KNIGHT WRITER DAYTON COUNCIL 500 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER VOLUME 114, ISSUE 10 WEB SITE: HTTP://WWW.KOFC500.ORG PHONE: (937) 558-9311 GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE By SK Michael J. Gauder, Grand Knight Brother Knights, We are in full swing for fall sports, which for some of us is a very busy time of year. Some of our members are officiating sports while others may have children or grandchildren playing sports, but whatever the case the holiday season will be upon us before we know it. Don’t forget to purchase a “Football Frenzy” ticket, which is available in the lounge. The Council will earn a minimum of $2.50 for each $10.00 ticket sold. Final turn-in is October 21st to ensure the tickets are received by OSC by October 25th. We’ll be parking cars in the Bainbridge Hall parking lot during Boo Fest, so mark your calendars, for the evening of October 25th. We will be participating in the “Keep Christ in Christmas” Christmas Card sales campaign for 2014. Larry Clark has ordered preliminary materials, and our Council will partnering with Region 7 Parishes like last year. This is a good opportunity to purchase Christmas cards with a Christ-based theme that is absolutely appropriate for the celebration of the Birth of the Savior. Members of our Council provided multifaceted support to the combined Region 7 Parish Picnic (Emmanuel, Holy Trinity, St. Joseph) that was held on Sunday, September 21st. A preliminary work detail assisted with setting up tables and chairs to seat an estimated 200 plus attendees the day before the event. A group of enthusiastic Council members assisted with food and beverage services, assisting with various games, conducting the Council Soccer Challenge for over ten participants and clean-up activities after the picnic. I was reassured by Fr. Angelo the assistance our Council members provided was greatly appreciated. One last thing, the Ohio and Supreme Councils have established increasing membership as the primary goal of the order for the this year. We are all well aware our Council is composed predominately of members over 45 years of age. If our Council is to survive, we need to recruit new members—particularly younger men who can carry the fraternal banner that so many of our members have carried it in the past. Let’s all do our collective part to encourage a son, grandson, cousin, neighbor, or parish member to join our Order and our Council. OCTOBER, 2014 INSURANCE REPORT By SK David Norckauer, FA Long-Term Care Plans Offer Peace of Mind Since its addition to the Order’s product portfolio in 2000, long-term care (LTC) insurance has provided the Knights of Columbus with an excellent opportunity to further serve members and their families. And, for our long-term care policy holders in the United States, there’s an added bonus. It’s called “Provider Pathway,” a program offering access to a network of long-term care providers at discounted rates. The network includes discounts on products, such as hearing aids, diabetic supplies, personal emergency response systems, and durable medical equipment, as well as skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and adult day care. Eligibility for participation in this program is open to Knights of Columbus long-term care insurance policyholders, their spouses, dependent children, parents and parents-in-law. All providers are fully credentialed and meet state licensing requirements. If you haven’t yet spoken with me about longterm care insurance, you owe it to yourself to do so. There are a few decisions to make in choosing a “plan” — a comprehensive plan that covers care whether you’re at home or in a facility, or one that covers facility only; daily benefit amounts and benefit durations (how long it will last); and the length of the elimination period (waiting period) before benefits kickin. Having a professionally trained agent ― and a brother Knight you can trust ― to help guide you through the process is yet another valuable benefit that comes with your membership. Take advantage of it; contact me today. K of C Annuities: IRA, Roth IRA, Non-Tax Qualified, Rollovers and Transfers Knights of Columbus Insurance David Norckauer <> Council Field Agent 937-890-5868 [email protected] In accordance with the Laws and Rules of the Order a Special Election was held at the September Council meeting to fill the vacancy of the Treasurer. The Council is pleased to announce that SK Richard Kaliney was nominated and elected by acclimation. Please congratulate Rick in his new post. COUNCIL CALENDAR Fraternally in Service, SK Michael J. Gauder Oct. 7 - Monthly Council Meeting, 7:30PM Oct. 12 – Family Rosary Rally, U.D. Arena, 2:30PM Oct. 14 – 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil, 7:00PM Oct. 16 – Past Grand Knight Meeting, 7:30PM Oct. 19 – Emmanuel Church Ministry Fair, 10:30AM Oct. 25 – St. Joseph Ministry Fair, 4:30PM Oct. 25 – Boo Fest Parking, 6:00PM-12:00AM Oct. 26 – St. Joseph Ministry Fair, 10:00AM COUNCIL ACTIVITIES COUNCIL ACTIVITIES Family Rosary Rally Offertory Gifts “The Family that Prays Together Stays Together” Members of Dayton Council 500 will participating in the Mass offered at Emmanuel Church on October 19, 2014 at the 10:30AM Mass as part of their Ministry Fair. Members of Council 500 will also participate in the Mass offered at St. Joseph Church on October 26, 2014 at the 10:00AM Mass as part of their Ministry Fair. The 10th Annual Family Rosary Rally will be held at the University of Dayton Arena on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The Music Prelude starts at 2:30PM; the Rosary Rally starts at 3:00PM. The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati is the Celebrant. 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil A Prayer Vigil sponsored by Council 500 to end Abortion will take place at the Women’s Center on Stroop Rd. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00pm. If you come and join us, please do not park in the Mama Disalvo’s parking lot (You Will Be Towed). All Are Welcome!! Boo Fest Parking Council 500 will be parking cars for the Oregon District’s Boo Fest on Saturday, October 25, 2014 starting at 6:00PM. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Grand Knight Michael Gauder for more information. HOME CORPORATION REPORT By Joseph Spanel, Home Corp President As we move in to the fall season, I can report that your Dayton 500 Home Corporation is solvent and progressing in to the future. Recently we have moved in to a relationship with a company called The Event Connection. They are a group that plan events for their clients, and offers them many services related to event planning. One thing is that they match the client to an appropriate hall, we hope to realize more bookings from there service at a minimal cost. At the annual meeting in September, we voted to dissolve the Bainbridge Hall Corporation, and administer Bainbridge Hall through the Dayton 500 Home Corporation. This will streamline our operation. We are aggressively pursuing in taking advantage of the new law in Ohio to give Fraternal organizations like ours the opportunity to be exempted from property tax. That would put us in a much better financial situation, even though we are doing well at this time. If we qualify, this will put a lot of money in the bank for much needed facilities repair and improvements. Lastly if any of you know of a family member or acquaintance, or a work situation that could use the large hall or small room push our facility, that's how we pay the bills. DAYTON COUNCIL 500 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 267 BAINBRIDGE ST. DAYTON, OH 45402-2208 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Council Newsletter Sponsors If you would like to sponsor the Council Monthly Bulletin, please contact the Council Bulletin editor at [email protected] or by telephone at 937-558-9311.
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