Of course we cannot forget our monthly meetings. Normally the first Wednesday of each month we hold a monthly meeting starting with social hour, followed by dinner, sometimes entertainment & a speaker. We hold Saturday pancake breakfasts for those who cannot attend an evening dinner meeting. Why have a boring, mundane meeting without having some fun first. Because isn’t that what life is all about? During the pandemic we have suspended the social hour and dinner but still meet in the patio area outside Glynn Hall. The brotherhood shared among members of 9195 is even more appreciated in these difficult times.
While scaled back a bit, our calendar is still full to the top of things you can get involved in. You will never be pressured into anything. That is not our way.
When things go back to normal, we’ll have meetings dedicated to specific themes as we’ve done in prior years. Cinco de Mayo, St Patty’s Day, June car show & pancake breakfast, 4th of July, Patriot Day, Oktoberfest, Veterans Day and of course the celebration of the birth of our Lord. Yes we also have our serious side, but who is to say we can’t have fun doing it.
Council Meeting Podcasts:
Immediately following each monthly Council meeting, or a short time thereafter, Council leadership records and then emails out a podcast that summarizes what happened in the meeting for those Brothers not able to attend. We try to have a guest each month and discuss activities or topics coming up in the near future. We have a great time recording the pods and make them available through our monthly newsletter “Knights Enlightenment” as well. To listen to the latest podcast and link to previous months’ podcasts click here
In non-pandemic times, the programs we are involved in you may recognize and some may surprise you. We are on the front line at our annual church fiesta, working in all aspects of the event. In almost every booth or event you will find a Knight working. From set-up to tear down we are there.
Each year we celebrate Orange County’s Clergy with a special dinner. Just before lent we hold a Mardi Gras sit down dinner & dance for the parish. For the Lenten Season on Fridays we will be offing an old-fashioned Church wide Fish Fry. In April we work diligently at a Day of Sharing/festival for the mentally challenged children of Orange County, in conjunction with that we also hold a dinner dance for them a few weeks later. Everything is free for them.
You will see us around the area collecting donations at our annual Tootsie Roll drive for the mentally challenged children of Orange County. We hold an annual golf tournament, work the 4th of July booth for the community at large and are out in force at the annual church garage sale.
We work diligently at several outreach programs. We especially enjoy projects requested by our pastor. You will also see us working at Thomas House, Mary’s Kitchen, Loafs & Fishes, Mary’s Shelter and Isaiah House. All these are organizations to assist the homeless, right to life homes, the needy, the woman & children without a home to live in. Through the church, we anonymously help parishioners who may have fallen on hard times. We donate funds to assist parishioners with tuition’s to the local parochial schools. These are only a sampling of what we do for your community.
Throughout the year, we continually hold to our core principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Click here for a schedule of upcoming counsel events.