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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Minutes of Meeting Monday, September 18, 2017

Ted had a hard drive failure. This post will be edited and put out by 7pm on Thursday, September 21
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GK opened the meeting with prayer, pledge, and card check.

 Officers Present: Our Lord Jesus Christ, Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Treasurer, Warden, 1 year Trustee, 2 year Trustee

 Officers Excused: Recorder, 3 year trustee, Chancellor, Lecturer, Outside Guard , Inside Guard, Financial Secretary, Advocate

 7 brothers Present- no quorum.

Grand Knight's Remarks
At request of the chaplain, no more hand signals will be used during our meetings.  A Climate specialist will come in November to talk to us about the use of trees to mitigate carbon footprint.

Old Business

  • Breakfasts- SJF Breakfast this Sunday, September 24.  Mary Jane Weber will have the doors open for us by 8am.  Ken will post inventory and do shopping.  Ted will bring blueberries, butter, and some leftover sausages he's had since last breakfast.

    St. Clare's Breakfasts will be October 1 and November 5, and will have help from 3591.  Still need around 5 volunteers from our council though.
  • Need an Officer's meeting, will be scheduled for 6:30pm on October 16
  • Men's Conference October 20-21; will carpool leaving church parking lots at 5:30pm on Friday and 7am on Saturday.  Expect late nights.  We need a volunteer for St. Jorhn Fisher, Ted Seeber will organize St. Clare's .
New Business
  • Essay Contest kits will be delivered to Deacon Scott at SJF and Ms Sturges at St. Clare's
  • We will have a mini pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Saturday December 9th.  GK will research devotions.  
  • We will begin again with Rediscover Jesus book- Please read chapters 1-3 and think about the questions at the end of each chapter.  We will discuss at our next meeting
  • Brothers Michael and Tom presented a set of Vietnamese Embroidery Artwork for My Lam School.  3 are available at $90 each to go to this worthy cause.  Contact Tom Owens at TomROwens@msn.com
  • Brother Ken wishes help with the 100th anniversary of Fatima procession in Beaverton, starting at noon at the Post Office, marching to the lawn at the library.  Plan is to say all 4 mysteries of the Rosary.  SJF will hold a similar procession from SJF to the corner of 45th and Vermont, led by Brother Paul.
  • Brother Mike Devlin reported that the prayer cards and Fatima medals were a hit with the soccer kids at St. Clare Picnic.
Sick or in Distress
  • Bonnie Owens
  • Marie Damuguard
  • RIP Sally Quigley
  • Keven Schnibbner
  • Becky Griffo
  • Daniel's Parents, Voc Rehab situation, Wildfires, & Lola Cortez
Meeting was closed with a Hail Mary for all concerned

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Men's Conference is fast approaching

The 2017 Holy League Men's Conference for the Archdiocese of Portland is about a month away.  Get your tickets here  and join Council 15485 in carpools leaving from the St.Clare and St. John Fisher Church Parking Lot at 5:30pm on Friday, October 20, and 7am on Saturday, October 21

Friday, September 15, 2017

Congradulations to Dave Saunders

RE: OCTOBER 2017 PARISH RECRUITMENT DRIVES
TO: OREGON DISTRICT DEPUTIES
CC: OREGON STATE OFFICERS
Brothers,
The Order wide October Church Drive has proven to be THE key to successful membership growth in Oregon. We focus on membership growth because each and every number represents one Knight who is making a positive impact in his parish and community. As Knights attract new members, they will help the Order become "the frontline of Catholic men who will strengthen and serve our Catholic Church."
It makes sense to look for new members in the place you're most likely to find them: your parish.
Every Council in your District is expected to plan and hold some form of Parish Recruitment Drive next month. If any Council in your District feels they cannot participate I need to know Why? This is important for you to understand so that we might provide the appropriate "fix" to their dilemma with their membership efforts.
As a reminder and for the new DD's I have attached the Drive Report you will use to report Parish Drive activity in October. I will distribute this again later in October.
CLICK HERE for DRIVE REPORT
 
