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Grand Knight's August MessageDear Brothers:
July 4th has come and gone, but is always good to take a moment to thank God for all the blessings of the country and this life.
I was recently at a conference and I heard the following story:
There was this girl in a foreign country walking on her way to Mass. She was stopped by a guard who asked her where she was going. She knew if she told him she was going to Mass it would mean death to her and her friends. my brother has died she replied and I am going to the reading of his will
On her return home the same guard was on his watch asked How did it go?
She replied He left it all to me!
Well surely, Jesus has left it all to us and truly we are blessed to praise and worship him openly in this country!
Let us continue to do so with grateful hearts!
Vivat Jesus, Thorn Schoch GK
P.S. Weve got some big events in August, please do what you can to support BRASS August 9th and the Golf Outing August 23rd!
You can live to be 100 if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be 100. - Woody Allen
UPCOMING EVENTS08/09 BRASS - 6 am OLOL Social Hall08/17 4th Deg Assembly - 5:00 pm08/17 Council Mtg - Dinner 5:15 pm, Mtg 6:00 pm08/23 Annual Golf Tournament11/22 Tootsie Roll MR Fdn Drive
Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?
Fraternus Fund Raising DinnerKnights Help Needed
Fraternus OLOL chapter will be holding their annual fund raising dinner on Monday, August 18th in the OLOL social hall. This is their only fund raiser of the year.
We need about 12 brother Knights to help with bar tending (serving beer and wine), set up/take down and assisting the Fraternus boys that will be serving the meals. We will need help from about 4:30 to 9:00PM. A sign up sheet will be available at the August council meeting or contact DGK Mark Gierla at: email@example.com or 975-4077.
There are some seats left so if you are interested in attending the dinner and making a contribution to support Fraternus, please contact Mark Gierla or Tom Wynne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With high-definition TV everything looks bigger and wider. Kind of like going to your 25th high school reunion.
Those who get too big for their pants will be exposed in the end.
Knights Help with ParkingA small group of Knights helped direct traffic for the Concert on the Hill on Aug 25 at OLOL. Those who helped are Tom Cirone, Jim Cunningham, Dick Emery, and Jason Hussey. Also helping was a non-Knight parishioner and a future RCIA candidate.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln
Fraternal Benefits NewsWhat You Should Know About Mortgage
InsuranceDid you purchase a new house recently? Congratulations! On a more sobering note, this is one of the biggest purchases youll ever make and probably came with a sizable mortgage. Theres no question that such a large obligation should be factored into your life insurance planning. The real question is which type of policy would best meet your needs.
Mortgage insurance is actually a form of decreasing-term insurance. The face amount decreases as your principal balance decreases. If you die, the balance of your mortgage will be paid off.
You can also purchase individual term life insurance with a decreasing benefit, and the K of C offers this type of policy. Your beneficiaries could choose not to pay off the mortgage balance, and instead use the death benefit for some other purpose (education, retirement savings, etc.)
Never rule out permanent life insurance for mortgage protection. The fact is, many people move frequently during their adult years, often to more expensive housing. Owing a mortgage becomes a permanent obligation that doesnt diminish - and, in fact, may increase. A permanent policy would be a wise buy in such a situation.
Buying a house is a hectic time. I can help make it a little bit less stressful by outlining your mortgage insurance options for you.
Contact me anytime by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 615-260-8589. I want to hear from you.
Vivat Jesus! Jason Allman
Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.
BRASSThis year will be the 26th year of BRASS. It has been a great fundraiser for the KofC since we took it over 16 years ago. This year BRASS (Bike Ride Across Scenic Sumner) is on Aug 9. Riders will leave from OLOL and there will be 3 different routes - a 25 Km, 50 Km, and 100 Km. First ride time is 7:30 am with others at 5 min intervals.
You can register on line at www.active.com or pick up a registration form at Bikers Choice. Also, Larry Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org, 824-4457) can e-mail you a form. Registration fee $30 for early, $40 for day of.
Volunteers should be at the church at 6 am.
