MEMBER NEWS & ALERTS


NEWS - Brother Ed Zvanovec Passed Away Nov 11 (Reposted 11/14)

We are deeply saddened to announce that Brother Tom Zvanovec informed us of the passing of his father and our long time Brother Knight and dear friend of many, Brother Ed Zvanovec. 

We celebrated Ed's 98th birthday at the December 2016 Council meeting.  Even in the last year, Ed could be found at Council meetings and helping with the monthly Bulletin folding.

He always had a smile and greeting for all...his presence will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace, dear Brother.

Services were held at Holy Cross Mortuary in Culver City on Tues November 21 with a viewing beginning at 9:30am, followed by funeral services at 11:00am.  Plese keep rother Ed and the Zvanovec family in your prayers.

CALL OUT - Helpers Needed for St Margaret's Center Christmas Party (Posted 11/14)

Once again, St Margaret’s Center is hosting their annual community Christmas Party to benefit underpriveledged children and families in their primary service area of Lennox/Inglewood/Lawndale.

The event provides parents the opportunity to select Christmas gifts for wrapping while their children are kept busy with music, games, crafts and Santa!

The event is being held on December 16 at a new location, Lennox Middle School and is expected to serve over 1,000 children from 450 local families.

For several years Council 3744 has supplied the man power for tear down and clean up after the event (from 5pm to 8pm). The effort consist of reboxing excess toys and moving them to the onsite storage container as well as some other general clean up as needed. This is ALWAYS a most appreciated effort...St Margaret's Center Director Mary Agnes Erlandson refers to the Knights as her personal Cavalry, riding to the rescue at the end of an exhausting week for her staff and other volunteers!

There are also many other volunteer oppurnities during the party: assisting in gift distribution, gift wrapping, entertaining the children, etc. and many hours of toy sorting, venue set up and other preparation takes place from December 13-15. 

Any help on any of these days will be greatly appreciated, but as St Margaret's reliable Cavalry, we really want to show up in numbers for the clean up effort!

VOLUNTEER NOW - All volunteers must formally register to be able to participate. The process is simple, just CLICK HERE to be taken to the sign up website, under "Organization" indicate you are Knights of Columbus Council 3744, complete the personal information and submit. 

If you need any other information, just reach out to one of the Council 3744 contact people, either Chip Mallek (310-702-0152) or Mike Engler PGK (703-350-7262).

EVENT - Mass and Rosary at Shrine to the Unborn - Thur Dec 28 (Posted 11/25)

This year marks the 23rd annivrsary of the installation of the Shrine to the Unborn at Holy Cross Cemetary.  The annual Mass and rosary procession to the shrine will be held Thursday Dec 28 at 2pm, with 4th Degree Knights providing the color guard for Bishop Sartoris for the procession.

CALL OUT - Alexandria House Tea and Tour - Sun Jan 14 (Posted 11/20)

 Each Christmas season, Council 3744 sponsors a client of Alexandria House as they make the transition to independent living.  To better acquaint yourself with Alexandria House and its wonderful programs, there is an afternoon tea and facility program coming after the holiday season.


CLICK HERE for a printable copy of the event flyer, and plan to visit Alexandria House!

NEWS - 2017 KofC Council 3744 Golf Champions Crowned! (Posted 08/24)

The Annual Council 3744 Golf Tournament was contested on Sunday morning August 6 under good conditions and with a nice turnout of enthusiastic competitors, including defending 2016 Champion Chuck Heteniak.

After 18 competitive holes, Mike Engler had shot his way to the 2017 Club Championship with a fine low net 57.  Mike will be awarded with a personal trophy (and bragging rights for one full year) and will have his name engraved on the Council 3744 perpetual tournament trophy displayed in the Hall.  Frequent monthly tournament golfer Guylaine Brosmer captured the guest championship trophy with a low net 64.

Congratulations to all our golfers for another full year of golfing adventures, friendship and fun. 

We would love to have even more golfers come out for fellowship and friendly competiton.  If you are a golfer of any skill level, you are welcome to join us the first Sunday of the month at Westchester Golf Course.  Flights of golfers are sent out by our club handicap which makes for spirited and competitve play. 

Check the calendar in the Bulletin or here on the website for times and dates of our next tournament and come out and join us!

NEWS - Council Summer Picnic Was a Big Success (Posted 08/21)

Special thanks go out to Annual Family Summer Picnic Chair Brother Tino Carbajal for organizing a fun filled and well attended event on Sunday Aug 20 at Chevron Park in El Segundo.

Brother Tino and his crew of helpers provided delicious food, highly organized games and activities and some of the most spirited softball we have seen in several years (including two dazzling triple plays!).

CLICK HERE to check out the website Photo Album for pictures from the day.  If you have any favorites that you would like to share, just email them to Web Editor Brother Dan Koskovich for inclusion in the gallery.

NEWS - March Meeting Features Seminarian Presentation (Posted 03/15)

The monthly member meeting was held on Tue Mar 14 at the Council Hall with the busy schedule of Lent activities discussed. 

The social gathering before the meeting featured a traditional "St Patrick's Day"-worthy corn beef dinner deliciously prepared by Lecturer Paul Callinan.

A highlight of the meeting was the presentation of a vocation support check by Grand Knight Alex Flores to this year's Council sponsored seminarian Braxton Cordova.

Braxton is a junior at Cal Sate Dominguez Hills who resides at Juan Diego House.  Braxton is currently in the discernment process advancing towards his seminary studies.  At the meeting, he provided members an update on his progress and thanked the Council for supporting him again this year.

Please keep Braxton and all our local seminarians in your prayers as they make the journey to priesthood.

CALL OUT - St Margaret's Center Volunteers Needed (Posted 07/26)

Council 3744 has long supported St Margaret's Center in Lennox with a regular crew of Brother Knights doing food pickups each week at local Ralphs, Vons, Food4Less and Target stores as well as helping with sorting donations, shelf stocking and food distribution to clients during the regular Mon/Wed/Fri pantry client servicing hours.

A new large store has offered us their food donations and we are in great need of a few more volunteers to help with pickups, sorting and stocking these donations. 

Won't you consider joining the fun crew of Brother Knights and others in service to our local poor?  As little as 4 hours a week can make a huge difference for local families in need.

While St Margaret's project chairman Chip Mallek is on the mend, please feel free to contact Dan Koskovich at dkoskovich@gmail.com or 310-968-0516 for more info or to volunteer to help!

CALL OUT - Polo Shirts Now Available (Posted 08/26)

Check your closet, it may just be time to upgrade your Knight wardrobe with a crisp new Council 3744 polo shirt...you know who you are with that faded, well-washed shirt. 

We have designed a personalized polo with a badge pocket, keeping the red ribbon that was first added on our '60th Year' shirt...and as always you can choose between black and navy versions. 

To place your polo shirt order, just print out the Order Form that can be found here on the website at Buy - Polo Shirt.  With Fish Fry season and other high profile events throughout the Fall, now is the time to get your new shirt! 

If you have questions or need any other information, just call Mike Rachford PGK at 310-337-9591