November 2016 Newsletter

The Knightly News – Council 110912016-11-knightly-news

From the Grand Knight’s Desk

“If not us, Who? If not now, When?”

— John F Kennedy

Another month has flown by…..  We started October by beginning renovations on McDonnell Hall. The initial work looks and sounds great. We added a new sound system as well as new smoke detectors. We replaced all burnt out light bulbs and replaced all ballast that were not functioning. This is in addition to removing old ceiling tile and replacing with new tile. We still have approximately 15% of ceiling tile to complete. We will work on this as time permits. We also have committed to SMM that we will purchase a new projection screen and possibly a projector. We also need to purchase at least one wireless microphone.

In the kitchen, the old cabinet under old sink has been removed. We have purchased sink and faucet. We are waiting on quotes to have sink professionally installed. We may also have to replace grease trap. The ceiling will be repaired and painted and new light fixtures will be installed this month.

This is only the start of the renovation progress and I ask each and every one of you to help us complete the renovation. It is a great gift for us to give to our Parish.  Also, I would be remiss if I did not thank all the Knights who have helped with the project thus far. Thank you!

Dave Frendreiss and crew ran another great Poker Tournament and raised almost $500 for charity while a great time was had by all. We look forward to this great event to grow larger and more successful as more Knights and friends learn about how fun an evening it is. This is a great way for each of us to invite a Catholic friend and recruit them.

We also hosted a major Degree at our school this past weekend. We had 4 new First Degree Knights and 10 new Third Degree Knights. There were no candidates from our Council.  The First Degree Team from our Council did an awesome job as always and I thank all of them on behalf of our Council.  During the Third Degree we had another Knight from 11091 do a great job. Nice Job SK Mike Barrett.

We have another busy month planned for November:

We are hosting the 3rd Annual Pig Roast with our partners the SMM School Advisory Board. If you get this newsletter in time… please come join us to either volunteer or just have some fun and delicious food.

The Deceased Brothers Mass is Sunday November 6th at the 4:30 Mass. This is a beautiful event , if you have never attended it… check it out and you will go each year.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, we will be setting up our Christmas Tree Lot. This is an all hands-on deck event and hope you can come help us prepare for another stellar season at the lot. Lunch will be served. Watch your email for details.

Our Adopt A Sailor Committee is meeting next Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the McGivney building. They have some exciting plans for this Thanksgiving. If you cannot make the meeting at least consider volunteering. Watch your email for updates.

Our General Council Meeting is Thursday November 3 at 7:30 PM in McDonnell Hall. We hope to see you there.

I am sure I am missing something. It is so nice to be art of such an active and giving Council. I am so very proud of all you Brothers and all you do.  Do not forget to vote.

Vivat Jesus,