|The Outlook council was formed in 2000. Effective October 2010, meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month (no meetings in July & August) at 7:30 pm. Among the charities supported by the local council are Outlook Hospital Foundation, Special Olympics and World Youth Days.|
Grand Knight - Leo Tomasiewicz
Deputy Grand Knight - Vacant
Financial Secretary - Darryl Turley
Recorder - Unassigned
Treasurer - R. Dean Clark
Trustees - David Alm, Dale Drury, Glen Sarauer
Advocate - Kenneth Habermehl
Inside & Outside Guards - Lawrence Kardash
Warden - Stanley Riehl
On Oct. 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary's Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause; they vowed to be defenders of their country, their families and their faith. These men were bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought Christianity to the New World. Their efforts came to fruition with the incorporation of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882. They were Knights of Columbus.
The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church", and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.
Father McGivney's founding vision for the Order also included a life insurance program to provide for the widows and orphans of deceased members. The Order's insurance program has expanded substantially to serve more effectively the Knights' growing membership. Year after year, the Knights of Columbus has earned the highest possible quality ratings for financial soundness from A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. The Order provides the highest quality insurance, annuity and long-term care products to its members, along with many other fraternal benefits.