Council Minutes 2010 February

Knights of Columbus

Good Samaritan

Council Meeting  

Date: 2/9/2010


  1. The Council was called to order at 7:35 PM by GK Jim Seifert
  2. Warden’s Report on Membership Card by Earl Forrence
  3. Prayer was offered by GK Jim Seifert
  4. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag 
  5. Roll Call of Officers:
Chaplain Rev. Sam Catapano A Advocate David Stumpf A
Grand Knight James Seifert P Warden Davonne Yang A
Deputy Grand Knight James Grube P Inside Guard David Sheffield A
Chancellor Dan Cincoski P Outside Guard Craig Lyon A
Recorder Joe Badalucco P Trustee 3 yr Patrick Karn A
Financial Secretary Bill Swing P Trustee 2 yr Thomas Silver P
Treasurer Mark Mertens P Trustee 1 yr Martin Dehen A
Lecturer Earl Forrence P                          Present 8     Absent 7


  1. Opening Ode
  • Motion to dismiss with the Opening and Closing Odes proposed, seconded and carried.


  1. Reading of Minutes of Previous Meeting
    • January 12, 2010 Council meeting minutes were read and approved.
    • January 12, 2010 Council meeting minutes were sent to Officers and Trustees on January 27, 2009.
    • A copy of the minutes may be obtained by a member in good standing upon request of the Grand Knight.



  1. Membership Director’s Report:


  1. Reading of Notices of Applications in other Councils
  • None


  1. Initiations
  • 2 on 1/16/2010
    1. Tom Myers
    2. Butch Schuelke


  1. Grand Knight’s Report – Read by GK Siefert
    1. Report filed by FS Bill Swing on January 30, 2010.
    2. FS Bill Swing filed the Tax Exempt Organization Notice Form 990-N for the year calendar ending 12/31/2009.
    3. The IRS accepted the filing on February 1, 2010
      1. Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (Form 1728)
        • 10 Individual Fraternal Activity surveys returned (11% of membership).
        • Survey sample results used to project total Council fraternal activity.
        • Report filed by FS Bill Swing on January 30, 2010
        • GK recommendation for next year:
          1. Distribute the Individual Fraternal Activity survey form at the Christmas Party.
          2. Send out the Individual Fraternal Activity survey form with the annual dues statement to be returned to the Council with the dues payment.
          3. Make the Individual Fraternal Activity survey form available at the January Council meeting.
      2. Council Partnership Profile with Special Olympics
      3. Annual Report of Tax Exempt Organization
      4. Council Growth and Development Form
        • GK Jim Seifert mailed the Survey form to Supreme Council February 8, 2010.
      5. Wednesday Night Fine Dining Update
        • Ken Grogg, the Holy Name Parish volunteer has obtained full-time employment and is unable to head up the program.
        • Contingency plans: Steve Zylla plans to pre-cook food on Sunday or Tuesday.
        • The Program needs 1-2 more persons to come in at 2 p.m. on Wednesday to help Jim Franzen with food preparation and setup for serving at 5:15 p.m.
        • The program also needs 1-2 more regular volunteers. Weekly staffing count between 5-8 pm varies widely.
      6. Council Liability Insurance
        • FS Bill Swing has obtained competitive proposals for Liability insurance coverage.
        • Insurance budget authorization to be sought at tonight’s Council meeting.
        • Grand Knight, Financial Secretary and Trustees to make final decision.
      7. Major Degree Exemplifications
        1. Vincent de Paul, Osseo, Saturday, January 16, 2010
          • Butch Schuelke and Tom Myers, presented by DGK Jim Grube, completed 1st-2nd-3rd degree.
        2. Upcoming Degree Exemplifications
          • KC Hall, Anoka, Sunday, February 14, 2010 (moved up from 02/21/2010)
          • Council 13096 has 1 3rd degree candidate pending (Mike Stowe).
          • Council 13096 has 1 1st-2nd-3rd degree application pending (Larry Allar).
        3. Marian KC Hall, Bloomington, Sunday, March 7, 2010
        4. Peters Church, North St. Paul, Saturday, March 20, 2010
  2. KC Perpetual Adoration Hour – For the Good of the Order
  • Every Friday, 8 PM
  • Eight Knights participate at this time.
  • Consider officially filling the 9-10 PM hour (currently open).
  • Jim Grube is scheduling the monthly rotation.
  • More KC Brothers are invited to join the KC Adoration Hour or any other open hour. Check the HNOJ website or contact Jim Grube for details.
  1. 1st Qtr Service Program Events
  • Wednesday Night Fine Dining
    • Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10
    • Spring / Easter Break – 3 weeks
    • Program resumes – All 4 Wednesday’s in April
  • Council Meetings
    • Tue, Mar 9, 2010 7:10 pm Rosary, 7:30 pm Call to Order
    • Sun, Mar 21, 2010 7:00 pm – Quarterly Officer Meeting @ Lund’s Plymouth Community Room
  • Seafood Buffet – Fri, Feb 26, 2010
    • Sign up to work at
    • KC’s will provide a free meal for New HNOJ Members.
  • Pancake Breakfast – Sun, Mar 7, 2010
    • Proceeds to Council charity.
    • Two more Spring 2010 breakfasts, proceeds to Council charity.
  1. April 11, 2010
  2. May 16, 2010 (Walleye Season Opener)



