Dear Council Family,
Greetings, after this weekends scheduled activities, our Saint Patrick Day Dinner and Council Breakfast the day afterwards, leaves me with but one thing to do in giving my personal thank you in the highest sense I can give. The names of our members and spouses whom I would normally list if I’m correct, put forth a tremendous effort i great detail, but want no recognition as I’ve come to learn. I will respect that and file this job well done under, May God be the Glory…. Thank you
But for those who unfortunately were not able to attend Saturday evening’s dinner, I will share with you that it was a complete and utter success in terms of fellowship among both, members of this council and parishioners alike. I was given the figures that we feed well over a hundred plus, not to mention those who asked for take-out. So in conclusion on this matter of coming together as a parish, as a council, the one word I’m left to say is, wow…!
Our Parish breakfast the very next morning sponsored again by this council, was well attended and the menu and presentation continues to hold high accolades by our regular supporters and those stopping by. It is becoming a common phrase we’re hearing, “We’ll be back”, and credit again goes to our in-house chefs, spouses, and the regular members who lend a hand. Yes, we do indeed leave tired that’s a fact, but the spirit is strong knowing we’ve served our parishioners as men of faith and why we’ve chosen to be, Knights of Columbus.
I will end this in passing along that between our St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Breakfast, the final revenue figures given me we were highly respectable and I will leave it there for our worthy finance officer to log.
Our continued prayers for our Brother Knights, their spouses, family and friends must remain our bond. Amen?
Council Grand Knight
Dear Brother Knights of Council 8386,
Greetings, attached below are last night’s minutes taken by our Worth Recorder, Wes Berry, compiled and was sent to me for review. Personally, I have no idea how Brother Berry stays up or puts up having me to follow along with meetings held, and I thank you sir great job, again.
At our General Assembly Meeting last night, I took a quick scan of those in attendance, for the purpose in saying this. When I first began this journey as your elected Grand Knight, it came with responsibilities not on your part, but on mine. That said, the GK is responsible for the welfare of all it’s members, and I take took that not as a challenge, but an honor.
I’ve had one on one conversation with many of you, not to pry, but in learning each other. If all seems to basic a thought, then why is it we remain divided on the most basic of issue’s? Unity
Please continue to pray for our members, spouses and family. May God be the Glory….
Dear Council Family,
“I hope this message finds everyone in the comfort and graces of our Lord in whom we surrender our very lives.”
Greetings, I first wish to share this if you’ve not learned and I pass along respectfully, these words used by his wife. It appears our Brother Knight and dear friend to us all in, Jim Cloughhessy will soon receive the care of Hospice. When I saw him this past Saturday, it was at Church and for a quick second I thought my eyes were playing tricks as he was entering the main doors under his own power and will. I thought he looked good, but Marlene dashed that thought letting me know, Jim is very weak. Thank you Brother, your love and spirit lives within all of us. But Please, don’t you ever do that again, you stay home on your Lazy Boy, and rest. We love and salute you Brother.
The next matter, is simply a reminder of our Council gathering and Pizza Night, this Thursday evening at 6:30 pm, at the Encanto Grill. POC is Deacon Wayland and myself. This of course is in keeping with our ongoing council re energizing spiritual program and fellowship building as men of faith. Please consider inviting your brother Knights and let’s have some pizza…!
In conclusion, I wanted to pass along a notice of a movie soon to be released and in checking our local theater (Harkins), the movie “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown beginning on March 19th. As brother Tom Warner once proclaimed, we all need to support these kind of movies if they are to sustain themselves, and I couldn’t agree more. Amen?
Please continue your prayers for our home bound, those who are away and of course, our brothers and sisters who silently live in pain, beyond the external view. Thank you
May God be the Glory,
Grand Knight, Council 8386
Dear Council Family,
Dear Council Family,
With the month of
March now upon us, the
first two months of this
year 2018 has, without
question, challenged us all
— some more than others you might agree.
But the one corner stone that bonds us
through such times is faith, love and respect.
I often meet and mingle with many of you,
although briefly, but I do so for the sheer
purpose of support both to you and to my-
self. What I’m gesturing to here is, whether
it’s our spouses, our children, grandchildren
and our circles of friends, each brings with it
a certain amount of yet more stress at times.
But taking all this into account, we are a part
of a much larger family, so why wouldn’t
we be overly concerned when faith is not
accepted in those I speak, Amen?
