August 2017 Minutes
Knights of Columbus Meeting August 17, 2017.
7:40 PM meeting called to order.
Chaplain’s message: Dec. Dennis Wright talked about bring open to the power of the Holy Spirit and prayer. Marty encouraged daily mass “it is well worth it”.
Marty Herrmann made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes; seconded by Tony Slack; Travis Risvold was opposed; motion passed.
The last District meeting was at St. Boniface in Waukee. It was apparent that we do as much as larger councils and even more.
Paul Martin gave the financial report: $15,995 in checking, $15,000 in CD. We still need to pay Mike Nieland the proceeds from Hot Rods and Hogs.
Kellie Markey presented a moving talk about her work as a foster parent and starting “Dorothy’s House”, which is a home abused for abused young women. Women tend to stay in the home anywhere from 2 days to 10 months. Unfortunately, it is normal to take in young women that have been tortured. There are currently two houses. There are 9-16 women in one house, and 16+ in the other house. Sex trafficking is not unusual. Interstates 35 and 80 place us at a crossroads of the sex trafficking trade. We talked about making a donation to this cause. We decided to have Kendall get in touch with Kellie to see where we could be of assistance. We also discussed the possibly donating up to $2,500 to Dorothy’s House. A motion was made and it was seconded by Dennis. The motion carried. This will allow us to contribute more than the $500 limit at a future meeting. Larry Spellerberg talked about trying to make this some sort of sustaining gift.
Dave Nixon talked about the PID Tootsie Roll rive. $1,000 was raised at Caseys in Granger, and $500 at Fareway in Grimes. We need more volunteers for the PID Tootsie Roll drive at the State Fair.
Hot Rods and Hogs report (Shannon Godwin): $2,146 proceeds, $1,706.11 in profit. $560 was raised at the feast of the Assumption. Marty Herrmann made a motion to donate $2,200 to Mike Nieland and family (profit from Hot Rods and Hogs and Feast of Assumption). Tom Letsch seconded the motion; motion passed. Beneventi Motors donated $100 gift certificate to the Nieland family for auto repairs to be done at cost.
On August 26 during Granger Day, we will have a pancake breakfast from 8-10 AM. Larry has everything for the breakfast purchased. setup will be at 7 AM. We will be done by 11 AM, and we need about 6 guys the whole time. We will also participate in the parade. Travis will purchase candy for the parade. Bingo will be from 2-4. Shannon is in charge. Marty, Merlin, and Kendall will help.
There will be bingo at the nursing home on Sunday at 1:45. Meet at the church.
Paul Houser talked about the Assumption picnic and bike ride planed for September 24. Cost will be $5 youth/$10 adults. The bike ride is 6 miles from Woodward to the bridge and back or 12 miles round trip to Madrid.
There is tent that had been used for praise fest that has been donated to us.
Ken Wiley and Joe Henkels reported on the freedom rock for the VA hospital. The rock had been moved to the hospital grounds. Baker group had donated the footing and a crane for the installation. A tent has been donated for the paining of the rock. The VA hospital has lost funding for the terrain garden. Donations can be made to the VA hospital and designated for this purpose. $20 flags are still available.
Shannon is missing a metal box of pens that seems to have gotten misplaced during the cleanup following Hot Rods and Hogs.
Meeting adjourned at 8:55.