St John Neumann Council #10836 Information Overview
Council 10836, St. John Neumann, Austin TX 78746 was officially organized in 1984 under the guidance of William Greve, our first Grand Knight along with the original Charter Members. Thirty-six years later, our membership exceeds two hundred men and their families. Many of our original members continue to serve this community.
Generally, we meet once every month where we establish annual financial and service goals for specific charitable causes, organize committees and monitor “Asks” and “Actions”. We generate funds by family volunteer service hours and parish involvement and spend those funds every fiscal year according to not for profit organizations. Our Organization provides the organization structure and mission to support all St. John Neumann Catholic Priests, Staff and Community programs. It is important to understand we are NOT a foundation – We are a Catholic Fraternal Service Organization!
If you ask each ministry in Texas, you will find a knight and/or his wife and often his children participating or leading these ministries. This is probably the most important aspect of Active Participation in the Knights of Columbus- namely synergy in our Faith, our Families, our Community and our Life! Planning the Service and Making it a Reality and together Building God’s Kingdom here at St. John Neumann one day at a time – one family at a time – one new member at a time and yes one member passing at a time. This is our Legacy.
Our Major Charity Fundraisers are: Overall Annual Minimum Goal: $80,000 per Year
Charity Golf Tournament - Lenten Fish Fry – Cooked Food Sales - Fall Pumpkins – Holiday Pecan Sales
Our Major Supported Charities with Annual Committee Goals: Overall: $80,000 per Year
St. Vincent DePaul Society – $20,000
Local Youth Education Scholarships & Grants - $20,000
SJN Parish – New Parishioner Dinners, Youth Activities, Social Outreach, Retreat Dinners- $10,000
Local & State Level Disaster Relief – Hurricane Harvey, Bastrop Fires, Wimberly Floods $10,000
Pro Life Causes - $5,000
Diocesan Catholic Vocations (Personal, Seminarian Support) - $4,000
Our Major Volunteer Service Hours: Council Minimum Goal:4800 Hours (24 Hours/Member/Year)
Fundraiser Planning and Fundraiser Event Support – Blood Drive Events – Business Planning Meetings –
Visits to the Sick – St Vincent de Paul – K of C District / Austin Chapter / State of Texas Meetings – Rosary
and prayers for our Deceased Members and Special Intentions - Faith Based Education Support – Ushers
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers -Sacristans - Austin State Supported Center - Habitat for Humanity –
Bothers in Christ – Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men - Parish Picnics – Easter Egg Hunt – Scouts and Youth
Mentors – Veterans Events and Parades – Walk for Life – Abortion Clinic Prayer Services – Texas Alliance for Life March & Rally – Lenten - Fish Dinners – Food Cooking – Fraternal Social and Family Events.,,,,,,,,,07/09/2020.