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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Junque and Jewels setup and tear down and next Knights Meeting

Busy weekends coming up.  Friday, June 12 is the Friday Family Movie Night, Despicable Me.  But it is also setting up the Gym Floor for Junque and Jewells- both start at 6pm.  Saturday morning is setting up tables for Junque and Jewels.  They start accepting Junque at noon, so we need all hands on deck!

Monday June 15th will be our most important meeting of the year, voting on officers.

The end of Junque and Jewels this year is on Father's Day-  Sunday, June 21. Theresa and Claire Marie have told me that the Knights are in charge of tear down also!

So all hands on deck for a very busy week at St. Clare's.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Knights of Columbus Council Badges

When talking with Don Mey last night at the Pentecost Setup, I realized it was time again to offer the council badges.  Especially since I have now lost 4 someplace in my house.

When Michael Chau and I were at the convention, I realized several of the Ladies were wearing 3rd degree Lady's badges.  When I asked, I found out that in support of the concept of marriage being God joining together two souls, the wife of a 3rd Degree member can wear the Emblem of the Order in Oregon.

So I'm putting together an order of Council member slip badges, and magnetic back smaller badges for our ladies.  All badges for both will contain the council number, the cut-to-shape-emblem, and the name of the person.  Council member slip badges will also include the words "John Clare Council".  The badges will be $10 each, I can't afford with this new job to be quite as generous as I have in the past.

Any takers should e-mail me with their badge ordering information.  I'll be putting in the order June 1, so we should have them at the Council Election Meeting June 15.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mistake on the Minutes

Trustee 3 year caught it-  nominated for Recorder is Jim Van Domelen, nominated for Warden is Michael Chau.  Minutes post (just previous to this on the blog) has been corrected.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Minutes of the meeting 5-18-2015

Ally B graced us with a reading of her winning State Essay!  Congratulations to Ally, who won $50 from the State Council (and she sure has done a lot of growing this year since we last saw her in November!

Meeting was opened at 7:05pm with the Lord's Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance.

GK, DGK, FS, Adv, Treasurer, Warden, Lecturer, DD, 1 year Trustee
Chancelor, 3 year Trustee, Recorder
2 year Trustee, Inside/Outside guards

Previous minutes were accurate and approved.

GK Report
We will discuss replacing breakfast leadership at a future date.  We have neither the manpower or the leadership at present to support the May 31 breakfast.
GK would like volunteers to set up the Parish Hall for Pentecost.  Still need 2 more men for this job, Saturday, 6pm.
Need volunteers to help with the next Movie Night and setting up the gym.  If you have done putting the floor in the gym down before for Junque and Jewels, we would appreciate the leadership as Ted will be showing Despicable Me in hopes that a few fathers volunteer if we take care of their minions.
September 13, 2015 will be the parish picnic, we will be cooking.  Ted to inquire with 3591 for rental of the Magicator Grill.  
Convention news:  
  • Keep Christ in Christmas fundraiser- $130 for $163 worth of Christmas Cards!  Earn money for the council and promote Keep Christ in Christmas
  • Michael Chau offered his impressions.
  • Raise in State Assessment Mentioned 
  • State newsletter now to be published on web
Treasurer Report
$550 donation to Mother and Child.  Lots of money in and out, but checking account still over $1000.

Financial Secretary Report
32 members.  Will be 31 unless missing member shows up.  9 still unpaid other than missing member.  Ted to write letters.  Food For Families and Columbian Award due 6-30-2015.  Ted to take care of these.  Officer report 185 due July 1, Phil Jarvis to take care of after election.
GK, DGK, FS, and Membership Director are due in Salem July 18th and 19th for State Leadership Meeting.

For the Good of the Order

John 1:1-14 & Cardinal Francis George's speech to the Y2k Eucharistic Jubilee.

June 20 1st-3rd in Hillsboro, 9am.

June 12 Movie Night / Junque and Jewels Setup

Report on the flower sale by Ken Paulsen.

Nominations of Officers- 
GK:  Ken Paulsen, Marc Gregoire
Deputy GK:  Polinus Vuoche
Chancelor:  Mike O'Phelan (who can do double duty as appointed lecturer and elected Chan.)
Advocate:  Marc Gregoire
Treasurer:  Mike Devilin
Recorder:  Jim Van Domelen
Warden: Michael Chau
Inside Guard:  Kevin Hagan
Outside Guard:  Mike Morgan
GK Ted Seeber will retire and become 3 year Trustee, setting the pattern.

New Business
Brother Morgan introduced us to his Pulmonary support group, and asked us to consider a fundraiser coming up for them.  More on the blog later.

DD Report:
June 20 Degrees
Columbian Award Due

Sick or in Distress:
Millie Dover, Shannon Seeber, Ken Paulsen's relative, Fr. Viet of My Lam School.

