Council Picnic is Friday Aug 6

Bring your wives, children, grandchildren and more!

It’s the annual Knights of Columbus 11369 Picnic on Friday August 6 at 5 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Pavilion at Mill Creek Park.

(It’s the same place we’ve been going to for a few years)

Each family, please bring a side dish or a dessert.

The council will provide sausage sandwiches, hamburgers and corn on the cob, as well as refreshments.

Father Matthew will provide a little sing-along entertainment too!

Please text Jim K if you can make it at 330 507-7427. (We need to have a count for the food, thanks)

Council Hosts Silver Rose Ceremony

The last stop for the Silver Rose in the Diocese of Youngstown was at the St Paul Monastery chapel on July 14.

K of C Council 11369 hosted a night of prayers and readings.

The prayer service is designed to promote the dignity of life, and the unity of the U.S., Canada and Mexico to that objective.

Worthy Grand Knight Vic Buente picked up the Silver Rose from Geneva Council 5286 and Ed Kurzanski along Route 87 in Ashtabula County.

Next it goes to the Diocese of Steubenville.

Council Provides Food Assistance Year Round

In the spirit of our late FS Andy Skrobola, K of c Council 11369 continues to provide for the hunger needs of our community.

Brother Mike Vince has established a relationship with the Emmanuel Community Care Center in downtown Girard.

Emmanuel provides food, clothing and assistance with rent and utilities to those in need in Girard.

Mike brings food and other items to the center regularly.

In the photo, he is seen with volunteers bringing in food items from Gleaner’s Foodbank in Youngstown.

Thanks Mike for your continued great work!

Council Reaches Cash Bonanza Ticket Goal

With the May turn-in of 583 sold tickets, Council 11369 surpassed its goal of selling 1130 tickets for the annual Cash Bonanza statewide raffle.

Total tickets sold was 1157.

45 Brother Knights with the council sold tickets.

Brother Chris Brocius led the way with an amazing 167 sales.

Miros Maszczak was next at 129, with Pete Rich at 83.

Miros and Pete served as ticket sales co-chairmen, and we appreciate all the work they put into this campaign.

This makes 17 years in a row that the council surpassed its goal, which is set at ten tickets per member.

Great job Brother Knights!

It means more funding for another year’s worth of the charity work that we do.

Council Donates to Fraternal Wheelchair Initiative

Council 11369 decided at its last meeting to send $1500 to the American Wheelchair Mission as part of the K of C Wheelchair Sunday program.

The American Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the means to acquire a wheelchair.

The American Wheelchair Mission continues to change the lives of entire families with the gifts of hope, dignity, freedom and independence.

Council Matches Brother’s Contribution for Meals for Front Line Workers

K of C Council 11369 matched a donation by one of our Brothers, giving assistance to the fish dinners that the Our Lady of Lebanon National Shrine in North Jackson has been providing for our front line COVID workers.

FS Tom Moran challenged the council at the March 3 Zoom meeting to match his $500 donation, and the council responded with a unanimous ‘yes”!

Shrine Rector Chorbishop Anthony S Spinoza thanked the council for the contribution.

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Super Cash Bonanza Offers Prizes, Opportunity to Help With Charitable Work

Most Council 11369 members should have their allotment of 2021 Super Cash Bonanza state raffle tickets by now.

If you don’t have them, email Miros Maszczak or call him at 330 540-0383.

Our goal to maximize the program is 1130 tickets sold.

We can get as much as $4.50 back from every $5 ticket by selling those 1130 tickets.

Last year we sold 1169 tickets.

But with pandemic limitations, the council had to purchase 205 tickets to meet the same 1130 goal.

The first turn-in is April 10.

Ticket stubs and checks (made out to K of C Council 11369) should be sent to ticket co-chair Miros Maszczak at: 1520 Fox Den Ct., Canfield, OH 44406.

Charitable monies will go to our food ministry efforts and other regular charitable gifting, including monies to St Michael Parish and St Paul Monastery.

There are 25 great cash prizes, with the drawing on May 22.

If you are not a Knight and wish to purchase a ticket, email or call Miros.

If you are interested in joining our organization, click this link.