The month of May is here and with it brings warmer temperatures and a greener landscape, but more importantly “Mother’s Day”. On May the 11th Mothers and Wives will be thanked and pampered, but please remember to keep in our thoughts and prayers the Widows and Families of our departed Brothers.
Deputy Grand Knight; Steve Hughes and I represented your Council at the 98th Annual State Convention last month. Congratulations to our Worthy State Deputy Wally Streit who ran an excellent meeting and was appointed to be our State Deputy for the 2008/2009 term. Brother Brad Cody resigned as our State Treasurer and Brother Phil Birch from Council #7070 was elected. All other State Executive positions will remain the same for the 2008/2009 term.
Past State Deputy Brother Leo Klein announced that the new representative for the Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation for Edmonton will be Brother Dr. Randy Yatscoff.
Congratulations to our District Deputy Brother Lou Normand and his committee for providing a convention that will be hard to top. Our Council helped out with the registration, State Deputy’s Banquet, and provided door prizes for the Friday night Meet & Greet. I would like to thank Brother Arnold Lorenz for taking care of the registration for the convention, Brother Wayne Zuchotzki and his team; Brothers Dave Wehage, Tony Martino and Clint Hagel for volunteering at the banquet, and to Brothers Arnold Lorenz and Brennan Stewart for the donations of door prizes for the Friday night Meet & Greet. Steve’s as well as my family attended the activities offered, and had an opportunity to meet new people and see old friends, and had an excellent time.
Our Council received some awards as well: 1. Winner: Community Activity Award for the 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Congratulations to Brother’s Mitch De la Salle, Ken Schwartz and James Wilson. A write-up on the tournament can be seen in the April Western Catholic Reporter page 19. 2. Best All-Around District & Councils: District # 14 District Deputy Lou Normand. 3. Charities Appeal: Top tickets sales again. Congratulations to Brothers Dick Flis, Anthony White, Paul Liber, Arnold Lorenz and everyone else who participated in this program. 4. 2nd Runner up: Council Bulletin. Congratulations to Brother Anthony Allen.
There will be a Major Degree held on Saturday May 3rd at St. Joe’s High School. All Brothers not having received the Honors of the 2nd & 3rd Degree are encouraged to attend. Contact me if you have any questions or are planning on attending.
Our Council will be holding its last 1st degree ceremony on Saturday May 10th at 9:30am in the St. Thomas More Parish hall. This will be your last opportunity to see our Council degree team in action this Columbian year. If you have not experienced the new ceremony I encourage you to attend. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided after the degree.
With the election of your Council Executive taking place next month the Nominations Committee will be making their recommendations at the May meeting. You are encouraged to consider taking an active role in assisting Council in its growth. Contact Committee Chairman, Brother Tom Spiller (435-1430) for more information or to let your name stand.
May 3rd; Major Degree at St. Joe’s High School. Contact Bro. Rob Liber, 450-0585.
May 4th; March for Life, starting at St. Joseph’s Basilica at 2:00pm.
May 5th; Marion Mass at St. Thomas More Parish, 7:00pm.
May 11th; Mothers Day
May 13th; Council Meeting, Mass at 7:00pm meeting to follow.
May 25th; Pancake Breakfast.
May 25th; Corpus Christie Mass and March, starting at St Joseph’s Basilica at 2:30pm.
June 5th; Council Meeting, Mass at 7:00pm meeting to follow.
June 7th; 2nd annual paint-ball, contact Bro. Wayne Zuchotzki at 437-4464.
June 14th; Installation of Officers and Awards Night Banquet at 6:00pm.
June 15th; Knight’s Mass, contact Bro. Rudy Pisesky at 436-4888.
Brothers these events are being offered to you and your Families. The best thanks that you can give the Program Directors and their volunteers is to participate in their events.
Hope to see you all at the next meeting.
Rob Liber, Grand Knight