Council Announcements

THANK YOU brother knights. Your time, energy and assistance is much appreciated. One Knight can make a difference but together we can do so much more. Many hands make for light work and enjoyment by all. We would like to thank all of our brother knights who stepped up to help with the all of the events this past weekend and over the past few weeks.  We asked for assistance and you answered the call

 

Thank you to PGK John Maher for leading our memorial mass on Friday night for our depart brothers and the reception that followed. It was nice time to honor, pay respects and pray for our departed brothers. 

 

Thank you to SK Paul Zerkow and all of the brother knights who came to help with our shredding event. Weather was all over the place. A little rain, a chilly wind and some sunshine. Traffic was lighter than past events but we appreciate all who came to help support this effort with their time and energy. We have the next one scheduled on May 7th. 


Thank you to SK Phil Kennedy who led the 4th degree color corps training and recertification on Saturday. Attendance was light but we appreciate your leadership and time to help us. 

 

Thank you to Les Krogh who continues to help lead the first Friday All Knight Adoration in the chapel. Please sign up using the parish app. Our pastor has requested that Council 8183 members who participate in First Friday Adoration consider making a commitment to a specific recurring time slot. The hope is that the same volunteers are present for each of the shifts every 1st Friday.  However, if an individual cannot make it for a particular 1st Friday, they can request a sub through the MSP system.  

 

Thank you to Joe Pevarnik and all of the brother knights who have helped sell our Keep Christ in Christmas cards, magnets and other items. We appreciate each one of you for helping with this every weekend. 

 

Thank you to Paul Zerkow who sold wreaths after every mass. Please encourage family members, friends, relatives and neighbors to purchase a wreath or other item. Ordering can be done online. Or contact Paul for a color catalog and order form. 

 

Thank you to SK David Illig for organizing and leading our living rosary on Sunday October 31 outside of Seton Hall. We had six brother knights and about 35 other family and friends join us for this event.

 

Thank you to Paul Zerkow, Kevin Tamai, Tom Shank and all of the volunteers who continue to help with handy man items at St Margaret's of Cortona Transitional Shelter. This past week Paul, Jim Grzella, Stephanie, Miiki and others painted a prepared an apartment for a new family coming in. 

 

Our Council will host a number of events in the next few weeks. We humbly ask your assistance with them. Please volunteer your time whenever you are available. 

 

Next Saturday, November 20 we will host a blood drive. i am pleased to announce that we have all 90 of our appointment slots filled. Thank you to all who have volunteers to be donors. We will try to accept additional walk-in donors if we have any no shows or deferrals. Thank you to SK Tom Stanton and DGK Kevin Tamai for leading this event. We will co host another one in January at St Matthews Lutheran Church. 

 

On Sunday November 21 at 3pm Father asked for our assistance in the Christ the King procession, eucharist adoration and pot luck dinner. Knights are needed to help organize the congregation, keep order, recite the rosary as we process, serve as honor guards, and to help where ever Father needs us. Please plan to attend if possible. 

 

Our next pancake breakfast is on Sunday December 5th.  we are always looking for knights to join our set up team, our cook crew, our serving team and our clean up crew. It is great morning of brotherhood and fellowship. Father was very happy with all of our efforts at the last breakfast. We will host four more of these breakfasts. 

 

We have the Children's Christmas party coming up on December 19th. We do not have a lead nor a team for this yet.  Santa will be there! We will have crafts for the kids, some light refreshments and a present from santa. It is a short and simple event to run and do. We have things to get prepared for this event. 

 

Please think of other catholic gentlemen that can join our Council. We are always in need of new members. 

Thank you for being a member of the Knights 

 

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Bills are being sent electronically and by regular mail during the first week of December 2021.  Please click on:

 http://uknight.org/CouncilSite/CouncilNews.asp?CNO=8183#6663 to go to the "News and Announcements" section of this website to remit dues via PayPal.  Please note that a PayPal account is not needed.

 

Special Olympics Virginia Polar Plunge

Please help us to help people with intellectual disabilities
 
As the temperatures dip and winter is near, I am sure that you are thinking about the annual Polar Plunge.  Please prayerfully consider assisting us to meet our council's goal in support of the VA Special Olympics Polar Plunge, by accessing the link, below, and donating whatever you can.
 

 Check out Knights of Columbus 8183's team fundraising page for Special Olympics Virginia (specialolympicsva.org)

 

Donations can be made by credit card by clicking on the "DONATE" button on the left-hand side of our page.

 

You can also donate by check [but credit card is the preferred method.]

If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to "Special Olympics Virginia" and write Council 8183 Polar Plunge in the memo line.  Mail the check to Special Olympics at:

Special Olympics Virginia
Attention: Polar Plunge
3212 Skipwith Road
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23294

 

The main plunge is February 5, 2022 in Virginia Beach.  If you would like to participate in person, please contact the Grand Knight or his Deputy.

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About Our Council

Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM

Council Business Meeting Schedule

3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM

Meetings Location

12805 Valleywood Dr
Lake Ridge, VA 22192 US

Council Officers

Current Newsletter

Family of the Year

Paul Zerkow Family

PGK Paul Zerkow and family were recognized for their many acts of volunteerism, and dedication to the Council, as well as their support of St. Margaret of Cortona Transitional Housing, which included landscaping, painting, trash removal, the moving of fur...
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Knight of the Year

Kevin Tamai

Kevin Tamai was thanked for his seemingly inexhaustible ability to fully participate in almost every single event, including all three hoagie sales (including delivery service), household essentials drive, shredding events, homeless shelter meals, Euchari...
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