05.19.2020 – Business Meeting

Meeting held via Zoom virtual meeting

22 members present

The Council was called to order at:

  • 7:04 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

Prayer was offered by:

  • Deacon Charlie Miller

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

  1. Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
    Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
    Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
    Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Murphy P
    Chancellor Andrew Ortiz P
    Recorder Mike Sassman P
    Financial Secretary Chris Wild P
    Treasurer Steve Lukezich P
    Lecturer Andy Hunyady P
    Advocate Frank Piper A
    Warden Kevin Luckhaupt A
    Inside Guard Daniel Chun P
    Outside Guard Charles Higdon P
    Trustee (3rd Year) Andy Hunyady P
    Trustee (2nd Year) Ernie Winnestaffer A
    Trustee (1st Year) Vern Meyer A
    District Deputy A
    Insurance Agent Mike Williams P

 

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

The Minutes of preceding meeting were:

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes; Motion seconded; Approved

The Chaplain reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • NA

The results of balloting were:

  • N/A

The following notices of applications in other councils were read:

NONE

The Council conferred the <DEGREE> Degree on the following:

NONE

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

  • Virtual State Convention
    • Attended by Andrew Ortiz and Ken Higdon
    • We have surpassed the 2 million member mark
      • 56,000 in Ohio
    • In 10 years of the ultrasound project, more than 1,200 machines have been purchased
      • Approx 60,000 babies have been saved through the program
    • Baby box project by a council
      • Box installed at a fire station or hospital for mothers to give up their child safely
      • Automatically calls emergency services
      • Only 3 in the state of Ohio and none of them are in Columbus
      • Possible future project?
    • Super Cash Bonanza drawing – June 27
      • Final turn-in to Chris Wild is June 8
      • 210 tickets sold so far
      • More tickets available upon request
    • Food & Diaper drive
      • Thank you for all of the participation – 9 weeks in a row!
      • 16,400 diapers & 209 packages of baby wipes
      • Around 3,200 food and other items have ben collected!
    • Columbian Award & Star Council applications are nearly ready to be submitted!  We expect to receive both this year!
    • Stay online after the meeting for a presentation by Mike Williams about Insurance
  • First draft of next year’s budget will be available at the June meeting
  • Blood drive for May was very successful.
    • 50 schedule slots filled out of 55
    • 46 donations collected
      • That’s a record amount!!  Our goal was 33

The Treasurer reported as follows:

See Attached File

The following bills were read and referred:

N/A

The following communications were read:

  • NONE

Financial Secretary’s report of receipts of meeting:

NONE

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • N/A

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • Last call for “Of The Year” nominations
    • Will be submitted in the next 2 days
  • Life –
  • Faith –
  • Community – Food and Diaper drive – ending after Sunday May 24
  • Family – Mike Sassman
  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

  • None

The following new business was brought up:

  • Bust of St. John XXIII available for purchase
    • Offered for sale by a brother knight in Illinois.
    • Value of around 900 Euros, offered for sale for $100 plus shipping
    • Resin bust with good detail
    • Reviewed by Todd Brausch and he said it looks good
    • Fr. O’Connor is interested as well.
    • Invoice amount is $204.55 (shipping included)
    • Brother Andy Hunyady is donating the shipping cost ($104.55), and Brother Mike Redmon is donating $100 to cover the cost of the statue
      • Total cost to the council is $0
    • Council voted to authorize a check for $204.55, expecting full reimbursement
    • Discussed possible bulletin announcement when it is received
  • David Evers had the idea of installing a library box that could be outside of the church building since nobody has been able to be in the building for 9 weeks.
    • Possible Eagle Scout project?
    • Possible project for next fraternal year?
  • Slate of candidates of office for the next fraternal year — Nominated and Approved by affirmation by the membership
    • Grand Knight:  Patrick Murphy
    • Deputy Grand Knight:  Andrew Ortiz
    • Chancellor:  John Stanley
    • Treasurer:  Steve Lukezich
    • Warden:  Kevin Luckhaupt
    • Inside Guard:  Charles Higdon Jr.
    • Outside Guard:  Daniel Chun
    • Advocate:  David Evers
    • Trustees:  Ken Higdon (3), Andy Hunyady (2), Ernie Winnestaffer (1)
    • Recorder:  Sam Garcia
  • Appointments by Grand Knight Elect
    • Lecturer – Andy Hyunady
    • Program Director – Mike Covey
      • Program areas
        • Life:  Mike Redmon
        • Faith:  OPEN
        • Community:  OPEN
        • Family:  OPEN
  • Update on Knights reading materials?
    • Mike Redmon has the materials at his house, ready to set out again.
    • Look at setting it up again since Church is back on
  • Into The Breach — Mike Redmon
    • Discussed small group in-person format possibility (outside)
    • Watch email for updates

