This Week on Knight Life
A review of leadership and the State Family Meeting of Iowa. New State Deputy Jon Aldrich lays out the challenges to us all regarding reduction of abortion; stepping up to lead and growing our membership. Dave Capper and Gerry Fetzer describe their involvement and Levi Leyba outlines his job with Supreme.
Hello, I’m Mike Gaspers I’m back with you for a half hour of information, inspiration and invitation around the activities of the Iowa Knights of Columbus.
This is Knight Life…our Mission is Be Men of Courageous and do everything with LOVE for our fellow man, woman, child and unborn child.
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Overview of the Podcast
During the weekend of July 11th-12th leaders of the Iowa Knights of Columbus gathered in Des Moines for the annual organizational meeting. Iowa Knights warmly refer to the weekend as State Family as so many of us feel like the Knights we meet and work with our like family.
The annual organizational meeting is about getting off on the right foot. New District Deputies are installed and all of us receive orientation regarding the key initiatives for this fraternal year.
Veteran Knight Life Report Ken Root had a chance to talk with Jon Aldrich who shares some of the goals discussed with our team.
As membership director, yours truly has much to do to motivate and move the needle toward 32,000 knights. As my brother friend Paul Martin advises – there’s much to be enthusiastic about so move it forward with vision and passion.
An associate from years past, Dave Capper of Riverside, returns this year as District Deputy. Dave and I worked together about 15 years ago when he was first district deputy. I caught up with him and asked about his coming out of retirement to once again be a Knight Leader.
Dave is a Knight with his bearings set to True North. I like that in a brother and in a leader.
This is Knight Life. Our State Deputy Jon Aldrich Challenges us to be men of courage and do everything with Love.
Gerry Fetzer of Marion is another brother who I’ve come to know and appreciate his deep commitment to service. As you will hear in our conversation he is giving of himself on many fronts.
I’m sure the Knights Keep Christ in Christmas program has a great chance at more success with Gerry at the helm.
Typically our national office — the Supreme Council — sends a representative to keep our efforts aligned with those nationally. Levi Leyba from New Mexico is entering the third year in his Iowa assignment. Ken Root caught up with Levi and learns more about his responsibilities and assignments.
In his week’s Knights to Christ reflection Steve focuses on the power of unity and being single minded in doing God’s will.
Boy what a powerful question: Today the one thing I must accomplish at any cost is _______________. Each of us must answer for what is most important in our life.
To find out more on the Iowa Knights visit our website www.iowakofc.org or you can also follow Iowa Knights on Facebook or on Twitter.
We are a family friendly fraternity. We place God First in our lives and then with mercy and in charity act courageously to serve others.
If you feel prompted to give something back and want to become more of the Catholic man you were created to be, join us as we make a difference serving our church, our communities and our families.
I’m Mike Gaspers, thank you for listening. Feeling inspired? Then act courageously and with love to put your faith into action by word and by deeds.
Knight Life is a production of the Iowa Knights of Columbus.
The song Courageous is by Casting Crowns
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