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Knight Writer February 2018

 

Grand Knight Report

We held our Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Sunday 1/14/2018 for boys and girls ages 9-14. I would like to thank the Brother Knights that helped out in the event. The winners will move on to the District Free Throw Championship at St. Caspar Parish in Wauseon on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

We have decided to change the ending time on our monthly Pancake Breakfast to 11:00 am. The breakfast will be from 9:00 – 11:00 am on the first Sunday of each month. We would like to have more help on the cleanup portion of the Pancake Breakfast. If you able to help out, please give us a call.

Our Council #1039 is hosting the State Tour Meeting on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00 pm. State Deputy Kevin Miller will be presiding over the meeting. We invite our Knights of Columbus brothers to attend this meeting and to greet our new State Deputy.

We are in the process of planning a Church Drive at St. John the Evangelist. Our tentative dates are the weekend of February 24th & 25th. We would like some Brother Knights to help with this event. If you could help us out please contact myself, thank you.

  1. received a Thank You letter from Mike & Deborah Mangas for the donation to the “Family for Winston Ramey” event.
  2. received a Thank You from Karen Weber for our donation towards the Nursing Home Care Bags.

Jakob Stober has volunteered to keep the Council website current by posting the newsletter and other information including a calendar showing availability of the hall. Thank You Jakob!

The Holy Cross Catholic School Reverse Raffle at HCCS is on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

  1. Charity Ticket distribution for NW Ohio is at the Hall on Saturday morning February 10th at 9:30. We are looking for a Chairman for this year’s campaign. We are asking for a volunteer to head up this campaign.

 

Your Grand Knight,

Rex Eutsler

 

 

Prayers for health and healing:

Brother Knight Sam Sauer had a heart attack, prayers for his recovery (1/18). Brother Knight Mike Williams had emergency quadruple heart by-pass surgery, keep him and family in prayer (1/18). Pray for those who have no one to pray for them. Keep these Brothers and their families in your prayers.

Your prayer request will remain on KW Prayer List for 2 months. If you want to keep your family member on Prayer List longer let me (editor) know and I’ll resubmit your request for another 2 months.

Anyone who would like their names on this Prayer List or if you know of someone who needs our prayers let me know. Thanks for all your prayers.

 

 

Knight of the Month: Sean O’Donnell

Sean O’Donnell grew up Catholic in the North Carolina “Bible Belt” where he learned that Catholics must share the same evangelical zeal or risk being swallowed by prosperity gospel Protestantism and the ascendant secularism that places “man at the center of all things.” At age 26, Sean was facing the limits of a career-centric mindset and the frustrations of finding a stable job during a recession when someone invited him to join the Knights of Columbus. He discovered a sense of purpose and adopted the teaching of St. Josemaria Escriva that work, however menial, has merit and is an invitation to participate in God’s creation. More importantly, he learned to trust in God’s plan and that both the joys and frustrations of life had a purpose. He is still trying to follow that plan.

Sean married the girl of his dreams, Joy, a Defiance native. They have two children, Caroline and Lucy. He was Past Grand Knight for our council and presently participates in many of the Council’s fund raising activities: Fish Fry, Charity Tickets, Pancake Breakfast and many more. Sean hopes to share the K of C pillars of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism with his children as they grow. Sean and his family attend St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance.

Sean is presently the Law Director for the City of Defiance.

CONGRATULATIONS Sean for being our Council’s Knight of the Month. Thank you for your great example to our Brother Knights.

 

 

Volunteer of the Month: Charlie Bakle

Charlie was an Assistant County Manager for ODOT from which he retired on 12/31/09. He also was a Defiance Township Trustee for 12 years.

He is also very active in the Defiance Community. Charlie is on the Board of Election for Defiance County, Chairman for a Political Party, President of OPERS retirees of Defiance County, Vice-President of AFSCME Sub Chapter 105 and Vice President of Old Fort Coin Club.

Charlie is this year’s Advocate of our Council 1039 Club Co. He volunteers many hours on our yearly fundraisers: Fish Fry, Sunday Breakfast and also the Cash Bonanza of Ohio where Charlie sold 248 tickets in 2017.

GREAT JOB to Charlie for your constant efforts and hours of volunteering for our Council is much appreciated.