Fourth Degree Report:

  • Flag retirement collection is continuing
  • Online exemplification is on June 13
    • Contact Charles Higdon for additional details
  • Old form of initiation may not continue in the future

The District Deputy reported as follows:

  • Rob De Santos reported
    • Exemplary job over the last fraternal year!
    • Congratulations to the new officers!
    • Supreme is working on a new set of programs for the next fraternal year
      • Requirements for virtual meetings will be relaxed soon
      • Recommend that we provide remote meeting options on a regular basis
    • State is working on recruitment for a new district deputy
    • Keep up the great work!

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • Presentation given after the meeting — 15 members present

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • Fr. Frank Higdon
    • Gabriel Garcia
    • Jami Raubenolt

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

Closing Prayer was said by:

  • Deacon Charlie Miller @ 8:01 PM

ATTEST:

Recorder: Mike Sassman

5 - Financial Summary May 2020

04.20.2020 – Business Meeting (Virtual)

Meeting held via Zoom virtual meeting

The Council was called to order at:

  • 7:04 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

Prayer was offered by:

  • Grand Knight Ken Higdon

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Murphy P
Chancellor Andrew Ortiz P
Recorder Mike Sassman P
Financial Secretary Chris Wild P
Treasurer Steve Lukezich P
Lecturer Andy Hunyady P
Advocate Frank Piper A
Warden Kevin Luckhaupt P
Inside Guard Daniel Chun P
Outside Guard Charles Higdon P
Trustee (3rd Year) Andy Hunyady P
Trustee (2nd Year) Ernie Winnestaffer A
Trustee (1st Year) Vern Meyer A
District Deputy A
Insurance Agent Mike Williams P

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

The Minutes of preceding meeting were:

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes; Motion seconded; Approved

The Chaplain reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • NA

The results of balloting were:

  • N/A

The following notices of applications in other councils were read:

NONE

The Council conferred the <DEGREE> Degree on the following:

NONE

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

  • Food drive
    • We have collected over 2,000 food items
  • Wear Council shirts at this week’s food drive
  • Blood drive on May 9th is still on.
    • Everyone will be required to wear masks.
    • Donors will be by appointment only (tentatively)
    • Around 20 people currently signed up — Room for more!
    • Need additional volunteers due to additional requirements (temperature taking and masks)
  • Measure-UP is still tentatively scheduled for May 16
    • Details coming soon
  • Mother’s Day flowers will not be happening due to church being cancelled
  • State Convention is still scheduled for May 16
    • We have 2 delegates
    • Convention will be online
  • Knight and Family of the year nominations
    • Due May 31 — Nominations needed!
  • Video version of “Into The Breech”
    • Zoom into the breech? — Mike Redmon working on this
  • Super Cash Bonanza
    • 192 tickets on the first turn-in
    • Second turn-in is due to Chris Wild on June 8th
  • Supreme is moving all form 100’s to Electronic — Good News!

The Treasurer reported as follows:

See Attached File

The following bills were read and referred:

  • Zoom subscription — $15 per month
    • Coming out of the Grand Knight’s Discretionary account
    • No need to vote – existing budget line item

The following communications were read:

  • NONE

Financial Secretary’s report of receipts of meeting: Total amount, $29, made up as follows:

NONE

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • N/A

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • We should be qualified for the Columbia award for the year
    • Star Council requirements will be revised and communicated soon
  • Life –
  • Faith –
    • Consecration to the Holy Family
      • Discussed other options
        • Blessing via Youtube
        • Electronic prayer cards
        • Emailed daily reflections
        • Mike Sassman will follow up with planning
  • Community –
  • Family – Mike Sassman
  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

  • None

The following new business was brought up:

  • Need to assemble a slate of officers
    • Election at the May meeting
      • Proposed Slate:
        • Grand Knight:  Patrick Murphy
        • Deputy Grand Knight:  Andrew Ortiz
        • Chancellor:  John Stanley
        • Treasurer:  Steve Lukezich
        • Warden:  Kevin Luckhaupt
        • Inside Guard:  Charles Higdon
        • Outside Guard:  Daniel Chun
        • Advocate:  David Evers
        • Trustees:  Ken Higdon (3), Andy Hunyady (2), Ernie Winnestaffer (1)
        • Recorder:  Sam Garcia

Fourth Degree Report:

