October 2008 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

First Degree - November 18th 7pm Columbus Court

St. James Pub Night - November 22nd - Parish Center

Necrology Mass - November 25th - 6:30 at OLOV

(Monthly General Meeting will follow at OLOV)

Fraternity Night - November 28th 6pm Schubert Center

Keep Christ in Christmas - Mid December OLOV

Ladies Appreciation Night - May 8th, 2009 - Location TBA

Children's Festival - Early June - OLOV


Program Director
John Johnston
Church Director
Jack McLaughlin
Community Director
Gord Adams
Council Director
Bert Niehaus
Family Director
Maurice Bouchard
Youth Director
Richard Landry
Membership Director
Dale Hofer
Steve Malerby
Mike Abraniuk
Health Director
Larry Drescher
BBQ Director
Myles Bukowsky


Grand Knight's Report

(from October 28th General Meeting)

Welcome Worthy District Deputy Bruce Lines. I will keep this short due to the amount of items we have on the list to discuss tonight. Thank you all for coming out tonight. I know that some times the couch seems to be so much more comfortable, but coming out tonight shows that you care. Well team, we are growing… Last week we voted in 4 new members and tonight another 5. We are well on our way for a Double Star Award. Exiting Times… Our Program Directors have put together some great activities and ideas for the coming months. I’m truly looking forward to the year ahead.

As one of my awesome tasks, I am able to give out some very deserving awards. The award going out tonight is for a brother that has taken on a huge undertaking with unbelievable passion and dedication. I know he spends many hours per week corresponding with districts across the country as well as packing up boxes that need to be sent across this same country. I’m referring to Brother Mike Abraniuk. He is our quarterback for the Keep Christ in Christmas project. To date we have sold over 23,000 magnets, mostly thanks to Brother Mike. It gives me great pleasure to present Mike the Knight of the Quarter award. Greatly deserved! Thank you for your efforts.

As you would have noticed on Sunday, we have a new banner for our council. I would like to thank Brother Jack McLaughlin for getting this put together for us. It’s a beautiful banner and is hanging at the entrance of OLOV for the time being. Please stop by and have a look at it.

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

Dale Hofer


District Deputy's Message

Brother Knights, It is nice to see the activity in the council picking up in recent weeks. Being a fraternal organization allows us to have a close contact with others that have a strong moral conviction in keeping with our Catholic Faith. We nurture these lifelong friendships because of a common interest, one that stems from our faith and includes our Parish families. It is important to pass this kinship on to our children and grandchildren, lest they feel alienated and lose interest in the Church family. The younger generation thrives on activity and can cope with a multitude of issues that would tire out us older members. Between youth groups, youth activities such as free throw and soccer challenge or youth ministry, keep them busy and associating with other catholic youth and they will grow up to be productive members of the Church.
Vivat Jesus
Bruce Lines
DD # 11


Help is Needed in Two Key Areas

Number 1....Charity Appeal

When called upon to sell tickets, please don't decline if you can at all do it. We are responsible for 33.3% of the time to sell the tickets, and as of lately Council 4949 has been covering for us as we have not been helping out in the sales. If you have not been contacted and could spend a couple hours now and again, please let me know and I will get you hooked up. Thank you.

Number 2....Bingo

Roy Wylie has been organizing the Bingo Volunteers for a number of years now, (and doing an outstanding job) but it has come to a time to pass the torch on to another Knight. I am desperately asking someone to come forward to take this on. It takes less than an hour a month to line one person up per week to help with this fundraiser. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting either Roy or myself and we can help you out. Thank you for considering this.


Mike Abraniuk Earns Knight of the Quarter Award !!

Over the past several months, Mike has worked with an incredible amount of passion and dedication to kick start our Keep Christ in Christmas magnet project. He has worked diligently contacting the State Deputies across the country selling the message and with great success. To date we have sold over 23,000 magnets. He spends many hours per week on the phone and packing boxes getting to ship across the country. Congratulations Mike and thank you very much for your efforts. When you see him, give him a pack on the back and tell him a job well done.

November 28th is our Knight Christmas Party and Fraternity Night

Great time for the Knights and their families to get together for a nice social evening of great food, lots of laughs, fraternity, and Christmas spirit. It will begin at 6pm, Saturday November 28th, and will be at the Schubert Centre. Tickets are $15.00 each with children 12 and under free. There will be a turkey dinner with all the usual trimmings. There will be door prizes, fun for the kids, Christmas songs, possibly even Santa. Let's make this a huge event. We have many new Knights, so let's get a great turnout to welcome them into the fraternity. Please contact Bert Niehaus or Dale Hofer for tickets.

Corporate Sunday Proper Protocol

At our general meeting this week, a discussion was had concerning the chatting going on a the back of the church while waiting for communion. This is a time of reflection and preparation to receive our Lord. Please respect the preparation time of your fellow Knights, form a line, and proceed to receive our Lord. Part of the reason we do this is to draw attention to the Knights, so as people are watching us, we need to lead by example. Thank you.

Rememberance Day Ceremonies

Brothers, every year the Knights of Columbus lay a wreath at the Rememberance Day Ceremonies at the Multiplex. This year is no exception. We will be meeting in the parking lot near the lower level doors at 10:15 on the 11th, and will go into formation at 10:30. Thank you for attending this event.

Website up and about

Well everyone, our new website is up and getting more populated everyday. Please have a look. The address is www.kofc12202.ca . Most of the links are up and running. If not, they will be shortly. If you have any suggestions for the site, please let Dale Hofer know. You will also notice photos of members I was able to get to stand still for a minute. If you haven't had your picture taken, you will be soon.