Grand Knight’s Corner

7/2/18
Brother Knights hello and thank you for your honering me with being your Grand Knight. Sorry for this long message.  I want to ask all you brothers to please come and help me get our council more active with our families, our parish, our other ministries and our community. This is a major change in how Supreme is asking and giving us more suggested programs. I will be giving you a list of things we can and need to work on. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. We will be changing the day and time of our planning meeting  (previously known as the officers meeting ). Was on the first Thursday and will be changed to the first Saturday at 9AM in the mini hall.  All members are welcome to come and present their ideas. Also I would like to suggest that our regular meeting start time be changed to 6PM to try and get more members the opportunity to come. This is to start at the August meeting. The July meeting may be very short as we will be serving a hamburgers and hot dogs dinner to the visiting Seminarians at 5:30PM July 9th.

Vivat Jesus your humble Grand Knight John Ravetto.
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At the time of this publication your newly elected Grand Knight hasn’t come on board but will in the coming days, and so not to skip a beat as it’s said, this all important message of support to our Brother Knight, John Ravetto and his wife must be upper most in our hearts and minds.

That said, his leadership and deliv- ery will undoubtedly be different and speaking to those who now themselves have this acronym, “PGK” behind them knows exactly what that entails. Let us pray for him, for everything we will en- dure as a council this new Fraternal Year 2018-2019.

In closing, my personal thank you to each of you and your spouses for your continued support always in making things happen for the good of the order. May your travels of life be in peace know- ing you walk in the Graces of God. My sincere support and love will always be our bond. Thank you

Vivat Jesus! Lexy Alex Larez, Grand Knight

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6/6/18

Dear Council Family,

Greetings to all; hoping this message finds you and yours doing fine. I thought I’d take this time with you after hearing from one of our Brothers in Christ and fellow Knight, Monte Dragon, that after returning from being out of state recently, his health quickly turned, and after seeing a doctor he was placed in the hospital for further testing.

Here I’m thinking both he and Myrna are up in Vegas (just kidding), and all the time he’s been under the stress and pain that he’s facing currently. He is home resting but is under doctors care and all indication, surgery is in his future. He sends his love and regards to all and hopes to be back soon and I told him, we will all be praying for him. “Thumbs Up Brother..!”

In speaking with Linda today, we discussed an array of issues to include two funerals taking place this week. Sadly, the wife of one time Brother Knight himself known to many of you as “Bud”, Helen has passed herself. The funeral is now scheduled for this Wednesday, June 6th, with the Rosary set for 10 a.m., prior to her funeral at 10:30.

On Friday, June 8th, I’m told that Jeanne’s funeral will take place beginning at 10:30, with service following the Rosary. On a personal note, both she and her sister now herself passed a number of years ago now, lived next door to my mother is when I first met Jeanne. We always talked and laughed during those years, but sadly, the reality of them all is that they are now in God’s hands until we all meet again… Amen?

Finally, please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are facing their own battles of health, let alone those who are rendering care which in it’s self,  breaks us down in some manner of fashion. We are with you too in prayer….

Okay I lied, one more issue…. Sunday, June 10th is the Saint Germaine Fiesta which is a full day in prepping, serving, etc., etc., so please if you can, plan on helping where you can within our council set-up location. Points of Contact are the usual suspect’s, Brothers John Ravetto and Michael Kincaid. Le’t have a great showing of support to the parish..!

In Christ,

Lexy Alex Larez

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5/21
Dear Council Brethren,
On the heels of an outstanding supportive day yesterday both by our members and parishioners combined, this action can not go unspoken as we’ve come a long ways for it not to. 
 
I first want to thank once again, our in-house chefs, both John Ravetto and Michael Kincaid for their outstanding leadership in this one area alone. After both Masses, Reiser Hall was buzzing with conversation, laughter and fellowship as lines quickly formed making for yet another successful effort. My personal shout-out of thanks also goes to brothers, John Munro and his lovely wife, Tom Kincaid, Larry Tweet, Wes Berry and Michael Vercellino for their assistance as well. And lastly, our current Worthy Advocate, Robert Foster had a constant line at his “Pancake Table” which is reaching a high volume of success as well.  My sincere thank you to Carla and Bob Foster for your numerous acts of support, be it the new Marquee sign placed out front of the church, to your table of this Council’s history to date, have all contributed to our success I feel.  A joyous “Happy Birthday” was also sung at both meals for Bob as well….
 