  • Nothing scheduled, most events have been cancelled
  • Exemplifation likely in the fall
  • Flag collection is ongoing and will be properly retired when church re-opens

The District Deputy reported as follows:

  • Rob De Santos reported
    • Thanked us for our activities during the downtime
    • Columbuskofc.org – state web site for updates

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • Remote meetings are available!
  • Working on electronic versions of all forms.
  • Congratulations on our food drive

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • Brody Norris & Family
    • Susan Brown & Family
    • Msgr Carl Flagget – Passed away
    • Kirk Adler – fellow knight starting Chemo & wife has cancer
    • Gabe Garcia – Son of Bro. Matt Garcia
    • Barbra Horn
    • Jill Hawk & Julie Evers
    • Frank Higdon

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

Closing Prayer was said by:

  • Deacon Charlie Miller @ 7:59 PM

ATTEST:

Recorder: Mike Sassman

4 - Financial Summary April 2020 - Rev 1

01.20.2020 – Business Meeting

The Council was called to order at:

  • 7:00 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

Prayer was offered by:

  • Grand Knight Ken Higdon

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Murphy P
Chancellor Andrew Ortiz P
Recorder Mike Sassman P
Financial Secretary Chris Wild P
Treasurer Steve Lukezich E
Lecturer Andy Hunyady A
Advocate Frank Piper P
Warden Kevin Luckhaupt A
Inside Guard Daniel Chun P
Outside Guard Charles Higdon P
Trustee (3rd Year) Andy Hunyady E
Trustee (2nd Year) Ernie Winnestaffer P
Trustee (1st Year) Vern Meyer E
District Deputy Patrick Vail A
Insurance Agent Mike Williams P

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

The Minutes of preceding meeting were:

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes as posted online; Motion seconded; – Passed with no changes

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • N/A

The Council conferred the 1st Degree on the following:

  • N/A

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

  • New exemplification for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Degree – all at once!
    • Roughly 30 minutes – designed to be done in church
    • Families welcome – no secrecy oath in new ceremony
    • Officers will preview at the next Officer’s meeting
    • Existing 1st degree members can go through the new ceremony to attain 2nd and 3rd degree
  • Epiphany party was a good success!
    • Thanks to Chris Wild for organizing the event with Barrel and Boar
  • Blood Drive
    • This month did not happen due to equipment failures
    • Next one is March 14th
  • Clergy Appreciation Dinner
    • RSVPs are rolling in
    • Our table is already paid for
    • Villa Milano – Feb 9th
  • Men’s Conference
    • February 22nd – Registration is open NOW
  • Novena For Life – Starting in 2 days!
    • Receive a text or email every day with the prayers
  • Measure up – Pending scheduling in May
    • Possibly May 9th
  • Super Cash Bonanza is coming soon!
    • Launch meeting is Feb 23rd @ St. Pius
    • Proceeds to benefit our council charitable fund
  • Need ideas for additional sources of income to fund next year’s Epiphany party
    • Penny Raffle Idea
      • $500 prize – would raise around $1200

The following bills were read and referred:

  • N/A

The following communications were read:

  • N/A

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • N/A

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • Next soup kitchen volunteer day is Feb 13th
      • Regular day is 2nd Thursday
    • Into The Breech is continuing
      • Thursday January 28th
    • Friday January 31st @6PM – Recognition event for soup kitchen volunteers
      • @ Holy Family
    • Program Updates
      • Faith – Complete
      • Community – 80  out of 100 points
      • Family – Need additional programs
        • Consecration to Holy Family
        • Family of the Year
      • Life – Need one additional activity
    • If anyone wants to view our progress on state-level programs, members can log into the state web site
  • Life – N/A
  • Faith – N/A
  • Community –
  • Family – Mike Sassman
    • N/A
  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy
    • N/A

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

Financial Secretary’s report

  • Audit is complete & ready to be submitted
  • Thank you card received from Groveport special olympics
  • Dues collection is proceeding
    • Second notice being sent this week

The following new business was brought up:

  • Motion to pay $150.59 to David Evers to cover Keep Christ in Christmas prizes
    • Re-appropriated from line item previously approved for Billboard that was not spent
    • Motion passed by Majority

Fourth Degree Report:

  • Annual survey is due by the end of the month
  • Flag retirement ceremony this spring
    • Bring your old American flags to be disposed of properly
    • Suggestion to pick a collection weekend to gather flags after the masses
    • Targeting March 28 & 29 for Parish collection of flags
  • Exemplification is scheduled for May 2nd
  • Business meeting – Wed Feb 19th @ Seton parish

