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      St. John Council #3738
       •   25 N. Cass   •    Westmont, IL 60559   •    630-969-3738   •   


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Brother Knights,

Thanks to those that stepped forward to help with the Tootsie Roll Drive.

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting our 11th Annual Reverse Raffle on Friday, October 17th. The grand prize is $5,000 and we will also have a $50 consolation prize for every 10 tickets sold.
This is always a very lively and fun night, so please join us.

We are asking each of you to sell at least one ticket. Tickets may be shared amongst friends, family or co-workers, but your participation is essential to our success. This event is our main fundraiser for the 25 Club, and we need your support.
We have had numerous additional expenses recently, most notably the required installation of the alarm system, roofing and sewer work.

Your help with this event allows us to use more of the money raised by the council to directly benefit our many charities.

- Friday, October 17th from 6-10 pm at the hall (25 N. Cass)
- Each ticket includes complimentary Hor D'Oeuvres, dinner and an open bar for one guest - Additional guests can attend for $20 each
- Please fill out and return both stubs on the ticket, keep main portion of ticket
- Each Ticket is $100, please return cash or checks made out to KofC 3738
- Any unsold tickets should be returned by October 4th, please use enclosed envelope
- Winner need not be present
- Maximum 150 tickets to be sold and we do run out so please purchase yours ASAP
- Please indicate if you wish to split the pot on your ticket once we get down to the last 5 ticket holders
- If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rich Carroll @ 312.909.9333

Thank you in advance and good luck!

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It's always very important to pray for those on our Prayer list. Dan especially would like extra prayers for Billie.

In Prayer we speak with God and God speaks to us. Emanuel d'Alozon

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We are looking for volunteers for the new Ale Harvest Event. For each volunteer that signs up from your group, there is a $25 incentive that would return back to your organization. The volunteers can use the same link provided, they just need to add Knights of Columbus in the referral field on the sign up form. We are hoping that you can share this with your members.

Thanks, Kristine

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Messgae from our GK, Al Repak...

Recently, one of our Council's bartenders erred in not asking to see id. To show the state & village of our Council's dedication to the adherence of the law. It was mentioned that if we can get a good number of Knights certified in the Basset Training, it would help. Also, we can always use additional bartenders, but even if you do not wish to bar tend, it would help. Illinois Basset Alcohol Certification (Basset Alcohol Training) The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the state of Illinois' seller/server training program. The program is an educational and training tool to sellers/servers of alcoholic beverages to serve responsibly and stay within the law. The cost is only $14.95 www.bassetcertification.org/ - Let Al know once you completed the course.

Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive, please bring non-perishable food items to the Hall, whenever it's open. Westmont Chamber is hoping to raise 40,000 lbs. I can tel you that at the Pantry we are distributing over 8,000 lbs. each week. I thank you for your help.

Attention Sir Knights and those considering joining the 4th Degree next year, on 10/22 we will have a 4th degree Dinner/Meeting Knights & Ladies welcome.

Consider helping at BINGO, join one of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th weeks' team - or let us know you want to do the rare 5th week ~ Get Involved.

Vocation raffle books are being sold. After you receive yours, send yours in asap. Our Council receives much of the sales for our vocation sponsorship.

Reverse Raffle is set for 10/17. This benefits our Hall and with the big costs we will be facing in repairs. Your patience & generosity is needed. If you can help with the various duties that day, contact Rich Carroll rich@richcarroll.com,

Holy Trinity SVDP is looking for help with their Clothes Drive on Oct. 11/12 helping to load the Truck - interested call 630-254-8883

Columbus Day Parade, downtown Chicago 10/13. Usually a bus leaves from a nearby parish. Frank Rossi, frossifd@aol.com, has information for parade details go to http://www.stritchassembly.com/PDF/Columbus_Day_Parade_2014_Flyer.pdf

"It's OK to say Merry Christmas to me" pins are being sold by Frank Rossi for $2 each, our Council gets to keep $1 from each sale.

Calendar of Events - new ones always being added... Sundays - Bingo - HELP needed; GET INVOLVED October 17 - Reverse Raffle/Dinner October 14 - Monthly Meeting 1st Degree Exemplification before meeting at 7 PM. Help in our recruitment. October 22 - 4th Degree Dinner/Meeting Ladies and 4th Degree prospects welcome

    

Message from our Financial Secretary PLEASE CLICK

CLICK for Calendar of Events - new ones always being added!

Link to Community Events - Westmont Street Fair - Cruisin' Nights, Open Market & More

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Knights of Columbus Insurance Questions?
For all your insurance needs please contact Greg Groszek, Field Agent
630-810-9046 or 630-730-4156

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*GREAT DEAL ON 4TH DEGREE REGALIA PKG*
Please click to contact Frank Rossi OR just call the KC hall at (630)969-3738

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LOOK at the "Activities" page to see important upcoming events such as:
- Council Activites
- 4th Degree Activities

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Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in 14,000 councils. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

Council Information
The Knights of Columbus St. John Council is located one half block north of the BN train tracks in Westmont at 25 N. Cass AVE. (630)969-3738. The incoming Grand Knight for 2014 is Sir Knight Al Repak. You can contact the Knights Hall by phone at 630-969-3738 or via the Contact Us button above on the left.

Council Meetings
Council Meetings are all held the KC Hall, 25 N. Cass AVE. in Westmont.
Council Member Meetings: 2nd Tues of each month, 7:30pm
Officers Meetings: 4th Weds of each month, 7:00p,

About Our Council
St. John Council was founded in 1953. It is named after St. John who was known to be the Apostle of Charity. The St. John Council works closely with the Holy Trinity (Westmont), and St. Mary of Gostyn (Downers Grove) Parishes providing funds for various projects with members being active participants in their parish. etc.

Our council holds and sponsors many fundraising events and activities throughout the year.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES include our annual picnic, breakfast with Santa, Memorial Day and Independence Day parades, and a Christmas party.

COUNCIL ACTIVITIES include Cruisin' Nights, Taste of Westmont, Sunday afternoon bingo, Fish Fry every Friday during Lent, and a Fall golf outing.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES include financial assistance to Holy Trinity (Westmont), St. Mary of Gostyn (Downers Grove), support of the R.E.A.C.H. program at Holy Trinity parish, and financial assistance to Newman Centers in Illinois.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES include support of youth baseball, youth football (scoreboard at WHS), and parish school athletics, Scholarships, and a youth free throw contest. Each year we also help sponsor SMG Spring Musical.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES include our annual Intellectual Disabilities Fund ('Tootsie Roll') Drive. and senior citizen luncheons.

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