The January 8, 2019 Council meeting was called to order at 7:38
PM by Grand Knight Rode
Warden’s Report on Membership Cards by Dan Cincoski
Opening Prayer offered by Grand Knight Rode
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
5. Roll Call of Officers
(P) Absent (A)
Trustee 2 Year
Non-Officer Council Members in Attendance (10 members present for votes): Bill Swing also attended in his
role as District #53 Deputy.
Knights of Columbus Guests: Bill Swing also attended in his role as
District #53 Deputy.
Opening Ode: The
Council elected to dispense with the opening ode.
Chaplain’s Report: None
Reading of Minutes of Previous Meeting: The Council approved the
record of the Council finances and actions of the November 13, 2018 General Membership
Report of Admission Committee and Reading of Applications: No report
Balloting for Membership (new, readmission. reapplications, transfers): No action was taken.
Grand Knight’s Report:
Refer to items #23, #24 and #27.
15. Treasurer’s Report:
The Council account balance was $6,668.57 as of January 8, 2019.
This included $0.77 interest earned in 2018.
Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was approved.
Financial Secretary’s Report: Total Receipts reported for the period: $1,035.00 (1 batch); Total
Disbursements reported for the period: $2,565.25 (8 vouchers: $121.13,
$60.50, $99.00, $84.62, $400.00, $400.00, $400.00 and $1,000.00). Motion
to accept the Financial Secretary’s report was approved. Motion to pay the
Council bills was approved.
Grand Knight Reading of Treasurer’s Receipts, Financial Secretary Vouchers for
Deposit – See Financial Secretary’s
Report, #16 above.
Report of Auditors and Trustees – No report
Chancellor’s Report on Vocations – No report
Service Program Committee Reports
Director: Dave Stumpf – No report
Director: Earl Forrence – No report
- Vocations Chairman:
Tom Silver – No report
- Community Director:
Chris Kostelc – No report
- Life Director:
Pat Karn – No report
Servcies; Dr. Stephen Johnson – No
Relations: Matt Mamura – No report
- Family Director:
Jim Grube – No report
Director: John Rode – No report
Committee 1: Dan Cincoski – No report
Committee 2: Dave Stumpf – No report
Committee 3: Mark Mertens – No report
Committee: Ed Hagerty reported that a
number of Council members failed to pay their 2018 dues. This report sparked a discussion regarding
what the Council should do relative to the delinquent members.
Promotion: Tom Murphy – No report
- Chaplain: Not assigned
- Lecturer: Marty Dehen – No report
Report of the Round Table Chairman – Not applicable
Report of Standing Committees – No report
Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians Icon residence at Holy Name –
District Deputy Bill Swing noted that the icon was prominently displayed in the
Adoration Chapel from December 10th to December 20th. District Deputy Swing advised that Frank
Renshaw represented HNOJ Administrative
staff for placement of the icon.
Growing the order – Grand Knight Rode expressed to the Council his
desire to have the Council meet for a separate meeting to discuss how the
Council can increase its membership. The
meeting is to occur January 29th at 7:00 PM at John’s home – 2025 Black Oaks
Lane North, Plymouth. Grand Knight Rode
intends to include John Egan, our Field Agent.
Grand Knight Rode will make sure an email blast is sent out to the
District 53 meeting – District Deputy Swing advised the Council that the
criteria for the issuance of state awards have been made more restrictive, thus
state awards will be harder to receive in the future.
District Deputy Swing mentioned the
four pillars of the Faith in Action model:
faith, family, community and life.
Please refer to his report under #27.
Christmas Eve parking – Eugene Dust reported Jim Grube coordinated the
parking activities in his absence on December 24, 2018. Jim reported that a number of members, together
with family members and parishioners made the work a success. Jim and Tom Silver noted that the act of
wishing families a Merry Christmas as they left their vehicles helped the
parishioners “get into the spirit” as they walked into Church.
Free throw competition – Grand Knight Rode reported Bill Swing, Joe Badalucco
and he met to discuss the competition and decided to forego the 2019 cycle in
favor of preparation for the 2020 cycle.
Further information is contained in the District Deputy’s report – #27.
24. New Business
Cinnamon roll weekend – Tom Silver reported the weekend will be January
25-27. Bill Swing volunteered to send a
flyer to the membership soliciting help.
Tom indicated the greatest need is Friday evening cleanup and Sunday
morning sales. Tom reported that Josh
Phinney, a manager at Hy-Vee grocery store, has offered to provide a price break
for the rolls and frosting.
Council receipt of Columbian Award – Grand Knight passed around among
the Council the Columbian Award plaque the Council earned last fraternal year.
1st Degree Exemplification – The next exemplification is scheduled for
6:00 PM April 9th. Tom Murphy is to take
the lead in the coordination of activities related to the exemplification.