The District Deputy reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • Happy New Year!
    • 2020 is a great year to look at your financial plan
    • Resolve to meet with Mike Williams to make sure your family is properly insured

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • Pray for those who were mentioned at our business meeting

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

Closing Prayer was said by:

  • Deacon Miller @ 8:00 PM

ATTEST: <YEA >

Recorder: Mike Sassman

 

Financial Report:
Financial Summary Jan 2020

 

12.16.2019 – Business Meeting

The Council was called to order at:

  • 7:10 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

Prayer was offered by:

  • Grand Knight Ken Higdon

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Murphy P
Chancellor Andrew Ortiz P
Recorder Mike Sassman P
Financial Secretary Chris Wild P
Treasurer Steve Lukezich E
Lecturer Andy Hunyady P
Advocate Frank Piper E
Warden Kevin Luckhaupt E
Inside Guard Daniel Chun P
Outside Guard Charles Higdon P
Trustee (3rd Year) Andy Hunyady P
Trustee (2nd Year) Ernie Winnestaffer P
Trustee (1st Year) Vern Meyer P
District Deputy Patrick Vail E
Insurance Agent Mike Williams E

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

The Minutes of preceding meeting were:

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes as corrected online; Motion seconded; – Passed with no changes

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • N/A

The Council conferred the 1st Degree on the following:

  • Joe Battocletti

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

  • Welcomed David England – Seminarian we are supporting and visiting us tonight
  • We will be handing out tickets for a showing of the movie “Unplanned”
    • A producer of the movie will be present to answer questions
    • Date TBD
  • Blood Drive coming up on January 18th
  • We purchased an ad for the 4th degree exemplification, but it was not in the program.
    • Ken Higdon will address this at the next 4th degree meeting
  • Financial Secretary reminded the members that dues are due to be paid
  • Sandwich Saturday – Dec 21 @ 8AM
  • Seminarian lunch Wednesday Dec 18 @ Noon – Barrel and Boar in Canal Winchester
    • Feel free to attend

The following bills were read and referred:

  • N/A

The following communications were read:

  • N/A

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • N/A

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • Epiphany party – January 4th – signups are LIVE
    • Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest – Entries are available for review
      • Reviews were completed for submission to the state-level competition
      • All youth competitors will receive prizes due to low participation
      • Event is below budget even with this change
    • Need to discuss late-Winter or Spring activities to fulfill State and Supreme requirements
      • Will be sending an email soliciting ideas
  • Life – N/A
  • Faith – N/A
  • Community –
    • Coats for Kids – order has arrived
      • 1 case went to St. Vincent DePaul (not to be sold)
      • 3 cases went to the Bishop Griffin Center downtown
  • Family – Mike Sassman
    • N/A
  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy
    • N/A

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

  • Second reading of motion to approve the council spending money to assist with Epiphany party costs not to exceed $1,000
    • Passed without further discussion
    • All beverages are paid per person at the restaurant
  • Sub Sale netted $410 in profit for the council

The following new business was brought up:

  • N/A

Fourth Degree Report:

  • Meeting this Wednesday at 6:45PM – Christmas Party
    • Collecting comfort items for the VA hospital
    • Location – Seton Parish
  • Flag retirement ceremony coming this spring

The District Deputy reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • N/A

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • Pray for those who were mentioned at our business meeting

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

Closing Prayer was said by:

  • Grand Knight @ 7:45 PM

ATTEST: <YEA >

Recorder: Mike Sassman

11.19.2019 – Business Meeting

The Council was called to order at:

  • 7:00 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

Prayer was offered by:

  • Grand Knight Ken Higdon

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Murphy E
Chancellor Andrew Ortiz P
Recorder Mike Sassman P
Financial Secretary Chris Wild P
Treasurer Steve Lukezich P
Lecturer Andy Hunyady P
Advocate Frank Piper A
Warden Kevin Luckhaupt P
Inside Guard Daniel Chun E
Outside Guard Charles Higdon P
Trustee (3rd Year) Andy Hunyady P
Trustee (2nd Year) Ernie Winnestaffer P
Trustee (1st Year) Vern Meyer P
District Deputy Patrick Vail E
Insurance Agent Mike Williams A

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

The Minutes of preceding meeting were:

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes as corrected online; Motion seconded; – Passed with no changes

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • N/A

The Council Welcomed the following Online member:

