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Knights of Columbus August Newsletter

Greetings Brother Knights,

Grand Knight’s Report

August 12th is our founder Fr. McGivney’s birthday. In honor of his birthday the 5:00 p.m. mass will be said in his remembrance.

Due to the severe weather we had to cancel our July Council meeting at Tom Kretchman’s airfield. We are rescheduling for August 23rd. Again all family members are invited to attend so I hope to see many of you there to enjoy good food and friendship. All food and beverages will be provided so please RSVP to me if you are able to attend by August 20th so we can plan accordingly. We are also hoping to again have airplane rides.

RSVP to: 845-9253 or

If there is anyone that you know that may be interesting in becoming a Knight, please feel free to bring them along to this event. Please say an extra prayer for “good weather!

We are holding our regular council meeting on August 17th. No business at this event, just enjoy.

There is no Community Meal on Sept. 2nd due to the Labor Day holiday weekend. We are asking instead for Knights to help out with the Flags for Food program on Sept. 4th.

We are now putting our previous History Books in the newly set up Parish Library. If you know of anyone that may be interesting in becoming a Knight the books are available to show the activities and events that we are involved in.

We will again be in need of volunteers for the brat/food stands that are set up during Ironman, Sept. 10 on the St. Andrew’s Parish Grounds. This is a fund raising event for our council with set up starting about 6:30 a.m. and going until about 3:00 p.m. We will also need volunteers to assist with the football, soccer, and basketball contests.

September 25th is the Middleton KC’s Golf Outing at Pleasant View Golf Course. This is a Best Ball Scramble with a cost of $75/person. This includes, golf, cart, prizes and food. Last year we had 2 foursomes. Please let me know if you are interested in participating.


Knight of the Month – Ron Lease
Family of the Month – Nick & Katie Haun
Certificates of Appreciation – Bill Cassel, Pancake Breakfast Coordinator

Call for Prayers

Let us pray for all of our fellow Knights and their families that are in need of our thoughts and prayers while they are facing difficult times in their lives: Knight Richard Lyons, Brother Jim Bosch’s Daughter Jill, Knight Paul Gal-limore’s Daughter Hannah, Pam Heyde, Sonia Liboy and Lucille Pernot.. Also First Responders, Military Person-nel and those affected by natural disasters.

Happy Birthday to Knights celebrating in August:

  • Eugene Esser – August 1
  • Stephen Runde – August 8
  • Ryan Zakrzewski – August 9
  • Mario Liboy – August 11
  • Ryan Hartberg – August 12
  • Ron Lease – August 13
  • Peter Fill – August 14
  • Lee Purdy – August 20
  • William Yallaly – August 20
  • William Cassel – August 23
  • Robert Lightfoot II – August 23
  • Joseph Rufer – August 23
  • Mark Rayha – August 27
  • David Reisinger – August 30

Clyde Hellenbrand
Grand Knight

Message from our field agent

  • Serving 6 Councils
  • 120 Letters Sent to Members
  • 312 Calls Made to Members and Prospects
  • 128 Members and Prospects Talked To
  • 45 Appointments Made
  • 48 Members I met with
  • 0 Pancake breakfast help out, helped out for setting up at 4th degree.
  • 4 Council Meetings Attended
  • 3 Officer installation ceremonies
  • 3 District Meetings
  • 0 Membership drives
  • Applications Written: Several Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Disability, Annuities and Retirement Plans
  • 2 Death Claim(s)

Food for Thought:
Today, I want to address the growth of the Order. Membership growth is the fuel that keeps this great fraternal engine running. All of our charitable works at the council, state, national and international level are thanks to our hard-working members. And more members equals more charity. Take time to ask a friend to join and be part of Your Great Council. The Council’s Future is in Your Hands!

Have a Blessed Month
Jim Froh, Field Agent KOC

Program Director’s Report

The July meeting was well attended. August will be an eventful month. Father John Sasse attended and introduced and welcomed!

On August 5th (First Saturday in August) there will be the BPNN community meal. There are still open slots for volunteers to take part in a worthy cause. Please sign up!

Don’t forget to put in your volunteer hours and if you are late don’t worry you can put your hours in for whatever month you missed. Use this link.

The Knights held a pancake breakfast on July 23rd that was attended by 79 peo-ple! We received $73.00 in donations and $421.00 for the breakfast. Total raised was $494.00. Thanks to all the volunteers that took part and donated. The money will go to St Vincent de Paul School Supply Drive.

Just a reminder that the Mallards Game is August 12th! It will be a great time with the Tailgate goes from 2:30 – 5:00 and the Game starts at 6:30. The Mal-lards will be playing the Battle Creek Bombers!

Labor Day Flags for Food will be on Labor Day Monday September 4th. Please take a short amount of time to help distribute and pick up flags in Verona.

The Diocesan Sporting Event will be held on October 8th at St Andrews. 30 volun-teers are needed to man the event so please volunteer.

The Ironman will be on September 10th and the Knights will be manning 2 brat/food stands and sporting contests (Punt, Pass and Kick, Soccer, etc.)

Tom Kretschman’s Airfield council meeting has been rescheduled for August 23 and the dinner will start at 6:00. A great time will be had by all!!

Coming Up:
Ice Cream Social – September 16th after 5:00 Mass
Mens Conference, Waunakee – September 16th
Lifesavers Weekend – October 14- 15th
Membership Drive – October 14-15th

Respectfully Submitted,
Knight Tony Grant – Program Director