Please Note:  Our monthly breakfast season is now over switching over to Coffee and Donuts only for June-July-August, better known to our parishioners as “Knights of Columbus sponsored Hospitality.” 
 
Thank you guys and gals for a productive and focused effort we set our sights in accomplishing. I sense many will be in wait till we resume in September. “Thumbs Up, Great Team Effort..!”
 
May God always be the Glory,
 
GK     
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5/1/18
Greetings, attached below is our agenda compiled as best I know to date for the upcoming months. But before I go any further, I want to express my sincere thank you to all who attended our recent Council Anniversary Dinner. My final thought on the matter and as I’ve mentioned to others is that, Good, Bad or Indifferent, we tried. My sincere thank you goes to our Worthy Advocate and his over efficient wife, Carla, for their aiding me in so many ways beyond words, thank you.
Also, in current news regarding the fire near Payson, just this morning while on the phone with the Grand Knight there, I wanted assure him that this council stands at the ready to support his needs. What I outlined to him was in matters of  evacuation if required both for health reasons and or instructed to do  so. I have opened my home and ask that you consider doing so in the same should this become an issue. Enough said and I’ll leave it there for now, thank you.
“May God be the Glory…”
Respectfully Yours,
Lexy A. Larez
Grand Knight, Council 8386

 

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4/16/18

Greetings once again…. I did not want the week to get away from me without expressing my personal thank you to those who rendered both their time and energies towards our scheduled events this past Saturday and Sunday

Our road clean-up stretch of responsibility on Glassford Road was completed by only a hand full of members with between 13 to 14 bags filled.On Sunday, this council was set up and ready for its support to our parish members to enjoy the fellowship and menu put fourth by our in house chef’s, Brother’s John Ravetto, Mike Kincaid, and     Bob Foster with his “Pancake” table which is receiving high accolades. All in all, the efforts of internal support made by brothers Wes Berry, Larry Tweet and Robert Hughes and whom ever helped after the 10 o’clock Mass I too give thanks. Unfortunately, I had to leave after the first serving as I had a family commitment in Flagstaff.

My final reminder is in keeping with our annual Council Anniversary Dinner scheduled for Saturday 28 April, after the 4:30 Mass. Father Dan has responded and accepted our invitation to be a apart of this celebration. If you intend to attend, our Council Advocate, Bob Foster, is the RSVP point of contact. Either way, we are men of faith and our work is never done in support to our parish and it’s parishioners. As we celebrate the 35th year since it’s inception here at Saint Germaine, Council 8386 has only one option, remain united.  Vivat Jesus…!  

In Respect, 

 Lexy Alex Larez    

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3/25/18

Greetings, in the best interest to all both in planning and in support where and when possible, is the basis in putting our agenda’s attached days in advance.  We, this Council have right out the gate, the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt which supports three (3) Masses. Please review the parish bulletin on this event, Sunday, April 1st.

The new point of contact is now, Worthy Warden, Robert Hughes, who stepped forward to me and this council in taking charge. I will indeed be on site and ask here for all who can, please render any support as well. Thank you

In conclusion, the following months are filled with internal and parish events, to include our 35th Council Anniversary Celebration and Dinner. One final note to mention please, while in recent conversation on issue’s with our Worthy Deputy Grand Knight, it was brought to my attention that the candy to be made by a local Chocolatier, has been made ready earlier than expected. This said, I decided and plan to have these candy boxes be sold possibly for quote, Mother’s Day and Fathers Day alike. This mater was presented and voted upon by council officer’s and members to proceed, for the purpose of generating revenue. I look forward in seeing our final tally on this matter alone as it will take place in concert with our Mother’s Day Rose Sale. Thank you Deputy Grand Knight, Officers and Members of this Council 8386.  

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3/18/18

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?

Vivat Jesus

Council Grand Knight

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3/13/18

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….

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3/6/18

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

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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

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2/26/18

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….