  • Joe Battocletti

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

  • Mike Covey & Mike Redmon completed the 2nd and 3rd degree this past weekend
  • Christmas cards for the seminarians are available
    • Please place a gift of $25 or more to a general type of store or gas card
    • Need to be mailed by December 4th
  • Blood drive this month had 35 donations (goal was 30)
    • Next drive is January 18
  • RSVP – Donations being coordinated by Joe Fearon
    • Needs to be disbursed before the end of the calendar year
  • Measure-Up campaign coming in the spring!
    • Date TBD
  • Council By-Laws & Amendments have been posted to the web site
    • Documenting council-level procedures we have approved in the past
    • Chris Wild discussed Financial Secretary compensation & the fact that he has chosen to deny compensation this year and previous years
      • Supreme bylaws recommends compensation of 8-10% of dues paid

The following bills were read and referred:

  • Vouchers (all budgeted items)
    • $35 for 4th degree ad
    • 220.85 – Trunk or treat (under budget)
    • $100 donation for Deacon fundraiser
    • $21.56 for meeting refreshments

Financial Summary:

11 - Financial Summary Nov 2019

The following communications were read:

  • N/A

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • N/A

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • Keep Christ in Christmas – Unable to meet with Fr. O’Connor this week
    • Of the year nominations are coming up soon
  • Life –
    • January – March of life Columbus coming soon
    • Pregnancy center support – awaiting word from the chapter level on the next big project
  • Faith –
  • Community –
    • Sign-up sheet with possible events was circulated
    • Volunteering has started at the downtown soup kitchen
      • See Steve Lukezich if you are interested
      • Dec 12 – Next opportunity
      • Effort goes toward our Helping Hands program
  • Family – Mike Sassman
    • Discussed possible Epiphany party on January 4th @ 6:00PM with dinner at 6:30PM
    • Possibly at Barrel & Boar?
      • Buffet style would be $19.25 per person
      • Plated option (registration required) $23 per person
      • Can hold up to 70 people
      • Membership seems to prefer plated option – near unanimous interest
  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

  • Coats for Kids
    • The half-price offer is not available this year
    • Parish greatly appreciated the support and will be happening again this year
    • $1,000 budgeted for this program
      • We purchase the coats by the case for under retail price from Supreme – Averages out to $20 per coat
    • Motion made and seconded to purchase 4 cases of coats @ $250 each – PASSED
  • Sub Sale is ongoing for the OSU vs. Michigan game

The following new business was brought up:

  • Motion to allocate up to $1,000 to defray 50% of Epiphany Party registrations  (not including drinks)
    • Seconded & Passed
    • Will need to be voted on a second time in December because it is over $500

Fourth Degree Report:

  • This Wednesday is our memorial service
    • Seton Parish
    • Dinner @ 6:30PM
    • 7:30PM Memorial
    • Dress is Social (suit)

The District Deputy reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • As we approach Thanksgiving, we should reflect on the little things we are thankful for.

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • Pray for those who were mentioned at our business meeting

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

Closing Prayer was said by:

  • Grand Knight @ 8:08 PM

ATTEST: <YEA >

Recorder: Mike Sassman

10.21.2019 – Business Meeting

The Council was called to order at:

  • 7:08 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

Prayer was offered by:

  • Deacon Charlie Miller

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

  1. Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
    Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
    Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
    Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Murphy E
    Chancellor Andrew Ortiz A
    Recorder Mike Sassman P
    Financial Secretary Chris Wild P
    Treasurer Steve Lukezich P
    Lecturer Andy Hunyady P
    Advocate Frank Piper E
    Warden Kevin Luckhaupt P
    Inside Guard Daniel Chun P
    Outside Guard Charles Higdon P
    Trustee (3rd Year) Andy Hunyady P
    Trustee (2nd Year) Ernie Winnestaffer P
    Trustee (1st Year) Vern Meyer P
    District Deputy Patrick Vail P
    Insurance Agent Mike Williams A

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

The Minutes of preceding meeting were:

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes; Motion seconded; – Passed with no changes

The Chaplain reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • N/A

The following notices of applications in other councils were read:

  • N/A

The Council conferred the <DEGREE> Degree on the following:

  • N/A

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

  • Thank-you cards received from youth group members for the donation we made to support their trip to National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis
  • Christmas Cards for Seminarians will be available at our next meeting
    • $25 gift card is the suggested gift
  • Blood drive coming up on November 9th
    • Need a few donors to replace people we know will be gone that day
  • Veterans Memorial is looking for volunteers – see Ken Higdon for details
  • Another opportunity for 2nd & 3rd degree in Circleville – St. Joseph’s
    • November 17th @ Noon (11:30 candidates call)
  • Thank you for a wonderful job on the Euchre Tournament!!
    • Event was very well received by the parish (as usual)
    • Thank you to all of the people who donated food & drinks for the event
    • Event was nearly zero-cost thanks to all of the efforts of Knights
  • Sub Sale forms available from Kevin Peters
    • Jersey Mike’s – Discount Prices not available anywhere else

