Hearts and Hammers

For those of you helping with the construction project, Hearts and Hammers, the days are Saturday, 9/13 and Saturday, 9/20. On both of those days,we are going to meet at the KayCee Hall at 8 AM and then carpool to the site. For those of you who want to meet us at the worksite, the address is 1543 Garza Road in Dallas (map:https://goo.gl/maps/KzvvK). We will provide lunch.

Blood Drive – April 20

Our April 20th Blood Drive is for a great kid who needs our help in a Big way.

Brandon Landis is a student at Lake Highlands High School Freshman Center. Five years ago he was stricken with a degenerative muscle disorder. Although daily he struggles with this disease, he still contributes to his classes and his teammates cheerfully. This month he will have two brain surgeries in two weeks. These surgeries are very costly but hopefully will help Brandon regain some of his previous motor skills. Brandon and his family need your prayers and your gift of blood. Your donation will honor him and help his family through this crisis. The following link is for early sign up –

https://ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/41511

Please make an appointment to give on April 20th from 8:30 – 3:30 at the Knights of Columbus #799. 10110 Shoreview Road. Walk-ins are always welcome, but early signups help us to staff properly and make your donation time easier and quicker. If you can’t make your exact time that’s ok, we will get you through as quickly as possible. Call Tim King at 214-536-0288 with any questions.

Southwest Liturgical Conference – Drivers needed

The Southwest Liturgical Conference will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of the Study Week, January 24th-27th, 2012, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas, hosted by the Diocese of Dallas Liturgy Office.
Dallas was the first diocese to host the event in 1963, Liturgy: History and Reform and hosted again in 1984, and in 2005. In 2012, the Diocese of Dallas will once again have the honor and pleasure of hosting the monumental event.

Knights are needed as drivers to/from the airport and the hotel. Please volunteer no later than January 14, 2012 (to allow time to coordinate driver assignments). You can volunteer by emailing Marce Tebbe (mtebbe6020@att.net) or calling 972-742-5886(m). Attached is a letter with more information and a volunteer form.

Download the form for more information.

Kids Christmas Party

Kid’s Christmas Party
Join us for the annual Kids Christmas Party
Bring the kiddos for a chance to meet Santa before he makes his global trek to deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls.
SNACKS, PUNCH, BALLOON ANIMALS, GAMES, MUSICAL CHAIRS,
HOLIDAY TUNES
When: December 11, 2011
Where: Upstairs at the Great KC 799
Time: 3:30-5:30p
We need volunteers to help run the craft tables and games.
Please contact: Sean Hooper 214.603.2855 or Pat Hooper 214.205.3315

Download the Flyer: Christmas Party 2011

Demo/Grill Event for the Sisters of the Holy Family of the Nazereth

On Saturday November 19 we will be participating in an event to help out the Sisters of hte Holy Family of the Nazereth convent in Grand Prarie. The event will consist of one group at the convent clearing trees and hauling them back into the property. The second group will be preparing lunch at the council hall and will transit that over to the convent for lunch.
The outdoor work at the convent will start around 8:30 and run till noon. Please be sure to wear gloves, work boots, and bring any power tools that cut if you have them. If its anything like last year, this is extremely rewarding. Directions to the facility can be found here: http://binged.it/vXEjl1

The second group will be meeting mid morning at the council hall to prepare food for the group. Around noon the group will be bringing the food out to the kitchen at the convent for lunch, which will formally be the conclustion of the event. I would expect to head out around 1.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at ryan.r.collier@gmail.com or on my cell 214.226.4423.

Need Volunteers for Construction Crew project

The Construction Crew will be meeting at 8am on Saturday May 7 at the council hall for the upcoming fence repair/build project. Be sure to pack gloves and bring any tools/nails/etc. that might be helpful in taking down the old fence or constructing a new fence. Also, please bring any scrap lumber and/or sealant that might help finish off the project. The work will be from 8 (at the council hall) to noon. Older children are invited to attend. Thank you.

