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compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.

Unity

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than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.

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we have each others’ back.

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Patriotism

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of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Meeting Minutes 2019-3-5

Categories: Meeting Minutes,News & Announcements

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
KOFC COUNCIL 8157

March 5, 2019

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The meeting called to order at: 7:30 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco.

The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an “Our Father” and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Roll Call of Officers: P = present, EX= excused, A = absent

  • Grand Knight: Tom Greco: P
  • Dep Grand Knight: Jeff Miller: EX
  • Chancellor: Jorge Ruiz: P
  • Financial Secretary: Peter Perta: P 
  • Treasurer: James Smith: P
  • Recorder: Jim Russell: P
  • Advocate: Russell Gully: P
  • Chaplain: Fr. Lee: EX
  • Warden: Doug Maddox: P
  • Inside Guard: Tony Gonzalez: P
  • Outside Guard: Jeff Traub: P
  • Trustee (1) Jim Richardson: EX
  • Trustee (2) Mike Fitzgerald: P
  • Trustee (3) Dan Murphy: P

  • The Opening Ode was omitted.
  • Minutes of the previous meeting were Approved as published.
  • Introduction of new members:  None.

Grand Knight’s Report: (Tom Greco)

  • Football concessions to continue.  We need increased participation by the membership in our concessions program.  Last year three members worked football all day every week. 
  • Eric Conner has volunteered to take over the scheduling for Jeff Miller.  Please support Eric as much as possible.

Treasurer’s Report: (James Smith)

  • The Treasurer’s report was accepted.

Financial Secretary’s Report: (Peter Perta)

  • Membership stands at 243. 
  • Approximately 44% of this year’s dues have been collected. 
  • Committee of 1000 pins for this year are available. 
  • All required reports have been submitted

Trustees Report:

  • The audit was reviewed prior to submission.

Committee Reports:

Community Activities: (Dan Murphy)

  • Two activities are scheduled: 
    • St. Joseph’s Residence cookout on May 11
    • Emergency Responders lunch (we lend equipment) on May 23rd

Knight Hands: (Allen Reitmeier)

  • Three projects had been completed since the last meeting. 
  • The church has requested three roll around book racks for the parish library.  One has been completed.  We expect to deliver one a month. 
  • We have been asked to paint a parishioner’s house.  It is a major project and will take several knights, but it is a real need.
  • GK’s Comment:  The latest issue of Colombia has a report that a council in Virginia has instituted their “Knight Hands” program.  Possibly a result of the article in Colombia two years ago about our Knight Hands program.  Congratulations, Allen

Youth Activities Report: (Mike Moloughney)

  • Absent – No report

Pro Life Committee Report: (Mike Moloughney)

  • The Bishop’s Pro-Life dinner is scheduled for April 13th
  • We have a protest at Planned Parenthood on West Virginia that same day. 
  • The movie “Unplanned” is being shown at the AMC complex in north Dallas.  Members are encouraged to attend.

Council Activities: (Andy Goza)

  • The Appreciation Dinner was successful

First Degree Team: (Tom Greco)

  • There will not be a First Degree next week.  We have one candidate that needs to meet with the membership committee

Membership Committee Report: (Keith Archer)

  • Recruitment Fair will be March 23 and 24.  We will need several nights to man the various tables

Retention Committee Report: (Wendell Jean Pierre)

  • No report.

Awareness & Safe Environment Report: (Jorge Ruiz)

  • The current health flyer is on the web

Church Activities: (James Smith)

  • Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  The first Fish Fry is this Friday evening.  Preparations will start at 3:00 in the kitchen

Concessions Committee: (James Smith)

  • Baseball starts March 23 & 24th

Health Committee Report: (Lou Lemons)

Family Activities: (GK Tom Greco for Jeff Miller)

  • Knight of the Month for March is Jorge Ruiz. 
  • Family of the Month for March is Gerry and Teri Jacob.
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Knight of the Month for March is Jorge Ruiz.
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Family of the Month for March is Gerry and Teri Jacob.

Old Business:

  1. Sacramental Gifts program was discussed. 
  2. Council voted support the program for the balance of this fiscal year.

New Business:

  • Jim Stavinoha: suggested that the Council  review the officer election process in that it currently takes about 10 years for a new member to move through the election process. 
    • It was suggested that the Council might wish to impose term limits on officer positions.

Field Agent Report: (Jon Fincher)

  • We have a new agent – Jon Fincher.  He spoke on the automatic death benefit and that he would like to speak with members to present what is available.

District Deputy Report: (Andy Goza)

  • Absent – No Report.

Report of the 4th Degree: (Jim Russell)

  • Three new 4th degree knights went through the exemplification in Wichita Falls March 2nd
  • The next Assembly meeting will be a dinner on March 14th.  The dinner is open to all Assembly members in good standing and their spouses.

The GK called for the Good of the Order. 

Meeting Adjourned at: 9:10 PM

Jim Russell,
Recording Secretary