Grand Knight Report:
We started the February meeting with a first degree, I would like to welcome Gary Jepsen to our brotherhood. Please congratulate him when you see him.
I would like to thank Al Lingen for taking on the Bingo Appreciation dinner. It was again a wonderful and delicious dining experience. It is for anyone who has helped with Bingo the last year, and is paid for by tips we received at the bar.
I would like to thank Don Schoenherr for chairing the annual free-throw contest. I would also like to thank everyone who helped run the event. We ran our council contest and the District contest after that.
I would also like to thank Laura Jarchow for running our annual knowledge contest.
Before the Bingo appreciation dinner, we had the first meeting of our 75th anniversary dinner. If anyone has any ideas for this event, please contact Al Lingen.
Our 4th degree faithful Navigator has informed me New Richmond will be hosting a 4th degree this coming October. It will never be any closer than this, so makes plans early to save your spot.
We will be having a 5th Sunday this month, we can use a few volunteers to help after the 9:00 am Mass.
The council voted to increase our senior class scholarships to $750.00 each and to give 3 of them.
Yearly Dues Thanks to all who were very prompt in sending dues and raffle tickets to FS Pat Earley. If you haven't yet done so, please forward your $20 dues to Pat at 1453 County Road GG, New Richmond. Raffle tickets and PKD can all be included on one check if you like.
Bingo Bingo is the major money maker for our council; we will need help on Sunday nights and the last Friday night of each month. We would also love to see you and your families show up and try to win some of the big money we give out every session. Please let Doug Mills know what night you can help. Squires The Squires are still looking for young men to join their ranks, if you have a son or know of a Catholic young man, please encourage them to join. They have been meeting on the 1st Sunday @ 5:00 pm. Please contact Tony Kilian or Kevin Lorenz.
Fish Fry We set the dates for our annual fish fry’s. They will be held on March 20th and 27th. We will be in need of as many members as we can get to help with the two Friday nights. Please help if you can. We will also need volunteers to bring in desserts during the day on Friday.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Degrees St Croix Council 1762 in Hudson is holding a first, second and third degree exemplification on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. All of the degrees will be held in the morning 8:00, 9:15 & 10:30, registration is . hour before each degree. The council will provide rolls, coffee and juice prior to the first degree and in between the degrees for candidates and brother Knights. The council will provide lunch and beverages following the third degree.
Please help those in need by buying or selling the 5 tickets included with your December newsletter. For more tickets contact: Pat Earley at 715-808-1795.
Keep them in your prayers: Brother Jessie Skramstad is once again fighting cancer; please keep him and Carlos Santiago, and Tim Sullivan Jr. and their families, in your prayers.
Tootsie Roll Drive The Tootsie roll drive will be held on April 30th through May 2nd. Please make plans to help out with this fundraiser. We will have an online schedule to sign up on in the future.
Knight of the Month: Dean Mergen
Family of the Month: Al Lingen
Jackpot: James Kahler Jr.
Pot of Gold: Gary Douglas (absent)