May 2009 Mother Tersea Council 12202

Grand Knight
Dale Hofer 938-3253
Deputy Grand Knight
John Johnston 275-0745
Financial Secretary
Steve Malerby 542-9579
Joe Bukowsky 545-8110
Bert Niehaus 549-7437
Bernie Lutes 545-9564
Mike Abraniuk 545-1565
Myles Bukowsky 550-5795
Trustee 1 year
Clay Vernerey 545-0616
Trustee 2 year
Roy Wylie 558-4838
Trustee 3 year
Jack McLaughlin 260-1933
Inside Guard
Ed Sylvestre 503-7623
Outside Guard
Richard Landry 275-0818
Clair Methot 542-2051
Fr. Andrij Wasyinko 549-1327

Calendar of Events

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

Next General Meeting - June 22nd - Columbus Court

St. Josaphat BBQ and Council Anniversary - TBA

Children's Festival - June 14th - OLOV

Installation of Officers - June 19th 5pm - St. Josaphat



Program Director John Johnston 275-0745
Church Director Jack McLaughlin 260-1933
Community Director Gord Adams 260-1139
Council Director Bert Niehaus 549-7437
Family Director Maurice Bouchard 549-2310
Youth Director Richard Landry 275-0818
Membership Director Dale Hofer 938-3253
Recruitment Steve Malerby 542-9579
Recruitment Mike Abraniuk 545-1565
Health Director Larry Drescher 545-0081
BBQ Director Myles Bukowsky 550-5795
Bingo Director Ed Sylvestre 503-7623

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Grand Knight's Report

Grand Knights Message from the May 26th, 2009 General Meeting

Brother Knights,

What a busy month. Leading off the month we participated in the St. James School Walkathon, then on the 6th we hosted the Marion Hour of Prayer along with Council 4949.

We also have one new member by the name of Franky Martens. Congratulations Franky for taking your first degree exemplification last Tuesday. The next day we had a great planning day at Sacred Heart to plan the work bee which is taking place this weekend. Then on Friday, we had our first ever Ladies Appreciation Night which I don’t anyone could have predicted the success that it was. The next day Saturday, we had seven of our first degree Knights progress through their 2nd and 3rd degrees. Congratulations to Fr. Andrij, Mike Mulholland, Bruce Carey, Ron Gatzke, Dave Thompson, Ben Loewen, and Juan Ferrigno for making this huge accomplishment.

We also had three BBQ’s, the first at Sacred Heart on the 9th for the Yard Sale, the second at St. Josaphat’s for a youth retreat and the third for Mother’s Day at OLOV. Thank you to Myles and rest of the BBQ team for their efforts in this.

This weekend coming up we have 3 more BBQ’s. The first is Friday at the St. James Spring Picnic, the second on Saturday in Lumby to feed the work bee, and then back at Polson Park on Sunday at the Ecumenical Picnic.

More details of the above will be discussed when we get into the committee discussions. I get exhausted just naming off everything we did.

Later this evening we will be holding elections. I must say we have a great looking bunch of Knights running for the various positions, all high energy guys. I’m looking forward to the coming year, and at the same time sad about the past year, because I’ve had a blast working with the team and that will be coming to an end. On June 19th, we will hold our Installation of Officers at St. Josaphat.

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

Dale Hofer GK 12202

District Deputies Report:

Brother Knights:
It is encouraging to see the Knights that are taking the initiative to serve for another year. Thank you to the retiring executive for the time you spent in the performance of your duties. We all have time constraints, and the time we devote to running the Knights of Columbus Council is time that is well spent.

We are the strong right arm of the church, and have been chosen to serve and support our Bishops and our Priests. Our reward for a job well done will come later. Congratulations on your achievements this year so far and remember there is still until June 30th to recruit another member or two.

Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Sacred Heart Yard Sale

Sacred Heart was a huge success. The hall was absolutely plugged full of treasures. Thank you to Ron Gatzke, Ben Loewen, Bruce Carey, Mike Mulholland, their wives and other Sacred Heart parishoners for all their efforts. Over $1200 was raised to use for the Work Bee on the 30th, plus any other projects that need to be taken on.


