March 2015 Mount Vernon Council #5998 Knights of

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March 2015
Mount Vernon Council #5998
Knights of Columbus
www.kofc5998.org
Outstanding Newsletter 2013 - 2014
EDITOR’S NOTE
This my first try at the KC Quote and I will need you cooperation. I’m the Editor but you are the correspondents. I will
need your articles and input to put out a good newsletter. The
deadline for the April KC Quote is Monday March 23rd.
SK Pablo Ruiz-Rodriguez
Send your articles to: [email protected] or drop
them in the Dropbox Folder
Council Meetings - First and Third Thursday of the Month
8592 Richmond Highway - Alexandria, VA 22309
Telephone: 703-360-1964
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04 Mount Vernon KofC Club, Inc.
Directory
05 Prayer List
06 March Birthdays
07 Grand Knight’s Message
08-09 BINGO An Urgent Message
10 Charity Designation Form
11 Ladies Corner
12 Pro-Life
13 Financial Secretary
14 KOM and FOM
15 Upcoming and Other Area Council
Exemplifications
16 BINGO!!
17 OYMY & OYWY
18 Father Bader Scholarship Program
19 KCIC Report
20-23 KOVAR
24 Joy of participation
25Stan Bonta's Message
26 FRIDAY’S FISH FRY
27 Monthly Calendar
2
Calendar of Events
Table of Contents
02 Table of Contents
02 Calendar of Events
03 Mount Vernon Council Directory
Page
March 2015
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Thursday
7
Saturday
8
Sunday
15
Sunday
Officer’s & Council meeting/
Rosary (6:45 pm)
Patriotic Rosary @ 11 am
St Louis Pancake Breakfast
Good Shepherd
Pancake Breakfast
19
Thursday
Social @ 6:30 PM
21
Saturday
KOVAR Dinner & Silent Auction
April 2015
2
Thursday @
6:45 PM
Officer’s Meeting/Rosary
2
Thursday @
8:00 PM
Council Business Meeting &
First Degree Exemplification
4&5
Saturday & Sunday @ GSCC
10
Friday
12
Sunday
Easter Parking & Fire
GSCC Roundtable
KOVAR Bake Sale @ Bingo
St Louis Pancake Breakfast
St. Louis Roundtable
16
Thursday
19
Sunday
Social @ 6:30 PM
Pancake Breakfast
GSCC Roundtable
21
21
[email protected] 6:15
District Deputy Meeting
PM
Tuesday @ 7:30
2nd Degree Exemplification
PM
The KC Quote is published as a periodical, once a month, 12 times a year. It is published solely as a
newsletter for the benefit of the members, their families, and friends of
Mount Vernon Council #5998, Knights of Columbus.
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Council Directory
Grand Knight
SK GK PGK Michael J Murphy
Chaplain
Rev Thomas Ferguson
Deputy Grand Knight
SK Robert T Reynolds
Chancellor
SK PFN Lee Wallis
Financial Secretary
703-751-5452
703-780-4055
703-799-7260
703-971-2393
SK FDD PFN PGK Paul Townsend 703-619-9796
Recorder
SK John Michaels
703-587-3901
Warden
SK Robert K Reynolds
703-799-2646
Treasurer
Tim McCauley
703-922-7149
Lecturer
John J. Daly
703-360-5812
Advocate
SK Jim “Bones” Bona
703-799-4158
Outside Guard
SK Kerry McCabe
703-960-3304
Inside Guard
SK Joey McCracken
703-960-4546
Trustees
3 Year - SK PGK Peter J. Butler
703-780-4046
2 Year - SK PFN PGK Herbert Ray Duff
703-780-1822
1 Year - SK PFN PGK Tom Fahey
571-233-9048
Program Director
SK Robert T Reynolds
Church Director
Vacant
Good Shepherd Roundtable
SK John Michals
St. Louis Roundtable
SK Kerry McCabe
Community Director
SK Dan Rinzel
Council Director
703-799-7260
703-587-3901
703-960-3304
703-360-4627
Vacant
Family
SK PFN PGK Thomas Fahey
Youth Director
SK Kerry McCabe
PRO-LIFE
SK Richard Hayden
KOVAR
SK PFN Lee Wallis
KCIC
SK PFN Lee Wallis
Vocations
SK PFN Lee Wallis
571-233-9048
703-960-3304
703-799-2646
703-971-2393
703-971-2393
703-971-2393
Publication& Public Relations
KC Quote SK Pablo Ruiz-Rodriguez
571-332-4962
[email protected]
Webmaster SK FDD PFN PGK Jim McCracken 703-960-4546
Bar
SK Jim “Bones” Bona
703-799-4158
SK John Karpovich
703-255-3053
Soccer SK Kerry McCabe
703-960-3304
Insurance Field Agent
Stan Bonta
703-362-9728
Bowling
Tim McCauley
703-922-7149
1st Degree Team Captain
John J. Daly
703-360-5812
Membership Director
SK PFN PGK Herbert Ray Duff
703-780-1822
Snack Bar Manager
Bob Botto
703-799-0332
1st to 3rd Committee
SK Robert T Reynolds
703-799-7260
Memorials Director
SK PGK Peter J. Butler
703-780-4046
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Mount Vernon K of C Club, Inc.
