Columbian Council 2191 was founded October 26, 1920. The Council currently has 315 members, the majority of whom practice their Catholic Faith at Holy Cross Parish in Batavia, St. Gall Parish in Elburn, or St. Peter in Geneva. These are the Parishes the Council serves.
The Council operates from its headquarters (Columbian Club) on the Fox River, located at 1117 N. Washington Ave., Batavia, IL. 60510. The property also serves as the business site for Riverview Banquets, an independent banquet and meeting provider.
The Council Member Meeting occurs on the first Tuesday of the month, at the Columbian Club, and begins promptly at 7:30 pm. Members are welcome to assemble earlier (7:10 – 7:15) to pray the Rosary. Meetings typically last an hour followed by a short report on issues related to the operation of the Columbian Club. Upon adjournment members gather for a period of hospitality and fellowship.
The Council Officers meet at the Columbian Club on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and all members are welcome to join with the Officers as they discuss planning for coming events, operational issues (budgeting, financial condition, requests for support, etc.), and requests for assistance or support. Meetings typically end at 9:00 pm.
Columbian Club Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and start at 7:00 pm. Any member of Council 2191 is welcome to sit in on these meeting where the Board members discuss issues related to operation and maintenance of the Club property. Since the Club is “owned” by all members of the Council – members are encouraged to actively support their property by volunteering time and talent to its maintenance.
Marquette Assembly – Knights of Columbus 4th Degree
The Assembly meets at the Columbian Club on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm. These meetings are open to all members of the Assembly.
Honor Guard Practice – Members of the Assembly who choose to be part of its Honor Guard Team meet at the Club and elsewhere as necessary to practice their skills. Contact Commander Troy Gower for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.