History of the Knights of Columbus in Strathroy

With over 100 members, Council 7570 has been very active in the Strathroy area for over 25 years. The Council is an original sponsor of the VON Foot Care Clinic, has run many successful fund-raisers - Church Breakfasts, Fish Frys and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Recently, a $25,000 donation was made to the
Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital for its Emergency and Out-Patient Services expansion. One of the rooms in the ER Department acknowledges this donation. Also, $100,000 was given to All Saints Parish towards the construction of a Parish Center
. Further, $5000 has been pledged as an annual commitment to parish operations.

Council 7570 participates in the RSVP Program, sponsors a family in the Save A Family Plan and helped Brothers in need with financial support. The Council has also sponsors a geared-to-income 30-unit seniors housing - Columbus Estates located on
Oak St in Strathroy.
 
Two long standing projects in which the Council has been involved ate the VON Foot Care Clinic to which $48,900 has been donated since 1991 and Rehoboth Home (Fresh Start) in St Thomas for unwed mothers to which $7300 has been donated since 2008. Also, a Christmas Baby Crib collection was made with items received going to assist new mothers as they transition from Rehoboth Home to the community.
 
The Council operates an annual charity golf tournament; recipients have been the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, Womens Rural Resource Center, The Upper Deck Youth Services and Council local charities.
 
Fish Frys, Sunday Brunches, and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper are operated with the proceeds of most dedicated to selected projects such as the parish Youth Group. One Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper raised funds towards the purchase of a tractor
for Fr. George's African mission.

4th Degree members of the Council are currently investigation the formation of an Assembly in Strathroy, hopefully for the year 2016. The name proposed for the new Assembly is Fr. Thomas P. Mooney who was the Charter Chaplain for Council 7570.
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