st. charles
council #2084
Knights of columus

Council #2084 is 103 years active
on January 20, 2023

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Grand Knight's Message

Brother Knights,

Vivat Jesus! We have much to be thankful for and proud of, the way we have come together and completed all the requirements to make Star Council this year. We need to show our pride in this council, and the best way I can think of doing that is, yes,


Nobody can remember exactly the last time we ordered council shirts, which means we are way past due. Unfortunately, our local supplier is no longer in business, and the Knights at the Supreme level have become much more protective of the order and its emblem. Thus, we have to go through the official supplier, Knights Gear. I have been in contact with them in a process that has not been smooth, but now I have a manager helping me with this and expediting the process.

Attached you can find the order form, with an example of the shirt. The shirts we will get are $31.99 each, but we will only charge you $25 if you get in on this bulk order, and the council will pick up the rest and pay the tax and shipping.

The shirts will be red, breathable and moisture-wicking, and they come in sizes S to 3X. I have negotiated a 2.5-by-2.5-inch order logo (a little larger than what they normally do), which will be on the left chest, and three lines of embroidery on the left sleeve, so as to not look too gaudy on the front of the shirt:

St. Charles
Council 2084
Greenville, MI

They normally only allow two lines, so that was a nice concession they made when I expressed my frustration about their customer service. They have assured me we can get our bulk order, in hand, by June 1 if we place the order by Friday, May 12.

Deadline to order will be Thursday, May 11. Please pay promptly by then, check or cash. We may also try to include the Venmo link on the form, so stay tuned for that.

Here is the link. Get your orders placed as soon as possible, and alert any members you know who might not have email but would want a shirt. Place their order for them, if necessary.

Thanks for all you do, and don't forget to volunteer to help at the Mother's Day Breakfast!
Mike Karpus
Grand Knight
St. Charles Council 2084
(616) 225-9419

Exemplification When You Join Council #2084

In the past when you joined the Knights, the Degree ceremonies were private for the candidates and current Council memebers. A few years ago, Supreme Council changed the ceremony and opened it up to the members, family, and friends. Go to the following link and watch the exemplification that you will go through when you join Council #2084.  There was an Exemplification on March 5th after the 11:00 AM Mass at St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville, MI., The Council welcomes Thomas and Benjamin. Exemplification Link

columbian award

I want to share with all of you what our District Deputy presented to us at our Thursday meeting: the Columbian Award we earned for 2021-22, acknowledging all the service programs we did for Faith, Family, Community and Life. I am a little disturbed, however, that they engraved my name on this award, because it is not my doing, it is our doing as a group of brother Knights committed to providing these worthwhile programs for our community. It is an honor being the Grand Knight of this very active Council and serving with you.

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Knights Donate for Chairs

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Grand Knight Mike Karpus presents a $500 check from K of C St. Charles Council 2084 to Fr. Jim Wyse to help the parish purchase new chairs for the St. Charles Activities Building. The chairs were first used at the March 11 fish fry.

Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee

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From left to right, St. Charles sixth-grader Lainy Stoddard, St. Charles principal Margaret Karpus, St. Charles fifth-grader Marissa Lyon, and Council 2084 Grand Knight Michael Karpus at the Essexville Knights of Columbus Hall before the start of the Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee championship on Saturday, March 12. The two girls finished first and second in the local council bee’s 4th through 6th grade division, then finished first and second in the Grand Rapids diocese bee, earning their way to the state event. At the championship, Lainy finished 10th and Marissa placed fifth in the state. Congratulations to these highly intelligent young ladies.