This said, may you and yours find com-
fort, strength and peace as we unite not only
in the weeks ahead, but in praise and joy, in
the very faith that bonds us as Brother’s and
Sister’s in Christ. Just a few years ago now
there was a fraternal year theme I particu-
larly liked, “Find Us Ready Lord”, and is
what I shall end this message in the same.
Let us humbly pray, together. Thank you
and my love to all.
Vivat Jesus! Lexy Larez, Grand Knight
Dear Council Family,
Good Evening, Irene And I just got home after spending the day with our children (grown of course), and knew to check emails as there’s been some issue’s on two of our brother’s on some health issues. This said, I was in correspondence with Brother Vogt’s wife Sharon, after receiving word that David had fallen ill and later learned he’d been hospitalized here in PV. In our exchanges via email just within the hour, David is responding to medications and has been relocated from ICU status. He can receive visit’s I’m told, but only short one’s is requested. He’s here in Prescott Valley, East, and is in Rm. 2022.
Brother David as many of you know, is a recent transfer into this council and I am at peace knowing he’s fine, just needs rest. Please add brother David Vogt to your prayers and of course his wife. Thank you
In matters of Jim Cloughessy, there was a voice message on the home phone, and it was Marlene. The moment she answered the phone, I knew all was well as her alone was upbeat and the next thing I hear is, “Here’s Jim..”
Brother Jim is home, resting well and using his words, I feel fine, and happy to be sitting in my Lazy Boy. So I’ll leave it here for all of you to digest what has occurred over these past days alone. He is taking phone calls, and thanks everyone for this recent alarm in having to go back to Phoenix for resolve. I told him at the end of our phone call, “Welcome Home Brother…”
I’m exhausted, it’s been a long day and with that I say, “Good Night” to all….
Greetings to all; I’m here via this email for a lot of reasons and or concerns that prompts me to do so. But before I go into what I wish to convey, here’s updates on two of our brothers as of late. I had conversation’s recently with both Jim Cloughessy and his remarkably strong bride in Marlene. Per, our exchange over the phone just this morning, Jim was being barraged (good thing) with doctors and nurses caring for him and planning a course of action to be taken. She (Marlene) stated to me that they plan to release Jim in the coming days to go home and quite honestly, I do not like what that implies but let us continue to pray irregardless. He has accepted things to me during our conversations, he’s upbeat far more than I can say about others with far less life threatening issues facing them to include myself at times.So today it being Tuesday, I will call her tomorrow to see what role if any, we collectively can render to them both….
As for Brother Michael O’Marah, I did manage to go to the hospital there at Yavapai West Regional arriving late into the evening. Upon arriving, I could only enter using the Emergency Entrance, and when asked if I was family, I merely mentioned that the patient was a member of the Knights of Columbus a Catholic organization and that I was merely attempting to see the patient? I was interrupted at this point after identifying myself as the Grand Knight, she voiced, “Good Job, I’m a Catholic too..”
In reaching the floor he was on, I was then authorized to go into the room as he was simply resting. He appeared calm and secure and I pulled up a chair alongside him and we visited. I won’t go into detail what was to have taken place today but surgery was definitely on the agenda. I’ve not called Martha, but did call the admin office and they’ve not heard anything as well. So here as well, continue to pray for our Brothers in Christ, and their families. Thank you
Turning to the message I wanted to have as the lead to this email, it’s the reverse that put’s this into perspective for me. Meaning, we have many within the council who I have spoken with in confidence, and will respect their position. But it must be said here, that it is here that I place upon all of us, and that’s simply to be open to others, always there, always in prayer. Rumor has it that none of us get outta here alive, but between then and now, this council or any other for that matter, cannot and will not survive unless it’s creed or base, does not include, standing together. Just like a marriage we’ve come to learn, does not survive only in good times, but when it matters most, those hours of solitude and despair. And so it is, we are only as strong as our weakest link, barring the fact of your current Grand Knight, it it here where the rubber meets the road and I’m asking for all of you to simply commit yourselves as men of faith in what’s known as , I’m in.
I know this was rather wordy and many will let me know it. But if they haven’t learned by now in who and what I am about, then I’ll simply have to pray harder that they come about and help, rather than being an obstruction.
