The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15 000 councils around the world. St. Ann's council 10009 is a dynamic council of about 150 members. We engage in a number of activities in service to our Church, our community and our world.
Council 10009 was chartered in March, 1989. Since then we have developed a reputation for being one of the most reliable, enthusiastic and conscientious service organizations in the area.
The Grand Knight for July 2013 - June 2015 is Mike Hanmer, 905-648-4555. The Grand Knight is responsible for the welfare of the council. He presides over council meetings, acts as ex-officio member of all committees, appoints a membership and program director, convenes officers for a monthly meeting, and ensures all necessary reports are submitted to the state and Supreme Council. He also monitors the council's financial status.
The Deputy Grand Knight for July 2013 - June 2015 is Gregg Husband, . The deputy grand knight is second in command. He assists the grand knight with council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to him by the grand knight. He takes the place of the Grand Knight should he be absent.
Our primary fund-raising event, Lobsterfest, is one of the biggest annual events in Ancaster. This year Lobsterfest will be on Saturday May 23rd at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.
We have two other regular major events. Each year we also sponsor the Tastes of Ancaster event.
Also, we organize a golf tournament open to the general public - this past year it was held in August at Oak Gables Golf Club.
The funds raised at these events are disbursed to charities, community organizations, missionaries and church organizations with very low overhead.
In 2005 we pledged to support the entire cost of furnishing the chapel in the newly constructed Bishop Tonnos High School in Ancaster. This is a sizable and ongoing commitment.
We help staff the Out of the Cold Program in Hamilton, and support many of the major charitable organizations in Hamilton such as the Good Shepherd, Catholic Children's Aid Society, and Martha House. Each year we sponsor local youth activities and help defray the travel costs for young adults travelling to the Dominican Republic to build housing and facilities for the poor. In all we donate to over 60 different charities and service organizations each year.
Our calendar is full of activities throughout the year. Membership in the Knights is rewarding and fun. If you are a Catholic gentleman of age at least 18 years, please consider joining. Together we can make the world a better place. To obtain information about the knights or to join our council, contact, Todd Hornby at 905-648-5183 or email Todd at email@example.com.