This Week on Knight Life
This week on Knight Life we continue the two part series from the Iowa Rally of College Knights (IROCK-2!). We hear from some of the members who attended I-ROCK! on the works undertaken at their schools this past year. We also hear another edition of Knights to Christ from Steve Hesprich for reflection and spiritual connection to our principles.
Zack Jakaitis hosts another week of Knight Life which follows up from last week’s discussion on (IROCK!) the Iowa Rally of College Knights. Zach is transitioning out of the role of College Advisor for the State of Iowa Knights of Columbus and looks back at the IROCK! weekends over the past six years. He sees the true benefits that have come from gathering together the young minds of our order here in the state and being able to sit down and talk about how they can be more effective at their council, community, and even state level. The young knights of our order are excited and ready to take on new challenges that face them. The college program gears them to be effect leaders with the order by instilling in them the Leaders for Life Ideology. While some activities you can join during your college years let you be a part of team or club for the time at your school; the Knights of Columbus College Council Program gets you started on your way to join an “experience of a lifetime”.
This is Knight Life our mission is to serve God’s people
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Overview of the Podcast
Being able to get together and share ideas of what is going on with your council through a convention or district meeting is a great benefit, but for our college councils their availability to get together as a group only happens once a year at the Iowa Rally of College Knights. This year we were able to hear from Drake University, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and the host for that weekend Loras College. Although you will hear from each of those college’s the Iowa Knights of Columbus College Council Program is also available at University of Iowa, St. Ambrose University, and Briar Cliff University. Also if there is a college that you would like to see become active, talk to a local Knights of Columbus group or local priest and they can help point you in the right direction.
The first group we hear from are two gentlemen Dylan and James from Drake University. One of the things they talk about is their involvement in other councils as a huge benefit for the college council. The ability to have support from the Knight’s councils in the area can help keep a program growing and will also help with the college knights transitioning out into the working world.
When then hear from Loras College Knights. As the Host of this year’s IROCK and Colin and Josh were able to show the visiting knights first-hand how they operated as a council on campus as well as in the Dubuque community.
Iowa State is one of the “Newer College Councils” in the program and Christopher the deputy Grand Knight brought out the student/community member partnership that they have going on in Ames today.
UNI also has the benefit for having a mix of community members as well as students. They Chrs and Travis talk about a program, their Ultra Sound Initiative that won the State of Iowa Culture of Life award at this past State Convention. Travis will be taking up the reins of College Council Program Advisor for this fraternal year and I am confident that he will do a tremendous job.
The College Council Program has already put together great leaders in the state of Iowa Knights of Columbus members such as Adam Bormann who is a current district deputy out in Davenport, Paul Lee who sits on the state executive committee, and Isaac Doucette who is Grand Knight down in Iowa City at council 842. The college council program is a way to bring young members to the leadership of the future of our order. It has been my pleasure being able to serve as the college advisor for those years and I look forward to the challenges ahead.
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It is always a pleasure doing Knight Life and we want to thank all of those who are involved with its production and encourage councils around the state to end us your stories to help share the great works that we are doing with this part of the world god entrusted to us. Thank you to those who I interviewed this week and thank you to all of those who helped put this together This is Zack Jakaitis for Knight Life. Our Mission is to serve god’s people.
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To hear past Knights to Christ Podcasts visit http://iowaknightlife.org/knights-christ/
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