  • Council Corporate Mass
    • March 21, 2010 10:30 a.m. Mass.
    • Council and Families special seating section
    • Receive the Eucharist together.
    • Navy suit / sport coat jacket.
    • Mass is to commemorate Founder’s Day – Mon, Mar 29, 2010 (Monday in Holy Week).
    • Bulletin announcement
  • Nomination Committee Activation – Call for Nominations
    • Knight of the Year
    • Family of the Year
    • Outstanding Service Program
  • Reminder: Panera Social Time
    • Tue, Feb 23 7:30 am
    • Tue, Mar 30 7:30 am
  1. District Updates
  • DGK Jim Grube attended District 53 meeting January 14, 2010
  • March Membership Blitz – “Power of 10” program.
  • KC Recruitment Brochure template.
  • KC Free Throw Contest Dates
    • Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 @ Holy Name, District Level Event
    • Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 @ Holy Name, Regional Level Event
  • Levy Restaurants Fund Raising Opportunity
    • Staffing Xcel Energy Center events
    • Wayzata Council wants to partner with at least one other Council
  1. Each Council to provide 4 members and a supervisor (contact)
  2. 6-7 hour shifts, starting 2-3 hours before the event.
  • Tootsie Roll Weekend
    • April 24-25, 2010
    • We need to locate site(s) for Friday, Saturday funds solicitation
    • Holy Name of Jesus is the District 53 drop site.
    • Each Council to order 2 extra cases for distribution to military service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan
    • Order Due date March 1, 2010
  • KC Day at Twins game – August 22, 2010
  • Next District 53 meeting, Thursday, April 8, 2010, hosted by Wayzata Council.



  1. State Updates
  • Food for Families Report Due March 1, 2010
  • State Forms Due April 10, 2010
    • Year End Program Report
    • State Council Service Program Award Entry Form
    • State Council Service Awards Entry Forms
    • Knight of the Year
    • Family of the Year
  • State Convention
    • May 14-16, 2010, St. Cloud
    • State Raffle Tickets available for purchase at tonight’s Council meeting.
  1. Supreme Updates
  • Membership Statement as of 01/29/2010
    • Total Membership 96
    • Year to Date Change -2
    • Percent of Quota (7) Achieved 0%



  1. Chaplin’s Report
  • No report


  1. Treasurer’s Report
  • Council account balance: $ 4828.48 as of 2/9/2010
  • Check cashed by Jim Lannan for RSVP
  • Tootsie Roll account minimum balance is $250.00 to avoid service fees. Need to get to that amount.


