District Deputy Report May 2018

 

 

TO:           District 53 Grand Knights, Deputy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Recorders

                

FROM:     Bill Swing, DD #53

                763-479-1168

                 billjswing@frontiernet.net

 

RE:           District Deputy Report – May 2018

 

District Activities

 

  • The Holy Family Prayer Program and Icon

 

  1. Final schedule:
Council Dates
3758 – Wayzata (St. Mary of the Lake) May 5 – May 10
3758 – Wayzata (St. Anne’s) May 10 – May 17
State Convention (requested by  Dir Fillbrandt) May 18 – May 20
3758 – Wayzata (St. Bart’s) May 21 – May 27
9601 – Loretto May 28 – June 4
12293 – Long Lake June 5 – June 12
13096 – Medina June 13 – June 20
13506 – Golden Valley June 21 – June 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be contacting Grand Knights periodically to ensure the smooth transfer of the Icon. If not the Grand Knight, provide me the name and contact information of the person I should contact.

 

Information on the Holy Family Prayer Program can be found at https://mnknights.org/prog ram/holy-family-prayer-program/

 

  • District 1st Degrees

 

Date Time Host Council
Date: 5/15/2018 6:15 PM Loretto 9601
Date: 6/12/2018 6:00 PM Medina 13096

 

 

 

 

If you have candidate(s) for either of these degree ceremonies, please contact me ASAP.

 

  • Upcoming District Deputy Visits

 

  • Long Lake Council Meeting, May 3rd, 7:00PM
  • Medina Council Meeting & Awards Program, May 10th 7:00PM
  • Loretto Council Meeting, May 15th, 7:00PM 
  • Let me know of any changes to these date/times.
  • District 53 Installation of 2018-2019 Officers

 

The District’s Installation of Officers will be hosted by the Good Shepherd Council on June 21st.   A Mass, presided by Father Marquard, will start at 6 pm followed by the installation ceremony. The Good Shepherd Council will be providing a cantor, organist, stand-in District Warden (Mark Foresman), and a luncheon catered by QFanatic BBQ. Each council will be assessed $300 to cover expenses.  All knights and their spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

  • Summer District Meeting

 

I have tentatively scheduled Thursday July 12th 7PM for our summer district meeting. I would like to see all councils represented with a minimum of two officers from each council. Realize that the State Council encourages us to have quarterly district meetings. With only two meetings during the year, let’s try to make this meeting productive.

 

If you see a conflict with this date/time, let me know and I will reschedule.

 

Father McGivney Award (Membership)
Council Members

(7/1)

QUOTA MTD

GAIN

MTD

LOSS

MTD

NET

YTD

GAIN

YTD

LOSS

YTD

NET

PER CENT
Wayzata 3758 155 9 0 0 3 3 0 3   33.33
Loretto 9601 72 5 0 0 0 0 3 -3 -40.00
Long Lake 12293 63 4 0 0 0 0 0 0     0.00
Medina 13096 139 10 0 0 0 4 0 4   30.00
Golden Valley 13506 71 5 0 0 0 3 2 1   20.00
  • Star Tracker (published 4/15/2018)

 

  1.  
Founder’s Award (Insurance)
Council Members QUOTA MTD
GAIN
MTD
LOSS
MTD
NET
YTD
GAIN
YTD
LOSS
YTD
NET
PERCENT
Wayzata 3758 155 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Loretto 9601 72 3 0 0 0 0 1 -1 -33.33
Long Lake 12293 63 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Medina 13096 139 3 0 0 0 0 2 -2 -66.57
Golden Valley 13506 71 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 33.33

 

Missing Reports
  185 365 1295
Wayzata 3758     X
Note: Wayzata submitted their semiannual audit (1295) on 4/22/2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Council Reminders

 

  • State Convention (May 18-20, Rochester MN)  

 

