Meal prepared by : Tony Slack
Meeting Called to order : 7:25 PM
Lead in opening prayer by: Deacon Tom Schenk
Roll call was taken officers absent were: Shannon Godwin, Paul Martin, Dale Limoges, and Jarred Robinson
Motion to accept minutes as written by Tony Slack seconded by Deacon Tom and approved.
Grand Knight Report
-doing a 1st degree initiation on May 17, invite anyone you know who is interested
-need a nomination for recorder, or we will nominate someone monthly J
-looking for a designer for a Thank You card/Get Well card that we can use…
-contacted today by the School—they want to set up a breakfast for Book Fair Weekend (Nov. 4)
-June 5th banquet for InnerVisions Health Care (formerly Choices Clinic)—dinner is free, but “bring your checkbooks” (Deac. Tom). Guest speaker is going to be Pam Tebow—Tim Tebow’s mother
-from Father Remi: Confirmation was Wednesday night the 18th, and it went well w/ 32 confirmands ….auction is coming up this weekend….First Eucharist is on April 28th…School graduation is May 20th…Father greatly appreciates our support during his Mother’s illness, she is at home with his brother …Father will be going down again the first week of May.
-State Convention notes: Joe Ramierez is our new state deputy, Dan Warner is the state secretary…next yr’s convention is in Iowa City (Dave Nixon)
-We received two thank you letters; one from Bishop Pates regarding our gift for the 2012 Fairway Fathers event (used to create Vocations awareness within the Diocese) and the other from Jason Kurth, also regarding our Fairway Fathers gift. Bishop Pates and Jason Kurth (Vocations Specialist) ask that way pray that more men and women will respond to God’s call to Vocations, remember those who have served the Diocese as consecrated sisters and priests, and pray for those scheduled to be ordained.
-Deacon Tom…As Knights, we’re called to worship, veneration, and prayer. Adoration is something we do with God, belonging to Him and Him alone. Sometimes as Catholics we get sidetracked by Protestant friends because we’re seen as Worshipping Mary…and it’s not Worship, but veneration and honor. Mary is the Mother of our Lord and deserves highest veneration and praise.
District Deputy Report
-Joe was n/a
Treasurer Report (and Financial Secretary, as Paul was not here tonight)
-9,0817 (CD)…will renew if no one objects
-fish fry’s netted $9,002…
-only 14 unpaid memberships (“a lot better than we used to be”)
-2086.72 for our half of the Lenten/Easter banners, 12.50 for the design of the banners. Moved to approve payment by Tony Slack, seconded by Dave Redig. PASSED.
-Deacon Tom: Granger Daze breakfast will be Sat, Sept. 22. We are still going to serve…Troy asked what the committee liked to have, and Tom said whatever the Knights want to serve.
-Father Remi: Will there be a Knights’ (12130) float in the Granger Daze parade? Tom said we think we’ll see involvement from political entities, schools, etc…so yes there will be a parade and we’ll see what/how we want a float to be. The group generally agreed we should do a float, and we agreed that Tom should just sign us up when the opportunity arises.
-Scholarship program: Goal is to formalize the scholarship program while keeping with the tradition and the Council’s stipulations in the past. Deacon Dan: Now that we’re moving from 8th to 10th grade, we need to add a requirement that the applicant is a confirmed, active, visible member of the Parish who participates and shares in Assumption activities.
Father agreed with this.
Fred Tiernan says that we have always been discriminating about who is selected—“if you don’t make yourself available to work within our walls, to worship here, you won’t be considered.” There was a discussion over how many recipients we should give it to. Dave Redig asked why the amount can’t be divided between the worthy candidates, whoever they are—one one year, five another. Fred and Tony pointed out that the committee members are Father, Fred, and Tony—and “sometimes all (applicants) qualify, and some that never see the inside of the Church.”
Deacon Dan pointed out that no one disagreed with the idea—but that so many things aren’t “codified”—a max per candidate (500 bucks? 3000 pot split between whoever?). Tony pointed out that it depends on the checking acc’t, year to year—and that perhaps the Council should empower the Committee by OK’ing what can be afforded each yr and letting the committee make a decision.
Dan Merry felt that the idea was to codify the process….that there’s X amount out there, for X level of student from Assumption.
John Sims feels that this scholarship should be for someone who’s going to work for it, who’s earned the money because we’ve worked to get it too. Dan Merry pointed out that this is a one-time shot, and that lower amounts really only pay for books “which can be 500 bucks or more.”
Dave Redig noted that if a motion WERE to be made, could it be worded that they get a max of 3K with a floor of 500 per student? Joe Christiansen asked that the floor could be 1k? Fred pointed out that in yrs past, they’ve held onto the money if the students applying aren’t quality candidates.
Dan V added that he enjoyed how we have commended past recipients for their deeds, in Mass, and made a significant deal of it. Tom said we ought to put something on paper, he likes the 1K limit, if we’re flush with cash we can give more…but the rules are good for bookkeeping purposes. Deacon Dan asked if we budgeted a number; Dan M said we just carried the amount from last yr over as it wasn’t really discussed.
Dave Redig moved that “for the fall 2012 scholarship we allow a max of 3k, with a min of 1k per student, with the committee having discretion as to how best use the funds.” Tony Slack seconded, APPROVED BY COUNCIL.
-Fish Fry’s….Dave Watznauer discussed the need for a concrete pad in back for the Fish Fry’s. The School is going to put a concrete slab in behind the building for a preschool playground, as part of their compliance with the State (for Preschool accreditation).
However, when they pour the concrete it’ll be hard for us to improve the area where the Fish is fried for the fish fries. It’s muddy and (as Joe C pointed out) it can be dangerous. We need about 5 yards of concrete, and it will cost about 500 in concrete for our end (the school will take care of theirs, although they need help getting it poured).
Deacon Tom asked why Dave (and also Dave Redig and Dave Nixon) couldn’t do some fact finding and see what we’ll need (cost, materials, etc). Father clarified that this wouldn’t need approval of the building committee or the Parish.
Good of the Order
-Keep some Knights and parish members in our prayers, says Fred Tiernan…PJ Manning (fighting cancer, 4th degree Knight and Council member)….Donnie Manning (Parkinsons, among other issues)…Bob Manning (farm accident on Easter, had 350 stitches in his face and an artificial eye socket)…Fred McKibben…let’s keep our brothers in our Prayers.
-Also: Say the Rosary daily, as Knights it IS OUR DUTY.
Motion to close the meeting and seconded at: 8:30 PM