Knights Of Columbus

Alaska Knights In Action

Fraternal year 2014-2015

Title:   Wreaths Across America Campaign

Council: John A Forsting 9830

Category: Community

Date: December 15 , 2014

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Description: Military members both Active and Retired from all branches, family members, Veterans of Foreign War, Boy Scouts of America and many more along with members of Council 9830 gathered for a wreath-laying ceremony honoring those who have served , at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery, near Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson, Alaska. This year Brother Larry Ward, and other members of Council 9830 led the efforts  of this event. The annual Event places evergreen wreaths  over 700 Wreaths were placed on graves that day.
On this day , the wreaths honors fallen service members in this National cemetery. The tradition was started in Alaska with a donation of only about 90 wreaths,and now we are placing over 700 wreaths.. Our Goal as a council and Community is to provide a wreath for every fallen hero.

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Title:   Council Essay Contest

Council: St. Benedicts 12290

Category: Community

Date: 03/01/2015

Purpose of activity: To provide a scholarship to 3 high school students.

Description: Council has ha a number of fund-raisers to be able to give 3 scholarships. These 3 scholarships are going to deserving high school students at Lumen Christi and other parish high school students. The essay contest theme is "My Responsibility as a Christian Citizen".

 

 


Title:   Fund Raiser for Special Olympics

Council: St. Benedict's Council 12290

Category: Community

Date: 12/22/2014

Purpose of activity: To help rise funds for the local Special Olympics activities.

Description: The annual Special Olympics fund raiser called the Polar Plunge was held on the 22 December 2014 at Goose Lake in Anchorage Alaska. We had three groups of four members each that worked three hours each serving hot beverages to the participants. We also had two of our brave members Brother Rick Germaine and Brother Mike Moore that took the plunge in their efforts they raised over $3000 dollars. The event raised over $400,000 dollars for the state Special Olympics.

 


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