Knights of Columbus Minutes – March 21st 2013
Meeting started at 7:30 after meal provided by Merlin, Dennis and Tom. Started meeting with prayer and Pledge.
Roll Call: Absent were Jerrod, Travis and Troy.
Minutes: Motion and second to accept minutes from February.
Grand Knight Report: Bishops Blitz Results- 2 new recruits and 4 transfers and several Knights considering reactivating their membership. First Degree Steve Rodriguez and Steve Schwindinger joined.
Chaplain Report: Christ Renews His Parish Tom Spoke. Third Tuesday of every month is Adoration.
District Deputy Report: Jason reported the supreme was in Rome and will support the new pope. Convention is coming up and if want to make donation of Pennies from heaven for vocations need to do so. 4th Degree is coming up as well. Thanked for hosting the free throw contest.
Treasurer and Financial Secretary Report: $12,907 in checking and $11,809 in endowment. Fish Frys around $1400 per event. Winter Dinner Dance around $2800 to Assumption Tuition Assistance Fund.
Old Businesses: Paid for furniture for Father Remi. Have not ordered projector screen yet will after Holy week. Family of the Year is Jodi and Cathy Bermel.
New Business: Had presentation for honey. Call was for Knights to pay for a case and to sell at events.
$60.00 a case. $5.00 cost the company makes $1.00 of which 10% goes is donated to prolife causes. Profits from the Knights sales will go to Inner Vision Clinic
Scholarships Motion to fund $3000 and second. Fred and group will try to get awards sooner so that graduates can display at receptions.
Kim Lehman from the John Paul II Medical Research Institute has a matching grant for up to $50,000 matching grant from Don Lamberti for Alzheimer Research using non-fetal stem cells. Kim is asking for $1,000 from 50 Knights Councils to meet her goal of $50,000. Motioned and second to donate $1,000 to a matching fund and be one of 50 Knights to generate match.
Asked to check to see if one fish fry was to go to Inner Vision. If not will vote next month to do so.
4th Degree: Ken reported April 26th is next 4th degree.
Good of the Order: Granger Days is Sept 21st we will do Pancake’s again and Larry agreed to coordinate.
April 24th is Praise Fest. August 8th Circus with elephants.
Meeting closed at 8:45