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Below is a list of different events to give you some great ideas of events that other councils have done and might be just what your council was looking for.

Council 4282 Donation to the Nazareth Food Bank
Grand Knight William Tanzosh, Council 4282 and District Deputy of District 34,(right),
presents Jim Byrnes Director of the Nazareth Food Bank with a check
donation of $500.00. Mr. Byrnes thanked the council for the donation and for the time volunteered by council members.
He added, "The Nazareth Area Food Bank has been providing food for families in the Nazareth, PA., area for about 25 years. Currently, approximately 250 families and individuals – a total numbering more than 300 people, including more than 100 children – are served monthly.
Unfortunately, because of lingering economic and employment problems in our region, the need remains great. We’re seeing more young families who say they never envisioned having to turn to a food bank for food."

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Free Throw Winners
34th District Deputy, William Tanzosh, (left), and Stephen McKinney, Free Throw Chairman, (right) with the winners of the District 34 Free Throw playoffs held at Holy Family Gym on Saturday, February 2nd. The shooters are now advanced to the Regional Free Throw playoffs at Bethlehem Catholic on March10th. Good luck to all participants.

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Council 14009 - Family Picnic
Cost:Hall / Venue Rental (most times you can find a venue for very little cost [$100-$150 per day])
Each Brother signs up for different items they will bring so there is no food cost to the council. This is a great way to experience different ethic foods and cultures of your fellow Brothers since if someone is great at making BBQ, by all means let them make BBQ or if they would like to bring something new to the table that is an old family recipe, then let them bring a platter.
If one Brother brings a grill, and another brings paper products, and so on - you will have a fantastic day filled with quality time with family enjoying stories and games for all ages.

For more info on how your council can do this event in your area: contact: Matt Haslam: [email protected]

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Council 14009 - All You Can Eat Breakfast
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM until Noon

Location: Holy Cross Hall (former Holy Cross School) on Clay Street in New Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Minimal, most items were dontated. We set up a list of items we would need and Brothers signed up for what item they would bring
Cost of tickets: $7.00 for adults; $4.00 for children

Menu includes eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, home fries, juices, coffee, tea and MORE!!!!
For more info on how your council can do this event in your area: contact: Matt Haslam: [email protected]

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Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program
  A national initiative founded by Julia Burney Witherspoon, a police officer from Racine, Wisconsin. Cops 'n' Kids:
- ensures that every child has access — in his or her home — to books and the knowledge, inspiration and hope that such access can provide.
- encourages positive relationships between children and police.
- inspires creative learning for children and families by providing meaningful literacy-based experiences.
Cost: None – Group Organizers provide materials.
A local program was held on 4/21/12 in Southside Bethlehem.
The only K of C presence was Bethlehem Catholic HS Squires Circle 5528. At least several thousand people attended the event. This is a great opportunity to impact children in a positive way and to promote the Knights presence. There are many more Cops N Kids activities throughout the year.
For Information Contact: Beverly Bradley

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Council 14009 Communications Director Position
    Communication is the key to success and we have created a position to fulfill the duty of ensuring there is an open line of communication in our council. Thus far, we have been able to send out hundreds of emails and plenty of phone calls making sure all Brothers know about upcoming events, news from the Supreme Council and up-to-the-minute news from our council. For example: when a fellow Brother recently past away, it was the Communications Director that sent out the emails to the Brothers on the location and time of his funeral arrangements. For events we hold in our council, reminders are sent out to Brothers to keep them informed of what they need to do for the event and what time to be there. For our normal business meetings, emails are sent out to Brothers with the full minutes (outline of what happened in the meeting) immediately after the meeting to ensure everyone knows what is going on even though they may have not made it to the meeting. And the communication capabilities are endless so I urge all councils to create a position for communication. It allowed us to be more informed and much more organized and I assure you, it will do the same for your council.
Contact: Matt Haslam  Email: [email protected]

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www.kofccouncil14009.webs.com
Our council has recently updated our new Web site and best part of it all – it was free to design and publish. We’re in the 21st century and Web sites are at the forefront to many organizations and businesses and with help from Webs.com, we’re able to do so in a professional way.

Council 14009’s Web site allows us to post our events, about us, our officers, news, photos, allow others to submit prayer requests and become members, and much more. This allows us to be on google.com and search engines alike and for people to find out about us easier than ever before. Thanks to this site (www.webs.com) it was so simple to design our site and it looked amazing in the end – and IT’S FREE! We have also created a Web site solely for our Poster Contest (http://kofcpostercontest.webs.com) and our Basketball Free Throw Championship (http://kofcbasketballfreethrowcontest.webs.com) which both allow us to post our rules and photos of past events for parents and all to see. Plus, through our Basketball Free Throw Web site, we can process submission and entrée forms automatically and with parent’s permission, kids can sign up online or print out a form and bring it in to us the day of the event. Please take a few minutes and browse our sites and maybe even create one for your own council.

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Mary's Shelter Project
Knights of Columbus, Monsignor John Auchter Council 10772 and the
Columbian Ladies Auxiliary at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Lake Harmony volunteered to help with renovations at the new Cay Galgon, Mary’s Shelter. The maternity shelter, located at the former convent at Sts. Simon and Jude in Bethlehem, will provide housing and education for homeless, pregnant women and their babies.
The Columbian Ladies Auxiliary held a baby shower to benefit the shelter in September, 2011, resulting in approximately $2,000 in gifts and supplies, as well as $555 in donations. The Council and Ladies Auxiliary adopted a bedroom to decorate and furnish at the shelter and also completed most of the painting and cleaning of the second floor common areas. With the help of Gleco Paint of Mount Pocono and a private donor, 25 gallons of paint was donated for the project.

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Council 10921 Youth Free Throw Contest
On January 6, 2012 the council ran its annual youth free throw contest at St Joseph the Worker Parish School during the school day at 1:30 PM at the parish school. The school held an assembly, which allowed the other students to cheer on the participants. The gym teacher had the gym all set up with the free throw lines and signage to help guide contestants. The Bethlehem Catholic HS Squires came over to help catch stray shots and keep score. The contest remained open after school so public school students could participate. The high scorers for the parish school were asked to return at 5 pm in case there was a tie with the public school contestants.
Contact: Robert Gowell