 

 

Events coming in March

2

Fish Fry

4

Pancake Breakfast; Team 3

7

Officer & Building Board Meetings

9

Fish Fry

14

Council Meeting

16

Fish Fry

23

Fish Fry

30

Fish Fry GOOD FRIDAY

 

 

 

April

1

EASTER SUNDAY

4

Officer & Building Board meetings

8

Pancake Breakfast Team 1 [on Second Sunday]

11

Council Meeting

 

 

Seeking Volunteer for Club Company

1039 Club Company is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Building Board. If you feel you have the skills for Board position and hear the call to share your skills, or know of a fellow Knight that you think would do a good job, encourage them to share their talents on the Building Board. I ask that you contact me, Joe Singer at (419) 658-2697.

 

 

Recent Donations

Community Pregnancy Center Women's Health Resource

program support donation

$100.00

Holy Cross Catholic School

reverse raffle 2/10/18 table of 8

$500.00

St. Mary Catholic Church

St. Vincent DePaul Society

$250.00

 

Bishop Rappe Assembly #824 meeting

The next meetings for the Bishop Rappe Assembly will be February 26th 6:30pm at St. Augustine Church Napoleon. This is New Member Night and the ladies are invited. March meeting will be held at our Defiance Hall March 26th at 7pm with a regular meeting.

 

 

Fish Fry

We will again have three fish frys in this month of February. We will again be serving fish and baked chicken on the 2nd. Then with Ash Wednesday being on the 14th we will begin our traditional FISH ONLY and all the normal extras on 16thand 23rd.

We can always use more help with this project. Come on out!

 

 

Pancake Breakfast

  1. 2 is on duty February 4th. From 9:00 to 11:00 we will be serving pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice and coffee. And those pancakes are going to be made from scratch. It’s amazing how much better they taste when you use fresh eggs and real buttermilk. Please tell your friends and neighbors about it and plan to attend. Meal price: Adults $7 but Senior Citizens $6; Children 6-12 $4 and 5 and under are free.

Team 2 Members: Mike Brubaker, Efrain Canales, David Diehl, Bruce & Delores Gamiere, Bill Krueger, Terry Murnane, Sean O’Donnell, Michael & Anne Sharpe, Brad Stover and Frank Melchor. Bill Meyer is on for Saturday preparation.

If you can’t work on the assigned day, please call another team member and work out a trade with them. Many hands make light work.

 

Message from Pope Francis

THE ELDERLY: That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations. (Columbia Magazine Dec 2017)

 

 

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

This month I’d like to share more from St. Louis de Montfort on Our Blessed Mother.

“If then, we wish to establish a strong true devotion to Mary, it is only that we may the better establish a perfect devotion to her Son.

We wish only, through Mary, to find a sure and easy way of finding Jesus. If devotion to Mary could in any way lessen devotion to her Son we should have to reject it. But the contrary is true, as I have shown, and as I will show more clearly. Devotion to Mary is vital if we should discover, know, love, and faithfully serve Jesus Christ.

 

 

Free Throw Contest

Congratulations to all sixteen students who took their turn at the free throw line on Sunday January 14. These are our ten Council 1039 Champions, who advance to the District Competition on Sunday February 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm. in Wauseon.

 

Sex

Name

Age

Score (of 15)

Girls

Dakota Sines

11

8

Kari Okuley

12

8

Emily Harr

13

10

Michelle Marshall

14

12

Boys

Charles Speiser

9

6

Logan Coy

10

5

Patrick Paholak

11

7

Grady Gustwiller

12

6

Jaxen Durfey

13

9

Tyler Winzeler

14

11

 

 

Charity Tickets

It’s ticket time again. The Ohio Cash Bonanza tickets will be distributed to area K of C Councils from our hall on Saturday February 14 at 9:30 a.m. If you wish to meet several of our State Officers, you are welcome to attend the meeting. We will be getting the tickets into the hands of our members so ticket sales may begin. When we ask you to sell tickets a couple hours in front of a store please try to say YES. So far the Advance Ticket Sale has gone well, with a total of 138 purchased. THANK YOU! It’s quick and easy; just fill out that yellow order blank and send it back to the hall with a check payable to K of C Council 1039.

