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SANTA MARIA
FAIRBORN COUNCIL #3724
KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS
**Star Council 2012-2013**
Fraternal Year 2014-2015
Chartered in October 1953
February 2015
GRAND KNIGHT'S CORNER
MEN’S DAY OF RECOLLECTION
My KOTM is Worthy Past Grand Knight (WPGK) James
McCoy. Jim, who will be our first inductee to the “Ticket
Salesman Hall of Fame”, continues to excel in everything
he does for the Council. He recently volunteered and
assumed the responsibility for selling 2015 Entertainment
books, previously handled by our beloved deceased
brother, WPGK Ron Limbach. In spite of family health
and death issues, Jim achieved another great success story.
Jim is now heading up and finalizing plans for our annual
Men’s Retreat (please see Men’s Retreat article). Jim,
thank you for your leadership and contributions to making
the Fairborn Council one of the best in Ohio.
Need a break? Consider spending the day, 21 Feb 15 at the
Fairborn KofC annual Men’s retreat, to be held at the Wright
State Univ. (WSU), St. John Bosco Chapel. The retreat is
open to all men (non-members welcome) from MHC
(Fairborn); St. Paul’s (Yellow Springs); Our Lady Queen of
Peace (WPAFB); Sacred Heart (New Carlisle); students
(WSU & Wittenberg) and Seminarians. An excellent way to
begin your Lenten journey! Either sign-up in the lounge or
call PGK Jim McCoy at 879-3570. Free parking for the day
will be in the lots across the street from the chapel. Agenda
includes:
The FOTM is Bro Mike Kelley and wife Caroline.
Caroline is a teacher working with special needs children
at Fairborn High School. Mike has been with the council
nearly two years and in that time has become extremely
active. He helps with the Sweet Corn Festival, bingo,
parish breakfasts, MHC usher, Sat morning work parties,
and serves on the membership committee and as council
Treasurer. He chaired the council CPR training in 2013;
joined the 4th Degree, serving guard duty at funerals and
escort service for the Archbishop/Bishop when required.
Mike your contributions and service to our MHC Parish
and Council are greatly appreciated.
Our Membership Director has a number of programs with
the purpose of introducing more Catholic men to the
benefits of being a K of C member. I solicit your help in
making these Membership Blitz activities a success.
While my stretch goal is 22 new members, getting six
more new members will help us achieve the Ohio
prestigious recognition of Star Council. While goals and
objectives are important, more important is fostering the
goals and objectives of Venerable Father Michael
McGivney. His vision and teachings on the core principles,
charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism; provides us with a
foundation of inspiration, a strengthening of our faith as a
means to achieve God’s goals and objectives of us. Make it
your stretch goal to bring a new member into our Council.
Vivat Jesus! GK Herman Karhoff
●Registration (coffee & donuts)
8:30 am
●Introductions, Deacon Max Roadruck will lead
Morning Prayers & Gospel Commentary on
parables from the Book of Job
9:00am
●Guest Speaker, Fr. Ken Hummel (Sacred Heart),
talk on Bringing Jesus & Truth to the Next
Generation followed by Q & A
10:00am
●Break
11:15am
●Lunch (Panera Bread Box Lunch) 11:30am
●Guest Speaker, Fr. Don Moss (Our Lady Queen of
Peace), talk on Bringing Personal Prayer to the
Holy Eucharist followed by Q&A 1:00 pm
●Break
2:15pm
●Meditation Time & Adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament
2:30pm
●Confessions
3:15pm
●Mass (Fr. Burns, St. John Bosco),
dismissal after Mass
4:00pm
A donation of $15 will help cover costs of box lunches,
snacks and drinks available throughout the day. Priests,
students and seminarians are free. For more information,
contact Jim McCoy or GK Herman Karhoff (937) 233-8370.
BLUE COAT AWARDS 2015
The Council 42nd Annual Blue Coat Awards will be held on
Thursday March 26, 2015 at the Mary Help of Christians
Parish Center. All officers, members, widows and family
members are encouraged to attend this outstanding
community event at no cost. Nominations for Volunteer of
the Year, Youth of the Year and Boy or Girl Scout of the
Year may be given to PGK Wolfe, 937-609-4552 or to GK
Karhoff by Jan 28, 2015. You may use the OSC nomination
form which is available from PGK Wolfe or your own
format. A sign-up sheet is on the lounge bulletin board.