2/23/18

Greetings, for the good of the order the first issue I wish to update you on is that of Brother Jim Cloughessy. He is current back at the VA Health Center in Phoenix. It appears blockage reoccurred causing him to return locally, where he was in turn transferred back down the hill. I did speak with Marlene this morning where she explained as best she could given the fact that he was to have been released today, but all that’s changed until they can secure issues from his previous surgery it appears?  Needless to say, our prayers for them both I ask…. Thank you
This Saturday, 24 February, is the Parish Ministry Fair  with a kick-off time scheduled at the conclusion of the 4:30 Mass. I’ve been asked by the Admin Office for assistance in setting up tables and the like towards this event. I confirmed to our beloved sister, Linda, that we’ve got it from here and the hall will be made ready in every way.
The second item of support is to our Worthy Financial Secretary, Earl Boggler. His needs of support entails helping sell “State Raffle Tickets” this weekend, 24-25 February after each Mass. I mentioned to him that I will be on board with this as well, but it’s obvious given the Ministry Fair on Saturday, we need any assistance that can be rendered. Again, thank you
The quote, Reminder portion of this email comes in the form of Sunday’s, Council Corporate Communion to take place at the, 10:00Mass. Dress is “Optional” as many of you I’ve found, pull those suits down from the closet’s, and it’s more important that attendance to held upper most. IMPORTANT: I would ask please that you do invite the spouse of any Brother Knight now since passed, to sit with us and represent that brother’s absence in the physical form that is. Many of you would agree, we must stand together in good times and in bad, for hardship touches us all. Amen?
Signed,
Lexy Alex Larez
Council Grand Knight

2/6/18

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

Greetings Brother Knights,
1/31/18

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
Knight

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

1/10/18
This message is primarily directed to those not in attendance at last night’s Winter Retreat/Council Monthly Meeting, which was definitely, an exercise in making things happen. Thank you to all in attendance and again, your cooperation and understanding as to the gravity of it all.  Our council meeting start to finish was just over 25 minutes or so, due to the fact that the program preceding our meeting was to encompass the time frame of, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. You had to be there to appreciate the brevity of the council meeting given each topic of order, only made possible by your council officers and those in attendance.  Thank you
In looking over my notes, it occurred to me that no recognition was given to our “Prayer List” filled in when members took a moment as they signed In. That said, please indulge me in making mention to the following names:  Jeanne Kochar, Mike Russell, Helen Lewin, Fred Cafferey, Skeeter Hughes, Esperanza Cardenas, Pacita Mitchell, and a host of others, known but to God.
Finally, on Saturday upcoming (13 January), slated for that day kicking off at 10:30 am, is our council/community area clean-up there on Glassford Hill Road. Point of contact is Brother,
Wes Berry.  At 5:30 pm that evening, after 4:30 Mass, is our Belated Christmas “Pot Luck” Dinner, Riser Hall. Please make plans in attending as this council thanks and say’s, Farewell to our beloved and dear sister, Rose Martinez, who will be retiring the end of January. She, for those who do not know her, has support this council, it’s parishioners, etc., beyond words and anything less than a showing of our thanks collectively in number, will complete the evening.
My personal thanks to each of you, our new transfer members, and to the core of officers and those who have exemplified leadership at any level when asked. Thank you, Resolute.
Vivat Jesus,
Lexy A. Larez, GK
Council 8386
1/5/18

