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Columbia Hall is available for RENTAL for Family Events

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COLUMBIA  HALL  IS  AVAILABLE  

TO  RENT  FOR:

Wedding Receptions, Family Reunions,

Birthday Parties, Community Events,

Bereavement Meals, etc.

CALL 270-443-3480 and

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Send email to:  KC1055PAD@comcast.net

 

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A 'DJ' FOR YOUR EVENT?

Contact  TOTAL A/V SERVICES

PROVIDES COMPLETE AUDIO and/or VIDEO SYSTEMS 
IN SUPPORT OF YOUR EVENT, SOCIAL FUNCTION, etc. 

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OR CALL: 270-366-0386

 

 

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District #2 Knights of Columbus joins forces with Hope Unlimited to fund PRO-LIFE BILLBOARDS in response to NEGATIVE MESSAGING on local billboards.

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The four Councils in Kentucky District #2 of the Knights of Columbus

are joining Hope Unlimited in Paducah to fund POSITIVE MESSAGE

BILLBOARDS  in response to  the negative billboards that are 

on display in Paducah area.

 

A total of $6000 is needed to display the POSITIVE MESSAGE on 

electronic billboards for eight weeks at three locations in Paducah. 

The four Councils have donated over 50% of the goal, and

private donations another 15% so far.  The State KofC Council of Kentucky Charities Board is expected to contribute over 15%, leaving 20% to be solicited.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS WORTHY CAUSE, 

 

please CLICK HERE to go to the Hope Unlimited DONATION WEBPAGE and

 

1.   SELECT  "OTHER" in the dropdown box under "FUND"

2.   SELECT  THE AMOUNT TO DONATE

3.   ENTER "PRO-LIFE BILLBOARD"  in the COMMENT BOX

4.   CLICK ON THE "SUBMIT"  BUTTON

5.   PROCEED TO COMPLETE THE ENTRIES FOR REQUESTED INFORMATION.

6.   CLICK ON THE "SUBMIT"  BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WEBPAGE.

 

THANK  YOU!!

 

 

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT at SFDS - PADUCAH

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A cooling breeze and clearing skies provided the ideal setting
for an evening of watching a family friendly movie in a church
parking lot. The movie was "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," the
parking lot was in downtown Paducah at St. Francis de Sales
Catholic Church. Over fifty members of St. Francis turned out
for this inaugural social event after the lifting of restrictions
due to coronavirus.

 

Knights of Columbus Council #1055 was requested to provide
support for cooking hamburgers & hot dogs, setup of
serving tables, and traffic control for parking in a nearby
public parking lot. Everyone enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs,
chips, popcorn, cold drinks and even popsicles. Everyone
seemed to be having a very enjoyable time.

 

One new member was recruited, one gentleman provided his
email address for further information and expressed strong
interest in joining the Knights of Columbus, and another
gentleman wanted to learn more before deciding.

 

ALL in ALL,  a VERY GOOD EVENING !!

 

Council #1055 Provides PPE Gowns to First Responders

 

Knights of Columbus Council #1055 Provides PPE Gowns to First Responders

 

Brother Knight and local artisan Jim Keeney wanted to respond to the appeal from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to address the shortage of PPE in our area of the state and brainstormed with his wife, Kathy, and their friend Alan Tucker. At first they developed a quick and low cost method for making face shields, but quickly determined that this need was already addressed by others. They then determined that PPE gowns could made from Tyvek® building material, not for use by hospital personnel, but after discussion with local law officer and member of Council #1055, determined that first responder personnel could use heavy duty gowns to replace the single-use hospital grade gowns provided. Jim met with a local building materials merchant, who wholeheartedly endorsed the project and agreed to provide the heavy duty Tyvek® at one-half of his wholesale cost. Jim purchased the materials needed for the first batch of 50 PPE gowns, from his own pocket. Jim and Alan proceeded to assemble and produce the first batch of fifty heavy duty PPE gowns from these materials, using space available at the Council Hall, which could not be used for rentals or other gatherings. Further discussion with first responders determined that other groups such as fire fighters, both City Police and Sheriff Dept, and EMT’s could use these heavy duty & re-usable PPE gowns. Knights of Columbus Council #1055 was then asked to fund materials needed for additional PPE gowns. Motion was made and passed using email per guidance from New Haven for continued Council operations during this period of guidance for health protection of general population from coronavirus pandemic. At present, the first batch of 50 PPE gowns have been delivered to the Paducah City Police Dept., and the second and third batches are ready for delivery to the McCracken County Sheriff Dept. and Paducah Fire Dept. while the fourth batch (of fifty PPE gowns) is ready for the assembly stage.  That is a total of 200 Heavy Duty PPE gowns provided by Holy Rosary Council #1055 in Paducah, KY to local law enforcement and first responders.

 

 

TREES FEED THE NEED - FOOD for FAMILIES PROGRAM – HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

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For as long as Past GK Bill Moore can remember, Council #1055 in Paducah has assembled food baskets in December each year to try and make sure that no family in Paducah is without food during the Christmas holidays.  After a little research, it was determined that sixteen food baskets were assembled in December 1964, the first year for this project for Council #1055. 

 

Twenty-one years ago, the local Optimist Club decided to phase out of their Christmas tree sales project.  Two of the members, Cliff Heavrin and Rob Ford, happened to also be members of KofC Council #1055, and asked the Council Officers if they thought that our council could assume this fundraiser in December of 1998.  The answer was yes, and both of these programs have been continued successfully each year since.

