Johnsburg Knights of Columbus

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The Johnsburg Knights of Columbus, St. John the Baptist Council 9167 was chartered in 1985. The Knights of Columbus is an international fraternal organization of Catholic men dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Family, Fraternity and Patriotism. The primary purpose of council fund raising activities is charity. Fund raising proceeds are distributed to numerous needy organizations without regard for religious affiliation.

MEETINGS Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at the Johnsburg Community Club. Prospective members should contact the Grand Knight Jerry Tomaselli at (815) 578-9281.

Tootsie Roll Drive The most noteworthy Knights fund raiser is the annual tootsie roll drive held every year in October. Community Support St. John the Baptist Council 9167 supports the mentally challenged through donations to the Special Education District of McHenry (SEDOM) and the Pioneer Center. The Knights also hold four food drives per year with the vast collection of food going to the FISH pantry in McHenry. We also sponsor two annual blood drives. Scholarships The St. John the Baptist Council 9167 conducts an annual Golf Outing. The proceeds from this event are used for Knights of Columbus scholarships and donations to many other local charities. For More Information: Grand Knight Jerry Tomaselli Phone number: (815) 578-9281 email: tomapic@aol.com