The birth of a “Program”

This past Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Council 9276 General Meeting, we were discussing the “Coats for Kids” program. It was decided that we didn’t have money to purchase coats this year, but Brother Paul Enticott mentioned that there was a program run by the Salvation Army. Brother George McNeil volunteered to investigate to see what could be done.

Since then, Brother George has contacted the Salvation Army for the details and has spoken with Pam Olinski about getting something in the bulletin. He also received a flyer describing the work that is being done by the Salvation Army. It looks like we will have some form of a “Coats for Kids” program after all, thanks to the ideas brought forward by Council members and followed through by Brother George. We’ll hear more as details are finalized over the coming weeks, but the idea is that there would be some collaboration between the Salvation Army and the Knights to meet the needs of our community.

Brother Knights, I think that by using the word “Program” members might feel that the activity must be large. This is not the case! Any “good work” carried out in a organized fashion involving one or more member of our Council can be called a program, but I prefer to call them “good works”.

As a member of Council 9276, is there a “good work” that you would like to lead or become involved in? Do you have ideas about how we might serve our parish and our community? Take a look here to get more ideas on what a “program” might be. It could be any number of activities – big or small! If you have an interest or an idea, let’s move forward with it! Your Brother Knights will back you and support you, and feel free to contact me for further help and support!

Thanks to the members of the Council for bringing their ideas to Tuesday’s meeting, and the follow up by Brothers Paul Enticott and George McNeil. A wonderful example of “good work”. I am proud to be a member of this Council.


Doug Behl GK