For Closing Prayer, we showed:

Please prayerfully consider the words of the State Chaplain as you consider attending the next meeting, Monday, June 15

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Millie Dover Update from Mary Bunday

Hello everyone!    Guess what?   All those petitions and prayers have been fruitful!  The miracle continues to happen!    Millie Dover is out of Good Sam and living at West Hills for rehab!!!!! She is doing so well!   Her room number is 135 and she is taking visitors!   She's still quite weak but she is working so hard to regain her strength.So please spread the good news!!!   Love to all you wonderful angels that have helped Millie get this far!  

June 12 is the next movie

Come and help set up the gym floor for the Junque and Jewels load on Saturday morning, then stay and find out who stole the Pyramid.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Our keen eyed FS noticed- meeting Monday May 18

Meeting is Monday May 18, agenda post has been corrected!


If anybody knows of a worthy organization, Treasurer Mike Devlin has six white boards (for presentations or messages) to donate to a worthy cause. They were left behind by a business that had vacated an office building I am involved with leasing. Five are about 32'x40' and the other is about half that size. Two are fairly heavy. All are in pretty good condition.

If these do not find a home by June 13, they will be donated for the Junque and Jewels sale at St. Clare's.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Meeting Monday, May 18, 2015

Meeting Agenda
May 18, 2015
St. Clare Office Fireside and Clare Rooms

It would help if I didn't keep getting stuck in time warps. There is much to do this month, so please be prompt.
  • 5:30pm Ted Opens the back door to the office
  • 7:00pm Welcome Ally B, winner of the State Essay Contest, to read her essay and receive a $50 check from the State Council
  • 7:05pm Opening Prayer Our Father, Roll Call, Reading of Previous Minutes
  • 7:10pm Grand Knight’s Remarks
    • Pastoral Council
      • Breakfast leadership
      • Upcoming events to set up for
      • St. Clare Parish Picnic
    • Convention news and ideas
    • Movie Night Report
  • 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:20pm For the Good of the Order
  • 7:30pm Committees
    • Community
      • June Movie Night:  Despicable Me
    • Church Reports
      • SJF Eucharistic Miracle Display
    • Life
      • Mother's Day Flower Sale
      • Pentecost
  • 7:35 pm District Deputy conducts New Officer Nominations
  • 7:50 New Business
  • 8:00 pm District Deputy/State Officers
  • 8:10pm Sick or in Distress: Millie Dover
  • 8:15pm For a Closing Prayer, we will watch Fr. Theo's third video

State Newsletter

At the convention, we decided to publish these Web Only, click here on the blog to read

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pentecost Volunteers Neeeded!

I need four or five to help set up for the Pentecost celebration at St. Clare's. I realize this is Memorial Day weekend, but as Fr. Stobie says, Pentecost is a day, not a season, and we go by the Catholic Calendar, not the secular one. March 23 at 6pm will be the setup time, right after Saturday Night 5pm Mass, so hopefully that's past any sporting events. Tasks will be setting up food booths and moving tables in the Parish Hall (where we normally do our breakfasts).

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Successful Mother's Day Flower Sale

Some Numbers!

   St. Clare's St. John Fisher Total
Initial Cost- $99.20 $148.80 $248
Total Raised- $309.78 $488.22 $798.00
Amount Donated
to M&C-
$210.58 $339.42 $550.00

Thank you to all of our volunteers- parish, school parents, and Knights.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

MacDonald House Library Donations

Tom Owens wants to remind us that he is working through the Knights to collect donated Catholic and secular books for the library at the MacDonald Center in Portland. They could bring such items to give to Tom Sunday after the 8:30 Mass at St. Claire's, or Monday evening May 18 to the Knight's meeting and give to Michael Chau. I'll be in Texas that evening but Michael could collect and hold them until I return on May 19th.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Update on Millie Dover

Debbie Peerenboom says Milie is doing well. She's very weak still and can't stand unassisted but she's eating!    She had spaghetti and green beans for dinner!!!!!  There is high hope that if she gets strong enough she can move to rehab at West Hills soon. She's in excellent hands at Good Sam Room 440 and able to take quick visits from everyone.  The miracle continues!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

1st, 2nd, 3rd Degrees coming to Hillsboro


Saturday, June 20th 2015

Hillsboro Columbus Club Hall

476 SE Third Ave

Hillsboro Oregon

Across from St Matthew’s Church

Registration 9:00am

1st Degree at 9:30am
2nd Degree at 10:30am

Snack Break 12:00pm

3rd Degree at 12:30pm

(when we do them in this order and this quickly, we're usually done by 2pm)

No Lunch will be served but there will be

chips/cookies and soda/coffee during the

break between the 2nd and 3rd Degrees

Contact Duane Morris at

503-709-4858 for reservations

before Monday June 15th

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sitll needed, additional volunteers for Mother's Day

For St. John Fisher, we will be selling after the following Masses: Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 9 am, 11am and 5:30 pm. Contact Deputy Grand Knight Ken Paulsen to volunteer. For St. Clare's, we will be selling after the following Masses: Saturday 5:00pm, 10:45am. I have enough volunteers for 8:30 am Mass. Contact Grand Knight Ted Seeber to volunteer.