Sacred Heart Work Bee on Saturday!

On Saturday May 30th, Sacred Heart Lumby had a work bee. Various projects were on the list to be completed, and were. A huge thank you to Knights Bruce Carey, Ron Gatzke, Ben Loewen, Mike Mulholland, David Sorokovsky and his wife Lisa, Myles Bukowsky, Maurice Bouchard and his wife Simone, Father Richard, Randy Paccini, Robert Began, Dale Hofer and his wife Dianne and son Lucas. From Council 4949, Monica Campbell, wife of Steve Campbell. Also Veroncia Stanton from OLOV volunteered her services, plus a handful of Sacred Heart Parishoners. I hope I have missed no one. The day went off without a hitch. Thank You to all.

2009-2010 Executive Voted In.

Dale Hofer - Grand Knight

Bernie Lutes -Deputy Grand Knight

David Cleveland - Chancellor Treasurer - Ben Loewen
Steve Malerby - Financial Secretary - State Appt'd Bert Niehaus - Recorder Clair Methot - Advocate Myles Bukowsky - Warden
Juan Ferrigno - Trustee 1yr Jack McLaughlin - Trustee 2yr Ron Gatzke - Trustee 3yr Anton Schnieder - Inside Guard
Ben Allen - Outside Guard Fr. Andrij Wasylinko - Council Chaplain - Appointed Joe Bulowsky - Lecturer - Appointed  


Very Successful Major Degree held May 23rd!

Left to Right

Juan Ferrigno, Ron Gatzke, Fr. Andrij Wasylinko, Mike Mulholland, Ben Loewen, Bruce Carey, Dave Thompson

Last Saturday the 23rd, Seven candidates pictured above went through their 2nd and 3rd degrees in Salmon Arm. The exemplification was followed by Mass and then a banquet. Congratulations to all the candidates.

Brother Larry needs your help.

Brother Larry Drescher is our Health Director. One of his main tasks is to visit the sick at the hospital or in homes. If one of you are hospitalized, please give Brother Larry a call at 545-0081 to let him know. He will come visit you and maybe even bring you something that may cheer you up. This is greatly appreciated.

Thank You



Ladies Appreciation Night


What a huge success!! We had a great turnout and what a first class event. Many thanks to the evening chairman, Richard Landry and Family Director Maurice Bouchard for all their efforts. Below is Brother Richard's report on the evening. There are also pictures in the gallery section of the website.

Follow-up report given by Bro. Richard Landry

The evening was well attended with 43 or so members plus their guests.   Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  This event would not have been as successful without the generous donations of the benefactors.  W.GK Bro. Dale for providing the wine and beer,  Bro. Joel and Rita Allen for the floral donations. 

I would like to especially thank GK Dale Hofer, and Family Committee Chair Bro. Maurice Bouchard for helping me throughout the planning and coordination of this event for the last month and a half. 

There were some things that could be improved on if this event is done again in the future,  having a separate, designated crew of people to handle the cleaning of dishes and event clean up would help.  Initial clean up took just over one hour and thirty minutes that evening, with the generous help of the Hofer family, and the Bourchard’s.  Bro. Maurice Bouchard and Bro. Richard Landry returning the next day to detail the kitchen, mop and clean the bathrooms. 

Event Criticism:  RSVP’s should be taken more seriously by members. 

For the event, respecting the dates and method of contact are important for planning.  The RSVP date was not arbitrary, but was set to accommodate ordering details for supplies.   Only 14 members sent  RSVP to me by 9:00pm on May 13th. 

For the Babysitting service provided by Alana from “See You Later Alligator” there were only four children registered for daycare services.  However, there were 11 children total brought to the service on no notice, unannounced, and assuming that there would be dinner an snacks provided for their children.  Anyone who would have followed the instructions for the service, would have known better.   Alana planned her staffing on having 4 children.   She ended up providing over double the services agreed upon, with a tremendous amount of ‘food clean-up’, she reported.

A very successful event, all in all, despite the mentioned shortcomings.