    1. Reminder – per the agenda (handed out at December’s District Meeting), training sessions will be held Friday afternoon starting at 1pm. There will be a special session for Financial Secretaries on FS duties and a general session for all others on a variety of topics including Building the Domestic Church Initiative, recruiting techniques, questions and answers.
    2. By now your delegates should be registered for the convention. If not, late registration as well as other updates can be found at https://mnknights.org/event/minnesota-knights-columbus-state-convention/
  • Application for Columbian Award

 

  1. Be sure to have your SP-7 Columbian Award application completed by June 30th. Unfortunately, it appears that no council in our district will be making Star Council this year as all councils are falling short of their membership and insurance quotas. However, I believe most councils can achieve the Columbian award if they simply complete and submit their application. The #SP-7 application is can be found at www.kofc.org/forms

 

Reminder – councils must have a youth director to qualify for Columbian or Star Council awards and both the grand knight and the youth director must have completed the Safe Environment training.  (It is acceptable that the Grand Knight be assigned as the youth director.)

 

  1. Election of 2018-2019 Officers and Report of Officers Chosen for the Term (#185)
  2. Note: Starting with the 2018-2019 fraternal year, the roles of Chaplain and Lecturer have been moved from Form #365 (Service Program Personnel) to Form #185.
  3. Be sure to email the completed report to me billjswing@frontiernet.net and State Deputy Bob Penas statedeputy@mnknights.org.
  4. The election of officers for 2018-2019 must take place between May 1 and June 15. Immediately following, the Financial Secretary should file the “Report of Officers Chosen for the Term” using the “Council Officers – Next Fraternal Year” routine which is located within the “Membership Management” section of Supreme’s web site. He can then use the “Print Center–MM” to download/print it. If you wish, he can also complete and download/print the form located at www.kofc.org/forms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

State / Regional Activities and Announcements

 

  • Metro Area Major Degree   

 

  1. However – you can take advantage of the 1st degrees being held on May 15 and June 12 (see item #2 under District Activities above).
  2. The nearest one is: Saturday, June 2nd, St Bridget’s in Lindstrom, 1st degree 8:30 AM; 2nd degree 10:00 AM followed by 3rd degree, Host District Deputy: Bill Maassen 715-483-9758
  3. No major degrees have been scheduled for the metro area during the months of May and June. (It would be good if our district were to host a major degree next fall.)
  • Recruitment 

 

  1.      Consider using the Bishop Hebda’s Letter of Invitation https://mnknights.org/the-bishop-wants you/ with the Father Wants You Campaign https://mnknights.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-18-Father-Wants-You-Campaign.pdf.   Feel free to modify.
  • Online Membership Update   

 

  1. Please continue to promote online membership, as it will help your council grow.  Here are some ways to do that.
  2. From State Deputy Bob Penas – Online membership is going well in Minnesota.  Since February, we’ve had more than 20 gentlemen join this way.  It is good news for councils, since many of these gentlemen indicated they would like to join a council.  They all meet with a field agent whether they indicate they would like to join a council at this time or not. 
  • Include Online Membership in bulletin announcements.
  • Post www.kofc.org/joinus on your council’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

 

Incorporate online membership in your recruitment drives.

District Deputy Supplemental Report April 2018

TO:           District 53 Grand Knights, Deputy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Recorders

                

FROM:     Bill Swing, DD #53

                763-479-1168

                 billjswing@frontiernet.net

 

RE:           District Deputy Report Supplement – April 2018

 

  • Modified April District Deputy Visits

 

  • Long Lake Council Meeting, April 5th   7:00PM (meeting was cancelled)
  • Wayzata Council Meeting, April 9th 7:30PM (added)
  • Golden Valley Council Meeting, April 10th 7:00PM
  • Loretto, April 17, 7:00PM (added)

 

  • Tootsie Rolls 

 

