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9/20/17

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

COUNCIL 8386 – PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

CALL TO ORDER: 7:15 PM

WORTHY WARDENS REPORT: Robert Hughes verified all present have current membership.

OPENING PRAYER: Led by Dcn. Wayland

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by G.K. Larez

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

Grand Knight: Lexy Larez P Warden: Robert Hughes P

Deputy Grand Knight: Tom Mellinger P Inside Guard: Roger Cornwall P

Chancellor: Bob Foster P Outside Guard: Larry Battin E

Advocate: Tom Warner P Trustee (3Yr): Gonzalo Garcia E

Treasurer: Douglas Becker P Trustee (2 Yr): John Ravetto E

Financial Secretary: Earl Boggler P Trustee (1Yr): Dave Hertko E

Recorder: Wes Berry P

SPECIAL GUEST RECOGNITION: None

CHAPLAIN REPORT: Dcn. Wayland spoke about the ongoing “Re-Energizing” Council process and passed out forms for members to mark down their areas of interest and to verify attendance at upcoming events.

PREVIOUS MINUTES: Recorder Wes Berry shared a needed correction of the 8/14/17, meeting minutes prior to the making of a motion to accept. The change involves the 4th Degree portion of the minutes and should be corrected to have the word Fiscal & Date changed to read, Fraternal & Date. Motion to accept the 8/14/17, minutes, with corrections by Earl Boggler, 2nd by Roger Cornwall. Motion passed.

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE REPORT: Earl Boggler informed members of John Brunett providing paperwork to transfer into Council 8386, from Chico, CA. Council. Earl Boggler motioned to accept the transfer, with 2nd by Larry Thompson. Motion passed.

GRAND KNIGHT REPORT: G.K. Larez shared upcoming Council activities and need for members assistance for the events. He asked for members patience as he continues to keep the membership informed of the varied Council commitments. G.K. Larez also shared that the Prescott Valley Town Library does have computers available to visitors to access at no expense.

TREASURER REPORT: Doug Becker gave report for September: Opening Bal, $4727.07

Closing Bal, $3919.07

FINANCIAL SECRETARY REPORT: Provided by Earl Boggler

TRUSTEES REPORT: All Trustees are excused from this meeting due to being out of town or still recovering from surgery.

CHANCELLOR REPORT: None

SERVICE PROGRAM REPORT: D.G.K. Mellinger shared that Council 8386, has 17, program activities on record. He stated that some might be considered more important than others but some do have need of a chairman.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT: None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: G.K. Larez offered a copy of August meeting minutes for review of any possible unfinished business. Recorder Berry, stated that he was not aware of any items.

NEW BUSINESS: G.K. Larez shared the need for help during this years PWID, activities; Parish Festival, Rachel’s Vineyard, Columbus Day Dinner and annual Trunk or Treat for the Religious Ed. Children. Wes Berry reported that the Oct. 14th Road Cleanup will be at 7:00 AM. Also that he will coordinate any Religious Ed. Student involvement.

4th DEGREE REPORT: Doug Becker stated that the monthly meeting will be next Monday, Sept. 18th

and that there will be a 4th Degree Color Guard practice at St. Germaine on Sept. 23rd, at 8:00 AM.

DISTRICT DEPUTY REPORT: Doug Becker reminded members of opportunity to attend the First Degree ceremony at Sacred Heart this Thursday, Sept. 14th at 6:00 PM.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Please keep the following in your prayers; John Ravetto’s mother Jenette / Roger Cornwall’s wife Delia / Fred Cabebe / Mary Jo Joseph & Barbara Vercellino / Doug Becker’s Aunt Louise Schell / Janette Millata / Ron & Sandra Hindmarsh / Dcn. Wayland’s wife Jackie / Jack Monroe.

NEW COUNCIL ADVOCATE: With the recent letter of resignation submitted on, 6 September, 2017 by Thomas D. Warner, it was incumbent upon the GK in seeking someone to fill this position in short order. Effective, 11 September 2017, and with much appreciation, Brother Robert Foster has relinquished his position as Chancellor, but only with the approval by a showing of hands by the member’s of this council. All hands in approval were displayed when asked, and this matter is now closed. GK Larez thanked previous council advocate for his tenure with this council and all that he’s helped along the way. Best wishes were extended towards his future endeavors with and for the parish.

CLOSING PRAYER: Led by Dcn. Wayland

MEETING ADJOURNED: 7:50 PM

Respectively submitted by: Wes Berry, Recorder

1/16/17

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING,

COUNCIL 8386 – PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ

JANUARY 9, 2017

CALL TO ORDER:  7:15 P

 

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WARDENS REPORT:  All present are current members.

OPENING PRAYER: Led by GK  Hertko

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Led by GK Hertko

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS:

Grand Knight:  David Hertko    P                                      Warden:  Jim Cloughessy   E

Deputy Grand Knight:  Lexy Larez   P                              Inside Guard:  Larry Battin   E

Chancellor:  Bob Foster    P                                                Outside Guard:  Dave Barko   E

Advocate:  Tom Warner      P                                              Trustee (3yr):  John Ravetto   P

Treasurer:  Douglas Becker    P                                          Trustee (2Yr):  Paul Barko  P 

Financial Secretary:  Earl Boggler  P                                  Trustee (1Yr):  Gonzalo Garcia   P

Recorder:  Wes Berry    P

SPECIAL GUEST RECOGNITION:  KOC State Secretary Tom Kaliz / KC Field Agent Thomas Pickard.

CHAPLAIN REPORT:  Excused

PREVIOUS MINUTES:  Motion by Tom Warner, Seconded by Paul Barko to accept the December 5, 2016 meeting minutes as presented.  Motion passed.

ADMISSIONS COMMITEE REPORT:  No report.

GRAND KNIGHT REPORT:  GK Hertko thanked all Knights for assisting at most recent activities (breakfast with pictures and hall set up for District Deputy meeting).  GK Hertko presented  a recognition certificate to Paul Barko for his Council activity support.  GK Hertko shared that the bulk mailing for RSVP will be activated soon, and that Lexy Larez is Chairman.

TREASURER REPORT:   Doug Becker reported for Jan 2017.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

FINANCIAL SECRETARY REPORT: .Earl Boggler reported Council membership at 104, with death of Alvin Graves / 2017 paid member dues is at 26% / member form 1728, for 2016, turned in is only at 2.9%.  Earl Boggler also reported on Expenses. 

TRUSTEES REPORT:  Nothing to report.

CHANCELLOR REPORT:   Nothing to report.

SERVICE PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT:  Paul Barko recognized Bob and Carla Foster for their work on Santa picture involvement. He also shared that the ‘Keep Christ in Christmas” program raised $164.00 in sales, and that Parish interest is increasing.

   Paul stated that the next Corporate Communion Mass is Feb. 26, at 8:00 AM Mass, and that Council assistance is needed for the upcoming Parish Ministry Fair.

Tom Warner reminded members of the annual Marriage Vow renewal Mass on Feb. 11th, at the        4:30 PM Mass. Certificate signup will be after Mass the previous week.  Potluck dinner will be held in the Hall after the 4:30pm Mass.

  Bob Foster stated that he will provide picture taking for couples and have a backdrop scene.

  Lexy Larez shared information regarding a proposed Veterans area within the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cottonwood.

  Earl Boggler handed out State Raffle ticket books to those members present (two books each).  Members are responsible to sell the two books, and help will be needed for additional sales after Mass when dates are made available.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT:   None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Paul Barko turned over the ‘Keep Christ in Christmas” record book to GK Hertko so it can be reassigned to the next Chairman.

NEW BUSINESS:  GK Hertko reminded members of the January 14th Post Holiday Council Potluck Dinner at 6:00 PM / that KC Breakfast is on January 15th and help is appreciated.   Doug Becker said a Blood Drive will held on February 19th  in the Hall.  Help is needed for set up and  after closing.

GOOD OF THE ORDER:  GK Hertko shared that Jim Cloughessy is scheduled to return home from the VA Hospital in Phoenix / that Council has a need for the Youth Activity Chairman position.

John Ravetto reported the December breakfast sales.

Lexy Larez spoke about the Council VIP program.

Doug Becker reminded members about 4th Degree meeting, next week.

Paul Barko clarified two dates regarding Wedding Vow renewal and post-Holiday potluck.

 G.K. Hertko shared that the “Post Holiday” Council potluck will be on January 14, 2016.

Prayer List:  Chip and Coleen Kurtz / Chris Palmer / Delia Cornwall /  Jim Cloughessy / Ann Becker / Louise Schell / Robert Becker / John McHugh / Deacon Wayland / Barb Grad / Larry Tompsen / Fr. Dan’s Father / President Elect Trump on January 20th.

CLOSING PRAYER:    Led by  Dcn. Moncrief.

MEETING ADJOURNED:    8:10 P.M.

