10/21/14Just a quick “THANK YOU” to all my Brother Knights and Ladies for their participation in varying capacities this past Wednesday andThursday in the showing and funeral for Dcn. & Brother Knight Robert Soikkeli. I know that his widow, Miriam, and their family appreciated the respect shown to him by the members of his council.Fr. McGivney would be proud of all of you, especially Bro. & SK. Douglas Becker, our Asst. Commander of our 4th Degree Assembly who, besides coordinating the “Call-outs”, spent a considerable amount of time helping Miriam and her family move her trailer from storage to their home so that some family coming in for the funeral had a place to stay. (Kudos Bro. Doug!!!)
HONOR GUARD:SK. Douglas BeckerSK. Earl BogglerSK. Steve ByersSK. John NegronSK. Ken O’DanielSK. Thomas Warner***********Council Members & Ladies:Bro. SK. David HertkoBro. Robert HughesBro. Lexy LarezBro. William MonroeBro. William Pierce******Bro. & Dcn. Dale AveryBro. & Dcn. John MickelBro. & Dcn. Wayland MoncriefBro. SK & Dcn. Robert PalmerBro. & Fr. Daniel VollmerHis Eminence, Bishop and Bro. SK. Thomas Olmsted******Lady Helen BarkoLady Barbara HertkoLady Margaret MickelLady Chris PalmerLady Nadine PierceLady Sherry WarnerGod Bless You All!!!!Paul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.10/15/14...The Funeral Arrangements for Deacon Bob Soikkeliare as follows:Rosary Wednesday, October 22nd 6:30pm at St Germaine’sFuneral Mass Thursday, October 23rd 10:30am at St Germaine’sFuneral Luncheon to Follow MassBurial Thursday, October 23rd 1:30pm at Heritage Memorial in DeweyBlessings, Linda Knize Ables.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~..10/13/14I just received an Email from Dcn. John Mickel informing me thatDcn. Bob Soikkeli died last night. (10/10/14)Dcn. John was not aware of the exact date of the funeral, but stated that it would be around October 23rd.Please keep Dcn. Bob, his wife Miriam, and his family in your prayers and be ready for an announcement once the date of the funeral is set so that as many of his Brother Knights can attend as possible!!!!Gos Bless,Paul~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
7/ 2014I have been in recent communication with our Worthy State Advocate & State Treasurer Elect, Sean Halpain, who informed me that the State Council is still looking for a Brother Knight to serve as District Deputy for District #19, here in the Quad City Area (Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Cottonwood).It is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Order on a level outside of the council. I have had the honor of being a District Deputy back in Ohio (4yrs.) and found it to be one of the most enjoyable positions I have held in the Order. I was able to meet members outside of my council and learn more about the operations of the Order at the State and Supreme levels.If any one of you may be interested in learning more about the position of District Deputy, please contact our State Treasurer Elect, Sean Halpain at:
Sean E. Halpain
State Treasurer elect
Arizona Knights of Columbus
2875 W Ray Road
Chandler, AZ 85224
602-617-0730 ©God Bless,Paul Barko, PGK
~~~~~~~~~~~~~9/23/14I want to “THANK & RECOGNIZE” all of the volunteers who helped with the “Tootsie Roll Collection” yesterday, (9/20/14) at FRY’s Grocery Store.Volunteers:(Alphabetically)Dcn. Dale AveryHelen BarkoJames CloughessyDavid HertkoAngela KillianScott KillianJerry KoenigCher VangStephanie VangThomas WarnerII especially want to “THANK” Brother Jerry Koenig, who at a young “87 years” of age, stayed an extra hour to help collect when a volunteer wasn’t able to make his shift late in the day.GOD BLESS YOU JERRY!!!!!!Thanks to the generous support of all our volunteers and the Prescott Valley Community, we raised a total of: $587.50 yesterday. This gives us arunning total of $1,020.50 Y-T-D.**********************We have our final collection of 2014 scheduled on Saturday, October 4, 2014 (9am-5pm) at Walmart Super Center in PVDue to schedule changes I have lost several volunteers (4) for that date and I have*** “NO VOLUNTEERS” ***for the hours of:11:00am – 1:00pmor3:00pm – 5:00pmIf anyone can come forward to help out and volunteer to collect on this date ….October 4th.(&/or if anyone currently scheduled for 9am -11am (N = 4) or 1pm-3pm (N=4) can switch to an open time.)“Please” Contact me ASAP at:928-237-5667 (Hm.)419- 388-4734 (Cell)I trust you will!Thanks & God Bless,Paul2014 Tootsie Roll Collection Chairman~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~9/2/14Our newest deacon … Deacon Dale Avery was at Mass on Sunday, August 30th. Besides giving an A++ homily, he appears to be a friendly and outgoing person with much to offer our parish and council. Yes, our council since he is a 3rd. Degree Brother Knight!I took the liberty of welcoming him to the parish and inviting him to our next council meeting, (September 8th. / 6:30pm) which he expressed his intent to attend. I also presented him with a Form #100 so that he can transfer his membership to our council.Please take the time to introduce yourself to him and his lovely wife, Sheila, and welcome them into our parish and our council!******************************
