Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
We give out up to four grants each year of $1,000.00 each to students continuing their education into College or higher learning
Grand Knight’s report:
Well Brother Knights the firewood raffle is now officially in the past. When all the tickets were returned and all was said and done, we ended up selling two hundred and forty-one tickets. The official tally of the amount earned with this fundraiser is not in yet. I have another hundred and forty dollars to deposit so it will bring the total that I deposited to about three hundred and sixty bucks. By my very rough guesstimate, I think we raised roughly nine hundred dollars doing this which isn't too shabby considering the conditions. Aside from the monies earned and the benefit of close to two cords of firewood won by a donor with a five dollar ticket, it was great exercise and social gathering by our brother knights who cut the firewood. I know for my own part, I needed the exercise and the physical activity. I know the suspense is making you grind your teeth so, The winner was Cliff Chang who, by the way, let us use his heavy duty trailer for close to three month while we did this. Maybe a message here is good things do happen to people who do good deeds. If you have any ideas for other fundraisers that you might like to create for a days outing with your brother knights (maybe a golf tournament or some such) I'd even like to get a casino night going as a fundraiser for the parishes. Anything we do would have to conform to the Covid-19 guidelines and for that reason a golf tournament would be ideal" Call your Brother knights for ideas or email them to email@example.com or snail mail them to c/o Brendan Butler 1 18 South Weed Blvd. Weed, C/..96094 write "fundraiser" in the subject line and be sure there is a name and phone number and email address to contact you back! Check out the pictures of the cutting of the firewood in our website at koc2599.org. Further news is that we still need input regarding the investment fund started by Supreme and the Scholarship issues chaired by Brothers Mike Michelon, Ken Louie and Tom Louie that have not been resolved yet. It's difficult to get projects to reach fruition during these strange times but we are still working on getting the resolution down on paper form as to the guidelines of the Scholarship Fund so that many years in the future when we have all forgotten how to get home never mind how to administer the scholarship fund, we will have written guidelines. Ken, Tom and Mike have it on their back burner because it is not an easy task to get communication between the committee members across the country or even across the county. It is in the process though and will get completed in it's own good time. On another issue, if you have not yet sent in your yearly dues, please do so. Another reminder is being sent out to those Brother Knights who have not responded to the first request. That just costs us time and money so again, I'd like to thank Brother Ken Keilogg for sharing his expertise in assisting Holy Family Church in it's project to mount and display the large, heavy metal bell from the church that burned down in 2014. I believe the city will require stress calculations but even if it is just for safety sake, we want to mount it strongly enough that it doesn't blow over in Weed's famous winds or topple from it's own weight and hurt someone. The project has been brought up a number of times in committee and like everything else will be completed in it's own good time. We will be having our Knights of Columbus business meetings and general meetings by Zoom very soon. Keep your eyes out in your emails fur the times and dates" Join us!
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118 South Weed Boulevard, Weed, California 96094, United States
ALL MEETING ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS PER DIRECTION FROM SUPREME COUNCIL
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The winners this year for the Elementary division were, first, Roxy Wiles, Butteville Elementary School and second, Corrina Clifford, Sisson Middle School. For the Junior High division, first, Mitchell Repass, Golden Eagle and second, Patience Russell, Delphic Elementary School.
The sponsors are:
Edgewood Custom Interiors- Mt. Shasta
On the Main 218- Weed
Dos Amigos- Weed
Fairchild Medical Center- Yreka
Aiello, Goodrich and Teuscher- Mt. Shasta
Pepsi Cola- Mt. Shasta
Vaugn & Barbara Dillman- Weed
Delta Kappa Gamma Nu Chapter- Dunsmuir
Mechanics Bank- Weed