Knights of Columbus Council 1712
One Columbus Plaza
Collinsville, IL 62234
Dear Brother Knight,
We are 100 years old. The year we were founded trolley cars ran in the center of Main Street. Our first hall was on the north side of Main Street just west of Butterfield Jewelers. We’re Knights of Columbus Council 1712. The Knights of Columbus were founded by Father McGivney in 1882, in New Haven, Connecticut. By 1913, when our Council was founded Knights of Columbus councils were being chartered at the rate of about one per week. Collinsville Knights of Columbus Council 1712 was chartered on December 14, 1913.
Keeping Up With Change
Quite a bit has changed in the world since 1913. Council 1712 kept up with the change and held our part in the community. Now, we are100 years old. And, we’re proud of it!
The Party was in July, 2013!
The celebration began with a family bar-b-que and picnic, for all members. There were games and prizes for the kids and the adults. There was plenty of food and drinks and music and fun.
In August there was a breakfast for past Grand Knights. In a small way we will recognize those men who led Council 1712 to greatness this past century. Although it was a small token for a big job, but we like to thank the living past grand knights in person every chance we get and remember those departed in our prayers.
In September, at the Italian Fest we had a centennial float in the parade. The 4th Degree, in full regalia proceeded the float with all of its centennial decorations.
Then on December 14, 2013, the celebration began with 4:30 PM Mass at Ss Peter and Paul Church followed with dinner and awards at the Hall.
100th Year Book
A committee of knights, led by Brother John Brennan, preparing a 100th Year Book for all who attend the centennial dinner. The book included our 100 year history and record the celebration activities. Copies of the 100th Year Book were also be deposited in the Collinsville Memorial Public Library and the Collinsville Historical Society .
You can still become a Centennial Club member. $100 for 100 years. It’s a bunch. So is 100 years.
Centennial Club members will be recognized by having their names engraved on a special 100 year gold on black plaque that will be displayed at the entrance to our hall.
Grand Knight, 2013