Business Meeting Minutes - Oct. 2019


Knight of Columbus Council 13139

Business (General) Meeting

October 15, 2019

Note: Minutes of our Business Meetings are supplied to all members of the council for review and comment. The minutes will not be read at the next regular meeting unless requested by a member. Please direct all corrections and additions to Jim Hildebrand jrpah@comcast.net

  • Pre - Meeting.

  • Officers Roll Call

  • All Officers were present except for the Chancellor, and Outside Guard who were excused, and the 1st and 2nd Year Trustees who were absent.

  • Chaplain Report -

  • The meeting was opened and closed with a prayer

  • Guests and Dignitaries

  • The Field Agent and District Deputy were present.

  • Grand Knight Report:

  • Correspondence:

  • We received “Thank You” letters from “ELS for Autism” and ARC for our Tootsie Roll donations.

  • We received a “Thank You” note from Deacon Serge for the Mass Card we sent for his wife JoAnn.

  • Discussion

  • Officers Meeting Report

  • Motions were passed at the Officers meeting to:

  • procure a $200 gift card for use as a Raffle Prize during the Delta Membership Drive.

  • donate $400 dollars to Hannah’s House.

  • Financial Secretary Report:

  • Financials

  • revenues ~ $904

  • expenses ~ $190

  • In Treasury ~ $15,986

  • Trustees - no report

  • Deputy Grand Knight and Director Reports:

(* committees are “Faith in Action” activities) .

  • We will conduct the “Miracle House” Baby Bottle Drive on the weekend of 11/9&10. Knights will be needed to hand out the bottles after mass. Knights will also be needed to collect the bottles for the two following weekends.

  • We are now using our Informational Kiosk at events such as the Fellowship Breakfast. The “Prayer” booklet seem to be particularly popular.

  • We have tried to reach Habitat for Humanity concerning new building starts for the Fall in West Palm Beach area, but they have not returned our calls.

  • “Messages of Encouragement” have been drafted for the Sacramental Gifts program. Finalized messages will be printed and signed by members then distributed to those undergoing religious formation programs. .

  • Father D has asked the Council to take the lead on the “40 Days for Life” program. We are currently supplying content for the Parish Bulletin.

  • The parish has asked that we help put up the “Singing Christmas Tree” this year.

  • We are considering our support of the Lady of Guadeloupe celebration on 12/12. The Color Corp is not available, so council members may participate wearing baldrics.

  • Faith*:

  • Altar Server Recognition -

  • Seminarian Support -

  • Before Mass Rosary -

  • Buffet Breakfast - Next Breakfast is Nov. 3rd.

  • Council

  • “Family of the Month” - The Sodan Family

  • “Knight of the Month” - Terry Hood

  • Council Picnic

  • Life*:

  • Family*

  • Community*-

  • Tootsie Roll Drive -

  • Good of the Order:

  • Membership/Retention Report - Lou Manz

  • “Delta Drive” - Scheduled for 12/7&8. Knights will be the featured article in the December Parish Magazine. The week before we will be the Ministry Moment video. The week of the drive, a Knights recruiting film will be the pre-mass video.

  • Exemplifications

  • A Third Degree is being planned for Feb. at Council 4999.

  • Standing Committees

  • Fund Raising -

  • Roger Dean Stadium -.

  • Coastal Fest -

  • 4th Degree Report -

  • District Deputy Report -

  • Only one new member has been recruited since the beginning of the Fraternal year in the DD’s 4 council area.

  • The DD has initiated a recruitment competition between his four councils with 4 Invicta watches as prizes.

  • Field Agent Report -

  • Supreme has a new website that is up and running.

  • If the council does two informational nights during the fraternal year, the quota for recruiting insured members is waived.

  • Old Business -

  • New Business -

  • Brother Placko indicated that he is starting to plan for the February BBQ. He needs to know what charity we plan to support so ticket can be ordered. It was moved that we discuss the issue at the next Officers meeting.

  • Motions - Brother Cesarano moved, and Brother Placko seconded a motion to approve the proposed Council budget for the fraternal year. Passed

Jim Hildebrand

Recorder