*****************Finally, the next 1st. Degree in our area is scheduled for Thursday, September 11th. (6:00pm / Candidates at 5:30pm.) in the basement of Sacred Heart Parish in Prescott. Our council has two candidates who are planning to attend and become members of our council. “If” you know of any men interested in joining our council have them fill out a Form #100 and bring it to our council meeting on the 8th to be read and approved so that they too can take their degree on the 11th.Questions / comments / observations / concerns / etc????? Call me at: 928-237-5663.Your Brother in Christ,PaulPast Grand Knight & 2014 PWID Chairman
Hello Citizen’s Academy Graduates!
Remember all those meals we fed you? It’s time for some payback in the form of volunteerism! J
For the third year in a row, we will be installing a patriotic field of 3,000 flags for the Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona. This is an ALL HANDS ON DECK project and we need as many volunteers as we can get to help setup and take down the field. Here are some important dates over the next two weeks:
- Field Installation – Friday, Sept 5 @ 8am
- Opening Ceremony – Saturday, Sept 6 @ 9am
- 9/11 Remembrance – Thursday, Sept 11 @ 6pm
- Field Take Down – Saturday, Sept 13 @ 8am
It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 95, please come and participate, everyone can play a part! If you’re able to help, you may want to bring sun screen, an umbrella, shorts, sweaters, bug spray, rain slickers, or moisturizer…because you never know what the weather will be like! J But the post office won’t have anything on us…rain, snow, sleet, hail, or gale force winds, this field WILL GO UP! This year we will be adding firefighter boots at the base of each pole for a firefighter that died on 9/11.
If you’ve paid attention to the news in recent weeks, you know that terrorists haven’t given up trying to intimidate us…neither can we forget what happened that day. My oldest daughter took her first steps on 9/11 and she will be turning 14 this year. The rising generation has no memories of that horrible day and this field allows us to share with them in a very personal way the individual lives taken from us.
Please feel free to forward this around and bring a friend with you on the above mentioned dates.
P.S. We’ll be starting our 17th Citizen’s Academy class next week…it’s a big class with a healthy waiting list!
Ryan JudyDeputy Town ManagerTown of Prescott Valley(928) 759-3104 (work)(928) 759-3125 (fax)www.pvaz.net
~~~~~~~~8/27/14Dear Brother Knights,
Sorry to have waited so long to get this information out to you all.
Our Council is having a potluck picnic on the 6th of September 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Fain park. We have rented the large Ramada for this event.
All members of our council are invited to attend with their families.
This is intended as a family gathering for all of us to get to know each other better as a family.
I would ask that any members that know other members who may not get email to contact and invite them to our get together. Also if anyone needs a ride please contact me and we can make arrangements for rides. I will also have a BBQ grill there if anyone wishes to cook something there.
your brother GK John Ravetto
8/27/14Subject: Parade update, Time 8:30 A.M.
Place: Heritage Middle School
1076 north Road 1 westWe will be first off at 9:15 SHARPTheir will be a ride for those who can not do the .7 tenths of a mile
laterFor those who plan on attending.
Fourth Degree: Tux would be nice
All others: A shirt with your Council Name
Color Corp In regalia ( need at least 4)
Brothers of Council 8386, we have been invited to show our support for Chino Valley at the Parade on the 30th. There will be a trailer to ride on for those who cannot walk the mile parade route.Please come out and support Chino Valley and show the community there is a Knights presence here.
