MINUTES FROM 11/22/06 AND 12/27/06

       This is a combined minute report for the council meetings for Nov. and Dec. The Dec. Meeting was for only 15 minutes followed by a social event.  The Council meeting for Nov. was called to order at 7:05 pm by the Grand Knight.  A prayer (Our Father) was lead by the Grand Knight as well as the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag".  A motion was made to except the minutes from the last meeting.  A second was made to the motion and all voted for the acceptance of the minutes.  Because this meeting was the night before Thanksgiving, there was a sparse membership present. This resulted in a short meeting. The following officers were present; Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Chancellor, Treasurer, Recorder and Outside Guard.

      The following is therefore a combination of both the Nov. and Dec. Council meetings:     

       From the Grand Knight:

       1. Joshua Norris is a new member, and Kevin Finn may be a reactivated member.

       2. He read a thank you letter from the Carmalites for our contribution to them.
       3. He led a discussion on helping out the scouts
       4. He offered a challenge of a blood drive for our council with that from Immaculate Conception
       5. He encouraged all members to sign up for duties concerning the decorations of the Cathedral for
       6. He mentioned there will be a 1st degree available on odd months of next year beginning with
           Jan. and ending with Nov.
       7. He encouraged attendance at the knights Jan. Bowl-athon held at Enterprise Lanes
       8. He concluded with a mention that the last council's last monthly breakfast went well.

         From the Chaplin:

       1. Msrg. Westheus was "under the weather" for the Nov. meeting and could not attend.

      Treasurer's and Financial Secretaries Reports:

          Indicated a positive report concerning the finances of the Council.              

     Unfinished and New Buisness:

       1. The Treasurer mentioned that the Silent Auction time for during the Council's monthly breakfast
           has not changed.

       2. It was mentioned that the Bartenders Ball will go on as scheduled at the Howard Johnson's
           "Oasis Inn & Convention Center" on North Glenstone
       3. The next council meeting will be a social event with the members and their wives
     From the Insurance Agent:

           Not present, therefore nothing to report.

    From the District Deputy:  
        1. Mentioned the reasons to become a knight and passed out a pamphlet on the subject
        2. Mentioned the celebration of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" at Sacred Heart Parish at 6 pm on
            Dec. 9th.
        3.  Mentioned the various dates for the First to the 4th degrees (SEE BELOW) under Future
        4.  Mentioned free throw competition on Jan 28th and Feb. 3rd at Holy Trinity, and regional
             competition at Immaculate Conception Parish in Springfield.


      Closing of Meeting:

         Closing of meeting lead by the Grand Knight as well as the Closing prayer

            Future Activities


Dec. 4th---8:00pm to 12:00--Bartenders Ball at Howard Johnsons (Oasis Inn & Convention Center)
                  on North Glenstone---$45 per person in Advance or $55 at the door--proceeds to go to
                 The Special Olympics

Dec. 9th---6:00 pm at Sacred Heart Parish--Celebration of "Our Lady of Guadalupe"

 Dec.10th--after 8:30 am Mass--Knight's Rosary

Dec. 17th--8:00 -11:00 am--Knights Breakfast

Dec. 27th--next council meeting--St. Agnes Elementary band room---knight's social with wives

Dec.31st--Council 698's Holiday Party at the Knights Hall---6-7 Social Hour; 7 Dinner--9-- Lounge
                 Party with music.  Dinner and lounge party=$20 per person;
                  $10 per person for lounge party only---supervised Children's party in Baron Room--$5
                  per child

Jan. 6th and 7th---distribute Roses for Life cards in pews at Cathedral before all Masses

Jan. 14th---after 8:30 am Mass--Knight's Rosary

Jan. 21st---8:00-11:00 am--Knight's Breakfast

Jan. 21st---Knight's Bowl-athon----Enterprise Lanes

Jan. 24th---Council's Jan. Meeting in Band room.

Feb. 4th and March 10th---4th Degree in Kansas City

March 4th--3rd Degree in Jefferson City

March 10th--4th Degree in St. Louis


       Past Activities



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

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

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. 8th----Rosary after 8:30 Mass in the Chapel

Oct 15th----Knight's Breakfast in Cafeteria from 8:30 to 11:00 am.

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

Oct. 19th--presentation of Stem Cell Initiative at Hammons Heart Institute

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

Oct. 24th--2nd and 3rd Degree at Holy Trinity

Oct. 25th---7:00 pm--next Council Meeting

Oct. 28th--after 5:30 pm Mass--the Council will cook burgers and help out at Boo Fest--council
                 members there by 3-3:30 pm

Oct. 28th and 29th---aid youth group in taking orders for smoked turkey breasts after all masses.

Nov. 4th and 5th---council members to man a booth at the St. Agnes Cathedral's Stewardship Fair.

Nov. 12th-----Council's rosary after the 8:30 am mass.

Nov. 18th---Council members to help the youth group wrap and box smoked turkey breasts to be
                     frozen at cafeteria.

Nov. 19th---Knight's breakfast 8:00--11:00 am in cafeteria.

Nov. 22nd---next Council Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Band Room.