Assumption Knights of Columbus Officers Meeting Minutes – June 18, 2020.
Due to Covid-19, March and April Council meetings were canceled. June 18 our council convened an online Zoom meeting with 23 members in attendance.
Meeting called to order 7:00 PM.
Roll call – Present: Grand Knight: Phil Stanislav, Deputy Grand Knight: Merlyn Wiese, Treasurer: Paul Martin, Financial Secretary: Tom Letsch, Chancellor: Joe Henkels, Trustees: Shannon Godwin & Travis Risvold, and Recorder: Dan Altier.
Treasures Report: $4,241 in checking; $7001 in savings; $17,433 in CD; $8,857 in Geneser Scholarship CD. Liabilities $1,000 from Geseser Scholarship fund, and $3,000 for scholarships.
Financial Secretary: 18 members have yet to pay dues. Tom estimates that 6 of the 18 may still pay; the remaining likely will not. Travis is assisting Tom with contacting members who have yet to pay.
Donations that we have provided since last meeting: $250 to seminarian’s fund, $500 to Catholic Women’s Club, $1,000 Intervisions Clinic Gala donation, and $250 to support Deb Feick’s mission (This donation was requested and matched by the Social Justice Committee.)
Thank you to all who helped with the Parish grounds cleanup.
Fish Frys: Three fish frys went quire well, and three were canceled due to COVID-19. Remaining supplies were sold to members or donated to homeless outreach. We averaged $1,800 profit per fish fry. We are ~$5,400 short on our fundraising this year because of this.
We discussed Knights Scholarships. A scholarship committee was formed which will be led by Travis Risvold. Other members are Jodi Bermel, Joe Henkels, Merlyn Wiese (non-voting member as he has a child that would likely be competing for a scholarship) and Dan Altier. The deadline for scholarship submission is July 15th.
Breakfasts have not been interrupted so far. Outlook for breakfasts is unknown. Doug Elbert will be helping Larry with managing breakfasts. No plans yet.
Tootsie rolls are in. Merlyn will pick them up from Dennis.
It was decided to cancel the Hot Rods & Hogs fundraiser this year due to current uncertain outlook.
Dale made a motion for a 2nd $500 donation to be made to the Catholic Women’s club; Travis seconded the motion; motion passed.
Funding gap due to cancelled fish frys was discussed. Hot Rods & Hogs has been canceled, and breakfast fundraisers are uncertain. We expect further losses in fundraising in a time of increased need. Travis made a motion to fund the Knights savings account with up to $8,000 from the CD fund; Tom seconded the motion; motion passed.
Officer elections: Phil will not continue as Grand Knight. Merlyn has agreed to step up. Travis will take over as secretary. Remaining slate of officers remains unchanged. Marty made a motion to accept the slate of officers; Tom seconded the motion; motion passed.
Next meeting is July 16th.