Reminder: Brother Earl will require help this weekend, (Sat – Sun) in selling KofC Raffle Tickets after each Mass. Brother Michael Kincaid and I will be assisting in support, the Religious Education efforts Saturday morning with grilled hot dogs. Later the day, both Callie Taylor and I will be setting up the Hall for our Vow Renewal / Potluck Dinner after the 4:30 Mass. I hope we hit the mark intended…. Amen?
Thank you one and all,
Council Grand Knight
Dear Council Family,
In the days ahead leading up
to Valentine’s Day, all of us
will be inundated that love is
the key to everything in life.
Yet, typically after that day, not another word is
spoken until the following year. But for those
who live it every day, love is our guidepost and
common bond as children of God.
“The method that speaks strongest of Christ’s is
love. As Knights, we should be prepared to let
charity be our measure of the new evangeliza-
tion. In ths way, we can truly promote a ‘charity
that evangelizes.” – Carl Anderson, Supreme
So I wish to express here that we have many fel-
low Knights, Spouses and Family members who
have needed our help in many ways and
frankly, I find out after the fact, or through con-
versation or small talk, as it’s said. So I encour-
age all of us to be mindful and sensitive to the
needs spoken here, and to please elevate this to
either myself or our current staff of officers, so
as to collectively render any form of assistance
that can be provided. Thank you
May the love and peace of Christ be with you
and your entire family.
Lexy Alex Larez, Grand Knight
Dear Brothers In Christ,
Greetings, and Happy
New Year to all. I am
mindful to all our accom-
plishments this past year, and also, the
things that fell short. It’s said that there’s
only two days of the year we have no con-
trol of, one is yesterday and the other is to-
morrow. That said, in our home, we have a
placard that reads, “Don’t worry about to-
morrow, God’s already there.”
So as we begin a new year, let us refocus our
journey as Knights of Columbus and the
mission we have taken an oath upon, and
that we put aside our differences, petty
thinking, and everything that has kept this
council from being a unified council, worthy
of the name handed down through time.
We each have a role only known between
God and yourselves, my only hope is that
you’ll exercise those gifts in whatever capac-
ity you wish, all for the good of the order.
Thank you again, and may you and yours
be blessed in the prayers you have offered
in this new year.
Vivat Jesus!, Lexy Larez, Grand Knight
12/13/17Dear Brother Knights of Council 8386,
Wives & Family,
This message comes in many forms as we enter a month filled with hope, peace and love in the true sense of these words. We together as a council have indeed been stretched a bit, and I regretfully have canceled some projects I simply could not support that were beyond my abilities and budget.
But I am not here to talk about the business end as the current Grand Knight, instead, allow me to express the many thanks to those who have remained in support to this point of my tenure. We as a council have truly been blessed in having Deacon Wayland on board and with his vision to bring about a spirit filled council, well, you’d agree that’s not a bad endeavor, thank you Deacon.
In conclusion, I too have been blessed with your commitment not to me, but for the KofC mission, to which we all stand globally shoulder to shoulder, in bringing both stability and faith to others. May the Blessings of our Lord be with each of you, your spouses, and of course your family as a whole. “Merry Christmas”
Lexy & Irene Larez and Family
Grand Knight’s Message
The date is October 24,
2017, I sat down today to
reflect upon a leader
within our Council in
many ways, and it’s my
honor to salute him both
for his service, his devotion to a great lady
we call sister, and everything he did for
this Council. We lost a friend and brother
in Christ today and of course I’m speaking
of Brother Jerry Koenig. I spent a lot of time
in discussion with Jerry these past months,
always seeking his advice, his views on
what I wished to bring to the Council, and
with that came my resolve to continue on-
ward. I will not hesitate to share with each
of you, my personal sense of loss, but let us
together, render the simple recognition he
always chose to remain in. Thank you Sir,
and we now must rely on memories, our
laughter and our one constant bond, our
faith. Rest In Peace
Lexy and Irene Larez & Family
Dear Members of Council 8386, Family & Friends,
Greetings, I’ve been on a somewhat sabbatical of sorts given what we’ve faced and have accomplished together in recent weeks, and with that comes my sincere, thank you. This said and for the remaining month of October, there are “Two” matters on the table of supported events:
- Our well known and looked for “Trunk or Treat” event in support to the parish children after the Festival of Saints, there at the church. This year it falls on the 25th of October (Wednesday) and for those who may not be familiar, here is the program to take place.