  1. Tootsie Roll Weekend Schedule
  2. I’ve received the full order of the District’s tootsie rolls (22 boxes). I’ll be delivering council orders at April council meetings with the exception of Long Lake and Medina, which I’ll contact separately.
Council Boxes Ordered Tootsie Roll Weekend             Contact
Golden Valley 2 boxes April 14-15 Noel Vogen 612 839 6567

nvogen@msn.com

Medina 4 boxes April 21-22 Dave Stumpf 763-473-3470

jan1dave2@usfamily.net

Wayzata 13 boxes April 28-29 Jack Schindler 612-578-6635

Jack.schindler@target.com

Loretto 2 boxes April 28-29 Randy Elson 612-812-6093
Long Lake 1 box April 28-29 Glen Slaughter   612-473-5977

sand72socks@att.net

 

Side note – I’ll also be returning Wayzata’s 1st degree compass on Monday.  The Medina Council extends its appreciation for its use during their 1st degree ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Holy Family Prayer Program and Icon

 

The schedule below has been changed to accommodate feedback received from the Wayzata Council (Delaney) and from State Director of Church Activities, Orville Fillbrandt.

 

Council Dates
# 3758 – Wayzata May 5 – May 17
State Convention (requested by  Dir Fillbrandt) May 18 – May 20
# 3758 – Wayzata May 21 – May 27
# 9601 – Loretto May 28– June 4
# 12293 – Long Lake June 5 – June 12
# 13096 – Medina June 13 – June 20
# 13506 – Golden Valley June 21 – June 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If these dates do not work for your council, please let me know ASAP.   I’d prefer knowing of any proposed changes before April council meetings.

District Deputy Report April 2018

TO:           District 53 Grand Knights, Deputy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Recorders

                

FROM:     Bill Swing, DD #53

                763-479-1168

                 billjswing@frontiernet.net

 

RE:           District Deputy Report – April 2018

 

District Activities

  • Tootsie Roll Orders 

 

  1. I was taken back a bit when Chairman Ray emailed saying delivery of our order could not be guaranteed for any weekend other than the official Tootsie Roll weekend of April 28-29.   However – he has agreed to give me needed boxes from his stash in Andover.   I’ll make sure you get your tootsie rolls prior to your scheduled weekend:
Council Boxes Ordered Tootsie Roll Weekend             Contact
Golden Valley 2 boxes April 14-15 Noel Vogen 612 839 6567

nvogen@msn.com

Medina 4 boxes April 21-22 Dave Stumpf 763-473-3470

jan1dave2@usfamily.net

Wayzata 13 boxes April 28-29 Jack Schindler 612-578-6635

Jack.schindler@target.com

Loretto 2 boxes April 28-29 Randy Elson 612-812-6093
Long Lake 1 box April 28-29 Glen Slaughter   612-473-5977

sand72socks@att.net

Let me know of any corrections to this schedule.

 

  • The Holy Family Prayer Program and Icon

 

  1. As reported previously, the Holy Family Icon will be in our district during the months of May and June. Here’s a draft schedule (in Council number order):
Council Dates
# 3758 – Wayzata May 7 – May 17
# 9601 – Loretto May 18 – May 28
# 12293 – Long Lake May 29 – June 8
# 13096 – Medina June 9 – June 19
# 13506 – Golden Valley June 20 – June 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know if your dates need to be changed for some reason.

 

Information on the Holy Family Prayer Program can be found at https://mnknights.org/prog ram/holy-family-prayer-program/

  • District 1st Degrees

 

  Date Time* Host Council
Date: 5/15/2018 6:15 PM Loretto 9601
Date: 6/12/2018 6:00 PM Medina 13096

 

 

 

 

I’ll be sending a confirmation (or cancellation) notice two weeks before scheduled dates.

 

  • Field Agent

 

As reported previously, John Eagan is our new Field Agent. Hooray! He’s making his rounds, i.e. having already attended Wayzata, Medina, and Loretto council meetings.  He plans to attend Long Lake’s meeting on April 5th.  Again – if you have any insurance needs, be sure to contact John.   Also, please send him the contact information on your new members.

