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Newsletter for last January

Vol. 29 - No. 1

Knights Notes

Jan 2018   

Dinner

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Jan 9

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Social at 5:00 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Our Christmas Party (Knights & Wives Dinner) will be held Tuesday January 9th, at Eddie's, 5009 South 24th Street. Cocktails will start at 5:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.
    Please consider helping at our pancake feed Sunday January 28th in the social hall, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
    If you know of anyone interested in becoming a First Degree Knight, I will be conducting the ceremony on Sunday January 21st at 3:00 p.m. Please contact me by Friday January 19th with the name of the person interested; it takes approximately an hour.
    Our next regular meeting will be February 13th, at 7:30 p.m. Happy New Year!

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Dues for 2018

    As of the end of December 40% of our members have remitted their dues for 2018. If you received a bill and have not yet paid, please send your dues in soon so that you will be eligible for the dues refund drawing at our Knights and Wives dinner. If you like, you can drop your dues envelope in the collection basket at one of the STM weekend Masses. Also note that you can now pay online. Click the Payments icon on our Council home page (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184) to find out how.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Tim Wees
Michael Vanek
Jim Paladino
Mike McDonnell
Tom Koley
Peter Franco
Jim Franco
Eddie Galas
Dale Widhalm
Ron Drawl

Knights and Wives Dinner

    Our annual Knights and Wives dinner is Tuesday, January 9 at Eddie’s. Check the Message from the Grand Knight for all the details. The meal price is $20 per person. If paying by check please make it payable to Knights of Columbus.

One Rose One Life

    Our One Rose One Life collection will be conducted at the weekend Masses on January 20 and 21. We will pass out prayer cards and collect money at the Church entrances. There will also be envelopes in the pews for those who would like to deposit a donation in the regular collection that weekend or a subsequent weekend.

Buck-a-Month

    Our Buck-a-Month campaign to raise funds for pro-life programs in Nebraska continues through the end of February. So far we have received contributions totaling a little over $350. If you would like to participate in this voluntary program, simply make your tax-deductible donation with a check payable to “Knights of Columbus, Culture of Life Foundation of Nebraska.” Return your check in an envelope marked “Buck-a-Month” and drop it in the collection basket at St. Thomas More Church. Or you can mail it to Greg Burrows at 2117 S 38th Ave, Omaha, NE, 68105. Alternatively, you can make a non-deductible contribution online by clicking the Payments icon on our council home page and then going to the Voluntary Contribution section at the bottom of that page.

Free Throw Contest

    Our Free Throw Contest is Sunday, January 7th, at 1:00 PM. Registration begins at 12:30.

Holiday Blood Drive

    Paul Reed reports that at our holiday blood drive held on December 28 we collected 18 units of blood. This was our 41st drive at St Thomas More and the total units collected at our drives now totals 939.

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Newsletter for last February

Vol. 29 - No. 2

Knights Notes

Feb 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Feb 13

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Thanks to everyone who came to our Christmas (Knights and Wives) dinner at Eddie's! Thank you to everyone who helped at our pancake feed. It was a great success.
    We need volunteers for our upcoming fish fries. The dates are February 23rd, March 9th and March 23rd. Please contact me if you are willing to help
    If you know of anyone interested in becoming a First Degree Knight, I will be conducting the ceremony on Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 p.m. Please contact me by Friday, February 23rd, with the name of the person interested. It takes approximately an hour.
    Out next meeting will be February 13th at 7:30 p.m. We will be discussing scheduling of events for the next year to hopefully accommodate and recruit new members.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Congratulations

    Congratulations to Paul Reed who was honored as Knight of the Year at our Knights and Wives Dinner last month. And congratulations to Jeremy Askren who won the Dues Refund award at the dinner.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Jason Widhalm
Evan Schmeits
Larry Hoskinson
Allen Kallhoff
Dave Dickmeyer
Scot Adams
Cliff McEvoy
Brett Fowler
John Pfeiffer
Rick West

Fish Dinners

    Our first fish dinner this year is February 23. Hopefully you are planning to come and enjoy a great meal. More importantly, please volunteer to help at these dinners to assure their success. You can volunteer at our February meeting, or simply contact Mike McDonnell or Greg Burrows to sign up.

