Knights of Columbus Father William P. O’Reilley Council #4967 PO Box 9072 North St. Paul MN 55109 . ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED July 2012 EDITION -(fold line--------- KC Newsletter Knights of Columbus Father William P. O’Reilley Council #4967 North St. Paul, MN Father William P. O’Reilley Council News July 2012 Volume 3; Issue 35 IMPORTANT: Would you like to receive occasional announcements and volunteer opportunities via email? If so, please email Trustee Scott Franzmeier at [email protected] and simply write your name & then “KC EMAILS” in the subject line. The past Grand Knight's dinner was an enjoyable GRAND KNIGHTS MESSAGE INSURANCE CORNER Why I Fired My Financial Planner Hello Brother Knights, As we begin another Fraternal year I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you as Grand Knight. I am very excited about the upcoming year. I know it will be challenging, fun, rewarding, and profitable for charity, and at the same time maybe a little intimidating. I know we will have a successful year because we have a great Council and my goal for the year is to maintain the successes we have had and hopefully explore some new opportunities. We have some challenges ahead especially concerning the Marriage Amendment and the attacks on our Religious Freedom, but together with our Brother Knights through hard work and prayer I believe we can prevail. As we enter a new Fraternal year I would ask for your prayers for me as a leader, our Council as a whole and the entire Knights of Columbus Worldwide that we can pass the Marriage amendment and continue the work the Father Michael J McGivney started. I would ask at the next general membership meeting August 20th that you as a member of the Knights of Columbus would consider a donation to the Marriage Amendment, we will have a basket for donations. The State Deputy pledged $50,000 to the Marriage Amendment at the state convention and asked each Knight in the state to consider at least a $1.00 donation, together we can pass this crucial Amendment. Vivat Jesus Terry Thelen Grand Knight It was early in 2001 and I had had enough! A couple years earlier, a good friend of mine (still is), who worked at an investment firm seemed to have a decent track record of picking winning mutual funds. I had a few dollars to invest and he was certainly likeable. I decided to give him a shot. My funds did well initially (although really no better than the market average). While I continually questioned him about the wisdom of leaving this money invested in stocks instead of taking the winnings off the table (like a good gambler should!), he insisted I was just being “paranoid” and that I would be crazy to abandon 20% annual growth! My question to him of “why is it with you that it's always a good time to buy, but never a good time to sell?” fell mostly on deaf ears. Unfortunately, the professional part of our relationship was about to end. The decade + long “crash” came soon after, but I didn't wait that long to get out. I asked my planner why it didn't occur to him that I sell while the market was at least somewhat on the high side. His response: “Who could have predicted this, Dale?” That was it! I offered that it was his job to predict this stuff. After all, I reminded him, “that's why I pay you.” He suddenly got very quiet and apologized stating that I was right. He generously picked up the lunch tab and we set a golf date. Six months later, he decided to exit the business. Granted, I surely didn't expect him to predict every dip accurately, but I did expect him to accurately predict long term trends based on solid economic indicators. He finally admitted to me that there was a great deal of pressure on him to keep me invested in the market. The “conventional wisdom” is that over the long term the market returns 10%. Really? Dividends notwithstanding, the Nasdaq is virtually at the same place it was over 12 years ago, as is the S & P 500 and the Dow Jones. That's not 10%, it's 0%! For me, and for many, 12 years is a long time with no growth! On the other hand, my KC financial products have provided me with significant growth! Even I had to learn the hard way hat taking it slow and steady is often the BEST way to build and protect a nest egg! What is your faith like in our current economic conditions? If you would like more information on KC guaranteed growth financial products, call me! God bless, Dale Robinson, FIC Certified Senior Advisor Knights of Columbus Field Agent 651-757-4400 (office) [email protected] MEMBERSHIP Please Pray For Justice Remember the picnic is a great place to socialize with our fellow members and their families. If you know someone that might be interested in joining invite them to join in the fun and get to know who we are. Thank You Volunteers We seem to have had a great year with many volunteers for the events it took a lot of man-hours to pull them off. It is incredible what we can accomplish when we pull together. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER. MEMBERSHIP DUES NEWSLETTER UPDATE We continue to collect and update the email address list. We now have over 3/4 of the council on our list. We will continue to try to improve the reliability and readability of the newsletter. If you have suggestions for improvement or if we are not delivering your newsletter electronically we may have an incorrect address so send an email to John Lawless @ [email protected] The newsletter will be mailed to people that we cannot deliver to electronically only. PICNIC NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR We still have a few members that have not paid their dues yet and we are closing the fraternal year. We really don’t want to waste time and money sending multiple bills. We don’t want to suspend or even threaten to suspend our brothers if you are having financial trouble and are unable to pay the dues and you still want to be a Knight Contact financial secretary or the Grand Knight and we will take care of it. The council Family picnic will be held at Hause Park in North Saint Paul If you need directions call me or email me at [email protected]mcast.net COUNCIL 4967 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS CHAPLAIN GRAND KNIGHT DPY GRD KNIGHT CHANCELLOR RECORDER ADVOCATE INSIDE GUARD OUTSIDE GUARD FR. STAN MASLOWSKI TERRY THELEN ERICH HASTREITER JEFF SCHMIDT JOE MORRISETTE JIM HURT MARK MAURER 789-3163 714-9135 748-0647 770-5203 777-5829 777-2617 777-5042 Ray Stolz TRUSTEE YR 3 TRUSTEE YR 2 TRUSTEE YR 1 WARDEN FINANCIAL SEC TREASURER INSURANCE AGENT DISTRICT DEPUTY DENNIS REBER MARK SLAIKEU FRANK SCHULTZ BEN RAUEN John LAWLESS MIKE STAHLMANN DALE ROBINSON DENNIS BECHEL 777-2383 777-5187 770-0749 777-9176 779-0917 770-9148 757-4400 429-6665 PAST EVENTS June 18 Installation of officers Denny Reber MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: DATE August 11 ` EVENT FAMILY PICNIC CHAIR John Lawless All events are held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church or School unless noted otherwise. To volunteer for an event, call Program Director Al Worm at 651-777-0910 or via email at [email protected] Remember that all council members are encouraged to attend the council meetings and stay for refreshments and fellowship after the meeting! UPCOMING FULL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS: Monday, August. 20, 2012 Monday, September 17, 2012 in Fellowship Hall; Rosary at 6:45 pm Meeting at 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall; Rosary at 6:45 pm Meeting at 7:00 pm UPCOMING OFFICERS & DIRECTORS MEETINGS: Monday, July 9, 2012 in Conference Room C; Meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, August 7, 2012 in Conference Room C, Meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, September 3, 2012 in Conference Room C; Meeting at 7:00 pm Knights of Columbus #4967 Council Family Picnic Saturday, August 11, 2012 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Hause Park, North St. Paul All food& activities are provided compliments of KC Council #4967 KC Council #4967 members and their families are welcomed and encouraged to attend!! Food will be served at noon. Beverages provided throughout the picnic. Join fellow KC members and their families for: Picnic Food & Drink Kids Games Cribbage Tournament Great Fellowship and Fun!!