Each year now as of late, it’s become a known factor that the parish “Knights of Columbus” place their vehicles in a designated area, in a backed in fashion allowing for us to have the trunks open as the children come by with open hands or bags, accepting candy and treats. This happens after they have been in church with Father Dan and their parents, celebrating a festival of saints type Mass. This is to take place at
6 PM with the kids streaming out at or about 6:30 PM. This year I have asked for support from the Religious Education Department for help in better securing the very area we park in and roping off the area keeping cars from entering the area as these children are excitingly crisscrossing from car to car. Please do not feel you must feed the masses with candy as one or two pieces will suffice, given the amount of us who come in support. While this is taking place, Brother Mike Kincaid will be out side grilling “Hot Dogs” for the kids all donated to us by the RE Department in their request given me in support and gratefulness.
So I ask for your support at this years event both to our parish and our children. Thank you
- Our K of C / Council Monthly Breakfast for the month of October was moved from the 15th due to not over extending ourselves with the Columbus Day Dinner the night before. So with awareness brought to the Admin Office and the announcements made, it is now scheduled for the 29th (Sunday). So with this said, I ask for your time and let’s rally in supporting this event and together, make this a council effort to our parish. Again, Thank you
In conclusion, please continue to pray for our Brother Jerome aka, Jerry, who passed this morning about 7am and our beloved Sister Carolyn, who are in a place in life that we all must face one day. Our love goes out to you both….
I’m reporting to you my visit with Brother Jerry at the YRMC East here in PV, and I assure all of you, he’s doing well. I had a good visit, we had some laughs, and I witnessed the hospital staff removing him from the bed as they walked him up and down the hall, and I must tell you, he appeared to actually strut passed me on his return from one end to where I was standing. He asked to turn on some Football but fell asleep, so I used this time to sit in prayer for him and Carolyn.
The nurse found us both asleep with me at his bedside, when they brought him lunch, and he ate well. His beloved Carolyn showed up in time and soon afterwards, Chris entered the room so it was time for me to leave. Brother Jerry sends his grateful thoughts and prayers sent, and he having stopped at the desk, they intend to keep him one more night for observation. Thank you Lord
In His Spirit,
Council Grand Knight
It has been brought to my attention in support, that our attendance is growing, but well beyond that is the fact, that we are slowly accepting each others short comings and putting aside our differences for the good of the order and you might agree, that’s not a bad place to start? Thank you and may God have his hand in all we do.
“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
– George Bernard Shaw
Grand Knight’s Message: “May the prayers continue to flow to the families and friends that now must face the reality that their loved ones lives there in Las Vegas, were taken during a simple festive night out by yet another act of evil. And may the Grace of God have his hand in everything we do as a council to promote good will within our families, our circles of friends and each other.”
In Christ, Lexy & Irene Larez and Family
Dear Brethren, Sisters and Friends,
We’ve all heard the saying that time waits for no one, and for me those very
prophetic words didn’t resonate as a young man, that’s until I began to witness those I
loved dearly become frail and in time, pass on. So today I as compile this to you, we’ve
now entered a season of the year that is both special and a reflective time to ponder what has taken place to date, and more precious than that, all that we’ve been given through the gift of life. What ever takes place in your life, enjoy it and, yes, more
often than not, it’s filled with strife and with annoyances we’d soon rather forget.
So may this Fall Season 2017 lead and bring us together putting away our differences,
and let that be our mend in heart and spirit, as men of faith. God Bless, my love to you
Lexy and Irene Larez & Family
The annual “Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat” sponsored by Life Connections and made available presented within the Tri-City community? It has been brought to my attention by our in-house liaison, Brother Larry Batten, that quote, physical help in form of assisting in load out is requested.
The following help is needed:
- Date,Time and Location will be,21 Sep /9 am(Thurs), at the Parish Storage Area. In addition, once equipment’s needed are loaded, continued items, i.e., food and drinks will also be uploaded, but at a different location. This will take place at Life Connects center, 7875 E. Florentine Road, Ste. C, Prescott Valley (Just blocks away from St. Germaine).
- Any further assistance that can be rendered such as assisting set-up at the Strawberry Retreat Center, Strawberry, AZ location, Please contact, Larry Batten or Diane Duncan.
- My thank you precedes your decision.
