My Brother Knights,
Now that we’ve begun to consider potential Officers for the next Fraternal Year I want to remind us all of what it means when we elect a new Guard. We are electing a potential Grand Knight of our Council and so we must consider whether or not that gentleman is capable of becoming a future Grand Knight. Likewise, each Officer position requires the same consideration. I want to ask each of you to think about what it takes, and what it means, to be an Officer of this Council. If you know of someone, or if you think you are capable, then let the Nominating Committee (PGK Tom Bowmaster, PGK Joe Hardcastle and PGK Jerry Partsch) know and help us fill our Officer chairs. I can promise you that being an Officer of this Council is one of the most rewarding things you can do.
Also, I need to put in another plug for our Bingo program. Making all those charitable donations and paying all the expenses on the vouchers we read at each meeting would not be possible without our Bingo program. It is the lifeblood of our Council. Some of the Bingo teams are in urgent need of more help. If you already volunteer at Bingo I want to personally thank you for your efforts. If you have not yet had the opportunity to help at Bingo I strongly urge you to lend a hand making our charitable works possible and give a couple of hours of you time to our Bingo program. You can see our Worthy Chancellor, our Worthy Warden or myself to find out how you can help make a difference in our Parish, our Community and our Council.
As a reminder, if you are behind in paying your dues it’s not too late. Please contact me or the Financial Secretary Dan Lavery to discuss how you can become current. By keeping your dues current it ensures you and your family have access to all the Fraternal Benefits available to our members.
It is with pure amazement that the month of April is among us. I know for myself I have enjoyed every minute of being your Deputy Grand Knight. Have you considered being an officer of George Brent Council? Are you a third degree member in good standing? If you are considering holding a position of office for the Fraternal Year 2015-2016, please contact one of the members of the nominating committee to express your desire.
On April 4th, we welcome and congratulate those who enter into full Catholicism within All Saints. We are looking for as much help as possible with this event. So if you are interested please see either myself or the Worthy Grand Knight for further details.
Write this down on your calendar, April 6th 2015 we will hold our meeting and a First Degree. The Rosary will start at 7PM and the meeting will begin at 7:30PM. Then on April 14th we will then conduct a Second Degree Exemplification. The Worthy Grand Knight and I would love to see more of our brother knights attend these special nights. What a beautiful way to welcome those brother knights into George Brent Council than to be in attendance to witness their journey into full Knight Hood within our beloved order.
On April 24th through the 25th will be participating in our annual Parish Festival in our hall. We will be serving dinner on Friday night and on Saturday night as well. The bar will be open from 5PM-11PM on Friday April 24th. Then on Saturday April 25th the bar will be reopen from 12PM-10PM. I am looking for volunteers to tend bar on both dates in two hour shifts. If you are interested in lending a hand, please see the Deputy Grand Knight for the hours that are available.
In conclusion I would like to strongly encourage those who have yet paid their dues for this Fraternal Year to please do so at your earliest convenience. If you any questions about the dues, please see the Worthy Grand Knight or the Financial Secretary.
Other dates to be reminded of:
April 19th 10:30am
April 21st 7:30pm Clubroom
April 24th 5:00pm-11:00pm
April 25th 12:00pm-10:00pm