Special Olympics – Texas Summer Games

SPECIAL OLYMPICS STATE SUMMER GAMES 2011
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, TEXAS
PARK IN PARKING LOT #26
EXIT AT FIELDER ROAD SOUTH FROM IH/20/30 AND GO SOUTH TO WEST MITCHELL ST.,
TURN LEFT AND PROCEED UNTIL LARGE PARKING LOT ON LEFT, PARKING LOT #26

FRIDAY – MAY 27TH FROM 8AM TO 5PM (Prelims w/Awards Presented Sporadically)
SATURDAY – MAY 28TH FROM 8AM TO 5PM
SUNDAY – MAY 29TH FROM 8AM TO 1PM

Knights and their spouses, children and friends will assist Mr. Dwayne Lovell in awarding the medals and ribbons to each of the athletes. There will be one award tent on all three days that will require at least 8 volunteers at all times. Assisting the athletes of the Special Olympics throughout the State of Texas is entertaining and worthwhile as well as a very rewarding experience. Special Olympics Summer Games Volunteer Request Form

Brother Knights, bring along your spouses, children and friends, sunglasses, caps and sunscreen lotion, as this will be an outdoor event. This can serve as one of your State Council Service Program Awards necessary for the council to be awarded the prestigious Star Council Award by the Supreme Council. The women are invited to help with the handling of the medals and ribbons and the children are invited to cheer for the athletes when they receive their awards.

COME ONE, COME ALL, THE MORE THE MERRIER.

Friday, May 27th
Shift #1 8AM to 1PM
Shift #2 1PM to 5PM
Saturday, May 28th
Shift #1 8AM to 1PM
Shift #2 1PM to 5PM
Sunday, May 29th
Shift #1 8AM to 1PM

Feel free to work one shift or as many shifts as you are able to work into your busy schedule. Any time that you can spend assisting the athletes of the Special Olympics Texas is greatly appreciated.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SAFE ENVIRONMENT GUIDELINES:
We have been informed by the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Chair that all members of the Knights of Columbus and their family members are encouraged to assist with the upcoming Special Olympics events. All volunteers that do assist should be Safe Environment cleared; otherwise, they will be paired with a volunteer that has been cleared. Non-Catholic volunteers are welcome to assist with the presentation of awards and will be paired with a volunteer that has been safe environment cleared.

Please respond to Jim Massey, Diocesan Coordinator for Special Olympics, at jfm00523@sbcglobal.net or 972-235-6158 as soon as possible.
Special Olympics Summer Games Volunteer Request Form

St. Vincent de Paul needs our help with Coat Drive

St. Vincent de Paul is hosting their annual coat drive and will be placing boxes in the office at the council hall. We have been asked to donate new or used coats of all sizes for both men, women, and children. This year there are 250 needy families. The coats will be collected once a week through January 5. For more information, please contact Ryan Collier at ryan.r.collier@gmail.com. Thank you.

Service Project
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Brothers, the great 799 needs you!!!

When: Saturday, 13 November, 9AM – 3PM

What:

In response to the request of many brother Knights, brother Ryan Collier has initiated our first-ever Service Project. The sisters at the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth are in dire need of our services. Though the work is not very difficult, it is grand in scale as their property encompasses an acreage located in Grand Prairie (directions below). Work will consist of cutting down tree branches and dead trees, hauling them to an on-site location, painting wooded benches and a metal railing, cleaning many windows (inside & out) and clearing hornet nests.

We’re calling on all brother knights. Also invited are the sons of any brother knights – older than 12 (who are responsible and hard workers).

We’re looking to recruit 40+ brothers. This would allow us 6-8 groups of 5 men to tackle projects simultaneously.

Be sure to wear work clothes (gloves, boots, goggles for chainsaw workers).

RSVP ASAP:

Ryan Collier – ryan.r.collier@gmail.com

Questions: call Ryan (214) 226-4423 or Benji (469) 831-5788

Tools:

Pick-up trucks (to haul tree branches), Drop cloths, paint rollers/brushes/pans, chain saws (on a pole would be ideal), goggles, work gloves

Where:

1814 Egyptian Way, Grand Prairie, 75050

(Beware of speed traps along 30 nearing NW Hwy exits!)

Mapquest Link – http://mapq.st/h/6-9vtYBYqN

(Note: on some maps, HW 161 still reads 19th St.)

Via Dallas – Upon exiting 30 onto 161 North, take your first Right onto Egyptian way @ Shamrock gas station (this’ll be on you before you know it), take an immediate Left into convent.

Optional:

8AM Mass @ their Church w/the sisters (location will be obvious once you’re there).