May 2011 Mother Teresa Council 12202
Website is www.kofc12202.ca
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
1st Degree May 31st - Columbus Court
Major Degree - June 11th, 2011
Children's Festival - June 12th, 2011
Installation of Officers -Armstrong-- June 14th, 2011
Grand Knight's Report
Grand Knight Message from the May 24th, 2011 Meeting
As this evening we are holding elections, I want to thank all of you that at taking on executive positions. Most important is that we have some "new blood" in the group. This brings in new ideas and leadership.
There was a good write up in Sunday's newspaper on leadership. I want to quote a couple of the passages: This is from Keith Johnston.
"Men don’t follow titles, they follow courage," or so goes the old saying about good leaders.
It’s true that most leaders begin leading long before they’re granted a title, often because they’ve distinguished themselves by showing courage.
Have you done anything recently that distinguishes you as a leader? If you’re a natural leader you probably do something courageous every day –you just may not realize you’re doing it. This may be particularly true if you’ve had to work hard to develop your leadership skills.
Let’s look at leadership and courage. One of the behaviours that distinguishes leadership is the practice of challenging existing processes. Leaders are constantly seeking to improve their organizations and do so by challenging the status quo. This takes courage as most people don’t like change and resist challenges. Leaders will often stick their necks out and swim against the tide. Are you leading by challenging or do you follow the old adage: “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it......
......True leaders will show courage in many ways, particularly when the going gets tough.Are you being courageous?......To succeed, great leaders need great teams. And great leaders are never afraid to ask their teams for help."
What a great article and perfect timing for what we have going on tonight. Congratulations to all of you for your courage and leadership.
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.
What Constitutes a Star Council?
What is a Star Council? A Star Council in a nutshell is a council that gets their paper work in on time and meets specific goals set out by Supreme. There are 6 requirements that make up the Star Council:
1. McGiveney's Award
This is for membership quota. For our council it is 6 new net members for the fraternal year. We are currently at 7 and will be at 9 by next week. Great job everyone.
2. Columian Award
This award is given when we have partaken in 4 events in 5 different categories set out by Supreme. The categories are Church, Council, Family, Youth, Community and Pro-Life. Thanks to all your efforts, we will earn this award.
3. Service Program Personnel Report
This report needs to be submitted by August 1st and is a report listing all the new directors going forward in the coming year. These are the directors for the categories mentioned above.
4. Supreme Per Capita Paid
We have a certain per capita that needs to be paid in January to Supreme. This has been completed.
5. Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity
This report needs to be submitted by January 15th each year that lists the volunteer hours we gave the prior year as well as the money spent on charities. This has been completed.
6. Founders's Award
Like the McGiveney Award, we receive a goal from Supreme for new Insurance members. As a council, we rank extremely high in BC for the percentage of members taking advantage of this perk. Our goal for this year is 3. Todate we have only one. This is the only contributing requirement we have not yet met to receive the Star Council Award. For all of you that have not explored the possibility of K of C insurance, please do so soon. As a matter of fact it doesn't even have to be insurance, it could be something as simple as a Tax Free Savings Account set up for as little as $300. If you were thinking of doing this anyway, now is the time. You will also find you will not get rates any better than from the Knights. This goes for both TFSA's and any type of insurance. The deadline to get all the paperwork submitted is June 30th, so we need to act fast. Thank you for your consideration.
Thank you to our Nominating Committee Chair Jack McLaughlin for putting this together. It was a real battle for positions, but in the end this is what we were left with. A fine lot of officers.
|Grand Knight||Bernie Lutes|
|Deputy Grand Knight||Randy Piccini|
|Financial Secretary (appointed by Supreme)||Steve Malerby|
|Trustee 3 Year||Art Moeller|
|Trustee 2 Year||Juan Ferrigno|
|Trustee 1 Year||Maurice Bouchard|
|Inside Guard||Anton Schneider|
|Outside Guard||Ben Allen|
|Lecturer (assigned by Grand Knight)||TBD|
|Chaplain (assigned by Grand Knight)||Fr. Andrij Wasylinko|
Tis the season...
Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After awhile, one guy looks at the other and says, 'I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you're from Sweden.
The other guy responds proudly, 'Yes, that I am!
The first guy says, 'So am I! And where about from Sweden might you be?
The other guy answers, 'I'm from Stockholm, I am.'
The first guy responds, 'So am I!
'Sure and begorra. And what street did you live on in Stockholm The other guy says, 'A lovely little area it was. I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town.'
The first guy says, 'Faith and it's a small world. So did I! So did I!
And to what school would you have been going?
The other guy answers, 'Well now, I went to St. Mary's, of course.
The first guy gets really excited and says, 'And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate?
The other guy answers, 'Well, now, let's see. I graduated in 1964.
The first guy exclaims, 'The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it? I graduated from St. Mary's in 1964 my own self!'
About this time, Vicky walks into the bar, sits down and orders a beer.
Brian, the bartender, walks over to Vicky, shaking his head and mutters, 'It's going to be a long night tonight.
Vicky asks, 'Why do you say that, Brian'?
'The Sedin twins are drunk again.
Major Degree Here in Vernon
On Saturday June 11th, there will be a major degree (2nd/3rd) be held right here in Vernon. This is a fabulous opportunity for all the 1st degree members to take adavantage of this. For all the sponsors, please talk to the gentlemen you sponsored into the Knights about receiving their 2nd and 3rd degrees. Our Worthy State Deputy Michael Yeo will be here to partake in the event. For those of you already 3rd degree members, this would also be a great opportunity to come out and observe this exemplification as well. There is a whole new format to this now and you would be some of the first to witness it. Registration for candidates is at 12:30, with the degree at 1:30, followed by mass at 5pm where the Knighting will take place.
100th Anniversary Celebration!
June 11th - Banquet to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Knights of Columbus in BC/Yukon Jurisdiction. Four Course Dinner at Schubert Centre . $20.00 per person. Tickets available at St. James Rectory, Advance Fur Dressers. 4311- 31St., and De Vine Vintners. Coctails are at 6pm with dinner at 7pm. Phone Michael at 250-542-7200 or Dale at 250-938-3253 for more information.
Greeting at OLOV
Brother Art Moeller who is also a member of the OLOV Parish Council. He has suggested that the Knights take one Sunday a month to assist the Greeting Group welcome parishioners to the Church. Our council will be doing the 4th Sunday of the month. We need two volunteers per month for this. We will be starting July 24th.