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Fr. Riehl Council # 934
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus

ph. 273-1537




                                          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

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Coming events

Aug 23-State Hospital visit

Aug. 26-EOM meals

Sept 13-Meeting

Sept. 17-Golf outing

Ocvt. 29-Corporate Communion

Dec. 2-bell-ringing



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.

State Hospital

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. .


Corporate Communion

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.


Golf Shirts

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.


Golf outing.

Scottsburg council is hosting a Golf Scramble Sept. 17. Contact  Keith Greer, 1240 Timberhaven Ct. Scottsburg, In. 47170 Ph. # 219-718-3196  You can email him at Keith Greer Email— This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



We have been approached to work a fundraiser to deliver ice to the venders at the Chatauqua. Ed Schafer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is in charge, contact him for further information. Need at least two each shift. You would be delivering ice to the vendors on an hourly basis. You will have a golf cart to carry the ice.



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.


General Agent

Clint Spaulding Agency

504 3rd Ave.

Jasper, IN. 47546


Ph. 812-481-9200

Toll-free Ph.—866-311-5632

Email  — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Field Agents

Keith Greer

1240 Timberhaven Ct.

Scottsburg, In. 47170

Ph. # 219-718-3196

Email— This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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.

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