I know it has been a while since we have been together. A lot has happened since the world was hit with COVID-19. I do apologize for not being on top of the newsletters but where some people were not able to work my hours went through the roof. Now that I have work under control I can focus more here.
New Field Agent: I would like to Introduce our new Insurance Agent Rob Waterhouse. Rob is from Spirit Lake and is excited to meet everyone in the council. You may contact him at email@example.com or 712-320-0269.
In Memoriam: Evon “Gus” Puetz entered into eternal life in August. He was a Past Grand Knight of our council, as well as the father of a Past Grand Knight, Bob Puetz. Please keep his soul in your prayers.
Resignation: Tom Tanhoff has said that he is resigning as Treasurer due to some health issues. Justin Freking was nominated for the open position. We will officially hold a vote at the next meeting.
Dues: There are still some members that have not yet paid their dues. Please if you are having financial issues you may come to either myself or to Terry and we can assist working with you.
Per Capita: As you may know, part of your dues goes to the State Council 2 times a year. This fraternal year the state council has said that they will not be collecting a Per Capita. That means more of our dues money is staying at the council level.
Grant Money: Thank you to Justin Freking for applying for some grant money. Our council was awarded $3500.
Phonathon: Thank you to all you volunteered for the Phonathon. This year was our 40th year of doing it. A big thank you to those who donated food: Bob’s Drive In, Fareway, and Godfather’s.
Dinner: We will be hosting a Broasted Pork Chop Dinner. Please be on the lookout for more information.
Theology on Tap: This is more of a personal outreach to the council and both Columbus and Anchor Club. I have sat and met with Fr. Travis Crotty and, as a young priest, he is trying to get younger families interested in coming to church and doing faith activities. One of the things that he has said is starting up Theology on Tap here in Le Mars. Since we have the ability with a bar, we could hold this monthly event at our hall. I will bring it up more with the council and clubs at the meeting but I do see a great benefit.
This is also a great recruiting tool for our council. If we have members going to this, we could have more of the younger men in the parish possibly join.
Covid-19: Please continue to be safe out there with the current pandemic.