Membership Meeting Minutes February 2016

emaillogo Date: February 9, 2016

  • The Council meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m. by GK Stumpf
  • Warden’s Report on Membership Cards by Tom Silver
  • Opening Prayer offered by GK Stumpf
  • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
  • Roll Call of Officers:
Chaplain Fr. John Drees    A Advocate Tom Silver P
Grand Knight Dave Stumpf P Warden Jason Touw A
Deputy Grand Knight John Rode P Inside Guard John Gooley A
Chancellor Eugene Dust P Outside Guard Pat Karn A
Recorder Jim Grube P Trustee 3 yr Bill Swing P
Financial Secretary Edward Hagerty P Trustee 2 yr Earl Forrence P
Treasurer Mark Mertens P Trustee 1 yr Daniel Cincoski P
Lecturer Martin Dehen P Present: 11 Absent: 4


  • Non-Officer Council Members in Attendance: (12 members present for votes)
    1. Jim Martin 
  • Knights of Columbus Guests:
    1. District Deputy Tom Mechels
  • Opening Ode
    1. The Council dispensed with the Opening Ode.
  • Chaplain’s Report
    1. None
  • Reading of Minutes of Previous Meeting
    1. Record of Council finances and actions of January 12, 2016 General Membership meeting read by Recorder Jim Grube. APPROVED
  • Report of Admission Committee and Reading of Applications
    1. No report
  • Balloting for Membership (new, readmission, reapplications, transfers)
    1. No action taken.
  • Initiations
    1. Plan is to schedule own 1st degree exemplification in July for Kory LeCroix
    2. Mike Zylla attended an exemplification for the 2nd and 3rd
  • Grand Knight Report – Report Attached.
  • Treasurer’s Report
    1. Council account balance – $3,254.48 as of February 9, 2016
    2. Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report – Approved
  • Financial Secretary’s Report
  1. Financial Secretary Hagerty reported:
    1. Total Receipts reported: $1,640.00 in two receipt batches
    2. Total Disbursements reported: $135.00 (2 Vouchers: $75.00 and $60.00)
  2. Motion to accept the Financial Secretary’s Report – Approved
  3. Motion made to pay bills – Approved
  • Grand Knight Reading of Treasurer’s Receipts, Financial Secretary Vouchers for Deposit
    1. See Financial Secretary’s Report – #16 above.
  • Report of Auditors and Trustees
    1. No report
  • Chancellor’s Report on Vocations
    1. No report
  • Service Program Committee Reports – refer to attached GK Report
    1. Program Director – Unassigned – No report
    2. Church Director – Earl Forrence – No report
    3. Vocations – Tom Silver – No report
    4. Community Director – No report
    5. Culture of Life – No report
    6. Council Service – Ed Ayd – No report
    7. Public Relations – Jason Touw – Jim Grube reported that Jason had volunteered to hold a tutorial for the Council officers. The tutorial will be held in the school computer lab at 7:00 PM on either February 16 or 23.
    8. Family Service – Jim Grube – No report
    9. Youth Activity – Unassigned – No report
    10. Membership – Dan Cincoski reported he has been approached by a new parishioner who expressed interest in joining the Council. Dan will follow up on the expression of interest.

Dan Cincoski reported the Council has 127 active members: 52 insurance members and 75 associate members.