Respectfully submitted by:   Wes Berry, Recorder

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Our Faith is the Center of Our Lives,
Christ is the Center of Our Faith,
“Keep Christ in Christmas” 
and in The Center of Your Life, throughout the Year!
 
 
Our Prayers for “A Blessed Christmas Season” 
From: The Officers, Trustees and Members of
Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386
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11/30/13
 The officers and trustees of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386 at St Germaine Parish are proud to announce that on Saturday, November 23rd we had three of our Brother Knights: Deacon Bob Palmer, David Hertko and Timothy Bronowski drive down to Corpus Christi Parish in Phoenix and participate in the Order’s initiation into the 2nd and 3rd Degrees of Knighthood in our Order!
We proudly welcomed these men into our council as 3rd Degree Members, affording them all the rights and privileges bestowed on them as having attained their new degree ranking! …..
A special “thanks” to our Financial Secretary, Brother Earl Boggler, for accompanying them through their Degree work and assisting them in their preparation!In addition, the officers and trustees want to “Welcome” several long-term knights who have recently transferred into our council. We want to recognize both their past dedication and commitment to our Order and express our appreciation for their membership transfer and all their future contributions to our Council, and our Parish.Brother William MonroeBrother Michael KincaidBrother and Deacon Robert Soikkeli****************************DECEMBER COMING EVENTS:December 5th
= Monthly Officers’ / Business Meeting (6:30-pm in Classroom F/G)*************************December 9th
 = “CHRISTMAS POTLUCK DINNER” (6:30pm in Reiser Hall)Instead of the originally planned Ladies’ Night Out Dinner, the officers and trustees voted to expand this evening to provide a Christmas celebration in the spirit of fraternalism and having a fun evening for all:• Members
• Family Members
• Widows
• Friends of the Council (Especially anyone considering membership in the K of C!)We will be foregoing our usual council meeting and spending the entire evening celebrating the spirit of Christmas and joining in fellowship and fun!There is no charge for this event, and there are no expectations of presents to share, just a joyous celebration together!All we ask is that each member/family attending bring a dish to share. In order to get a “balanced” array of foods, several officers suggested that we request members divide the choice of food alphabetically:• Attendees with their last name beginning with the letters A to H = please bring a main dish.• Attendees with their last name beginning with the letters I to P = please bring a side dish.• Attendees with their last name beginning with the letters Q to Z = please bring a dessert.The planning committee is preparing a wonderful array of events for this event, maybe even a visit from someone from way up North, if he’s not too busy yet!Come join the fun, share the fellowship and have yourself a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!!*****************************December 15th = “CORPORATE COMMUNION” (10:00am Mass)Wear your council shirt and badge! Sit up front with us as a group! (1st
3 pews reserved.)Stay and join us for breakfast in Reiser Hall afterward!**************************December 15th . = K of C Monthly Breakfast (6:30 am – Noon) ……. Volunteers are needed to help set-up / serve meals and clean-up. Please consider volunteering to help at this monthly event!***************************December 25thPrepared and served by John Ravetto and his team of volunteers for anyone alone on Christmas who would like to share Christmas Dinner with others!. = Annual Council “FREE” Christmas Dinner (1:00 – 2:00pm)********************************I received the following communication from our General Agent with the K of C Insurance Program, Dan del Villar, and wanted to pass it on in hopes that it may appeal to a Brother Knight in our council interested in a new career!CAREER OPPORTUNITY in the K of CDear Brother Knight;Are you aware of our Order’s recent accomplishments? This year we exceeded $88 billion of life insurance in force. This life insurance translates into income for our families, funds for education, mortgages and retirement. Just as important is the peace of mind our members have knowing that their families are properly protected.To provide our ever-growing membership with the service they deserve, we are increasing our full-time staff in your area. I plan to contract an additional field agent for our agency, and could use some assistance finding the right person.The ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic, unquestionable honesty and a desire to assist his Brother Knights and their families. Most likely, this person is presently employed and successful at his job, but perhaps he is dissatisfied with his current position and seeks a positive change.Our agents enjoy higher than average income along with the flexibility of schedule that comes with being  self-employed. We also provide extensive training, continuing education and support. In addition, a complete compensation package is available, which includes health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, pension and 401K, training and expense allowance, bonus programs, incentive trips and more.This great career is not for everyone. That’s why I am writing you in the hope that you may know of someone, among your many acquaintances, who fits this profile and is looking for more out of life. Or, maybe you are considering a career change and this position sounds interesting. If you would like to discuss the field agent opportunity, please visit our agency website @ www.kofcdelvillaragency.com, then contact me at 480-285-1728 or dan.delvillar@kofc.org.Sincerely and fraternally,Dan del Villar, FICF, LUTCFGeneral Agent4809 E. Thistle Landing, Ste.100Phoenix,AZ 85044
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1125/13
The officers and trustees of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386 at St Germaine Parish are proud to announce that on Saturday, November 23rd we had three of our Brother Knights: Deacon Bob Palmer, David Hertko and Timothy Bronowski drive down to Corpus Christi Parish in Phoenix and participate in the Order’s initiation into the 2nd and 3rd Degrees of Knighthood in our Order!
We proudly welcomed these men into our council as 3rd Degree Members, affording them all the rights and privileges bestowed on them as having attained their new degree ranking! ….. A special “thanks” to our Financial Secretary, Brother Earl Boggler, for accompanying them through their Degree work and assisting them in their preparation!
In addition, the officers and trustees want to “Welcome” several long-term knights who have recently transferred into our council, and we want to recognize both their past dedication and commitment to our Order and express our appreciation for their future contributions to our Council, and our Parish.
 
 
Brother William Monroe
Brother Michael Kincaid
Brother and Deacon Robert Soikkeli
 
 
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We are truly a very “Blessed Council“, having as members and spiritual leaders and guides:
Fr. Dan Vollmer
Dcn. Bob Palmer
Dcn. Wayland Moncrief
Dcn. John Mickel
Dcn. Bob Soikkeli
To learn more about the Knights of Columbus and especially Mary, Queen of the Knights Council at St. Germaine Parish, log onto our web-site at:
 
Yours in Christ,
Paul Barko, Grand Knight
(928-379-5862 / home or 419-388-4734 / cell)
11/8/13
  • November 10th. =  Council Pancake Breakfast (Come to help or just to eat and socialize!)
    • 7:00 am – 7:45am = set-up
    • 8:00 am – Noon = serving food
    • 11:30am – ? = Clean-up
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  • November 11th. = Super busy and “SPECIAL” Day! ……. Veteran’s Day
    • 10:30am = Veteran’s Day Parade “Call-Out” on the square in Prescott (4th Degree in regalia / 3rd. Degree in council shirts)
    • 10:00am – 2:00pm. = Fr. Fred’s “Day of Reflection / Pot Luck” at Reiser Hall
    • 6:30 pm. = Rosary and Regular Council Meeting in Reiser Hall                              
      • In our attempt to foster collaborative efforts with other organizations in our parish …… our council is again supporting the parish’s LADIES GUILD and their Annual Christmas Bazaar (11/15/13 – 11/17/13).They’ve requested that we provide another basket (like we did last year) for their “silent auction” and we have agreed to help support their efforts on behalf of the church!
      • PLEASE BRING DONATIONS OF “NEW” TOOLS / WORK GLOVES / ETC. FOR

        A “MEN’S BASKET”

         

          To our Monday, November 11th council meeting to help their cause!

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        November 17 th. = Memorial Mass for Deceased Members of our Council.(10:00am Mass)

         *** Please join your Council Officers and Trustees as we remember in prayer all our departed members. We will be sitting together in the front pews on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s side of the church. Please wear your council shirt and badge, and invite your family to join you even if this is not your usually attended weekend mass.  Paul Barko, GK  928-379-5862

