June 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202

Fr. Andrij Wasylinko 549-1327

Grand Knight
Dale Hofer 938-3253
Deputy Grand Knight
Will Stanton 545-0515
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby 542-9579
Joe Bukowsky 545-8110
Bert Niehaus 549-7437
Ben Loewen 542-4342
Clair Methot 542-2051
Myles Bukowsky 550-5795
Trustee 1 year
Jack McLaughlin 545-2065
Trustee 2 year
Ron Gatzke 547-6022
Trustee 3 year
Juan Ferrigno 545-2065
Inside Guard
Anton Schnieder 549-1789
Outside Guard
Ben Allen 550-6111
Dave Sorokovsky 545-3352

Field Agent
Blaine Anhel 1-250.804.8787

Website is www.kofc12202.ca

Calendar of Events

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

Program Director Will Stanton 250-545-0515
Church Director TBD  
Community Director TBD  
Council Director Bernie Lutes 250-545-9564
Family Director Joe Bukoswky 250-545-8110
Youth Director Gerry Zanussi 250-545-7047
Pro-Life Director Clayton Bzdel 250-503-3069
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

Grand Knight's Report

Grand Knight Message from the June 22nd, 2010 Meeting

Brothers Welcome,

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.

Dale Hofer

Grand Knight 12202

District Deputies Report:

Brother Knights,

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.

Vivat Jesus
Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Chaplain's Report

Brothers in Christ,

No report this month, but I would like to wish everyone a blessed Summer.

God Bless,

Father Andrij

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. 


Co-Knights of the Quarter - Ron Gatzke and Joe Bukowsky

Brothers, both these men are shining examples of what being a Knight is all about. They both put in many hours of dedication for our Knights of Columbus cause, and both in completely different areas of work. This just shows what diversity we have in the Knights of Columbus.

Joe Bukowsky

Brother Joe worked on 3 projects over the last 3 months. The first was working with Brother Steve and Father Andrij in putting the swing set together at St. Josaphat. He then was instrumental in working with Brother Igo for the Easter Egg Hunt, then he wrote a song for our Ladies Appreciation Night and lastly he put together our Children's festival. Well done Brother Joe.

Ron Gatzke

Brother Ron had his hands full the last few months. First he organized a very success work bee for Sacred Heart and spent many hours doing that. He then organized the Sacred Heart Yard Sale and spent many hours in the hall arranging the merchandise. Lastly, he spent the day in Kamloops to support his son at his Major Degree. Great dedication Brother Ron.

Certificate of Appreciation - Bert Niehaus

This brother does a lot of work behind the scenes both for the knights and for the church.

I'm talking about Brother Bert Niehaus. He had been our recorder for as long as I've been a Knight, and he's accepted the position for another year at least. This involves all the note taking and then transcribing into our record book. I know this makes it tough to just sit back and enjoy the meeting, because you are constantly scribing notes. Now that I am at the 4th degree meetings I've seen that he is also the Faithful Scribe there as well. Well done Brother Bert. We certainly appreciate your efforts.   



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.

Joe Bukowsky


July/August and September Birthdays

Joseph Monteyne
July 5th
Roger Savoie July 6th
William Harper
July 10th
Bert Niehaus July 14th
Joe Bukowsky
July 15th
Phllip Allen July 17th
Joel Allen
July 19th
Juan Ferrigno July 25th
Randy Piccini
August 2nd
Joe Deuling August 17th
John Arsenault
August 26th
Ken Wright August 27th
Clair Methot
September 19th
Justin Loewen September 21st
Marc Fortier
September 22nd
John Johnston September 25th
Brian Monaghan
September 26th


New Executive

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.


The Funny Bone ....

(compliments of Gerry Glasser)


Two 90-year-old women, Bertha and Betty had been friends all of their lives.
When it was clear that Bertha was dying, Betty visited her every day.
One day Betty said, 'Bertha, we both loved playing women's softball all our lives, and we played all through High School. Please do me one favor: when you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me  know if there's women's softball there.'

Bertha looked up at Betty from her deathbed and said, 'Betty, you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you.'
Shortly after that, Bertha passed on.
A few nights later, Betty was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to her, 'Betty, Betty.'
'Who is it', asked Betty, sitting up suddenly. 'Who is it?'
'Betty -- it's me, Bertha.'
'You're not Bertha. Bertha just died.'
'I'm telling you, it's me, Bertha,' insisted the voice.
'Bertha! Where are you?'
'In Heaven,' replied Bertha. 'I have some really good news and a little bad news.'

'Tell me the good news first,' said Betty.
'The good news,' Bertha said, 'is that there's softball in Heaven. Better yet all of our old buddies who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always springtime, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play softball all we want, and we never get tired.'
'That's fantastic,' said Betty. 'It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad  news?'

'You're pitching Tuesday.'


After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Toronto scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Ontarian's, in the weeks that followed, a Vancouver archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the Vancouver Province: "BC archaeologists, finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than Ontario". 

One week later, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix in Saskatoon, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, James Krawchuk, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. James has therefore concluded that 150 years ago, Saskatchewan had already gone wireless."
Just makes you bloody proud to be from Saskatchewan