January 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202

Grand Knight
Dale Hofer 938-3253
Deputy Grand Knight
Bernie Lutes 545-9564
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby 542-9579
David Cleveland 938-5020
Bert Niehaus 549-7437
Ben Loewen 542-4342
Clair Methot 542-2051
Myles Bukowsky 550-5795
Trustee 1 year
Juan Ferrigno 545-2065
Trustee 2 year
Jack McLaughlin 260-1933
Trustee 3 year
Ron Gatzke 547-6022
Inside Guard
Anton Schnieder 549-1789
Outside Guard
Ben Allen 550-6111
Joe Bukowsky 545-8110
Fr. Andrij Wasylinko 549-1327

Field Agent
Blaine Anhel 1-250.804.8787

Calendar of Events

Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
General Meeting - 4th Tuesday of the Month, 7pm

Next General Meeting - February 23rd - OLOV

Family Photo Entry Deadline - February 14th

Valentine's Dinner/Dance - February 12th - Schubert

4th Degree - March 20th - Kelowna

Mass for the Unborn - March 25th - St. James 7pm

Major Degree - April 10/Kelowna, May 15/Kamloops

Ladies Appreciation Night - May 14th - Parish Center

Program Director Bernie Lutes 250-545-9564
Church Director Jack McLaughlin 250-260-1933
Community Director David Sorokovsky 250-545-3352
Council Director Bert Niehaus 250-549-7437
Family Director Maurice Bouchard 250-549-2310
Youth Director Richard Landry 778-475-0818
Membership Director Steve Malerby 250-542-9579
Recruitment Jack McLaughlin 250-260-1933
Recruitment Dale Hofer 250-938-3253
Health Director Larry Drescher 250-545-0081
BBQ Director Myles Bukowsky 250-550-5795
Bingo Director Gerry Goudge 250-545-8986

Website is www.kofc12202.ca



Grand Knight's Report

Grand Knight Message from the January 26th, 2010 Meeting


Welcome back. I trust everyone had a very Merry Christmas and your Year is what you were hoping for so far. As we haven’t had a general meeting for two months, I’ll make this quick. First of all we had a very successful 1st degree on December 15th with 6 new candidates added to our little family. Congratulations to Blaise MacNeil, Brandt Robbenhaar, Paul Allen, Carlos Ferrigno, Gerry Glasser, and Justin Loewen. There are 2 major degrees coming to our area in this spring, so any 1st degree members, please mark one of these dates on your calendar; April 10th in Kelowna, and May 15th in Kamloops. Hopefully these six candidates and any others will take advantage of the proximity of this degree. Two Sundays ago we were presented with our Double Star award. As our District Deputy stated, this is only presented to the top 3% of the councils in the Knights of Columbus. You should all be very proud of it as you are all a part of it. Thank you all for your efforts in making this happen.

Now to get serious. As most of you know, Brother Bernie is heavily involved in Scouts Canada, and he feels he can’t contribute as he’d like to, presently as Deputy GK and eventually Grand Knight. At this point we are in desperate need of a new DGK. Some one that could take the reigns as GK early as July or as late as a year from July. My term is technically up at the end of June, but can be extended for another year if necessary. I have asked many of you to come forward to take on the position. You either said that you just weren’t ready, had no time or weren’t a public speaker to be a GK. Let me tell you where I was at. I got my first degree in May 2005, Third degree October 2005, and DGK July 2006; a little over a year from joining to DGK. I had zero time as well, wasn’t ready, but was honoured to be asked. As for public speaking, you don’t have to. Just delegate that part to your DGK or any other executive member. I wasn’t ready either but took on the challenge. We have grown substantially over the last couple years and that even makes the job easier as most whom have joined are asking to help out. I will spend as much time as you need to get up to speed. Over the last couple years, all reports (and there aren’t many) have been moved to computer with templates to follow, so the hard part is done. My preference is that someone take over asap as DGK with the intent to be GK in July. Worst case, GK a year from July. Brothers this is an incredibly rewarding role. One you won’t forget and one that you’ll want to do again. Please give this some thought and prayer, and thank you for your consideration.

Thank you for attending this evening. Thank you for your time. Until next month, live, laugh and be happy, all while doing God’s work.