Email: john.egan@kofc.org
Cell: 763-234-1477
Address: 8920 100th ave N, Maple Grove, MN  55311

 

  • Upcoming District Deputy Visits

 

  • Long Lake Council Meeting, April 5th   7:00PM
  • Golden Valley Council Meeting, April 10th 7:00PM
  • Please let me know if the day or time of your council meeting changes.
  • Installation of Officers for District 53 Council Reminders

 

  1. The Good Shepherd Council will host the Mass, installation ceremony and dinner for the Installation of Officers for the 2018-2019 Fraternal Year on Thursday June 21st at the Good Shepherd Church in Golden Valley.   Exact start time is to be determined.
  • Applications for State Awards 

 

    1. You still have a couple days to get your application(s) in for State awards. Submissions must be post marked by April 1st.   Forms can be found at https://mnknights.org/forms-in-due-date-order/
  • Application for Columbian and Star Council Awards

 

  1. Also review activities needed for the SP-7 Columbian Award application (or Star Council if membership and insurance quotas are met) due June 30th. At least four programs are required in each of the Service Program categories (Church, Community, Council, Family, Culture of Life and Youth) with four of these programs being designated as Domestic Church activities. A full listing of Domestic Church activities can be found at www.kofc.org/DomesticChurch . The #SP-7 application is available at www.kofc.org/forms

 

Important note:  Per State Programs Director, Joe George, councils must have a youth director to qualify for these awards.  Both the grand knight and the youth director must then have completed the Safe Environment training.  It is acceptable, however, that the Grand Knight be assigned as the youth director.

 

 

 

  • State Convention (May 18-20, Rochester MN)

 

  • Have delegates register for their hotel room – options are listed at this same url. The deadline to register for a “K of C State Convention room” is April 17th.

 

  •  
  • 2018-2019 Slate of Officer Candidates 

 

    1. The slate of officer candidates for the upcoming 2018-2019 fraternal year should be proposed during your April council meeting. Voting should then take place during your May meeting.
  • Per Capita Assessment 

 

  1. The January assessment from Supreme is due April 10.

State and Regional Activities

  • Metro Area Major Degree

 

  1. Thursday, April 26, St Gerald’s, Brooklyn Park, 1st degree 6:00 PM; 2nd degree 7:00 PM followed by 3rd degree, Host District Deputy: Patrick Farrelly, 763-218-3816

 

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Program (in response to question raised during Loretto’s Council Meeting)

 

In commemoration of our Lady of Guadalupe, one of eight silver roses being carried across North America will be in Minnesota between April 8th and April 29th.   If your council is interested in participating in this program, i.e. receiving the silver rose and conducting a marian prayer service, please contact me or State Silver Rose Chair, Larry Mader,at 320-286-5620 or larry.mader@live.com. At this time, these two-day slots are available:  April 15 and 16, April 18th and 19th, April 23 and 24.  Please respond ASAP if interested.   More information on this program can be found at http://www.runningoftherose.org/en/ and https://mnknights.org/program/silver-rose-program/

 

  • World Day of Prayer for Vocations Sunday April 22nd

 

Consider conducting a vocations awareness event in your parish on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in honor of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. If not this, simply consider reciting the prayer for vocations during your council meeting if you’re not already doing so.  For more information (including a link to the Prayer for Vocations) go to www.kofc.org/vocations

 

  • Founders Day Mass with Archbishop Hebda 

 

    1. A Founders Day Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda on Saturday, April 7th 4:30 pm at St. Bridget’s Parish Community at the St. Austin Church campus, 4050 Upton Avenue North. The Knights’ Choir will be featured.   Membership pins / regalia will be blessed by the Archbishop. A spaghetti dinner will follow.  Please RSVP (for the dinner) by April 4 at 612-529-7779, or elag@stbridgetnorthside.com.
  • Recommended Film: Paul, Apostle of Christ Star Tracker (published 3/15/2018)

 

  1. Paul, Apostle of Christ, was just released on March 23. You are encouraged to see this movie which should be showing up in local theatres. The film, dedicated to the persecuted Christians of today, is an opportunity to spread awareness of their plight among your friends, family and community.
Father McGivney Award (Membership)
Council Members

(7/1)

