Council 1143

wardsville Council 1143 is located at 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 about 15 miles East of St. Louis Missouri. It was chartered on July 15th, 1906 — only 24 years after the first Knights of Columbus Council was founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. The council’s first Grand Knight and Chaplain were E.C. Ferguson and Reverend C.A. O’Reilly. Its Charter membership consisted of 61 men from local churches.

Most of our members are citizens of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon. The Edwardsville 4th Degree Assembly 0225, Daughters of Isabella O’Reilly Circle and Fred Mills Home Corporation are established within the council home. Edwardsville Council has over 290 active members and is strong and active in council, church, community, youth and family activities.

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Schedule of Regular Monthly Meetings
Council 1143 Meeting – 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30 PM
Assembly 0225 Meeting – 1st Tuesday at 7:30 PM
Fred Mills Corporation Meeting – 3rd Mondays at 7:00 PM
Daughters of Isabella Meeting – 3rd Mondays at 7:30 PM
Fish Fry – 1st and 3rd Fri. 4:30- 7:30 p.m. (every Friday during Lent)
Hall Open to the Public – Every Mon.-Sat. 4:00 to Closing

Council Awards
Star Council – 2007-2010, 2014.
Columbian Award – 1997-2000, 2002-2003, 2006, 2011-2013, 2015-2016.
Founders Award – 2012.
Spirit of Illinois Gold Medal – 2008-2016.
IL. Diamond Award for Vocations, Mentally Handicapped, & Charitable Assistance – 1998-1999.

Church Activities
Columbus Day Mass, Corporate Communions, Keep Christ in Christmas, Church Bulletins, Bonifest, Seminarian Scholarships, Vocations Donations, Church Donations, Newman Vocations Fund, St. Mary’s and St. Boniface’s Parent’s Clubs, Alter Server Awards Program

Family Activities
Children’s Christmas Party, Council Christmas Party, Cardinal Baseball Outing, Fish Fry’s, Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial for Unborn Children, Family Day, Father/Daughter Dance

Youth Activities
Eagle Scout Projects, Two $500 Scholarships, Basketball Free Throw Competition, Soccer Challenge,  Christmas Shopping Spree.

Council Activities
Bowling, Golf Outings, Columbus Day Banquet, Council “Outer Guard” Newsletter, Knight of the Month Honors, Fourth Degree Assembly, Valentines Day Dinner.

Community Activities
Special Olympics, D.A.R.E, Veterans Day Parade, Adopt-A-Highway, Tootsie Roll Drive for Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities, Glen-Ed Food Pantry Drives, Support for Boy Scouts, Leclaire Parkfest.