District Deputies Report:

District Deputies Report:
I bring you greetings from Supreme and from our State Deputy, Michael Yeo. Brother Knights we are entering into the time of Lent next month. Lent is a time of prayer, fast and abstinence in which we try to focus on our relationship with our Lord and Savior. Put the trivial “ways of the world” aside for a bit and try to secure your eternal future by renewing your commitment to Him. He amassed no worldly fortune and did not hoard what he received, but gladly shared his last morsel. He gave everything He had including His life on the Cross so that we would have an example to pattern our lives after. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him may not die, but may have eternal life.

Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Valentine's Dinner/Dance &

Silent Auction

Friday February 12th

Schubert Center

If you haven'g got your tickets yet, please get them quickly. We typcially sell out for these kind of events. Tickets are $25. Doors are open at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm and dance to follow by the very popular couple, "The Kings". Brothers, this will be one of our largest fundraisers of the year. Please attend. Tickets are sold after every mass at OLOV. They can also be purchased at the school, the rectory, and De Vine Vintners. Still can't get them, then call either:

Steve @ 542-9579 or

Dale @938-3253


Chaplain's Report

Dear Brother Knights,

Glory be to Jesus  Christ!                         January, 26th, 2010

Dear Brother Knights, I hope all of you had healthy, joyful and peaceful Christmas celebrations. As the greatest gift of this season which all of us have received is the child Jesus, on behalf of my family, I would like to express our gratitude for your generous Christmas gift to us. Since our last meeting we also entered the New Year 2010, and some of you may have made very worthy New Year’s resolutions to improve your personal physical and spiritual well being and are still hopefully keeping them. May God bless your efforts.

Dear friends, spiritually and liturgically in our Churches the Christmas & Theophany seasons with their message of God’s Incarnation have ended, and now we begin a season, which presents to us the Gospel of pardon and salvation. In a few weeks we will start the 40 day fast, which following scriptural tradition, will be our special test of putting one’s full trust in God. As we enter this special time, let us ponder upon our personal relationship with God, which is the essence of our journey here on earth. We need to remember that one cannot really know a person unless one is willing to spend sufficient time with him. Unfortunately our value system has became so confused that we are easily willing to spend 10 or 20 years learning a vocation or profession and not five minutes a day to know God. So many people will go through life acquainted with almost everything except God. The result of this is described by Frank Sheed, one of the greatest Catholic apologists on the 20th century, who wrote: “Not knowing God he (modern man) does not know what he is;  equally he does not know what he is here for, where he is supposed to be going, how to get there. He is on a journey, but does not know his destination, has neither map of the road, nor the rules of the road. Lacking this indispensible knowledge, men occupy themselves with other matters, beer, or women or rare stamps or science. One man, for instance, is a great authority on butterflies. Upon his subject he will talk endlessly and with an admirable enthusiasm. But interrupt his discourse on butterflies to ask him what he knows about himself and where he is suppose to be going and how: he will answer that these are religious questions, and that he has no time for them, being so deeply engaged with his butterflies. The thing is farcical, but terrifying. One can make no sense of a man who gives so much attention to butterflies that he has none left for his own meaning.”

Dear brothers, at the beginning of this New Year and approaching the time of Lent, let us make an extra effort to have the proper amount of time in order to know God better, to have a personal relationship with Him. As one saint has said, anyone can study and talk about God, but not everyone knows God. Let us become more acquainted with our Savior through prayer, fasting, works of charity, reading Scriptures and participating in the liturgical life of the Church. For us Knights there is one more very special source where we should look for strengthening our relationship with God – the Magazine Columbia. Again I encourage all of you to read it, especially the last issue which dealt with abortion and the many ways the Knights of Columbus support the culture of life. I would like to end with a quote from one of the articles, called “Saving lives through love”, which presents how important the most simple work is, for example helping to renovate a house for a community and making a difference in the lives of women who struggle with the tragic and painful reality of abortion. The author of the article, besides mentioning the countless acts of charity, in the following way presented the difference the Knights made: “The Knights’ presence is an affirmation for the women that there are men who support their decision to choose life for their babies. Likewise, the author said that, while the moms’ interaction with the Knights is usually brief, the fact that there are men who treat them with dignity in language and action makes a difference.” As you probably remember, in two days time, on January 28th we will mark the 22nd anniversary of that tragic day in the history of our country – the legalization of abortion by the Supreme Court of Canada. Let us all keep our country and the unborn in our prayers. God bless you all.

Get your cameras out!

