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April, 2019

Grand Knight’s Message
What can we do to be a better team? Last month I asked for ideas on new programs for us try next council year and thus far NOT one idea has been suggested to me. I’m asking for ideas on programs, activities, and events that we can do that are not very labor–intensive. As our tired and aging council continues to get older, our bodies get tired quicker and don’t want work as much as they used too. So, finding some alternatives in our programs and activities is the key to keep our council thriving with success. This will also help in our recruitment of younger members, so that we may continue the charitable works in the vision of our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney. I joined this council approximately 11 years ago and it was because I was asked by a couple of great people, Dick Smith & Garry Hallman (who is no longer with us). In addition to being asked, they informed of a few things the Knights did besides the breakfast. This peaked my interest and got me to join. Garry offered to bring me to the degrees. This is going that “Extra Mile” and I think we all need to utilize this when recruiting. I want to thank Jerome Hacker for setting a good example for all of us by taking our newest member to his degrees. I welcome Mike Zmuda to our council. Some had an opportunity to meet him at our last council meeting on the 20th. Thanks to those who participated in the rosary prior to our meetings. We are through our 4th Fish Fry and doing great thanks to all our wonderful help. At our next meeting we have our Steak fry. Normally, we get a guest speaker; but instead I will be showing a video preview of the Supreme Convention and the excitement of what we are about to have this summer in early August. Now to see if you really are 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”, or the landing page app on your phone. I have already checked it 2 times. At our remaining: 3 General Meetings, Breakfast, & 3 Fish Fries I will be checking it 4 more times. For each time you have one, you will get 5 chances, up to 15 chances earned per check 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. Spring Exemplification will be in May 4, 2019 in Bloomington, MN. Interested in going? Contact Jeremy Hadash.

Jeremy Hadash
Grand Knight

Ladies Auxiliary
Hello Ladies
Jean is still enjoying warmer weather, so I will substitute in writing for the GP this month.
We held a general meeting with minutes and treasurer’s report being presented. Also discussed was the nomination of officers. All offices have at least one candidate. If there is anyone who wishes to run for office the nominations will again be open at the March meeting. I have volunteered to stay as VP if there is no one to take the office.
At our February meeting we had a guest from Granny’s Closet who told us about the purpose of the organization, which is to supply basic products to those who are in need, especially the handicap. All they have to do is call and Granny’s Closet will try to provide things such as cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products and other miscellaneous items. We all bought and brought and presented items listed on their website. We also made a $300 cash donation to the organization from the Auxiliary.
Enjoy the Lenten season by coming to the Fish Fries. Remember we need baked goods every Friday during Lent. Bring them to the FF. This is our only moneymaking event for the year. The proceeds go to supporting our various charities.
Meeting was closed with a prayer. And when the men’s meeting was done, we shared in ice-cream sundaes in their room.
God Bless & Have a Blessed Lent & Easter
Gladys Resler, VP

Lenten Fish Fries
The Council Fish Fries are doing quite well which are held in the Hospitality Center. Attendance March 1st-112 (snowstorm), March 8th-360, March 15th-471 and March 22nd-499. Remaining Fish Fry dates March 29th, April 5th & 12th. NO fish fry 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

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.

Ladies Auxiliary Annual Casino Trip
April 28th: Bus trip to St. Croix Casino, Turtle Lake, WI. Cost $10.00 Free Beverages & cash prizes. Bus leaves North of St. Tim’s Hospitality Center at 12:30 PM. Arrive back at 8:15 PM Need more information? Call Jan Dols to RSVP by APRIL 21st.

The Supreme Council is experiencing issues with emails going to Comcast accounts. We believe that this is how Comcast deals with receiving emails from a ‘No Reply’ process in general (not just from the Knights of Columbus), which is the current industry standard. We are working to determine if the Supreme Council can change our process to allow emails to go through to our members with a Comcast email address.

Tootsie Roll Drive
April 26-28. Shifts are the following: Friday 4/26 Walmart Riverdale (2 people per shift)- 10a-12p, 12p-2p,2p-4p, 4p-6p & Star Liquor (1 person per shift) 1p3p,3p-5p,5p-7p,7p-9p Saturday 4/27 Wal-Mart Riverdale (2 people per shift) 11a1p, 1p-3p, 3p-5p, 5p-7p & After 5pm Mass (4 people needed). Sunday 4/28 After 8:30am & 10:30am masses (4 people needed for each mass) Contact Don Hosford to sign up.

Prison Ministry Benefit
Help is need with the following: Room set-up (3 people) 4pm5:30pm, Cashier 5:30pm-8pm, Bingo card Sales counter (5:30pm-8pm), Bingo Caller (6p-8:30pm), Bingo winner verifiers (3 people) 6pm-8:30pm, Refreshment preparers 4:30pm-6pm.

Seminarian News
Our Seminarian, Deacon Joseph Gifford’s ordination to the Sacred Priesthood is Saturday May 25th @ 10am Cathedral of St. Paul.  Mass of Thanksgiving, Sunday May 26th @10:30 Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake.

Election of Officers
It is that time in our council year to elect officers for next year. Nominations will take place at our April general meeting. Please think about becoming an officer if you have been thru the 3 Degrees. We need officers each and every year so please contact our Grand Knight Jeremy Hadash if you have interest.

April 2nd Sunday Breakfast
April 14th will be our last 2nd Sunday Breakfast which is also Palm Sunday. Shifts will be 7:30 to 10:30 AM and 10:30 to 1:30 PM. Assemble Egg Bake 6PM Saturday 4/13. We will be serving pancakes, French toast, Sausage, hash browns and beverages. Ham and Cheese Egg Bake and Cheese, Peppers, onions, Mushrooms Egg Bake. 

April Steak Fry
Spring is here. The Council Spring Steak Fry will be held on April 17th. 6PM social with Grilling starting at 6:30. Menu: Steak, Chicken or non-meat, Salad, Baked potato and make your own ice Cream Sundae. Prices $10.00 per person and $5.00 for non-meat.

We Remember
We remember those who have gone before us. Please continue to pray for them and their families. Andrew Passe, John Beaudry, Gilbert Choquette, Herb Winter, Theodore Doll, Leonard Inderlee Jr., John Buttwiller, Leonard Hassler, Ed Weidell, George Krause, Claude Schlichting and Leonard Inderlee Sr.

Happy Birthday
Birthday wishes go out to the following April birthdays Joseph Modesette, Kenneth Klisch, Lyle Lindberg, Keith Rasmussen, Dennis Schroeder, Gerald Hadzima, Fred Timm, Don Westman, Allan Trapp, Michael Allard, Steve Silverdahl, Fr. Harry Tasto, Timothy Skillings, Corey Geist, Roger Posterick, James Fortwengler and Bob Roiger. Have a great day as you celebrate.

Prayer concerns
“We lift up this concern to you, O Lord”
Jean Ackermann's father John, Harold Amiot, Teena Badzinski , Ed Bicha, Bev Bromen, Bob Cuddigan’s daughter, Jim Dols, James Fortwengler, Jim Jacobson (cousin of Steve Silverdahl), Robbie Loerzel, Deacon Tom Quayle, Jeff Revering, David Schleeter, Jorge Slater, Dick Smith, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner), 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, 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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