I would like to thank our long time Chaplain Father Jim for his service to our council and congratulate him on his upcoming retirement. Thank you, and I hope we will see you at a few of our future meetings.
Please remember to bring a dish to pass, as we are planning to celebrate Father Jim's retirement with a pot luck following the meeting on Tuesday night.
I would also like to thank all of the members of our council that helped with various fundraisers, bingo sessions, youth events, fish fries, and all the other tasks that help make a council operate as well as ours does. Over the last couple of years, I was the one that was told thank you as I handed out checks, but it wouldn't have been possible without the hours put in by all the volunteers, so again, let me thank everyone that helped make my job easier.
We will be electing a slate of new officers at our meeting this Tuesday night, if you're a third degree member and wish to run for office please let me know or have someone nominate you at the time of the election, all elected positions will be up for election.
I attended the High School scholarship award ceremony on Friday the 22nd of May, our council awarded three scholarships in the amount of $750.00 each to: Erin Earley, Leah Blader, and Dane Buchman, congratulations to all three.
We will be having our annual Fun Fest Bingo again this year on the 10th and 11th of July @ 7:00 pm. We will need volunteers to help out both nights. This is not one of our big money makers, but it is good family fun for all ages.
Past Grand Knight Dennis Hurtis has been elected Commander of the New Richmond American Legion Post 80, congratulate Dennis the next time you see him.
We are still sending out over 100 newsletters in the mail each month, if you have an email address, it would save us time and money to be able to send electronically, contact myself or Pat Earley.
I am pleased to announce that the Fourth Degree Exemplification has been set for Saturday, October 17, 2015 in New Richmond WI YES I said New Richmond -- It does not get any closer than this. So please mark your calendar for that date. You will have to be at St. Mary's School around 10:30 AM for registration, lunch will be served at noon. The Exemplification will start around 1:00 PM, we will then attend Mass at 5:00 PM, followed by a formal banquet in the church downstairs. There will be a noon luncheon, followed by a short program for the ladies. Each Knight is required to wear a tuxedo. Sweet Greetings in New Richmond WI rents/sells tuxedos. Rent is approximately $70.00. Please contact Judy at Sweet Greetings, PH 715-246-5221.Cost for the exemplification is $70.00 per Knight. There will be an additional cost for the ladies, not yet determined. Please contact Al Lingen as soon as possible as we need at least 25 Knights in order to hold the Exemplification in New Richmond Saturday October 17, 2015 Your Faithfull Navigator Alan Lingen 715-781-0095.
Keep them in your prayers:
Brother Jessie Skramstad is fighting cancer, as is Brother George Schmit; please keep them and their families in your prayers.
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.
Knight of the Month: Ben Haen
Family of the Month: Matthew Bolten
Jackpot: Don Schoenherr
Pot of Gold: William Holland