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10/28/13

GRATITUDE & APPRECIATION:I want to begin by expressing my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the followingBrother Knights of our council for their volunteer hours this past month on behalf of our council!Pancake Breakfast (October 20thJohn Ravetto Robert Hughes Larry Tweet Earl BogglerWayne Theobold David Hertko Cher VangGentlemen, without your help this event would not have been able to be held and it would not havebeen as successful as it was!*************************Again, my personal “THANK YOU” to:The “LADIES OF OUR PARISH OFFICE”Linda AblesRose MartinezJudie BaileyThese ladies have continued to provide me, and our council, with major support and assistance as we workcollaboratively to build a better parish community!************************Speaking of collaborative efforts with other organizations in our parish …… our council is again supportingthe parish’s LADIES GUILD and their Annual Christmas Bazaar (11/15/13 – 11/17/13).They have requested that we provide another basket (like we did last year) for their “silent auction” and wehave agreed to help support their efforts on behalf of the church!PLEASE BRING DONATIONS OF NEW TOOLS / WORK GLOVES / ETC. FORA “MEN’S BASKET”To our Monday, November 11thcouncil meeting to help their cause!****************************As busy and active as July – October has been, November brings many more activities to participate in andenjoy. As you’ve heard me say before: “Your Council Officers and Trustees are working hard tomake our council an active and vibrant example of CHARITY IN ACTION!”OCTOBER/NOVEMBER COMING EVENTS:. = R. E Youth Program’s “Trunk or Treat” All Saints Day Celebration (After theR.E. Classes … about 6:00 pm in the church parking lot.) – Volunteers are needed to pass out candy tostudents from their car trunk. Contact me (928-379-5862) or Linda in the parish office (928-772-6350) toreserve your spot in the parking lot, or for additional information.40 DAYS OF LIFE = EVERY WEDNESDAY: September 25thfellow parishioners will be praying for life outside of Planned Parenthood on Florentine St. between9:30am – Noon. ……. PLEASE come join us, even if only for an hour!– October 30th. Brother Knights, Ladies and. = Council’s Officers / Business Meeting (6:30pm in Classroom F/G)date, done to avoid a conflict with the LADIES’ GUILD’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR being heldvolunteering to help at this monthly event!. = K of C Monthly Breakfast (6:30 am – Noon) Please note the change of. Volunteers are needed to help set-up / serve meals and clean-up. Please consider. = Council’s Regular Monthly Meeting (6:30pm Rosary, with the meeting to

follow) …….Don’t forget your donation to our council’s Christmas Basket for the Ladies’

. = Memorial Mass for Deceased Members of our Council. (10:00am Mass)

*** Please join your Council Officers and Trustees as we remember in prayer all our departed members.

We will be sitting together in the front pews on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s side of the church. Please wear

your council shirt and badge, and invite your family to join you even if this is not your usually attended

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10/14/13
#1.) Tonight …. Monday, October 14th. at 6:30pm in Reiser Hall = 1st Degree prior to our regularly scheduled council meeting. We have two candidates who will be joining the Order and our council. Please come support them in taking their 1st Degree, and help welcome them into our council!
#2.) Brother Thomas Warner has been selling raffle tickets for the Holy Family Statuealong with other members of the council. He asks that if you have any tickets (sold or unsold) to please bring them and any money to tonight’s meeting. The raffle will be held tonight!!!!
#3.) Much “THANKS” and APPRECIATION to: John Ravetto, Robert Hughes, Helen Barko, and Doug Becker for all their help with setting-up, serving the meal, and clean-up for our Columbus Day Dinner this past Saturday!!!! The meal was “excellent”, the attendance and support from the parish was fantastic, and Fr. Dan was surprised and appreciative of the Birthday Recognition he received from the Knights and Ladies Guild, (A “Special Thanks” to Barb Kodimer and the other ladies who helped decorate and arrange for the cake!)
Upcoming Events:

October 20th. = Pancake Breakfast (After Masses on Sunday) …. additional volunteers are still needed to help set-up (7:00am) and clean-up (11:30am)

October 30th. = R. E Youth Program’s “Trunk or Treat” All Saints Day Celebration (After the R.E. Classes … about 6:15 pm in the church parking lot.) – Volunteers are requested to pass out candy to students from their car trunk. The students will be dressed as their favorite Saint!

40 DAYS OF LIFE = EVERY WEDNESDAY: September 25th – October 30th. Brother Knights, Ladies and fellow parishioners will be praying for life outside of Planned Parenthood on Florentine St. between 9:30am – Noon. ……. PLEASE come join us, even if only for an hour!

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We had a great response from Brother Knights & Ladies to our parish’s appeal for help with the

“Open-house” at St. Germaine Parish on Saturday, October 5th. 

Our “Thanks and Appreciation go out  to:
Bill & Nadine Pierce
Deacon Bob
Earl Boggler
Larry & Geri Tweet
John Ravetto
Helen Barko
Doug Becker
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We had a rather mild response to our “Columbus Day Dinner” Pre-sale” this past weekend, but we were up against a “Free Dinner” being provided after masses by the SVDP. I trust that we will have a better “at the door” sale next Saturday (October 12th.) at the actual dinner. If you haven’t gotten your tickets to attend, give me a call by Friday(928-379-5862) and you can still get the discounted price.

My “THANKS” to the following members who helped me with the dinner pre-sale: Robert Hughes, David Hertko, Doug Becker and Gonzalo Garcia!
Fr. Dan’s  “50TH” birthday, so come join us and help celebrate this happy day.
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4.) Don’t forget that we are having our Monthly Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 20th. after all the masses. Join join in some social time with other members of the parish, enjoy a great meal (cooked by Master Chef, John Ravetto) and support our council function.
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10/1/13
GRATITUDE & APPRECIATION:I want to begin this newsletter by expressing my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following Brother Knights and Lovely Ladies of our council for their volunteer hours this past month on behalf of our council!Ladies’ Night Out (September 8thJohn Ravetto (Council’s “MASTER CHEF”).Ben TaylorRobert HughesEarl BogglerDeacon BobPancake Breakfast (September 15th.)John RavettoRobert HughesBen TaylorEarl BogglerTom Gugliotta*****************************P.W.I.D Collection / Fry’s Grocery Store (September 28th.)Earl Boggler (Program Co-Chairman)Deacon Bob PalmerHelen BarkoBen TaylorCallie TaylorCher VangStephanie VangJerry KoenigCarl PaladinoRobert HughesSoccer Challenge (September 29th.)Cher Vang (Council’s Youth Chairman)Stephanie VangBen TaylorEarl BogglerHelen Barko
Ladies and gentlemen, without your help those events would not have been able to be held and they would not have been as successful as they were!*************************Also, my personal “THANK YOU” to the “LADIES OF OUR PARISH OFFICE”
Linda Ables
Rose Martinez
Judie Bailey
These ladies continue to provide me, and our council, with much support and assistance as we work collaboratively to build a better parish community!****************************Finally, an enormous “THANK YOU” to our newest member,
Deacon Bob Palmer.Deacon Bob has become an outstanding new and active member in our council, as well as providing me personally with needed spiritual support and direction this fraternal year!“THANK YOU” & “GOD BLESS YOU ALL 100-FOLD”!Paul Barko, GK***********************As busy and active as September was, October brings many more activities to participate in and enjoy. As you’ve heard me say before: “Your Council Officers and Trustees are working hard to make our council an active and vibrant example of CHARITY IN ACTION!”OCTOBER COMING EVENTS:Docents, Greeters & Parking Lot Attendants.. = Officers’ Business Mtg. (6:30pm in Classroom F/G). = Parish “OPEN-HOUSE” (8:00am – noon) – Volunteers are still needed to serve as:**** Contact the parish Office to volunteer. (928-772-4413)****. = Columbus Day Spaghetti Dinner (After 4:30pm Mass in Reiser Hall). = Council Mtg. (Rosary at 6:30pm with mtg. to follow in Reiser Hall). = Pancake Breakfast (After Masses on Sunday). = R. E Youth Program’s “Trunk or Treat” All Saints Day Celebration (After the R.E. Classes … about 6:15 pm in the church parking lot.) – Volunteers are requested to pass out candy to students from their car trunk. The students will be dressed as their favorite Saint!40 DAYS OF LIFE = EVERY WEDNESDAY: September 25thLadies and fellow parishioners will be praying for life outside of Planned Parenthood on Florentine St. between 9:30am – Noon. ……. PLEASE come join us, even if only for an hour!  – October 30th Brother Knights,********************************Prayer Requests:
Fr. Daryl Olds (Sacred Heart Parish)
Deacon Wayland Moncrief
Deacon John Mickel
Earl Boggler & parents
Douglas Becker & his parents: Charles & Virginia Becker
John Ravetto and his sister, Janette Ravetto
Larry & Jeri Tweet & their parents
Paul Elks
Don Smith
Fred Caffrey
Greg Dzubay
Lasaro Villa
Isaiah Tappin
Julie Randosh
Rick McKowan
Robert Schaefer (GK in Cottonwood)For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.For the Spiritual Gift of: Fr. Dan & our three Deacons, Bob, John &Wayland***************************Thanks you for all for your prayers and support!Paul Barko, GK ….. 928-379-5862 (Hm.) or 419-388-4734 (Cell)
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9/27/13
ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY DINNER, Saturday October 12The Officers & Trustees of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386 here at St. Germaine Parish will be selling tickets to their Annual Columbus Day Dinner after all of the masses the weekend of October 5All of the profits from this dinner go into the council’s “Charity Account” and helps them with their charitable work within the parish, like their support of the Youth Religious Education Program, conducting their recent Soccer Challenge for the parish youth, holding their Annual Easter Egg Hunt, etc.The Annual Columbus Day Dinner will be held after mass on
Saturday, October 12th
Tickets will be $7.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door!
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*** For more information about the Knights of Columbus and the great work we do within our parish and community contact:Donald Rowley our Membership Chairman at: 928-772-3660 or rowleydonald@gmail.comOur Grand Knight, Paul Barko at: 928-379-5862 or paulbarko@gmail.com.
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9/21/13
K of C “Soccer Challenge”
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH. at 2:30PM
Mountain Valley Park
This year our council is conducting it’s 1st. Soccer Challenge Competition for the youth (Ages 10 – 14) in our parish, and their friends. It is a simple program and allows youth usually not engaged in traditional soccer to participate. The event has each youth kick a soccer ball into an unprotected soccer goal that has been divided into 5 sections; each worth different points. After 15 shots their score is tallied and the winner in each age group is declared the winner.There will be “10” Winners: 5 each for boys and 5 for girls (ages: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14). A MEDALLION WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH OF THE 10 WINNERS!
Brother Cher Vang, our council’s YOUTH CHAIRMAN, will be taking registrations after each mass this weekend, or you can complete a registration form found in Sunday’s Bulletin and hand it in to the parish office, or registrations can be made on the day of the event.
When: Sunday, September 29th. …. 2:30pm – 5:30pm.
Where: Mountain Valley Park (8600 E. NACE RD … off Robert Rd. in Prescott Valley)
COST:  “FREE”
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9/7/13