The Treasurer reported as follows:

  • $7,394.56 in checking
    • $201 committed to Support Seminarians
    • $1,182 committed to charitable fund
  • Income
    • Collected $37 for Support our Seminarians
    • Donated back $162 from EW
    • $100 from Andrew Ortiz
  • Expenses
    • $147.57 – Insurance payments

The following bills were read and referred:

  • Football Crazr – Budgeted item
    • 84 tickets sold (vs 90 last year)
    • 77 tickets needed for max rebate, so we will receive $9 per ticket rebate
    • Part of our state per-capita assessment will be waived because we met that goal

The following communications were read:

  • N/A

Financial Secretary’s report of receipts of meeting: Total amount, $, made up as follows:

Fund Amount
General Fund $
Charitable Fund $
Support our Seminarians $
Total: $

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • N/A

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • State reporting is ongoing – Please keep David updated so he can report to the state
  • Life –
  • Faith –
  • Community –
    • Coats for Kids – need to investigate if this will be needed again this year.
    • $1,000 budgeted
  • Family – Mike Sassman
    • Trunk or Treat – Cars needed!
      • Register at kofc16561.org/trunkortreat
    • Christmas event possibilities discussed
    • Basketball tournament discussions have been started with Seton parish
  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

  • N/A

The following new business was brought up:

  • Motion to waive dues for any member joining in calendar Q4
    • First reading was the September meeting, this is the second reading
    • Moved by Ernie Winnestaffer, seconded
      • Discussion to put together exact language on this motion and submit to the membership in written form
      • Amended by Jim Boehnlein to reflect dues prorating schedule for new members to be:
        • Members joining in Q1: $40
        • Q2: $30
        • Q3: $20
        • Q4: $0
      • Passed the amended motion
  • Need volunteers for food kitchen at Holy Family
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Steve Lukezich is looking to schedule 1 day per month to assist
    • We do not want to conflict with existing Meals on Wheels volunteers
    • Steve will be sending an email with details later this week
  • Ernie Winnestaffer proposed purchasing a $35 ad to support the 4th degree exemplification – seconded & passed
    • Troy Kahrig will assist with Ad creation
  • Motion to redirect $100 donation from Andrew Ortiz to support the fundraiser for Deacon Waybright – Passed
  • Keep Christ in Christmas activity – Proposed going back to the poster contest
    • Opening up to adults as a possibility
    • December 15th?  Mike Sassman will check with Choir Director to see if we can go along with Lessons & Carols

Fourth Degree Report:

  • Fall exemplification for 4th degree coming up on November 23rd
    • Dover, OH
    • Council can support this by purchasing an ad in the event program
    • Prices range from $110, $55, or $35
  • Fundraiser for Deacon Waybright – Spaghetti Dinner
    • November 9th 6-9PM @ Seton Parish
    • Joint effort between St. Pius & Seton parish

The District Deputy reported as follows:

  • Patrick Vail introduced himself as our new District Deputy
    • Complimented our recruiting efforts
    • Complimented our programs efforts
    • Nov 18 – stated meeting – We will have a special guest to discuss the church in Iraq

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • N/A

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • Pray for those who were mentioned at our business meeting

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

Closing Prayer was said by:

  • Deacon Charlie Miller @ 8:10 PM

ATTEST: <YEA >

Recorder: Mike Sassman

09.16.2019 – Business Meeting

The Council was called to order at:

  • 7:08 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

Prayer was offered by:

  • Grand Knight Ken Higdon

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Murphy P
Chancellor Andrew Ortiz P
Recorder Mike Sassman P
Financial Secretary Chris Wild P
Treasurer Steve Lukezich P
Lecturer Andy Hunyady P
Advocate Frank Piper A
Warden Kevin Luckhaupt P
Inside Guard Daniel Chun P
Outside Guard Charles Higdon P
Trustee (3rd Year) Andy Hunyady P
Trustee (2nd Year) Ernie Winnestaffer P
Trustee (1st Year) Vern Meyer P
District Deputy A
Insurance Agent Mike Williams P

 

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

The Minutes of preceding meeting were:

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes; Motion seconded; – Passed with no changes

The Chaplain reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • Second reading on Fredrick Wingate – Passed

The following notices of applications in other councils were read:

  • N/A

The Council conferred the <DEGREE> Degree on the following:

