The 23 March ,2010 meeting was called to order by the Grand Knight at 7:00 pm, followed by prayer, the “Our Father” and the ”Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”; the former two being led by Fr. Philip.  All officers were present except for the Recorder, Inside Guard, Outside Guard, and 2nd Year Trustee.  A total of 19 knights were present.  The reading of the minutes from the February meeting was forgone, due to difficulties had by the Acting Recorder.


From the Grand Knight:

1.       The Grand Knight read applications for membership from Charles Martin (spoken for by Randy Friga) and Drew Saladem (spoken for by the Grand Knight, himself).  Both were voted on and passed unopposed.

2.      The Grand Knight read a preliminary list of candidates for the various positions in the upcoming officer elections (26 May, 2010 meeting)

3.      A first degree initiation will be held 27 April,2010 at

4.      John Kubieck was awarded his Lifetime membership.

5.      Mention was made of an upcoming Clay Shoot; contact Randy Friga for more information.

6.      The Grand Knight gave details of his pending relocation for military service, including explaining that from August through December he will be at training and then relocated to new assignment in either January or February of the following year (2011)

7.      The Grand Knight mentioned the possible recruitment of the RCIA class after they come into the church at the Easter Vigil on 03 April, 2010.


From the Chaplain:

1.      Father Philip made it known that Bishop James is rededicating the Diocese to Mary on 24 March, 2010 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cape Gerardeau.  St. Agnes Cathedral and the rest of the Diocese  will say rededication prayers during Mass on Sunday, 28 March, 2010 (Palm Sunday)




Treasurer’s and Financial Secretary’s Reports:

            The Treasurer reported on the bills and money received from activities since the last council meeting.  He mentioned that the financial condition of our council was in good shape.  It was also reported that we had been able, this month, to give a check for $13,000 to Special Olympics; and we were able to deposit $125 in the 5% fund.  The Financial Secretary also reported that we had been able to pay $395 in dues this past month.



            The Grand Knight read excerpts from a communication from Council #7678 from Lamar.  They are close to their goal, to be able to have their church repaired from fire damage caused by arson.  To raise remaining $160,000 they are having a golf tournament; to participate and help raise funds is $160 per team or sponsorship of a hole. John Wooldridge motioned that we sponsor a hole for $250, it was seconded by Ben Francka. It was then voted on and passed without opposition.


Bingo Report:

            John Smithberg reported that so far Bingo at the Bingo hall has manage to bank about $40,000 and to donate about $66,000 to St. Agnes Cathedral


Report of 4th Degree:

            Forth Degree is being held in Kansas City, Missouri on 10 April, 2010.  Knights David Cash and Chris Neal plan to be in attendance.


Unfinished and New Business:


1.      Tim Greise mentioned that this month’s Knights’ Breakfast was not as big a success as hoped for, possibly due in part to the weather that weekend.  The Breakfast still managed to make a net profit of $19.13.

2.      The 3rd Annual Monsignor John H. Westhues, Sunset Stroll was also covered by Tim Greise.  It is scheduled for 07 May, 2010, 6 pm to 12 am.  This year he plans to reach out more to other parishes to advertise the event and possibly even to the Mirror, the Diocesan newspaper.  He also expressed an eagerness to get started within the next two weeks and to look in to ideas for pre-registration.  All interested knights were asked to meet with him after the formal meeting was over.

3.      John Smithberg  brought up the fact that on Sunday,11 April, 2010, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. There will be a Wine Tasting and silent auction at the Knights’ Hall of Council 698.  Admission is $30 in advance and proceeds go to benefit St. Agnes’ and St. Joseph’s tuition assistance programs.

4.      Deacon Mark Wand made it known that once again the trash corral needed to be cleaned out of debris, and he asked if his fellow knights could help by hauling away the debris in a truck. James Tuck volunteered his truck to haul away the debris and scheduled a time for the knights to get together to load up the truck.  The scheduled pick up date is Saturday, 27 March, at 8 am.

5.      The next Knights’ Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, 18 April, 2010 at the normal hours, with the suggested and unopposed menu item being Biscuits and Gravy, as was suggested by Tim Greise

6.      The Grand Knight then suggested that, expanding upon an idea and conversation with Fr. Philip; the Knights invite the men of the parish to participate in a softball game for fun on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the St. Agnes School playground softball field.  The idea passed unopposed.

7.      The Grand Knight let it be known that the Knights’ color guard will be pulling duty at the Special Olympics, held at MSU’s Plaster sports complex, on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 at 7 pm.  Knights are encouraged to show up and show their support.

8.      Randy Friga reported on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade that in the cold there was much food shared with the stormtroopers and that there were about 10 people representing the Knights of Columbus riding in the float.  Much fun was had by all.


From the Insurance Agent:


            Agent was not in attendance.




From the District Deputy:


            The District Deputy just had a reminder that the Chrism mass is on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010.




