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9/13/17 Wednesday, 7:00 PM Installation of Officers (MGMR)
See the Events page for more detailed event information & the current list of events for 2016 & 2017.
Grand Knight's Message
I am sorry for being a little behind with my schedule. It has been a long summer dealing with family medical situations. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for me and my family during this time. This update is for September 2017 of the new fraternal year. Just want to remind everyone that our Council converts to a regular two-meetings per month schedule beginning in September (2nd and 4th Wednesdays).
To that end, the Home Association is offering 10 tickets for an event October 2, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:00 PM on a first come -- first serve basis via email back to Bob Hale, email@example.com
Tickets are $75 each. Event is help at Hampton Inn in Easton, and benefits ProJect Easton which is on Council's donation list every year. They have indicated that we should avail our membership to enjoy this fund raiser as they get 100% from sale of the ticket. Donations from area business provides the food and goodies. There will be lite fare, many cookie and chocolate desserts, silent auctions, and 50/50 tickets for sale.
New & Advancing Members
When we learn more on the next Knighthood (3rd) Degree we will inform all eligible candidates.
FYI, our focus should be on our recruitment efforts. Please RECRUIT---RECRUIT---RECRUIT every month.
2). The Fifth Sunday Rosary Program will be conducted as follows --- Sunday 7/30/17 was at St Anthony's Church at 10:00 AM before their 10:30 Mass; Sunday 10/29/17 at OLOM Parish at 2:00 PM.
Mike Hunsicker is coordinating this program so he will let us know about having the rosary said on Sunday 12/31/17 at St Jane's Church.
3). Initiate having a designated "Mass with the Catholic Daughters of America" to celebrate and pray for each organizations' success to their principles of charity, unity, and fraternity.
4). Our Council does not participate in the COAL (Chance-of-a Lifetime) Program because of the timing and limited return to the Council. However, by not participating we are excluding any children of Knights in our Council from being eligible to be participants in the PA Knight's Scholarship Program. This needs to be discussed and hopefully a Brother Knight, especially one with college age or younger children, will step forward to Chair and coordinate this effort. A minimum of 50-COAL books must be sold by Council in order for eligibility to participate. Many of us will support this program if a newer member will chair this committee.
5) The "Football Sweeps Program" has begun. Jerry Krenik has coordinated this effort in past years. Jerry will be able to hand-off this committee chairmanship to Joe Cignarella who has accepted the responsibility to coordinate the distribution and collection of these tickets.
We have historically been selling around 200 tickets and made about $1,200 for Council. If we can sell all 300 tickets we will obviously make more money for Council by increasing our returns by an additional $600-$800.
To date we have distributed 160 tickets. We are asking all members to sell two (2) tickets so please contact me at 484-821-7325 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
6). Palmer Days was held Thursday 8/17/17 through Sunday 8/20/17. A final accounting has not been complete. Again this year the weather was a factor in keeping attendance low. The Council T-shirts and hats presented a good appearance at Palmer Days.
I personally would like to thank everyone who stepped up in my absence to work the event and assist with the tear-down and storing of our equipment and supplies.
7). The Knight of the Year Dinner will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017. In an effort to increase participation and recognize members and spend Council's money more prudently, this year I am proposing to this committee to invite the 10 oldest members in our Council (along with one guest) to be our special guest at this event to honor our new Knight of the Year. I have sent a list to Bill Bogari to confirm the members I have identified.
Good of the Order
Look forward to seeing many of you at our September meetings on 9/13 & 9/27/17. Vivat Jesus!
Jim Di Paolo, Grand Knight #345
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