Pro-Life Collections

    Our One Rose One Life collection which we conducted in January brought in $1078.44. Thank you to all who contributed.
    Our Buck-a-Month pro-life campaign is continuing. So far we have received contributions totaling $463. This fund drive continues through the end of February. You can donate simply by putting your check (payable to “K of C Culture of Life Foundation of Nebraska”) in an envelope marked “Buck-a-Month” and dropping it in the collection basket at a STM weekend Mass. Or you can mail it to Greg Burrows at 2117 S 38th Ave, Omaha, NE, 68105. Alternatively, you can make a non-deductible contribution online by clicking the Payments icon on our council home page and then going to the Voluntary Contribution section at the bottom of that page.

Pancake Breakfast

    Our pancake breakfast held on January 28th brought in $1403.50. After subtracting our expenses it looks like we will have a profit of $1240 to donate to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. We extend a special Thank You to Eddie’s Catering for donating the sausage for that breakfast.

Dues for 2018

    As of early February we still have 33 members who have not paid their dues for 2018. If you have not yet paid (and you are not an Honorary Life member), please send in your dues as soon as possible. If you like, you can drop your dues envelope in the collection basket at one of the STM weekend Masses. Also note that you can now pay online. Click the Payments icon on our Council’s home page to find out how: (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184).

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Newsletter for last March

Vol. 29 - No. 3

Knights Notes

Mar 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Mar 13

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Thanks to everyone who came to help at our first fish fry! We need volunteers for our next 2 fish fries coming up; the dates are March 9th and March 23rd. Please contact me if you are willing to help!
    Our next meeting will be March 13th at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Fish Dinners

    At our first fish dinner on February 23 we served 425 meals. This was a considerably lower count than what we have experienced over the past several years for our first dinner. Hopefully we will enjoy better turnouts for our next two dinners on March 9 and March 23.
    We would also like to see more volunteers show up to help at these dinners. If you could spare time to help between 4:30 and 6:00 or between 6:00 and 8:00 it would be greatly appreciated. We could also use help at the end for cleanup.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Paul Stolinski
Ed Kros
Ted Reis
Joe Kawa
Larry Houlton
John Sanderson

Pat Boettger – R.I.P.

    In your prayers please remember our Brother Knight Pat Boettger who passed away on March 1. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all our deceased Brother Knights, rest in peace.

Dues for 2018

    As of early March we still have 27 members who have not paid their dues for 2018. If you have not yet paid (and you are not an Honorary Life member), please send in your dues as soon as possible. If you like, you can drop your dues envelope in the collection basket at one of the STM weekend Masses. Also note that you can now pay online. Click the Payments icon on our Council’s home page (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184) to find out about this option.

Pro-Life Collections

    The updated total for our One Rose One Life collection is $1093.44.
    Our Buck-a-Month pro-life campaign has brought in total contributions of $531. Half of this total will later be returned to our council for donations to pro-life causes of our own choosing.
    We thank all the Knights and parishioners who have contributed.to either (or both) of these campaigns.

Newsletter by Email

    Over half of our members receive our council newsletter via email. This greatly helps us save on postage and printing expenses as well as the effort in preparing the newsletters for mailing. If you have email and our still receiving this newsletter via the postal service, would you consider converting to email delivery instead? If so all you need to do is send your request to gburrows1@msn.com.

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Newsletter for last April

Vol. 29 - No. 4

Knights Notes

Apr 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Apr 10

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    I hope everyone had a Happy Easter! Thank you to everyone who helped at our fish fries!
    Our next meeting will be April 10th at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Dues for 2018

    As of early April we still have 19 members who have not paid their dues for 2018. If you have not yet paid (and you are not an Honorary Life member), please send in your dues as soon as possible. If you like, you can drop your dues envelope in the collection basket at one of the STM weekend Masses. Also note that you can now pay online. Click the Payments icon on our Council’s home page (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184) to find out about this option.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Tim Widhalm
Mark Novotny
Matt Wolbach
Gregg Pfeifer
Rich Reeder
Joe Mollner
David Handlos

Fish Dinners

    Our last two fish dinners were on March 9 and March 23. At those two dinners we served 524 and 437 meals respectively. With the 425 meals served at our first dinner this brings our total meal count to 1386 for all three dinners. We extend our thanks to all the Knights and Wives (and many other parishioners as well) who worked so hard helping us at these dinners. We could not have done it without you. And, of course, we extend special appreciation to Eddie’s Catering for the tremendous help they provided with all the food. We also thank Rhoten Wholesale Meat Company for helping us with the meat for our meat raffles. These raffles were very successful again this year.