 

 

St. Mary Capital Campaign Restoring to Glory

Section 122(b) of the Laws of the Knights of Columbus, also known as “the $500 Rule,” is intended to ensure that major council expenditures are authorized by the members. It states: No money in excess of $500.00 shall be paid or transferred from the treasury, of any council (except such moneys as the council is called upon to regularly pay for its current expenses and as provided by the laws of the Order, or for purposes approved by the Supreme Council, or Board of Directors) unless by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting at a regular business meeting held subsequent to a regular business meeting at which notice in writing of a resolution of intention to pay or transfer such money and the purposes and amount to be paid or transferred shall have been given and regularly read. At the January Council meeting, a donation in the amount of $25,000 to the St. Mary capital campaign was discussed. Information on the use of the funds raised is available at this website: www.churchcampaign.org/def/
Some members are in support of the donation and some are opposed. Notice is hereby given that during the Council meeting on March 14, 2018 a vote will be taken on the proposed donation. A two-thirds majority is required to approve the donation. All interested members are encouraged to attend and exercise their right to vote.

 

 

Address changes

If your address changes or we have your name spelled wrong, or you want the Knight Writer sent by email, please let us know. Email Terry Murnane at murnanet@roadrunner.com or leave a message at 782-4256.

 

 

Celebrate

Let us know if you and your family have any special celebrations or anniversaries that you would want to put in our newsletter.

 

 

Reminder from Knight Writer Editor

All Knights who have e-mail: please communicate to me through my e-mail (listed below). This will help us reduce the postage and printing expenses of this newsletter

If you want something posted in Knight Writer, please get it to me no later than the 15th of the month. The best way to submit information to be printed is to email it to me at mnwestrick3@twc.com or call (419) 784-9125.Thank you.

 

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COUNCIL 1039 OFFICERS

2017-2018 COUNCIL YEAR

Meets 2nd Wednesday of Month 7:30 p.m. Rosary at 7:15

Title

Officer

Phone

Chaplain

 

 

District Deputy #58

Willi Myer

(419) 206-8170

Grand Knight

Rex Eutsler

782-3417

Dep. Grand Knight

Mike Boff

782-2405

Chancellor

Neil Seimet

438-7889

Recorder

 

 

Financial Secretary

Terry Murnane

782-4256

Treasurer

Bob Chapman

785-4174

Advocate

Charlie Bakle Jr.

783-8436

Warden

William Ware

439-4466

Inside Guard

Sam Slusser

784-2833

Outside Guard

Nate Weber

439-3697

Trustee 3 yr

Sean O’Donnell

(919) 215-5392

Trustee 2 yr

Joe Burgei

via email

Trustee 1 yr

Mike Berry

439-3254

 

K of C Hall

782-3536

THE 1039 CLUB COMPANY

Meets first Wednesday of Month 7:00 p.m.

President

Joe Singer (1 yr)

658-2697

Vice President

 

 

Treasurer

Neil Seimet (3 yr)

438-7889

Secretary

Bruce Gamiere (2 yr)

576-7385

Board of Directors

James Timbrook Jr. (2 yr)

899-2959

Jeff Weber (3-yr)

758-3272

Advocate

Charlie Bakle Jr.

783-8436

Hall Rental Director
Phil Meyer

rent.kofc1039@gmail.com

419-576-2999

Hall Custodian

Kevin Johnson

782-4214

K-of-C Insurance

Chad.Osterholt@kofc.org

447-0404

         

 

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Knight Writer February 2018

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

January 31

 

 

4:30 redistribute fish

 

 

1

2

1st Friday Mass St. John 9am

 

FISH FRY

4-7pm

3

 

1st Saturday St. John’s 8 am

 

 

4

9-11:30 Pancake Breakfast Team 2

 

5

 

Patriot Rosary

Prayer for freedom ST MARY’S 4:30pm

 

6

 

 

7

 

7 pm Building Board and Officer Meeting

 

8

 

9

10

9:30 Charity Ticket Distribution

 

 

Reverse Raffle at HCCS

 

 

11

 

 

12

 

Patriot Rosary

Prayer for freedom ST MARY’S 4:30pm

 

13

14

7:15 pm Rosary 7:30 Council Meeting

 

4:30 redistribute fish

Ash Wednesday

15

16`

 

FISH FRY

4-7pm

17

 

 

18

19

 

Patriot Rosary

Prayer for freedom ST MARY’S 4:30pm

 

20

21

 

 

4:30 redistribute fish

 

22

23

 

 

FISH FRY

4-7pm

24

 

Church Drive St. John

 

25

 

Church Drive St. John

26

 

Patriot Rosary

Prayer for freedom ST MARY’S 4:30pm

27

28

 

4:30 redistribute fish

 

 

March 1

2

 

FISH FRY

4-7pm

3