Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Knight Shield - May 2023

    Spring has arrived, but it is Michigan, so you never know.     

    We have completed our busy Lenten season. I for one am looking forward to a little rest after that! We did a lot this Lent. We had the fish fries, Easter meat sales, Easter egg hunt, and the MI Drive.

    We had a visit from Anthony Mastronardi at our last general meeting, if you remember a few years ago, a Dakota High School hockey player had a tragic injury. We donated to his cause to help support his rehab. He came in with his mother and talked to us about his rehab and what he is doing now. He is now twenty something and making slow progress. He is getting some movement in his legs and arms. He is attending college and working on his therapy.  What an inspirational kid! His attitude is just great, and I expect to see great things out of this young man.

    We also had a special election to fill the vacant 2 year trustee seat. I want to thank Rich Miller for accepting this position.  

    This May will complete our officer election process at our general meeting. We will be taking a 2nd round of nominations at that meeting, then having the election. If you are interested in taking on a leadership role in the council or have any questions, let me know. It is perfectly acceptable and encouraged to self-nominate for a position.

 Nominations from the April Meeting:

 

  

    Please see the newsletter for the attached note for information about our "field trip" organized by our Worthy Advocate, "a retired teacher," to the Capuchin Center.  Also in the newsletter is an article from our Worthy Treasurer / Fish Fry Czar.

    After this lent and coming close to the end of my third term as Grand Knight I feel compelled to mention how proud I am of this council. We did great at the fish fries, a real testament to how great you men and your wives are.  Everyone just jumps in and has fun while doing something worth while. Bringing people into the church even just for a meal could be the first step to getting them back at mass after Covid. We did really well for the Easter meat sales, more people back at mass and having Easter meals together probably fueled that. We also did really well for the MI Drive. Thank you all for the efforts put in this Lent!

God bless you and all that you do!


Vivat Jesus!


Tom Gray

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