  • First degree completed for Todd Brauch

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

  • Last month – Corn hole tournament
    • Good turnout!  Good Food!
  • Habitat for Humanity Build – Andrew Ortiz
    • Very good representation from our council
      • Around 20 people from our council!
    • Pictures will be posted on the web site
    • Next build is November 14/15 – Details coming soon!
  • Sunday, Sept 29 – Faith in action meeting @ St. Pius – 1PM
    • Need a few people to attend
  • Clergy Dinner – Feb 9, 2020 – Villa Millano – $35 per person
    • We typically purchase a table of 10
  • Of the Year dinner – May 5, 2020
  • Great turnout at our Blood Drive – 32 units collected!
  • St. Vincent DePaul truck will be September 28 & 29

 

The Treasurer reported as follows:

  • $7370 in checking
    • $164 committed to Support Seminarians
    • 1,182 committed to charitable fund
  • Income
    • $40 for SoS
    • $130 to general fund
    • $250  for supporting youth conference attendees (passthrough)
  • Expenses
    • $70 – chapter dues (greater Columbus chapter)

 

The following bills were read and referred:

NONE

The following communications were read:

  • Received card from Progeny House thanking us for the donation from our Measure Up program
    • Progeny House is a facility for special needs kids and adults – Family run and local
    • Also provides training for families caring for special needs people

 

Financial Secretary’s report of receipts of meeting: Total amount, $, made up as follows:

  • Football Crazr tickets are available!
    • Tickets due to Chris on Sunday, October 20th after 11AM Mass
  • Insurance statement – $147.57 – within our approved budget amount of $150
Fund Amount
General Fund $
Charitable Fund $
Support our Seminarians $
Total: $

 

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

 

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • 2nd & 3rd Degree – October 20 – 11:30AM Candidate Call

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • Check your email!
    • Protecting God’s Children – Sept 28th
    • Free-Throw contest – May pair up with Seaton parish
    • Christmas event – Need volunteers to plan a social event
    • October Membership Blitz – Stay Tuned!
  • Life – Mike Redmon 40 days for life – Sept 25 – Need signups
  • Faith –
  • Community –
  • Family – Mike Sassman

 

  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

  • N/A

The following new business was brought up:

  • Chris Wild
    • Dues Prorating in Q4
    • Changing council bylaws to waive dues for members that join after October 1
    • Motion & bylaws language will be read at next meeting for the 2nd time
  • Ernie Winnestaffer
    • Euchre Party – October 12 (before our next meeting)
      • Need 64 door prizes (we already have 19)
      • We are fully supplied on card tables
      • Sign-up sheets available today!
      • In the past, we have made around $1,000 for our general fund
  • Kevin Peters
    • Jersey Mike’s Sub Sale for OSU vs. Michigan game on November 30th
      • Forms are available now – Due November 24
  • Mike Covey
    • 4-mile race to benefit the Josephenum
      • Saturday Sept 21 @ Josephenum in Worthington
      • $45 to participate
    • David Haas concert @ resurrection parish
      • October 11

Fourth Degree Report:

  • John Kloch Sr – Faithful Navigator
  • Next meeting is at Seaton this Wednesday, Sept 18 @ St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton
    • We will be presenting a check for the Coffee Counter at a Veteran’s care center
    • Any 4th degree brothers are welcome!
  • 4th degree district meeting @ St. Pius
  • Nov 23 in Dover Ohio – Next 4th degree exemplification
  • Raffle tickets are for sale – 200 sold with a top prize of $1,000

The District Deputy reported as follows:

  • N/A

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • Mike Williams
    • Happy to report recovery from recent surgery!
    • September is Life Insurance awareness month
      • Review your insurance plans with Mike!
      • Only 59% of Americans have life insurance
        • Half of them are under-insured
      • K of C was founded to take care of Widows and Orphans – Make sure you have life insurance!!

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • Pray for those who were mentioned at our business meeting

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

Closing Prayer was said by:

  • Deacon Charlie Miller

ATTEST:

Recorder: Mike Sassman

07.15.2019 – Business Meeting

The Council was called to order at: 

  • 7:04 P.M. by Grand Knight Ken Higdon

 

Prayer was offered by:

  • Grand Knight Ken Higdon

 

The roll of officers was called and noted as follows (P = Present; A = Absent):

  1. Office Name P = Present; A = Absent
    Chaplain Fr. Brian O’Connor A
    Grand Knight Ken Higdon P
    Deputy Grand Knight A
    Chancellor P
    Recorder P
    Financial Secretary A
    Treasurer P
    Lecturer P
    Advocate P
    Warden A
    Inside Guard A
    Outside Guard A
    Trustee (3rd Year) P
    Trustee (2nd Year) P
    Trustee (1st Year) A
    District Deputy A
    Insurance Agent P