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

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12/19/17
Dear Brother Knights, Spouses, Family & Friends,
Greetings, I felt it might be wise to take a moment with you as many will undoubtedly be away prior to Christmas day and beyond, and for all the right reasons.  This said, I have been struggling these first past months in elevating what you would agree is the first priority to any council,  let alone ours. What I mean is,  our mission as Knights have an obligation to the families in need, to those who are alone and the list continues. If there’s any one thing I wish to remind all of us, is that we cannot accomplish our mission to our fellow parishioners, the families,  and many  who live in troublesome personal and family matters , if we allow discord to over shadow our planned agendas.  So as you make plans for your travels, may God light your way and return you home ready to face the riggers of a new year.
On a personal note, I am making great progress towards my recovery and everything this surgery was designed to bring. You have no idea how unfit I was for even considering being nominated to be the council’s Grand Knight, but with and constant prayer, I accepted that challenge.
In conclusion, I stand proud in this council’s accomplishments to date, not just in these past months, but for all of those before me and why it is important that we circle the wagons as it’s said, and fight for those who look upon the Knights of Columbus as the one entity that can make a difference to all.
May your families be ever so blessed, kept in safety and love. Let us not forget our fellow brothers and spouses, who have left their mark well within our hearts, memory the all the things we shall miss.
To all the members of this council, your wives and families, a sincere “Merry Christmas” and let us all stand as one for the good of the order. Vivat Jesus
Humbly Yours,
Lexy & Irene Larez and Family,
Grand Knight, Council 8386
St. Germaine CC, Prescott Valley, AZ
12/13/17
Dear Brother Knights,
I sat down today with our Worthy Recorder going over documents, minutes compiled, and in general, went over points of interests he knew I would ask. Thank you Brother Wes for your assistance in recent days shown to Irene and I, and in keeping with matters of our council.
I have a long road to recovery I’m being told by my doctor and to simply rest. So on that very note, I will be somewhat low key on matters, both scheduled and in support in the days ahead, and it would be in order here, that I ask for the past leadership many of you posses in times such as these. Actually, nothing really any different is one way to look at it. Thank you
Lastly, a special thank you goes out to our Worthy Grand Knight,Thomas Mellinger, who brought comfort at at time months ago, and who you saw speaking on my behalf at last night’s general meeting. DGK, Mellinger you see, did at the time of my being elected, offered his assistance when I found myself minus a Deputy back in June. I will also make mention here, that in the month of January, Brother Tom will have shoulder surgery and will also be on “Excused” status from the Council. Thank You Thomas… “Thumbs Up..!!”
GK
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11/30/17

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”

Vivat Jesus,

Lexy & Irene Larez and Family

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11/27/17
I’m taking this time as we head into the month of December, to please stay vigilant to the Church Bulletin, the Council Agenda projected, and of course our monthly Newsletter compiled and published by our Worthy Advocate, Brother Bob Foster and his production editor and chief, Sister Carla Foster.
In addition, I have coordinated with our Deputy Grand Knight to spearhead our next scheduled Officers Business/Roundtable Meeting on  Thursday, 7 December @ 6:30 PM, there in the Mini-Hall. Also, DGK,
Tom Mellinger, may very well conduct our Monthly General Meeting on Monday, 11 December due to my personal absence at that time. Please note that on the 11th, until further notified of a change, our District Deputy in, Brother Gary Johnson, has requested a visit to our council on that date. I have informed him of our time frame beginning with our Spiritual Re Energizing Program and Speakers, leaving it up to him also to attend.
I thank all who have to this point of my tenure supported both the parish and council commitments, and it appears the year will end just as busy. On Christmas Day, I’ve coordinated with our newly transferred Brother Knight,
Clifton Mitchell, asking his to be onboard that day as Santa, to which he has graciously accepted. He had mentioned to me that he’d done this in the past, so let us all be in support to him and to the days event scheduled there in Riser Hall.
What event you ask? Our council, and with the leadership of Brother’s, John Ravetto & Michael Kincaid, will put forth the effort in providing a Christmas Day Meal, beginning at noon. The menu is in the making, but I’m told Turkey will be the main item on the menu. Again, please consider being present in support at all levels.
In conclusion, I know I’ve conveyed a lot here but between the parish calendar of events, our internal and supported events for the month of December alone, dictates that I place this message to all our members. If you would like to suggest anything regarding our Christmas Day Dinner, please do as this will be our final act for calendar year, 2017. I have the intention to perhaps cancel the “Knights Breakfast” scheduled for the 17th, and focus our monies and energies towards the dinner, but I’ll leave that up for discussion and motion to do so upcoming.
May the Blessing’s of Christmas be upon each of you, your wives/families and friends, and I thank you for your prayers. Finally, to those who find actions not to standard, well, my actions are as a result of prayer….and I make no apologies. My concerns and actions will always be, for the good of the order. Thank you
Sincerely,
Lexy Alex Larez
Council Grand Knight
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10/31/17

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
Vivat Jesus!
Lexy and Irene Larez & Family

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10/24/17

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:

  1. 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

  1. 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….

Respectfully,

Council, GK

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10/16/17

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,

Lexy Larez

Council Grand Knight

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10/14/17/

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   

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10/6/17

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

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10/4/17

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
and yours.

Vivat Jesus!

