Citizenship Essay Contest
Theme: Discuss the meaning of Virtue and how you live and embody the virtue of Charity.
The Knights of Columbus Essay contest is being sponsored locally by St. Anne Council #16720. The contest is open to all Catholic students (public, private, home, or parochial) in grades 8 to 12 during the current school year.
The contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith. The goal of this program is to involve young Catholics in civic discourse and instill in them religious and life-affirming values. The essay should be approximately 500-700 words on the current theme.
Entrants will be judged on grammar, style, and how clearly they present the theme, which should showcase creativity, imagination and overall development of the topic. All entries will be judged in their respective grade levels. First place winners in each grade level will be submitted to the next level of competition.
The entries need to be completed by and returned by October 18, 2019.
Please contact Knight David Howe at 630-747-5140 or email@example.com for more information.
Contest Entry Form is available by clicking the link below. Complete the entry form and attach it to the Essay upon submission.
2019 Coat & Blanket Drive
The St. Anne Peace & Justice ministry, in partnership with the Knights of Columbus, is holding our annual Coat and Blanket Drive. Please help to keep children and adults warm this winter. We are accepting donations of winter coats for all sizes and ages in New or Gently Used Condition for homeless men, women, and children in need in our community.
Drop of time and location is located in front of the St. Anne Joachim Center before and after all Masses on November 9 and 10.
Volunteers are needed to collect and drop off donations. Knights interested in helping at this years drive can contact Rick Llanes at 630-854-5569, or come by the Joachim Center that weekend.
Fr. McGivney/Founder’s Award – 2018-2019
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Council 16720 has been awarded the Fr. McGivney/Founder’s Award Combination Award for the 2018-2019 fraternal year. Presenting the award, Tom Curcio, Worthy District Deputy, said he was proud of the council’s achievement and looks forward to more successes in the years ahead.
The Father McGivney Award recognizes excellence in our council’s membership growth. Our council met its yearly membership quota to be eligible for this award. In addition, the Founders’ Award recognizes excellence in our council’s promotion of our top-rated and exclusive insurance products. Our council met its yearly insurance quota to be eligible for this award. Thank you to members of Council 16720 for your commitment to live the virtues set by our founder, Fr. Michael J. McGivney.
Council 16720 Welcome New Members
On October 4, Council 16720 welcomed three new members to the Order. Attaining their First Degree of Knighthood was Jared Beste, Don Strahanoski, and Don Zedrow. Also new to the council is Ed Grzesik who attained his First Degree on August 18. In the short time Ed has been with the council, he has taken an active role by participating in several recent council events, attending council monthly meetings, and sponsored Jared Beste to join the council.
Founding member and Past Grand Knight, Danny Gutierrez, sponsored Don Zedrow for membership, saying “Don is a good Catholic man and faithful parishioner of St. Anne Catholic Church”.
The Admission ceremony was especially moving for Don Strahanoski, who was accompanied by his father, Don, and two brothers, Bob and Paul. “I am so happy to have three of my sons become a member of the Knights of Columbus”, said Don senior. Sponsoring Don was his brother Bob, who stated he has been asking Don to join the Knights since 2007. never losing hope, Don finally agreed to join his father and brothers by joining the Council, saying “I decided to join the council after watching my family and the St. Anne council giving back to the community over the years.” Bob Strahanoski is also the council’s Field Insurance Agent and has helped many Brother Knights protect their families with top-rated insurance coverage to meets their individual needs.
Congratulations to all the Brother Knights and we look forward to many years working together to work in Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.
Left to right: Bob, Don Jr., Don Sr., and Paul.
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