Subject: RE: Chino Valley Annual Territorial Parade
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:56:53 -0600
Every thing is right, except the school name. It is DEL RIO Middle School
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:51:42 -0700
Subject: Chino Valley Annual Territorial Parade
To:Worthy Brother Knights,The Annual Chino Valley Territorial Parade will be held on Saturday, August 30th. It begins at 9:00 AM. All Color Corp/Guard members are asked to be present in their Regalia. All other Assembly and Council members are asked to be in either their Tux or Council Shirts. I’ll decide what to wear depending on the weather.We will gather at the Heritage Middle School on 1076 North Rd 1 West Street at 8:15 AM
Leo, Mike, do I have the correct address?Joe
We have scheduled our last 1st degree for the year on 6/12/14 at 6pm. Please have all candidates at Sacred Heart Church Prescott lower level by 5:45pm. I would appreciate if you let me know how many candidates we will have at the present time I am aware of 2 from 1032 and 1 from 11827. The next degree will be held in September.
MAY, 07, 2014 E-Newsletter
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2013-2014 Council Officers:
GK, Paul Barko / DGK, Wayne Theobald / Advocate, Tom Warner
Chancellor, David Hertko / FS, Earl Boggler / Treasurer, Doug Becker
Recorder, Ben Taylor / Warden, Cher Vang / Inside Guard, Don Rowley / Outside Guard, Robert Hughes
2013-2014 Council Trustees:
Gonzalo Garcia / John Ravetto / Keith Bricker
My Brother Knights, Lovely Ladies and Friends of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council #8386,
I am pleased to say that as the 2013 -2014 Fraternal Year draws to a close, we have much to be “Thankful” for and much to be “Proud” of. The Officers and Trustees of your council have worked hard and dedicatedly to accomplish the council activities we set out to accomplish at the start of the year (35 original activities) and have added an additional “14” activities not originally planned. Those new activities included the following projects:
The Hot Shots Benefit Dinner (July, 2013) 1st Youth “Free Throw Competition” in the last 5-6 years (Jan, 2014)
Helping Start “That Man is You” Men’s Group (Sept, 2013 – May, 2014) 1st. ever Computer Classes for parishioners (Jan, 2014)
Held our Council’s 1st ever Soccer Challenge for the Youth in our parish. (Oct, 2013) Parish Valentine Marriage Vow Renewal & Potluck Dinner (Feb, 2014)
Served as Hosts & Greeters at our Parish Open-House (Oct, 2013) 1st. Major Membership Drive & 1st. Degree in our parish in last 5 yrs. (March, 2014)
Conducted a “Holy Family” Statue Raffle (Charity Acct.) (Oct, 2013) 2 teams in the “Bowling for Kids” Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Program (March, 2014)
Financial Support of the parish’s Youth R.E. for children with special needs.1st. ever “Bakeless Bake Sale” in support of seminarians (R.S.V.P.) (Feb -May, 2014)
Christmas Potluck Dinner with Santa Claus (Dec, 2013) “Adopt- A- Road” Clean-up Program in PV – (Glassford Hill Rd.) – (May, 2014)
Be proud to be a Knight of Columbus!
Be proud to be a member of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council!
Be proud that we are an “ACTIVE” council supporting our pastor, our parish, our youth, our families, Pro-Life, and our community!
& invite any/all men in the parish to join us!
(We have met our Supreme Membership Goal and have “2” Candidates for the June, “1st. Degree” in Prescott)
We had an excellent turn-out at our recent “31st. Anniversary and Recognition Dinner this past Saturday (April 26th.) after Mass in Reiser Hall. Thanks to Bro. Ben Taylor, Sr. & John Ravetto the planning was perfect and the food delicious! Thanks to Callie Taylor and Stephanie Vang, the hall was decorated wonderfully and received many compliments from the 51 people in attendance.
Fr. Dan and last year’s “Knight of the Year”, Earl Boggler handed out “17” awards to various members, ladies and friends of our council while Grand Knight Paul Barko delighted the crowd with meaningful words and humorous antidotes about the recipients.
