**Novena for Life** … please take a couple of minutes from Sunday, October 10th, through Monday, October 18th, to include this Gospel of Life prayer as you pray daily. Thank you and God bless!
Celebrate the Gospel of Life O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.
The 2021 January to June Semiannual Council Audit report was completed by our Grand Knight and Council Trustees, and subsequently submitted to the Supreme Council. Below is a copy of the submitted report.
Please contact GK David Schlemmer, the council trustees, FS Ken Yunker or Treasurer Joe Wagner if you have any questions or comments on its content.
The Football Sweepstakes involves the last 10 weeks of games played by the NFL this season – games that will be played between late October through December/January. Donation is $20.00 per ticket.
At least $2,500 in prizes will be awarded each week or at least $25,000 over the contest period.
The 23 winners are determined by ticket holders with the four teams that score the most – or the least – number of points in that given week of games.
The scores from the previous week’s games are used for teams that are not scheduled to play on any given week. A winners’ list will be posted on www.fundcrazr.com and www.kofcohio.org – Password is going to your ticket number.
The Ohio State Council – Knights of Columbus has a state wide program that helps our council generate the funds for our charity efforts. The program is called, “SUPER CASH BONANZA CHARITY CAMPAIGN”, as we will be Shooting for A Million Dollars in Sales for Charity!
Locally, in the past years we raised:
Sara Dorn Wheelchair fund $600 $600 $123.46 $344.10
Honor Flight Columbus $300 $200 $250 $250
Kairos of Ohio Madison chapter $200 $200 $250 $250
Boy Scouts Troup 634 $100 $200 $250 $250
Resurrection Life $250 $250
$1200 $1200 $1123.46 $1344.10
Tickets will be available at the council meeting on March 4 for pickup. Remaining ticket envelops will be mailed on Friday, March 5, Enclosed are seven (7) “SUPER CASH BONANZA CHARITY” tickets and a return envelope. The tickets are $5.00 each (5 for $20, if sold to an individual or family or as a packet).
There are two phases to this Charity ticket campaign. We would like your help by either buying or selling the enclosed tickets. The first phase of the ticket campaign ends Thursday, April 15, 2021 (return date on envelop is April 8 which allows us to meet the April 15 deadline) and the final turn-in will end on Friday, May 8, 2021. Drawing will be Saturday, May 22, 2021. Our council quota is 4 tickets per member. The profit increases with each additional ticket sold and is heavily weighted towards the first turn-in so please try to return them prior to the first turn-in date, if possible.
Make checks out to: K of C Marysville Council 5534
Buy 5, sell more… this year we have included 2 extra tickets, if you need more tickets to sell, please call (or email) and I will make sure you get the additional tickets. If you need your sold tickets picked up, call (or email or text) or drop off to one of the ushers at the weekend Masses (most of the ushers are brother knights and they can pass on to me).
The 2020 July to December Semiannual Council Audit report was completed by our Grand Knight and Council Trustees, and subsequently submitted to the Supreme Council. Below is a copy of the submitted report.
Please contact GK Larry Geraghty, the council trustees, FS Ken Yunker or Treasurer Joe Wagner if you have any questions or comments on its content.
On January 27, 2021, the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (form 1728) was submitted for Marysville Council 5534. It summarizes the Charitable disbursements and Hours of service our council contributed in the calendar year 2020. The Charitable disbursements data was taken from our council budget, whereas the Hours of service is a summation of hours received on the dues payment sheets. Thanks to all who donated time of service and documented these hours in the survey sheet.
If you have any questions or comments on the content within the form, please contact FS Ken Yunker
According to the Supreme Council calendar and timeline for dues collections, dues notices can be sent 60 days before the start of the year, i.e. November 2. With the restrictions in place for Mass attendance, all dues notices were mailed (or handed out at the council meeting). Marysville Council 5534 members should expect to receive their notice the week of November 2. This year’s dues are $50 with an optional amount of $5 for our Measure UP campaign (80% of the Measure UP funds stay for Union County charitable organizations for the developmentally disabled). Honorary Life members (age 70+ and 25 years as a Knight–19 for our council) have dues waived and Honorary members (age 65+ and 25 years as a Knight–8 for our council) pay dues of $15.