Pray for Special People:


            Paul O’Brian, fellow knight and friend of John Wooldridge, has been moved to nursing home and is in need of our prayers.  John Warden and James Keltner, fellow Knights are on the parish’s sick-list and in need of our prayers. Randy Friga’s friend John Deevers is also in need of our prayers at this time.


Close of Meeting:


            The Grand Knight closed the meeting and Father Phillip said the closing prayer and led us in the “Hail Mary”.








                                    Future Activities





Apr. 4th---Easter Sunday




















                                    PAST ACTIVITIES




Sept. 26th------Missouri Catholic Conference Annual Meeting at Jefferson City


Oct. 3rd--------Soccer tournament in Springfield sponsored by Lebanon Knights


Oct. ­9-10th---Tootsie Roll Drive @ Republic Wall Mart, 8:00 am -3:00pm


Oct 11th-------Tootsie Roll Drive after all Masses @ St. Agnes Cathedral


Oct. 14th------Council Bingo @ 698 Bingo Emporium 6:30—9:30 pm


Oct. 18th------Knights Breakfast @ St. Agnes Elementary Cafeteria 8:00-11:00 am


Oct. 21st --------4th Degree Meeting @7:30 pm at Council 1877


Oct 23rd -------Boo Fest at St. Agnes Cafeteria


Oct. 28th-----St. Agnes K of C Meeting in Elementary School Band Room @ 7:00pm


Nov. 26th----Thanksgiving


Nov. 29th-----5th Sunday---8:30 am Cathedral Mass—Council’s participation in Mass.


Dec. 7th---Bartenders Ball for the Special Olympics at the Oasis 6:00 pm until midnight.


Dec. 8th----Feast of The Immaculate Conception


Dec.10th--- Bishop John’s 25th Anniversary as a Bishop---7:00 pm Mass and reception at

                   St. Agnes.


Dec. 11th---Dinner Meeting for Council with Ladies Auxiliary---7:00 pm at St. Agnes

                   Cafeteria.  NO REGULAR SCHEDULED DEC. MEETING


Dec. 20th---Council Breakfast----8:00 am—11:00 am in St. Agnes Cafeteria


Dec. 25th---Christmas


Dec. 28th---4-7 pm---Blood Drive at St. Agnes Band Room.


De. 31st----New Years’ Eve




Jan. 1st----New Years Day—Feast of Mary, Mother of God


Jan. 3rd---Feast of the Epiphany


Jan. 3rd----11:30 am Mass and Pot Luck Dinner following for Fr. Rudolpho in St. Agnes


Jan. 9th---Council Free Throw Contest at Palati Center


Jan. 17th---Knights of Columbus 15th Annual Bowl-A-Thon at various area Bowling Lanes.


Jan. 17th---Knights Breakfast---8:00 am -11am—St. Agnes Elementary Cafeteria.


Jan. 20th--23rd----March for Life in Washington D.C.—bus leaves from Catholic High School
                            and other local areas.


Jan. 27th----7:00 pm---Councils Monthly Meeting at St. Agnes Elementary Band Room.


Jan. 31st----5th Sunday


Feb. 13th------Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge---Table Rock, Branson


Feb. 13th-----9 a.m.--District Free Throw Contest, Holy Trinity, Springfield.


Feb.15th-----Due Date—Semiannual Audit Report (#1295)


Feb. 17th----Ash Wednesday


Feb. 19th---4:30-7 p.m.—Fish Fry at St. Agnes Cafeteria and Grounds


Feb.20th---9 am---Regional Free Throw Contest at Springfield Catholic High School


Feb. 21st—1st-2nd-3rd Degree Exemplification in Clinton, MO.


Feb. 24th---7 pm—Council’s Monthly Meeting in St. Agnes Elementary Band Room


Feb. 28th ---8-11 am---Council Breakfast at St. Agnes Cafeteria and pickup Street Trash
                                    after at 11:00 am---meet at Price Cutter Parking Lot at 11:00 am.


Mar. 6th---4th Degree Exemplification ---St Louis (forms available on-line


Mar. 13th---- K.C. St. Patrick’s Day Float—starts at Commercial and Bennett Streets.


Mar. 14th----Daylight Savings Time begins


Mar. 17th----St. Patrick’s Day


Mar. 17th----Seminarian David Baunach’s Birthday---send him a card @conception 
                    Seminary College, Conception, MO. 64433 or e-mail—dbaunach@


Mar. 19th---San Paulo Fish Fry on Cathedral grounds.



Mar.21st----8-11 am---Council Breakfast at St. Agnes Cafeteria


March 21st----noon---Free Throw Contest at Helias in Jefferson City.

Mar. 24th------Council Meeting at 7:00 pm in St. Agnes Elementary Band Room.


Mar. 25th---Annunciation of the Lord


Mar. 27th----Spring Sporting Clay Shoot @ Branson at 9:00 am.


Mar. 28th-----Palm Sunday


Mar. 29th----Founders Day---celebrating Springfield founding in 1882.


Apr. 4th---Easter Sunday