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Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Activities

Kal Gibron receives a Family of the Month award

Dave Rzonca receives a Knight of the Month award

Mike Grady receives a Knight of the Month award

Some of the Turkey Bowl participants

Proof that the Tree Lot had snow before Christmas

Another outstanding year for magnets, trees and nativity sets

Fellowship at the Family Christmas Party

Patrick Colcernian was a brilliant MC, and the talent was awesome

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Village Tree is Up

took 16 men to unload
Our council once again provided the Christmas tree on behalf of the Village of Algonquin. This enormous tree came from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, as did all of the trees and wreaths on the tree lot.

It will be stunning when the lights are turned on.

You can see the tree by the river at the park near Port Edwards.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tree Lot in Action

Charlie the dog was our mascot Friday afternoon

Inside the trailer

Sales pros at the lot

Lights Lights Everywhere

The Friary and the Church are ready for Christmas.

Nativity Sets Around the Town

13 Large nativity sets are placed around the area to spread the word of our Christmas celebration.

Tree Lot Setup

Moving the trailer into place

Takes over a dozen men to unload the Village tree

Get your grub on
The Tree Lot went up without a hitch. We'll maybe a trailer hitch. Great work and thanks to all who volunteered.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Feed My Starving Children - Q4 Shift

It's great to immediately see the impact you have after a shift

In November we participated in our final Feed My Starving Children food packing event for the year. During this 90 minute shift, we packed over 3200 meals - enough to feed nearly 9 kids for a year - and we presented a donation from our Council to FMSC with a check for $104. With this great food packing effort, we exceeded the year's goal I had set for the program by surpassing the 100 boxes-packed mark! For the year, our Council packed a total of 101 boxes of food, which provides nearly 22,000 meals - enough to feed for a year 60 starving kids throughout the world! This is truly life changing and saving work that touches so many people whose families do not have the means or resources to provide food for their kids by themselves. A huge thank you to all of the Knights, family and friends who contributed to the 112 service hours throughout the year for FMSC. This program is a great reminder for all of us of just how much we have to be thankful for, and it is a great way to work as God's hands, feeding his children.

I have begun scheduling our quarterly packing events for next year and our next packing event is targeted for March. Watch the newsletter and your email for more specific details as the date gets closer.

- Allen Shulfer, Chairman, Feed My Starving Children committee

Friday, November 4, 2011

Family of the Month

Gene Gonzalez receives a Family of the Month award at the November Council meeting.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Major Degree a Major Success

Council 11091 members who took their 2nd and 3rd Degrees Sunday

Council 11091 hosted its annual Major Degree last Sunday. Fortunately the Bears and Packers were enjoying a bye week, and the turnout was amazing. Folks from councils across the region came to participate and observe.

We had 19 candidates take their first degree to become new Knights. Some of the observers said it was the best first degree they had ever seen. Kudos to Chris Gonzalez and our council's entire First Degree Team.

An even larger number of First Degree Knights took their Second and Third Degrees immediately after the First Degree ended.

After the Third Degree was completed, a delicious dinner was enjoyed by all.

It was an outstanding showing by everyone from Council 11091, from volunteers to those who attended the degrees.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mass for Deceased Brothers

On October 23, 2011, Council 11901 conducted its annual Mass for Deceased Brothers. Special thanks to Deacon Cy Grossmeyer and Chancellor Mark Ostrowski for coordinating the efforts. A big thanks to our entire clergy and several Deacons for participating in the mass. Grand Knight Rick Orabutt presided over the membership roll call ceremony for all attending Knights and our 16 deceased Brothers.

At the conclusion of the event, attendees enjoyed a communal dinner in McDonnell Hall.

9-11 Memorial Mass

Deacon Cy Grossmeyer and Chancellor Mark Ostrowski coordinated a beautiful service commemorating the 9-11 tragedy. The church was packed, and professionals from local police, fire, and the air transportation industry were present.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Paint for McDonnell Hall

Knights put on their grubby clothes for a couple evenings in October to give the walls of McDonnell Hall a new coat of paint. This is in response to the water damage incurred in the facility. Soon everything should be as good as ever. Kudos to Ken Prigge for spearheading the job.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Awards Presented in October Meeting

Tim O'Neill receives a Knight of the Month award

Mark Ostrowski receives a Family of the Month award

Vito Deiure receivis a Family of the Month award

Blood Drive Award

Council 11091 once again placed in the top 20 for the year for LifeSource blood donations in northern Illinois. Pictured is George Lazanski (l) and Larry O'Brien.

Next Blood Drive is Sunday, October 16 from 7:30am - 1pm.

Monday, August 22, 2011

ALITH Food Pantry Golf Outing


As you know, we have been longtime supporters of the ALITH Food Pantry. They are having a fundraising golf outing on September 2 at Redtail golf Club in Lakewood. Please consider playing individually or bringing a foursome.

Details and registration at

Even if you cannot play that day, you can make a charitable donation on the site.