Friday, December 25, 2020

The Knight's Shield - January 2021

It was 25 years ago this month that our council was chartered! With the strong leadership and dedicated membership we have had through the years this council has thrived. God willing we will be able to have a celebration this spring with an awards night and dinner.

We had our December meeting online as a Zoom meeting due to the restrictions. It went better than I thought it would.

Our next general meeting is currently planned to be in person January 14th at 7:30. We will possibly be having an exemplification before the meeting at 6:30. We are planning to record this exemplification so we can post it online. We currently have one new member attending. If anyone is not a 3rd degree member and would like to attend please let me know so we can be prepared. I will be monitoring the rules set out by the State and the Archdiocese for any changes. If we have to pull back the number of people we could have a Zoom meeting or a hybrid meeting with some in person and some Zoom. I will send out updates if there are any changes. The meeting format will be changing slightly due to new guidelines from Supreme.

The Ham and Kielbasa was successfully completed. Thank you to all who helped! This was the first fundraiser we had this year that the funds are coming into the council so it was well needed.

Ken Krause will be needing some help removing Christmas decorations, there will be an update with timing and how to volunteer to help.

You all should have your state raffle tickets. Please sell these as the proceeds fund some state programs as well as the council receives a kickback from each ticket sold.

Casey the Teddy Bear will have been completed by the time you receive this. I will report final numbers when they become available. Thank you to all who supported this effort!

The free throw contest is still on for now. It is 1/30 at St. Thecla in the morning. We will be sending out details soon.

Lent is just around the corner and you know what that means! Fish Fries are back! Please prepare to help out with this, our biggest fund raiser of the year. We will be doing something whether we have to do carry out only or drive through or something. Stay tuned.

From my family to yours, we wish you a blessed New Year. Lets hope and pray that 2021 brings an end to this pandemic and our lives can return to normal.

Vivat Jesus!
Tom Gray

Monday, December 7, 2020

The Knight's Shield - December 2020

I hope this finds everyone is safe and healthy during these trying times.

Our MI Drive is over and the final results are $4,145.00.

Mike Hartel and I delivered 35 coats to Erie elementary for coats for kids.

We are still working on timing for the wheelchair ramp for the lady moving from Arizona. The closing on her home has been delayed due to Covid.

Attached is a flyer for the fraternal benefits meeting December 2 at 7pm. Please let me know if you sign up for this. If we get 10 non-insurance members, it will qualify as one of our insurance events for Star Council next year.

Our next general meeting is currently planned to be in person, December 10th at 7:30. We will be having an exemplification before the meeting at 6:30. We currently have one new member attending. If anyone is not a 3rd degree member and would like to attend please let me know so we can be prepared. I will be monitoring the rules set out by the State and the Archdiocese for any changes. If we have to pull back the number of people we could have a Zoom meeting or a hybrid meeting with some in person and some Zoom. I will send out updates if there are any changes.

You will find the Ham and Kielbasa order form attached if you wish to order. We will be at the masses 11/28-29 and 12/5-6. If you can work it, check in before and after your Mass to see if if help is needed. We will not be doing samples because of Covid.

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Sir Knight Leon Eggers. He passed away Wednesday, November 18. He passed away one day before his 89th birthday. May he have eternal rest in peace with the Lord. Let's keep his wife Lorrayne and their family in our prayers.

From my family to yours, we wish you a blessed Christmas. I pray that you and your families and friends all stay safe during this pandemic.

Vivat Jesus!
Tom Gray

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