Grand Knight’s Message
This month brings a lot of things to think about. First is that we celebrate our Saints and the many different gifts that they had. Next, we remember our brother Knights who has passed before us over the last year. We will pay our respects to them at the Memorial mass at St. Tim’s on Saturday November 2nd at 10am. Ladies will provide refreshments and could use a little help.
In addition, we thank our veterans for their service to our country. Finally, Thanksgiving is coming the end of the month and our grateful for what we are thankful for. But I am going to throw a list twist to the thankfulness part with this month’s reflection question.
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 card” which I introduced at the meeting in September. Need Some let me know.
We have a few ideas for some additional programs, soon to be finalized. Stay tuned and updated calendar will likely go out in December.
This month I am posing a reflection question to everyone.
Many of us are thankful on numerous things of one’s self. But what are you thankful for of others?
Please think on the question between now and the membership meeting in November as I will be looking for people to share.
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.
Jeremy Hadash, GK
As many had hard time with our meetings inside the Hospitality Center (gym) in hearing, all meetings except our 2 steak fries will be in another room this year. Please come through the Parish Center doors.
A special welcome to Maria who joined us at the meeting. We look forward to our time together serving others.
We will be serving refreshments at the Saturday, November 2nd memorial mass. Please let Bev know if you can assist. Arrive early because St. Tim’s & Christ Lutheran Churches have their annual craft fairs at the same time.
Can you help at the Special Olympics Minnesota Bowling Tournament? We need you to volunteer for Brooklyn Park on Saturday, November 23, 114:30 or Sunday, November 24, 10-2:30. Signup to volunteer at http://www.somn.org/KofC.
Our next meeting is a week earlier than the Knights of Columbus, Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 pm where we will adopt-a-family or 2 from St. Tim’s. We will wrap gifts, so please bring wrapping supplies; and please bring a dessert or Christmas goodie to share.
We gave money to St. Tim’s for Thanksgiving baskets.
Prayer intentions were made for improved medical health for Diane, Dawn, Nicole, Elizabeth, Quarme family, Kristi, Jerome, Yvonne and Harold. Special prayer intentions were spoken for Harold & Mary for safety while moving from Minnesota to Arizona and for all those intentions thought but not spoken.
May you and your family have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Jean Ackermann, Ladies Auxiliary President
December's Second Sunday Breakfast
This next breakfast, Sunday December 8th, will be Egg Bake. Help is needed on both shifts. 7:30am-10:30am 10:30am-1:30pm. Ken Resler and Steve Silverdahl are co-chairing. Don’t worry about missing the Vikings vs Lions rematch. We will be listening to the game.
2019 Special Olympics Minnesota-State Bowling Tournament
Friday, November 22nd – 24th @ Brooklyn Park Bowlero, 7545 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Spiritual Reflection Retreat
Our Spiritual Reflection retreat will be held on Saturday November 16th. I am encouraging you highly to attend this. It will be an enlightening & fun day.
Families are welcome to attend, also.
October's Second Sunday Breakfast. A Thank You!
I would like to personally thank Ken Resler, Bob Roiger, Randy Deutsch, John Badzinski, Pete Lundin, Jerome Hacker, Roberta Hacker, Tom Fluegel, Matt Bliss, Al Loerzel, Joan Hadash, Tim Briski, Marland Kimmes, Tom Lodermeier, Dave Lodermeier, Mary Amiot, Dan Otte, Delores Otte for helping make our breakfast a great success. Next one is December 8th.
Council Membership Dues
Reminder to the select few who may have forgotten. 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 email@example.com, or if you wish to contact the Grand Knight, Jeremy Hadash, you may do so.
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:
• 12 Knights from various councils went thru the September Degree hosted by our council
• Special Olympics Bowling November 23-24th in Brooklyn Park
• Epiphany Sat Oct 21st Spaghetti Dinner to support vocations
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.
This month we take time to remember members who have passed away over the years. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. Richard Paul, Stephen Votruba, Raymond Peter, William Ellenbecker, Michael Klaers, Mathias Kremer, Richard Tinker, Michael Welle, Garry Hallman, DeWayne Knobbe and Patrick Chuinard. May they rest in peace.
The following members will be celebrating birthdays in November. Herbert Hoppenstedt, John Wilcox, Robert Jensen, Leo Giesen, Gary Exley, Randy Grachek, Terry Wagner and Jeffry Meek. We hope you have a great day.
“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, Diane Holen (Lenny Resler’s sister), Herb Hoppenstedt, Family of Rudy Kalan (on the death of his son), Rubey Karels (wife of Lee Karels), Kristi LaVelle, Dave Lodemeier’s Nephew Noah, Deacon Tom Quayle, David Schleeter, Dawn Shelton (Lenny Resler’s Niece), Jorge Slater, Dick Smith, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner). 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.
St. Tim’s plan to host Dinner meeting May 2020, details TBA.
We will miss you!
Harold & Mary Amiot have only been part of our council for 5 years, but they are two great people who always enjoyed the camaraderie with others. They both helped when they could and we’re grateful for knowing them. Harold loved to go on the annual KC Fishing Trip, although Mary is the fisher(wo)man of the family. They are pulling up their Minnesota roots and moving permanently to Arizona. We wish them best as they begin a new chapter in their life. We will miss both of you and pray for a safe journey back to Arizona.
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