Lexy and Irene Larez & Family

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9/22/17
Dear Council Members, Spouses & Friends,
It is the intent of this message not to make a pitch asking for your support, but quite the opposite. As the current council Grand Knight, I find myself privy to a lot of personal issue’s many have and why perhaps many choose to remain aloof, not just with the council, but in general to all. I must be honest, I too have personal health issue’s many of you aren’t aware of either and is why I’m taking this moment with you for the good of the order, as it’s said.
Our number one goal or should be, is that we take care of one another putting aside our differences, judgments and non productive opinions if we are to ever make progress on all matters facing us as a council. I’m highly aware that many aren’t pleased with the direction I chose to take the council and I make no apologies, simply from the standpoint that I am following what and where my soul has been directed to do while in prayer, while asking for guidance. All of us surely aren’t here for the money and if so, you’ll need to review that aspect. But what we do know as Christians, is that this community we call home can and will be a better place if we together, close ranks and not be afraid of opposition, either internally or external, Amen?.
And so in conclusion, I pledge to you for the remainder of my tenure and as I’ve basically said all along since day one, that I will always pray on my decisions made and not out of self indulgence as it may appear. With each day that passes, it often finds me having learned of someone’s issue’s; be it relocation, money, health, etc. and everything in between that goes with life’s journey. But what I ask from all of us,  including myself, is that we listen, read between the lines with others and most importantly, is that we open dialogue with love as it’s base towards one another, as the family that we are and well beyond. Thank you
Sincerely, 
Lexy Alex Larez
Parishioner & Grand Knight, Council 8386
9/20/17
Dear Council Brothers, Family & Friends,
I want to extend my gratitude to all who attended our first presentation of, “A Spiritual Plan To  Re-energize Our Council” program, made possible by our beloved Chaplain, Deacon Wayland Moncrief. An invitation was made and accepted as guest speaker to the council, to Brother Robert Maekawa, and you’d agree with me for those in attendance, he gave us an inspiring presentation. Thank you Robert.
In conclusion, everything that Deacon Wayland, your staff of Officers, and yourselves, each has set the tone we shall build upon in the true spirit of Father McGivney, established for all others to emulate if they indeed call themselves, Knights of Columbus. My personal thanks to all….God Bless.
Respectfully,   
Your Council Grand Knight   

9/6/17

 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:

  1.  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).
  2. 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.
  3. My thank you precedes your decision.

Lexy

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?

GK’s Message:

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…!

GK

 9/1/17

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..!

I’m receiving phone calls and I thank you, regarding just where to send donations (checks), so here’s what I know to this point:
For Donations by Check, make them payable to the “Knights of Columbus Charities”, and kindly specify “United Disaster Relief” on the memo line of your check.
Send to:  Knights of Columbus Charities
               One Columbus Plaza
               PO Box 1966
               New Haven, CT 06509-1966
For questions regarding a donation, please contact us at 800-694-5713 M-F between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm (EST).
Let us all keep those impacted throughout the South in our prayers. It’s human to overlook something that doesn’t effect us directly, and is why this nation comes together in times of adversity as no other comes close to it, thank you Mr. President. Amen?  MAGA….!!!
Respectfully Yours,
GK

