July 2012 - Knights of Columbus North St Paul

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Knights of Columbus
Father William P. O’Reilley Council #4967
PO Box 9072
North St. Paul MN 55109
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July 2012 EDITION
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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
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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
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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!!
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