My Brother Knights and Lovely Ladies of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386,

 
There is much to share with you …… and many activities planned by our council for this month of September.
#1.)  Helen and I are back from our 4 week trip to see family and share in the 1st Birthday celebration for our Grandson, Elijah! The trip was wonderful and I am refreshed and looking forward to participating in all of the events planned by our council officers for this fraternal year!
#2.) Upcoming Council Events for September:
 
  • Sunday, September 8th. – Council / Parish “BLOOD DRIVE”between 9am – 2pm in Reiser Hall – Donors & volunteers are needed! Contact Doug Becker for more information or to volunteer at: 928-775-5257 or by Email at: skfarmall@live.com
 
  • Monday, September 9th. – “LADIES NIGHT OUT” (for all spouses, widows and female “friends of the council”) at 6:30pm in Reiser Hall. The ladies will be seated and served a light dinner while the men have a brief council meeting. We will then join our lovely ladies for a meal and some social time.
 
  • Saturday, September 14th. – “CORPORATE COMMUNION” at the 4:30pm mass. We will be sitting together in the first 4 pews on the Blessed Mother’s side of the church,wearing our council shirts and badges. Please join us for this special expression of our faith and our fraternity as a council even if this is not the usual time you attend Mass!
 
  • Sunday, September 15th. – “COUNCIL / PARISH BREAKFAST” Brother John Ravetto and his team will resume our monthly after-mass breakfasts this Sunday. All are encouraged to attend and support this event. Volunteers to help serve the meals is also welcomed! 
 
  • Sunday, September 29th. – “COUNCIL SOCCER CHALLENGE” This event is for all boys and girls ages 10 -14 in the parish and will be held at 1:30pm at the main soccer field in Mountain Valley Park (off Roberts Rd.) This “Free” event will be announced in the parish bulletin over the next few weeks. Contact Cher Vang, our Council Youth Chairman at: 414-208-9826 or by Email at: vang11@live.com for additional information.
 
  • Weekend of September 27th.-29th. – “P.W.I.D. PROGRAM” (People with Intellectual Disabilities Program) also known as our Annual Tootsie Roll Campaign. Our council will be announcing the location and times in an upcoming E-newsletter. Please consider volunteering for this worthy cause. Contact Earl Boggler or Paul Barko, our two co-chairmen for this event for additional information. (Paul – 928-379-5862 / Earl –928-830-6183). 
 
 

#3.) Council Shirts:

 
All council shirts recently ordered through Brother Tom Warner are now available to be picked up at either the September 9th Meeting or by contacting Tom       directly at: 928-227-1282 or by Email at: dwarner@hotmail.com If you or your wife are interested in purchasing a council shirt, Tom is getting ready to place       another order soon, so please contact him ASAP to order your shirt and “Wear it with Pride” at council and parish events!
#4.) Council Membership:
 
      Brother Don Rowley, our Council Membership Chairman is planning some upcoming events to prompt increased membership in our council. Never forget that       every member can help in the recruitment process by: “ASKING A CATHOLIC MAN YOU KNOW TO CONSIDER MEMBERSHIP IN THE KNIGHTS OF       COLUMBUS”!
      The membership benefits are great:
1.) Enhances your ability to “live your Catholic Faith” through council activities.
2.) Eligibility for our Fraternal Insurance Program (Life, Long – Term Care, IRS’a, etc.) only available to members and their family members.
3.) Show support for our pastor and parish.
4.) Remembrance in special Masses celebrated by our Supreme Chaplain.
  5.) Fraternal interaction with other Catholic Men: one on one, as part of a group, as a family.
6.) Etc.
Contact Bro. Don Rowley for additional information and a form #100 (membership application) at: 928-499-1043 or by Email at: rowleydonald@gmail.com
#5.) Council “Holy Family Statue” Raffle:
 
     Brother Tom Warner has donated a statue of the Holy Family to the council to raffle off as a fund raiser for the council. Tickets are available through Tom and most      council officers or can be purchased at any council meeting or event. (The tickets are $1.00 = 1 / $5.00=6) The drawing will be held at Our Columbus Day Dinner      (October 12th) Please show your support for this event and purchase your tickets ASAP.
#6.) Columbian Award:
     Supreme Council has recently announced the recipients of their “2012-2013 Columbian Award” for the completion of service programs in support of our              Church, our Families, our Community and Pro-Life.  Mary, Queen of the Knights Council is one of only 30 councils within Arizona to earn this recognition! 
     CONGRATULATIONS to the officers, trustees and members of our council whose volunteer hours to our activity programs made this happen!
#7.) Council Web-Site:
 
Brother Don Rowley, our council Web-Master, has been working hard over the past year to get our site up and running as well as to develop it in a format helpful to all members.
Please check the site out at:  www.8386.kofc-usa.org and contact Bro. Don with your comments, suggestions or additions to the site. 
 
Also, the officers have recently agreed to allow members who have businesses of their own to list their business on our web-site so that members can begin accessing contacts through our site. This listing, (similar to the one on the back of the parish bulletin), will be free to any, all members who choose to advertise their business. …… 
Just another benefit of membership in our council!
 
 
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7/11/13
 
1.) My sincerest “THANKS” to all of you for your attendance & support at the INSTALLATION & POT LUCK DINNER this past Monday! Having all the officers and 2 of the 3 trustees present for the installation of officers & trustees by our DD Steve Byers as well as blessings of Fr. Dan and the company of Deacon Bob was an “AWESOME” way to start off this fraternal year!
I want to once again “THANK” Bro. John Ravetto for cooking up all the burgers/hotdogs and each of you/your wives for bringing the side dishes to pass! The food choices turned out to be “SUPER”, and plentiful!
I also enjoyed seeing so many people who came besides officers, and to hear the laughter and socializing that went on between us …. till after 9:00pm!
What a Great “KICK-OFF” for the 2013 – 2014 Fraternal Year”!THANKS for your support ….. it’s going to a “SUPER” fraternal year
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2.) The TMIY (“That Man is You”) planning meeting on Tuesday (7/9/13) went very well. Please consider joining this Men’s Group getting started at St. Germaine Parish in September. It is focused on promoting spiritual-growth within the men of the parish and is also focused on encouraging the men in our parish to examine their role as spiritual mentors to their families, especially to their children. More details will be coming out in the weeks to come, please take note and consider becoming involved!
**** Brother Bill O’Brien is the chairperson for this new parish organization and is a great contact person for additional information! A special “THANK YOU” to you Bill for all your efforts in getting this new parish program up and running, as well as to your committee!
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3.) Our council has been approached about taking primary responsibility for running the Saturday, July 20th. Fund-raising Dinner for the families of the fallen Firefighters of the local “Hotshots” being held at our parish. The dinner will be a simple spaghetti & meatballs affair with salad and drinks, the focus being on raising financial support rather than on impressing anyone with the menu.
I will be needing 4-5 members to help in the kitchen with the food preparation and serving. Other volunteers from the parish will be responsible for the hall set-up/clean-up and busing of tables.PLEASE: RSVP to me by Tuesday, July 16th. whether you are available to help with this important event.
Here is a flyer regarding the dinner and the parish breakfast being run by the Ladies Guild & Catholic Daughters on the following Sunday, July 21st.
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4.) DD Steve Byers’ District Meeting on Tuesday, July 9th. was attended by your Grand Knight, your Deputy Grand Knight, Wayne Theobald and your Financial Secretary, Earl Boggler. The meeting was very informative and helpful in directing your officers and our council for this coming fraternal year. One very important message from DD Byers was a reminder that: All knights involved in any fraternal activity through the council “MUST HAVE” the Diocesan Called to Protect Training!
Please contact Brother Bill O’Brien about your status in this training program and schedule your re-certification (can be done on-line) or basic training (In-person) ASAP!  (928-772-6350 Ext. #108or stg-re-adult@cableone.net )
 
