action. The University of Maine Acadian Director poured her heart and sole out for this event, they paid for the Acadian Band, and helped decorate the facility with Acadian art a facts.
A 30’x40’ Acadian Flag was sewn together and a brother Knight made a frame to place it in and it hung form the back of the stage, he also built to fences 4’ by 8’ and painted them Acadian Flag colors and painted a Yellow Star on each of the fences. He also built tripods and placed two 12’ long broads on them and decorated them with burlap material which were used to hang pictures on of turn of the century photographs of the Acadians building rural northern Maine. Bales of straw, potato barrels and baskets were, and a lot of things were brought in show casing tools of the Acadians.
The Band, The Bouchard Family was hired to provide the Acadian Style music, and they had a large crowd of band members. The music was great, people loved it. Dancing, listen, foot stumping, singing, sing a longs, everyone was into it.
The food was fantastic, and lots of it, as there were about 330 persons attending. The kitchen crew cooked for two full days, and continued cooking Ployees (Acadian pancakes) were cooked throughout the meal setting, as people just continued to desire them along with the maple syrup.
The event raised more than $3,500.00 in profit, and the Council gave half to the scholarship fund, $1,800.00 and another $500.00 to The God Parent Shepard’s Home, a place for pregnant single woman to have their child in a safe wholesome environment.
This event was huge, extremely well done, with major traditions show cased for families of the Acadians to bear witness to their heritage and enjoy one another’s company.




Adopting a family of children for Christmas

02/27/2018


Council: 2358 - LISBON FALLS

Project Description:

A Local family with children were living in a tent in their families back yard. The parents are not able to work and they do not have a permanent home.
They moved in to the house for the winter, with their family member. The parents did not have any money to buy their 5 children any Christmas presents.
3 Brother Knights along with ones wife went shopping for the 5 children, wrapped the gifts, and then delivered them to the children.
It was a very heartwarming event to see the surprise and delight on the childrens faces, and to be a part of a special occassion.




ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

02/27/2018


Council: 2638 - MADAWASKA

Project Description:

We held a blood drive in June in conjunction with the AMERICAN RED CROSS. We collected over 40 pints of blood with 60 participants some were able to donate while some couldn’t it was a great success. The KNIGHTS along with their spouses were there to make sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks to all




Assisting a Brother Knight

02/27/2018


Council: 2358 - LISBON FALLS

Project Description:

A Brother Knight assists an elderly Brother Knight with various needs as he can no longer drive.
He will pick him up and take him to doctor appts, he will give him rides to the store, and he and his wife pick up this Brother Knight for Sunday Mass at their local church.




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