Our 2013 – 2014 Award Recipoients are:
Fr. Dan – Chaplain Appreciation Award Dcn. Bob Palmer – Deacon Chaplain Service Award
John Ravetto – Knight of the Year Helen Barko – Lady of the Year
Tom Warner – Senior Knight of the Year Jerry Koenig – Co-Senior Knight of the Year
Cher Vang – Youth Knight of the Year Ben Taylor Sr. – Co- Youth Knight of the Year
Bill & Nadine Pierce – Family of the Year Larry & Jeri Tweet – Co- Family of the Year
Gonzalo Garcia – Volunteer of the Year Linda Ables – Council Supporter of the Year
Earl Boggler & Doug Becker – Co- “Financial Stewarts” of the Year
Michael Kincaid & John Negron – Co-“New Transfer” Knights of the Year
Fr. Dan / John Ravetto (2014 Knight of the Year) / Earl Boggler GK Barko & Wrangler JacketFr. Dan / Dcn. Bob Palmer / Earl Boggler
Please observe the “NEW COUNCIL BANNER” in the picture below. Due to the “generous” donation of SK and long time member, Brother Jerry Koenig and his lovely wife Carolyn, our council has been able to replaced our old banner, which had become worn with age. My sincerest “THANK YOU” and deepest appreciation to Bro. Jerry & Carolyn!
(New Council Banner – Displayed at “Annual Anniversary / Award Dinner” – April 26th.)
At this time I would like to express my heart-felt “THANK YOU” to all the members who expressed their appreciation to me for my service to the council over the last two years and to all who contributed to the surprise presents of: a wrangler jacket embroidered with my name and the council logo (See above) and a work vest embroidered with my name and years of service in the pocket!
I am touched and humbled by your show of affection and appreciation and wish to say that I have appreciated all of the support I have received from you over the last two years, especially from our current Officers and Trustees, and take great pride in being a member of Mary, Queen of the Knights Council!
I also want to express my gratitude to Fr. Dan for his support, encouragement and participation in our council activities that he has shown over the past several years. His spiritual guidance and direction have meant a lot to me and to our council! God Bless him and always remember him in your prayers!
Finally, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to our Worthy Deacon and Council’s Spiritual Advisor, Dcn. Bob Palmer! Since becoming a member in June of last year (2013) Dcn Bob has attended every council meeting offering positive words of support, encouragement and spiritual guidance, and has officiated at several prayer services, including our recent “Day of the Unborn” Rosary & Prayer Service in the Healing Garden. He has been a “friend” and huge supporter of the council and me and I credit much of our success this past year to his prayers and involved support. God Bless him and always remember him in your prayers too!
** The Annual “Mother’s Day Rose Sale” — Sunday, May 11th after all Masses. Chairman is Tom Warner, who could use volunteers with the sale, at: 928-227-1282.
** 1st. “Adopt-A-Road” Clean-up Project — Saturday, May 17th (8:00am) Glassford Hill Rd. at Iron King Mountain Trailhead. Cher Vang, Chairman at: 414-208-9826.
** Annual “Parish Picnic” — Saturday & Sunday June 7th & 8th. John Ravetto will be coordinating/chairing the cooking and could use volunteers at: 928-899-2705.
- Thursday, May 1st. – Officer’s Trustees’ Meeting / 6:30pm in Classroom F/G.
- Monday, May 12th. – Next Council Meeting. / Rosary at 6:30pm in Reiser Hall with meeting to follow!
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 two months of the fraternal year!
Paul Barko, GK
- March 9th. – District-wide 1st. Degree ( 2:00pm in Reiser Hall) — We currently have “6” signed Form #100’s & are holding two more as “possibles”.
- March 10th – “Ladies’ Night Out Dinner” (6:30pm in Reiser Hall) to recognize the contributions of the Ladies within our council ….. & a brief Council mtg. in classroom #D.
- March 15th. – Annual St. Patrick’s Day “JIGS DINNER” (after 4:30pm Mass in Reiser Hall) — hosted by our council & cooked by Bro. John Ravetto.
- March 16th. – Corporate Communion (10:00am Mass / reserved seating up front / wear your council shirts.) … followed by our Monthly Parish-wide Breakfast in Reiser Hall
- March 24th. – “Day of the Unborn” Rosary and Prayer Service (6:30pm in the Healing Garden adjacent to the church. Dcn. Bob Palmer will be officiating with the 4th Degree in regalia.)
