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Breakfast with Santa!
December 10

Knight of the Month

This months Night of the Month award goes to Lottery Program Service Director Rick(Cisco) Gruszcynski. The award was presented by Grand Knight Tony Bloom at the November Meeting.
Thanks Rick!

Family of the Month

The November Family of the Month award goes to John and Diane Fritsch. Diane is the President of our very active Ladies Auxiliary. The Auxiliary does so much to support the community and council 1709. Most recently they held the the Craft/Vendor fair on November 12. John works behind the scenes and takes care of the grounds at the club house.
Thank you Diane and John for all you do!


Council 1709
Awarded Star Council

District Deputy Les Kostera presented Council 1709 past Frand Knight Mike Kaplanek with the prestigious Star Council Award. The Award, which was presented at the October meeting recognizes the outstanding achievement in membership, insurance, Programing and overall operations. Earing a Star Award is the marker of a high performing Knights of Columbus Unit. Deptuty Director Kostera noted the coucils communit services as a major reason for selecting this coucil as a recipent of the Award. 

 Knights at Work

Annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair and Bake Sale Kicks off Holiday Season

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Kicking off the Holiday season, the Lady’s Auxilary held the annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair and Bake sale on November 12th featuring a wide assortment of holiday crafts and treats. The well attended event raises funds for the Auxiliary’s work throughout the year. Thank you to the many volunteers who help make this event possible.

2nd Annual Vegas Night for Honor Flights.
A Fun Filled Fundraiser

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Council 1709 Vegas Night for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights proved to be a “winning bet” once again this year!  The event held on November 12th raised funds to thank our nations veterans for their service by sending them on an all expense paid trip to Washington DC to tour the monuments.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this event a success. 

Nine Pin Bowling Tournament
Nets $8,000 for National MS Society

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make our first annual event a huge success. We donated over $8,000 to the National MS Society.

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