Knights of Columbus Father William P. O’Reilley Council #4967 PO Box 9072 North St. Paul MN 55109 . ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED August 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 August 2012 Volume 3; Issue 36 IMPORTANT: Would you like to receive occasional announcements and volunteer opportunities via email? If so, please email 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 Hello Brother Knights I know things have been slow as far as events go, we will start “heating up” soon and there will be many volunteer opportunities ahead and I hope every Brother Knight will consider signing up for an event or two throughout the year. We are about to launch our new website which will be an avenue to keep all members updated as to council activities and upcoming events and make it very easy for all to volunteer for events. I would encourage all Brother Knights to attend the next general membership meeting on August 20th as we will have a demonstration of the new website for all to see. A reminder that the family picnic is fast approaching on Saturday August 11th and I would encourage all Brother Knights to attend and even invite someone that you think would be interested in joining or learning more about the Knights of Columbus. Also a reminder we will be collecting donations for the Marriage Amendment at the General Membership meeting, all money collected will go to the donation promised by the State Council. Vivat Jesus Terry Thelen Grand Knight INSURANCE CORNER BIG Mistake: Relying on the GROUP life insurance you get at work! If you are like many people, you receive at least some group life insurance as a benefit of employment. I'm not against having this coverage because it is generally free or inexpensive, but if you rely solely on this coverage to protect your family and your BIGGEST asset – your paycheck, then I ask that you pay especially close attention to the following story. My cousin, David, enjoyed life with his wife and two sons as an armored truck car driver in Portland, Oregon. He had been with the company for over 20 years and was a stellar employee. It seemed like everything was going very well until he started experiencing minor bouts of blurred vision and dizziness. The resulting diagnosis was not only about to change David's life, but was about to impact his family in ways he did not foresee. David had inoperable brain cancer. David's health continued to deteriorate slowly. About a year after his diagnosis, the armored truck company David worked for finally let him go. Unfortunately, David and his family found out the hard way that his group term life insurance was a benefit of employment only. The $250,000 that they were relying on was no more. We buried my cousin David on June 16. Unfortunately, while David's loss is emotionally devastating the financial toll will last even longer. I'm sure David's family would have purchased a personally owned life insurance policy had they known that his group term life would be gone the day he was laid off. I share this because I don't want David's death to be in vain. Don't ever rely on your employers group term to be there when you need it. A personally owned term life insurance is just too cheap NOT to have it. Call me and I'll be happy to arrange a short visit with you and explain your options. It doesn't have to be expensive. As always, I promise never to try and force you into something you don't want or need. Be sure to hug your wife and kids today. God bless, Dale Robinson, FIC Certified Senior Advisor Knights of Columbus Field Agent 651-757-4400 (office) [email protected] MEMBERSHIP Please Pray That Gods will be done 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 The Knights of Columbus only works because of the many hours that we donate to raise money and provide quality community events. 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 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] 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 Monday, October 15,2012 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 in Fellowship Hall; Rosary at 6:45 pm Meeting at 7:00 pm UPCOMING OFFICERS & DIRECTORS MEETINGS: Monday, August 7, 2012 in Conference Room C, Meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, September 10, 2012 in Conference Room C; Meeting at 7:00 pm Monday, October 1, 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!!