All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held February 9th from 6-9 pm at Shanley High School Gym #2.
The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.
Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive free throw attempts from the appropriate age-designated foul line. In the event of a tie each contestant receives five free throws and no warm-ups.
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. Download the Entry Form and bring it with to the competition. For additional information contact: Devin Wirth 701-370-1929
Twenty brother Knights enjoyed trap shooting, a delicious steak dinner and fraternity on September 12th at the Shooting Park in Horace.
I would like to thank Tom Summerville for his work on the monument lights, it looks great! Bob Bennett spent some time last week cleaning around the base and cutting back the plants. Doug Jordan, our project lead, sealed the light fixtures to protect them form the elements or rain, snow and cold. Things are really looking up!
Our next task in this rejuvenation project is to determine what is needed to level the stones in the walks. Consideration is being given to leveling the protruding or sunken stones, or pulling the existing walk piece by piece and leveling all of the paths.
John D Clark
Grand Knight, Council 11930
The council is committed to supporting St Gianna’s Maternity Home in Warsaw, ND. We have been supplying the needed car seats for each new born for the past three years. This year, 5 seats have been donated so far.
On November 11th, 10 Brother Knights and their wives helped serve dinner and wine at the Annual Wine and Dine Fundraiser to help support Riverview Place, a senior living center in Fargo. The funds from the event help provide needed funds to staff the facility.
Serving the 5 course meal from left to right were Galen and Karla Schell, John and Sharon Pollard, Jeff and Michele Bates, John and Jeanine Bitzen, Neil and Jolean Pederson, Pete and Margaret Peters, and Bev Welder.
The wine stewards were Steve and Harlene Valenti, John and Cecile Clark, Wade and Allison Frank and Todd and Laurie Braun.
Grand Knight John Clark delivered two wheelchairs as part of the KC Wheelchair Mission to St. Gerard’s Community of Care in Hankinson, ND on December 19. Pictured with John is Sister Dianna Hell, a St Gerard’s board member.
Shortly before Christmas, I was contacted by the folks at Meals on Wheels. There were a number of people who could not cover their routes due to holiday commitments. We were asked if there was anyway we might help cover some of the routes for the week. A call out for help was e mailed shortly afterward and the response was tremendous and immediate! All the shifts we were asked to cover were covered. Thanks to the men and their families. Many of the routes covered were done with the wives, sons or daughters of the Knights. This is such a wonderful way to share the virtue of charity within our families. I would also like to thank those men who volunteered, but did not have a route to cover.
The folks at Meals on Wheels were so appreciative. What seemed like a daunting task to deliver the many meals for the week was eliminated by the generosity of our council. Thank you Jim Padden, Mark Helen, Steve Valenti, Dave Nilles, Corey Jones, Kevin Cowles, Dave Shorma, Jacob Vigness, Wade Frank, Dan Seefeldt and Bob Perius.
John D Clark
Grand Knight, Council 11930
Brother Knights, along with more than 40 Shanley students, held our first breakfast of the season on Sunday, Sept. 11. We had a great crowd of parishioners and friends, including a Brother Knight from Minot, have breakfast and help support our September cause–FOCUS. Our next breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9. We look forward to seeing you there!
Council 11930 was awarded the Knights of Columbus Columbian Award from Supreme. It is awarded to councils deemed outstanding in their implementation of the Service Program for the 2014-2015 fraternal year. The award is a tangible testimonial of the efficiency, industry and excellent activity program of the council.
Council 11930 hosted the KC Soccer Challenge on September 12 at the Kennedy Elementary Soccer Fields in South Fargo and again on September 19th at the Moorhead Soccer Complex in Moorhead.
There were 53 eligible participants from Fargo, West Fargo, and Horace. 32 boys & 21 girls covering 11 of the 12 age/gender groups participated. All 11 winners are eligible to move on to regional competition on September 29th.
- Tina Nojang (Girls – 9)
- Advin Mujcic (Boys – 9)
- Jaedyn Heacox (Girls – 10)
- Dustyn Olsen (Boys – 10)
- Madison Ahlers (Girls – 11)
- Noah Zent (Boys – 11)
- Madelyn Esterby (Girls – 12)
- Pablo Nunez (Boys – 12)
- Alyssa Heacox (Girls – 13)
- Xander Coleman (Boys – 13)
- Jacob Stich (Boys – 14)