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Knight of the Month

Congratulations go to John Nelson who was awarded the Night of the Month award for March.
Thank you John for all you do!

Family of the Month

The Family of the month award goes to Kelly and Jim Hellmich.

Jim, a past Grand Knight, now serves as 1st Year Trustee. While Kelly is active in the Ladies Auxiliary. Team Hellmich is often seen helping at various fundraisers and Knights events.

Thank you Jim and Kelly for supporting the work of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1709 South Milwaukee, WI

Longevity Awards

Rick Cruszcynski (aka Cisco) received a longevity award from Grand Knight Tony Bloom at the March meeting. Cisco has been a Knight for 35 years and is currently the Lottery Program Director. 

Matt Lemons received a logevity award after 36 years of service and membership in the Knights of Columbus.  



Each year at the Annual Christmas Dinner the South Milwaukee Knights of Columbus present members of the Knights and the Lady’s Auxiliary with awards to recognize there service and dedication to the mission of the Knights of Columbus. Thank you all for all that you do!

Family of the Year
Greg and Lori Schmidt

Knight of the Year

Bob Baumann

Lady of the Year
Diane Fritsch

 Knights at Work
and Play

Annual Council Picnic
July 14th, 2024
Milton Vretenar Park
This year’s picnic will be catered.
Check Back Soon For More Information

Free Throw Contest 2024  

Congratulations to the Council 1709 and District winners who competed at the 2024 Milwaukee Archdiocesan Free Throw Championship.
Sawyer Shreve (age 10) and Lucas Lubbers (age 11) are moving on to the State Free Throw Contest on April 13 at Assumption High School in Wisconsin Rapids.
Diocesean Winners

Sawyer Shreve and Lucas Lubber
will move on to the State Competition


Lucas Lubber (11) and William Torgerson (12) , pictured here along with their parents and Free Throw contest along with Community Director Dennis Erwin ,received their awards at the March meeting

Lucas Lubers

Grand Knight Tony Bloom presents the Council 1709 Award to Lucas Lubber

William Torgerson

Grand Knight Tony Bloom presents the Council 1709 Free Throw Contest Award to William Torgerson.

Lukas and Les

District Deputy Les Kostera presented Lucas Lubber with the District
Free Throw Contest Award.

William and Les

District Deputy Les Kostera presented William Torgerson with the District
Free Throw Contest Award.

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MS Bowling Fundraiser Raises over $8300 for MS Research

A special thank you to Jim Marsh and Dan Castle for spearheading this special event and to all the knights and their families who volunteered and participated in this worthy event. Which raised over $8300.00 to support research into Multiple sclerosis. Event coordiantor Jim Marsh said that he is setting a goal to raise over $10,000 at next year’s event which is scheduled for March 22, 2025


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