No comments yet

Knights of Columbus September Newsletter

Greetings Brother Knights,

Grand Knight’s Report

Hard to believe that summer has come to an end and we are moving into fall. The leaves are changing and many families are busy with children returning to school. Be sure to take time to enjoy the blessings you have in your family and friends.

Just want to again thank everyone who came out to help with the Ironman Sporting Activities and bratstands this past Sunday, September 10th. We grossed $2,117.00 in sales and collected $130.85 in donations for a total of $2,247.85. After expenses we netted $1,869.60 for our Council charity funds and accounts.

We will be having left over brats at our Council Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21st. Please come early to enjoy. We will have it ready at 6:30 prior to the meeting.

We have been asked to participate again the 40 Days for Life Vigil, beginning September 27th thru November 5th. If you are interested or have questions contact Jan Hess, Executive Director at: 608-697-9333 or

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 are still looking for 1 more golfer for the 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. Please let me know by Saturday, Sept. 16th if you are interested in participating.

Please review Tony Grant’s, PD report above for upcoming events and dates that may be of interest.


Knight of the Month – Mickey Johnson
Family of the Month – Steven & Rene’ Salerno
Certificates of Appreciation – Tom Kretchman & Bob Shunk Jr.

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 Gallimore’s Daughter Hannah, Pam Heyde, Sonia Liboy and Lucille Pernot… Also First Responders, Military Personnel and those affected by natural disasters.

Happy Birthday to Knights celebrating in September:

  • Christopher Decker – September 6
  • Rev. John Sasse – September 7
  • Rick Jaggi – September 8
  • Nick Haun – September 23
  • Mark Smith – September 26
  • Matt Thiel – September 27

Clyde Hellenbrand
Grand Knight

Message from our field agent

  • Serving 6 Councils
  • 128 Letters Sent to Members
  • 342 Calls Made to Members and Prospects
  • 128 Members and Prospects Talked To
  • 45 Appointments Made
  • 58 Members I met with
  • 0 Pancake breakfast help out
  • 3 Council Meetings Attended
  • 1 Mallards Game – Serving and Cooking fund raiser for the Women’s Care Center
  • 0 Membership drives
  • 1 Presentation for members and the church “These Men They Call Knights”
  • Applications Written: Several Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Disability, Annuities and Retirement Plans
  • 1 Death Claim(s)

Food for Thought: Insurance by Brother Knights for Brother Knights
When structuring the best insurance plan for you and your family, there is a lot to consider, but keep two things in mind.

First, remember that you have a dedicated, professional Knights of Columbus agent whose job it is to help you consider your current situation, evaluate the options, and put a plan in place to help protect you and your family according to your terms and your budget.

Second, whenever you do business with the Knights of Columbus, you get the added benefit of knowing that you’re not doing business with any old insurance company, you’re doing business with your insurance company, a Catholic insurance company, that is one of the most highly-rated life insurers in North America.

So be sure to reach out to me today, and get the conversation started, so that you can take advantage of this exclusive portfolio of protection that’s been assembled for you.
Call Jim Froh, FIC

Have a Blessed Month
Jim Froh, Field Agent KOC

Program Director’s Report

The August meeting was well attended. September and October will be eventful months. I hope all are enjoying this summer as it winds down!
On October 7th (First Saturday in October) there will be the BPNN community meal. There are open slots for volunteers to take part in a worthy cause. Please sign up! The link is:

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. The link to use is:
(HINT – If you bookmark these links on your computer it is easy to use each month.)

Flags for Food was on Labor Day September 4th. Thanks for all the Knights who took part in such a good cause. An estimated 221 Flags were distributed throughout Verona.

Thank you to all Knights who volunteered for the Iron Man Brat Stands and the Pass Punt and Kick competition on September 10th. The weather was great and the tents were well attended!!

Please mark your calendars with the following upcoming dates and events

  • The Ice Cream Social will be September 16th after 5 p.m. mass. Please plan to attend.
  • A Men’s Conference will be held in Waunakee, WI on September 16th.
  • The Madison Diocesan meeting will be on September 17th at St Dennis in Madison.
  • The Diocesan Sporting Events will be on October 8th at St Andrews. Many volunteers will be needed to help out. Bill Paar has sent an email out with more information and included the link to sign up to help.
  • Membership Drive October 14th and 15th. Please sign up to help as we need volunteers!
  • We will also be having Lifesavers for Life on October 14th & 15th.
  • Pancake Breakfast on October 29th. Please volunteer to help out. At this time proceeds with be donated for victims of the recent hurricanes.
  • 2nd and 3rd Degree ceremony at St. James in Madison October 29th. This is a great opportunity for all you 1st Degree Knights!!!
  • There will be a 4th Degree Patriotism ceremony in Franklin WI. On October 28th for all you 3rd Degree Knights! (If interested in participating in either of these next steps in Knighthood, please contact Mark Heyde or Clyde Hellenbrand.)

It’s back! After taking the summer off and getting our new pastor’s input, Eucharistic Adoration vigils are returning. St. Christopher will be having 24-hour vigils the first Friday of each month at St. Andrew church. The first one will be on Oct. 6-7. We are looking for at least two people to be present each hour. Sign-ups will work much like they did earlier this year, sign up online or in the church en-trance. Click this link.

Spread the word! Please send this along to others that would be interested in participating.

Respectfully Submitted,
Knight Tony Grant – Program Director