Mother’s Day Flower Sale

    On Mother’s Day weekend (May 12 & 13) we will once again sell roses after each Mass to benefit Essential Pregnancy Services. We could use a couple volunteers after each Mass to pass out the roses and collect the donations. Please sign up at our April meeting or you can contact Greg Burrows (either by phone at 402-346-4081 or by e-mail to gburrows1@msn.com) to volunteer.

Newsletter by Email

    Over half of our members receive our council newsletter via email. This greatly helps us save on postage and printing expenses as well as the effort in preparing the newsletters for mailing. If you have email and our still receiving this newsletter via the postal service, would you consider converting to email delivery instead? If so all you need to do is send your request to gburrows1@msn.com.

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Newsletter for last May

Vol. 29 - No. 5

Knights Notes

May 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, May 8

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    I will be attending our State Convention that will be held April 27th, 28th and 29th in Kearney, Nebraska. I will report on the convention at our next meeting on Tuesday May 8th at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Dues for 2018

    As of April month end we still have 16 members who have not paid their dues for 2018. If you have not yet paid (and you are not an Honorary Life member), please send in your dues as soon as possible. If you like, you can drop your dues envelope in the collection basket at one of the STM weekend Masses. Also note that you can now pay online. Click the Payments icon on our Council’s home page (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184) to find out how.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Mel Harmon
Ronald Benak
Phil Franco
John Fischer
Cliff Finney
Sam Sacco
John Coleman

Mother’s Day Flower Sale

    On Mother’s Day weekend (May 12 & 13) we will be selling roses after each Mass to benefit Essential Pregnancy Services. Please stop by and purchase one for that special woman in your life and support the pro-life ministry of EPS at the same time. The donation amount is $5.00.

New Festival Date

    Due to the upcoming church renovation, which begins in early June, the Parish Council has decided to change the date for our festival this year from the second Sunday in June to the first weekend in October. During this renovation our Masses will be in the gymnasium. It is hoped that we can be back in the church by September 1st.

Knights Courier by Email

    Are you receiving the Knights Courier magazine by mail? If so you can help our Nebraska State Council save on postage and printing costs by signing up for eCourier to receive that magazine by email. Simply go to the state council web site (www.nebraskakofc.org), click on the link “Save postage & printing. Sign up for eCourier” and enter your email address, name, member number and our council number (10184). Then just hit the Subscribe button.

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Newsletter for last June

Vol. 29 - No. 6

Knights Notes

Jun 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Jun 12

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Our Festival has been moved from Sunday, June 10th, to Sunday, October 7th. Please contact me if you can help in October.
    Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 12th, at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Officers for New Fraternal Year

    At our meeting this month we will finalize the list of officers for 2018-2019. Since the Social Hall is being used for Mass during the church renovation we will not be able to hold our traditional July potluck. Therefore, our officer installation will be in our regular meeting room on July 10th.

Dues for 2018

    As of June 1st we still have 15 members who have not paid their dues for 2018. If you have not yet paid (and you are not an Honorary Life member), please send in your dues as soon as possible. If you like, you can drop your dues envelope in the collection basket at one of the STM weekend Masses. Also note that you can now pay online. Click the Payments icon on our Council’s home page (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184) to find out how.

Happy Birthday This Month To
James Ryan
Lacy Kirk Sr
Paul Driscoll
Steven Dibelka
John McDonnell
Charles Chylinski
Jim Janda
Mark Brown
James Linenbrink
Tom McGrail
Kurt Theiler
Gerald Hassett
Arlen Robichaux
Dan Sobetski

Convention Awards

    At the State Convention this past April our Council won the following awards:
   First place – Publicity (Division 2),
   Second place – One Rose / One Life (Division 2).

