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March, 2019

Grand Knight’s Message
What is Teamwork? It is the combined action of a group of people, being effective and efficient. We all work together at each of our events to help in making them a success. Although this year when it comes down those as leaders and chairing an event I am a little disappointed. To be more specific I am talking about our Breakfasts and Fish Fries. Yes, some our good help is no longer with us; but this shouldn’t mean we start quitting among ourselves as role models for our council. As I am very grateful that someone is willing to chair 3 breakfasts, It works 10x better when there is a different chairmen for each one. This can also work for the Fish Fries maybe a rotating chairmen schedule of 3 people. Some of you individuals have chaired breakfasts in the past and did a wonderful job, so why didn’t you step up this year? Taking the factors of the above stated, if this continues on; our team will start to be the “New England Patriots” wannabes. Now, I want this team to be that “Super Bowl” winning team that everyone wants to be a part of. And maybe we need to think outside the box a little bit like do more breakfasts without eggs. It doesn’t need to be fancy. I’m asking everyone to really think about it and let me know what your thoughts are. This will be a discussion in May at Officers meeting and anyone is welcome to share their thoughts.

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.

For information about the 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, click here.

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. Interested in going? Contact Jeremy Hadash.

Jeremy Hadash
Grand Knight

Ladies Auxiliary
After a week delay because of weather the Ladies meeting was held, opening with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Roberta read the minutes from the December meeting and Sandy read the Treasurer’s report. Jean was on winter vacation so I took over.
We had nomination of officers. The slate is as follows: Jean Ackermann; President, Vice President; Open, Secretary, Roberta Hacker; Treasurer, Yvonne Rasmussen. Elections will be next month. If there is anyone that would like to run for office please step up.
There was discussion about and reminder about the Fish Fry Bake Sale. Please bring your home baked goods to St. Tim’s Kitchen by 4:30 on Friday’s. (By the time you read this we will be having our first sale of the Lenten season)
We had a guest from Granny’s Closet (Wendy Dahlen) who explained what it was and how donations are used and distributed.
The meeting continued with prayer concerns and was closed with saying the Our Father.
Hope to see you next month
Gladys Resler, VP

Lenten Fish Fries
The Council Fish Fries will be starting Friday March 1st with a Pre - Lenten one in the Hospitality Center. Then every Friday except for Good Friday. Your help is needed starting 1 pm getting setup, 3 pm start cooking, during Fish Fries, helping Confirmation groups bus tables, and 7 PM clean up and restoring kitchen back to how we found it. Anyone not working Friday night help is also needed Saturday morning usually 7 AM for additional cleaning of fryers, tanks and equipment. This is our major fundraiser for the year and we are well known for having the best Fish Fry in the Metro area. Chairman - Dave Lodermeier and Dick Dols. For additional information or signing up for a particular Fish Fry or job, call Dick Dols.

Fish Fry Menu: Baked Cod or Deep Fried Pollock, French Fries, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Fresh Bread & Beverage.
Prices: Adults $12:00, Seniors over age 62 $10.00, Children $5.00, No charge for children 5 and under.
Serving starts at 5 PM until 7 PM.
The Ladies Auxiliary will be having a bake sale in the back of the Hospitality Center.

We Remember
We remember those who have gone before us. Please continue to pray for them and their families. Jack Sanders, Leroy Lewendowski, Kenneth Juneau, Dr.Matthew Plasha, Frank Kosiak, John Gayda, Joseph Boyko, Frank Kostick, Otto Husnik, Alan Waldo, Joe Cournyea and Don Smith.

Happy Birthday
Birthday wishes go out to the following March birthday’s. Frederick Lamers, Robert Peters, Lawrence Patrick Schleeter, Leon Arenas, Steven Gubrud, Gerhard Bannenberg, Cyril Mrosia, David Patrick Schleeter, Larry Zmuda, Dale Arnes, James Turner, Patrick Bonifas, James Stebbins and Larry Welch. Hope you have great days.

Prayer concerns
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord”
Harold Amiot, Jim Arel, Teena Badzinski, Ed Bicha, Bev Bromen, Bob Cuddigan’s daughter, James Fortwengler, Don Hosford, Family of Louise Hughes, Jim Jacobson (cousin of Steve Silverdahl),Kraig Kalan, Ben Palmoti, Family of Mike Prokott, Deacon Tom Quayle, Jeff Revering, David Schleeter, Jorge Slater, Dick Smith, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner), Ken Wallace. The feast of St. Ignatius, the prayer for life, and the Pope’s prayer for life. All those affected by the storms and natural disasters, all those suffering from depression, and all those who are going to 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.

Concertina Bowl
The Concertina Bowl was January 26th. Attendance was down 50 from 2018 to 416 customers due to light snow and cold temperatures. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time to make the 41st Concertina Bowl a success. Anyone who has or know someone who has a Sheetrock Dolly for sale let me know. It is a great way to move Dance Floor panels into Brook Hall. - Dick Dols and Art Ohotto Co-Chairman.

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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