The Knights of Columbus

Council 12921, Wallace NC

Who are the Knights of Columbus?  What do they do?

The Knights of Columbus follow the Bible:  Matthew 25:40 “I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

We are a group of practicing Catholic Men who have stepped up to help the Parish, the Community, and those people who need our assistance.  The Knights are Church Council Members, Church Maintenance Managers, Bishop’s Annual Appeal solicitors, Lenten Supper Organizers, Food Bank Helpers, Prisoner and Hospital Chaplains, Eucharistic Ministers and Sunday Readers.   

Being a Knight of Columbus is all about giving back to your community and building bonds of brotherhood.  Come join us!  If you would like to be a part of our efforts to support our parish and our local community contact Bob Sivori at 910-226-8070 or at robertjsivori@gmail.com.

 

2019 Bill Lord Tournament Wrap-up

On October 10, 2019, members of Knights of Columbus Council 12921 met at Kenansville Elementary School with Duplin County School Officials and Exceptional Student Teachers who had requested grants from the Least Among My Brethren Foundation.  The L.A.M.B. has funded Special Education projects in North Carolina for over 30 years.

The Knights have sponsored the Bill Lord Tournament for 10 years and have coordinated Duplin County Schools to solicit sponsors and players from around the County.  This year, House of Raeford, Smithfield Foods, Bostic Farms, IT Savvy and Richard’s Building Supplies were major donors for the event held in April.

Dave Witter, Plant Manager of House of Raeford in Rose Hill awarded this year’s L.A.M.B. Foundation awards of over $6700 to individual teachers for equipment and developmental programs for their students.  See picture below.

 

Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (by Robert J. Sivori, Deputy Grand Knight)

Each year, we report our volunteer activities to Supreme Council.  To help prepare our Fraternal Survey for the Supreme Council office, please complete the information (Form 1728A), print it and bring it to our next meeting or save a copy and email it to me at robertjsivori@gmail.com.  This information will assist the council in determining the total number of hours of community service volunteered by our members.  I will report to Supreme for the Council.  Click this link for Form 1728A. For more instruction, click here.

 

Hurricane Florence Victim Funding (by Robert J. Sivori, Deputy Grand Knight)

The Knights hosted Catholic Charities, coordinated by Brother Will Vertolli, who distributed food stuffs, bottled water, cooking charcoal and other supplies to Wallace area hurricane affected families. 

 

 

 

Brother Mark Hopkins was involved in the emergency distribution of supplies after Hurricane Florence by organizing in the Church Hall and coordinating distribution to Red Cross, Poston Baptist Church, and other local community services.

 

 

 

 

Several councils from North Carolina and other States sent disaster funds to Council 12921.  The Funding Committee redistributed these dollars by check to nine Parish Members of Transfiguration of Jesus Parish who lost their homes.   

 

The Committee also supplied $250 gift cards to four Duplin County Schools’ Exceptional Children’s families who lost most, if not all, of their belongings to the flooding.

 

 

The Knights identified a total of 17 families who suffered extensive loss to properties and belongings.

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Lord Tournament for Duplin County Exceptional Children Succeeds – Again!

The 10th Annual Bill Lord Golf Tournament took place at River Landing Golf Club on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Over 60 golfers participated in the event which has raised over $50,000 since its inception. 

DCS Superintendent

DCS Superintendent

Dr. Obasohan, Superintendent of Duplin County Schools welcomed the players and thanked the Knights for their years of support.

Kickoff

Kickoff

Several companies including House of Raeford, Smithfield, Bostic Farms, IT Savvy, and Richard’s Building Supply were major sponsors.  Many parishioners, despite their personal difficulties following Hurricane Florence, generously contributed their time and resources to this fund raiser. 

In fact, Knights of Columbus Council 1074 from St. Mary’s Basilica and Council 12017 from St. Mark’s, both from Wilmington, sent teams to play and support the Exceptional Children of Duplin County.

50-50 Winner

50-50 Winner

 

 

Huck Booz, Grand Knight of Council 12921, here at Transfiguration of Jesus Catholic Church, wishes to thank the parishioners for all their support and help in making this event possible.