2022-04-26 Business Meeting Minutes

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Date: 4/26/2022

Call to Order: Grand Knight Chris Smith – 7:02 PM

Warden Report:  Chris Smith

·         Call for Rosaries – all in possession of Rosaries

·         Call for ID cards – all in possession of ID cards

·         Total in attendance: 33 Brothers

Roll call of officers:


Father Greg Spencer


Grand Knight

Chris Smith


Deputy Grand Knight

Cary Newman



Gary Wool



Frank A Bio


Financial Secretary

Greg Decker



Bud Tascone



Miguel Saldana



Mark Pahl



George Schadt


Inside Guard

John Bolger


Outside Guard

Shawn Duncan


Trustee Year 3

Larry Greer


Trustee Year 2

Steve Shelton


Trustee Year 1

Greg Peters



Fr. Cesar Torres Martinez joined us part way through the meeting.

Opening Prayer:  Led by DGK C Newman, All

Pledge of Allegiance:  All

Burning candle memorial: The candle burned for Br James Quinn who passed away today.


Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting: Approved


Grand Knight’s Report:

·         Please submit budget items for 2022-2023 to FS Decker and DGK Newman

·         T-Shirts are available – see GK Smith

·         Star Council – We are hitting targets, looks like we will make Star Council

Supreme Chaplain's Monthly Challenge presented by DGK C Newman (from website)

When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” (Gospel for April 10, Lk 22:14-16)

Every Palm Sunday, we hear the account of Christ’s Passion. The story is quite familiar to us by now. Has it lost any of its impact for us from repetition? The Passion of Christ is not just a rote story we recall once a year, but a reality that lies at the heart of our Catholic faith. My brothers, may we never let the recollection of the Passion of Christ fail to move our hearts to greater love for him.

Challenge by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori:

This month, I challenge you to participate in the Stations of the Cross — alone or with your parish — to enter more deeply into the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. Second, I challenge you to carry out the Faith in Action Good Friday Family Promotion program.

Questions for Reflection:

Do you sometimes “glaze over” or lose focus when listening to the readings at Mass? What can you do to better prepare for Mass so that you reap more fully the spiritual benefits of hearing the word of God? What devotions — such as the Stations of the Cross or the rosary — can you take up to engage more deeply with the stories and events of our faith?

A motion was made to purchase crayons for the children’s table (DGK Seat) but was not seconded.

Treasurer’s Report:  Bud Tascone


Financial Secretary’s Report:  Greg Decker


·         Supreme's statement for April shows total membership of 165.

·         There was one transfer out

·         Two deaths (Pataky and Gubista), three transfers in (Oleary, Kroll and Stevens), and three new

·         members (Fr. Torres, Thelen and Smith). One more transfer in "in the works".

Trustee’s Report – 1. Greg Peters, 2. Steve Shelton, 3. Larry Greer

·         No report

Old Business:

·         The 2022 Saint Mark Annual Golf Outing – Br Alexander Chair

o   Saturday, May 7th, at the Olde Point Golf & Country Club in Hampstead.

o   All proceeds will benefit charities of the Knights of Columbus and the Special Olympics

o   Play begins with registration and snacks at 7:30

o   Shotgun start at 8:15

o   Snacks and refreshments will be available throughout play with lunch and awards following immediately after play.

o   Numerous sponsorship opportunities exist

o   Doing very well with sponsors and players (58)

·          St Mark Parish held the parish event

o   A letter of appreciation was received from Denise Leuci, Campus Business Manager

o   Well attended by parishioners (300-400).

o   April 23 – Casino night in school

o   April 24 – Retreat

o   April 25 – Picnic - Our Council cooked hot dogs and hamburgers – Br Schadt, Master Chef, Brs RePage and Coralde assisted; Brs Bio, Bolger, Ferro, Meerholz handed food with tongs and gloves

o   Recruitment table inside manned by DGK Newman, Peters, Gabel, Wool

§  Three potential candidates discovered

·         Bocce - ”Play for Fun” – Every Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00, Empie Park

