Our May meeting was highlighted with the election of officers for the 2013-2014 fraternal year. I will list them later in this letter. Turnout was good and the brats disappeared quickly.
We have a break now from Bingo action but our hall rentals are numerous with the Graduation parties. I will not be at our June meeting due to business travel. Our GK-elect will get the reins a month early. Please support him as you have
supported me over the past 2 years. Thank you once again.
Election of Officers:
We held our election of officers and they will be taking over July 1st. The new officers are as follows:
Chaplain (appointed) – Fr. James Brinkman
GK – Jeff Williams
DGK – Tony Kilian
Chancellor – Doug Mills
Recorder – Troy Schmit
Advocate- Al Lingen
Warden – Mark Casey
Inner Guard – Ed Zimmerman
Outer Guard – Eric Becker
Treasurer – Pat Becker
Financial Secretary (appointed) – Pat Earley
Lecturer (appointed) Jerry Frey
Trustee 1 yr: John Jarchow
Trustee 2 yrs: Vince Kaiser
Trustee 3 yrs: Don Schoenherr
Honorary Life Member:
Jerry Kimlinger became an Honorary Life member on May 7th. Jerry joined the council on March 11, 1980; taking his 2nd and 3rd degrees the following month. It didn't take Jerry long to become a very active member and leader of our council. Jerry has the unique distinction of serving 2 terms as Grand Knight.
(1985-87, 88-89) Under his leadership, our council was well decorated with awards for membership, Complete Council, Star Council, and twice received the State Deputy's Cup as the #1 Council in the state. Congratulations Jerry and thank you for the tremendous contribution you've made to our council.
On Friday May 24th it was my extreme pleasure to present 3 $500 scholarships to our graduating Catholic youth. The winners are: Emily Bischoff, Adam Halonen and Tom Tenner. Please offer you congratulations to these individuals when you see them.
Our Squires group is growing once again and the group is very eager to assist. We hope to have a highway clean up planned soon and assist with a cemetery project. We will need adult volunteers to help with the highway clean-up. Please attend the meeting for more information.
If any of you have been visiting our church cemetery you may have noticed that many of the stones are partially tipped due to sinking ground. We will be setting up a project to straighten them and will need your help. Please attend the meeting to offer suggestions and volunteer.
Keep them in your prayers: Brother Matt Geist – recovering from cancer surgery and treatment. Brother Randy Calleja – recovering from heart surgery.
Brother Jerry Lorentz – Cancer treatment Please let me know if you know of any Brother Knights in need of our prayers.
Bingo: On break for the summer, we will have Family Style Bingo for Funfest in July.
Birthday Party: John Flannery Ball is celebrating his 90th birthday at the KC
Hall on June 9th from 1-4 pm. Please join in the celebration. John received recognition at the State Convention for 70 years of service to the Knights and is currently our 2nd oldest member.
Food Drive: Ed Zimmerman can use some help on the 2nd Monday of the
month, 11:30 a.m. at WalMart – West end of the building.
Fourth Degree: For those of you who are considering the completion of your
journey to full knighthood, there is a fourth degree exemplification being planned for Marshfield in October. I checked the State Web Site but did not find it listed currently on the calendar. I have also heard rumors that Menomonie will be hosting an exemplification in Feb 2014.
First, Second & Third Degrees:
Our council is considering hosting a degree exemplification in the fall of this year. Can you think of a better place to advance your knighthood than right here? Please consider achieving the next levels of your journey.
State Golf Tourney: The State is holding its annual State Golf Tournament in
Fond du Lac on June 29-30. Registration must be in by June 13. Contact Jeff Williams if interested. 2nd Chance Drawing from State Raffle:
Due to IRS issues this may very well be the last year that there will be a second chance drawing on the state raffle tickets. The winners this year are: Chad Paulson, Steve Singerhouse, Bernie Mortensen and Jack/Frank Donahue.
Mark Your Calendar:
June 9: Birthday Party for John F Ball, KC Hall 1-4pm.
June 11: Monthly meeting 7pm KC Hall
Knight of the Month: Shawn Fox
Family of the Month: David Bibeau
Jackpot: Jim Utecht
Pot of Gold: Eric Meyer
See you at the meeting!