Mother’s Day Flower Sale

    We thank all those who bought roses or simply donated money to the Essential Pregnancy Services Mother’s Day rose sale. The generosity of Knights and fellow parishioners brought in a total of $781. EPS is most grateful for this support of their mission to protect precious babies, born and unborn.

Priest Appreciation Steak Fry

    The annual Priest Appreciation Steak Fry, hosted by the Father Michael P Dowling Assembly, will be on Monday, July 23, at Mount Michael Abbey in Elkhorn. The meal price is $25, and our Council will reimburse $10 to every member who attends. This great meal and event is for Knights only.

Donald Buxter – R.I.P.

    In your prayers please remember our Brother Knight Donald Buxter who passed away on May 18. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all our deceased Brother Knights, rest in peace.

Scholarship Winners

    The essay contest we conducted to determine recipients for our Council scholarships resulted in a 3-way tie for winners. So we awarded scholarships of $500 each to:
   Grant Foster (Mount Michael)
   Johnny Kaczmarek (Gross High School)
   Henry Davis (Creighton Prep)

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Newsletter for last July

Vol. 29 - No. 7

Knights Notes

Jul 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Jul 10

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    If you know of anyone interested in becoming a First Degree Knight, please contact me with the name of the person interested; it takes approximately an hour. Our next meeting will be Tuesday July 10, at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will include the swearing in of our officers.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Produce Sales

    Our first produce sale this year is planned for Sunday morning, July 22. We will be at the school entrance following the 8:00 AM Mass and continuing until noon. Stop by and pick up some taste-tempting fruit and vegetables. One additional produce sale will be two weeks later on August 5, same time and place.

Blood Drives

    Because of the Church renovation this summer we will not have an August blood drive. Our next drive is scheduled for December 27. However, Holy Cross will have a blood drive on Saturday, October 6, from 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM. You would be able to donate at this drive and still be able to donate again at our December drive.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Thomas Murillo
Tony Widhalm
Roger Scheiding
Tom Walsh
Fr. Tom Magnuson
Brian Hire
Bud Chase Jr
Lee Monson
George Heaston
Tom Widhalm

Officer Installation

    Since the Social Hall is being used for Mass during the church renovation we will not be able to hold our traditional July potluck. Therefore, our officer installation will be in our regular meeting room at 7:30 PM on July 10th.

Priest Appreciation Steak Fry

    The annual Priest Appreciation Steak Fry, hosted by the Father Michael P Dowling Assembly, will be on Monday, July 23, at Mount Michael Abbey in Elkhorn. The meal price is $25, and our Council will reimburse $10 to every member who attends. This great meal and event is for Knights only.

Digital Coupons

    A printed edition of the Entertainment Book will not be available for the Omaha area this year. However, a Digital Entertainment membership will be available. This gives you nationwide access (not just Omaha) for one year to thousands of money-saving coupons, right on your smartphone or print online. You will be able to purchase a digital membership online with your credit card. The price will be $20. More information will be coming in the next few weeks.
    We do have a few digital membership cards left over from last year that we will be selling for $10. These cards can be purchased at our July meeting or at the produce sale (while they last).

Jim Nailon Entertainment

    Jim Nailon plays at Paddy McGowan's (45th & Center) about once a month. If you would like to know when he will be playing then you can like his Facebook page to find out. If you are not a Facebook user and would still like to know when he is playing, send him an email and he will set you up in a small list-serve to inform the non-Facebook people. His email address is webmaster@liturgicalguitarist.com.

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Newsletter for last August

Vol. 29 - No. 8

Knights Notes

Aug 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Aug 14

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Thank you to everyone who helped at our produce sales on July 22 and August 5.
    There will be a table set up in the gym at sneak-a-peek on Wednesday August 15th. We will have pizza and pop and will be handing out information about joining the Knights of Columbus!
    Our next meeting will be Tuesday August 14th at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Produce Sales

    A preliminary review of the income and expenses from our two produce sales suggests that we will have a profit somewhere between $500 and $600. More precise figures should be available at our August meeting.

Lee Monson – R.I.P.

