December 2011 - Knights of Columbus North St Paul

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Father William P. O’Reilley Council #4967
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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
DECEMBER 2011
Volume 3; Issue 28
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GRAND KNIGHTS MESSAGE
INSURANCE CORNER
Brother Knights and Families,
Brother Knights
Looking for a way to spend some productive time
this winter? We're about to launch into a number of
important Knights of Columbus activities and we
welcome your ideas for how we can make them
better. To learn more about those events, to offer
your suggestions, and to volunteer to help, it'd be
great to see you at our monthly membership
meetings. They're usually held on the third Monday
of each month but double check the dates listed in the
church bulletin. The fellowship we enjoy, after our
business is complete, is a great opportunity to join
others as we "schmooze" over pizza and liquid
refreshments. So, please, join us in Fellowship Hall
on December 19th at 6:45 P.M. for the rosary or at
7:00 P.M. for the business meeting. I'm confident that
you'll enjoy it!
"I wish each of you and your family a Blessed and
Holy Christmas"
Vivat Jesus
GK Denny
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
Erich Hastreiter did a great job of coordinating the candle
ceremony and Father Deziel did a wonderful job of
honoring our deceased brothers. We are hopeful of having
the Fourth Degree Honor Guard at next years mass. The
Turkey Bingo was once again a great success. Thanks to
the leadership of Mark Skaikeu, Al Worm and all of the
brother Knights that helped out. And again we had some
generous sponsors
As I write this, everyone's still celebrating the stock market's
huge November 30th jump of nearly 500 points! That certainly
was impressive, but let's be careful not to lose sight of reality.
Those who pay attention will notice that the stock market rises
on headlines and pays less attention to fundamentals.
Understand that I am not a “doom and gloom” person. I prefer
to view the glass as “half full” not “half empty,” but I also
prefer reality over emotion. If you pay close attention to the
economy like I do, and I hope you do, you will see that the
economic storm clouds continue to build. The European
economy is on the brink of collapse and the US economy is tied
more closely to Europe than ever before.
The market rose primarily on the announcement that the world's
central banks and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is
rescuing Europe's economy (can you say “bail-out?”). It's this
headline that made the market skyrocket, not economic
fundamentals! Now, keep in mind the US provides 17% of the
IMF's funding, meaning that we are on the hook for a huge
share this risky venture. In my opinion, most European
countries will not take the quick and drastic steps necessary to
save themselves or alter their way of financial thinking. Instead,
European politicians will use this new found source of wealth as
way of forestalling the inevitable, thereby protecting their
careers for a little longer.
What does this mean to those who are invested in the markets?
Be prepared long term for more of the same bumpy ride you
been experiencing the last 10-12 years. Want to learn about
some solid, practical alternative courses of action? Give me a
call!
God bless,
Dale Robinson, FIC
Certified Senior Advisor
Knights of Columbus Field Agent
651-757-4400 (office)
[email protected]
PROUD TO BE A KofC
NEWSLETTER UPDATE
Since August our council has provided masses for our
deceased members. Donated to Catholic Charities
Thanksgiving Dinners for the Poor. Purchased
Purificators for the Church. We Donated Money to
Pro Life across America and Feed My Starving
Children. We donated money to defray the cost of the
Religious Awards for the cub Scouts of Pack 49 and we
donated to the Saint Peters School 8th grade
Graduation Party. This year we are involved in the
coats for kids a program that gives new coats to kids
that don’t have warm coats.
We continue to collect and update the email address list.
We now have over half 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]
This Month and from now on the newsletter will be
mailed to people that we cannot deliver to
electronically only.
MEMBERSHIP DUES
FIRST DEGREE TEAM
We are always looking for new members. And it is
almost dues time again. We would like everyone to
pay their dues in a timely manner to avoid duplicate
mailings etc. 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 The financial secretary or the Grand Knight
and we will take care of it.
The council First Degree Team is up and
functioning. We would like to practice so ask the
people that you know that appear to be good guys to
join. We are hoping to have a Major degree on a
weeknight in February to accommodate those who
cannot make a Saturday event.
COUNCIL 4967 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
CHAPLAIN
GRAND KNIGHT
DPY GRD KNIGHT
CHANCELLOR
RECORDER
ADVOCATE
INSIDE GUARD
OUTSIDE GUARD
FR. STAN MASLOWSKI
DENNIS REBER
TERRY THELEN
ERICH HASTREITER
JOE MORRISETTE
JIM HURT
MARK MAURER
Ray Stolz
789-3163
777-2383
714-9135
748-0647
770-5203
777-5829
777-2617
777-5042
TRUSTEE YR 3
TRUSTEE YR 2
TRUSTEE YR 1
WARDEN
FINANCIAL SEC
TREASURER
INSURANCE AGENT
DISTRICT DEPUTY
MARK SLAIKEU
FRANK SCHULTZ
KEN JONES
BEN RAUEN
John LAWLESS
MIKE STAHLMANN
DALE ROBINSON
DENNIS BECHEL
777-5187
770-0749
481-3237
777-9176
779-0917
770-9148
757-4400
429-6665
PAST EVENTS
Nov. 5, 2011
Nov. 19, 2011
Mass for the Deceased
Turkey Bingo
Erick Hastreiter
Mark Slaikeu
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:
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]
DATE
EVENT
Dec. 10, 2011
Dec. 17/18,2011
Dec. 18,2011
Christmas Party
Calls from Santa
Coffee and Donuts with Santa
CHAIR
John Lawless
Joe Morrisette
Mark Slaikeu
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, Dec.
Monday, Jan.
Monday, Feb
19, 2011 in Fellowship Hall; Rosary at 6:45 pm Meeting at 7:00 pm
23, 2011 in Fellowship Hall; Rosary at 6:45 pm Meeting at 7:00 pm
20, 2011 in Fellowship Hall; Rosary at 6:45 pm Meeting at 7:00 pm
UPCOMING OFFICERS & DIRECTORS MEETINGS:
Monday, Dec.
Monday, Jan.
Monday, Feb.
5, 2011 in Conference Room C; Meeting at 7:00 pm
9, 2011 in Conference Room C, Meeting at 7:00 pm.
6, 2011 in Conference Room C, Meeting at 7:00 pm
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