COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

 

 
MINUTES FROM 08/23/06

       Council was called to order at 7:04 pm by the Grand Knight.  A prayer was lead by Msgr.
       Westhues and the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" followed.   All officers were present except
        the first year Trustee.       

       From the Grand Knight:

       1. New members and reactivation names were presented; Brian Forsee (reactivation), Bill Keller
          (reactivation), John Compton, (new member)     

 
       2. Mentioned Fr. Kiefer, former pastor at St. Agnes was appointed Knight's State Chaplin. 
       3. Talked about the observation of the "World Day of Peace" and cited sources of articles by
           Knights concerning the Stem Cell Research. Also, a letter was  read concerning getting
           involved with "Rose for Life" activities and a mention that there would be bumper stickers
           available soon.
       4. A monetary amount from the Council's funds was asked for to supplement that which was
           obtained from the Silent Auction at the St. Agnes Parish Picnic for tuition assistance.  The
            motion was passed.
       5. A letter was read from a college student belonging to St. Agnes Parish concerning the low
           attendance at "Perpetual Adoration" gatherings.  A suggestion was made to help increase the
           attendance of Knights and others at the gatherings.
       6. A Benefit Dance for Brad Burnum will take place at the Knight's Hall to help defray medical
           costs.   
       7. The Council passed a motion to donate a sum to the Carmelite Sisters at the Monastery in
           Jeff City for the purpose of helping to pay for the warped floor at the Monastery.
 
      From the Chaplin:

       1. Msrg. Westheus commented on the importance of the Ecumenical activities of various religious
           groups concerning the work which was in place concerning Anti-Cloning and Stem Cell
           researches and activities.  He called for a large participation in the Sept. 21st meeting at Central
          Assembly Church on North Boonville in Springfield and mentioned the strength in an
          Ecumenical venture.

       2. Talked about his concern of the warped floor at the Monastery at Jeff City.
 
      Treasurer's and Financial Secretaries Reports:

          Indicated a positive report concerning the finances of the Council.  A mention was made about
          the tremendous turnout and money obtained from the last Pulled-Pork meals after the 11:30 am
          and 5:00 pm masses on August 20th.              

 
     Unfinished Buisness:

       1. It was mentioned that Fr. Mike noticed very few participated in the Knight's monthly rosary. A
          discussion followed on how the knights could get the parish involved in this. Some ideas
          included an announcement of the Rosary time to the parish at Masses one week before, a
          poster displayed before Mass as well as advertising it in the Church Bulletin.

       2. The Council Advocate proposed an idea for a fund raising activity for tuition assistance.  It
           involved selling raffle tickets to stay at the Big Cedar Lodge. It was mentioned that there should
           be more research on the idea.
       3. A mandatory organization meeting was scheduled after the Council's Meeting for those who
           wished to sign up for participation in the "Bartenders  Ball"
       4. Sunday's Knights Breakfast at the St. Agnes Cafeteria will resume in September. There will be
           articles to be sold beginning at the October (15th) Breakfast and possibly others to follow. These
           articles were donated and the donor will contribute proceeds to the Council.
       5. The Tootsie Roll Drive will proceed at the Walmart in Republic on schedule.
       6. Contributions of furniture and other house-ware articles can be made to a person in need.  If you
           have something to contribute, contact a Knight at this Council.
       7. Need help from our Council Knights for the upcoming "Poker Run"
 
     From the Insurance Agent:

           Nothing to report

 
      From the District Deputy:

        1. We need a strong showing of the Council Knights at the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese.

        2. There are 6 new Knights from the different Councils in the area.

        3. Mentioned the dates, times and places for the up-coming Degree meetings.

        4. The Council needs to get in it's order for Roses-for-Life (cards) by Sept.15th.
        5. Installation of the new Council officers ( after this meeting).
 
      Closing of Meeting:

          By Grand Knight and Closing prayer lead by Msgr. Westheus.

 
 
                        Future Activities  
     
 
  CALENDAR

Aug. 26th---Golf Tournament for the Knights---Aug. 12th deadline for sign-up

Sept. 10th--knights and parishioners rosary at 9:45am in chapel

Sept. 11th--"World Day of Peace" observation

Sept. 15th--"Roses for Life" cards order due for Council

Sept. 17th---8-11am Knights Breakfast at St. Agnes Cafeteria

Sept. 21st--7-9pm--Ecumenical Meeting on Anti-cloning and Voice for Life at Central Assembly (N. Boonville)

Sept. 26th.-- 6:45pm-1st Degree at Holy Trinity.

Sept. 27th-- 7:00 pm knights next council meeting in band room

Sept. 30th---9:30 Catholic Conference Assembly in Jefferson City

Oct. 1st----50th Anniversary Celebration of Diocese --2:30 pm at University Plaza

Oct. 1st---Poker Run--starts at Pierce City and ends at Springfield Catholic

Oct. 6-8th--Tootsie Roll Drive at the Walmart in Republic.

Oct. 15th--12:30 pm, 2nd and 3rd degrees at Council #698

Oct.21st---7-midnight--Benefit Dance for Brad Burnum at Knight's Hall---$10/per person

                 Past Activities

 

 

July 4th---Participation  in an Independence Day Parade at Marshfield, MO.  Get on the Knight's Float

July 9th---Knights Rosary at St. Agnes Cathedral after 7:00am Mass in the Chapel

July 12th--A special council meeting in downtown Springfield

July 16th--Blues and Barbeque at St. Agnes after 11:30am and 5:00 pm masses.

July 29th--Knights 1st Degree at Council # 9533

July 30th-Treasure Lake Cookout from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Aug. 2nd---St. Agnes Parish Picnic and Silent Auction after 5:30 pm mass

 Aug. 4th-5th--Parish Garage Sale in Gym.

Aug. 6th-8th ---Tootsie Roll Drive at Walmart in Republic

Aug. 20th or 27th---Barbeque cookout after 11:30 and 5:30 Masses.

Aug. 21st-----Bartenders Practice @ Council #698

Aug. 22nd----2nd degree at Holy Trinity at 6:30pm

Aug. 23rd------next St. Agnes Knights meeting at 7:00pm in Bandroom