The Grand Knight opened the meeting at 7:05pm after Mr. Ralph Telscher gave a
       presentation on the Knights Bowl-athon-- the proceeds going to the Kitchen. Next,     
       the Grand Knight led the council in “The Pledge of Allegiance” and “Our Father”.
       All officers were present except the Chaplin, Chancellor and First Year Trustee.  A
       total of 16 council members were present.  The minutes from the last meeting
       were distributed and a motion was made to accept them by the Grand Knight, a second
       was made by Randy Friga and a unanimous vote to accept them followed.      

   From the Grand Knight:

       1.  New council members were welcomed by the Grand Knight.  The new members are:
            Andy Love, a 4th degree transfer; Keith Snahchzel, Ned Rakosky and Ned Kennedy.
            After a motion to accept these new members by the Grand Knight, Randy Friga gave
             a second and the council vote carried the motion.



       2.  The Grand Knight thanked those who helped move tables and chairs for the Cathedral
             Centennial social.  Ann Compton also, gave thanks to the council for this activity.


       3.   The Grand Knight also thanked those who helped with the cooking and activities at


       4.  The Grand Knight also said we will discuss the council’s involvement with Bingo under
            the old business portion of this meeting.



       5.   We need to put the address of the Council’s Web Page on the back of the Bulletin of the

       6.  A letter was read by the Grand Knight concerning outreach for migrant workers in the



       From the Chaplin:  

        Nothing was reported from the Chaplin.        


      Treasurer's and Financial Secretaries Reports:

        The Treasurer reported on the money obtained from the last council breakfast and other
        income and reported the financial condition of the Council was sound.  The Grand Knight


        And Financial Secretary reported on the monies from the Tootsie Roll Drive and costs
        associated with the activity.  Also, the Financial reported the monies to be given to the
        Republic School System.




     Unfinished and New Business:

       1.  Randy Friga reported on the Barender’s Ball to be held at the Oasis on Nov. 26th.
            He reported on the details of the Ball and said there will be an organization meeting
            at 7:00pm, on Nov. 7th at Council 698.


       2.  Ben Francka reported on the trash facility on the Cathedral’s property.  He said that
            someone needs to pick up the trash. Council members agreed to meet on Nov. 10th at
            8:00 am to help load the trash in a truck and have it moved. Randy Friga volunteered
            his truck for this activity.


       3.  Ryan Neill scheduled a street cleanup for the Council following the trash pickup.


       4.  Jim Grier reported that we need to order of 30 council shirts for new members.  John
            Tuckner made a motion to do so.  Ben Francka seconded the motion and a vote
            carried the motion.

       5.   Jim Grier led a discussion on a different format for the monthly breakfast.  Some
             believed we needed a second line of people to help facilitate the breakfast crowd.
             Also, suggested was that an earlier starting time for preparing the breakfast needed
             to take place.  No motion was made and the suggestions were dropped.

       6.   Tom Hall led a discussion that the knights make a move to help restore the Cathedral
             to its original condition. Ben Francka said he would talk to the Parish Council about
             this and what could be done.

       7.   Jim Grier said that the Centennial Committee needs people to help work during and
             after Trivia night on Nov. 16th.  John Compton said there will be a meeting for those
             involved at 6:00 pm at 698.

       8.   There was a discussion on obtaining turkey breasts and smoking them for the Youth
             Group as a fund raising project.  But it was dismissed because of the costs of the

       9.    There was a discussion on storage of materials for the Council in the band room.  It
             was suggested that we talk to David Nace.

      10.  Randy Friga mentioned the inexpensive insurance available to Knight’s.

      11.  Tom Hall suggested we get more knights to the meetings. 

      12.  Names of a few people were mentioned and that we keep them in our prayers.





         From the Insurance Agent:

           No report. Not present.




       From the District Deputy:  

       Tom Nelson mentioned the upcoming 2nd and 3rd degrees.  He also suggested we submit
       candidates for Knight of the Month and promote Family Month in order to help recognize
       the Council. 


      Closing of Meeting:

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






                          Future Activities

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

Nov. 28th—Knight’s next Council Meeting at 7:00 pm in band Room




                        Past Activities




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

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


 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