 
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7/6/13
Please note the following “Special Events”
 
Installation of Council Officers & Trustees and “Pot Luck Dinner”                       (July 8th. at 6:30pm in Reiser Hall)
      • Officiated by: Fr. Dan and DD. Steve Byers
      • No council mtg. ——-  just a “FUN” time together to “KICK-OFF“ the fraternal year and build fellowship!
      • Open to all members, spouses, family members, and guests interested in membership ….. & maybe a “special guest” visitor?
      • Bring a dish to pass / the council will provide hamburgers & hotdogs
**** PLEASE NOTE: Orders for council shirts (Men & Women’s shirts) are now being taken by Brother Tom Warner. An order is in the process of being placed within the next week so don’t miss out / delay, contact Tom with your order  at : 928-227-1282 , Email him at:tdwarner@hotmail.com, or talk with him at our July 8th. Social Event.
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June 30, 2013
As we begin the 2013-2014 Fraternal Year, I wanted to share some recent developments within the council as well as begin to  build a strong communication and collaboration among us as leaders in the council. To that end please note the following information regarding our council:
1.) Our initial Officers / Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 11th. at 6:30pm in Classroom F/G, …. rather than on July 4th.
Please mark this change of dates on your calendar & plan to attend. It is very important that we get together and start this coming fraternal year as a “United Team”.
 
The tentative agenda for that meeting is:
 
  • A general clarification of council officer roles and responsibilities; responding to any questions / concerns you may have as an incoming officer/trustee.
  • A review of the calendar of events for the council in 2013-2014, as distributed to the general membership in my E-Newsletter on June 24th, 2013.
  • A final confirmation of our council’s “Service Program Personnel Report” (#365), due to Supreme and the State on8/1/13.
  • Finalize plans for the completion of our council’s “Semi-annual Council Audit Report” (#1295), due to Supreme and the State by 8/15/13.
  • Confirm the accuracy of your phone number and Email address in order to assure an accurate contact list of officers and trustees; as well as obtaining your permission to post your Email address and phone numbers in upcoming E-Newsletters so that the membership can contact you as needed.
  • Examine and finalize a working / operational council budget for the upcoming 2013-2014 Fraternal Year, using our 2012-2013 budget and our actual operational expenses/incomes as a guide.
  • Strategize our council’s membership plan to “exceed” our assigned membership goals and “GROW OUR COUNCIL”!
  • Respond to any issues / agenda items you would like to put on the table.
  • A time to socialize, have “fun”, and get to know each other better.
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2.) Parish Rectory Sidewalk Project Update:

 
  • On June 20, 2013 – Fr. Dan approved our moving forward with the sidewalk repair project along side the rectory.
  • On June 22, 2013 – we received a check for $1,000 from the Ladies Guild to help with the cost of the repair work. (A “SPECIAL THANKS” to Barb Kodimer and the Parish’s Ladies Guild for co-sponsoring this project with our council!)
  • On June 23, 2013 – we finalized a contract with Mark Ravetto for the repair work to the sidewalk; giving him a check for the cost of materials. (A big “THANKS” to Bro. John Ravetto for getting us a very reasonable bid for this project.)
  • On June 25, 2013 – two council members volunteered their time / energy to break-up the existing sidewalk and haul it away. (A special “THANKS” to Bro. William Monroe for his time, energy and the use of his truck!)
  • On June 26 – 28 – we paid Hanson Concrete Co. for the concrete and delivery charges, and the sidewalk was laid and cured.
  • On June 30, 2013 – per Fr. Dan’s approval of the work, we paid Mark Ravetto thefinal installment for the project. (A big “THANKS” to Bro. Doug Becker for coordinating the flow of checks needed in order to get parties paid in a timely fashion!)
 
 
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3.) State Raffle Outcome:
 
  • Today, June 30, 2013 – I presented Fr. Dan with a check for $1,780.00 ….. our council’s portion of the money collected through the State Charity Raffle Sales.   Fr. Dan was very grateful to our council for our support through this program and agreed to earmark the money for aiding the Ladies’ Guild in the renovation of the kitchen in Reiser Hall. (A “SUPER COLOSSAL THANK YOU”  to Bro. Earl Boggler for his Super Job as this year’s Raffle Chairman and agreeing to chair the program again this coming fraternal year!!!!!)
 
 
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4.) July 8th. (6:30pm) – “Installation of Council Officers / Trustees & Pot Luck Dinner“
 
  • No Council Meeting that night!
 
  • All council officers and trustees will be installed into their offices by Fr. Dan and our DD Steve Byers. PLEASE, plan to attend this important council event!
 
  • “There will be a Fun” Social Evening with members, spouses, family and guests at our “POTLUCK DINNER” in Reiser Hall following the installation of officers and trustees. What a great way to “KICK-OFF” our fraternal year … with a fun, fraternal activity!
 
  • All are welcome ….. especially any potential candidates for membership!
 
  • The council will provide hot-dogs / hamburgers …. please bring a side dish to pass!
 
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I want to extend my personal “THANK YOU” to all of you Officers and Trustees for agreeing to serve our council this coming year, and to share that I am really looking forward to working with you as we strive to have an even more successful year as a council than we had last year!
 
 
With the support and blessings of Fr. Dan, our beloved chaplain, and the active involvement of our three deacons, Dcns. Bob, John and Wayland, how can we be anything but successful!
 
 
God Bless you all …. and the work of our council!
 
Paul, GK
 
(6/30/13)
 
 
 
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(June 24, 2013)
 

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2013-2014 Council Officers:

GK, Paul Barko / DGK, Wayne Theobald / Advocate, Tom Warner

Chancellor, David Hertko / FS, Earl Boggler / Treasurer, Doug Becker

Recorder, Ben Taylor / Warden, Cher Vang / Inside Guard, Don Rowley / Outside Guard, Robert Hughes

 

2013-2014 Council Trustees:

 Keith Bricker / Gonzalo Garcia / John Ravetto

 

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The Officers and Trustees of your council are “excited” about the coming fraternal year! We have planned a number of activities each month during this coming year that will allow us to be active within our council, our parish and our community.  We want every memberto have the opportunity to be actively involved in as many programs and activities as possible this year.

To that end, we have compiled a Calendar of Council Activities for 2013-2014which is attached so that you can review it, print it out, mark your calendars and plan to participate in them with us through the course of the year.

 

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Please note the following “Special Events”:
 
 
  • Installation of Council Officers & Trustees and “Pot Luck Dinner”  – July 8th. at 6:30pm in Reiser Hall
    • Officiated by: Fr. Dan and DD. Steve Byers
    • No council mtg. ——-  just a “FUN” time together to “KICK-OFF“ the fraternal year and build fellowship!
    • Open to all members, spouses, family members, and guests interested in membership ….. & maybe a “special guest”visitor?
    • Bring a dish to pass / the council will provide hamburgers & hotdogs.
  • Free “Ladies Night Out” Dinners in “appreciation” for the contributions of the ladies of our council, at 6:30pm in Reiser Hall on:
    • September 9th.
    • December 9th.
    • March 10th.
    • June 9th.
  • “Corporate Communions” (for members, spouses and family members ….reserved seating in front pews / wear your council shirts)
    • September 14th. – 4:30pm Mass
    • November 17th. – “Memorial Mass” for deceased members / 10:00am Mass
    • December 15th. – 10:00am Mass
    • March 16th. – 8:00am Mass
    • June 14th. – 4:30pm. Mass
 
 
 
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May God Bless us and our council as we engage in being an “active part“ of St. Germaine Parish ….
 
 
 
…. Being “PROUD” to be a Catholic!
 
 
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…. Being “PROUD” to be a Knight of Columbus!
 
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…. Being “PROUD” to be a member of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386!
 
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…. Being “PROUD” to be an active part of the St. Germaine 

 

 
Come join us this year …… as often as you can!
 
 
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Note: If you know of anyone who is not receiving our “E-newsletter” that would like to, please send me an email with their name and Email Address so they can be put on

 

Paul Barko, GK
928-379-5862 (Hm.)
419-388-4734 (Cell)
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E-Newsletter

2013-2014 Council Officers:

GK, Paul Barko / DGK, Wayne Theobald / Advocate, Tom Warner

Chancellor, David Hertko / FS, Earl Boggler / Treasurer, Doug Becker

Recorder, Ben Taylor / Warden, Cher Vang / Inside Guard, Don Rowley

Outside Guard, Robert Hughes

2013-2014 Council Trustees:

Gonzalo Garcia / Keith Bricker / John Ravetto

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(June 17, 2013)

I am ending the 2012-2013 Fraternal Year and starting the 2013-2014 Fraternal Year with a“bridging E-mail” (a new more professional/traditional format) intended to:

  1. Bring a positive closure on this past year.
  2. Recognize the contributions of our members.
  3. Encourage and foster excitement and increased membership involvement in our council’s activities during this coming year.
  4. Implement some of the recommendations made to me by Brother Knights to improve the “look” of my E-newsletters.
  5. Keep you informed regarding activities in your council, regardless of whether you can attend our monthly meetings.
  6. Promote “MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT” in 2013-2014

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As Grand Knight, I believe it is my responsibility to serve you, our council and our parish in the best possible manner and, in trying to do so, I:

  • Welcome your input!
  • Request your active support!
  • Seek your prayers!