- Our 1st. Degree will be held on Sunday, March 9th. (2:00pm in Reiser Hall). Please come and welcome our candidates & soon to be new members:
- The “Ladies Night Out Appreciation Dinner” for all spouses, daughters and lady friends of the council (March 10th.)
- Our Annual “St. Patrick’s Day Jig’s Dinner” on Saturday, March 15th. (Advance ticket sales will be after Masses the weekend of March 8th-9th.)
- Our “Corporate Communion” on Sunday, March 16th. at the 10:00am Mass.
- Our 2nd. Annual “Day of the Unborn” Rosary & Memorial Service on March 24th in the Healing Garden (6:30pm.) – Come and support our council’s Pro-Lifeefforts!
Did you know these gestation facts that at:
- 18-21 days – the foundation of the baby’s brain, spinal cord & nervous system are laid.
- 21 days – there is the beginnings of a heart beat.
- 28-32 days – there is the initial appearance of: arms, legs, a mouth and facial features.
- 44 days – facial muscles develop, internal organs begin to appear and 99% of the muscles are developing.
- 49 days – spontaneous movement begins.
- 56 days – every organ is present; the heart is beating regularly, the liver is making blood and the kidneys are functioning. Of the 4,500 structures in the human body, 4,000 are now present.
- 84 days (12 weeks) – the baby is able to swallow and responds to skin stimulation.
How can anyone in their right mind deny that this is achild? A child that needs to be nurtured and protected, NOT ABORTED! Join us on March 24th!
- Our Worthy DD, Steve Byers held his District #19 Meeting in January and announced the following important information for distribution to our council:
- He will be leaving office as our DD in June, 2014 and is actively looking for candidates to replace him. Anyone interested in being considered for the position as District Deputy should contact DD Byers ASAP at: 928-273-0878 or talk with him at our council meeting this Monday. (Feb.10th.) We will miss DD Byers and his helpful, supportive involvement with our council during his term as District Deputy! We wish him well and look forward to a similar working relationship with his replacement!
- We have a New Insurance Agent assigned to our council. His name isCharlie Liko and he can be reached at: 480-216-9951.(Consider a meeting with this new agent to review opportunities with the Order’s Life, Disability, Long Term Care and Retirement Annuity options!
- This year’s State Convention is being held in Tucson the weekend of May 16 -17th. We will be selecting our delegates at the March Council Meeting so if you are interested in being a delegate, or nominating someone else to be a delegate, attend the February council meeting for details.
- October, 2013 = Council’s 1st. ever “Soccer Challenge“
- October, 2013 = “Our Annual Columbus Day Dinner”
- October, 2013 = “The Parish Open-House Program” (Served as greeters, docents, and car parkers for our parish open-house per Fr. Dan and the Parish Council’s request.)
- October, 2013 = “Ladies’ Night Out Dinner” (A quarterly recognition of the valuable support we receive from our wives and ladies.)
- November, 2013 = Financial support of the Youth R.E. Program and the purchasing of materials for kids with special needs.
- November, 2013 = Participation in, and support of, the Youth R. E. “Trunk or Treat” Program on All Saints Day.
- November, 2013 = Our council’s “Annual Memorial Mass” for deceased members and their families.
- December, 2013 = Our council’s annual“Free Christmas Dinner” for widows and those alone or in need during Christmas.
- December, 2013 = Our Council’s “Corporate Communion” Mass.
- December, 2013 = “Our council’s annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” car magnet sales to promote the massage of Christ as: “The reason for the Season”.
- December, 2013 = Our council’s 1st. “Christmas Potluck Dinner” for members and families.
- January, 2014 = “Student of the Month” Program endorsement / financial support for Sacred Heart School
- January, 2014 = “Council Free Throw” Competition (1st one in over 8 years)
- January, 2014 = Our council’s 1st ever sponsored “Computer Training Classes” to help parishioners (especially older ones) develop computer skills and access the Internet.
- January, 2014 = “Year of Faith” Award Presentation (An award our council received from Supreme and presented to our Chaplain, Fr. Dan at the 8:00am Mass along with a 4th. Degree Honor Guard, in gratitude for his spiritual guidance and support to our council over his years as our chaplain.)
- January, 2014 = “Kick-off” of 1st. ever Valentine “Marriage vow Renewal / Potluck Dinner” at St. Germaine Parish. (Announcement before Masses and post-Mass registration.)