COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

       The February meeting was called to order by the Grand Knight at 7:10 pm, followed
       by the “Our Father” and “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”. All officers were present
       except the Chancellor, Financial Secretary, Advocate, Inside Guard, 1st and 2nd Year
       Trustees.  A total of 13 knights were present.  The minutes from the previous
       meeting were distributed to the members and a motion was made to
       accept them. A second was made and a vote carried the motion. A motion was made
       to correct a spelling for the name of Matt Siegmann.  The correction was noted and
       made.
      

   From the Grand Knight:

1.  Thomas McGinnis from Kimberling City has joined our Council

 

 

       2.  The Grand Knight said March will be a busy month and mentioned the activities;

             a. Fish fry on March 7, which be discussed in detail later under “New Business”.

             b. On March 12, we will celebrate the Retirement Mass for Bishop, John.

             c. There will then be the Installation of the New Bishop, James.

             d. We will need volunteers to help decorate the Gym on March 11 after 5:00pm,             

 

                  to celebrate Bishop John’s Retirement and the new Bishop’s Installation.

             e. To celebrate Pope John’s visit to North America in April, we need to give
                 a donation for special prayer cards and distribute them after each mass.       

             f. All first degrees given to Knight’s will receive a certificate in honor of the
                 Pope’s visit.

 

             g. An update to our Council’s membership shows we have 74 members including
                 4 new members.  However, we need to have one more to receive “The Star
                 Council Award”.
             h. We need to pay some monies to “Supreme”.
             i We should put an “Add" in the Mirror saying “good bye” to Bishop John and a
                “Welcome” to Bishop James.  The Grand Knight said this would cost some money.

 

                 Jim Greer made a motion that the council should spend $30 to get this done.  A
                 second to the motion was made and the vote carried the motion.
             j. The Grand Knight talked about the delegates to the State Council and mentioned
                 that he and the Council’s Deputy Grand Knight would be the delegates representing
                our Council.
             k. The Grand Knight asked that we keep Father Mike in our prayers because he has been
                 through a “heck of a-lot” keeping the Parish in-tact.

 

 

 

       From the Chaplin:  

        Nothing was reported from the Chaplin.  Our Blessed Monsignor, Father Westheus
        passed away.       

 

      Treasurer's and Financial Secretary’s Reports:

        The Treasurer reported on the bills and money received from activities after the last
        council meeting.  Also, he mentioned that financial condition of the Council was in
        good shape.  The Financial Secretary was not present to report further.     

 

         

 

     Unfinished and New Business:

       1.   Andy Love reported on the Council’s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Essay and Poster
             Activities results for St. Agnes Elementary School.  Winners were as follows:

             a. 8th grade Essay contest winner was Tom Pesek
             b. 8-12 year old Alcohol Awareness winner was Brandon Treadway
             c. 8-12 year old Drug Awareness winner was  Kent Donze
             d. 12-14 year old Alcohol Awareness winner was Tom Halter
             e. 12-14 year old Drug Awarene.ss winner was Tom Pesek

 

       2.  Ben Francka reported on the Parish Council Activities;
 
            a. On March 30th there will be a “Wine Tasting” Event at Ophelias Tapas and Wine Bar
                and there was a lot of money for the Silent Auction for that event.
            b. On March 2nd—Sunday there will be a “welcoming for Fr. Philip after the 11:30 Mass.
            c. The Parish Council was excited about the Walkathon for the memory of Monsignor
                Westhues.

            d. Fr. Mike discussed the Moses Project again.
            e. It was mentioned that it was up too each Parish to get something for Bishop
               John for his Farewell.  It was also mentioned that contribution envelopes would be
               distributed at the Masses.
 
       3.  The Grand Knight led the discussion on the details of the Fish Fry for March 7th.  Council

 

               Members must be there around 3:30 pm to help set up everything. The Fish Fry will last
            will last from 4:30 until 6:50 which is 10 minutes before the beginning of the Stations of
            the Cross.

      4.  John suggested that his family could put together a burrito meal possibly to help fund the
           Moses Project.  Tom Hall thought this would be great if scheduled with the Walkathon
           in honor of Monsignor Westheus.

 

      5.  Matt Siegmann suggested that the Knights sit together during the Stations of the Cross
           after the Fish Fry.  It was concluded that many of the Knights would have to clean up
           after the Fry.  The Grand Knight suggested we could do this another time.

 

 

 

 

      From the Insurance Agent:

           Was not present. No report.

