Grand Knight’s Message
Are we “Award Worthy” for this year? Next month at the State Convention, I will hear the results for awards and honored councils that stood out this year. Find out in next month’s newsletter if we were recipients of any awards.
At our officer’s meeting we discussed possibility of new programs and keeping our current one’s going. The key is phone calls to those who have helped before will help you be more successful. Please ask for a list of these valued workers and what they have helped at, when you chair an event. New ideas are always welcome as we still need to find alternatives to connect with the parish as we work on gaining new members into our council.
As our fraternal year comes to an end, we celebrate with our year end dinner which will be on Friday June 21st at Brook Hall. There we will give our own awards including Knight of the month, Knight of the year, Family of the year, & even some surprise awards which I will not say.
In this Guidepost you will find a couple of pictures from K102’s appearance at our Fish Fry on April 12th.
For information about the 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, click here.
Incentives for 2nd half of the fraternal year
1. Recruit one New Member, Get 100 entries towards the $60 gift card, bring them or show up to support him as he goes through the degrees; Get 250 entries
2. Submit a new simple program, event, or activity that we could try in the future; Get 20 entries towards $60 gift card
3. Each recruited member gets you the chance to attend the Supreme Convention free of charge
4. Work a shift for one of our activities, receive entries towards $60 gift card. Number of entries varies.
5. Submit Hours to me for your volunteering outside of KC functions receive 5 entries per hour volunteered
4th Degree News
1. Spring Exemplification will be in May 4, 2019 in Bloomington, MN. Interested in going? Contact Jeremy Hadash.
Special thanks to Vice President Gladys Resler for handling my duties while I was out of town for the winter. Also, a huge thank you for the outpouring of support upon the recent death of my dad, John A. Arends. I was blessed to be with him the last couple of weeks of his life as he peacefully passed from this world to Heaven.
April 28th was the Casino Trip to Turtle Lake in Wisconsin. Thank you to Jan Dols and Kristy LaValle for their efforts with this fun event.
We’ll be serving dinner at Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday, May 8, leaving St Tim’s at 4:00. Please contact Kristi LaValle at 763-228-2364 to Volunteer.
Our Ladies Night Out is Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 pm, at Clive’s in Blaine The auxiliary voted to give $20 toward the meal. Please bring cash or check for your tip to pay for anything above $20. Contact Elyssa Bliss at763-412-2558 so she knows you’ll be joining us.
As we rapidly come to the end of our Auxiliary year, I want to personally thank you for the commitment to our many projects this past year. The Lenten Bake Sales were well done!
The State Convention was attended by Roberta Hacker and me. I was re-elected as 2nd Trustee for the State Auxiliary.
Congratulations to next year’s officers President Jean Ackermann, VP Gladys Resler, Secretary Roberta Hacker, Treasurer Yvonne Rasmussen, Trustees Bev Bromen and Kristy LaValle. Installation of officers is with the men on June 13 at St. Joseph’s in Lino Lakes.
Prayer intentions are for those dealing with cancer and other health situations specifically Diane, Lenny, Yvonne, Jim, Landen, Phyllis. RIP to John. Other prayer intentions are for Gene, Margie, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and Justin. May they all find comfort during this difficult time. Special prayers are for those intentions spoken and those held deep within our hearts.
May we continue to see God’s blessings in all we do.
Jean Ackermann, Ladies Auxiliary President
Save the Date
Friday, June 21 is our Year end dinner. Social hour begins at 5:30 with Dinner following at 6:30
Location: Brook Hall Event Center, 11930 Central Ave, Blaine, MN
Dinner will consist of a choice between Roast beef and Turkey, with Roast potatoes and vegetables.
For reservations please Contact: Bob Roiger
Tootsie Roll Drive
April 26-28. Shifts are the following: Friday 4/26 Walmart Riverdale (2 people per shift)- 10a-12p, 12p-2p,2p-4p, 4p-6p & Star Liquor (1 person per shift) 1p3p,3p-5p,5p-7p,7p-9p Saturday 4/27 Wal-Mart Riverdale (2 people per shift) 11a1p, 1p-3p, 3p-5p, 5p-7p & After 5pm Mass (4 people needed). Sunday 4/28 After 8:30am & 10:30am masses (4 people needed for each mass)
Prison Ministry Benefit
Help is need with the following: Room set-up (3 people) 4pm5:30pm, Cashier 5:30pm-8pm, Bingo card Sales counter (5:30pm-8pm), Bingo Caller (6p-8:30pm), Bingo winner verifiers (3 people) 6pm-8:30pm, Refreshment preparers 4:30pm-6pm. Call Jeremy Hadash to sign up & help.
