My Brother Knights,
As we welcome the month of October, I cannot help but reflect on the past 90 days of my administration. I have witnessed first-hand many Brother Knights who I have not seen in many months, attend the Council meetings. What a glorious sight this is to me! Continuing on the theme of this fraternal year of Welcome, we all should continue to welcome back those Brother Knights and their families into our midst.
I also want to thank every Brother Knight who has donated a non-perishable item to the food wagon. Your continuous generosity towards this beautiful endeavor will help feed those who are less fortunate than us. If you donate a non-perishable item into the wagon, please make sure that you get your raffle ticket for the next business meeting in the month. We will then pull the ticket out that is good for one free admission to any payed Council event for this fraternal year. You also must be present to win.
I am also excited to attend the Octoberfest later on this month. I heard the menu is absolutely delicious and the beverages will be amazing. Please watch the emails coming out in this month for more details.
What Bingo team do you belong to? Has it been awhile since you helped the Bingo program? Do you have a few hours to spare either on a Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon? After you have answered these questions, I would ask that every Brother Knight in George Brent Council consider helping out with the Bingo program. No help will be turned away!
Finally I would like to thank the Membership committee for the continuing hard work on bringing new Knights into our midst. To me this is no small task and we should all continue to strive to bring in new members to grow our Council. This fraternal year I have started a Mentor program for those new Brother Knights that come into our Council. If you are interested in being a part of this program, please see either Matt Baumgartner or Tom Masarick for further details. Thank you gentleman for your tireless effort!
Brian W. Henslee
The month of October will be a very busy month for the Council.
We have several events that we would like you to participate in.
Octoberfest (October 17th) will be chaired by Brother Tom Mehr (Warden). Please see the flyer on the website and sned your RSVP to Tom.
Also we will celebrate the 1st Catholic settlement in Virginia with our annual Aquia Field Mass (October 24th ) chaired by Brother Jim Reynolds.
Brother John Masarick is hosting the Halloween Kids Party on October 31st. Please RSVP to John.
If you are not a Bingo volunteer please consider joining us. It takes about 15 people to operate a successful Bingo session. You just need to show up on Thursdays at 5:45pm or Sundays at 1:30pm and we will guide you through the process.
Also never forget recruiting. We are always looking for good Catholic men to join us.
General Program Director
Deputy Grand Knight
George Brent Council 5332