Meeting Minutes 2019-5-7



May 7, 2019

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: EX
  • Treasurer: James Smith: P
  • Recorder: Jim Russell: P
  • Advocate: Russell Gully: P
  • Chaplain: Fr. Lee: EX
  • Warden: Doug Maddox: P
  • Inside Guard: Tony Gonzalez: A
  • Outside Guard: Jeff Traub: A
  • Trustee (1) Jim Richardson: P
  • Trustee (2) Mike Fitzgerald: P
  • Trustee (3) Dan Murphy: P

  • The Opening Ode led by: Grand Knight.
  • Minutes of previous meeting: Approved as published.
  • Introduction of new members:  None.

Grand Knight’s Report: (Tom Greco)

  • We have received three thank you cards which were passed around for the membership to review.

Treasurer’s Report: (James Smith)

  • Accepted as read.

Financial Secretary’s Report: (Tom Greco for Peter Perta)

  • Membership continues at 243. 
  • Sixty-seven percent of dues have been collected. 
  • All required reports to Supreme have been submitted.

Trustees Report:

  • No report.

Committee Reports:

Community Activities: (Dan Murphy)

  • The luncheon at St. Joseph’s last Sunday was a success with about 15 Knights serving and more than the usual number of guests served. 
  • Will consider doing future St. Joseph’s luncheons on Sunday. 
  • Will need a few Knights on May 23 to help with the EMT meal at Charlton.  We furnish the equipment and the EMT’s cook.

Knight Hands: (Jorge Ruiz for Allen Reitmeier)

  • As of today, 319 Knight Hands projects have been completed  since inception of the program. 
  • The third movable bookcase has been completed and delivered.   
  • A hole in a fireplace wall was repaired. 
  • We were asked to trim trees for the Goza family but determined it was beyond our capabilities. 
  • A repair project was accomplished for the Duncanville PIP program,   and a water leak was repaired for a parishioner.  
  • Funds were approved for a repair project in Cedar Hill.

Youth Activities Report: (Jorge Ruiz for Mike Moloughney)

  • The youth group is preparing for their mission trip to Tennessee

Pro Life Committee Report: (Mike Moloughney)

  • The Pro-Life Dinner was a success.

Council Activities: (TBD)

  • No report.

First Degree Team: (Tom Greco)

  • No candidates for initiation at this time. 
  • We have a transfer request for Kenneth O. Mbagum (SP), 3rd degree member, from Council 6269 in Arlington. 
    • Transfer approved. 
    • GK to advise Brother Kenneth and confirm spelling.

Membership Committee Report: (Keith Archer)

  • No report.

Retention Committee Report: (Wendell JeanPierre)

  • No report.

Awareness: (Jorge Ruiz)

  • Motion to donate to the Junior Catholic Daughters of America Court’s trip to their state convention. Motion passed.
  • The Court is collecting used suitcases and duffle bags to support foster children.  Donations may be made after masses.

Safe Environment: (Jorge Ruiz)

  • Wendell JeanPierre has been Safe Environment Cleared by Holy Spirit. 

Church Activities: (Mike Denoy)

  • Absent- No report.

Concessions Committee: (James Smith)

  • There are several make up games scheduled; we need more help at the concession stands.

Health Committee Report: (Lou Lemons)

  • Lou presented a summary of the symptoms of fainting, stroke, and heart attack.  Full report will be available online. Stroke awareness and prevention.
  • The fall blood drive will be August 18.

Family Activities: (GK Tom Greco for Jeff Miller)

  • Mass cards have been sent as appropriate. 
  • Knight of the Month: Jeff Miller
  • Family of the Month: Dan and Betsey Schneider.

Old Business:

  1. NONE

New Business:

  • Nominating Committee submitted the following nominations for the Council year 2019-2020:
  • Grand Knight:  Tom Greco
  • Deputy Grand Knight:  Jorge Ruiz
  • Chancellor:  Allen Reitmeier
  • Advocate:  Russell Gully
  • Treasurer:  James Smith
  • Recorder:  Mike Fitzgerald
  • Warden:  Doug Maddox
  • Inside Guard:  John Espree
  • Outside Guard: Jeff Traub
  • Trustee 1st Year:  Chris Edwards
  • Trustee 2nd Year:  Jim Richardson
  • Trustee 3rd Year:  Chris Kubin
  • The budget Committee submitted the 2019-2020 budget for review.  Various aspects of the spending plan were discussed. 
    • A motion was made and seconded to approve the first reading of the budget. 
    • The budget passed the first reading.  The second vote will be held at the next general membership meeting.
  • Brother Chris Kubin announced that the church Fall Festival will need the help of the Knights to set up and tear down. 
    • The rummage sale will be the first and third weekends in August. 
    • Set up for the sale will be July 6th.

Field Agent Report: (Jon Fincher)

  • No report.

District Deputy Report: (TBD)

  • No Report.

Report of the 4th Degree: (Jim Russell)

  • No report.

The Grand Knight called for the Good of the Order:  Several prayer requests were made.

Meeting Adjourned at: 9:00 PM

Jim Russell,
Recording Secretary