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Knights of Columbus December Newsletter

Greetings Brother Knights,

Grand Knight’s Report

As we come to the end of the year, it is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the challenges in the upcoming year. We continue to look to God for strength and love for the blessings and events in our daily lives.

I want to thank everyone that made contributions to our Sentiment for Seminarians drive. We were able to collect 5 boxes of items that Bill Paar took to the District Deputy meeting to be distributed.

I want to let everyone know that we welcomed 2 new members to our Council. Shawn Lyons and Jeff Schmidt took the Admission Degree at our November Council Meeting. Welcome Shawn & Jeff!

Fellow Knight’s time & efforts do make a difference!!!!

Due to everyone’s help with the Pancake Breakfast in October and the those that stopped by for breakfast, after expenses we were able to collect $928.00. Our council added $72.00 for a total of $1,000. This amount was sent for Hurricane Relief for those affected in Puerto Rico.

We also donated $300 to the Multicultural Center. The Multicultural Center serves meals daily for those in need, so our donation is used to assist them in their efforts. We also donated $340.18 to the Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities and $2,500 to Five Seminarians for use with the education and needs.

These donations would not be possible without the efforts of our Council and Fellow Knights. We have many Knights that donate their time and talents to our Parish and the Community, that is also very much appreciated.

Finally, our Council would not be successful in our efforts without the support of our Community and fellow Parish members. Thank you again to everyone involved!

The State Raffle is coming up. Mark Rayha our Council Chairman will be sending out the tickets in the mail within the next few weeks. Please help out with our biggest fund raiser by selling or buying tickets. Last year as a Council we sold a total of 1,032 tickets. We received back from the State $2,577.50 from the sales to be used by our Council as needed in our charity efforts. Mark also said he would have the tickets at our Council Christmas party that can be picked up to save on mailing them out. Any questions feel free to contact Mark at 354-6153 or by email. Thank you.

FYI, 2018 Membership dues are approaching. Notices will be coming in the mail in the next few weeks. Yearly dues are $27.15. Please consider getting your payment to Clem LaMare.

This year’s KC State Bowling Tournament will be held in Stevens Point, WI on February 17th & 18th. James Esser again is chairing this event. Please contact Jim if you are interested in participating. This is a fun event and high bowling skills are not required. Jim can be reached at 845-7959.

As Tony noted in his report, we would request that you submit your recommendation letters for Medallion Award and Family of the Year. Feel free to let me know if you have questions.

Discussion has begun to get ideas for our Council’s approaching 25th Anniversary Celebration. Please let me know if you have any thoughts our would like to be on the committee.

May everyone have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Knight of the Month – Mark Heyde
Family of the Month – Ryan & Laura Zakrzewski
Certificates of Appreciation – Brad Stiner, Anniversary Booklet & Slideshow
Sugar & Spice Deli & Caterers – Carrie & Amy

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, Knight Paul Sheffelman, Knight Lee Purdy, Pam Heyde, Ann Lease and Lucille Pernot. Al & Cheryl Schmidt for the loss of their Mother. Also for the safety of First Responders and those involved with the recent wild fire in California. As always, our Military Personnel all around the world.

Happy Birthday to Knights celebrating in November:

  • Eric Schuh – December 2
  • Howard Jamieson – December 11
  • Nick Runde – December 15
  • Thomas Fink – December 18
  • Mark Heyde – 18
  • James Esser – 23

Clyde Hellenbrand
Grand Knight

Message from our field agent

In an effort to keep you informed of my efforts, I hereby submit my Field Agent’s report.
I know that I do not make it to your meetings as often as I would like, but meeting your families, in your homes, and carrying out the mission of Fr. McGivney is my duty as your field agent.

  • 145 Letters Sent to Members
  • 281 Calls Made to Members and Prospects
  • 117 Members and Prospects Talked To
  • 35 Appointments Made
  • 39 Members I met with
  • 3 Council Meetings Attended
  • 1 Membership drive and (3)1st degree
  • Applications Written: WL/Term ins., Long Term Care, Disability, Annuities
  • 2 Death Claim(s)

Food for Thought: Insurance by Brother Knights for Brother Knights – BEING THANKFUL

It is hard to believe that November flew by. During this time of Holidays and Festivities, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to each and every member that is making a difference in the lives of your church and community. I am thankful for my family, God and the ability to continue to serve each one of you with the BEST PRODUCTS on the market. It is an honor to be part of such a great team. KOC’s Life Ins., Long Term Care, Retirement/Annuities, and Disability Income products are all designed to serve you and your family. It is through these products that we are able to give millions of dollars to charities each and every year.
I look forward to helping you and your family.
Call Jim Froh, FIC
Have a Blessed Month
Jim Froh, Field Agent KOC

Program Director’s Report

Fellow Knights Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hats off to all the Knights who volunteered for the BPNN Community Meal this past Saturday! The next Meal will be January 6th. Please keep this on your calendar. The web link is here.

Please don’t forget to log your hours, the link can be found here.

Here is a form for logging your hours and dropping off a hard copy.

The next Eucharistic Adoration will be Jan 5th & 6th. Please use this link to sign up. You can also sign up for a time you will always attend. That way you don’t have to sign up every time.
The link is here.

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

The nominations for Family of the Year (Nick and Katie Haun) and Medallion award (Sir Knight Erin Kennedy) are in process. Your Letter of Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Please send your letter for Family of the Year to me.
Send your letter for the Medallion Award to Clyde.

Our Year End Christmas Party will be Dec 21st. There will be a Memorial KC mass at 5:45 followed by a Social and then the meal at 7:00pm. RSVP’s need to be in by Monday, December 11th to Clyde Hellenbrand by email or by phone at 845-9253.

Respectfully Submitted,
Knight Tony Grant – Program Director

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