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October, 2019

Grand Knight’s Message
All we need to do is ASK. Asking those to Join is the key if we are going to grow and be a better council. We simply can’t be afraid. Helpful tips that may work is if you see the husband is busy, ask the wife; and even invite her to be part of the Auxiliary. Utilize our recruiting tools such as the Blue “Join us” card for online membership or the new “I’m a Knight” cards which I introduced at the meeting in September.

Secondly, what happened to our team? It appears everyone used to work well to make our events good. Over the last year, only a couple of us stepped up last year to do the Breakfasts; when in the past when I first started out as Knight there was a different chair for each one. Teamwork is defined as the combined action of a group of people, when effective and efficient; making a task or event successful. So, let’s get back to doing this.

This next month I am again posing a question and challenge to everyone.
1) Is there anything we can do with our current programs to make them better?
2) Move around to a different seat in Mass, maybe by a younger family. Talk to those nearby and ask them “Have you ever thought being a part of the Knights of Columbus?”
Please think on the question between now and the membership meeting in October as I will be looking for answers to bring to the November Officer’s meeting.

Vivat Jesus,
Jeremy Hadash
Grand Knight

Council Officers, please take note:
Worthy Officers, Due to recent changes at my workplace, I am needed more for evenings temporarily. So, for the months of November, December, January, & February, the Officers meetings will be at 6:30pm prior to the General membership meetings. Our officer's meeting for October has moved from Wednesday the 2nd to Friday the 4th and will begin at 6:30pm at St. Tim's. I understand if a few of you can't make it.

Jeremy Hadash, GK

Ladies Auxiliary
A special welcome to the newest auxiliary members—Mary Otto, Jeanne Wymer, and Carol Zmuda. We look forward to our time together serving others. As a reminder, please pay your annual dues ASAP, so our membership lists can be updated for all.

Thanks to everyone who provided food for the potluck and those who cleaned up afterward.

Saturday, October 19 is the Ladies Workshop hosted by Lakeville at Shieldsville, MN. We currently DO NOT have anyone representing #5141. If interested, let me know ASAP and the auxiliary will cover your workshop fee plus hotel.

We will be serving refreshments after the St. Tim’s memorial mass on November 2. Mass begins at 10 a.m. Please arrive to mass early as the Annual Craft Fair will be going on at the same time. Contact Bev, chairperson, to let her know you will be helping serve with her.

Prayer intentions are for Wayne’s sister, Diane; Lenny’s sister, Diane; Elizabeth; Jerome, Lonnie, Marilyn, Jean’s brother-in-law, Jerry. They are suffering from medical conditions. May Mark RIP. Lord please hear all those intentions thought, held in our hearts and not spoken.

Have a good month and God Bless.

Jean Ackermann, Ladies Auxiliary President

Fall Steak and Chicken Barbecue
Fall is here and it’s time for our Council Steak and Chicken Barbecue. Nothing different again this year; we will still be meeting in the Hospitality Center prior to the General Membership Meeting. Gather early as the Social begins at 5:30 pm. The grill should be ready for cooking by 6:30 pm. $5.00 non-meat dinner meal, and $10.00 for Steak/Chicken dinner meal each, Lettuce salad with lots of toppings, baked potato and desert included. RSVP Jim Ackermann by e-mail at by October 9th.

October Second Sunday Breakfast
This month’s breakfast, Sunday Oct 13th, will be scrambled eggs. Help is needed on both shifts. 7:30am-10:30am 10:30am-1:30pm. We will be conducting a membership drive during the breakfast.
Call GK Jeremy to help.

Major Degree here at St.TIm's
Saturday, October 12th, we are hosting a Major Degree at St. Tim’s. 1st degree is at 9am, 2nd at 10am, 3rd degree to follow 2nd degree. Needed: 1 person to assist GK Jeremy in preparing the Luncheon for that day.

GK's note about our Council Meetings
As many had hard time with our meetings inside the Hospitality center (gym) in hearing, all except our 2 steak fries will be in another room this year. Please come through the parish center doors. Summer meetings- As there is no staff in the evening, I ask you to be on time. At approximately 5-10 minutes past meeting start time, the doors will lock back up. These are the rules we need follow from the church for the safety and security of everyone.

Council Membership Dues
A second mailing has been mailed out. We still have 18 members who have not paid dues this council year. Please send your dues payment in as soon as you can. If you have concerns please contact your FS, Gerald Arel. Please send me a note at, or if you wish to contact the Grand Knight, Jeremy Hadash, you may do so.

Call List
The Call List has been modernized. Instead of Phone calls, the Grand Knight will e-mail all Blaine #5141 members upon the passing of a Brother Knight, Wife or Child. Phone calls will still be made to individuals who do not have Computers. Anyone still wanting to be notified by phone, please give me a call and I will put you on the ‘Does not have a Computer list’.
Dick Dols, Call List coordinator.

District Deputy Notes:
• Supreme Convention doing a reach out to the Native American’s who are primarily Catholic
• Webinar Sept 24th @7:30 – Fresh look at Faith in action programs
• Epiphany Sat Oct 21st Spaghetti Dinner to support vocations
• Mary’s Meals Fund raiser Sat Oct 12th 6:30pm @ Hayden Hall at Cathedral – Turkey Dinner
• Family Rosary Processional from St. Capital to Cathedral Friday Oct 4th. 6:30pm assembly

Mark your Calendars!
• Our Spiritual Reflection retreat will be held on Saturday November 16th.
• Our Council Family Christmas party will be held Friday December 13th.
• Details and Flyers in next newsletter. Families are welcome at both events.

We Remember
This month we take time to remember members who have passed away over the years. Please pray for them and their families in prayers. Robert Hosford, Irvin Horning, Bennett Johnsen, Carmon Gregerson, Randy Bauer, Elroy Diers, Milton Rheault, Rev. John Mitchell, Gerald Korkoski and John Hassler. May they rest in peace.

Happy Birthday
The following members will be celebrating birthdays in October. Vern Shereck, Dick Smith, Luke Dolan, Lenny Resler, Jason Bromen, John Streit, Wayne Bromen, Michael Molitor, Edward Bialon, Jeremy Hadash, Julian Jensen and Patrick Frischmon. We hope you have a great day.

Prayer concerns
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord”
Harold Amiot, Ed Bicha, Teena Badzinski, Bob Cuddigan’s daughter, Keith Friendshuh, James Fortwengler, Marcus Haeg, Herb Hoppenstedt, Family of Rudy Kalan (on the death of his son), Rubey Karels (wife of Lee Karels), Dave Lodemeier’s Nephew Noah, Family of Roger Posterick, Deacon Tom Quayle, David Schleeter, Steve Schutze, Jorge Slater, Dick Smith, Family of James (Jim) Turner, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner), Family of Ken Wallace. The prayer for life, and the Pope’s prayer for peace. All those affected by the storms and natural disasters, all those suffering from depression. All serving members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life. All serving members of the armed forces.

4th Degree News
Next Exemplifications: Fall 2019 at Winona, MN on Nov 3, & Spring of 2020 in Walker, MN on April 18th.
Interested in going? Or becoming a 4th Degree Member? Talk to Jeremy Hadash.
October 7th - First Dinner meeting at St. Joseph the Worker, located at 7180 Hemlock Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369

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