Knights of Columbus meeting (May 19, 2016)
Called to order at 7:23 PM
Opening prayer by Fr. Dominic
Roll Call – Absent was Recorder (Merlyn Wiese), Warden (Darrin Limoges), Trustee 2 (Troy Koester)
Chaplin’s Message: Keep present in our minds the Solemnity of the Most Holy Spirit which we are celebrating May 22nd, 2016. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit represent Unity from the beginning of time. Let us mediate what unity means.
Reading of the minutes from previous meeting was waived, motion by M. Herrmann, 2nd by Fernandez.
Grand Knight’s Report:
Thanks from Tony Slack for the support from the parrish for the tootsie pop drive for ‘Culture of Life’. $700 raised.
Good response for KofC insurance steak fry. Many thanks for all the volunteers.
Travis offered personal account of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and how important it is in his life.
District Deputy’s Report:
Many thanks to Granger Council 12130 for participation with ‘Culture of Life’ Tootsie Pop drive. Only council in district to participate.
Jamie is representing Iowa at Supreme Convention. Congratulations and good luck.
Need extra help with ‘Rebuilding Together’ project. Help is for a women home that was damaged by a fire. 1st work days are May 27th and May 28th. Contact Travis or Jamie for more information.
$8,806 in checking and $16,018 in endowment. $4,000 in liabilities ($1000 Intervision, $3000 scholorships)
$586.50 from ‘Culture of Life’ to voted on organization. Motion by Steve Rodriguez to donate money to State K of C’s ‘Ultrasound Initiative’. 2nd by Fernandez. Approved.
Financial Secretary Report:
Filed form 990
Has $700 worth of bills that still need processing.
Many thank you cards were passed around. St. Vincent, On with Life, Easter Seals, Fr. Dominic.
Typically 10% of fish fry proceeds to the Catholic Womens Club for helping with desserts and drinks. Motion by Fernandez to donate $1000, 2nd by John Sims, Approved.
Talk about more fundraisers to raise more money. Additional breakfasts were mentioned. Those serve both to raise money and community building. Talk about trying different things for breakfast. Try adding 2 additional breakfasts through the summer, targeting mid to late June and August…trying to avoid State Fair. Possible time in June could be the Sunday after Vacation Bible School (June 12th, 2016). Motion by Steve Rodriguez to split the money 50/50 with Vacation Bible School from the proceeds from the June 12th breakfast, 2nd by Joe Henkels, Approved.
Talks about the future of the Endowment. Motion by Joe Henkels to use money from Endowment to pay for the Dignity of Life Monument. Money would transfer to checking for rembursment. Approx. $3500, 2nd Tom Letsch, Discussion: Check for $1500 was already written, approx. $2000 left, small penalty if use money now, matures in December…maybe wait until then. Approved.
Joe Henkels addressed the council about the Innervisions Gala coming up. 1 table reserved. Invited council members to get another table. Contact Joe for more info.
Dylan presented idea to use money to help families provide Christmas gifts to the children. This would benefit local families. Dylan was asked to develop plan further and represent to the council next month.
Tom Letsch mentioned that Granger is up and running with the Volunteer Support Services program. Serves locals helping them getting to and from doctor appointments. Looking for volunteer to approach leaders to see what needs are. Contact Tom for more info.
Committee was formed to possible rainy day fund from the endowment. Members are Marty Herrmann, Dan Merry, Joe Fernandez, Kendall Geneser, Paul Martin.
Nominations for the Officers for our upcoming Faternal year are:
Grand Knight: Kendall Geneser
Financial Secretary: Steve Rodriguez
Deputy Grand Knight: Jodi Bermel
Chancellor: Merlyn Wiese
Advocate: Joe Fernandez
Recorder: Dan Altier
Treasurer: Paul Martin
Warden: Chris Kitt
Inside Guard: Ken Welch
Outside Guard: Dave Watznauer
Lecturer: Dc. Tom Schenk
Trustee 1: Travis Risvold
Trustee 2: Shannon Godwin
Trustee 3: Dan Merry
Chaplain: Fr. Dominic
Motion by Dan Merry to accept nominations, 2nd by Marty Herrman, Discussion: Remove Troy Koester as Trustee, Add Dan Merry, Dan accepted and modified motion including Dan Merry as Trustee. Approved.
Insurance Report: None
Good of the Order: None
Closing Prayer: Travis Risvold
Adjourned at 8:47 PM