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Home Council of the Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk
Retired Archbishop of Cincinnati
Officers/ Directors
MEMBERSHIP
Chaplain
Fr. Robert Hadden, St. Peter
Pastor Parochial Vicar, 233-1503
Chaplain Emeritus
Rev. Charles Lang
MHC Pastor / 878-8353
Spiritual Advisor 879-5332
Rev. Mr. Max Roadruck
Father Ed Burns 426-1836
Grand Knight
Herman Karhoff / 233-8370
[email protected]
Deputy Grand Knight &
Program Director
Russell Milliron / 426-5299
[email protected]
Chancellor
Ed Trefethen / 864-5228
Warden
Grant Kempf / 609-1471
[email protected]
Recorder
Herb Edwards / 237-2217
Treasurer
Mike Kelley / 239-0933
Financial Secretary
Jack Huey / 767-9289
[email protected]
Senior Trustee
PGK Phil Ambs / 525-0750
Advocate
PGK Steve Wal / 322-4246
Membership Directors
Bill Gazzerro/233-8913
Jim McCoy/694-3368
Church Activities
PGK John Maiorano / 879-3474
Community Activities
Bill Stoddard 237-9059
Council Activities
PGK John Wolfe / 609-4552
Family Activities
Gene Erbacher / 477-5669
Youth Activities
Charles Fagan / 605-1874
Bereavement
PGK John Maiorano / 879-3474
Bingo / 657--6958
Eric Rogalinski
Home Corporation / 878-0597
President Charles Lumpp
[email protected]
K of C Insurance
Dennis Kelly / 937-882-6928
K of C Hall / 878-2909
Culture of Life Activities
Percy Gros/878-5455
There will be another Informational session on 8 Feb, after breakfast. Start encouraging
prospects to attend now. Starting at 10:30 am in the business meeting room, we will be
showing the movie “Francis, The Pope from the New World”. Bring your breakfast &
coffee along with your new member prospect.
On 1 Feb we are hosting a sausage & pancake breakfast as part of our membership drive at
Wright State U (WSU). Fr. Ed Burns is very supportive of the idea of recruiting WSU men
in the ways of the Order. His goal is to eventually create a new WSU Council. If you know
any catholic male WSU student, encourage them to joining our council NOW. The benefits
of joining at a young age are many. We need members to attend to talk to the students after
breakfast. Please come to help out after the 11 AM mass. The St. John Bosco Chapel is on
the main drive through campus on the right. Parking is available across the street in the big
lot. Here’s your opportunity to recruit a new member.
Who will be named “TOP RECRUITER” at this year’s Knight of the Year celebration? A
beautiful statue of Mary will be presented to the one who has recruited the most new,
reactivated or readmitted members between 1 Jun 2014 and 31 May 2015. An Honor Role
of new members and their sponsors posted on the Membership cabinet next to the computer
in the office.
DAYTON K OF C CHAPTER NEWS
The Greater Dayton K of C 4th Degree will be presenting the colors at the Wright State
Men’s Basketball game on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at 3 PM. The Raider’s will be
hosting the Youngstown State Penguins. All Knights, family and friends are welcome to
watch the presenting of the colors, along with some great basketball action!
By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will:
• Receive a discounted ticket to the game, $9 instead of regular price of $13.
• Watch the Greater Dayton K of C 4th Degree present the colors
•First 5,000 fans will receive a free t-shirt
•Access to the concourse
Purchase tickets online at: http://wsuraidertix.com by using the Promo Code KNIGHTS.
Any questions regarding the game, tickets, or Nutter Center lease contact: Micki Ford,
Phone: (997) 775-4934, Fax: (937) 775-2368. Email: [email protected]
The following are recent 50/50 Raffle winners:
Dec
Jan
$30 – Bob Schiller
$30 – John Hoffman
$20 – Pat Flynn
$20 – Margaret Mumma
$10 – Stephen Zemanek
$10 – Sam Dalesandra
2014 SURVEY OF FRATERNAL ACTIVITY
Only 25% of our total active membership submitted Frat Surveys This is slightly better
than last year, but still a less than desirable response. An Excel spreadsheet can be with
downloaded from our website or if you don’t have access to either of these sources, we can
provide you with a copy upon request. Recommendation is to update your list at the end of
the month while it’s fresh on your mind. This information is used to promote and justify K
of C as a non-profit organization. Our goal is to increase our response to 50% next year.
Thank you!
LOUNGE NEWS
Our Lounge mangers always have a variety of snacks and offer excellent bar service.