  1. Financial Secretary’s Report
  • Total Receipts Reported: $ 690.00
  • Expenses totaling: $ 426.17
  • 2nd half of 2009 audit report is complete
  • Motion to accept Treasurer’s and Financial Secretary’s report was approved


  1. Grand Knight Reading of Treasurer’s Receipts, Financial Secretary Vouches for Deposit
  • Treasurers Receipts at meeting totaling: $ 0.00
  • Motion to accept was approved


  1. Reading of Bills and Communications
  • None


  1. Financial Secretary’s Report of Receipts of Meeting
  • No funds received at the meeting.


  1. Report of Auditors and Trustees
  • None


  1. Chancellor’s Report on Vocations
  • None


  1. Service Program Committee Reports
  • No report


  1. Recruitment Activity (Membership Director)
  • March Blitz
  • Target is 10 new members by June


  1. Retention Committee Report
  • No report


  1. Program Director
    • Director – Jim Grube
    • Church Activity – George Laurance
  • Prolife meeting held on 1/16 at Panera
    • Discussed moving the Children’s Memorial across the street by mausoleum
    • Discussed placing memorial to unborn in front of HNOJ church
    • Karen Karn took pictures of other memorials for ideas. Some are very elaborate and costly
    • George is doing cost estimates of different designs
    • Also discussing the possibility of tying the memorial to the unborn with a the Rosary walk project
    • At this time many ideas are being considered. Bottom line, the committee needs to come to the council with specific proposals and associated costs.
  • Memorial for the unborn: Feel free to attend the committee meetings
    • Community Activity
  • No report
    • Council Activity
  • No report
    • Family Activity
  • No report
    • Youth Activity
  • No report


  1. Report of Standing Committees
  • No report


  1. Unfinished Business
  • Dinner to honor priests (“Year of the Priest”). Proposed doing on 6/19. Coordinate with the VBS picnic and do as a barbecue.
  • Motion carried to allocate proceeds from the Seafood Buffet to the Food for Families Program
  • Dan C. motioned to make the Seafood Buffet a fund raiser and to raise meal prices:
    • $8.00 for adults
    • $5.00 for children under 12
    • $30.00 cap for a single family

Motion was carried

  • Father Joseph has agreed to participate in the Seafood Buffet. He will coordinate with Davonne
  • Recap of Cinnamon Roll fund raiser:
    • Netted over $3500.00
    • Could have used more help


  1. New Business
    • FS seeked approval to financial support for:
      • Student Loan Program
      • Jim Campbell Fund
      • Pennies for Seminarians
      • Motion carried to approve $261.00
    • FS report on insurance quotes:
      • 1st quote was $343/year for $1 mill. liability (Name of insurance broker?)
      • 2nd quote was $270.00/yr. from Auto Owners Insurance (Golden Valley council purchased from this company)
      • 3rd quote was $500.00/yr from McAlpine Agency
      • Motion was carried to approve up to $400.00 for a policy, subject to review and approval by the council
    • Urban Home Works – Dan C.
      • Bought 25condemned homes for $1 from city of St. Paul
      • Purchased them to be rebuilt and resold
      • Try to rebuild as multi-family dwellings
      • Check with Dan Gallagher about volunteer opportunities. Scheduled once a month


  1. Fourth Degree
  • Next exemplification is scheduled for 4/17 in Duluth
  • Dan C. has Form 400’s if anyone is interested in attending.


  1. Field Agent’s Report
  • Highly recommended reading the Supreme’s article in the Columbia magazine about the KofC’s Insurance


  1. District Deputy’s Report
  • No report


  1. Good of the Order
  • Deacon Terry Schneider’s family
  • Deacon Sam Catapano
  • Earl Forrence and family
  • Davonne Yang and his wife
  • Mark Best and family
  • Bill Cavanaugh
  • Don Carstens
  • Pat Karn and family
  • All priests
  • Tim Silver – for his recent safe return from a tour in Iraq
  • Dave Novak’s parents – thanksgiving for recent improvements in father’s health and his mother’s successful operation


  1. Chaplain’s Summation
  • None


  1. Closing Prayer
  • Closing Prayers were said at: 9:23 PM


  1. Meeting Adjourned (Closing Ode, dismissed above)
  • Meeting Adjourned at 9:24 PM


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