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2014 Thrive and Drive

posted Apr 19, 2014, 8:01 PM by Web Team   [ updated Apr 19, 2014, 8:30 PM ]

Help support our Council by purchasing tickets for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Thrive and Drive Raffle. Only $10 per ticket for you chance to win.


Example 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LS pictured

Vandevere Chevrolet is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Thrive and Drive Raffle

Hard-working Knights are Honored by Council 14255

posted Apr 5, 2014, 9:08 AM by Web Team

The St. Sebastian Knights of Columbus council has recognized two of its top volunteers as its “Knights of the Month” for March and April.

Matt Beaven has been named the "Knight of the Month" for the month of March.


Ken Butler has been named the "Knight of the Month" for the month of April.

Registration for the 4th Annual 5K Race Around the Park Open

posted Mar 30, 2014, 8:21 AM by Web Team

Registration for the 4th Annual 5K Race Around the Park and Family Fun Run is now open. Click on 5K RACE AROUND THE PARK to be one of the first to registration and take advantage of the Early Bird discount.

Answer the Call! Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference

posted Mar 6, 2014, 3:48 PM by Web Team

Answer the Call!
A Great Gathering of Men!
Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference Diocese of Cleveland

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School
18491 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44119

Come Bring Your Friends, Your Sons, Your Dad!

Register online at www.cmfneo.com or call 877-208-5585

Thirty Year Member is the KofC Knight of the Month

posted Feb 10, 2014, 7:13 PM by Web Team



Bruce Meyer has been named the "Knight of the Month" for the month of February.

New KofC Charitable Giving Accountability Standards

posted Feb 4, 2014, 7:35 PM by Web Team   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 7:36 PM ]

The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council has issued new standards to help local councils make prudent decisions about gift giving. The following statement from Supreme is being considered for adoption as a matter of council policy:

"To foster public confidence in the Order's charitable programs, promote transparency and accountability, 
encourage fair and honest solicitation practices at all levels of the organization, maximize the effectiveness of 
donations and promote ethical conduct, it is important that all Knights of Columbus entities, including related 
charitable corporations established by state councils, follow best practices when soliciting and receiving money 
for charitable purposes. 

As a fraternal benefit society, the Knights of Columbus, including all of its subordinate councils, is exempt 
from federal taxation under section 501 (c)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code. However, council officers should 
make clear that donations to any council are NOT deductible by the donor on his or her federal income tax 
return. Donors may only claim a tax deduction for contributions to charitable corporations that are tax exempt 
under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

The officers and directors of any Knights of Columbus organization that solicits and receives money for 
charitable purposes should ensure that the organization observes the following best practices, which are based 
on standards for charitable accountability established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and 
the American Institute of Philanthropy: 
  1. Provide adequate oversight of the organization's operation and staff through regular appraisals, evidence of disbursement controls, establishment of a conflict of interest policy and accounting procedures to safeguard charity finances. 
  2. Dedicate at least 75 percent of the total amount collected to the cause for which the funds were raised. Spend no more than $25 to raise $100 in public support. 
  3. Maintain an "open book" status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents. Financial statements should include a breakdown of expenses (e.g., salaries, travel, postage, etc.) that shows what portion of these expenses was allocated to the program, fund raising and administrative activities. 
  4. Avoid transactions in which any director, officer or staff member has a material conflict of interest with the organization. "Material conflict of interest" means not only personal financial gain in conflict with the duties owed to the organization by its directors, officers or staff members, but also conflicts arising from a director, officer or staff member's interest in or duty to another organization or person. In general, directors, officers and staff members shall neither seek to profit personally from their affiliations with the the interests of the organization, nor will they bring their personal interests into conflict or competition with the interests of the organization. 
  5. Disclose clearly how the organization benefits from the sale of products or services. 
  6. Adhere to all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, including reporting of financial information. 
  7. Respond promptly to and act on complaints brought to the organization's attention about fund raising practices, privacy policy violations, or other issues. 
  8. Disburse as quickly as possible funds received from annual fund raising programs, and avoid accumulating funds that could be used for current program activities.
  9. Limit the amount of unrestricted assets available for future use to three times the size of the past year's expenses or three times the size of the current year's budget, whichever is higher, where total funds raised are not needed in a given year. As an example, a state council charitable fund that conducts an annual appeal and does not disburse all the funds raised within a year following the appeal should disburse those unused funds during the next subsequent year. An exception may occur when a multi-year fund drive is held for a specific cause with an established end date."

KofC 2014 Free Throw Contest Results

posted Jan 13, 2014, 2:56 PM by Web Team   [ updated Feb 1, 2014, 11:13 AM ]














To all the Free Throw competitors...congratulations on putting forth a great effort at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship yesterday evening, I hope everybody enjoyed the event.  We had some outstanding FT shooting yesterday and several very close finishes...but at the end of the competition the following shooters advanced to the district competition to be held at St Hillary in a few weeks. 
 
Girls 9 – Riley Jennings 8
Girls 11- Audrey Ruscak 5
Girls 13- Emma Grosklos 14
Girls 14 – Anna Ruscak 9
Boys 9 – Shane Adamczyk 12
Boys 10- Clay Peets 10
Boys 11- Noah Schlueter 10
Boys 12- Chris Schar 7
Boys 13- Reid Allen/Tim Wagner 12
Boys 14- Jordan Jennings 13
 
Good luck to those who move on and thank you to all that competed.




Matthew Beaven
Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest Coordinator

Knight of the Month Entertains All

posted Jan 9, 2014, 7:35 PM by Web Team   [ updated Jan 9, 2014, 7:38 PM ]


SK Ray Stone has been named the "Knight of the Month" for the month of January.

January Movie Knight Double Feature

posted Jan 9, 2014, 5:48 PM by Web Team   [ updated Jan 9, 2014, 5:50 PM ]

Everyone is invited Friday January 10, 2014 to the showing of Monster's University (G) at 7:00pm in St. Sebastian Zwisler Hall. Immediately following around 9:00pm we will be showing 42 (PG-13). Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Ladies: Need a Great Christmas Gift for Your Significant Other?

posted Dec 10, 2013, 7:25 PM by Web Team

Ladies, if you’re stumped for a great Christmas gift for that man in your life, why not get him off the couch in 2014 with the gift of a Knights of Columbus membership? There is no better way to help him get involved in his parish, do his part for the community, and put his faith into action.

If he can contribute 24 hours a year by coming to meetings and helping with various projects, let him know the next opportunity to become a Knight is at a First Degree ceremony on Monday, January 6th at 7:00pm in Zwisler Hall. He will be joining more than 10,000 members in the Diocese of Cleveland and nearly two million worldwide as the “strong right arm” of the church. What a great Christmas gift that would be!

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