Our Seminarian, Deacon Joseph Gifford’s ordination to the Sacred Priesthood is Saturday May 25th @ 10am Cathedral of St. Paul. Mass of Thanksgiving, Sunday May 26th @10:30 Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake.
Election of Officers
Last general meeting the following were nominated to hold offices. At our May general meeting we will elect those nominated or any others for the upcoming council year.
Grand Knight – Don Hosford
Deputy Grand Knight – Matt Bliss
Chancellor – Rudy Kalen
Recorder – Steve Silverdahl
Warden – Al Loerzel
Advocate – Tom Fluegel
Treasurer – Ken Relser
Outside Guard – Wayne Bromen
Inside Guard – Don Westmann
Trustee 3yr – Jeremy Hadash
There is still time to come forward and to tell the Grand Knight your desire to become an officer for our council.
Lenten Fish Fries
Attendance for the last three fish fries were 3/29 463, 04/05 442, and 04/12 436. Total for all seven fish fries was 2712 customers.
K102 radio station came to the last fish fry 4/12 thanks to Bill Brodie. They did a nice fish fry trivia and brought some of the early morning radio fans in.
This year we went more Green using Compostable Coffee stir sticks, sugar packets and non-sweetener packets. Also Compostable drink cups, Ketchup cups, and Coleslaw bowls which were introduced last year.
Many thanks to all the Volunteers who helped, a total of 284. Also the Confirmation groups who came, bussed tables, served drinks and cleaned up the Hospitality Center afterwords. The Council thanks them by donating money to Fr George Kolath Scholarship Fund and the teens mission trip.
The last food related activity will be Kitchen clean up June 6th at 8am. More details in June Guidepost. FYI the April 17th Steak and Chicken Barbeque had 39 attendees. Have a good spring.
This month we remember the following members who have gone before us from our council. Ben Bialke, Jack Brama, Henry Conroy, Vincent Getty, George Hallman, Henry Jirasek, Phillip Kirchner, Eugene Koch, Cyril Lenzmeier, Robert Libra, Frank Kostikas, Frank Midderich, Leo Peek, and Roman Seifermann. May these and all deceased members rest in peace.
Birthday wishes go out to the following members for May. Kenneth Wallace, Jerry Petron, John Waage, Patrick Schneider, Dave Falkner, David Heim, Gary Schultz, Paul Hanzelka, Thomas Thieschafer, Matt Bliss, Thomas Connor, Hubert Albers, Brian Kurt, Thomas Tran, Virgil Molitor, Larry Mashuga, Richard Krawiecki, Dave Sowada, William Breemeersch, Michael Whitney, Keith Friendshuh and Paul Gaspersich. Happy Birthday and enjoy your days.
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord”
Harold Amiot, Ed Bicha, Bev Bromen, Bob Cuddigan’s daughter, James Fortwengler, Family of Louise Hughes, Jim Jacobson (cousin of Steve Silverdahl), Robbie Loerzel, Deacon Tom Quayle, Jeff Revering, David Schleeter, Jorge Slater, Dick Smith, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner), Ken Wallace. The prayer for life, and the Pope’s prayer for peace. All those affected by the storms and natural disasters, all those suffering from depression, and all those who are going to Family Promise of Anoka County. All serving members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life. All serving members of the armed forces.
4th Degree News
Spring Exemplification will be May 4, 2019 in Bloomington, MN. Interested in going? Or becoming a 4th Degree Member? Talk to Jeremy Hadash. Upcoming Dinner meetings- May 6th in Long Lake, June 3rd in Plymouth. Contact Jeremy Hadash for assistance to attend.
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 call me with the goods work that you or another brother knight has done.
Help Is Needed
Your help is needed with the following….Youth Assistance- Kristen is looking for 2 people on each night from about 6:30pm-8pm to be leaders of discussion or other small tasks as needed for the night. The upcoming dates are… Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 27 Apr 3, 10 *There is training & background check needed only if you plan on helping for more than 2 nights.
Major Degree- Looking for a few people to assist with the Major Degree we are hosting. Jobs are …. 1) Stand by door to let people in 2) assist with registration 3) 2 people Assist with set-up Friday evening in rooms and in preparing the luncheon.
PLEASE CONTACT JEREMY HADASH AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
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