Please stop by the lounge on any Thurs evening for some fraternity with your brother
Knights. Pot-of-gold: Members who missed an opportunity to take home some extra cash:
18 Dec 14 – Henry Pant ($114.00); 8 Jan 15 - John Whytal ($122.00); and 15 Jan 15 –
Maurice Hite ($135.25).
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Home Council of Past State Deputy Robert W. Wilhelm (dec.)
INSURANCE CORNER
By Dennis Kelly, MDRT, FICF, Field Agent
Insurance check-up for 2015
An insurance check-up can be as important as an annual
physical. Unlike many other products, you don’t just need
money to obtain life insurance, long-term care or disability
income insurance. You also need good health, and no one
knows when your health could change.
Did you take time out of your schedule last year to meet
with me? If you did, thank you for seeing me and helping
secure your financial future. I will be in touch with you to
schedule your annual review to verify that everything is
heading in the right direction. We’ll make sure that if your
goals and budget have changed, your plan still works for
you.
If you didn’t have a meeting with me last year, I hope
you will answer my invitation this year. It’s a wise idea to
have an expert look at your finances. Schedule some time to
visit with me, your professional Knights of Columbus
insurance agent, and I’ll provide an insurance check-up that
will quickly identify any gaps in your family’s life insurance
program.
Did I mention my check-up is free of charge? When was
the last time you received something for free that could be
providing value to you and your family for generations? And
I’ll come to your house when it fits your schedule. Call me
today at 8882-6928 or 478-1049 – I’ll look forward to
hearing from you.
FOURTH DEGREE REVERSE RAFFLE
Monsignor Buckley Assembly 4th degree K of C biennial
reverse raffle will be held February 28, 2015 from 7 to
10 PM at the MHC Parish Center. 200 tickets @ $25
each will be sold, and provide entrance to the drawing
for two. Nonalcoholic beverages and heavy hors
d'oeuvres will be provided, COD bar will be available.
Prizes: 1st ticket drawn - $100.00, every 25th ticket drawn
- $25.00, Last ticket drawn - $1500.00. Winner need not
be present to win! For tickets or additional information
please see any 4th degree member or call Frank Carchedi
878-0275.
RESPECT LIFE BILLBOARD
Please take notice of the digital billboard to be displayed
in January on Hwy 444 across from the AF Material
Command HQ. As you’re driving into Fairborn, you can
also see a picture on the website,
http://www.3724kofc.org/
MHC / K of C BLOOD DRIVE
Our next blood drive will be Saturday 7 March 2015 in
the MHC Parish center from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Please mark this date on your calendar and volunteer to
give. If you plan on donating, please call the Community
Blood Center at 800-388-4483 and register for the MHC
/ K of C Blood drive on the above date. Each pint of
blood can help save up to three lives, so if you can give
blood please call and register and help us meet our goal
of 34 pints. If you have any questions, you can contact
John Whittemore at 878-4482. Thank You
SUNDAY BREAKFAST
GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY
A Sunday Breakfast and Social (9-11:00 am) will be held in
the MHC Parish Center on 8 Feb 2015 (2nd Sunday). Please
join us; bring the family and the neighbors. The fare for
Adults in $8.00 and children are $4.00. A great recruiting
event! New member candidates and their immediate family
get their breakfast free!
Lent and Holy Week are upon us. A great time to recount
what the Lord has done for us.
LACOMEDIA DINNER THEATER EVENT
Mark your calendars to attend this event on Sunday 12 Apr
2015, the Sunday following Easter. The show will be "South
Pacific" and the cost (estimated) will be approximately $35
per person. Seating will start at around 11:00 am.
SUPER BOWL PARTY - 1 Feb 2015
Members and their spouses are invited to cheer for your
favorite Super Bowl team and socialize with your friends in
the K of C Lounge on Super Bowl Sunday. Food - potluck
event, bring your favorite dish.
Cash bar or B.Y.O.B. Start time is 5pm.
“I offered myself to fulfill the work of redeeming the
world. Ah what a moment it was when I felt all those
torments come over Me, the torments I was to suffer in
My Passion, the slander; the insults, the scourging, the
kicks, the Crown of Thorns, the Cross….. All that passed
before my eyes at the same time that an intense pain hurt
My Heart; the offences, the sins, and the abominations
that would be committed in the passing of time…. This
Heart of Mine suffers because each day the number of
sins that are committed is greater; greater each time are
the sufferings that afflict it, filling it with bitterness. You
do not know, nor could you imagine the number of sins,
blasphemes, and sacrileges; the lukewarmness and
indifference of so many souls that call themselves kind
and their compassion is only a cover for hypocrisy… My
Heart is a burning furnace, passionate of love for the
salvation of souls; it bleeds and suffers. Day after day
men go on accumulating iniquities for their own
damnation. This is my torment!”