    In your prayers please remember our Brother Knight, and charter member of our council, Lee Monson who passed away on July 28. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all our deceased Brother Knights, rest in peace.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Don Schmeits
Heath Mello
Paul Reed
Brad Wiese
Fred Cottone
Patrick Foster
Dan Murphy
Bronson Gerken

Looking for Email Addresses

    Having email addresses for our members makes it easy to pass along information in a timely and efficient manner. If you have an email address but have not communicated it to me, please send it to gburrows1@msn.com. You can still receive our newsletter via the postal service if you prefer. Just let me know how you want to receive our newsletter when you communicate your email address to me.

Digital Coupons

    A printed edition of the Entertainment Book will not be available for the Omaha area this year. However, a Digital Entertainment membership is now available. This gives you nationwide access (not just Omaha) for one year to thousands of money-saving coupons, right on your smartphone or print online. You can purchase a digital membership online with your credit or debit card. The price is $20. Click on the “Entertainment RAISY” icon on our Council’s home page and follow the instructions. Also on that page are instructions on how you can sign up to support this fundraiser as a Seller. Please check it out and consider providing this extra help.
    We do have a few digital membership cards left over from last year that we are selling for $10 (half price). These cards can be purchased at our August meeting or just contact Greg Burrows. These left over cards will still provide digital access for a full year after activation, but they must be activated before the end of 2018.

Blood Drives

    Our next blood drive is scheduled for December 27. Holy Cross will have a blood drive on Saturday, October 6, from 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM. You would be able to donate at this drive and still be able to donate again at our December drive.

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Newsletter for last September

Vol. 29 - No. 9

Knights Notes

Sep 2018   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday,Sep 11

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Thank you to everyone who helped and purchased vegetables at our produce sale!
    Our Festival has been moved to Sunday October 7th. Please contact me if you can help with our festival.
    Our next meeting will be held Tuesday September 11th at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Tootsie Roll Drive

    The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities (the Tootsie Roll drive) will be on the weekend of October 12-14 (Friday-Sunday) at Family Fare. There will be four 2-hour shifts each day (9:00-11:00, 11:00-1:00, 1:00-3:00, and 3:00-5:00). On Saturday the last shift will end at 4:30 instead of 5:00. You can volunteer online by going to our council web site (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184) and clicking on the “SIGN UP!” icon. Click on an open time slot and then hit Submit at the bottom of the page. A login option is also available but not required. You can also sign up at our September meeting, or contact Greg Burrows (402-346-4081, gburrows1@msn.com) to volunteer. We came up short on volunteers last year. Hopefully we can fill all the time slots this year.


Happy Birthday This Month To
Bob McCoy
Dave Hayes
Joe Pfeifer
Max Burbach
Kirk Stanzel
Joseph Godek
John Montgomery
Dave Fox
Robert Gaddie
Fr. Ryan Lewis
Tom Lebeda
Al Pfeifer

Corporate Communion

    Our Corporate Communion is Sunday, October 21st, at the 10:30 AM Mass. After Mass there will be a brunch in the Social Hall. The price for this meal is just $5.00 per person. All Council members, along with wives and children, are invited to attend. If you have not been contacted about this event by Sunday, October 1st, you can call either Mike McDonnell (402-598-3800) or Greg Burrows (402-346-4081) to confirm your reservation. We need attendance counts in order to plan for seating at Mass and for the food order. Plan to meet in the school lobby at 10:15 AM so we can process in as a group to the Mass.
    In case you are interested we will have Christmas cards for sale at the brunch.

Digital Coupons

    Digital Entertainment memberships are still available. This gives you nationwide access (not just Omaha) for one year to thousands of money-saving coupons, right on your smartphone or print online. You can purchase a digital membership online with your credit or debit card. The price is $20. Click on the “Entertainment RAISY” icon on our Council’s home page and follow the instructions. Also on that page are instructions on how you can sign up to support this fundraiser as a Seller. Please check it out and consider providing this extra help.
    We do have a few digital membership cards left over from last year that we are selling for $10 (half price). These cards can be purchased at our September meeting or just contact Greg Burrows. These left over cards will still provide digital access for a full year after activation, but they must be activated before the end of 2018.

HCHN Fundraiser

    Fr. Kizito invites everyone to attend the Hope Connecting Hearts Nigeria Fall FUNdraiser at the Fire Fighter’s Hall on 60th and Grover St. from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, September 21. Enjoy a chicken dinner by Eddie’s Catering, auction and raffles.

