South Akron Knights of Columbus

Council 3410

Grand Knight’s Message

Hello everyone,

On October 23, we held our exemplification ceremony, and our council now has 12 new 3rd Degree members. Please introduce yourself to our new members when you see them:

John Burkley
Donald Cline
Mark Marcum
Rodney White
Christopher Banar
Bryan Needham

Nathan Dort
Frank Noffinger
Philip Schuchter
Dave Dort
Matthew DeShane
Tyler Needham

I would like to encourage all our new brothers (as well as those who have been around a while) to attend our monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at the hall. We start at 7 p.m. with the rosary and then go directly into our meeting. If you have not been there in a while, consider this your invitation to come and join us.

The new AED is purchased and at the hall. I hope we never have to use it, but it is nice knowing we now have this available if an emergency does arise. Remember the first step is to always call 9-1-1!

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, we will have our Potluck in the hall for our K of C version of Thanksgiving. Let’s make some delicious fall items to share with everyone. Instead of cooking a full meal at home the night before Thanksgiving, just make one dish to share and come join us.

Every Wednesday the hall is open for a Potluck meal and book drawing. Weekly drawings are $1 to sign the book and monthly is $5. Bring a side dish and join us on Wednesdays. Doors open at 6 p.m., eat at 7 p.m. If you cannot make Wednesday, the lounge is also open Mondays and Fridays starting at 6 p.m. All drawings are now active. Stop in, sign the books, and join us for a drink.

I am looking into having a Euchre Tournament and Chili Cook-off Fundraiser in January 2023. Exact date to be determined, but start talking to your family and friends to see who may be interested in playing and/or cooking. Sign-ups will be available once we pick a date.

Keep reading below to learn about upcoming meetings, events, and service projects.
The next time you’re at the hall check out the TV in the back corner. We have a running list of dates and events on the screen to remind everyone of what is going on.

Be good everybody,
Steve Dort, Grand Knight

Charity campaign – Football Crazr

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Football Crazr fundraiser. This is my last update on them for this fall. Our council sold 162 tickets. That is 65 more tickets that the year before. Great job!

Reverse Raffle, Nov. 19

The South Akron KoC is hosting a reverse raffle on Saturday, Nov. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Buffet is at 7 p.m., and the drawing begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person with a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000. Contact Shawn Needham or call the hall office at 330-773-3410.

Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass, Dec. 11

Everyone is invited to attend the South Akron Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass being held this year on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Parish. We will announce more details as we get closer.

Fraternal Benefit Night, Tuesday Nov. 29 @ 8 p.m.

Come out and join brother Owen Shaffer our K of C insurance field agent for a benefit night watch party at the hall. The speaker will be Tom Hegna “The Retirement Income Expert” via a webinar. Door will be open 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions or to RSVP please contact Owen at

Council #3410 Holiday Service Projects

Knights of Columbus are known for their acts of service. This holiday season, K of C council #3410 are in the middle of a few acts of service. The canned food drive will end on Nov. 16. All donations will be taken to the John Denholm Food Pantry St. Vincent De Paul.

We also have a Coats for Kids donation box until Dec. 21. If you can donate a new or slightly used coat for a child, we will make sure all the donated items are disbursed to a proper Coats for Kids distribution center.

Finally, as you are cleaning out your closets, we have a box for Father Smith’s Adult Clothing collection. Thank you to all who have donated already. We are looking for a volunteer to drop off the clothing and to take a few pictures while doing so.

2023 Fish Fry

We have started to discuss Lent’s Friday Fish Fry. During Covid, we went to a take-out format but we are hoping to get back to our regular format. Lent begins Wednesday, Feb. 22, and ends Saturday, April 8, 2023. More information will be coming out in the near future but for now we want to encourage everyone to consider volunteering.

Diocese of Cleveland Activities

THEOLOGY of the ROCKS sponsored by St. Sebastian Parish on Monday, Nov. 21.
Topic: Listening to music as a priest, by Father David Stavarz of St. Gabriel, Concord Twp Place: El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, Main dining Room, 1666 West Exchange St. Akron $5 admission, free chips/salsa. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Sick or distressed list

Please call the council and let us know of any members that are sick. We will read the list at the next meeting and keep them in our prayers.

Calendar of Events

November 16 – Last day for canned food drive
November 19 – Reverse Raffle at the hall November 23 – K of C Thanksgiving Potluck November 29 – Fraternal Benefit Presentation
November 30 – Monthly drawing & Potluck
December 6 – Rosary 7 p.m.
December 6 – K of C meeting 7:30 p.m. December 11 – Memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception.
December 21 – Last day for Coats for Kids collection
December 21 – Christmas Potluck December 28 Monthly drawing & Potluck