QUOTA MTD

GAIN

MTD

LOSS

MTD

NET

YTD

GAIN

YTD

LOSS

YTD

NET

PER CENT
Wayzata 3758 155 9 0 0 3 3 0 3   33.33
Loretto 9601 72 5 0 0 0 0 2 -2 -40.00
Long Lake 12293 63 4 0 0 0 0 0 0     0.00
Medina 13096 139 10 0 0 0 3 0 3   30.00
Golden Valley 13506 71 5 0 0 0 3 2 1   20.00

 

Founder’s Award (Insurance)
Council Members QUOTA MTD
GAIN
MTD
LOSS
MTD
NET
YTD
GAIN
YTD
LOSS
YTD
NET
PERCENT
Wayzata 3758 155 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Loretto 9601 72 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Long Lake 12293 63 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Medina 13096 139 3 0 0 0 0 2 -2 -66.57
Golden Valley 13506 71 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 33.33

 

Missing Reports
  185 365 1295
Wayzata 3758     X

 

 

District Deputy Report March 2018

TO: District 53 Grand Knights, Deputy Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, Recorders

FROM: Bill Swing, DD #53

763-479-1168

billjswing@frontiernet.net

RE: District Deputy Report – March 2018

  1. Tootsie Roll Orders

The following orders have been placed and confirmed by State Chairman, Ray Wojtysiak:

Council 3758 Wayzata 13 boxes

Council 9601 Loretto 2 boxes

Council 12293 Long Lake 1 box

Council 13096 Medina 4 boxes

Council 13506 Golden Valley 2 boxes

Chairman Ray has informed me that our orders will be combined with District 52’s (St Alphonsus). He will be giving me the delivery date and pickup information in April. I’ll then be coordinating deliveries with each council.

  1. Field Agent

A field agent has yet to be assigned to the Wayzata, Medina, Long Lake and Loretto councils. If you know someone who is a leader with self-discipline who wants to do well for others while doing well for themselves, Lloyd Cybart, General Agent, would like that person to contact him at 952-686-7720 or lloyd.cybart@kofc.org. The Field Agent position is full time, comes with training/support and has benefits.

  1. St Patrick Day Dinner at St George Community Center in Long Lake

The Long Lake Council extends a warm welcome to all Knights – and their families and friends – to their Council’s St Patrick Day Dinner on Saturday March 17th 5PM to be held in the St George Community Center. Enjoy a wonderful beef and cabbage dinner provided by caterer Von Hanson’s and enjoy the music of Welcome Drive!

Advanced tickets: Adults $12.50; Children (ages 6-13) $8.00

At the door: Adults $15.00; Children (ages 6-13) $10.00

Call the St George Parish Office at 952-473-1247 to purchase tickets or for more information.

  1. Asian Seafood Buffet at Holy Name of Jesus

The Good Samaritan Council will be hosting their famous Asian Seafood Buffet on Friday March 23rd at 5pm in the Good Samaritan Center at Holy Name. Stations of the Cross will follow at 6:30 PM. All Knights, their families and friends are welcome!

Note: If any council wishes to promote their event by having it included in my report, please email me event specifics before the 25th of the month. You are encouraged to disseminate these events to your membership.

  1. District Free Throw Competition

Thanks to the Good Shepherd Council for hosting the District Competition on February 11th. All nine competing contestants qualified for the Regional Free Throw competition that was held at St Vincent De Paul on February 24th.

The State Free Throw Competition will be held on Saturday April 7th at Cathedral High School in St Cloud with registration starting at 8:15am.

  1. District 1st Degree Schedule
Congratulations to Jesus Matinez and Bob Wienzierl on achieving their 1st degrees during the 1st degree ceremony held at Holy Name of Jesus on February 13th. Date Time* Host Council Status
Date: 2/13/2018 6:00 PM Medina 13096 Two candidates achieved 1st degree membership.
Date: 5/15/2018 6:15 PM Loretto 9601
Date: 6/12/2018 6:00 PM Medina 13096

Get Fr. Steve to the Priest’s Retreat!