 

         

 

       From the District Deputy: 

 

           Tom Nelson gave various important dates listed below and said he will be the contact
           for all the Knights in the Diocese.  He also mentioned that there will be a Stations of the
           Cross on the City Square on Good Friday.  He also mentioned that help would be needed
           for the Installation of the new Bishop.  He said around 50 are needed and he will talk to
           all the Councils in the Diocese since he is the contact coordinator. 

     Pray for Special People:

 

         Tom Nelson wanted us to pray for Bill Swickert who has cancer and is expected to live
         only about 90 more days.  Also, we should pray for Don Meyer and his family since the
         death of his mother.  We were asked to pray for Fr. Mike and George Donigan.  Tom Nelson
         also asked to pray for Monsignor Mancusco, past State Chaplin who has some serious health
         problems.

         Also have John Smithberg in your prayers.  He is scheduled for surgery on Thursday , March
         7th for melanoma.

 

 

 

      Closing of Meeting:

         The Grand Knight closed the meeting and led the Council in the “Hail Mary”, and
         “Glory Be”.
        

 

 

 

 

 

                        Future Activities

 March 7th-------Fish Fry---4:30---6:50 pm.  Get there at 3:30pm to help and cleanup
                afterwards.

March 8th-------Fourth Degree Exemplification—St Louis (Airport Marriott).

March 9th------2nd and 3rd Degrees at Jeff City (Council #1054)

March 12th---7:00 pm at St. Agnes Cathedral—Bishop John’s Mass of Thanksgiving
                      Choirs—The Bells of St. Agnes, Children’s Choir, Adult Choir and
                      Pontifical Choir.

March 15th---Due State Family of the Month candidates

March 16th----Breakfast at St. Agnes Cafeteria (may be cancelled because of Palm Sunday).

March 19th---Fourth Degree Meeting---7:00 pm at Council Hall 698 (may be cancelled
                      because of Holy Week.

March 19th---7:30 pm---Chrism Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral

March 26th----7:00 pm----First Degree at Holy Trinity---candidates be there by 6:45 pm.

March 26th----7:00 pm---Knights Council Meeting at St. Agnes Band room. SEE RED
                       NOTICE, BELOW.

March 30th----5th Sunday of month.

March 31st---Ordination of Bishop Vann Johnston—2:30 pm at the Springfield Expo Center.
                      Combined Vocal Choirs of the Diocese--- Reception after across the street at
                      the University Plaza Convention Center.  All are invited to both events.

COUNCILS should have their first reading of the new slate of officers during the monthly meeting
  of MARCH

 

 

                        Past Activities

 

 

2007:

July 8th---Knights Rosary after 8:30 am Mass

July 9th----Street Cleanup--see above for details

July 15th----cookout after the 11:30 am and 5:00 pm masses. Be there to help at 8:30 am and
                   3:30 pm.

July 25th----July Knights Council meeting

July 28th----Regional District Deputies meeting at noon at Immaculate Conception parish in
                   Springfield

July 29th---Councils participation at Mass and distribute the rosary rings

August 4th---2007 Missouri State Golf Tournament

August 18th and 19th----Horseshoe Tournament

August 25th---- Golf Tournament at Deer Lake

 Sept. 5th----Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight Meeting at Holy Trinity

Sept. 9th----Knight's Rosary after 8:30 am mass

Sept. 16th---Knight's Breakfast 8:00am- 11:00am in St. Agnes Cathedral cafeteria
                     Then a meeting about Habitat for Humanity in building behind Bingo Hall

Sept. 21st---2nd and 3rd Degrees at Holy Trinity in Aurora---be there before 12:00 noon

Sept. 22nd--Sporting Clay Tournament---contact Randy Friga for details

Sept. 26th—Next Council Meeting in band Room of St. Agnes Elementary

 Sept. 28th--Triva Night at Council 698

Sept. 29th--MO. Catholic Conference in St. Louis.

Sept. 29th---10 am--Meet at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SEAS) to load tables and
                    chairs to deliver at St. Agnes for Centennial Celebration

Sept. 30th---2:00 pm--Centennial Kickoff Mass at the Cathedral and ice crème
                     social—afternoon organ concert, ice crème social, 5:00 pm Mass and
                     group picture on steps of cathedral.

Oct. 12-13th-Tootsie Roll Drive at Wal-Mart in Republic---Oct. 14th at Cathedral

Oct. 12-14th inclusive---Vera Faith Lord at various venues in Springfield

Oct. 14th---Knight’s Rosary at 8:30am in chapel

Oct. 19th--- 6:30-8:30 pm Council Cookout for Boo-fest at St. Agnes

Oct. 20th----2007 "Voice for Life" Convention in Springfield.

