Category: Council

The 2018 Galleria Craft Fair will be on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

All are invited to join the Knights of Columbus Galleria Craft Fair at Saint Raphael Parish Activity Center, (Ignatius Hall) located at 5801 Falls of the Neuse Road in Raleigh. This is our 8th Craft Fair and it will be bigger and better than ever!   We need lots of hands for this event! Please direct all questions or requests for more information to David Ottney or John Gunther, by e-mail at, or by phone (David) 919-906-8359, (John) 919-215-4743.

Slate of Officers

Below is the proposed slate of Officer Candidates for coming year. A few of these are currently unfilled, and we are working to have a full slate. If you are interested in being considered, or if you would like to nominate someone else, please let our officers know. Make sure that you talk to the people you nominate – they’ll have to accept it. The Council will vote in a month and a half on June 12, 2018.

Council Elections This Month

This is the month when the council elects new officers for the upcoming year. The new fraternal year begins on July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Any 3rd Degree member can serve as officer. I am listing the duties for each office. Anyone wishing to serve in an office can see what is expected of them. Look them over careful and the one that interest you please let the trustees know so your name can be put up for election. Our council needs guys with fresh ideas who wish to help serve the council, the church, and the community.

5 New Sir Knights

From Tom Smith, Membership Director:  Brothers, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Council 9880 had 5 Brothers step up and make their 4th Degree at St. Francis yesterday.  When you see these brothers please give them congratulations.
Luis Martinez, Jose Rodriguez, Harvey White, Rich Bunch, Raphael Voza

Blood Drive Success

The Lewis Room was a bee hive of activity on Sunday, March 11 during the Red Cross blood drive. A total of 38 units of blood were collected which exceeded the goal by four units! This lifesaving gift is much in demand as someone in the U.S. is in need of blood every two seconds. The Knights of Columbus appreciates the support of the Church in providing the space of the Lewis Room, and extends heartfelt thanks to all who participated in the blood drive. Thank YOU!
Joe Halloran

LAMB Project Successful

From Jim Rispoli… Brother Knights in St. Raphael Council 9880,
I wanted to pass along the news that today, we deposited $375 into the LAMB account, the proceeds of our fundraiser last Saturday. We had the following Brother Knights at the