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September, 2018

Grand Knight’s Message
Are you up for the challenge? Recruiting new members has always been a difficult task for everyone, especially when it comes to finding younger members. It may feel hard, but it so easy; it’s within reach. It is very simple, all we need to do is talk to them; engage in conversation. We must get know them and then ask them about joining the Knights. In addition when talking to them, we can get new program ideas which they will likely attend.
As Saint John Paul II once said “Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
This is what we as a council needs to do, in order to achieve growth.

Big Deal Drawings
• I am only going to be doing 2; September 2018 & March 2019. The winner will get their choice of a Free Steak Dinner or 50 entries towards $60 gift card drawing. In addition I will draw a 2nd name which gets their choice of ½ price steak dinner or 20 entries towards $60 gift card
• Also I will do random giveaways for various items
• Finally listen to a webinar, receive 10 entries towards $60 gift card for answering the questions they asked. Please E-mail or write them down along with your name and title of webinar it came from.

Reminder: Please remember to read the next section of the “Family Fully Alive Book” (September) along with thinking about answers to the questions; so that you can share them with the rest of the council. If you have an answer to any of the questions and can’t make it to the meeting, let me know your answers by e-mailing me.

Youth Assistance at St. Tim’s
The Knights are teaming up with Kristen (Youth Minister) to assist her with Middle School Ed on Wednesday nights. Most of them would be on the off nights of our meetings.
Non-Officers & Ladies- Looking to for your assistance on days that we have our officer’s meetings. I am looking for 2 people on each night. 1st date is Sept. 26th Call or email  Jeremy Hadash to help. **Full list for sign-up will be at September meeting.

Jeremy Hadash
Grand Knight

Our council Christmas Party has been moved to Friday, December 14th.

Ladies Auxiliary
The ladies had the summer off and our 1st general meeting of the year is Wednesday, September 19, beginning at 6:30 pm when we have a potluck for our Knights. Please bring 1 or 2 food items to share.
We’ll review the draft 2018-19 Auxiliary calendar and membership roster. The FINAL will be sent via email (if you have email); otherwise, I’ll send via US mail.
Each year, the annual membership dues are paid to the State in September. If you haven’t already sent in your dues, please bring your money to the meeting.
Please consider helping out at the St. Tim’s annual carnival the weekend of September 7-9. The Knights of Columbus are known for providing huge support for the carnival.
Saturday, October 13 is the Ladies Workshop hosted by New Prague. Please look at your calendar and consider attending. I can drive us to/from the workshop. Sign up during the September potluck or ladies meeting.

Have a good month and God Bless.
Jean Ackermann, President

Council #5141 is going green
In 2019 the Guidepost will be going electronic and sent to members via email.
If you wish to continue to receive the Guidepost, via email, PLEASE provide your email address to FS Gerald Arel, ASAP!

St. Tim’s Fall Carnival
The Knights basically run the grill and need help to make it a success. Ladies are welcome to help to as servers, cashiers and order fillers. Shift Times are as follows:
Friday September 7, 2018: Set-up 1pm-3:30pm, 3:45pm- 7:15pm, 7:15pm-11pm
Saturday September 8, 2018 9:30am- 1:00pm, 1:00pm- 4:30pm, 4:30pm- 7:45pm, 7:45pm- 11:00pm
Sunday September 9, 2018 9:30am- 1:30pm, 1:30pm- 5:30pm
Monday September 10, 2018 8:00am- 12:00pm (Final Clean-Up)

Call Jeremy Hadash if you prefer to do a certain job, let me know**

Remember in Prayers
Deacon Tom (on the loss of his mom), Wally Fletcher’s family (on the loss of his daughter Lynne), Family of Bob Overkamp, Steve Schutze, Fred Timm, Family of Ben Burville, Carrol Vetsch, Ed Bicha, Ken Wallace, Bob Boeding, Lori Houff, Harold Amiot, Dick Smith, Jorge Slater, Alice Turner(wife of James Turner), Bob Cuddigan’s Daughter, The Pope’s prayer for peace, All those effected by the storms and natural disasters, All those suffering from depression, All those who are going Family Promise of Anoka County, All Serving Members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life, All serving members of the armed forces.

We Remember...
This month we pray for the following members who have gone before us. Please pray for them and the families they left behind.
Bill Murray, Jerome Jaspers, Bruce Southmayd, Williard Weber, George Abernathy Jr., Don Overkamp, John Chromey Sr., John Heitzig, Jerome Besch and Lawrence Cronin.

Birthday Wishes
Birthday wishes go out to the following members who are celebrating birthdays in September. Frank Perry Jr., Dennis Koss, Douglas Otte, Harold Amiot, Gregory Hacker, Steven Schuetze.

4th Degree News
1) Interested in Joining the 4th Degree? Next 2 are very close, so no hotel expense. Fall in Lino Lakes on Oct. 27th & Spring in Bloomington on April 27th. If interested, contact Jeremy Hadash, Faithful Comptroller for Nicollet Assembly.
2) St. Tim’s will be hosting a Dinner meeting on Monday March 4, 2019
3) We congratulate Brad Jacobs who has been appointed as our New District Master.

Supreme Convention 2019
It is just about 1 year away. This exciting event brings Brother Knights from all over the globe. There will also be lots clergy in attendance including 10 cardinals, 100 bishops, and many priests. I know many of you have some great talents. Why not showcase them to your brother knights and give them a taste of Minnesota. Let’s show them that we can host a great convention. Sign up online at or ask me for a form to fill out.

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