COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

MINUTES FROM 12-26-07 and 01-23-08 Meetings.  The Dec. meeting was a party for
       Knights and wives.  The Jan. meeting was called to order by the Grand Knight at
       7:04 pm, followed by the “Our Father” and “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag”. All
       officers were present except the Chaplin, Chancellor, Financial Secretary, Advocate,
       Warden, First and second year Trustees.  A total of 13 knights were present.  The
       minutes from the previous meeting(s) were distributed and a motion was made to
       accept them.  A motion was made to strike out the Future fish fry scheduled for
       Feb. 8th and to be rescheduled for March 7th as discussed below in “New Business.
      

   From the Grand Knight:

1.  The Grand Knight welcomed back Matt Siegmann as a knight after an absence.

 

 

       2.  The Grand Knight thanked all those knights who helped with various duties during
             the busy Holiday season and referred bills from the last Breakfast to the Treasurer.

 

       3.   He mentioned the good turn-out of Council Knights and total people at the
             last Knights Breakfast and acknowledged the contribution of a $100 and $50 bill.
             He also mentioned the positive monetary amount left over after expenses.

 

       4.  The Grand Knight also mentioned the activities during the District Deputy’s
            Meeting which he and Ryan
Neil attended.

 

        5.  The Grand Knight reminded Council Members that nominations were in order for
            “Family of the Month”, and “Knight of the month”.      

 

       6.   He also mentioned the grants offered by the State Knights for Grade and High
             School students.
       7.  He also mentioned that our council should think about our activities at the Special
            Olympics.  He said that when Randy Friga gets back, we will be then able to solidify
            our plans more.
       8.  The Grand Knight also mentioned the upcoming Regional Free Throw Contest
            on Feb. 23rd.
       9.  He mentioned the Religious Appreciation Dinner on Feb. 28th at Holy Trinity.
     10.  The Council’s Fish Fry is rescheduled for March 7th from 4:30 to 7:00pm and that
            those knights who plan on helping should arrive outside in the parking lot of the
            elementary school at 3-3:30 pm.

 

 

       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 was in good shape.  The treasurer
        also reminded us of the importance to wear our Council’s polo shirts to activities,
        including the Council Meetings.  The Financial was not present to report further.     

 

         

 

     Unfinished and New Business:

       1.   Andy Love reported on the Feb. 11th ‘Alcohol and Drug Awareness” essay and
             poster contests. He motioned that the Council give a total of $125 to the 5 contest
             winners ($25 each). Ben Francka seconded the motion, there was no discussion and
             the vote carried the motion.

 

       2.  Ben Francka reported that on March 30th there will be a “Wine Tasting” Event at
            Ophelias Tapas and Wine Bar.
       3.  Ryan Neil suggested that the Council should contribute to the Silent Auction at the
            Wine Tasting Event.  It was decided that we will discuss this at our next Council

 

                Meeting.

       4   The Grand Knight commented on the new bimonthly Council’s Newsletter.
       5.  Jim Greer motioned that the Council donate $25 to the use of the “Fleet Reserve
            Facility” because of the use by Council members.  Jim Tuckness seconded the
            motion and the vote carried the motion.

       6.  Ben Francka said he has heard a lot of comments of praise on the “Cleanup” of the
            Trash area used by the Cathedral and Elementary School by the Council.  The Grand

 

               Knight thought we should do the same twice a year or so.
        7.  There was a mention that we discuss getting a new chaplain with Father Mike
            because of the death of Monsignor Westheus.
        8.  There was a lengthy discussion on a memorial for Monsignor Westheus.  Some
            thoughts were to donate the proceeds of one breakfast or fish fry to the memorial.
            Another suggestion was to donate a sum to a scholarship for tuition in his name. 
            A last suggestion was to establish a memorial walk around the elementary school track
            field. It was decided to table the idea and discuss it with Fr. Mike.  It was mentioned
               that Fr. Mike thought the proceeds of some activities should go to the Maryknoll Sisters.            

 

        9.  Tom Hall motioned that we should donate the proceedings of our fish fry in March to the
MaryKnoll Sisters.  
Matt Sigman seconded the motion and it was carried by a vote.

      10. Andy Love suggested that we pray for one of his cadets who is having a hard time
dealing with a fellows cadets death.

 

 

      From the Insurance Agent:

           Was not present.

 

         

 

       From the District Deputy: 

 

           Tom Nelson was not present.

 

      Closing of Meeting:

         The Grand Knight closed the meeting and led the Council in the “Hail Mary”, and
         “Glory Be” and a special prayer for Monsignor Westheus.
        

 

 

 

 

 

                        Future Activities

 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.

 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)