Let me bring some closure to 2012-2013 by sharing the following information:

On Saturday, June 15th. the Officers, Trustees and members of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386 gathered in Reiser Hall to celebrate our 30th Anniversary as a council and to  recognize our members and supporters for their contributions to our council over the past year. “47” people were in attendance for this catered affair including: Fr. Dan, Deacon John & his wife Margaret Ann, Deacon Bob and his wife, Christine, our DD Steve Byers and his wife, Betty, and my lovely wife, Helen. We were honored to have 3 Charter Members in attendance: Jim Jeffries, Larry Battin and Bernie Dufresne, who traveled back from Phoenix to attend.

Among those receiving recognition were:

Fr. Dan Vollmer – Chaplain of the Year                      Earl Boggler – Knight of the Year

Helen & Paul Barko – Family of the Year                   Steve Byers – DD Achievement Award

Thomas Liuzzo – Past Grand Knight Award              Jerry Koenig – Patriot Award

Thomas Warner – 50 Year Member Award              Deacon John – 3rd Degree Certificate

Rose Martinez – Special Recognition Award           Linda Ables – Special Service Award

“17 “members were honored with the prestigious “Spirit of Fr. McGivney Award” for extraordinary service to our council and parish: Douglas Becker, Earl Boggler, Keith Bricker, Gonzalo Garcia, Robert Hughes, Jerry Koenig, William Monroe, Tomas Munoz, William O’Brien, Carl Paladino, William Pierce, John Ravetto, Donald Rowley, Ben Taylor, Larry Tweet, Cher Vang, and Thomas Warner.

The evening was marked by the special appearance of “SUPERMAN”, (a good friend of

Fr. Dan’s) who came out of retirement to share in the “FUN” and help in the presentation of many of the awards! All had a great time sharing dinner, laughing and enjoying the guest appearance of Superman, as well as appreciating the awesome, hand-carved wooden door prizes given to the ladies. (Thanks to the skills/hard work of our craftsman, Doug Becker.).

All award recipients not in attendance will be presented their awards at the council’s upcoming: “Installation of New Council Officers” / Pot Luck Dinner on Monday, July 8th. at 6:30pm in Reiser Hall.

** A special “Thank You” to the Anniversary Planning Committee for arranging this very successful and fun celebration: Ben Taylor (Chairman), John Ravetto, Tom Warner, Jerry Koenig, Earl B

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Corporate Communions:

 
Your officers have voted to re-establish Council-wide Corporate Communion Sundays at St. Germaine Parish to re-enforce the spiritual side of our membership in the Knights of Columbus. We have reserved pews “up front” in the church on the following dates to attend mass together with our family members as a unified council. We are working in 2013 to highlight the family-side of the Order as well as the fraternal side.
 
  • March 3rd. 2013 …..  at the 10:00am mass (There will be donuts & coffee in the hall afterwards to promote socializing together.)
  • June 16th. 2013 …..   at the 8:00am mass (This is a regularly scheduled pancake breakfast Sunday in the hall.)
  • September 14th2013 …. at the 4:30pm mass (TBA)
  • December 15th. 2013 ….. at the 10:00am mass (This is also a regularly scheduled pancake breakfast Sunday after mass in the hall.)
 
4. “Ladies’ Night Out:
 
Your officers and trustees have voted unanimously to schedule some events in 2013 that focus on providing our wives and significant others with a chance to socialize and feel more included in our council. To this end we will be initiating “4” “Ladies’ Night Out” Evenings in 2013 which will include: a “free”  soup / salad / dessert dinner, a chance to socialize together and some possible entertainment. We are inviting all wives, daughters and significant others to come to our regularly scheduled council meeting on those four nights with you. We will serve them dinner and then retreat into the “mini-hall” for an abbreviated meeting while the wives enjoy their evening out. After the meeting we will rejoin them for some social time and to enjoy any scheduled entertainment. 
 
***** To this end I am attempting to secure the Email addresses of your wives, daughters, or significant other so that a personal invitation can be sent directly to them. Please submit their addresses to me ASAP at: paulbarko@gmail.com  (All Email addresses will be kept confidential and used only for the purpose of inviting them to council functions.)
 
  • April 8th. (6:30pm in Reiser Hall)
  • July 8th. (6:30pm. in Reiser Hall)
  • September 9th. (6:30pm. in Reiser Hall)
  • December 9th. (6:30pm. in Reiser Hall)
 
 
5. K of C Charity Raffle Ticket Sales:
 
At the Business Meeting on the 10th. the officers and members present agreed to the following:
 
  • Brother Earl Boggler has volunteered to be our Council’s 2013 Charity Raffle Chairman.
  • Brother Douglas Becker volunteered to be his assistant.
  • Our goal is to sell 25% more tickets than the council did last year
  • All members are being asked to sell or buy a minimum of “2” books of tickets this year.
  • At the Business Mtg. the officers voted to recommend that all profits from the sale of these Charity Raffle Tickets be donated to St. Germaine Parish. (Final vote will be at our 1/14/13 Council Meeting.)
  • Extra tickets are available through Earl Boggler at: boggler1@cableone.net  or Paul Barko at: paulbarko@gmail.com or Doug Becker at: skfarmall@live.com
 
 
6. Outreach to Widows / Widowers:
 
Your officers and trustees have agreed that we as a council need to take Fr. McGivney’s call to care for widows to heart by reaching out to the widows of St. Germaine Parish. We are initiating an effort to compile a list of all widows in the parish and begin inviting them to attend council sponsored functions and help them feel actively involved in parish activities. A number of members have been speaking out on behalf of widows and in support of our newly established VIP Program. We have enlisted the help of Rose Martinez in the office who has agreed to help us compile a list of widows / widowers so that we can make more focused efforts in including them in both council and parish activities. Your ideas and support are encouraged in this program!
  • Our January, 2013 Council Business Meeting will be on Thursday, January 10th” (6:30pm) not the 3rd!!!                                                 (This is due to the
  • busyness of many people’s holiday schedules, including our Grand Knight who will not be returning from Ohio until the 8th of January.)
 
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  • Important issues on the agenda for that “Business Meeting” will include:
    • Clarifying the details for our participation in the “Annual State Charity Raffle” sales on our council level:
      • Establishing a Committee Chairman and Committee.
      • Determining a Charity for the profits of the sale (“Must be a 501-C3, per the IRS) …. last year it was St. Germaine Parish’s Building Fund.
      • Determining a council “Sales Goal” for the campaign.
      • Identifying “Sales Incentives” for members who sell tickets.
      • Deciding whether our council will purchase tickets (???), and what to do with the winning prize “if” we win. (Last year several councils won prizes.)
      • Setting sales dates: “Kick-off” and “Final Turn-in”.
    • Identifying council activities / programs (and leadership for them) for the 2013- 2014 fraternal year. (looking at what’s working / not working this year.)
    • Considering more “social events”  to build fraternity within the council, and within the parish.
    • Plans for membership recruitment in the 2nd half of the 2012-2013 fraternal year:
      • Supreme Goals = 6 new members / 3 insurance members.
      • Year – to date = 3 new members / 1new insurance member.
 
 
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  • Our council needs a dynamic and energetic member interested in and
  •  willing
  • to chair our Arizona State Charity Raffle Campaign (January – May, 2013)!
  • Please give serious consideration to accepting this very important position
  •  and helping our council raise money for our designated charity for this
  • program.
Qualifications = A high level of dedication and commitment to the
“Charitable” side of the Order.
A positive, “Can-Do” attitude.
Motivation skills, sales skills, and planning skills.
Ability to manage cash-flow and the recording of ticket sales passing
through the program.
 
Benefits =The joy of serving the Order through a major act of “Charity”, the 1st principle of the Order.
The opportunity to live your Catholic faith and help others.
The gratitude and appreciation of your brother knights within the council.
The payment of your 2013-2014 dues by the Council. 
You can contact me at: (Cell) 419-388-4734, (Hm.) 928-379-5862 or by EMail at: paulbarko@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer!
(I will have my cell phone and laptop with me during my trip to Ohio!)
 
God Bless You and Your Families!!!!!!
 
