Grand Knight’s Message
Lent is in full swing and this a time which we give up meat. Many us also give up other things besides meat, so I invite you to share them and explain why you chose to give them up during lent.
Right now, we are in adjusting the meetings just a bit, to make them a little more fun and exciting. The vast majority of the statements during the reports are summarized during the general meeting , with detailed versions being stated at the Officer’s meeting instead. Ever since I have been in the council, the lecturer’s program has not been implemented as good as it has been, so we are bringing it back and we started it at the January. Next Month’s Activity to be announced.
Appetizers next month prior to next Month’s meeting we will be having a sampling of Appetizers sent to us from Sysco at 6:30pm. Social Hour at 5:30pm. A guest speaker will also be there at 7pm.
Incentives for recruiting
There are many rewards for those who recruit new members at the Council Level, State Level, & Supreme Level- I will let you know if you earned these.
Big Deal Monthly Contest
Big Deal Monthly Contest-Congrats to Don Hosford, Don Westman, & Ken Resler for winning prizes for the previous & current months.
Big Deal Council Year Contest
Your participation with various council functions will earn you an entry for a chance to win a $30 gift card. (when we do this for the next council year, it will be a $60 gift card!) How to earn entries: 1) Attend the monthly meeting gets you 1 entry, volunteering a shift for breakfast gets you 1 entry, 2 shifts=3 entries. Participating in council meeting activity-entries 1-2. Helping at a shift for concertina bowl, fish fry prep, during fish fry, and other events during the remainder of the year. The more you participate and help with, the more chances you have to win. Ladies are included. The winner will be drawn live at our year-end dinner. Good luck to you all.
Good of the Order- Reminder
I would like reported to me your good works, so I can mention during the meeting and in the guidepost. You can e-mail me at email@example.com with the goods work that you or another brother knight has done.
We started our February meeting with dinner and dessert with the Knights. Thank you, Gladys, for arranging for John and John, representing the Homeless Veterans Eagles Healing Nest, to speak after dinner. Our Respect Life Meeting was afterward where we donated supplies and money for the homeless veterans.
The Concertina Coat Check proceeds were very low, so it was decided to discontinue doing the coat checks. A donation check was written to CEAP and it will be delivered during March when they have matching funds for a portion of the donation.
Our bake sales are going great. Thank you all that have donated baked goods to them. By the time you read this there will be a few sale dates left, so let’s finish strong.
I received a request from Lorraine Koss, auxilian member, about helping with the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) national family conference for June 28 – July 1, 2018. They need volunteers for childcare. If you can volunteer one or more days, please let me know. For more information, go to www.cdlsusa.org.
The March meeting is the annual elections of officers and the Auxilian By-Laws review. Please bring “samples” of your bake sale items to share with the ladies.
The slate of officers-- Jean Ackermann, President; Gladys Resler, VP, Roberta Hacker, Secretary; Bev Bromen and Kristi LaValle, Trustees. We would like someone to step forward for the Treasurer position to give Sandy Resler a break from it.
Finally, many prayer intentions were made for Dick, Delores, Elyssa, Ron, Harold, and Dick. Also prayer intentions were made for those dealing with death, specifically the families of Valerie, Allie, Jack and Bob. May they all find comfort during this difficult time for those intentions spoken and those held deep within our hearts.
Our breakfast will be Sunday March 11th. Help is needed with shift times 7:30am-10:30am & 10:30am-1:30pm. Please call Don Hosford to help. This month’s breakfast will be Scrambled eggs.
Family of Leo Riplinger, Family of Richard (Dick) Hallman, Ed Bicha, Ron Frank, Ken Wallace, Lynn Durocher, Lori Houff, Family of Chuck Horning, Vern Shreck, Harold Amiot, Dick Smith, Jorge Slater, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner), Bob Cuddigan’s Daughter, The victims from the Florida school shooting, The Pope’s prayer for peace, All those effected by the storms and natural disasters, All those suffering from depression, All Serving Members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life, All serving members of the armed forces.
Prayers keep us moving when in need, however we have gotten an extensive list for the last 2 months. We talked about this at the General meeting on November 15, and after the discussion; we have decided that each name would be published at least 2 times in the Guidepost. After being published 2 times the name would be removed, unless stated by the member or someone who has spoken to that member. Also, we care about one another and we want how you are doing. Let us know if you have improved, still need prayers, etc.
The following members have birthdays in the month of March. Please wish them a Happy Birthday when you see them. Frederick LaMers, Robert Peters, Lawrence Schleeter, Leon Arenas, Steven Gubrud, Gerhard Bannenberg, Cyril Mrosla, David Patrick Schleeter, Larry Zmuda, Dale Arnes, James Turner, Patrick Bonifas and Larry Welch.
Lenten Fish Fries
The three February Fish Fries went well. The numbers are down from last year for some reason. Please let friends, relatives and neighbors know. Four more are scheduled for March on Friday night. Help is needed at noon setting up tables, chairs, placemats in the Hospitality Center with food prep in St. Tim’s kitchen starting at 1PM, during fish fries, cleaning up after and Saturday morning clean up usually at 7:00 AM. Anyone not working fish fries on Friday night please consider coming in on Saturday morning on occasion. This is our major charity fundraiser for the year and we are well known as having the best fish fry in the area. Food Safety: As always wash hands before helping. If you feel sick or are not feeling well please do not come. Wear gloves when serving food and on beverage table. Knights and Ladies needed to train, and assist Confirmation groups Friday nights to bus tables, serve beverages and clean up.
Dave Lodermeier and Dick Dols Co-Chairman.
Fish Fry Menu
Baked Cod or Deep Fried Pollock; French Fries/Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Fresh Bread & Beverage. Prices: Adults $12; Seniors over age 62 $9; Children 12 and under $5. The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling baked goods, as usual, in the back of the Hospitality Center.
40th Annual Concertina Bowl
Was held on January 27th. Thanks to everyone who helped. The numbers were down but everything went well. Attendance was 464 plus some 30 Volunteers. Art Ohotto was honored at the Concertina Bowl by the council for his 40 years of many hours promoting, hiring bands, musicians acquiring door prizes etc. Page 8 of the February 8th Catholic Spirit has a picture and article on the Concertina Bowl. It was a great one-day charity fundraiser for our Council.
Thanks, Dick Dols
Thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary members and Brother Knights for helping out at last month’s bowling marathon. This was the 3rd year that we have pitched in to help make it a success. Our school we assist is The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School in Blaine. They currently have preschool thru 7th grade and have 100 plus students.
This month we take time to remember the following members who have passed away. Please pray for them and their families. William Michaels, Alden Ryan, Alan Beidleman, Leo Peek, Virgil Acker, Cecil Prokop, Donald Sotanski, Jose Colon, Alan Fitzgerald and Francis Frank.
Knight’s Foundation Raffle Tickets
Plenty of tickets remain for you to buy a chance at winning cash prizes. Half of the money collected returns to our council. Last year the foundation was used by our Ladies to help purchase the processional cross. Tickets can be purchased at the fish fries as well as at the general membership meeting each month. Please contact Gerald Arel if you are interested in buying some outside of those times.
4th Degree News-
Due to the overwhelming number of backordered uniforms, the transition to the new uniform has been postponed till July 1, 2019.
If you are interested in joining or participating in the 4th degree, the next exemplification is April 20-21st in Brainerd, MN at Cragun’s resort. Email Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR CAPES AND CHAPEAUS! -details to follow
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