Important Please Note: What is required at the next Officer’s General Assembly Meeting’s is planning on both short and long range issues, i.e., parish, council, and state events. I’d like to say it’s smooth sailing for the rest of the year, very little to do, etc., but many of you have been here longer than I, so I shouldn’t have to spell it out to anyone. In short, “it’s time to roll up our sleeves gentlemen.” If you’ve not opened up Bob and Carla Foster’s informative monthly electronic newsletter for September, well, let’s just say, why haven’t you?
Our Council Chaplain, Staff of Officer’s serving all of us, each has gone to great lengths to ensure this newly established Spiritual Plan to Re-energize Our Council, will be the very vehicle in terms of promoting an environment that will promote both understanding and cohesion not by a passing “How are you doing”, but through actually, walking the walk. It can and will succeed only with the participation-ship and patience required in allowing it to take root. We are blessed to have the leadership of Deacon Wayland, your current staff of Officers, and with that, my personal thank you for your commitment and support. Resolute…!
I’m currently reading a book entitled, The Resolution for Men. On page 201 it reads, “Churches consist of people like us; sinners who have given their lives to Christ and are learning to walk in grace, love, and truth. That’s why the Bible says, “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as many are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”” Hebrews 10:24-25
I found this as I have been in prayer on what lies ahead in the coming months, so when my eyes came upon this, well, it truly fits as I humbly ask for your support on all matters before us. Resolute..!
Vivat Jesus, Lexy
GRAND KNIGHT REPORT: G.K. Hertko shared that all K.C. Members do need to take the “Call to Protect”, training and that it can be done on line / G.K. Shared a thank you letter sent from the Town of Prescott Valley for K.C. continuing road clean up on Glassford Hill Rd. / G.K. Hertko thanked members who were able to assist in 4/8/17, road clean up and those who were able to assist with the Parish clean up that same day.
G.K. Hertko shared that he has created a condensed version of Dcn Wayland’s Council suggestions on Council formation and will make it available after consulting with Dcn. Wayland.
Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org CHARITY ~ UNITY ~ FRATERNITY
Grand Knight’s Message: Dear Brothers, It’s that time of year. I will be stepping down as Grand Knight, and this position as well as others will be open: Deputy Grand Knight, Warden, and Chancellor. Tom Warner will be stepping down as Advocate and this position will also be available. If you can find the time, please consider being an officer. It’s only a one-year hitch, and it gives you a whole new view of the Order, our parish and the world around it. Thanks to all who helped with our St Pats Dinner and Breakfast. April 8th is bowling for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Be sure to contact Brother Ben Taylor if you can assist. We can also use help with stuffing envelopes for RSVP, and the Easter Egg Hunt. Brother Gary Lamm passed away. His Funeral will be at 10:30am on April 4th at St Francis Cabrini in Verde Valley. Thank you for all you do, Vivat Jesus,
Dave Hertko, Grand Knight
NOMINATIONS FOR COUNCIL
DUTIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS
Grand Knight – Responsible for the welfare of the
Council. Presides over monthly meetings. Acts as exofficio
member of all committees. Appoints membership
and programming director. Ensures all necessary
reports are submitted to State and Supreme Council.
Deputy Grand Knight – Assists the Grand Knight
with Council affairs and fulfills all duties assigned to
him by the Grand Knight. Presides at directors meetings.
Presides at Council meetings in the absence of the
Chancellor – Assists the Grand Knight and Deputy
Grand Knight and presides over meetings in the absence
of both the Grand Knight and Deputy Grand
Knight. Strengthens members’ interest in Council activities.
Recorder – Responsible for maintaining a true record
of all actions of the council and its correspondence.
Keeps minutes of Council meetings.
Treasurer – Responsible for maintaining records of all
council funds and accounts. Deposits money into
Council accounts and payments of all expenses.
Advocate – He is familiar with Council by-laws, the
Order’s charter, methods of conducting Council meetings,
and Roberts Rules of Order.
Warden – He is the “watch dog” of Council property
and degree paraphernalia. Sets up Council chamber
for meetings and ceremonials.
Inside & Outside Guards – The guards have similar
responsibilities. The Outside Guard tends to admitting
visitors and members. The Inside Guard checks to ensure
that membership cards are current.
Trustees – The Board of Trustees consists of three
members. The Grand Knight serves as chairman of the
Board of Trustees. They oversee the work of the Financial
Secretary and Treasurer. During Council elections,
only the three-year trustee is elected. The others move
to second and first year positions respectively.