Vivat Jesus, Lexy

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8/11/17
Gentlemen,  on the Friday before our General Assembly Meeting this Monday, please make note that it will begin promptly at 6;30 PM. I am aware that some of you have commitments that keeps you from being on time as we’ve all been there and I thank you for effort.
As many of you are aware, the business meeting held on August 3rd was well attended and the evening proceeded with both, updates, presentation, and open forum. Brother Bob Foster and his lovely bride graced us with their submission of the monthly Newsletter and as you saw in photo, a presentation was made to the sum of the $1, 574.00, was made to Fr. Dan towards the parish building fund. I take no credit for the monies made available as it was under the tenure of now past Grand Knight, David Hertko, working with our Financial Secretary, Brother Earl Boggler, and the results are as you see.
In turning back to the order of business at hand, here are some recent issues that will be presented at Mondays meeting:
1.   On  August 6th/1:30 PM, the first of two meetings was held towards this years Annual Parish Fiesta, chaired by Father Dan and Linda (Admin). The area of interest on our part was that we (Council), have the responsibility of both “Breakfast Burritos & later that day, our traditional Burgers & Hot Dogs” table set up.
Note: This year Brother Gonzalo Garcia has undergone shoulder surgery and we all know he will attempt to not let this be an issue in the setting up and breakdown of tents used. This is not debatable Brother, Supervision ONLY is your role this year…!  Thank you for your past leadership in this, but we’ve got it..
2.  On Sunday, August 12th (3;30 PM), Brothers, Earl, possibly Bob Foster, and myself. will attend a District area meeting at Sacred Heart Church and anything presented will be shared Monday night. 
3.  Phase II, Re-Investing in Fr. McGivney’s Mission will be presented at the Council Meeting shortly after we begin “Call To Order” during, Grand Knights Report. Deacon Wayland will make the presentation for the purpose of a general consensus as to the goals and view of it. It should be noted here that, at our Officers meeting, this Spiritual Plan to Re-energize Our Council was well received and supported. Thank you 
4.  This months Council Corporate Communion slated for, Sunday, 27 August, is cleared through Admin. Office for the ten O’clock Mass. I’ve gotten with Deacon Wayland where intends to ask Fr. Dan to speak on behalf of the Knights of Columbus, and our Council’s role within the parish. And as a final mention here, this month August is also the birth month of our founder, if you get my drift…..
I must elevate the reality that we have much work to do in terms of areas such as, membership, duty positions, programs, etc., and key direction all of which I am responsible for. But, none of this can be achieved until our hearts and minds are truly where they need to be and I’m speaking of, spiritual and brotherhood growth that will supersede all obstacles in the future. Nothing is easy that is worth while and I stand with Deacon Wayland, our Officers and you, in reaching those goals.
Thank you
GK
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8/8/17
Dear Deacon’s, Brothers & Spouses of Council 8386,
I wish to open on a note of thank you to those who attended the recent Officer’s Business/Roundtable Meeting. It was conveyed to me during the meeting that a few of our brothers were ill and some in fact gave notice as to their absence. Regardless, the meeting was both well attended and productive in every way.
I mentioned that I will conduct communications both up and down, using the emails you’ve provided as to increase knowledge to those who cannot attend for what ever reasons and everything in between our monthly meeting.  
 Updates
 1. Council Corporate Communion, 27 August is cleared for, 10:00 Mass.
                   
2. The Parish Annual Book Sale is showing a date frame of: 25-26-27 August. Unfortunately it has become a security issue requiring that male presence takes place at all  times. I have no doubts that any form of help in setting up/breaking down is also welcomed, so I leave it up to you to read between the lines.
 3.  Sunday, August 6th, 1:30 pm (Riser Hall),  I will attend the first planning meeting for our Annual Parish Festival now slated for, 16-17 September
Resolute, 
GK
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7/27/17
Dear Brothers In Christ,
Greetings, please be aware that this coming week-end, there will be a handing out of a very intense and planned program that will be presented soon at both, Officers Business/ Round-table Meeting scheduled for the 3rd of August, 6:30 pm, and the General Assembly Meeting, 14 August, beginning also at  6:30 pm. 
The hand-outs I speak of is the final product agreed upon during our concerted effort on issues and training we feel will be both worthy and accepted by all for the good of the order in areas that need review. The efforts I speak of were rendered by the following: Deacon Wayland, Deputy Grand Knight, Tom Mellinger, Chancellor, Bob Foster and our worthy Recorder, Bro. Wes Berry, and Myself.  
There will be brothers present at each Mass ensuring you receive a copy of the suggested program, and will proposed to the Officers and Members of our council during the dates mentioned above. Needless to say it is imperative you plan in attending the dates accordingly as communication both up and down requires your presence and awareness in what will be presented, again, for the good of the order.
Thank you  
Council GK , Lexy Larez

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4/28/17

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.

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4/7/17

Knight at hertkoparentsdh@gmail.com 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
OFFICERS
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
Grand Knight.
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
positions.
Please prayerfully consider how you can help the Council
grow and prosper in a leadership position.

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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

summer vacation.

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.

NEW BUSINESS:

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.

 

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This is the June and final E-Newsletter for the 2013-2014 Fraternal Year! It contains information about the upcoming June 9th elections and also extends a “personal” THANK YOU to all those members and friends who have been so supportive and helpful to me and the council over the past two years that I have served as your Grand Knight!

