Knights of Columbus – Beginning the Fraternal Year

Msgr. A.X.M. Sharpe, Council #600 of Knights of Columbus kicked off the start of the 2020-21 year on July 28 with a dinner and general meeting at Pontiac Yacht Club on Cass Lake. Food from Princess Grille was enjoyed in the beautiful summer evening. Fellow knight, Kenny Ibrahim, owner of Princess Grille has provided meals to local hospital workers, police, and firefighters. Our council has helped to support that effort.

We started out the year welcoming in two members Gerald Arter, PGK transferring in from another Council and Seminarian Danny Whalen who recently completed his exemplification online. During this meeting the Msgr. A. X. M. Sharpe Council presented Seminarian Danny Whalen a check for $500 by newly elected Grand Knight Greg Zawalski. The Knights of Columbus launched the Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP) in 1981. Under this program, local councils or assemblies can make an annual contribution of $500 or more to an individual seminarian to help with his seminary expenses.

After the meeting, the installation of officers was conducted under the direction of District Deputy Joe Langhauser who led the ceremonial Installation of Officers for the New Year. The ceremony itself was brief for members and their families that gathered for this symbolic ceremony and was followed by a social gathering afterwards.

The Knights of Columbus have become much more transparent in joining. We welcome anyone interested in learning about our organization are invited to our next general meeting on August 25 at 6:30 starting with refreshments before the 7:00 meeting. Please contact Grand Knight Greg Zawalski, gk600@mikofc.org or Membership Director Greg Harris, PGK, 586-719-6302 / eskygreg@gmail.com

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