Scholarship Fund in Bob Chojnacki’s Memory
Due to the foresight and generosity of the Chojnacki family, a scholarship fund has been established for families of St. Raymond’s students who are in need of tuition assistance. Our Council has been asked by the family to be the dispersing agent to St. Raymond’s School.
Checks have already started to come in and at this time we would like to invite all members and friends to join in this worthy endeavor. No donation is too small. We will accept any and all contributions.
Please make checks payable to KofC #7220 and put the name Chojnacki in the memo. Send to Thomas Donza, Financial Secretary, P.O. Box 100, East Rockaway, NY 11581.
We will probably make a once a year donation to St. Ray’s, but look for more info in our monthly newsletter. If you do not receive our newsletter let me know.
Articles for KofC Website
Articles for KofC Website
Recruiting: The Challenge
We are a small Council and it is essential that we constantly increase our ranks this new Columbian year.
Tom Connolly addressed the membership and challenged each member to recruit a member at least 5 years his junior. This challenge we face becomes more important as our senior members need our help. Always be asking: “Are you a Knight?” You may be surprised by the answer.
Knights of Columbus Sets New Records for Charitable Giving, Volunteer Service
New Haven, CT - The Knights of Columbus announced that it set new records for charitable giving and volunteer service hours in 2006.
The results of the Order's Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending December 31, 2006 show that total contributions to charity at all levels reached $143,816,004 - exceeding the previous year's total by more than $4 million. The figure includes $35,133,393 donated by the Supreme Council, and $108,682,611 in charitable donations from state and local councils, Fourth Degree assemblies, and squire circles.
The survey also shows that the reported number of volunteer hours by Knights for charitable causes grew to 68,270,432 hours, up more than 4 million hours from 2005. There were 393,807 Knights of Columbus blood donors during the year, and Knights made more than 6 million visits to the sick and bereaved.
The volunteer efforts were spearheaded by the Knights continued commitment to the Gulf States region affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Shortly after hurricanes, the Knights donated more than $10 million to relief efforts, and donations of money and time continued throughout 2006.
Cumulative figures show that during the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated nearly $1.25 billion to charity, and provided in excess of 593 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable causes.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest lay Catholic organization, with 1.7 million members in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America, and Poland.
Scholarship & Grant Program-
The New York State Council of the Knights of Columbus is providing a Scholarship and Grant Program to children, grandchildren and legal wards of brother Knights in New York.
The State Program offers two (2) scholarships and one (1) grant for each of the eight dioceses in NY State. For application purposes, the diocese is determined by sponsoring Knight’s council location. These Scholarships and Grants are for $500 each and are renewable in each of the four years the student attends Catholic high school. While this aid may seem small when compared to the four year cost of attending a Catholic high school, it can make a difference.