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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Meeting Minutes for 01/15/2019

7:00pm Opening Prayer  Our Father, Roll Call, Reading of Previous Minutes 

Roll Call:

Chaplain: Excused
Grand Knight: Present
Deputy Grand Knight: N/A
Chancellor: Present
Recorder: Present
Financial Secretary: Present
Treasurer: Present
Lecturer: Present
Advocate: Excused
Warden: Present
Inside Guard: Excused
Outside Guard: N/A
Trustee 3rd: Excused
Trustee 2nd: Excused
Trustee 1st: Excused
8 brothers present and District Deputy

7:05pm GK’s/Pastoral Council Member remarks

For the next Breakfasts proceeds from St. Clare's will benefit their school science fund
and the SJF proceeds will go toward the building fund.

7:10pm Treasurer's / FS Report

Beginning bal: $2,059.14, Current bal: $1,616.89  Expecting income after all the annual dues are paid.

No new members, one potential new member. No free throw contest report.

Please submit the fraternal survey of volunteer hrs to our GK (

7:15pm For the Good of the Order
Poem read by our Lecturer.

7:30 pm New Business

  • Need volunteers for upcoming breakfasts.
  • Feb 3rd @ St. Clare
  • Feb 10th @ St. John Fisher
  • GK will arrange for Call to Protect training at next monthly meeting.
  • Please submit the form to document your 2018 volunteer hours. (not limited to KofC breakfasts)
  • Need volunteers to provide Mass rides at SJF, (contact Phil)
7:50 pm District Deputy Report
After meeting with Archbishop Sample noted takeaways include: Remember to be open to the needs of the pastor. Be a visible Knight. (wear name tag if helping at Mass)

8:00 pm Closing Prayer

On the importance of Form 1728

My brothers,
Recently, as I'm sure you've all seen in the news, two senators choose to challenge one of President Trump's judicial nominees on the basis of his membership in the Knights of Columbus.

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska considered this to be so serious that he wrote Senate Resolution 19, which passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent (without a vote).

The text can be seen at this link and as you can see, references the Form 1728 Fraternal Survey directly, in the arguments for why the Knights of Columbus is NOT a terrorist organization.

You won't see me violating the partisan politics rule, despite my strong feelings on politics.  And SR19 does not clearly, as it made its point to such an extent that even the original two Senators who charged us with being an anti-woman organization, did not dare object.

Please Download and Fill Out this PDF, and forward it to, so that we may compile this most important form.  It's not just about tax status, it's about religious freedom in the United States itself.

Ted Seeber
GK 15485

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Next Meeting Tuesday January 15

Come and see if your grand knight can talk well enough to run a meeting after getting a new crown in that day.

January 15, 2019
St. Clare Fireside room

  • 6:30pm Ted Seeber will open chamber. Ted Seeber is now GK 
  • 6:30pm If any New Member wishes for the Initiation Degree on Video, it will be shown at this time. 
  • 7:00pm Opening Prayer  Our Father, Roll Call, Reading of Previous Minutes 
  • 7:05pm GK’s/Pastoral Council Member remarks
  • 7:10pm Treasurer’s / FS Report 
  • 7:15pm For the Good of the Order
  • 7:30pm Committees
    • Breakfasts 
      • February 3rd is the next breakfast at St. Clare's
      • February 10 is the next breakfast at SJF

  • 7:35 pm New Business
    • KofC Called to protect training demonstration
    • 2018 Volunteer hours- please send to
  • 7:50 pm District Deputy/State Officers
  • 8:00 pm Sick or in Distress – Hail Mary
  • 8:05 pm Closing Prayer – Glory Be

A "Future Knight"

Hezikiah Vouche was born Monday at 3:45 pm.  A bouncing baby boy.  Polinus and Nancy tell me they will wait until the spring for the Baptism.  The council gave them a Baby Blanket and "Future Knight" bibs.

Monday, January 7, 2019

From St. Vincent De Paul St. Clare Chapter

Though I'm pretty sure this likely applies to SJF Chapter as well, given the ongoing emergency for federal employees when it comes to food:

  The Giving Tree/St. Vincent de Paul Good Box Project was great and helped nearly eighty families to have a merrier Christmas.  Thanks to all who made it possible, organizers, donors, and worker/delivery folk.  It takes a village!
       And now the St. Vincent de Paul cupboards are bit bare.  They're asking especially for peanut butter, jams and jellies, chicken helper, canned fruit and oranges, tomato soup, saltines, and personal care items.  You can leave items in the basket inside the church door--or you can take them to the church office.  Thanks!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Linda Collins is requesting help to move

It might be we're only moving her stuff into storage, but the time and date has now been set:  Monday, December 31st at 10:30 am.

She is a bit flexible to get the help she needs, and she'll be leaving stuff for St. Vincent De Paul to collect later, but she would like to accomplish this on Monday to hopefully get more help.

This is one of those "all hands are good hands" events for our council; an excellent chance to model for your children and grandchildren the virtue of charity.

You can call Linda at 971-263-7612 for more info.

1921 SW Marigold St., Portland, OR 97219