Source: The Crusade of Love –CL-81)
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GOOD OF THE ORDER
SICK or IN NEED OF OUR PRAYERS
Health & healing prayer requests for members: PGK’s, Al Brewer and wife Ann, Bill Stoddard, John Wolfe, Louis Corelli and
Gil Jenschke, John Whytal; Brothers Vic Berberick, Jim McNamara, Dave Addison, Bill Fortener, Jim Tobin, Bill Russell, Paul
Yosick; Paul Pitstick, Jeffery Pitstick, Tom Pitstick, Charlie Lumpp, Gregory Groeber Phillip Ferryman, Andy Beiring, Jerry
Peterangelo, Cal Smith, Dave Bartok, Edward Scarabelli, Dick Drake and Bob Hentrich.
Other prayer requests: Bro Ed Trefethen’s wife Joann; Angie Natalie; PGK Wolfe’s family members, Linda, Laura, Landon,
Logan, Lindsey & Lyndon Engle; Jean Ketchen; Velma Hobbs; PGK Bogemann’s sister, Alice Bogemann; Mary Jane Lawhead,
Bro Cal Smith’s wife Alice and granddaughter, Hope; PGK Gil Jenschke daughters Julie and Jennifer; PGK Lew Murphy’s wife
Melita; PGK John Whytal’s wife Brenda; Bro Charlie Lumpp’s mother, Cathy Lumpp; Bro Paul Ault’s daughter Kaitlynn; Bro
Mark Dues Brother-in-law Eric and son Lance; PGK John Whittemore’s wife, Brenda; Bro Herb Edward’s brother-in-law, John
O’Rearden; Bill Lamb, Carl Fagley, Mary Dowart, Ron Williams Sr., Barry Fiala, Dolly Dunnigan, Kathy Wilmot PGK Bill
Gazzero’s Sister in law, Bro Corky Block's wife Cheryl and Maureen Thompson (Sister in law) of PGK Jim McCoy, Michelle
Schaefer daughter of Brother Steve, John Schafer. Tom O’Rourke Senior father in law of Bro Edwards daughter (Colleen) Nick
Maiorano son of PGK John Maiorano, Carol Cypher and Judy McCoy wife of PGK Jim McCoy.
SERVICE CALL TO HELP OTHERS
Several Knights have expressed interest in volunteering their time and skills to help our deceased knight’s widows and others in
our communities. Examples include but not limited to, yard work, minor electrical or plumbing repairs, teaching basic job skills,
cleaning gutters, replacing light fixtures, carpenter work, minor auto repair, etc. A signup list will be available in the lounge or you
can contact GK Karhoff at 361-2758 or send an email to [email protected]
LECTURER MEETING
Padre Donald Moss, pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace (WPAFB), will give a talk on the Old Testament Background for the
Mass. He will explain the meaning of what we do at Mass in light of the Old Testament history. Start time is 7:30 pm. As a
curiosity to Padre Moss, and to maximize attendance, the Lounge will not open until 8:30 pm. Members are encouraged to bring
their spouses or significant other to share in Padre’s insights.
February 2015 Council Events
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Superbowl
2
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4
Bingo Instants
5-9pm
Traditional
6:30pm
5
Trustees
Mtg 7:30
6
7
8
Parish
Breakfast
9
Msgr. Buckley
4th Deg Mtg
730pm
10
11
Bingo Instants
5-9pm
Traditional
6:30pm
12
Rosary 7pm
Bus Mtg
7:30pm
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14
Valentine’s
Day
15
4th Degree
Color Guard
WSU
Basketball
16
17
18
Bingo Instants
5-9pm
Traditional
6:30pm
19
Home Corp
Mtg 7:30pm
20
Santa Maria
Input Due by
12pm
21
Men’s Retreat
22
Start of 40
Days for Life
23
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25
Bingo Instants
5-9pm
Traditional
6:30pm
26
Lecturer
Meeting
Fr. Moss
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4th Degree
Reverse
Raffle
www.3724kofc.org
SANTA MARIA
Gene Erbacher / 477-5669
[email protected]
WEBMASTER
Russell Milliron / 426-5299
[email protected]
COUNCIL ADDRESS
934 N. Maple Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324
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