2012 -2013 State Deputy
Michael L. Wills
Available Now: The 110th Annual Convention of the Tennessee State Council
Not everyone was able to attend the 2013 Tennessee State Council Convention that was held on April 26th thru 28th in Franklin Tennessee. For those of you who missed it we present you highlights of just some of what happened at the convention.
Council 10641 Collect Aluminum Can Pull-Tabs For Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser
Pictured Left to Right: Leonard Lind, Tony Daley (Deputy Grand Knight), Frank Stephens (Grand Knight), Heather Nordtvedt (RMH Development Coordinator), Jim Daily (Financial Secretary), David Calvet, and Bryan Wellbrock. Also present but not pictured were spouses Tracey Daley and Nancy Lind.
St. Alphonsus’ Knights of Columbus Council 10641 from Covington, Tennessee recently visited the Memphis area Ronald McDonald House at 535 Alabama Avenue. One of RMH’s ongoing fundraisers is collecting and recycling aluminum can pull-tabs. Approximately 45 lbs. of pull-tabs were presented to the house by Council 10641. Tab recycling contributes approximately $30, 000 per year to support house services.
One of the guiding principles of the Knights of Columbus is charity; services offered by RMH are invaluable and provided at no cost to families in need. The facilities and services were so impressive that an additional donation of $500 was presented to Ms. Nordtvedt who graciously hosted the tour of the house.
RMH provides numerous opportunities for volunteering and the Knights are looking forward to finding new ways to provide support in the future. Much of the operating expenses incurred by RMH are offset by volunteers and funded by private donations. Any organization interested in obtaining additional information may contact the volunteer coordinator at (901) 313-7479.
Our New Pontiff
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected pope. He will now be known as Pope Francis. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is 76 and becomes the first pope from the Americas.
Cardinal Bergoglio chose the name Francis, drawing connections to the humble 13th-century saint who saw his calling as trying to rebuild the church in a time of turmoil.
|April/May 2013 Council Newsletters are here. Check them out||04/30/13|
|Soon to be IPSD Mike Wills has published his Final State Newsletter||04/30/13|
|Now posting photos from the 110th Annual Tennessee State Convention||05/05/13|