 

The Opening Ode was:

  • Was not sung

 

The Minutes of preceding meeting were: 

  • Motion brought forward to approve minutes; Motion seconded;
  • Amendment to previous meetings minutes – balloting should not be N/A, should be corrected to show two petitions 
    • Ayes have it; Minutes approved

The Chaplain reported as follows:

  • N/A

 

The Grand Knight read the applications for membership approved by the Admissions Committee as Follows:

  • NA

 

 

The results of balloting were: 

  • N/A

 

The following notices of applications in other councils were read:

 

 

The Council conferred the <DEGREE> Degree on the following:

 

Sam Garcia
Mike Covey

 

The Grand Knight reported as follows:

    • Welcome new members 
      • Mike Covey
      • Samuel Garcia
    • Update on Dave Richter
      • Double Lung transplant – recovering as well as can be expected
    • Presented Andy Hyunady with the Past Grand Knight’s Pin
    • We need one more committee chair for this fraternal year
    • Audit is awaiting finalization between Financial Secretary and Treasurer

This Sunday at Pius X is the state programs meeting

  • Food at 1PM
  • Meeting at 2PM
  • Blood Drive was very successful
    • 32 donations – Thank You!
  • August 19 business meeting will be replaced with a fun night
    • Corn Hole and other fun games!
  • August 12 officers meeting will be replaced with a programs planning meeting
    • Any volunteers are welcome
  • Our Financial Secretary and Treasurer were complimented for excellent work at the Columbus Chapter meeting

 

 

The Treasurer reported as follows:

  • As of 07/8/2019, 6656.97  $ in checking accounts
    • Motion brought forward to approve; motion seconded. Ayes have it.

 

The Grand Knight read receipt(s) no. <###> from Treasurer to Financial Secretary for $<AMOUNT> and Treasure’s voucher of deposit no. <###> for $<AMOUNT> representing receipts since the last meeting of <DATE>.

 

The following bills were read and referred:

 

The following communications were read:

  • Thank you card from Rob DeSantos was read

 

Financial Secretary’s report of receipts of meeting: Total amount, $29, made up as follows:

 

Fund Amount
General Fund
Charitable Fund $
Support our Seminarians $
Total: $

 

The Trustees reported as follows:

  • N/A

 

The Chancellor reported on Vocations:

  • N/A

 

The following committees reported:

  • Program Director – David Evers
    • This year’s program structure looks very similar to last year
    • We would like to have a youth focused event this year
    • Discussed alternate options for Keep Christ in Christmas (other than the billboard)
      • Last year’s billboard was not located near the parish
  • Life –
  • Faith –
  • Community –
  • Family – Mike Sassman
    • N/A
  • Membership and Retention – Patrick Murphy

 

Unfinished business was taken up and disposed if as follows:

  • Annual Budget – Second Reading
    • Distributed to the members present in paper form
    • Motion was made and seconded to approve the budget as printed and distributed on 7/15/2019
  • Habitat for Humanity – See Andrew Ortiz for details for registration to assist
    • Project in coordination with Lithopolis United Methodist Church
    • cut night – September 13th
    • Bulletin announcements will be running weekly leading up to the event
    • Financial Secretary will verify insurance coverage

 

The following new business was brought up:

  • Corn Hole Tournament – August 19 – Mike Redmon
    • Will conduct a brief business meeting if needed
    • Knights and their families are invited – $10 buy-in
    • Money to be deposited in the General fund
      • Prize to be provided by Mike Redmon
    • Bring your own snacks/pot-luck
    • Final details will be sent via email

 

Fourth Degree Report:

  • New officers elected
  • Pot-luck is this Wednesday
  • 50/50 fundraiser coming soon
  • American Flag retirement ceremony coming soon
    • Proper way of retiring flags in poor condition

The District Deputy reported as follows:

 

The Insurance Agent reported as follows:

  • Distributed literature about the Knights charitable works
    • Papal charity fund
    • Broadcasting masses worldwide
    • Special Olympics
    • Over 50,000 wheelchairs
    • Many more!

 

Under Good of the Order:

  • Intentions
    • David Richter
    • Jackie Piper
    • Betty Hyunady
    • Jack Mason

 

Chaplain’s summation:

  • N/A

 

Closing Prayer was said by: 

  • Grand Knight @ 7:50PM

 

ATTEST: <YEA or NAH>?

 

Recorder: Mike Sassman

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