June 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202
Website is www.kofc12202.ca
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
Next Executive Meeting - July 13th - OLOV
Next General Meeting - September 28th - OLOV
BBQ's - On going throughout summer
Sacred Heart Picnic August 29th - Lumby Park
Oktoberfest - October 16th - Parish Centre
Grand Knight's Report
Grand Knight Message from the June 22nd, 2010 Meeting
First of all, I would like to say thank you to the out going executive and directors. We had a tremendous year. For me it was an educational, fun, spiritual, rewarding experience. I hope you had some similar experiences.
We'll complete the year by achieving Star Council Status. This means we earned the Columbian Award by fulfilling our program requirements; we earned the Founders Award by achieving 167% of our insurance quota; and the Fr. McGivney Award by achieving 150% of our membership quota this year; plus the paperwork that goes with all of this. Brothers, this is something to be very proud of. The greatest achievement however, comes from our work in the programs. This is where we do the "good stuff". Last weekend, for example, at the Children's festival; there we smiles everywhere, and there was something for everyone. Last month, the work done at Sacred Heart; the Fraternalism of the Ladies Appreciation Night, and the Living Rosary; all events to be proud of brothers.
Not all of the incoming directors have been chosen yet, but I'm sure they will continue on the tradition of this council in directing another year of wonderful programs.
To the new executive, sworn in by our Worthy District Deputy a couple weeks ago, I look forward to another successful year. They are mostly a lot of the same faces, so I know it will be another great year, and I can't wait to get at it again.
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.
Grand Knight 12202
District Deputies Report:
I bring you greetings from Supreme and from our State Deputy, Michael Yeo. We are nearing the end of the fraternal year and our opportunity to achieve our goals before the summer activities begin. Every catholic man deserves the chance to belong to the Knights of Columbus and experience the unity and fraternity that the order provides. Be proud to ask your catholic friends: “Would you like to be a part of the greatest Catholic men’s organization in the world?”
This is my last term as District Deputy and I would like to thank all my brother Knights for the support they have shown me over the last 3 years.
Brothers in Christ,
No report this month, but I would like to wish everyone a blessed Summer.
Family of the Year
As with the Knight of the Year, we also give away an award to who we think are the Family of the Year. This is just as hard or harder job to do as there are more candidates to choose from and a lot great families in our parish. The family we chose this year you can say definitely leads by example. The gentleman of the family doesn’t have to be a knight to earn this award, but in this case he is. He and his family attend and help out in many Knight functions. He is president of the St. James School council, and a member of the new school vision team. The lady of the family is a member of the OLOV parish council, and vice president of the OLOV CWL. She also is one of the parent leaders of the Children’s Liturgy. They have two girls and one of them is an altar server and the other participates in the Children’s Liturgy. This family truly leads by example. Please help me congratulate and thank the Bzdel family, Clayton, Jodie, Sydney and Gracie.
Knight of the Year
Every year our council gives out an award to the Knight of the Year. We are truly blessed with a very dedicated and active council. This makes the decision even tougher as there are so many fabulous Knights to choose from. Any of you that are familiar with the TV show MASH and the character Radar, will know what I mean when I say this Knight is our Radar. I may be the Grand Knight, but he is every where behind the scenes keeping our council functioning and organized. From being on just about every committee we have, to membership management, to finances, to being our link to the Knights of Columbus Supreme office, to being the person I bounce most of my ideas or concerns off of, and just being there when help is required, this man is an incredible person and Knight. This year our Knight of the Year is Brother Steve Malerby. Please help me congratulate and thank him for an extremely well done job.
Children's Festival Thank You
The chairmen of the Children's Festival would like to thank the following for their help in making it a huge success: Larry and Marie Drescher, Juan, Maytee and Carlos Ferigno, Clayton and Jodie Bzdel, the Hofer family, Angelo Sabbadin, Maurice Bouchard, Dave Sorokovsky, Robert Began, Jack McLaughlin, the Bukowsky family and not Steve Malerby cuz he wasn't there. Apologies if I have forgotten anyone.
July/August and September Birthdays
Our New Executive has been voted in and are listed on the front page of this newletter. Thank You to all who have taken on these positions. Also listed on the first page is the list of Directors. As you can see we are still missing two spots. Any one interested, please let me know. This is not as big a job as it may seem, as most of the committees under these directorships are already in place. It is just a matter of helping to pull things together. Thank you to those that have come forward for the directorships.
As for the summer time schedule, we will not have General meetings. Our next General meeting will be September 28th. The Executive however will continue to have meetings on July 13th and August 10th.
This newsletter will cease as well until September. Emails will be sent throughout the summer to anyone with email addresses of events that need notice of prior to September.