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February, 2019

Grand Knight’s Message
At the last membership meeting I showed a video of former Viking Matt Birk, who gave an address to the College Knights. This address was very key to our day in the Catholic faith and how there may a war going on; but with the right army (Us Knights), we can win this battle. I often think what he said also refers to us in how we recruit today. If one person is the only recruiter against many in the parish, then he’s often met by rejection. We as a council must recruit as a team or as Matt Birk said “If we going to battle, we better have a good army of men to fight; because with all us working together, we will win” Let’s each one of us take a moment to ask 1 person over the next month to join. Let us represent our council by having the most at our own hosted degree. In February, we will have our winter membership drive. In March, we will have “March Madness Recruiting at fish fry 1,3, & 5.

Now, to see if you are actually reading this, I want to see who is prepared to ask someone to join. So, between now and June, at random, I will check to see if you have either a Form 100 or Join Us Card on you. I am going to do 6 times or more at our General Meetings, Breakfasts, & Fish Fries. For each time you have one, you will get 5 chances in a separate drawing for a $25 gift card.

Incentives for 2nd half of the fraternal year
1. Recruit one New Member, Get 100 entries towards the $60 gift card, bring them or show up to support him as he goes through the degrees; Get 250 entries
2. Submit a new simple program, event, or activity that we could try in the future; Get 20 entries towards $60 gift card
3. Each recruited member gets you the chance to attend the Supreme Convention free of charge
4. Work a shift for one of our activities, receive entries towards $60 gift card. Number of entries varies.
5. Submit Hours to me for your volunteering outside of KC functions receive 5 entries per hour volunteered

4th Degree News
1. St. Tim’s will be hosting a Dinner meeting on Monday March 4, 2019
2. Spring Exemplification will be in May 4, 2019 in Bloomington, MN. Full Details TBA.

Jeremy Hadash
Grand Knight

Ladies Auxiliary
Jim and I are traveling, and VP Gladys will be handling the February and March meetings. Thanks, Gladys.
During our usual meeting, we will be having a Respect Life meeting for Granny’s Closet ( ). They need facial tissue, bathroom tissue, lotions, cleaning supplies, handy wipes, Clorox wipes, laundry soaps for sensitive skin. Grannys Closet hosts a warehouse site in each county stocked with clothing, personal care items, and general household necessities to help county and agency workers fill the needs of their clients at absolutely no cost to them. Thank you, Bev, for arranging for a speaker to attend the February meeting. Remember we start our bake sales the Friday before Lent (March 1), which is our usual “warm up” before Lent. Please have your baked goods at the hospitality center between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Prices will be the same as last year. Help is appreciated for the bake sales or Fish Fries, especially to help clean up in the dining area.

March will be nominations for our new officers. We need a VP, so please consider helping us this coming year. All other officers have expressed an interest in continuing their positions. As of now, I will be continuing as President, Secretary Roberta, Treasurer Yvonne, Trustees Bev/Kristi. Prayerfully consider being our VP.
Blessings to you and yours during this winter season.

Yours in Christ,
Jean Ackermann

We Remember
We pray and remember the following members who have died. Many of them helped form and shape our council. Joe Cournyea, Donald Smith, Andrew Passe, John Beaudry, Gilbert Choquette, Herb Winter, Theodore Doll, Leonard Inderlee Jr., John Buttwiller, Leonard Hassler, Ed Weidell and George Krause. May they rest continue to rest in peace.

Happy Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday wishes go out to the following members who are celebrating birthdays in January. Eugene Otto, Donald Ridout, Ray Sowada, Larry Daigle, Dick Witucki, Leonard Jansen, Steven Moorhouse, Edward Sherburne Jr., Peter Lundin, Edward Kidrowski, William Bayer Jr., Lonnie Rudolph, Dennis Hoch, Dave Lodermeier, Carl Wymer, Thomas Revering and Dan Hayford.

Prayer concerns
Jeff Revering, Deacon Tom Qualye, David Schleeter, James Fortwengler, Teena Badzinski, Ed Bicha, Ken Wallace, Jonathan Silverdahl, Don Hosford, Jerome Hacker, Jim Jacobson(cousin of Steve Silverdahl), Harold Amiot, Dick Smith, Jorge Slater, Alice Turner(wife of James Turner), Bob Cuddigan’s Daughter, The feast of St. Ignatius, the prayer for life, The Pope’s prayer for peace, All those effected by the storms and natural disasters, All those suffering from depression, All those who are going Family Promise of Anoka County, All Serving Members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life, All serving members of the armed forces.

Good of the Order-
Reminder: I would like reported to me your good works, so I can mention during the meeting and in the guidepost. You can call me with the goods work that you or another brother knight has done.

Raffle Tickets
The Knights Foundation raffle tickets are available. Please look for them at council events. Cost is $5.00 per ticket. Money prizes. Half of the ticket money does come back to the council so please try to buy one or more when you are at an event.

Council #5141 is Going Green
In 2019 the Guidepost will be going electronic and sent to members via email. Currently you should be receiving test copies via email and the usual paper copy. If you are a member and not receiving the electronic version that means we don’t have a correct email for you or we don’t have your email at all.

If you are the spouse of a member that is deceased we still want to get you information on what is happening in the council. If you wish to receive the Guidepost, via email, PLEASE provide your email address to FS Gerald Arel, ASAP! Email me at

Help Is Needed
Your help is needed with the following….Youth Assistance- Kristen is looking for 2 people on each night from about 6:30pm-8pm to be leaders of discussion or other small tasks as needed for the night. The upcoming dates are… Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 27 Apr 3, 10 *There is training & background check needed only if you plan on helping for more than 2 nights.

Major Degree- Looking for a few people to assist with the Major Degree we are hosting. Jobs are …. 1) Stand by door to let people in 2) assist with registration 3) 2 people Assist with set-up Friday evening in rooms and in preparing the luncheon.


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