Worthy Brothers all,
We are almost at the end of our Fraternal year…time has flown. Despite the pandemic we are such a strong council in programs that we have earned the submission for Columbian Award. We do not do our good deeds for award but to achieve programs that Supreme has determined to me most impactful to our Church Family and qualify for rebates to be used for other good works.
Because we “cleaned up the roster” of past due members we took a large hit in recruitment. Despite that nuance we are not doing very well in recruiting new men. With the new Degree Exemplification, time is only 30 Minutes to be fully Knighted in degrees 1-3. We are men of Faith and Charity and not secrecy, which makes this more impactful and simple in honor of time. Even a full ceremony once we are able is only 35 minutes or so. That being said we need to do a better job in recruitment. Many of us serve on other Parish Committees, Boards, and other Ministries. Surely there are good men you would like to bring into our brotherhood and fraternity. If only a quarter of our 273 men in membership could bring ONE new Knight, I would hope that we could achieve that and not sure why we come up short…I am open to new ideas.
The time in the Fraternal Year for Officer Nominations and Elections will be the focus of our Zoom Council Business Meeting, This Thursday, May 14th at 7PM. The last meeting thanks to Brother John Wargins was a success.
If you would like to be nominated for an Officer Position, then please respond to this email. I have contacted our Officer Corps and all members are wiling to give another year in position should there be no other nominations.
The Knights of Columbus Slate of Officers for Council 4057vfor consideration and voting should there be no nominations from the floor at the May 14th Zoom meeting:
Section 2. (Election of officers is the first item under New Business.) The election of officers shall be by ballot and a majority of all votes cast shall be necessary to elect. When only one candidate is proposed for a particular office and no further nominations have been made from the floor, the presiding Grand Knight (The Election Chairman) shall declare the individual elected by acclamation. (Members nominated from the floor must be present and accept the nomination or in case of an excused absence, present their acceptance of the nomination in writing. A nomination does NOT require a second and a member can nominate himself.)
Elections are to be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order. Brother John Wargins will host the meeting and a voting icon will be included. Only members in good standing may participate.
Thursday’s 7PM meeting Will be on Zoom. Please contact me for the link.
These are the Proposed if no nominations come from the floor on May 14th under New Business and should there be NO OTHER NOMINATIONS as the Chair I will move election by Acclimation:
Grand Knight: Chuck Bailey
Deputy Grand Knight: John Witkowski
Chancellor: Kevin Dowling
Recorder: Jake Morano
Treasurer: Steve Sobotta
Advocate: David O'Donnell
Warden: Tony DeSorbo
Inside/Outside Guard: Adam Fabbri/Tim Andrel
Prospective Appointments for you information:
Chaplain: Fr. Don Bender (Appointed)(to be retained)
Financial Secretary: Dave DeFour (Appointed)(to be retained)
Lecturer: Chip Steinberger (Appointed)(to be retained)
Program Director: John Wargins (Appointed)(to be retained)
Membership Director: Tim Lynch (Appointed)
Board of Trustees:
The board of trustees consists of the grand knight and three members elected by the council. Trustees supervise all financial business of the council. They serve as auditors for the semiannual audits and oversee the work of the financial secretary and treasurer. The grand knight is the chairman of the board. It is suggested that the Board of Trustees and the Deputy Grand Knight serve on the council's Retention Committee. Trustees are elected for terms of three years, two years and one year. At each regular election, only the position of three-year trustee will be voted upon, and the current three and two year trustees move on to become two and one year trustees, respectively.
John Schlusser (1 Year) (move up)
Jay Raines (2 year) (move up)
George Pollin II (3 Year): Voted on
Grand Knight 4057
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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.