South Akron Knights of Columbus

Council 3410

Steak Out and Kentucky Derby | Flags for Veterans | Religious Appreciation Night

Grand Knight’s Message

Happy Easter everyone, Christ is Risen.

Thanks to everyone that brought in shoes to be donated to the John Hilkert Ozanam Center, located at the Visitation of Mary Catholic Church. We collected 34 pairs. The shoes were dropped off on April 29 and they were pleasantly surprised with our turn in number.

Also, thanks to the parishes (Immaculate Conception, St. John, St. Paul, Visitation of Mary and Queen of Heaven) that welcomed us into their churches to sell the Super Cash Bonanza tickets before and after masses in April. A big thank you goes out to Brothers: Don White, Don Cline, Richard Falkenstein, Mike Herhold, Harry Vezzani and Carl Hopper for taking time to sell tickets. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year for local charities and the help is greatly appreciated. As of the time of this newsletter, we are 87 tickets shy of last year’s sales. If you have tickets to turn in or if you would like to buy some (more), please contact Don White this week.

On Saturday, May 6, we are having our first Steak Out/Kentucky Derby night at the hall. Sign-up sheets are in the lounge or you can contact Brother Dave DeShane. Feel free to wear your Kentucky Derby outfit and/or hat.

Clergy Appreciation Night is Thursday, June 1 at our hall. Invitations have been sent out to all the clergy of our five parishes that council #3410 represents and I am collecting RSVP’s. Priests, Deacons and Brothers from surrounding councils will be in attendance as well, that evening.

Our Catholic teaching of philanthropy asks us to give our time, treasure and talent. Many of you have been doing that for the council for a long time. I want to encourage others to find some way you can share your time and talent with us too. In the near future, watch for a survey of things you would like to see our council make a priority and how you would like to help.

I encourage everyone to come out on Wednesdays at the hall, starting at 6 p.m. Sign the books for a chance to win the weekly and monthly drawings. Enjoy a hotdog and other delicious potluck items, plus socialization.

Please keep reading, as more information and events are listed later in the newsletter. There’s a lot of stuff going on over the next month, so don’t miss out.

Be good everyone.
Steve Dort, Grand Knight

Steak Out and Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 6 – Doors open at 4 p.m. and the grills will be hot from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Choose from chicken ($10) or steak ($16) when you sign up. You will grill your own (help provided, if needed). Dinners include a baked potato, green beans, salad and a roll. Please bring a dessert to share. Make sure you sign up in the lounge or contact Dave DeShane by Thursday, May 4. Enjoy watching the horse race, wearing your Derby favorite hat, etc. savor a great dinner and the comradery of friends!

Theology on the Rocks

Theology on the Rocks will be on Monday, May 15 at The Tangier, 507 S. Cleveland Massillon Road in Fairlawn. The speaker is Fr. Anthony Simone. His topic Suffering AND Joy: Musings From “The Imitation off Christ.”

Grandparenting workshop

A Grandparenting workshop will be at St. Frances De Sales on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will include Mass and brunch. Guest speakers from the diocesan Parish Life Secretariat will talk about how grandparents have a vital role in passing on the faith to their grandchildren. Cost is $10 per person. Learn more on their website.

Flags for Veterans

On Saturday, May 27 at 8 a.m., join with others to place flags at the graves of veterans at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please meet at the main office. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brother Bill Canan. Family and friends are welcome to join.

Religious Appreciation Night

Come to the hall on Thursday, June 1 for religious appreciation night. This is a multi-council event. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Contact Steve Dort for tickets either in person or by phone. Tickets are $25 per person.

May Birthdays

Harold Cox
Mark Seiler
Richard Falkenstein
Robert Ondecker
William Crandall
John Foss
Joel Weinsheimer
David Reymann
Rev. Anthony Suso
Kent Biscan
Dave Dort
Charles Deger
Ryan Arto
Neil Eritano Jr.
Ryan Canan
Will Gayer
Rev. Ralph Thomas
Gerald Paridon
Fritz Hafler
Edward Kouri Jr.
Shawn Needham
Kevin O’Shea
Timothy Angel
Kenneth Christner
Charles Judy