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Newsletter for last October

Vol. 28 - No. 10

Knights Notes

Oct 2017   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Oct 10

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    The Corporate Communion Mass will be Sunday October 8th at 10:30 a.m. If you are interested in attending the luncheon after Mass please let us know by 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 6th.
    If you are interested in attending the Christians Encounter Christ (CEC) retreat, contact Phil and Sue Franco. The Men's weekend is October 20-22, 2017, and the Women's weekend is November 3-5, 2017.
    Our next meeting will be Tuesday October 10th, at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Christmas Cards

    We have a small supply of Christmas cards (about 20 boxes) that will be available for purchase at our Corporate Communion (October 8), the parish dinner (November 19) and the Peddler’s Market (November 29).

Happy Birthday This Month To
Mike Donohue Sr
Jason Froschheiser
Fr. Norman Hunke
Mike Stahmer
Jim Ponec
Al Kula
Jack Monzingo
Tom Kraus
Jim Miriovsky
Frank Rayer

Corporate Communion

    Our Corporate Communion is Sunday, October 8th, at the 10:30 AM Mass. After Mass there will be a brunch in the Social Hall. The price for this meal is just $5.00 per person. All Council members, along with wives and children, are invited to attend. We will gather in the school lobby around 10:15 AM so that we can process in as a group to the Mass.

Tootsie Roll Drive

    Our Tootsie Roll drive this year is on the weekend of October 13-15 (Friday-Sunday) at Family Fare. There are four 2-hour shifts each day (9:00-11:00, 11:00-1:00, 1:00-3:00, and 3:00-5:00) and there are still several slots in need of volunteers. You can sign up online to help by clicking on the “SIGN UP!” icon on our council home page (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184). Click on an open time slot and then hit Submit at the bottom of the page. A login option is also available but not required. You can also sign up at our October meeting, or contact Greg Burrows (402-346-4081, gburrows1@msn.com) to volunteer.

Entertainment Digital Savings

    We still have quite a few Entertainment Digital Savings Membership cards for sale. This membership provides nationwide (not just Omaha) access for one year to thousands of money-savings coupons, right on your smartphone or print online. The purchase price is only $20. These cards are available at the rectory during normal business hours, or call Greg Burrows (402-346-4081, gburrows1@msn.com). One Digital Membership can be used by the whole family. It could be a great gift for that friend or relative who is hooked to a smartphone.

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Newsletter for last November

Vol. 28 - No. 11

Knights Notes

Nov 2017   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Nov 14

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help with the Tootsie Roll drive!
    Please take the time to talk to Sue and Phil Franco about attending the Christians Encounter Christ retreat. I just attended; I highly recommend it! The next retreat will be in the spring.
    If you have anyone interested in becoming a Knight, our next First Degree ceremony will be Sunday November 26th at 3:00 p.m., please let me know by Friday November 24th.
    Our next meeting will be Tuesday November 14th, at 7:30 p.m.

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Welcome John Sanderson

    This month we welcome another new member into our Council. John Sanderson became a First Degree member at an exemplification held on October 29. Welcome Brother John Sanderson.

Pancake Breakfast

    We are planning our next pancake breakfast for Sunday morning, January 28, 2018. This will again be a benefit to support the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program..

Happy Birthday This Month To
Bud Popp
Joseph Ayivi
Andrew Robichaux
Marty Malloy
Greg Burrows

Mass for Deceased Knights

    The Fr. Michael P Dowling Fourth Degree Assembly annually sponsors the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, offered for all deceased Sir Knights and Brother Knights in the greater Omaha area who passed away over the past year. The Mass this year was held in the Dowd Memorial Chapel at Boys Town Nebraska on Saturday, November 4. We have seven Brother Knights from our Council who were remembered in that Mass: Benjamin Hull (Dec 5), Samuel Meehan (Dec 6), Marvin Maher (Jan 16), John London (Feb 5), Fr. Bernardine Hahn (Feb 8), Dale Burks (Jun 6) and Lad Hanus (Jul 8),

Tootsie Roll Drive

    At our Tootsie Roll drive that was held on the weekend of October 13-15 we collected slightly over $1100. This is about $300 less than last year’s collection, most likely because there were four shifts without a volunteer.
    A big THANK YOU to the Knights who did volunteer: Scot Adams, Pat Boettger, Max Burbach, Greg Burrows, Fred Cottone, Chuck Chylinski, Phil Franco, Eddie Galas, David Handlos, John Hassett, Larry Hoskinson, Larry Houlton, Bob McCoy, Mike McDonnell, Jim Miriovsky, Mike Stahmer, Paul Stolinski, Tom Walsh and Rick West.

