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Welcome to Dayton Council 500
Thank you for your interest in Dayton Council 500 of the Knights of Columbus. We are located in Bainbridge Hall at the intersection of East Fifth Street and Bainbridge Street, and across from Holy Trinity Church. The Grand Knight for the 2016-2017 fraternal year is SK Lawrence Clark. You can contact the Dayton Council by email through the Grand Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the recent announcement from Home Corp.
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00PM TO 2:30PM
Please join us for a turkey dinner consisting of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberries for an adult pricing of $8.00 plus a food donation of a small can/box for the local food pantry. Children ages up to 12 will be FREE and teenagers 13 to 18 will be charged $5.00 all plus a food donation. Also, if you wish, please bring your favorite pot luck cold or warm vegetable, last name (A thru M) or fruit/ desert(N thru Z) for all to share. Beverages will be available at regular prices. Various raffles will be sold. Please RSVP to Larry Clark @ 937-470-3594 by Tuesday, November 2nd. Thank you for your support.
For a complete list of Council 500 related events, go to our Calendar tab.
Upcoming Degree Exemplifications
Check often, new dates are added as soon as they are scheduled.
All Council meetings are held at Bainbridge Hall (use south door entrance). The monthly council meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM.
The 4th Degree (Fr. Kuhlman Assembly) meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Bainbridge Hall, beginning with the Rosary at 7:30 PM.
Ask Eligible Men to Join
Today, I want to address the growth of the Order. Membership growth is the fuel that keeps this great fraternal engine running. All of our charitable works at the council, state, national and international level are thanks to our hard-working members. And more members equals more charity.We know that the membership blitz is a tried and true way for councils to get more men to join. We see these pushes often in March, in celebration of Founder’s Day, and again in October. These drives are successful because brother Knights have increased visibility speaking or presenting during and after Masses and at special events. We must remember that we have a duty to ask each and every Catholic gentleman to join our ranks for the good of the Church, the community and the Order.
During the rest of the year, we often “forget” to ask men to join and to bring their families into the Knights of Columbus family. You probably know an eligible Catholic man you could ask today. What if the only reason he hasn’t joined is because no one has asked him yet?
When telling a prospect about the strengths of the Order, don’t forget our greatest fraternal benefit: our insurance program. This is often a “selling point” to a potential member who is on the fence. Many members become Knights simply to be able to buy coverage to protect their family. Soon after, they realize the good our charitable works do for their community, and they are proud to be members.
As your professional Knights of Columbus insurance agent, I look forward to helping us grow in fraternity in any way that I can.
Dave Norckauer, Field Agent
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