Paul Barko, GK
 


Dear Brother Knights & Lovely Ladies of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council,• Our January, 2013 Council Business Meeting will be on “Thursday,January 10th” (6:30pm) not the 3rd!!!(This is due to the busyness of many people’s holiday schedules, including our Grand Knight who will not be
returning from Ohio until the 8th of January.)********************************************************
• Important issues on the agenda for that “Business Meeting” include:Clarifying the details for our participation in the “Annual State Charity Raffle” sales on our
council level:
§ Establishing a Committee Chairman and Committee.
§ Determining a Charity for the profits of the sale (“Must be a 501-C3, per the IRS) ….
last year it was St. Germaine Parish’s Building Fund.
§ Determining a council “Sales Goal” for the campaign.
§ Identifying “Sales Incentives” for members who sell tickets.
§ Deciding whether our council will purchase tickets (???), and what to do with the
winning prize “if” we win. (Last year several councils won prizes.)
§ Setting sales dates: “Kick-off” and “Final Turn-in”.
Identifying council activities / programs (and leadership for them) for the 2013- 2014 fraternal
year. (looking at what’s working / not working this year.)
Considering more “social events” to build fraternity within the council, and within the parish.
Plans for membership recruitment in the 2nd half of the 2012-2013 fraternal year:
§ Supreme Goals = 6 new members / 3 insurance members.
§ Year – to date = 3 new members / 1new insur.********************************************************
• Our council needs a dynamic and energetic member interested in and
willing to chair our Arizona State Charity Raffle Campaign (January – May,2013)! Please give serious consideration to accepting this very important position and helping our council
raise money for our designated charity for this program.Qualifications:
• A high level of dedication and commitment to the “Charitable” side of the Order.
• A positive, “Can-Do” attitude.
• Motivation skills, sales skills, and planning skills.
• Ability to manage cash-flow and the recording of ticket sales passing through the program.Benefits:
• The joy of serving the Order through a major act of “Charity”, the 1st principle of the Order.
• The opportunity to live your Catholic faith and help others.
• The gratitude and appreciation of your brother knights within the council.
• The payment of your 2013-2014 dues by the Council.
You can contact me at: (Cell) 419-388-4734, (Hm.) 928-379-5862 or by EMail at: paulbarko@gmail.com with
questions or to volunteer! (I will have my cell phone and laptop with me during my trip to Ohio!)God Bless You and Your Families!!!!!!

Paul Barko, GK

Lots of good news and recognitions to share with you!First, let me extend my congratulations to Brother Gonzalo Garcia for all of his hard work in planning and

coordinating the “Our Lady of Guadalupe” activities in the tri-city area. For those of you unaware, Brother

Gonzalo was a primary force behind the successful celebration of this important Feast Day at Sacred Heart

Parish (Prescott), St. Catherine’s Parish (Chino Valley) and at St. Germaine’s Parish. I had the honor of attending

the dancing, the mass and the dinner he coordinated at St. Germaine’s Parish and was quite impressed by the

celebration! God bless you, Gonzalo, for your dedicated effort to honor Mary through this celebration!

Next, let me recognize the following knights who were honored by the council at our last meeting:

  • November “Knight of the Month” —– Brother William
  • Pierce
  • November “Family of the Month” —- Brother Keith &
  • Lady Geri Bricker

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Highlights of our 12/10/12 Council Meeting:

  • The 2012-2013 Budget was approved.
  • Brother Manny Acosta,FDD came and declared that he
  • was returning to active membership in the council.
  • (Welcome back Manny, we are very glad to have you back!)

 

 

  • We announced that Brother Thomas Warner has found a
  • resource to make “COUNCIL SHIRTS”. Many who attended
  •  ordered shirts at the meeting, and you can, too, by
  • contacting Brother Tom at: tdwarner@hotmail.com  (“Thank You”
  •  Brother Tom Warner for your efforts on behalf of the
  • council!)

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  • Brother Thomas Gugliotta reminded members that the
  • deadline for ordering Sundog Hockey Tickets and
  • attending The Night with the Knightssocial event is
  •  January 12th. He also reminded members that:
    • Date of the event = January 19th (game time 7:00pm)
    • Cost = $15.00 / ticket
    • Open to all members, family members and friends of
    • members.
    • We have invited Brother Knights / family & friends
    • from Sacred Heart and St. Catherine’s Parishes as well,
    •  so encourage them if/when you see any of them!!!!
    • We need commitments for orders via:
      • Email to: paulbarko@gmail.com
      • Contacting our Grand Knight (Paul Barko) at:
      •  928-379-5862
      • Attend our next business meeting: January 10th.
      •  (6:30pm / Classroom F/G)
    • All money is due to the council (cash or a check made
    • out to our council #8386) by January 12th.

(“Thank You” Brother Tom Gugliotta for your willingness to coordinate this “social event” for the council, and to include neighboring councils! Great Job!)

 

 

  • We are moving forward to resume “Corporate
  • Communions” starting in 2013. We are intending to
  • promote the spiritual side of the Order more within the
  • council, and there was unanimous support from those
  •  present to do this through the group attendance at mass
  •  on the 5th Sunday of Months with a 5th Sunday! (March,
  •  June, September, and December, 2013). We have also
  •  reserved November 17, 2013 with the parish office for
  •  our Memorial Mass for deceased members, followed by
  • our regular monthly K of C Breakfast in Reiser Hall!!!! Plan
  •  on attending these events and be sure to place them on
  • your 2013 schedule!

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  • Our District Deputy, Steve Byers, presented us with “The
  • Father McGivney Award” for 2011-2012, earned under
  •  PGK Thomas Liuzzo, for our council’s efforts with recruit-
  • ing new members. (Congratulations to PGK Thomas Liuzzo
  •  and the 2011-12 Membership Director, Brother Jerry
  •  Koenig!)

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  • DD Byers also announced the “kickoff” of the STATE “K
  • of C Annual Drawing to Support Local Charities! He then
  • presented us with the tickets and material needed to
  • conduct our sales on the local level. Members will be
  • receiving tickets by mail, or they can be obtained through
  •  our Grand Knight, Paul Barko, by calling him at:
  •  928-379-5862 or Emailing him at: paulbarko@gmail.com. The prizes are
  • “awesome” and all profits made by our sales will go to
  •  local charities, as determined by the council at our
  • January 10th Business Meeting….…….. so come and
  • propose your recommendations for recipients of the
  • money to your officers!!!!)
    • 1st Prize = “8 Nights in Portugal” (Includes an
    • escorted tour, sightseeing, all breakfasts, and some
    • dinners.)
    • 2nd Prize = “7 Nights in Barcelona & Southern Spain”
    • ( 3 nights in Barcelona, 4 nights in Seville.)
    • 3rd Prize = “8 Night Italy Retreat” (5 nights in a
    •                                                         Tuscan Villa, 3 nights
    • in a B&B on Lake Como.)

**** All trips include airfare, ground transfers, lodging and

transportation for “2”.

    • 4th Prize = $2,500
    • 5th Prize = $1,500
    • 6th Prize = $1,500
    • 7th Prize = $1,000
    • 8th Prize = $1,000
    • 9th Prize = $500
    • 10th Prize = $500

(Tickets = Donation of $5.00 per ticket, $20.00 for 5 tickets or $100.00

for30 tickets.)

(Drawing = May 18th, 2013!!!!)

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Please note:  We are trying to establish a loan/donation program involving any/all Sir Knights in

our council who have 4th Degree Regalia and are not using it. Please consider donating your unused regalia

to the new Sir Knights in our council who would like to serve in the Color Corp but cannot afford to purchase

it. The value of establishing our program is to assure the ability for our members to serve in Honor Guard

call-outs when asked to do so. Contact person = SK Douglas Becker at: (928-925-4712).

 

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Your Prayers are Requested

for:

Charles Baldic – a return to good health

Earl Boggler – a return to good health

Fred Caffrey – a return to good health

Thomas Gugliotta – a return to good health

Thomas Warner – a return to health

Diane Duncan  & her family – death of her husband, Michael Duncan

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Finally, our January Business / Officers Meeting is rescheduled for January 10th. (6:30pm)

(Our Grand Knight will be out of town:  December 20th through January

7th.)

God Bless You All & My Prayers for a Healthy and Blessed Christmas!!!!

Paul Barko, GK

928-379-5862 (Hm.)

419-388-4734 (Cell)

paulbarko@gmail.com

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**** Per the positive recommendation of our District Deputy,
Steve Byers, the officers have agreed to start Emailing our
Council Minutes
to members so that we don’t have to read
them at the meeting,…. just ask for any corrections!  They are
attached at the conclusion of this Email………Thanks to our
recorder, Bro. Ben Taylor for his efforts in getting them done
in time to be sent tonight! …… (Several hard-copies will be
available to be read before the meeting starts.)
 