  1. Recruitment – Unassigned – No report
  2. Retention – Jim Grube – No report
  3. Lecturer – Marty Dehen – No report
  4. HNOJ Life Commission – Tom Silver, Earl Forrence – No report
  • Report of the Round Table Chairman
    1. Not Applicable
  • Report of Standing Committees
    1. No report
  • Unfinished Business
  1. a) Cinnamon Roll Update – Tom Silver submitted a written summary of the 26th Annual Pro-Life Cinnamon Roll Bake Sale that took place January 22 – 24. Over 50 volunteers baked and frosted over 1,300 rolls, with no rolls left after the Sunday 5:30 p.m. Mass. 20 Council members and family members volunteered. The sale yielded $4,600 in receipts with $4,500 to be donated to 6 Pro-Life Organizations: Pro-Life Across America, MCCL, Pro-Life Action Ministries, North Side Life Care, Birth Rite of MN, and Southwest Options in Hopkins. Each organization will receive a $750 check.
  2. b) KC Free Throw Results – GK Dave Stumpf reported the Wayzata and Holy Name Councils had 18 students participate, with 12 Council winners advancing to the District competition. 7 students are advancing to the Regional competition.
  3. c) Pancake Breakfast proceeds for Kitchen Fund. Motion: To donate $1,300 to the Kitchen Fund. Approved
  4.  d) RCIA Brunch Feb 14th – GK Dave Stumpf reported 5 Knights are to assist in presentation of the brunch.
  5.    e) Pay Pal – This issue was held over to the February 9, 2016 Council meeting.
  • New Business
    1. Feed My Starving Children – GK Dave Stumpf reported that the St. George Council is joining with St. Joseph’s Parish of New Hope for this event on February 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, however it is opposite the Wednesday Night Fine Dining.
    2. Pancake Buffet March 6th – Members were urged to sign up to help.
    3. c)   Seafood Buffet March 11th – Davonne Yang has reduced the menu and will forward it to GK Dave Stumpf who will forward it to the Council. The kitchen should be available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for food preparation.
    4. d)   RCIA Easter Vigil celebration March 26th – 6 or 7 Knights are needed to serve the attendees. Earl Forrence was authorized to purchase 13 black KC rosaries for the candidates at a $50 cost.
    5.     e) Wheelchair Mission – This issue has been tabled indefinitely.
    6.    f) Semiannual Council Audit due Feb. 15th – It will be signed after the February 9th Council meeting.
    7. g) Knights Retreat – Jim Martin reported on the retreat facilities at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo and the retreat he made in January at a cost of $160. Jim has information on all the weekends for 2016 and recommended the Council consider a group attendance at a future weekend retreat.
  • Report of the Fourth Degree
    1. Exemplification is scheduled for April 16 in St. Cloud.
    2. Dan Cincoski will be the next Comptroller effective July1
    3. Ed Ayd will be the next Navigator effective July 1`
    4. Eugene Dust will be the next Scribe effective July 1
  • Field Agent’s Report – David Novack
    1. No report
  • District Deputy’s Report – Thomas Mechels
    1. DD Tom Mechels reported the State Convention will be May 14/15 in St. Cloud
    2. Officer installation will occur on June 17 in Long Lake
    3. DD Tom Mechels congratulated the Council for all its works for the Parish and public.
  • Good of the Order
    1. Joe & Dan Vorderbruggen and family on the death of Joe’s daughter Adrianna while serving our country overseas.
    2. Ed Silver (Tom Silver’s brother)
    3. Paul Silver (Tom Silver’s brother)
    4. Christopher “Kip” Walker and wife Susan
    5. Mike Zylla
    6. Father Marty Fleming
    7. Dick Hargarten
    8. Jerry Sisk
    9. George Laurance
    10. Kao Pafoua Yang
    11. Jim Lannan
    12. Gary Collyard
    13. Earl Forrence
    14. Nina Osorio mother of 2 children (Jason Touw friend)
    15. Prayers of thanks for Pope Francis
    16. Bishops and Priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis
    17. “Troubled youth”
    18. In thanksgiving for prayers answered
    19. For all Brother Knights and their families in need of our prayers
  • Chaplain’s Summation
    1. No report.
  • Closing Prayer
    1. Closing Prayers were offered at 8:50 p.m.
  • Closing Ode
    1. The Council dispensed with the Closing Ode.
  • Meeting Adjourned
    1. Meeting Adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Calendar Reminders:

  • Breakfast Buffet – March 6
  • Seafood Buffet – March 11

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