Knights of Columbus Meeting July 21, 2016.
Meeting preceded by installation mass and meal.
8 PM meeting called to order.
Joe Henkels motion to let women stay for meeting (women were present for installation mass and meal). Motion seconded by Tony Slack. Motion passed.
Opening prayer – Grand Knight
Joe Fernandez motioned to waive the reading the minutes, as they’re posted on the Assumption Knights website. Motion seconded by Larry. Motion passed.
Officer role call – Not present were deputy grand knight (Jodi Bermel), warden (Chris Kitt), trustee #3 (Travis Risvold), chaplain (Fr. Dominic), and lecturer (Dc. Tom Schenk).
Grand Knight announcement – Kendall has taken a new job that will keep him busy until 8PM, but only until February. It was decided that this would not be a problem as there were others that could fill in when needed.
District Deputy Report – Jamie talked about tootsie rolls – 9-3 shift last Saturday of Iowa State Fair (August 20th).
Treasurer’s Report – $3,218.80 checking, $16,018.60 endowment. $3,000 paid to 4 K of C Scholarship winners. Endowment CD is up December 7th.
Bob Mullenbach reported that the monument was installed. Brenda will put information in the bulletin. It was suggested that there be a blessing of the monument during the feast of the assumption. Second payment for the monument will be $1,495. Joe Henkels suggested that the full $3,000 in monument expenses be moved from the endowment into the general fund.
Tony Slack reported on InnerVisions Clinic speaker Abby Johnson. Gruesome details about practices at Planned Parenthood clinics. Freezer for aborted babies termed “nursery”. Assembling baby parts to ensure that everything was removed in abortion. Shannon will put a link on the Assumption Knights website.
Shannon reported on Hot Rods and Hogs. Proceeds will benefit formation of Granger VSS. $3,000 in startup costs needed. Hot Rods and Hogs will be Saturday, August 6th. Menu will include pulled pork coleslaw and corn. 24 dozen ears of corn will be donated. Corn shucking the night before.
Dale reported that the Knights bingo needs more volunteers; kids too. The kids are very much appreciated in the nursing home.
Ken Welch reported that Anthony (Brother Pier Giorgio) will be taking his first vows in August (Franciscan Friars of the Renewal) and will be back home on August 22nd. There will be a party at church on Saturday, August 27th at 6pm.
Tony Slack introduced Ken Wiley as the “faithful navigator” for the Thomas Cummings 4th Degree Assembly. Ken reported on a V.A. Hospital tour. Patients sit outside and need visitors. Children and dogs are especially appreciated by patients. Ken mentioned that 6-12 patients pass away each weak and are taken out in body bags behind closed doors. They would like to raise funds so that bodies could be transported in dignity draped with a USA flag. ~$20 for 5’ x 8’ flag. Perhaps this could be done at the council level. Shannon suggested a fundraiser specifically for this benefit.
Dan Merry reported that Fr. Dominic sends his thanks for tuition scholarships in Ghana. Three students received scholarships, and there is still money left.
Joe Henkels reported on “Little Houses” and is building a tri-fold advertisement. Joe asked for $90 to cover half of the materials. Tony Slack – motion to pay the full $180. Marty Herrmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Kendall reprted on “Christians at Risk Fund”. Motion to investigate the charity. Larry volunteered to research the fund.
Bob Mullenbach is looking for help moving office cubicles from Goodwill to Assumption. Meet at 8:30 in Johnston at Goodwill. 9:30 at church to unload.
Needed a 1 more to attend the district meeting Joe Fernandez volunteered.
Ken Wiley reported that the keg has not been taken care of properly. He will provide an information sheet with instructions. Tray needs to be washed out and the kegerator should be left plugged in even if the keg is empty (keeps mold from growing).
Dan Merry reported on St Vincent DePaul. 22K for city golf tournament. Education center looking for help with a math teacher at center on 6th Avenue 2 blocks north of University. Need to teach people ages 20-50. Effort to eliminate hunger in Polk County. New food pantry on Army Post Road.
Meeting adjourned ~9 PM.