·         Bocce Tournament – Saturday, June 11, 2022

o   Host Council 11817 – St Stanislaus (snuck out a late win last tourney)

o   Empie Park - First Throw – 9:00 till 1:00 PM Be there early

o   Three team limit per Council

o   Each team must be registered Friday, June 3 – NO GAME DAY REGISTRATIONS

o   We have 4 teams but will move one team to subs next Wednesday (May 4)

·         Pilgrimage Planning – Brother Miguel Saldana is coordinating a couple’s pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and then to the Knights of Columbus headquarters in New Haven, CT, sometime in the four quarter of this year.

·         Adoration
April 2 – 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM
May 6 – Full day of Adoration

·         Rosary for the Unborn is held on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00. The location is Hospital Plaza and 17th Street by Starbucks. Brothers and others pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet during the hour. See Periodic Prayer Vigils on our website for more information.

·         Our Council Raised $7,700 for K of C in Poland for Ukrainian support

New Business:

·         We are encouraged to pray to St Michael – Prayer card in latest issue of The Columbian

·         Silver Rose - Faith in Action - Life Programs

o   Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

o   Our Council Activities

§  Monday, May 16 – 8:00 - 8:30 Presentation/Prayers Followed by 8:30 Mass

§  Tuesday, May 17 – 6:00 – 6:30 Presentation/Prayers followed by 6:30 Mass

·         Seeking brothers looking to serve as council officers – Nominations by May; Election is June

o   The following have been put forward for officer positions for the upcoming fraternal year. 

o   If you have an interest in a position, make your desire known to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately.

o   Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor at our May 28 meeting also

o   Officers’ installation maybe during the June 28 Council meeting.

Grand Knight                     Cary Newman

Deputy Grand Knight     Mike Krawczyk

Chancellor                           Mike Alexander

Advocate                             Greg Peters

Lecturer                               Miguel Saldana (appointed)

Treasurer                            Sal Tascone

Financial Secretary          Greg Decker (appointed)

Warden                                                George Schadt

Outside Guard                  Shawn Duncan

Inside Guard                      John Bolger

Recorder                             Frank A Bio

Trustee 1 Year                   Steve Shelton

Trustee 2 Year                   Larry Greer

Trustee 3 Year                   Chris Smith

·         Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape will be presented by Ed Slott, America’s IRA Expert

o   June 3: 7:30 PM EDT: https://tinyurl.com/SlottJune3

o   June 15: 7:30 PM EDT: https://tinyurl.com/SlottJune15

·         Vietnam Veterans of America – Spring Golf Tournament – Monday, May 16, 2022

o   Porter’s Neck County Club

o   Shotgun Start – 9:30 AM, sign-in by 8:30

o   Interested players contact Br. Bolger (910-670-0422)

Program Director Report:  Larry Greer

·         Faith Report:  Brother Miguel Saldana – No Report

·         Life Report:  Brother Michael Breit – No Report

·         Family Report:  Brother Robert Gable – No Report

·         Community Report:  Brother Steve Patterson – No Report

·         LAMB Report:  Br Niggel

o   Has requested 10 fund raising days June through August from Harris Teeter but has not received response still.

o   Request are forwarded to Harris Teeter Corporate

o   Br Niggel expected they will be approved and will begin looking for volunteers soon.

o   June 2 should be our first collection date

Fourth Degree Report:  Brother Greg Decker

o   Next Fourth Degree Exemplification is June 4 in Southport, NC
Contact Br Decker if interested to complete registration

Field Agent’s Report:  Marty Yakimovich – No Report

District Deputy Report: DD Gene Ziemba – No Report

Prayers for Brothers in Need:

·         Greg Decker’s son and brother knight, Christian

·         Michael Reyes

Good of the Order

·         None

Closing Prayer:  Fr. Cesar Torres Martinez; Time: 7:41 PM

Next Meeting: Fourth Tuesday, next month:  5-25-2022 at 7:00 PM, St Mark’s Catholic Church

Minutes completed by Recorder: Frank A Bio