God Bless,
 
Paul Barko, GK
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My Brother Knights & Ladies of Council #8386,

I am writing to inform you of the death of one of our members
SK Joseph Eisenman, and a request that you remember him,
his wife (Helen) and his family in your prayers.
As of this time I was told that Bro. Joseph will be laid out at
Wakelin Funeral Home on Thursday (11/8/12) and his
funeral mass will be at St. Germaine Church on Friday(11/9/12) at 10:30am.
My prayers to Helen and the rest of Joe’s family!
Paul Barko, GK

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skfarmall

8:25 PM (18 hours ago)

 
to undisclosed recipients
Don’t know if anyone from our Council knew Jim, but FYI
 
Douglas Becker

 

Subject: Fw: Jim’s Funeral Arrangements

 
Brother Knights;
 A Knight has passed away. Brother Jim Criss, member of the Chandler council. Jim was the St. Joseph’s Youth
Camp manager for nearly 20 years. He and his devoted wife, Corrine, opened the camp every April and stayed
till closing in October. Jim went home to the Lord on Sunday November 4. Services will be as follows reported by
his granddaughter, Sarah.
Vivat Jesus
Paul Diemer
 
Hi Everyone,The rosary will be held at Bueler Chandler Mortuary on Thursday November 8th 2012 at 6-8 pm.The mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chandler on Friday November 9th 2012 at 10 am. \\Please pass this information on to anybody who you think would like to attend or know about the arrangements.Thank you,Sarah

 

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A Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO
By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God’s word. From there,Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.
We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest. We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one. If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines.

Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true. The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious belief.
So, Hobby Lobby �; and my family �; are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We don’t like to go running into court, but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit.

My family has lived the American dream. We want to continue growing our company and providing great jobs for thousands of employees, but the government is going to make that much more difficult. The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law. I say that’s a choice no American �; and no American business �; should have to make.
The government cannot force you to follow laws that go against your fundamental religious belief. They have exempted thousands of companies but will not except Christian organizations including the Catholic church.
Since you will not see this covered in any of the liberal media, pass this on to all your contacts.
Sincerely,
David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

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Also, a “Big THanks” to Brothers Robert Hughes (chairman), Tomas Munoz, Cher Vang, Tom Warner, Jim Randall, Ben Taylor, and Robert Pfister for their efforts supporting our recent Tootsie Roll Drive Campaign!!!!!!

Great K of C Council News  r NATIONALFAMILY OF THE MONTH award                      Tomas and Lola Munoz

Paul Barko

8:12 AM (6 hours ago)

My Brother Knights and Lovely Ladies of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386,

I was informed yesterday, that our council’s “Family of the Month” recipients for September, Tomas
and Lola Munoz
, have been selected by The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus as one of
their “NATIONAL FAMILY OF THE MONTHrecipients, following our council’s nomination of them for their contributions to the council and St. Germaine Parish!
Please join me in congratulating Tomas and Lola the next time you see them, and by spreading the word to all of the people you know so that “everyone” in the parish can offer their congratulations as well!
Tomas and Lola have been two of the countless “unsung heroes” contributing much to our council and
parish without much recognition and thanks. It is time for them to “shine” and be recognized by their Brother Knights & Ladies, as well as their fellow parishioners!!!
My sincerest CONGRATULATIONS to you, Tomas and Lola Munoz, for all you do, and have done, for our council and our parish!!!!!
 
God Bless,
 
Paul Barko, GK
 
 
PS: Our council’s October “Knight of the Month” and “Family of the Month” recipients will be announced
and the awards presented, at our November 12th Council Meeting. All members are invited and welcome to attend, and join us in recognizing our fellow knights and their families!


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K of C Council Update (11/3/12)

My Brother Knights and Lovely Ladies of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386,          

First of all…… “KUDOS” once again to: Fr. Dan, Earl Boggler, Carl Paladino, Robert Hughes, Ben & Calle Taylor, and my lovely wife Helen for their participation in the St. Germaine’s “All Saints’ Trunk & Treat” Program. Feedback says that the kids really enjoyed themselves and the parents were very appreciative of our council’s support of this parish program ….. coordinated by our parish’s Religious Education Director, Diane Bickert.
Secondly, “Congratulations” to Bro. Wayne Theobald and Bro. Deacon John MIckel for completing their 2nd & 3rd Degrees in the Order on October 28th in Flagstaff. Also “THANKS” to Bro. Tom Warner and Bro. Earl Boggle for taking them to the degree on behalf of the council!
Thirdly, I want to “THANK” all of the men who attended our recent Business Meeting (11/01/11) and provided valuable input into the direction we are considering for the council this fraternal year. (An aside: seven of us sat together at the 6:30pm Mass before the meeting and I received feedback from several parishioners which was very interesting. It supported the need/value for our council to provide a clearer identity  and presence for the K of C in St. Germaine Parish………..  “I’ve never seen you guys sit together as a group before”….. “It was nice to see you here at mass all together like that!” …… “I forgot that we had an active Knights group in the parish.”) We will be discussing reinitiating a “Corporate Communion Sunday” in the near future at our next meeting on the 12th of November.
“HIGHLIGHTS” of our November 01, 2012 Business Meeting:
 
1.) We recognized Bro. Tomas Munoz and his wife Lola for being selected by Supreme as one of their “National, Family of the Month” Honorees.
2.) We have established a planning committee to initiate plans to celebrate our council’s “30th” Anniversary. (Chartered: 4/26/1983)
Committee Members are: Earl Boggler (Chairman), John Ravetto, Jerry Koenig, Ben Taylor, and Tom Warner. (Contact Earl or any of the committee members if you are interested in helping.)
3.) We discussed the current draft of our council’s web-site and recognized the efforts of our Web-master, Bro. Don Rowley. The consensus was that he is doing a
      great job on behalf of the council and that his efforts are much appreciated by our members. Please take time to review the site at:8386.kofc-usa.organd provide Don with your feedback at: rowleydonald@gmail.com
 
4.) We further addressed our council budget and several proposals were made that will be coming up for discussion at our November 12th Council Meeting. They are:
  • The need to consider raising our membership dues from the current $25.00 up to $36.00 per year. Our FS Earl Boggler reminded members that dues can be paid quarterly as well as annually in order to help those on a fixed income manage the cost. Raising the dues comes from the reality of increased operating costs for the council. (EG. Supreme Per Capita / State Per Capita / Council Liability Insurance / Supplies / Convention and Degree Expenses / etc.)
  • Having all money raised in our fund-raisers go into a “Charity Account” separate from our operating account. This will allow us to better manage both accounts and have an easier time with our annual audit.
  • Conducting two fund-raisers specifically focused on building-up our operating account. Bro. Tom Warner volunteered to chair both activities for the council. They are:
    • A “Father’s Day” raffle of a statue depicting St. Joseph & Jesus.
    • A 50/50 raffle with only 100 or 200 tickets being sold at a cost of either $5.00 or $10.00 each
  • We unanimously agreed that one of our fund-raising goals this fraternal year is to reach out to the greater Prescott Valley Community and not compete with the parish as we enter our Capital Campaign efforts for the building of our new church. (Selling to family, friends, co-workers, etc.)
5.) All members are being encouraged to support the upcoming “Ladies Guild Christmas Bazaar” (November 9-11th) at Reiser Hall. Through the generous donations of our members, our council has donated “3” baskets to the Ladies Guild for their Bazaar…… a child/girl’s basket, a child/boy’s basket, and a men’s basket. Thanks to all the members who donated to this event!!! Any available man is invited to come up to Reiser Hall (10am.) on Thursday, November 8th. to help the ladies set-up for the Bazaar.
6.) Please remember the brother of Linda Ables and her family in your prayers! Linda’s brother, Frank Knize, died suddenly on Tuesday (10/30/12) and has left her and her family in a state of shock and sadness. Your prayers and support will be appreciated!
Finally, please mark NOVEMBER 12th on your calendar. We will be holding our next COUNCIL MEETING (6:30pm Reiser Hall). We will be discussing the issues raised at our business meeting (above) and will be announcing the October “Knight of the Month” and “Family of the Month” recipients!
God Bless you and your family,
Paul
Paul A. Barko, GK

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ps: My wife, Helen, is actively recruiting children (Grade school/ Jr. High School) to join a newly forming St. Germaine’s Student Choir. She helped with this summer’s Vacation Bible School and began the recruitment after Fr. Dan expressed his desire to get our youth more involved in the parish, especially in the liturgy of the mass. Helen spent this weekend recruiting children after all the masses and currently has “12” children committed to the choir.
If you have children or grandchildren who might be interested in joining the “St. Germaine Student Choir” please give Helen (my beautiful and musically gifted wife) a call at: 928-379-5862 or Email her at: helenbarko@gmail.com to register, or to ask any questions. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 25th in the parish classroom H at 5:45 pm. The rehearsals are scheduled to last until 6:30pm. Please encourage your children and grandchildren to get active in our parish through this “fun” activity which will promote their involvement in the church and help enhance their “Catholic Faith”!!!!

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