Brother Gerry Zanussi and his wife Eve are collecting family photos and the winner will receive a fmaily pass to Tubetown. Tubetown, not your thing, then give it to your grand kids. There will be a second and third prize as well. Please email your photos to [email protected] . The deadline for entries is February 14th. The pictures will be judged on creativity, imagination, quality, etc.

February 12th Valentine's Dance

Our council is happy to announce our first ever Valentine's Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction at the Schubert Center. Building on the success of our St. Patrick's Day celebration, this should be better than ever. We are planning a first class GALA event for you and your Valentine. This evening will include a first class dinner, a silent auction similar to St. Pat's, and then dancing into the night to the music of the Kings. Tickets will be $25 and will be available at OLOV after the 10:30 masses.

Belated January Birthdays

Vince Edwards January 22nd. Frank Firth January 23rd
Gord Higginson January 16th Ben Loewen January 24th
Nathan Loewen January 3rd John Piovesan January 21st
Anton Schnieder January 19th    

February Birthdays

Peter Dyck February 8th Mike Lawless February 3rd
John MacNeil Feburary 15th Steve Malerby Febuary 5th
Clay Vernerey February 23rd    

Knight of the Quarter

Congratulations to David Sorokovsky for being Knight of the Quarter for October through December. Dave was chair for the very successful Oktoberfest held last October. He put together a fabulous team and ensure they stayed to the game plan. Just as important however, is that Dave is a relatively new Knight and stepped up to the plate to organize this event. This set the bar for all our new and not so new Knights. Thank you Dave for a wonderful job, and taking on this event, and again congratulations.


Up Coming Degrees

Brothers, we have a number of degrees coming up and right at our doorstep. First of all if you know of any other gentlemen that you think would want to join the Knights of Columbus, there is a 1st degree that will be held in Salmon Arm on Tuesday February 16th. Please discuss this with a new candidate and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate in asking any of the executive for their help.

Secondly, there are Major (2nd & 3rd) degrees in Kelowna on April 10th and in Kamloops on May 15th. If you are interested, again, please chat with any of the executive to find out more details. For any of you interested in taking on an executive position in the future, you will need to be a 3rd degree at that time.

Lastly, there is a 4th degree in Kelowna on March 20th. You need to be a 3rd degree member and a Knight for at least 6 months.

Please give all of these some consideration, in whatever aspect you can.

Sacred Heart CWL St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Lumby Sacred Heart CWL have set March 13 for their St. Patricks Day parish dinner and silent auction as a fundraiser.  All are welcome to come, and anyone that wishes to donate to their silent auction would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Rosa Loewen for more information.

We Did it Brothers!!

On Sunday January 17th at OLOV we were presented with our Double Star award by our Worthy District Deputy Bruce Lines. Thank you to all who participated and contributed to our cause this past fraternal year. It certainly was a rewarding year. As I said at the presentation, we have an incredible executive and an equally incredible council backing them up. Thank you again.

Just as a note, we are on track to do a repeat. All we need is a few more new Knights.




The Funny Bone ....


A six year old goes to the hospital with her grandmother to visit her Grandpa.  When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her Grandma and bursts into her Grandpa's room ...  "Grandpa, Grandpa," she says excitedly, "As soon as Grandma comes into the room, make a noise like a frog!"  "What?" said her Grandpa.  "Make a noise like a frog - because Grandma said that as soon as you croak, we're all going to Disney Land!


Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away.
She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned. Since Sister Mary Ann was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car..
 She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, Sister Mary Ann carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gasoline, and carried the full bedpan back to her car. 
As she was pouring the gas into her tank, a Methodist and a Lutheran watched from across the street.  One of them  turned to the other and said, 'If it starts, I'm turning Catholic.' 


A photographer on vacation was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '$10,000 per call'.
The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for.
The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to God.
The American thanked the priest and went along his way.
Next stop was in Atlanta. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it.
He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Orlando and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was.
She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he could talk to God.
'O.K., thank you,' said the American.
He then traveled to Indianapolis, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York.
In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same '$10,000 per call' sign under it.
The American, upon leaving Vermont decided to travel up to Canada to see if Canadians had the same phone.
He arrived in Canada, and again, in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read '50 cents per call.'

The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign. 'Father, I've traveled all over America and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to heaven, but in the US the price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?'

The priest smiled and answered, 'You're in Canada now, son ... it's a local call.'