Let’s get Father Steve to this Priest’s Retreat this summer!   See retreat details at :  https://stpaulcenter.com/events/priests

Jon Hickman has been coordinating this effort.  (Thanks Jon!)  Jon presented to the Council on April 11th and followed up with this email:

As I mentioned, I think it is important that we remind men that this should be a gift in addition to their normal support of Holy Name of Jesus rather than replacing a normal contribution. This is one of the reasons I would rather see many small donations than a few larger ones. Also, many smaller donations will allow more of the men of the parish to participate in sending Fr. Steve to this retreat.

Fr. Steve is truly excited about being able to attend this retreat. While I know we have all seen him excited about events here at Holy Name of Jesus, but to see him excited about something for himself is a real treat – and well timed I believe in light of the recent loss of his sister.

As mentioned, I will prepare some envelopes to leave at the front desk for anyone interested to use in dropping of a donation. Checks if written may be made out to me. As mentioned, if we raise monies beyond the event costs and “traveling money” for Fr. Steve, we will ask him to designate where at Holy Name of Jesus the excess funds should be used.

Thank you all again for the opportunity to address the Knights as well as for your prayers for the success of our “Get Fr. Steve to the Priest’s Retreat” efforts.

Blessings,
Jon

Thank You from Lauri

Early last week our council received the following communication from a wife of one our council members and Director of Sacramental Preparation and Formation at Holy Name of Jesus. So we wanted to be sure and share it with all of our members and friends.
Hi Dave,
 Once again, this email is overdue. A very busy time of the year for the Church as you well know.
I want to thank you and your brother Knights, for your ongoing intentional service for this ministry area. The RCIA Brunch was again a wonderful success and much appreciated by the RCIA participants.
I feel very blessed by your continuous support of this important part of our Church’s hospitality.
In addition, I am overwhelmed by your generosity to cover the costs of the pancake breakfast, for our group, as well as always being there for us.  That is quite a gift, and please know that it doesn’t go unnoticed…(or unsung).
Once again, Thank you and the Council for your wonderful help.
God’s Blessings and generosity to you and your brother Knights,
Lauri
Lauri Becker
Director of Sacramental Preparation and Formation
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community

Annual Asian Seafood Buffet and Stations of the Cross

MEDINA, MN – The Good Samaritan Council of the Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce they will once again be hosting their annual Asian Seafood Buffet. This event will take place in the Good Samaritan Center at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN. and starts at 5pm March 10th, 2017.

This event is hosted by the Good Samaritan Council of Knights of Columbus #13096 and always falls in conjunction with the Stations of the Cross hosted by the Special Needs Program. Over the years it has become a staple for parishioners, local families, and the community at large. If you wish to help volunteer for the event please visit our sign up sheet to register for a slot or tell us and your friends you are coming with our Facebook event

This years menu will include:

  • Vegetable/Noodles and Shrimp
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Fried Rice
  • Tuna Chow Mein
  • Beer Battered Cod
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Fish Sticks
  • Pie/Cake

[US] VICE PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT MARCH FOR LIFE

Supreme Office shared this earlier today & has asked that we share with Brother Knights their friends, families & local media. To read the full article please visit kofc.org

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly talk with Vice President Mike Pence prior to his address to the tens of thousands attending the rally prior to the March for Life (Photo from kofc.org & Matthew Barrick).

WASHINGTON — On Friday, Jan. 27, just days after the presidential inauguration, Vice President Mike Pence spoke to tens of thousands, including members of the Knights of Columbus, gathered to participate in the 2017 March for Life.

The event has taken place every January since 1974, on or near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the nation.

The event kicked off with a rally sponsored by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, which was born out of the grassroots movement that gathered on the first anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

At the rally, Vice President Pence, the highest ranking government official to attend the event during its 44-year history, said, “I am deeply humbled to be the first vice president of the United States ever to attend this event.” On behalf of President Trump, he also thanked the attendees for their stand for life and their compassion for the women and children of America.

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