Oct. 2019 Meeting Minutes

Knights of Columbus
Bishop Glennon P. Flavin Council #11737
Meeting Minutes
October 21, 2019
Call to order – Senior Guard see to the door - All knights present are at least members in the 1st degree
Prayer- Was delivered by Msgr. Huber
Role call – Conducted by Lewis Kavan.
Officers:  Msgr. Mark Huber, Greg Shinaut, William Jeffery, Jody                 Kraenzel, Lew Kavan, Gary Gandara, Dennis Carmichael, Luis Villamonte, Wayne Ringer
Non-Officer members: Mike Clements, Kevin Creevan, Ralph Fehringer, John Hetcko, Doug Rienks, Timothy Steward
Chaplain report- Msgr Huber update on the new organ.  Gave an explanation on mission Sunday by Pope Francis.  Gave request for additional people to do a holy hour
Secretary’s report – approved as sent out
Grand Knight report-

  • Parish Dinner / Family Fun Fair was a success.

Financial Secretary’s report – Jody K reports that the last payment to the Neumann center.  Gave pledge to Spirit Catholic radio.  Report on tootsie roll bill and vocations. 
Treasurer’s report- Tim A.
Faith Director/Scholarships – Don U  reports that there were 9 scholarships given out.  A thank you note sent by one of the recipients was read.

  • Building and Maintenance – Kevin C replaced broken sprinkler line.  Snow removal season coming up.  Found the source of the mold in the narthex.  Discussed possible fixes.  Discussed problem with glass doors on the north side of narthex.

Vocations Director – Gary G.

  • Vocations week 11/3 to 11/9
  • 4th degree proceedings coming up for anyone interested
  • 1st to 3rd degree coming up to anyone interested
  • Ladies Appreciation day will be on 11/10 at Saint Patrick’s. 

Community/Youth Director – Todd H.

  • Habitat for Humanity update – Given by Greg Shinaut.
  • Faith and Family Day  at the Lincoln Stars hockey game on December 1st.
  • Keep Christ in Christmas cards were purchased
  • Coats for Kids function was discussed

Life Director – Wayne Ringer reported on life chained.
Health Service – Mike C.

  • Tootsie Roll drive was successful
  • Highway Clean up event coming up

Family Director – Andy V.

  • Food Net – John H. reports on financials and donators to the food net

Membership – Greg S.

  • Quota is 7 new members, getting committee together to discuss how.
  • Master degree date 11/16/2019, First degree date – 1/18/2020

Retention – William J.  nothing to report
Public Relations – Doug R.  N/A
Unfinished Business-

  • “Share the Love” letter from Audrey Borytsky  was read
  • Organ update – Msgr Huber gave report on cost and ways for asking for donations to help replenish church funds.
  • Vocations Awareness Day – September 29th – “Pray for Our Priests” auto magnets was discussed, leave for next month.  Approved $200 donation
  • Our Lady of Persecuted Christians – brochure & prayer card passed around for donations.
  • We Teach Think – Angela Copenhaver - Human from day one, discussed ways to support her.
  • Catholic Social Services clothing project –

Collect clothing based on weight was discussed

  • Sherwood Home assistance requested, discussion on what fixes needed to be done
  • Schoenstatt Garage/Bath Project discussed on what needs to be done to accomplish this

New Business-

  • Annual Holiday meeting – December 3rd is set up with the legion
  • Suggestion to give picture books to first communion, confirmation etc.
  • Approved to give $500.00 to Blessed Sacrament St. Vincent DePaul society

District Deputy – Larry K. gave report on district activities and discussed ways
to grow our council
Insurance Agent Report- Ian Johnstone is our new agent. 
His phone number for knights that want to contact him is 402-676-3506.      Plans to visit each one of the members.
Good for the Order - Lou V.  reading book on St. Michael the Archangel, and will    give report on next month.