K of C Business Meeting October 16, 2014 Knights of Columbus 12017

The Grand Knight, James Laraia, called the meeting to order and received a report from the Warden that all present were in possession of their membership cards. The prayer was said, led by Deacon Orlando, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 The roll was called.

Grand Knight   LARAIA   Present
Deputy Grand Knight   LARAIA II   Present
Financial Secretary   Wagner   Present
Chancellor   Dieppa   Present
Advocate    Pahl   Excused
Treasurer   Probst   Present
Recorder   Riesmeyer   Present
Lecturer   Philips   Present
Warden    Varghese   Present
Inside Guard    Peters   Excused
Outside Guard   Schadt   Present
Trustee 3   Daniels   Present
Trustee 2   Merck   Excused
Trustee 1   Shelton   Excused

Spiritual Director   Deacon Orlando   Present

Due to the trouble the Recorder had with the Website the September meeting's minutes were read by the Recorder and the Grand Knight asked for corrections. The minutes were approved as read.

 Greg Decker led the Knights in the Prayer for Vocations.

The Grand Knight introduced Deacon Orlando as our Spiritual Director. The Deacon said he would have more to tell us at the next meeting. 

Grand Knight's Report:

Jim Laraia reported that for the 3rd straight year our Columbus Day Dinner Show was sold out. There were 215 tickets sold. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this event successful. The following Team leaders are as follows:
The Breit Family and Barb Probst
Alex Hill - Scott Murphy - Dave Corbett - Michael Angel
Kuriakose, Gerry Goldner, Jon Scarborough, Joe Manness
Sue and Paul Buren 
Pat Conlon and the Columbiettes
George Schadt, Steve Peters, Paul Garcia, Ted Carr
Larry and Maureen Lambe
Jim Klien, Jim Riesmeyer, Ken Merck, Steve Shelton, Paul Nicastro
Joe an Mary Hellman and all the others I forgot to list!!!
Nineteen youth volunteered to serve

Treasurer's Report:

Note that the financials are excised from the online version of the minutes.

Reading of Bills and Communications:

3 E-mails were received.
Anne Doyle requested help on Saturday October 18th.
Supreme - GAO information on Abortions
Fraternal Services - Ultrasound Program

3 Letters
A Donation Request from Wilmington Catholic Radio
Donation Request from the VA
A thank-you letter from Joann Toscano 

Financial Secretary's  Report


Program Reports

The various program directors were asked to provide their reports.

James Laraia II reported that the next membership drive is scheduled for November 1st & 2nd

Culture of Life: 
Prayer Vigils

The Knights are encouraged to attend the prayer vigils whenever possible.

Catholic Radio: 
Greg Decker 
reported that work continues on the Ogden station. Greg noted that no advertising money is collected by the station. Relevant Radio programming is just part of the broadcasting provided by Wilmington Catholic  Radio. 

 Peter Kotas said that Tootsie Rolls would be sold for $10 a pack.
4th Degree:
Ron Daniels said the cutoff date for applications is 10/21. The 4th Degree is on 11/15. 

Good of the Order:

Prayers for the sick and deceased knights and their families and John Bolger's sister and sister-in-law,Carole Daniels, Nancy Peters, and Debby Kotas,

Jim Laraia invited the members to enjoy the refreshments provided and to talk to the various team leaders in the back of the room. Knights need to step up and volunteer for the various activities that are coming up.

Jim Riesmeyer