January 2017 Minutes
Knights of Columbus Meeting January 19, 2017.
Meeting preceded by Rosary, Mass, and meal. There was also a video 1st degree ceremony. Welcome Kenny O’Brien!
7:35 PM meeting called to order.
Officer role call – Not present were grand knight (Kendall Geneser), chancellor (Merlyn Wiese), advocate (Joe Fernandez), warden (Chris Kitt), and lecturer (Dec. Tom Schenk).
Travis Risvold made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes; seconded by Dale Limoges, motion passed.
Chaplain’s message: Attendance is down at the Mass held prior to Knights meetings. Please consider supporting this Mass that we asked for.
Dec. Dennis Wright thanked the Knights for supporting his prison ministry by providing Rosary guides.
Treasures report: $2,853 in checking ($890 allocated to social justice committee, and $1,100 for state and national K of C is included.), $15,000 in CD. We purchased 1,000 Rosary guides for Dec. Dennis Wright’s prison ministry. The bill was $60. K of C hats will be available for $9 each. Dues statements have been sent out by E-mail. This will save mailing costs. A reminder will be sent soon.
Live Nativity went very well. Special thanks to Shannon Godwin.
District meeting was January 7th. Councils must do more recruit and retain new members. Convention will be held in Dubuque on the 1st weekend in April. This year there will also be a beer tasting contest at the convention. There will be a 4th degree exemplification on that Friday. Note that there will also be an exemplification in Altoona a couple of weeks later.
Adult Faith committee is having a fund raiser this weekend. There will be a dinner (Ken Welch is cooking) after Mass on Saturday and breakfast following both Masses on Sunday. This is the only fundraiser for this group; please attend and show your support. Adult faith is currently putting on a series about the Virgin Mary. They are also putting on an all parish retreat March 18th, and another program this fall.
Joe Henkels reported that the Joppa Christmas went very well. We provided 15 turkeys, 75 pounds of ham, potatoes, and stuffing. We would like to continue this worthy event next year.
Bingo was last Sunday. Special thanks to Dale Limoges.
Shannon Godwin presented a proposal to set up a hospitality fund to pay for donuts. Donut Sunday will be held on the second full weekend each month. As this is for hospitality, and we want to encourage involvement, we do not want to have on offering basket out to pay for the donuts. Marty Herrmann made a motion to have a fundraiser to provide for the ~$600 needed for the fund. Travis Risvold seconded the motion.
Shannon Godwin presented a karaoke night fundraiser to be held Saturday, February 4th from 6:30 to 11:00 PM. The proceeds from this event will be used for funding youth attendance at the National Catholic Youth Conference.
We discussed the tracking of volunteer hours. It is important to document our volunteer hours which is essential for maintaining the K of C non-profit status. This is always a challenge at the end of the year when we need to file an official report. We will be initiating a tracking sheet to document volunteer hours and event proceeds.
There will be an officers meeting this Saturday, 10:00 AM at the Food Depot
Prayers needed for Tony Slack’s son’s brother-in-law who is battling leukemia. He is the father of a 4 year old and a 2 year old.
Ken Wiley reported on the 4th Degree Assembly. We will be selling 3’ x 5’ American flags with 6’ poles to help fund a “Terrain Therapy Garden”. We will sell the flags for $20 each. Our cost is $9.99 each and they come from a U.S. supplier that donates some of the proceeds to the American Legion. Marty Herrmann made a motion to purchase 20 flags ($200) so that we have flags available to purchase. Dan Merry seconded the motion; motion passed.
K of C raffle tickets are available. They are $1 each or 6 for $5. The raffle will be at the state convention, and proceeds will go to K of C sponsored charities.
The Skunk River Band (Troy Koester’s son is in the band) is hosting a fundraising event January 20th at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, 1311 NW 114th Street, Clive to help fund Operation Warm’s effort to provide at least 500 brand new winter coats to economically disadvantaged children living in the Des Moines area.
We talked about the orange cones on the gym floor. Tiles have come up because of water damage. It is thought that the entire gym floor should be replaced. This is a big and expensive job. Unfortunately the current gym floor is covering an older tile floor that is suspected to contain asbestos. Removal of the subfloor is another very large expense. It was suggested that we do not start any big projects that could possibly jeopardize the availability of the gym for the fish frys.
8:15 meeting adjourned.