Financial Secretary and Lector positions are appointed
Please prayerfully consider how you can help the Council
grow and prosper in a leadership position.
11/10/15, Minutes of meeting
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 8386 – Prescott Valley, AZ
OCTOBER 12, 2015
CALL TO ORDER: 7:08 pm by Grand Knight Dave Hertko
WARDEN’S REPORT: Brother Kincaid reported that all present are in possession of a current valid membership card.
OPENING PRAYER: “Our Father” led by Grand Knight, Dave Hertko
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Respectfully recited by all present
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: All present with the exception of Brother Larry Battin, Inside Guard, and Brother Thomas Allen, Outside Guard, who were both excused.
CHAPLAIN MONCRIEF: Not present – in lieu the State has requested the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the end of the meeting. We will comply.
MINUTES: Approved, voted on and passed with the exclusion of the financial information, not to be made public.
FINANCIAL REPORT: Presented by Brother Boggler, was approved, voted on, and passed.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Opening Balance__________________
Closing Balance: __________________
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL REMARKS by Brother Boggler:
1. Substance Awareness Posters 2. Essay Contest 3. Semi-Annual Audit (past due)
4. Culture of Life – Br. Boggler to write a voucher for $43.18 5. Total members: 104 of
which 61 are Associate Members, 40 are Insurance Members and 3 are Inactive Members
REPORT ON SPAGHETTI DINNER: We had a profit of $268.00 with $508.00 collected and expenses of $220.00. A generous, anonymous person offered to double up to $1000.00 on the amount collected.
REPORT OF AUDITORS AND TRUSTEES by Brother Garcia: The Parish Festival was successful. It is recommended that we have two Festivals per year – one in May at the beginning of Summer vacation, and another in September when the children return from
THE AUDIT: was completed by Brother Paul Barko ——— after 35 hours of work.
CHANCELLORS REPORT: Brother Larez would like to have a 90-day window on any new proposals to have time for planning.
NEW APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP: Jeremy Zimmerman was recommended for membership by Robert Hughes. A Motion for Admission was voted on and passed.
REPORT ON TOOTSIE ROLL CAMPAIGN (People with Intellectual Disabilities – PWID): By: Brother Barko: From: Safeway: $561.69; Walmart: $653.00; Frys: $579.72;
St Germaine’s: $430.00; with a Grand Total of $2224.41.
LADIES GUILD BASKET: Brother Warner stated that the deadline for items to be donated by the Knights will be at our November meeting.
Brother Becker stated that we need volunteers to assist at the DEC 11th Blood Drive – someone to make phone alls and get information into a computer.
For October & November Activities – See Information Sheets
For Fourth Degree Activities – See Information Sheet
For District Deputy Report – See State Website
FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER: Prayer requests were for the following:
Lola Munoz, Tom Smite, Barbara Hildabrand, Kim Nesbitt, Thomas Bricker & Family, Mark Ravetto, Helen Bosch, Helen Barko, Jesus Angel Gutierrez, Charles & Virginia Becker, Albert Schell, Colleen Kurtz, Barb Hertko, Lucy Rowley, Thom Gugliotta, and Johnny Nesbitt who was admitted to Hospice (peaceful death.)
Brother Warner presented a reading describing every word of the Pledge of Allegiance. Copies are available by contacting Brother Cloughessy at(928) 642-5825.
The meeting adjourned at 7:58pm.
RECORDED by: James Cloughessy, Secretary.
To My Brother Knights, Lovely Ladies & Friends of Mary Queen of the Knights Council #8386
As my term as Grand Knight draws to a close, I feel a need to acknowledge all the Members, Ladies and Friends of the Council who have provided me with all the love and support I received which enabled me to carry out my duties, and without which the council would not have had such a successful two years of Program Activities, Increased New Membership by “6” and gained “7” Membership Transfers into the Council!
First and foremost I need to “Thank” my lovely and highly supportive wife, Helen!
She has been with me, side by side, throughout the last “40 years” of marriage and has been my greatest supporter over my last 25 years in The Order. She has been generously supportive in all my endeavors, not only within the K of C Council but in all aspects of my involvement in the Order, Our Church and in the Community! Without her love and support I would not be who I am, nor would I have been able to accomplish what I have! She has truly been “MY ANGEL from GOD”!
