July Minutes 2011
Meeting Called to order at 7:40pm
Lead in opening prayer by Father Remi
Roll call was taken all officers were present
(Dan Verhasselt was not present)
Motion was to accept minutes as written: Motion was seconded and approved
Admissions Report: none
Grand Knight Report:
Joe, Tony and Ken helped with 1st degree ceremonies in Elkhart – new Council Chapter – made council status and added 5 new Knights. There are currently about 23 transfer members and 15 new members.
Sidewalk being replaced, all is ready to get started. Demolition starts Friday the 22nd. With electrical work to be done on Saturday the 23rd.
$7558 in banking account 8729 in endowment – all scholarship moneys were paid out. Granger Daze breakfast – $642 was raised – with expenses of 72.00 plus more to be determined. Possible net profit of $350 for the Granger Daze breakfast.
Certificate of Deposit coming due, which is the endowment funds, which will require an additional $1,000 to be added to the total.
Grand Knight – Invoices from July and April – $110 for beverages served at meetings
Invoice Supplies for breakfast $361.32 in food and supplies for aforementioned. All bills approved.
Grand Knight – Time to start thinking about new shirts. The current style is out of stock and will need to be replaced.
Keep updated on the activities of the Knights as we work through the Parish and Community every day.
Michael Musich – Squires Program – Council 12130 was approved for a Squires Program. Mike will be in charge and seeks 2 additional helpers with the program. Official package was received today. The program will require 10 young men, from ages 10 to 18. List was sent around seeking new candidates. Joe Henkels – offered the idea of a fundraiser selling Christmas Cards with a theme of bringing Christ to Christmas. All agreed with the idea. ( this will be the First Activity for the Squires Circle, the Council will provide the funds for this activity)
Troy Koester – Praise Fest on August 27th. Knights will be offering sweet corn, baloney and possibly burgers.
Discussion about the tootsie Roll Drive, 141 Garage Sale and State Fair – Schedule and locations for tootsie roll sales.
Joe Henkels volunteered Knights to oversee electrical work on new parish construction. Requested help from the Knights to install 600 ft of conduit, which will require 6 Knights on Saturday, July 23rd.
Informed Choices Clinic Fundraiser September 24th 2011, hosting a dinner dance at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center. $50 per plate. Ask Joe Henkels for more information
Chancellor Report – Joe Christianson – August will be a busy month. Knights Mass in August 14th at 8:00am– Please update your email address if you are not receiving emails from Joe Christianson. Please volunteer to serve or sing. Bingo at the Granger Nursing Home on August 21st – Doug and his family assisted and hosted in July for about 20 seniors at the Granger Nursing Home. Please participate and bring your children if possible, the seniors really enjoy time with children. Please participate during the Knights Mass.
Motion by Joe Christianson to purchase Christmas cards for a Squires fundraiser – Second by Tom Schenk – Motion approved.
Our Council will be hosting our Council and the District free throw contest at Assumption. Need further discussion about food and refreshments during the contest. Date is yet to be determined however it will be the last two weeks in February.
Need to setup a time for the Audit. Paul and Joe will be available on Monday or Wednesday but will schedule with Jim or Dave.
Tom Schenk – Encourages support for community activities. Side walk construction will raise funds through the sale of etched bricks. – Text of the Mass will change during Advent – please read about the text changes and become familiar with the new changes. Embrace the change. Mass Times are changing come September 3rd. Saturday mass will begin at 5:00pm instead of 5:30pm.
Father Remi – August 15th is the feast of the Assumption. Even though it falls on a Monday. It is a Feast the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Remi invites all to attend mass at 6:00pm. After Mass we gather for dinner all are invited to attend the Mass and Dinner.
Michael Musich – Questioned if we should have knights serve during the August 15th Mass.
Good of the Order:
Joe Henkels – Granger made Star Council this year with the recruitment of 11 new members and meeting all the other qualifications. Our challenges are keeping the members that we already have. It is important that our program, the Power of 10, continues to get members involved.
Joe Christiansen – Change within the Power of 10 as we continue to grow. Getting involved is important for the success of the Knights. Every individual should step forward as they can to participate in Knights activities. We’ll continue to do more to involve more new Knights.
Tom Schenk – Deacon Dan’s wife was admitted to Iowa Methodist West after an emergency visit. Please keep her in your prayers. Dave Owen’s father-in-law passed way, please keep that family in your prayers.
Meeting Adjourned. 8:30