KofC Council 11234 – August 14, 2014 Minutes
Ø Pre-meeting 1st degree exemplification from 7 – 7:45pm.
Ø Meeting called to order at 8pm by Ed Gary, GK
Ø Opening prayer led by Fr. Duggan, Chaplain
Ø Roll Call: Chaplain: P; Grand Knight, P; Deputy Grand Knight, P; Chancellor, P; Recorder, P; Financial Secretary, P; Treasurer, P; Advocate, P; Lecturer, P; Warden, P; Inside Guard, P; Outside Guard, P; Trustee (3rd), P; Trustee (2nd), E; Trustee (1st), P
Ø Chaplain’s Report: Fr. Duggan gave a little talk about the Feast of Assumption.
o Mary was assumed into heaven because she was sinless, but for us, we have to wait until the second coming of Christ.
o Clergy, bishops and Pope Pius XII declared the dogma in November 1, 1950.
o The Feast of Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation celebrated on August 15th.
Ø Previous month’s minutes was read by the recorder. A motion to accept the minutes as read was seconded and carried.
Ø Grand Knight’s Report:
o Welcomed dignitaries who were present (Tom Smith, RDD; Joseph Smith, DD; Tim Kilpatrick, Field Agent) and new brothers.
o No new update on Richard Wickwar, but please keep the gas cards donations coming.
o We received awards at the annual organization meeting held at High Point:
§ Church, 5th place
§ Council, 1st place
§ Culture of Life, 1st place
o Grand Knight Gary presented an award to Past Grand Knight Stein in appreciation to his successful service as our Grand Knight for the last 2 years.
Ø Treasurer Report:
o Approximately $20K in the bank
o $16K to be dispersed
o $4K ready cash
Ø Financial Secretary Report:
o We currently have 212 members.
Ø Chancellor Report:
o Our Q3 donations to 4 seminarians were sent out.
o We gave Edison, a seminarian who spent the summer at St. Catherine, a goodbye gift as token of appreciation.
Ø Service Program Report:
o Matt Stein, Membership Committee Director
§ 124% of Insurance Quota. We are at Star Membership after tonight.
§ Talked about the Shield Award. He encouraged the new Knights to pursue the award. In order to qualify for the award new Knights must accomplish the following during the first year of membership:
· Be involved in at least 3 council service programs.
· Attend at least 3 council business meetings.
· Receive their Second and Third degrees.
· Meet with their council’s insurance representative.
· Recruit at least one new member.
§ Third Degree Exemplifications
· 9/13/2014 – Lumberton 7227 – Gouldie
· 10/4/2014 – Concord 7450 – Everton
· 10/11/2014 – Wilmington 1074 – Lewis
o Joe Webb, Public Relations Director
§ The parish bulletin insert will come soon for the August 29th blood drive.
o Earnest Eason, Church Director
§ We are in need of ushers, adorers, and all ministries for the Sunday 5:30pm mass.
§ The TRUTH men’s group will start soon to study the book of Matthew. It will be similar to the Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins. Members of TRUTH still meet every Saturday morning at 7am throughout the summer months going over the mass readings for the weekend. Please come join us for lively discussions.
o Anthony Nacional, Community Directory
§ There were 7 Knights who helped out both the Brown Bag and Operation Harvest Ministries in July. Both ministries were grateful for the help.
§ If you have not participated in Brown Bag or Operation Harvest, please come join us, bring the whole family, and spend 1 or 2 hours for the poor. If that doesn’t work, try 30 minutes or even 15 minutes. You’ll feel right helping the poor after all Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
§ The founder of Brown Bag Ministry (Patricia Hartley) is no longer able to coordinate the efforts alone. She has gone back to work full-time and has taken over new responsibilities with the Galilee House Ministry. Trish Petry has graciously volunteered to coordinate the efforts, but Brown Bag needs help with volunteers and would like the Knights to commit two Saturdays every month if possible. A motion to helping BB twice a month was seconded and carried.
§ To learn more about the Brown Bag Ministry, please visit: http://www.brownbagministry.org/
o Tony Morano, Operation LAMB and Blood Drive
§ The next blood drive will be August 29th from 2:30 – 7:30pm. Our goal last time was 81 pints and got 75 pints of blood donated to the Red Cross.
§ Operation LAMB tootsie-roll drive will be held on 3 weekends. They will all be held in front of Wal-Mart in Wake Forest. We need volunteers to hand out tootsie-rolls so lookout for online sign up time slots or see Tony if interested.
· September 20 and 21
· October 18 and 19
· November 15 and 16
o Andy Kotynski, Adopt a Highway Director
§ Since moving from Falls of Neuse to Main St, the road we’ve been assigned to cleanup has been fairly clean. No need to come out and cleanup at this time.
Ø Old Business:
o The Wake Weekly interview about the golf tournament still has not been published.
Ø New Business:
o Youth Group Ministry welcome BBQ will be held on September 7th, 6:30 – 8pm. Come help cook burgers and hot dogs.
o Jonathon Baggett talked about the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) program.
§ It was founded in 1998. FOCUS sends teams of missionaries (2 men and 2 women) to college campuses, where they meet random students and invite them into growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith.
§ Since its inception, 495 students have entered missionaries and religious life through the program.
§ Jonathon thanks the Knights for their support and prayers. In order for him to continue his ministry with FOCUS, he needs to raise funds and if you can help, please visit http://www.focus.org/goto/jonathonbaggett
o The Galilee House needs its lawn cut. Currently, there’s a father and son who mows the lawn once a month. The lawn needs to be cut at least twice a month. If you can help, please let Grand Knight Gary know or any of your council officers.
o Matt Stein talked about a new K of C Assembly being formed at St. Catherine.
§ If you are a 4th degree Knight and want to move your membership to the new Assembly, please see Matt and fill out a transfer form.
§ If you are a 3rd degree Knight, who will be taking your 4th degree in November and would like to join the new Assembly, please also see Matt and let him know of your interest.
Ø Joe Smith, DD
o Congratulated the new Knights for joining our order.
o Congratulated the council for the awards we received at the organization meeting in High Point.
o Announced that PGK Matt Stein is now a District Warden.
Ø Tom Smith, RDD
o Congratulated the new Knights
o He said that our council #11234 is one of the best in the state; keep up the good work!
Ø Tim Kilpatrick, Field Agent
o He stopped by to say hi and to let us know that they are still looking for a field agent for our council to replace Mike Burkitt who has become the general Agent for the state of West Virginia. In the meantime, please contact Tim if you have any insurance questions at (919) 847-3799.
Ø 4th Degree:
o 2014 Exemplification is November 15th @ Durham Sheraton.
o 4th degree Bishop McGuinness Assembly meeting is on 3rd Sunday 2-3 happy hour, 3-4 meeting.
Ø For the Good of the Order:
o Mike Gautier, Lecturer, read the prayer intentions of brother Knights in attendance.
o Bob Gray, 3rd degree Knight, was in attendance for the first time since he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had gone through surgery removing about 100 bladder stones. He thanked the council for all the prayers.
o Membership raffle winner – Kevin Kaufman (not present). Next month’s amount $200
o 50/50 Raffle Winner – Bob Gray
Ø Meeting called to close at 9:25pm with closing prayer led by Fr. Duggan; meeting was adjourned.