Council 460

 

 

 

 

 

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Alton Knights of Columbus Council 460

• 405 East Fourth Street

 

• Alton, Illinois, 62002

 

• (618) 465-6913

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Council Location and Contact Information

The Alton Knights of Columbus Council 460 is located on East Fourth Street, one block west of St. Mary’s and one block east of Marquette High School.  The Grand Knight for 2019 - 2020 is Mike Mueller. You can contact the Knights by phone at (618) 465-6913 or by email at altonkc@altonkc.org. To see a list of Council officers including email addresses just click the ‘Officer’ button to the left.

Closure of the Spaulding Club

As announced in a recent mailing to the Alton Knights of Columbus membership, the Spaulding Club board has decided that the Club will be permanently closed as of December 31, 2020. Until then the bar will be opened in some capacity with volunteer bartenders and will honor all hall events once the COVID-19 ban has been lifted or modified. There will be no further hall rentals

other than those already booked.

 

The Alton Knights of Columbus Council #460 will continue to exist, regardless of what happens with the Spaulding Club Association. We have been given permission by Fr. Jeremy to use space

at St. Mary's, probably at the Parish Center, to hold our Council meetings. In the past, fish fries were held in the old St. Matthews gym. Hopefully, we can continue to have our Lenten fish fries,

and many other activities to raise money for our charitable works at the gym.

Upcoming Activities

Queen of Hearts Game drawing every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Spaulding Club clubroom at 405 E Fourth street Alton. Open to the public.  

Alton Knights of Columbus Annual ID (Tootsie Roll) Drive

The Council’s annual Tootsie Roll Drive (ID Drive) will be held the weekend of September 18, 19, and 20. This is our major fundraiser of the year and all funds collected go towards helping those with intellectual disabilities. Benefactors every year include the BeDell Center (ARC), Challenge Unlimited, Beverly Farms, and Special Olympics. This is a major effort and to be successful requires many volunteers, some on the street corners, some at store fronts, and some in the office. Please contact Mark Droste at 618-660-9890 or Mike Mueller at 618-581-4925 if you can help.

Forty Days for Life

Fellow Knights: our Council of Knights has been called to support and get involved with the “40 Days for Life” call to prayer and call to action. Our Council will participate in a peaceful vigil at the Hope Clinic for Women, 1602 21st Street in Granite City on Tuesday, October 13th from 7 AM to 7 PM as part of the “40 Days for Life” focused pro-life effort.  This vigil will be segmented into one-hour shifts for a Knight and at least one other person. Jim Schwegel is the Alton Council coordinator for this effort. Please contact Jim at 466-4208 or email to Jim at jschwegel@charter.net to volunteer for a one hour timeslot in support of this effort and in support of life for the unborn.  

Council Meetings

Council Meetings, for members only, are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM.   All meetings are held in the hall. Please join us at our meetings. Rosary preceding meeting at 7:05.

Alton Knights of Columbus Bowling League

Starting in 1923 the Alton Knights of Columbus Bowling League is one of the longest running continuous bowling leagues in the state of Illinois. The league bowls on Monday nights at 6:45 at Bowl Haven Lanes in Alton. If you are interested in joining our league please contact Jim Schwegel at 466-4208. For more historical information about the league please click here

About Our Council

Council 460 works closely with the two Alton parishes, St. Mary’s and Ss. Peter & Paul, providing funds for various projects, our members being active participants in their parishes.  Our hall and banquet room is available for rental for special events such as wedding receptions and fundraisers.  Council 460 sponsors an annual golf tournament, St. Louis Cardinals outing, tootsie-roll fund drive, blood-drive and toy collection for needy children and other charitable endeavors throughout the year.  We welcome new members and look forward to meeting and greeting you.  We look forward to utilizing your talent in advancing our charitable and fraternal work. Please email us at altonkc@altonkc.org to request a membership application or call the K of C hall at 465-6913.