Council #13958 Feb. Mar. Newsletter

Published by: Gary VanRaalte on 01/28/2017 (239 Hits)    

February March N

                Februrary/March

 

  St. Francis Council                                                                           

 

                 13958 Newsletter

 

 

 

Grand Knight Report -

 

         Brothers, as some of you may know, we have embarked on a new initiative for our council. The “Strategic Planning Committee” held their first meeting this past Tuesday (Jan.24th) . This committee consists of nine members from our council that are dedicated to making this great council even better! (We can always improve, right?) The intention of this committee is to develop a longer term operational blueprint for our council. This includes a “deep dive” look at what we do well and what we can improve upon. The process helps us to analyze our current status and develop a plan to make the council more effective in the Parish and the Community.

 

 

 

Right from the start of our meeting we realized in order set and meet goals we needed to have “Mission Statement” which we could work from. So I have copied our proposed “Mission Statement” which we will discuss at   the next business meeting held on Feb.19th @ 7:00PM in Conf. Room “A”

 

 

 

The prime objective of our strategic planning committee is to increase the overall productivity of our council .Currently, only about  20-25% of the 175 members are engaged in council volunteer work. We will be stronger and better positioned to support the parish and community with more KCs actively involved. It is also a main objective of our committee to explore new fund raising opportunities in order to facilitate our being able to continue with donations to worthy groups even when we will not have the kitchen/family center during church construction.

 

 

 

We all need to strive to be better, or we will become stagnant! Please help us in any way you can. We are open to ideas, all you have to do is call me @ (231) 883-3532 or e mail me grvanraalte2@gmail.com

 

 

 

We will keep the council informed at every meeting as to our Ideas,plans,timelines !

 

 

 

Thank you, G.K. Gary VanRaalte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knights Birthdays Februrary/March

 

 

 

02/03  Bradley  Parker

 

02/06  Phillip Parker

 

02/10  Rev. Anthony Cureton

 

02/10  Thomas VanSipe

 

02/12  Roger Sladek

 

02/13  Isaiic Healy

 

02/14  Francis DeMarsh

 

02/14  Gilbert Gauthier

 

02/15  Chris Grace

 

02/18  John Roeser

 

02/20  Donald Schopieray

 

02/28  Joseph Lamie

 

 

 

 

 

03/04  Raja Asava

 

03/06  Phillip Detloff

 

03/09  Rev. Ronald Gronowski

 

03/14  Steven Swan

 

03/17  Joshua Niewiadomski

 

03/22  Deacon Thomas Bousamra

 

03/26  Raymond Hosek

 

03/30  Trevor House

 

 

 

 

 

  Wishing all of our Knights with birthdays a very Happy & Blessed Birthday !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             Officers 2016/2017

 

 

 

Grand Knight – Gary VanRaalte

 

     e-mail tech51@charter.net

 

Deputy Grand Knight – Al Henning

 

     e-mail hennhouse2014@gmail.com

 

Chancellor – Ken Brzozowski

 

      e-mail  kbrzozowski@hotmail.com

 

Warden – Francis “Skip” DeMarsh

 

     e-mail skuli22@aol.com

 

Recorder – Al Svec

 

     e-mail albion@acegroup.cc

 

Advocate – Wayne Sterenberg

 

     e-mail waynes@jordanex.com

 

Treasurer – Greg Harrand

 

     e-mail greg@iharrand.com

 

Financial Secretary – Dave Jodway

 

     e-mail davejodway@charter.net

 

Trustee    Larry Herman

 

     e-mail  larry591@centurytel.net

 

Trustee    Greg Ingold

 

     e-mail  lagingold@hagerty.com

 

Trustee    Howard Super

 

     e-mail   howardsuper16@yahoo.com

 

Chaplain   Rev. Fr. Kenneth Stachnik

 

Lecturer    Rev. Fr. Benjamin Rexroat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Activities

 

Februrary

 

 

 

02/04/17  Saturday

 

Father Fred Frostbite Food Drive !  contact Ken Brzozowski (269)598-0812

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/06/17  Monday Social Social :

 

  “Italian Night”

 

This will be an evening of information and photos from one of our Knights ,taken when our group from St. Francis was in Rome last fall for a pilgrimage.. Council will furnish Decaf Coffee,& water.

 

Please bring a Italian dish to pass! If your last name starts with: A—H  a main dish

 

      : I—P  Salad or appetizer

 

      :Q---Z  Dessert

 

Contact Al Henning: (231) 357-5490

 

 

 

 

 

02/11/17   “Early  Spring K. of C. Picnic   After the Saturday 4:00PM Mass   We will serve “plevalean burgers”,hot dogs, potatoe salad,Decaf Coffee,Lemonade,Water,Iced Tea, and cookies for dessert 

 

Contact :Sam Pratt 231 392 9111  or Rene’ Lebel 231 620 5473

 

 

 

02/18/17Saturday & 02/19/17Sun K. of C. Bake Sale after all weekend Masses..Contact: Richard Kras 231 421 1767

 

 

 

 

 

02/19/17 Sunday 5:30 PM

 

“Admissions Degree”  Christ the King Church

 

Ceremony starts @ 6:00PM,candidates must arrive by 5:30PM

 

Contact : Gary 231 883 3532

 

 

 

02/20/17

 

Business Meeting 7:00PM

 

Conf. Rom “A”

 

 

 

 

 

03/01/17  Start up of Forty Cans For Lent.  We will have a grocery cart stationed in the welcome area of the church for collection of non-perishable food items for our St. Francis Food Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

03/06/17  Social Night

 

Baby Shower , please bring baby clothes to help fill a dresser for the Pregnancy Care Center of Traverse City.We will provide the dresser! Decaf Coffee and Water will be available,please bring snacks to pass!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/12/17

 

 

 

Pancake Breakfast after both Sunday Morning Masses

 

Contact :Rene’ Lebel  231 620 5473

 

 

 

 

 

03/19/17

 

“Admissions Degree” 5:30PM Christ the King Church

 

Contact: Gary VanRaalte  231 883 3532

 

 

 

03/20/17 Monday Business Meeting  7:00PM  Conf. Room A    contact Gary VanRaalte

 

231 883 3532

 

 

 

 

 

ONE LAST NOTE:

 

We have a Facebook page,it is-- traverse city st. Francis knights of Columbus  

 

Check it out! We intend to keep it current with events and notices for our council!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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