Grand Knight’s Message
HAPPY NEW YEAR
What a year 2020 was, with all its trials and tribulations. As we start 2021, I hope it will find you and your families well and full of hope.
January is Pro-Life Month; there will be a prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Paul Friday Jan. 22nd at 10:30am with a possible march to the State Capital. I encourage you to attend if possible. I will keep you informed as I receive further details.
At our Officers Meeting we decided that we will continue to conduct our Officers and General Meeting virtually until March. The officers will revisit the issue at the February Officers Meeting.
We have sent a proposal to St. Tim’s to host Take Out Fish Fries this Lenten Season. We are awaiting their response at this time. I will keep you informed with further details as we receive them.
Supreme has instituted a new format regarding how we conduct our Monthly Membership Meetings which has streamlined it. Hopefully, we will be able to conduct our meeting in about one hour.
If you need any assistance during these trying times, please reach out to us so we are maybe able to help you. Remember our 3rd Principal is Fraternity. We are here as a council to support each other.
Happy New Year Auxilians and families,
Jim and I hope you all had a safe and blessed Christmas season. We pray you have a Safe, Happy and Blessed New Year.
During 2020, we encountered so many changes in our lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Personally, we cancelled birthday, holiday, and family celebrations. Throughout all this, I am grateful for our resiliency to connect via email, telephone, cards, and Zoom.
Prayers are being said for all auxilians and their families. Specific prayers are for those who have contracted Covid-19 that they recover, for those who have died from Covid-19 that their families find peace, and for those who are taking the vaccine that this will eradicate the pandemic and give all of us a new beginning to the new year.
Life as we know it has changed, but maybe that’s a good thing. God only knows what our future holds. Praying that 2021 is less eventful for all.
Yours in Christ,
Jean Ackermann, Ladies Auxiliary President
Knight Foundation Raffle Tickets
Next month you will be receiving a letter from the council explaining the process for getting raffle tickets sold early next year. This process has been done in past years at fish fries and breakfasts.
Since we are not having sit down versions of these, we need to find a way to sell the tickets. Each council member will get 2 tickets to sell, that is unless you want more. If you want more contact your FS. The cost per ticket is $5.00 with half the money coming back to the council.
The Knight Foundation donates money to worthwhile council projects. For our council, the Ladies Auxiliary received money to help fund the processional cross at St. Tim’s as well as money given to our council for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Basket project at St. Tim’s. Stay tuned for more next year on this.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the January 30th, 2021 Concertina Bowl will be postponed until, hopefully, 2022.
Some of the many concerns:
• Brook Hall limits of 200 people at one time
• Older Polka Dancers
• Jammers and Volunteers coming
It is way too dangerous for community spread.
Hopefully 2022 will bring us more safer times.
Dick Dols & Art Ohotto
All regularly scheduled functions between now and February of 2021; have been changed to either occur virtually, or in a highbred form, or postponed or cancelled until further notice. Details below.
General Membership Meeting
Fish Fry (Will know more @ January Meeting)
Concertina Bowl 2021
Free Throw Contest 2021
A few short years ago I recall hearing at our meetings how our membership was struggling to stay above 200. It hasn’t been that long ago and now we have dipped below 175. Just this council year we have lost 9 members to death. Please try to recruit someone to breathe new life into our council. I would like to contact Supreme about new members, not telling them another member has died.
Please keep the council updated when you have a change of address, change of phone number and finally a change to your email. It really helps us to keep track of where to send things to you. If you have any changes, please forward them onto the FS.
Just a reminder FYI. On the back of your membership card it has my name and phone number. Please make sure your loved ones know this in case you are sick or have passed away.
Each month we take time to remember members who have passed away. Many of those members helped form this council. This month we recall some of our earlier members who have passed away. Dr. William Bendel Jr., William McClean Jr., Marvin White, Vern Plasience, James Booth, Al Ilacqua, George Olson, William Dolle, Michael Gutenberg, Albert Kessler, William Michaels, Alden Ryan, Alan Beidleman Leo Peek, Virgil Acker, Cecil Prokop, Donald Sotanski, Jose Colon and Alan Fitzgerald Please pray for their families. May they rest in peace.
We have 10 members who will be celebrating a birthday in the month of January. They are Eugene Otto, Donald Ridout. Dick Witucki, Leonard Jansen, Steven Moorhouse, Edward Sherburne Jr., Peter Lundin, Edward Kidrowski, William Bayer Jr., Lonnie Rudolph, Dennis Hoch, Dave Lodermeier, Carl Wymer, Tom Revering and Dan Hayford. Happy Birthday to all, hope you have a great day.
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord” Harold Amiot, The Family of Ed Bicha, The Family of Father Pat Griffin Former Pastor at St. Tim’s, James Fortwengler, Rubey Karels (wife of Lee Karels), Jorge Slater, Larry Welch, Dennis and Lorraine Koss, Ed Kidrowski, Vern Shereck, Fred Timm, The prayer for life, and the Popes prayer for peace. All those affected by storms and natural disasters. All those suffering from depression. All those suffering from the Coronavirus. All those suffering from the recent civil unrest. All serving members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life. All serving members of the Armed Forces.
4th Degree News
Next Exemplifications: • Virtual Exemplication will be held on Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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