Welcome to the Iowa Knights of Columbus
Welcome to the homepage for the Iowa Knights of Columbus! I hope our site allows you to better understand how, as Knights in the state of Iowa, we put our Faith In Action. Pope Francis has called all people of good will to, "go out to others, seek those who have fallen away, stand at the crossroads, and welcome the outcast." (Evangelii Gaudium, 24).
Come explore out site and all of the great programs that our Knights are doing in the name of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. And maybe- you'll be inclined to join our efforts, whether to donate to a program, strike up a partnership, or by joining as a member. We'll love to have you!
-Steve Vonnahme, State Deputy/CEO
Iowa Knights of Columbus Campout
August 25-28,2022 in Amana
July Regional Town Hall/District Gatherings
Instead of separate district meetings to kick off the 2022 - 2023 fraternal year the State Council is holding regional District Meetings.
All weeknight’s start times are 6 pm with light food by the host Council, ending by 8pm. Host council will be reimbursed the difference if donations do not cover expenses. $100 will be available to every council that brings 5 or more to the meeting. Councils that bring 6 or more will be entered into a drawing for a door prize. Training for council officers will be offered also.
If you are unable to attend the regional meeting for your district, please try to attend another which is near you.
June 30 (Thursday) Carroll- Districts - 6, 9-11, 32, 34
John Paul II - Holy Spirit Catholic Church - 421 Bluff St E, Carroll, IA 51401
July 11 (Monday): Norwalk - Districts 33-38, 41, 42, 56
St. John the Apostle Church - 720 Orchard Hills Dr., Norwalk, IA 50211
July 12 (Tuesday): Albia - Districts 41, 42, 51, 55
Columbian Club - 23 N Clinton St, Albia, IA 52531
July 13 (Wednesday): Council Bluffs - Districts 31, 32, 39, 40
St. Patrick’s Church - 4 Valley View Dr., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
July 14 (Thursday): Newton - Districts 26, 43, 44, 51, 56
Sacred Heart Church - 1115 South 8th Ave. East, Newton, Iowa 50208
July 16 (Saturday 10:30am): Osage - Districts 12, 13, 14, 18, 27
Sacred Heart Church - 1209 State St, Osage, IA 50461
July 17 (Sunday 12:30pm): Ossian - Districts 14,15, 16, 19
St. Francis de Sales Church - 420 E Main St, Ossian, IA 52161
July 18 (Monday): Houghton -Districts 47, 52, 53, 54
St. John the Baptist Church - 105 Main St, Houghton, IA 52631
July 19 (Tuesday): Storm Lake - Districts 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10
Columbian Hall - 1507 E Lakeshore Dr. Storm Lake, IA 50588
July 20 (Wednesday): Britt - Districts 4, 12, 17, 18
St. Patrick’s Church - 139 3rd St SE, Britt, IA 50423
July 21 (Thursday): Dike/Reinbeck - Districts 18, 19, 20, 26, 27
St. Gabriel’s Church (basement) - 21275 U Avenue Reinbeck, IA 50669
July 23 (Saturday 9:30am): Davenport - Districts 46, 47, 48, 49 , 50
Holy Family Church - 1923 Fillmore St., Davenport, IA 52804
July 23 (Saturday 1:30pm): Maquoketa - Districts 23, 24, 30, 48
Sacred Heart Church - 200 S Vermont St, Maquoketa, IA 52060
July 24 (Sunday 1:00pm): Solon - Districts –28, 29, 45, 46, 47
St. Mary’s Church - 1749 Racine Ave NE, Solon, IA 52333
July 25 (Monday): Spencer - Districts 2, 3, 5, 6
Sacred Heart Parish - 1111 4th Ave W, Spencer, IA 51301
July 26 (Tuesday): Manchester - Districts 19, 21, 22, 29
St. Mary’s Church - 119 W Fayette St, Manchester, IA 52057
July 27 (Wednesday): Waukee - Districts 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41
St. Boniface Church - 1200 Warrior Ln, Waukee, IA 50263
July 28 (Thursday): Ankeny - Districts 11, 25, 26, 34-38, 56
Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church - 510 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021
Steven J. Vonnahme
State Deputy Iowa
Below is the live virtual training schedule to be conducted by Jon Olson, Associate Regional Growth & Training Director (Midwest Region). Jon's sessions are concise, start on time and do not last longer than an hour. Even if you have attended a session before it is always good to have a refresher.
7/5/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
Come learn how to do the Delta Church drive method. this highly effective process of growth through communication will help you go from prospects to members and answer the why of growth.
Register for Delta Drive Here
District Deputy Overview
7/11/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
My State Deputy just called; my Appointment as a District Deputy has been approved. Now what do I do? This presentation will help overview some of the things a District Deputy should be aware of. From simple duties to where can I get answers to local council questions. This under an hour presentation will give you a good first foot in the role as District Deputy
Register for District Deputy Here
Grand Knight 101 (Overview)
7/13/22 at 8:00PM (9:00PM EDT)
7/25/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
I have been elected Grand Knight. Now what do I do? Meetings, Appointments, Star Councils, Growth, and many other things a Grand Knight has in front of him. How do I do it? This webinar will cover duties of a Grand Knight and keys to success that will help Grand Knights be the best they can be.
Register for Grand Knight 101 Here
Grand Knight 102 (Meetings and Protocol)
7/18/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
7/26/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
In this second segment of the Grand Knight series, we are covering Meetings and Protocol. A brief walk through on meeting and key things a Grand Knight should be doing in the meeting to make it worth the time of the member to attend it. We will also run through some Protocol that will help you with the why and what of the council.
Register for Grand Knight 102 Here
Grand Knight 103 (Forms Advertising & Marketing)
7/20/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
7/27/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
In this third segment of the Grand Knight series, we are covering Forms, Advertising and Marketing. Who should fill out the forms? How the flow of money should go through the council. How we can take a form and make it a press release. How to market the Council better.
Register for Grand Knight 103 Here
Council Officer Overview
7/21/22 at 8:00PM CDT (9:00PM EDT)
The Leadership of the council is important to the success of it. Good leaders make good council and to pick good leaders we must first know what the responsibilities of each position. During the webinar we will cover the main responsibilities of each officer position. This will be an overview to help us select the next leaders for our next successful year
Register for Council Officer Overview Here
with Jon Olson
Ask your parish how you can continue to serve during this epidemic
Fill out and submit your SP-7 form
Consider how you will conduct your election of council officers
- Pray for your priest and your Bishop- if you need a prayer suggestion- click HERE