TIPS FOR COUNCILS:
Ask pastor's permission to hold a "Church Recruitment Drive Weekend" at the parish. * Contact your council's field agent to get his assistance. * Advertise the drive in the parish bulletin, making it clear that Knights will be available to talk to interested men and their families after all Masses on the given weekend. * Order your Church Recruitment Drive materials by submitting the form found at kofc.org/churchdrive. * Organize your members into teams. Make sure that at least one team is committed to covering each Mass. * Plan a First Degree Ceremonial within one week of the recruitment drive. If needed, use the First Degree Video Production available via Officers Online
NOTE: I mentioned advertising in the church bulletins. I really feel we should let the entire parish know that we are actively inviting Catholic men and their families to join with us. The parish needs to know it's 'Open Enrollment' next month and always.
NEXT STEP: Get this information to your councils (GK, FS and Membership teams) TODAY!
Congrats to DD #1 Dave Saunders. Holy Rosary Council #15605 is the first Oregon council to reach 100% of membership quota. Honorable mentions to DD #5 Bill Geary (Mac is 88%) and DD #7 Ken Anderson (Sweet Home is 75%)

Please know you are appreciated for all you do for so many. Always
Fraternally,
Mike


Mike Woody
Oregon Membership Director
Website
541-905-5009 cell

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK---The Draft Agenda for our Monday September 18th Meeting

Dear Brother Knights,

This is the tentative agenda for our upcoming meeting at 7pm on September 18th at St. Clare Catholic Church in Fireside Lounge at the Parish Offices.

Opener for our Guests (2 min)
Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Roll Call of Officer (5 minutes)
Grand Knight Remarks: Dispensial of Hand Signals takes effect tonight but Grand Knight reserves the right to use the gravel and continue to use of titles to address each other, Father Don is fine with our implementation of the suggestions and Guest Speaker Proposal offered by Grand Knight (10 minutes)
Questions, Comments and Voting on Grand Knight's Remarks if necessary (10 minutes)
Approval of Minutes (5 minutes)
Lecturer (8 minutes)
Old Business: Reports (15 minutes)
New Business: Vote on date for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mini-Pilgrimage, Vote on Future, Time Frame and Format of Matthew Kelly discussion, Brother Tom and Michael Chow's fundraising and offer and vote, Brother Ken''s asking for help to put together a special Our Lady of Fatima public rosary and checking in about the Catholic Men's Retreat at Mt. Angel (25 minutes)
Good of the Order: (10 minutes)
Closing Prayer (5 minutes)
Optional for guests interesting in becoming Knights afterwards

Please feel free to email or call me about any questions or concerns about the agenda.

If I do not hear from any of you by Sunday night, I will plan to lead the meeting as planned above.

Thanks so much! Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon





Brother Daniel Salomon---Prayer Requests for My Sister's Pregnancy---For Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby

Dear Brother Knights,

My sister is pregnant with her third child and she recently suffered from some physical health problems. Please pray for the health of my sister and the health of her baby. Please also have Father McGivney pray for her.

Praises that my parents finally found a better living situation and please continue to pray for them as they have encountered some complications as they closed the deal. Please also have Saint Joseph pray for my parents.

Thank-you again for all your thoughts and prayers. Looking forward! May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Sincerely,

Brother Daniel Salomon, GK




Monday, September 11, 2017

FYI---Portland 40 Days of Life Events

40 Days for Life Opening Mass
with Bishop Peter Smith,
Fr. Lucas Laborde and many other priests!
 
Friday, September 15th
7pm at St. Patrick’s Church.
1623 NW 19th, Portland.
 
Please join us in prayer for this upcoming campaign for Life in our city. Bishop Peter is always an inspiring speaker on how to be a strong witness for Christ in our world.
Check out the Portland 40 Days for Life website for more information.
 
 
 
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Prayer Requests and Updates from State

Dear Brothers

Past State Deputy, George Flake, had a stroke on August 21st. He is now in a Rehab Facility here in Redmond. He is doing better but will probably be there for a few more weeks. Prayers are requested that George recovery soon.

Brother and Sir Knight Robert Seymour, a long standing Knight of Council #1872 and Assembly 908, passed away.   Prayers are requested for the peaceful rest of his soul and support of the family.

Past State Deputy Jerry Brunelle died September 4, 2017 and his Funeral Service will be Sept. 22nd at Christ the King Church at 11709 SE Fuller Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222.  Rosary is at 10:30 and the Mass at 11:00.   A luncheon reception will follow.  An Honor Guard has been requested  and Sir Knight Tom Morgan of Assembly #2251 Milwaukie is the contact (phone 503-658-8709 or mobile 971-645-9188, email thm66@comcast.net ). Honor Guard need to be there at least by 10:30.  PSD Jerry Brunelle was born in 1926 and joined the Knights of Columbus in 1956 in Christ the King Council #9257 and later in theMost Rev. William H Gross Assembly # 2251 in Milwaukie.  He was Oregon State Deputy 1985-1987 and Oregon District Master 1988-1992.

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr

Prayer Chairman