The Real News of
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight Financial Secretary
Jim Tatera Jack Dalgleish
2038 Ridgewood Dr. 1968 Fox Trails Le.
Madison, IN. 47250 Madison, IN. 47250
Ph. 812-265-2301 Ph. 812-274-0437
Aug 23-State Hospital visit
Aug. 26-EOM meals
Sept. 17-Golf outing
Ocvt. 29-Corporate Communion
Knight of the Month-Bob Schafer
Family of the Month-Dave and Mary Rose Carlow. Thanks for a job well done.
Welcome to our newest member, Peter Youngblood-Hills. His application was approved at the August Meeting.
Rest in Peace, Bob Anger, recently deceased, he was an Honorary Life member.
Meeting agenda is 7:00 Rosary, 7:30 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical.
Our next State Hospital visit will be Aug. 23 at the usual time. Thanks to Pat Berry, 812-701-5269, for being the chairman, if you are interested in helping him, give him a call. He’ll fill you in on the details.
End of Month meals
If things are like it was last year, we will go to the Salvation Army kitchen to get the meals which we distribute. Aug 26 is the date. Call Benny Kelly, the chairman. 812-265-4399 for information. .
The July. 30 CC had the following ministers. The Honor Guard was served by Paul Sommers and Larry Basham. Eucharistic Ministers were: Mary Rose Carlow, Charlie and Martha Torline, Chris Hall, Alex Neiman, Jim Melton, and Jim Tatera. Dave Carlow was server. Bill Kalb and Jack Dalgleish were lectors. Greeters were Jerry, Tom, and Ed Schafer and Martin Retzner. Our next Corporate Communion will be Oct. 29, 8:00 AM.
Wear the emblem when you’re working as a Knight. Heitz has the pattern to embroider the emblem and council number. Specify you want the 934 logo and badge. 4th Degree has its own badge and logo.
Michael Sitka is transferring his membership from Iowa to our council. Last month we misspelled the name. Sorry about that. We extend a hearty welcome to these members. Our Insurance Agent, Keith Greer sponsored them. Thanks.
We will be ringing the bells at each entrance of Wal-Mart for the Salvation Army on Dec. 2. More next letter.
8 Steps to Recruitment
Promptly advancing new members through degree exemplifications is absolutely essential to building and maintaining membership. A well-organized, regular schedule of degrees will ensure this progression and prevent the loss of potential Knights.
1. Sponsor a First Degree team or participate on a district degree team.
2. Schedule and conduct a First Degree exemplification every month or every other month.
3. Publicize the degree schedule at council meetings and in council bulletins, advertisements and mailings. For greater impact, visibility and attendance, select honorees for each exemplification and mention their names in your ads and invitations.
4. Schedule degree exemplifications around important council dates. Be sure to avoid major holidays and to invite neighboring councils.
5. Contact candidates a day or two in advance to confirm attendance. Advise prospects about proper attire for the event and arrange for each candidate to travel to the exemplification with a member of the recruitment committee.
6. Distribute Candidate Kits (#531), which include a rosary, Knights of Columbus lapel pin, the These Men They Call Knights booklet, and New Member Certificates (#268). Recently exemplified Second, Third and Fourth Degree members can be given a corresponding degree certificate.
7. Print the names of new members in the next scheduled council bulletin.
8. Advise new members of the dates of the next Second and Third Degree exemplifications
Planning is the key to your council’s membership drive. Start by choosing your membership committee. Choose Knights who are enthusiastic, detailed-oriented, good planners and able to put ideas into action. Members who have experience in sales, advertising or marketing and who are comfortable speaking in front of people would be great additions. Your field agent should also be a part of your membership committee.
After choosing the members you want on the committee, follow these steps:
Step 1. Appoint a membership director to oversee all membership programs and recruitment activities. Next,appoint a recruitment committee of three or more Knights, based on the recommendation of the membership director. Then, divide the director and committee members into two-man recruitment teams.
Step 2. Appoint a retention chairman, retention committee and insurance promotion chairman (preferably the council’s insurance agent). The membership director, committee chairmen and committees set goals and plan specific recruitment, retention and insurance promotion activities for the entire year.
Step 3. Finally, set membership goals (e.g., exceeding a certain membership quota, achieving Star Council, breaking a previous council recruitment record, etc.). Be sure to identify and schedule recruitment methods that best suit your council’s goals and create a full schedule of First Degree exemplifications.
Get the ENTIRE council involved. Even those who don’t recruit directly might suggest prospects to the membership committee.
Letter from SK Anderson
Dear Brother Knight:
This Aug. 15, on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Knights around the world are encouraged to pray for their respective countries as part of an Orderwide Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson called for the Aug. 15 observance during the 135th Supreme Convention in St. Louis. Citing the recent increase in political violence, including the shooting of members of Congress last June on a baseball field outside of Washington, D.C., he said:
“Violence and the rhetoric of violence have no place as a style of politics in America or any other country. ... I call upon all my brother Knights and their families to again seek the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace.”
You will find the contacts of both the Field Agent serving 934; and the General Agent., serving Southern Indiana in the next column.
Clint Spaulding Agency
504 3rd Ave.
Jasper, IN. 47546
1240 Timberhaven Ct.
Scottsburg, In. 47170
Ph. # 219-718-3196
The website of the McGivney Guild is http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/index.do. He has been elevated to the title of Venerable so he is one step closer to Sainthood.
The Indiana State Council website is at http://indianakofc.org/.
The website for the Supreme Council is: htttp://www.kofc.org
The Prince of Peace website is at http://www.popeace.org/
I encourage all our members to visit these 4 websites.
Have a Nice Summer!
Father Hilary George Adam Meny
January 21, 1915 - October 7, 2016
On October 7, 2016, Father Hilary George Adam Meny, beloved uncle, great-uncle, great-great uncle, and pastor, was gently lifted up to Heaven, after a wonderful Life of 101+ years here on earth.
Born on January 21, 1915, to Bernard and Catherine (Emmert) Meny, Hilary grew up in Haubstadt, Indiana. After attending grade school at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Hilary attended St. Meinrad Seminary. On May 14, 1940, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by the Most Reverend Joseph E. Ritter, and celebrated his First Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on May 19, 1940
Fr. Meny’s first priestly assignment took him to St. Philip Neri Parish Indianapolis, where he served as a junior assistant until 1947. After this, Fr. Meny served at St. Joe Hill Parish in Clark County and at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Bedford.
In 1949, Fr. Meny was named pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Madison, Indiana, where he lovingly served for over 40 years. While pastor at St. Patrick’s, Fr. Meny was instrumental in establishing Shawe Memorial Catholic High School, where he served as superintendant and Pope John XXIII Catholic Grade School. During his tenure at St. Patrick’s, he also served the parish of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church in Vevay, Indiana.
Father Hillary Meny's 100th Birthday Cellebration
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