Oct. 21st----8-11:00 am—Knight’s Breakfast in Cafeteria

Oct. 21st----2nd and 3rd degrees in Warrensburg

Oct. 21st—11 am--1, 2nd and 3rd degrees in Monnet—St. Lawrence—1st at 11am,
                  2nd and 3rd at 1 pm

Oct. 21st ---7pm—Living Rosary at Holy Trinity

Oct. 24th—7:00 pm---Council Meeting in Band room

Oct. 27 ---28th---State Bowling Tournament

                          

 

        

       Knight's Dirty Dozen cleaning up St. Agnes waste area

Tom Hall looking for
 more work

Mark Merz raking up a   
 big pile of leaves and
twigs

 

 Jim Greer and Randy 
   Friga stomping on the
  leaves and twigs while
John Smithberg is
seen at the far right.

Jim Tuckness waiting for another load of branches, Mark Merz still raking and Tom Hall still looking for
 more work

  Nov. 7th---7:00 pm, organization meeting at 698 for those working at the Bartender’s Ball

Nov. 10th—8:00 am trash moving from the Cathedral’s property.  And following, street pickup.

Nov. 11th---Knight’s Rosary after 8:30 am mass

Nov. 16th---St Agnes Trivia Night and Cleanup for Council

Nov. 17th ----4th degree at Jeff City

Nov. 18th—8:00-11:00 am—Knight’s Breakfast in St Agnes Cafeteria

Nov. 26th----Bartenders Ball hosted by our Council

Nov.27th—7 pm—1st  degree at Holy Trinity

N Dec. 1st ----8:00 am---Christmas decoration of the Cathedral and grounds and also
                                      the Cathedral’s Centennial Christmas Float

Dec. 16th ---8-11 am---Knight’s Breakfast in St. Agnes Cafeteria

Dec. 26th---7:00 pm—Council’s Christmas Party with wives at the Fleet Reserve Headquarters

Dec. 30th ---5th Sunday—Knights sit together at 8:30 am mass wearing their council shirts.

2008:

Jan. 5th and 6th ---at all masses for that weekend pass out “Roses for Life”

Jan. 12th ----1:00 pm--Mid Year District Deputy Meeting at Council 698 Hall. Lunch at 12:00

Jan. 16th ----4th Degree Meeting at Council 698 Hall

Jan. 20th---Knight’s breakfast in cafeteria—8:00—11:00am

Jan. 20th---- Bowl-A-Thon for the Kitchen – Ozark Area Knights of Columbus – Check in time
                    is 12:00 noon!

Jan. 22nd ---7:00 pm--1st Degree at Holy Trinity—get there by 6:45 pm

Jan. 23rd----7:00 pm Knight’s Council Meeting in St. Agnes School Band Room.

Jan. 27th ----2nd and 3rd Degrees at Kansas City (Council #7064)

Jan. 29th ---Marian Hour of Prayer—7:00 pm at Holy Trinity

 Jan. 31st ---State Knight of the Year nominations due.

Feb. 3rd -----12:30pm---District Free Throw Contest at Holy Trinity

Feb.10th---2nd and 3rd Degree at House Springs (Council #6435)

Feb. 10th---2nd and 3rd degree at St. Charles (Council # 823)

Feb. 11th---Essay and Poster Contest on Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Feb. 15th---Semi-annual Council Report due (form 1295)

Feb. 15th---State Scholarship Applications for College Students (return to Fr. Weber)

Feb. 17th---8-11 am--K of C breakfast at St. Agnes Cafeteria

Feb. 17th---2nd and 3rd degree at Salisbury (Council # 4679)

Feb. 17th---2nd and 3rd degree at Cuba (Council # 8920)

Feb. 20th---7:00 pm---4th Degree Meeting at Council 698 Hall

Feb. 23rd---K of C Regional  Free Throw Contest at Springfield Catholic High---If
                  willing to help come at 9:00 am---shooting starts at 10:00 am.

Feb. 27th----7:00 pm---St. Agnes K of C Council Meeting in cafeteria

Feb. 28th ---Religious Appreciation Dinner at Holy Trinity—Social at 6:30 pm
                   Contact Rocky Gambon, Grand Knight (Council 9533) 417 889-4086
                   no later than Feb. 15th---bring food---no charge.

Feb. 28th----Due--Supreme per Capita.