 

As both programs developed, there were some changes.  As expected, the number of baskets assembled each year grew from 16 to a maximum of 103 in 2011, with other years in the nineties and the 00’s ranging between 80 and 100 baskets assembled. Prior years are recorded in the range of 60 to 80 baskets assembled.  In recent years, other agencies, such as Paducah Cooperative Ministries, the Salvation Army, and Family Service Society have started to provide food in December as well.  During the 90’s, younger members of the families of member Knights, and their friends from school, as well as the Sisters of Service (companion organization for Daughter’s of Isabella), and Boy Scouts, joined us each year in assembling the baskets of food from the pallets of cases and cartons of bulk quantities of the various canned goods and boxed items form the grocers and other suppliers.  As the school systems have added requirements for service hours for community projects, this project helps to meet that need, in addition to the many benefits of working together to help feed those in need during the season of Advent.  In recent years, we have added a small selection of toys for ages 3 to 7 to supplement the joy of the season.

 

The selling of Christmas trees in December continued for ten years at Carson Park in mid-town Paducah, where the previous organization sold them.  However, as prior agreements expired in 2009, it was necessary to move the operation to the newly established Farmer’s Market near the floodwall, just off downtown Paducah, about the time of the revival of shopping downtown.  Thus was born the need for the MTSU, the Mobile Tree Selling Unit!  This shelter has taken several forms, most recently, a more than “gently used” camping trailer, which is the base of keeping warm and story telling in the slack time between customers.  In prior years, the previous “gently used” camper required repairs to the roof to stop leaks that dampened the joyful spirits of the season.  Gross receipts less expenses for the sales of these Christmas trees, generate funds necessary to purchase the food items which are distributed in food baskets to those who would otherwise do without during the Christmas season.

KofC HURRICANE STORIES

Knights to the Rescue

 

Local Knights are working to provide food, shelter and other immediate relief, as well as helping with clean up and recovery to Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims.

 

Since the onset of these hurricanes, local Knights have been at the forefront or bringing assistance to victims of the disaster, especially those displaced by destructive winds and flooding.  Some of the extraordinary work councils there have been doing include:

 

http://www.tkofc.org/news/v/hurricane-harvey-update

 

http://www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/charities/disaster-relief-flyer-3.pdf

 

 

Knights Raise Nearly $2 Million for Relief efforts

 

The Knights of Columbus has raised more than $1.9 million for victims of the recent hurricanes and natural disasters. The organization has taken a leadership role in assisting those affected by these storms, including the immediate distribution of more than $360,000 for food, water and other necessities.

A member of Council 10872 in Spring, Texas, found himself in the middle of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.  Roy Rivers Jr., a member of Council 10872 in Spring, Texas, found himself in the middle of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Throughout that time he regularly volunteered to help those in need.  Below is a series of Tweets from him (including his abbreviations) during and immediately after the storm:

 

August 27

Bummed out. Today was our turn to cook breakfast at the homeless shelter in downtown Houston. 24 hours heavy rain, freeways are closed.

 

August 29

Day 4 of heavy rain. People are dying and desperate. Everyone is tired, stressed. Neighbors have lost everything homes cars pets, food.  Since my house didn't flood and I got power back. I spent the day @ the local high school turned shelter helping others who lost everything.  I spent most the day blowing up mattresses and when I gave the 4 girls a mattress to sleep on & got them off the floor they were very happy

 

August 30

Good Morning. Stopped raining but still flooded can't really go anywhere. Don't care I'm alive and dry. Thanks for all the kind words.  Day 2 @ the shelter. Brought my daughter this time. Moving day for everyone.

 

August 31

Helping my bud Freddy get his home back together. His mother was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter on Monday. His family is very grateful

 

Sept. 6th

Good morning. Today we will be cooking red beans, rice for 100 to 300 volunteers helping with clean up @ St. Ingnatius church in Spring Tx.

 

http://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/hurricane-relief-make-a-difference.html

 

 

 

 

2,000 MEN JOIN KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS - ONLINE IN ONE EVENING

 

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about

2,000 MEN JOIN KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS

and

7,000 elevate to 3rd Degree on April 16th

 

By Tyler Lomnitzer
4/17/2020
 

More than 2,000 men joined the Knights of Columbus during the first ever online Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity held on April 16. The exemplification was hosted digitally by the Supreme Council as a unique opportunity for men to join the Order in a time of social distancing and minimizing mass gatherings.   CLICK HERE for FULL ARTICLE

Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Program Assists Pregnant Women in Paducah Area

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Local Councils Provide Funds to Hope Unlimited for New Medical Technology: Three Councils in Paducah Kentucky joined together to facilitate donation of the 376th ultrasound machine of the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative program, to the non-profit pregnancy center, Hope Unlimited in Paducah, Kentucky. On September 24th, Bishop Medley of the Owensboro Diocese blessed the new machine along with representatives from Hope Unlimited and the donor Councils. Councils participating in local fundraising, which was matched by the Supreme Council, are: Holy Rosary Council #1055, Divine Mercy Council #11591 and Monsignor Anthony G. Higdon Council #10962. Link to Hope Unlimited Article: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.574725975917910.1073741854.252800848110426&type=1

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Kentucky Knights of Columbus
Kentucky Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

 

The K of C, Kentucky Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities is a non-profit corporation in the
state of Kentucky and is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Association is administered under the
rules, laws and guidelines of the State of Kentucky, IRS and Supreme Council.

 

The purpose of this association is to

1. Promote fraternal, charitable and educational pursuits for the mentally disabled
2. Render mutual aid and assistance to the mentally disabled
3. Support and cooperate with all fraternal, charitable and civic enterprises aiding the mentally disabled.

 

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