October 2010 Mother Tersea Council 12202
Website is www.kofc12202.ca
Calendar of Events
Executive Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm
KCIC Family Event - December 12th - OLOV
Pro-Life Baby Basket - January 2011 - OLOV
Necrology Mass - November 18th, 7pm OLOV
Valentines Dinner/Dance - February 12th, 2011 Parish Center
Mass for the Unborn - March 25th, 2011
Ladies Appreciation - April 29th, 2011
Easter Egg Hunt - May 1st, 2011
Pro-Life Living Rosary - May 15th, 2011
Installation of Officers - June 5th, 2011
Children's Festival - June 12th, 2011
Grand Knight's Report
Grand Knight Message from the October26th, 2010 Meeting
First of all, I would like to say that I think we had a successful membership blitz on Sunday. There is a possibility of 6 new members joining our council. If that's the case, then that could put us into Star Council territory again. Well done brothers.
Second, I believe we had another successful Oktoberfest. Brother Joe will give us the details a little later on. A huge thank you goes out to the Chair Joe Bukowsky for a job well done. The directors, Maurice Bouchard for Beverages, Clayton Bzdel for decorations and setup, Myles Bukowsky for Food, and Steve Malerby for Sales all had their respective teams in fine order. Thank you very much for a job well done.
Third, I am extremely pleased on how well the Charity Appeal is going. Thank you to Brother Gerry Glasser on all his efforts on heading up this endeavor. I will give a report on this, a little later on. Thank you to all who have had the opportunity sell some tickets.
Fourth, It has been mentioned to me by 2 different members of our council that there are not too many from our council that partake in Adoration. I am as guilty as anyone. If you can spend a little time with our Lord, Monday to Thursdays, I know your reward will come. Please give this some serious consideration.
Last, We received a letter from State with some great news. We earned Star status again this past year. This is a huge tribute to this council. Congratulations and Thank you for all your support throughout the year.
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:
From the Desk of the DD.
Fall is upon us with all of the colours of God’s paintbrush…I must say that it is beautiful to drive through the countryside and enjoy…along with fall comes Thanksgiving and we in District 11 have much to be thankful for….the fraternalism we share with one another as Brothers, the faith we share as catholic men, the enjoyment we have when we come together with our families, the great rewards we get as we do our charitable works….truly the Knights of Columbus is an organization that I give thanks for daily.
So I ask you…..how can we share this great organization with others? It is simple, we just ask! Everyone of us knows another catholic gentleman who has not yet joined our order and so is missing out on all of the great things I have mentioned. October is not only a time of Thanksgiving, it is also the time to reach out and invite others to become a Brother. October is Blitz month and I am certain that each and every Council has a plan in place to be effective in their recruitment. We reviewed the successful plan of Council 4949 at our District meeting and I understand they are ready to put it into action once again.
I am looking forward to attending general meetings with all of the Councils in the District in the very near future.
On behalf of Deb and myself, I would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are at home with family and friends or travelling to be with loved ones, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I give Thanks for all my Brothers
Knight of the Quarter (July - September)
Brother Myles Bukowsky was a busy boy for our council duing the summer months. He practically single handedly coordinated all our BBQ's throughout the summer. We had BBQ's at both Sacred Heart and OLOV, plus the ecumenical picnic at Polsen Park. This involves arranging for the transportation of the BBQ away from OLOV, estimating the amount of food for each occassion, picking up the food, arranging for volunteers to help at these events, doing the BBQ'ing and then clean up afterwards. Great Job Myles. Your efforts are truely recognized. Thank You.
Oktoberfest Celebration Thank You
Another fabulous event. Thank you to chairman Brother Joe Bukowsky and his team for another fun filled successful evening. The roughly 180 people ate good, socialized good, danced good, cheered good and left feeling good. Brother Joe's directors of Maurice Bouchard for Beverages, Myles Bukowsky for food, Clayton Bzdel on setup and decorations, and Steve Malerby on ticket sales had their respective teams finely tuned. There were many Knights and their families to be thanked, but I can't mention them all here. A special thank you to brother Franky Martens for donating a keg of beer for the event, and to brother Andrew Pfannschmidt for all his behind the scenes setup and take down work for the event. The date for next years event has already been set for October 15th. Mark your calendars.
October and November Birthdays
The annual Vernon Pro-Life walk took place on October 3rd. Unfortunately there were not a lot of Knights from our council, but thank you to those that did for this extremely important cause.
On November 11th, please remember our veterans. Put on your blazer and be part of the ceremonies at the Multiplex, Coldstream, or Lumby. If you come to the Multiplex, please come to the lower (North) side of the building just before 10am, and march in with the Veterans, RCMP, Scouts, Fire Department, etc, etc. If you have not done this before, please come out.
On November 18th, at 7pm at OLOV, there will be a Necrology Mass, whereby we remember all the Knights from our council and 4949 St. James that passed away. Fr. Andrij and Fr. Richard will be leading us in this mass.