Entertainment Digital / Printed Book

    We still have quite a few Entertainment Digital Savings Membership cards for sale. This membership provides nationwide (not just Omaha) access for one year to thousands of money-savings coupons, right on your smartphone or print online. The purchase price is only $20. These cards are available at the rectory during normal business hours, or call Greg Burrows (402-346-4081, gburrows1@msn.com). One of these Digital Memberships could be a great gift for that friend or relative who is hooked to a smartphone.
    If you prefer a printed coupon book you can order one online at https://fundraising.entertainment.com/333945. The Omaha edition of this book is $25.

Christmas Cards

    We have a small supply of Christmas cards (about 20 boxes) that will be available for purchase at the parish dinner (November 19) and the Peddler’s Market (November 29).

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Newsletter for last December

Vol. 28 - No. 12

Knights Notes

Dec 2017   

Next Meeting Is

Fr. Clement Bracht of St. Thomas More Council No. 10184

Tuesday, Dec 12

www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184

Officers at 7:00 PM
Regular at 7:30 PM

Message from the Grand Knight

    Our Christmas Party (Knights and Wives dinner) will be held Tuesday January 9th, at Eddie's, 5009 South 24th Street. Cocktails will start at 5:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.
    Please consider helping at our pancake feed Sunday January 28th in the social hall, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
    Our next meeting will be Tuesday December 12th, at 7:30 p.m.
    Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

     Mike McDonnell, GK

Digital or Printed Coupons

    We still have Entertainment Digital Savings Membership cards for sale. This membership provides nationwide (not just Omaha) access for one year to thousands of money-savings coupons, right on your smartphone or print online. The purchase price is only $20. These cards are available at the rectory during normal business hours, or call Greg Burrows (402-346-4081, gburrows1@msn.com). One of these Digital Memberships could be a nice Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative.
    If you prefer a printed coupon book you can order one online at https://fundraising.entertainment.com/333945. The Omaha edition of this book is $25.

Happy Birthday This Month To
Mike Allan
Bob Maher
Ron Nollette
John Maloney
Fr. Wild
Jeremy Askren
Zyg Moritz
Charles Janousek
Bob Sledge
John Hassett
Jim Paladino Jr

Dues, Fraternal Survey, etc.

    Billing notices for annual dues are going out with this month’s newsletter (except for Honorary Life members). If your dues are received by the time of our Knights and Wives dinner on January 9 then you will be in the drawing for the dues refund award at that dinner. Please note that you can now pay online. Click the Payments icon on our Council home page (www.nebraskakofc.org/kc10184) to find out how.
    Also in this mailing is a worksheet for recording your charitable activities during 2017. This data is accumulated from all K of C Councils and then the totals are reported in the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity. Please take a few moments to fill out this form, insert it in the enclosed envelope, and return it (by mail or in the STM collection basket) so that your good works can be reflected in this survey. If you do not have exact figures, then simply estimate as best you can. These worksheets are needed by January 15 in order to be included in the survey.
    Our Council promotes the Buck-a-Month program to generate funds for pro-life causes. Please review the Buck-a-Month flyer included in this mailing to learn how you can participate in this program.

Holiday Blood Drive

    The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at STM School on Thursday, December 28th, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM for our annual holiday blood drive. Please contact Paul Reed (402-554-1519) to volunteer, or you can sign up at www.redcrossblood.org.

Welcome Kirk Stanzel

    This month we welcome another new member into our Council. Kirk Stanzel has transferred into our Council from Hot Spring Village, AR. Welcome Brother Kirk Stanzel.

Bud Popp – RIP

    In your prayers please remember our Brother Knight Bud Popp who passed away on November 5. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all our deceased Brother Knights, rest in peace.

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