I feel truly blessed to have been led by God to Prescott Valley, to St. Germaine Parish and to Mary, Queen of the Knights council! I have never felt so connected with so many great people or had the opportunity to work side-by-side with so many of you with whom I have been graced with being able to connect  with in a personal and meaningful way. My heart-felt thanks to you all!

First and foremost I want 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”!

 

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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 

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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:

Stephanie Vang

Callie Taylor

Linda Ables

Rose Martinez

Sherry Warner

Sue Boggler

Barb Hertko

Chris Palmer

Nadine Pierce

Carolyn Koenig

Joanne Kincaid

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“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 ICheck)

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Finally, I want to “Thank” John Ravetto and his crew of helpers who worked our final Monthly Breakfast of the Fraternal Year this past Month of May. (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

Robert Hughes

Tom Gugliotta

Earl Boggler

John Negron

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Final Council Events for the 2013-2014 Fraternal Year:

June 5th. = Final Officers’ & Trustees’ Meeting (6:30pm in Classroom F/G)

June 9th. = Final Council Meeting (Rosary at 6:30pm with meeting to follow)

June 14th. = Final “Corporate Communion Mass” (4:30pm / Sit up front as a group & wear your shirts and badges!)

2014-2015 Council Elections:

At our last Council Meeting (May 12, 2014) our Worthy Trustees, acting as our council’s nominating committee, notified the Officers and Members of the council of the slate of officers nominated for the coming fraternal year.

The list of candidates was read at the last meeting, printed in an E-Newsletter in May, and are again being listed below, so that all members are aware of the nominations and can consider options for voting at the next council meeting, June 9, 2014(Nominations will be accepted for any / all offices up to the time that the election is held on June 9th.)

 

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

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Trustees:

Gonzalo Garcia

Keith Bricker

Paul Barko

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Recognizing New “3rd. Degree Members”

On Saturday, May 31st. Brothers Don Colozze and Thomas Allen drove with me up to Flagstaff and took their 2nd and 3rd Degrees.

CONGRATULATIONS Tom & Don!!!!!

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Keep in Your Prayers our Fellow 

Members and Their Family Members:

 

 Fr. Daryl Olds (Sacred Heart Parish)

Deacon Robert Soikkeli

Deacon Wayland Moncrief

Damion Grill

Robert Hughes

Rose Martinez

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

 

Pray daily for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life! 

Pray for the Spiritual Gift of Fr. Dan & Our Four Deacons:

  Wayland Moncrief

Bob Palmer

John Mickel

Bob Soikkeli

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Thank you all again for your support and involvement with our council’s activities / programs. Know that your efforts are appreciated …. and still needed as we close out our programming over the final month of the fraternal year!

In closing, always remember: “No matter how chaotic or problematic life may seem, and no matter how hopeless it may appear “……..

Turn to Him and He will take care of you!

God Bless,

Paul

Paul Barko, GK

928-237-5663 (Hm.)

419-388-4734 (Cell)

 

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Paul Barko

5/20/14       

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”!

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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 

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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

Trustees:

Gonzalo Garcia

Keith Bricker

Paul Barko

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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:

Stephanie Vang

Callie Taylor

Linda Ables

Rose Martinez

Sherry Warner

Sue Boggler

Barb Hertko

Chris Palmer

Nadine Pierce

Carolyn Koenig

Joanne Kincaid

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“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 ICheck)

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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

Helen Barko

Earl Boggler

Tom Warner

Lexy Larez

John Ravetto

Nadine Pierce

Bill Pierce

Ben Taylor, Sr.

Doug Becker (Missed the picture)

Stephanie Vang (Also not in the picture … out with a sprained ankle)

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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

Robert Hughes

Tom Gugliotta

Earl Boggler

John Negron

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Keep in Your Prayers our Fellow  Members and Their Family Members:

 Fr. Daryl Olds (Sacred Heart Parish)

Deacon Robert Soikkeli

Deacon Wayland Moncrief

Damion Grill

Robert Hughes

Rose Martinez

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)

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In closing, always remember: “No matter how chaotic or problematic life may seem, and no matter how hopeless it may appear “…….

 

Paul Barko, GK

928-237-5663 (Hm.)

419-388-4734 (Cell)

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