Knights of Columbus survey – Grand Knight Rode advised the members that
the survey is due January 31, 2019, and asked that the members fill out and
return their surveys as soon as possible so the roll-up and submittal can occur
by the 31st.
5. Requests for donations – Grand Knight Rode
reported that he has received requests for financial assistance from St.
Stephen’s, Missions, Inc. and others organizations. After limited discussion, no further action
Purchase of rosaries – Earl Forrence had advised the officers via email
that the Council needs 15 each of the black and the white Knights of Columbus
rosaries for the Adoration Chapel, members brought into the Council, and the
RCIA candidates. In addition, 156 each
of the blue and clear crystal rosaries are needed for Confirmation candidates
and the NPH orphanage. Tom Silver
volunteered to purchase the rosaries, with reimbursement to be provided. Motion to make up to $500 available for the
purchase of the rosaries was approved.
Note: Tom subsequently purchase
the crystal rosaries at a cost of approximately $300.00, including shipping
Council website – Bill Swing volunteered to serve as the Council’s
webmaster. The condition of the website
was the subject of discussion, and Bill indicated he would work to make the
website more user friendly. Bill also
asked officers to develop their postings in a Word document and submit them to
him for posting on the website and email distribution to the Council.
Council credit card – Treasurer Mertens reported that Wells Fargo has
issued a credit card to the Council for its use. Motion to use the credit card for business to
business transactions was approved.
Holy Name of Jesus school fundraiser – Grand Knight Rode reported that a
representative of the school has solicited the Council for assistance in the
raising of funds for the school. Motion
to give $100.00 to the school for its use in its fundraising effort was approved.
Report of the Fourth Degree – Dan Cincoski reported that the Fourth
Degree Knights renewed their 1st through 4th degree obligations on January 7,
2019 at St. Peter and Paul Parish in Loretto.
Those who brought swords to the event had their swords blessed. Dan also reported the spring exemplification
will occur in Bloomington, May 14/15.
Field Agent’s Report – John Egan is the Council’s Field Agent. John’s contact information is: email – [email protected]
cell phone – 763-234-1477 and address – 8920 100th Avenue North, Maple Grove,
27. District Deputy’s Report: District Deputy Swing submitted a written
report for January, 2019. Following are
the subjects addressed in his report.
New Year message – All Council members were encouraged to embrace the
four new pillars of the Faith in Action model:
faith, family, community and life, and think about how our Council may
best respond. District Deputy Swing
offered what the Council should engage in each of the four categories in order
to comply with the minimums of the Knights of Columbus to achieve the Columbian
award. He recommended the members refer
to the website at:
KofC.org/faithinaction for more background and information.
Degree schedule – The degree schedule for the year calls for an April 9,
2019 1st Degree Exemplification at 6:00 PM at Holy Name.
Free throw competition – The Wayzata and Golden Valley Councils will be
sponsoring local competitions. The
district competition will be held February 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Good
Shepard School gymnasium, with the regional competition to occur February 9,
2019 at the St. Vincent de Paul School gymnasium in Brooklyn Park.
January District Deputy visits – District Deputy Swing will visit Holy
Name January 8, 2019.
Major Degree Exemplification schedule – The schedule is as follows:
- January 26, 2019
– St. Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Park, with 1st Degree at 9:00 AM, 2nd Degree at
10:30 AM and 3rd Degree following
- February 6, 2019
– St. John Vianney, St. Paul, with 1st Degree at Noon, 2nd Degree at 1:00 PM
and 3rd Degree following
- February 23, 2019
– St. Timothy, Blaine, with 1st Degree at 9:00 AM, 2nd Degree at 10:00 AM and 3rd
Supreme Convention – A website link will soon be available for Knights
to select volunteer opportunities.
Seminarians join free – This is a new membership offer where seminarians
may join the Knights of Columbus and enjoy free membership as long as they
remain in the seminary, or are ordained to the priesthood.
Good of the Order:
- Christopher “Kip”
Walker and wife Susan
- Dick and Mary Alice
- Jerry and Joanne
- George Laurance
- Tom Silver
- Earl Forrence
- Paul Silver (Tom
- Bill Rudolph
- Davone Yang and
- David Novack and
- Father Steve and
- Those suffering
from the effects of natural disasters
- Those preparing
- Those in troubled
- The unborn and
- Prayers of thanks
for Pope Francis
- All Bishops,
Priests and Religious
- The unemployed
and those seeking work
- Troubled youth
- In thanksgiving
for prayers answered
- For all Brother
Knights and their families in need of our prayers
- Candidates for
- Police officers
- Armed Forces
- All 1st
29. Closing Prayer:
The closing prayers were offered at 9:17 PM.
Closing Ode: The
Council dispensed with the closing ode.
Meeting Adjourned: The
meeting was adjourned at 9:18 PM.
Jim Grube, Recording Secretary