Next I want to recognize and “Thank” all of the men who have served as Officers and Trustees in the Council along side of me, supporting my ideas and rolling-up their sleeves to help make our programing efforts so successful. We have been “Brothers in Christ” and true friends… laughing, praying and seeking to do God’s Will.
My Heart-felt “Thanks” to:
Fr. Dan Vollmer – Chaplain
Deacon Bob Palmer – Spiritual Advisor & Chaplain “Pro Tempore”
Wayne Theobald – Deputy Grand Knight
Earl Boggler – Financial Secretary
Douglas Becker – Treasurer
David Hertko – Chancellor
Thomas Warner – Advocate
Benjamin Taylor, Sr. – Recorder
Cher Vang – Warden
Donald Rowley – Inside Guard
Robert Hughes – Outside Guard
John Ravetto – Trustee & Lector
Gonzalo Garcia – Trustee
Keith Bricker – Trustee
I also want to recognize and extend my “Thanks” to the following men for their willingness to take on the responsibilities of being an Officer &/or Trustee for the coming Fraternal Year of 2014-2015.
2014 – 2015 Slate of “Candidates” for Offices in Council #8386
Grand Knight = John Ravetto
Deputy Grand Knight = David Hertko
Advocate = John Negron
Chancellor = Don Rowley & Ben Taylor
Financial Secretary = Earl Boggler (Appointed by Supreme / Not an elected position)
Treasurer = Douglas Becker
Recorder = Cher Vang
Warden = Mike Kincaid
Inside Guard = Larry Battin & Tom Allen
Outside Guard = Larry Battin & Tom Allen
Along with all of the support and direction I received from our members, I also received significant support and encouragement from their wives and friends of the council.
My “Heart-Felt Thanks” to:
“Special Thanks” also to our Council’s “Special Projects” and Committee Chairmen:
Cher Vang – Youth Chairman / Special “Adopt-A-Road Program” Chairman
Don Rowley – Membership Chairman & Web-site Master
Tom Warner – Shirts/Jacket Procurement Chairman / Special “Holy Family Statue” Raffle Chairman / Special “GK Advisor”
Ben Taylor, Sr. & John Ravetto – Anniversary & Award Dinner Committee Co-Chairmen
John Ravetto – Monthly Breakfast Chairman / Worthy Lector / Coordinator & Chef at all Council Dinners
Earl Boggler – P.W.I.D. Chairman / RSVP Chairman / State Charity Raffle Chairman / VIP Committee Chairman
Dave Hertko – Assistant RSVP Chairman and VIP Chairman
Douglas Becker – Blood Drive Chairman / Liaison with 4th Degree / Ladies’ “Door Prize” Craftsman
Jerry Koenig – New Banner Replacement Donor
Deacon Bob Palmer – K.P.I.C. Chairman (Keep Paul In Check)
I also want to acknowledge and “Thank” the 12 volunteers who helped with our recent “KICK-OFF” of the Council’s new “Adopt-A-Road” Program which started this past Saturday, May 17th with the collection of “29” bags of garbage from our designated stretch of Glassford Hill Road! …. &/or helping with the paperwork/ legwork involved!!!
Cher Vang – Program Coordinator
Ben Taylor, Sr.
Doug Becker (Missed the picture)
Stephanie Vang (Also not in the picture … out with a sprained ankle)
Finally, I want to “Thank” John Ravetto and his crew of helpers who worked our final Monthly Breakfast of the Fraternal Year this past Sunday (5/18/14).
For those of you who may not be aware of the effort involved, John is in the hall cooking by 6:30am and doesn’t leave until the grill is cleaned, …. about 1:00pm (c. 6-7 hrs.each month).
John Ravetto – Chairman & Head Chef
Keep in Your Prayers our Fellow Members and Their Family Members:
Fr. Daryl Olds (Sacred Heart Parish)
Deacon Robert Soikkeli
Deacon Wayland Moncrief
Lola Munoz (Tomas’ Wife)
Charles & Virginia Becker (Doug Becker’s parents)
Esperanza Cardenas (Gonzalo Garcia’s Mother)
Janette Ravetto (John’s Mother)
Larry & Jeri Tweet & their parents
Janette Matala (Paul Barko’s Sister)
Cheryl Basch (Paul Barko’s Sister-in-Law)
In closing, always remember: “No matter how chaotic or problematic life may seem, and no matter how hopeless it may appear “…….
Paul Barko, GK
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