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Highlights from the July MeetingThere were 67 Knights in attendance.Meeting opened with prayer led by acting GK Fran of the 1st degree
teamFirst Degree Ceremony with 3 new members to the Council: Andrew
Royer, Darren Mexic, and Gerry GibbensGeneral Council Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by GK Thorn
Schoch.Deputy GK Mark Gierla presented the award for Knight of the Month
for June to Dick Emery and announced Kenny and Diana Janson (not present) as Family of the month.
Reading of previous meeting minutes was deferred.A new transfer, Dave Ohlwein, was introduced and the three new
Knights introduced themselves and gave a brief biography.Communications: GK read a letter from the Haiti Committee
thanking the Knights for their support and a thank you letter from Reese Klingenberg A letter regarding Fr Erics 25th Anniversary was read.
Treasurers Report: Dale Miller - current balance $14,655Financial Secretary Report: New name tags were handed out.Committees: GK Thorn talked about getting leads for the following
committees and asked for volunteers: Family, Council and Community
Dick Emery talked about the Live Concert on the Hill to be held on 7/25 and asked for volunteers to help with parking and set up.
GK Thorn announced the Knight of the Year: Chris Hentges and Family of the Year: Mark and Christine Gierla.
Unfinished Business:The Dan Kula Tree has been purchased by Kenny J, but will be withheld until the Fallen Knights' ceremony on Oct 12th.Wives Appreciation Dinner held in June was a success, and Council was presented with the new Charter as the Monsignor William S. Bevington Council. The charter was on display in the meeting room.Ice Cream Social was a success, and all that helped out were thanked. There were 233 tickets sold before the event, and 75 sold at the door (308 total). The Hendersonville fireworks were viewed by those who stayed. profit for the MR Foundation was $703.BRASS.: Larry Phillips reported that this year's event will be on August 9th. There will be 3 courses (25k, 60k and 100k) that will leave from OLOL at 7:30 am. Larry asked for volunteers to help with registration starting at 6:00 am and for manning the stations along the routes. On 8/2, help will be needed painting the direction signs on the routes. This should take 3 or 4 hours.Golf Outing: Paul Dana said that all is on or ahead of schedule. Doc Bollig reminded everyone that sleeves of balls for prizes were available for purchase for the tournament in the meeting room.Matthew Kelly Event: Tom Mikulski said they were expecting over 1000 people to attend, and that he has 100 tickets available for purchase. See Tom for tickets. The event is on Sept. 20th.Dale Miller reported that the smoker and trailer work has been completed and delivered to the Council.Butt Sale: Glenn Word reported it was a success as usual and that after expenses, the Council netted $2327.Web site Status: Al Bleich reported that it is up and running and to contact him if anyone has suggestions or problems. The web site address is: kofc-9132.org
New Business:Mark Gierla reported on the upcoming Fraternus dinner to be held
8/18. He asked for about 12 Knights to help out with setup and kitchen work and manning the adult beverage stations.
Crisis Pregnancy Center dinner to be held on 9/25. Tom Mikulski made a motion for $500 to sponsor a table. Passed.
Fellow Knight Juan Ramirez passed away last Saturday. The family
is not in good financial shape and is unable to afford funeral costs. Doug Blake made a motion that the council give the family $500 to help offset the costs. GK Thorn also mentioned that he could use GK discretion and put in $100. There was discussion that Council policy has been to not provide assist to individual knights and that the parish was helping. Doug Blake reiterated his motion. It was 2nded, but failed to pass. The hat was passed, and the members of the council raised $828 to help out.
GK Thorn mentioned that the installation of new officers will be held next month.
Dick Emery talked about the Focus Ministry and the good work that Kayla Yelle has been doing as a missionary at Georgia Tech (now moving to Northern Florida University). Mike Rector made a motion for $500 to support Kayla in her work. Motion passed.
Seminarian and fellow Knight Emmanuel Dirichukwu from Nigeria spoke to the council thanking the Knights for their brotherhood and suppor