The annual Tootsie Roll drive for those with Intellectual Disabilities was held on April 19-22, 2018. We had a record year collecting over $6,300.00. Thank you to all of you that volunteered. There were several Brother Knights that took on more than one shift. Congratulation for a good year!!
Be present at the May meeting as those who volunteered will have their names put in a hat. Al Lingen and I will draw a name for the special prize.
The Knights of Columbus State Convention was recently held in Middleton, WI. Al Lingen, Pat Becker, Shawn Fox and myself attended. State officers were elected. A Blue Mass was held on Saturday morning honoring those that serve our communities, police, fire, sheriffs and EMTs. The mass was well attended in honor of those that put their lives on the line daily. There were also two inspirational speakers that spoke about Special Olympics and thanked the Knights for all that they do to support this valuable program.
Thank you to everyone who bought and sold State Raffle Tickets. We met our goal with a total of 1021 tickets sold. Top ticket sellers this year were Don Schoenherr with 79, Shawn Fox 78, Dean Mergen 55. Honorable mentions to Gary Jepson and Vern Conrad, who sold 28 each. This is an important source of charity funds for victims of fire, accident, and illness both in our council and throughout the state. Thanks again to everyone.
Patrick Earley, F.S.
Dates to remember:
May 8, 2018 regular meeting 7:00 pm
May 12, 2018 Roadside Clean-up weather permitting June 18,2018 St Mary’s School Golf Tournament September 29, 2018 4th Degree Exemplification New Richmond, WI.
Highway cleanup will be Saturday April 14th 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Weather permitting and snow is gone. If any Knight would like to help the Youth Groups please meet at Erin Corner’s Tavern. Back up date is May 12th same time, same meet up place.
Golf: St Mary’s School will be holding their annual Gof Tournament again this year on June 18, 2018 at the New Richmond Golf Club. Please contact Jeff Williams for details.
Bingo: There are only 3 Sundays left for KC Bingo. Please consider helping out. The May dates are: 05/06, 05/13, and 05/20. We will have family style Bingo during Fun Fest again this year. KC Bingo will resume in the fall the Sunday after Labor Day. KC Bingo is by far our largest fund raiser Please contact me at email@example.com to help out.
Food Drive: Ed Zimmerman can always use help on the
2nd Monday of each month, 11:30 a.m. at Wal-Mart (s to help load food and deliver it to the food shelf.
Congratulations! To Brother Knight John Mortenson for being chosen as the Medallion winner for the Superior Diocese. There are 6 Medallion Awards given out yearly in the State of Wisconsin. They recognize and honor distinguished Knights in the service of Columbianism.
Father Leonard Fraher, age 91, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, passed into eternal life on April 9, 2018 at The Deerfield in New Richmond. Father Fraher was born September 6, 1926; he served over 60 years as a parish priest for the Diocese of Superior, WI. Fr Fraher was also a member of our council and a 4th Degree Knight. May he rest in Peace.
Insurance: If you have any questions about Knights of Columbus Insurance, please contact our field agent: Shawn.Fox@kofc.org 651-324-1209
Keep them in your prayers: Vernon Conrad
Knight of the Month: Gary Jepsen
Family of the Month: Don Schoenherr
Jackpot: Matt Rominski
Pot of Gold: Chad Denucci (absent), Must be present to win.
Remember all past and present newsletters can be accessed through our council web site.www.newrichmondkc.com
Doug Mills, Grand Knight