Officers & Directors
BOARD CHAIRMAN
SK GK Mike Murphy
703-751-5452
PRESIDENT
SK Dan Rinzel
703-360-4627
VICE PRESIDENT
SK PFN Cliff Conway
703-765-5251
SECRETARY
SK Robert T Reynolds
703-799-7260
TREASURER
SK Tim McCauley
703-922-7149
ASST TREASURER
SK FDD PFN PGK Jim McCracken
703-960-4546
DIRECTORS
Richard Hayden
703-799-2646
SK Jay Landreth
703-768-3111
Mark Busse
703-597-5790
SK Carl Eifert
571-275-1669
FACILITIES/BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATOR
Eve Dellett
Phone: 703-360-1964 Ext 1
FAX: 703-360-2457
E-mail: [email protected]
Business Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM, Wed - Fri
Committee Chairmen
AUDIT
SK PGK Peter Butler
703-780-4046
BINGO
SK Larry Dietrick
703-799-4193
BUDGET & FINANCE
SK PFN PGK Jim McCracken 703-960-4546
BY LAWS
Richard Hayden
703-799-2646
CHARITY
SK PFN Cliff Conway
703-765-5251
CONSTRUCTION
SK Joe Selby
703-765-4061
SK PGK Ernie Graves
703-969-7333
CREDENTIALS
SK Lee Wallis
703-971-2393
FACILITY MGMT & OPERATIONS
Mark Busse
703-597-5790
LONG RANGE PLANNING
SK Jim Bona
703-799-4158
SK Carl Eifert
571-275-1669
NOMINATIONS
SK PFN PGK Ray Duff
202-253-3421
SK Kerry McCabe
703-960-3304
SPECIAL EVENTS
SK Michael Guignard
703-922-6584
HOSPITALITY MANAGER/
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
Mary Katherine Tyler
(Cell) 571-233-9855
Prayer for the Canonization of Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney
Fr. Michael J. McGivney
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and
orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an
apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous
service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may
we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his
commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church.
Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in
your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and
the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your servant Father Michael
J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through
his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request).
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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Prayer List
The following Brothers, relatives and close friends are in need of your prayers. Please pray for
them and the other personal intentions of our Brother Knights. To be placed on the Prayer List,
please contact the editor of the KC Quote, SK Pablo Ruiz-Rodriguez, [email protected]
Pat Fahey—wife of SK PFN PGK Tom Fahey
SK Jim "Bones" Bona
Stan Bonta
Richard D. Ferrante
Charles Baumgardner - son-in-law of Keith Kettell
Fr Wayne Knoll
Decan Declay
Christine Nelson
Richard Koslow
Maureen Schreiner, wife of Ray Schreiner
SK Jay Landreth
George Simms, Honorary Life Member
SK PFN PGK Richard (Dick) Bowman
Lois Bowman- wife of SK PFN PGK Richard (Dick) Bowman
SK PFN PGK Jim Dunn
SK PGK Don Rogan
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On Behalf of Council 5998,
To Those Who Were Born in March
May Your Birthday Be Blessed!
Name
Birthday
Name
Birthday
John E. Michaels
2
Patric J. Gallagher
19
Paul J. Dean
3
Christian N. Braunlich
21
Espedito Gasparo
3
Henry Deramous
21
Christian K. Ntambwe
3
Thomas J. pojet
21
Damon H. Bosonac
4
Byron L. Powers
22
Anthony G. Magro
4
Michael A. Mitchell
23
Tim j. McCauley
6
Joseph F. CAponio
25
James j. Mlinarcik
8
Daniel T. Klug
25
An Binh Nguyen
8
Joseph L. Rehme
25
GaryJ. Scaph
8
Shane P. Tanner
26
Oscar R. Zelaya
9
Thomas M. Ullrich
26
Thomas P. Coyne
10
Steven S. Woznak
28
Richard A. Koslow
10
Kevin J. Degnan
29
Victor A. Perez
10
Michael K. Evans
30
Raymond m. Fleury
11
Richard H. Ladus
31
Heath E. Wells
12
Clinton S. Tucker
14
Rev. Matthew H. Zuberbueler
14
David C. Porcaro
15
Frank J. Cihak
16
Rev. Ronald J. Gripshover Jr
16
Dr. Kenneth M. Hrechka
16
Paul J. Graham
17
Christopher P. Sheedy
17
Michael C. Hunter
18
Douglas V. Peed
18
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Grand Knight’s Message
SK GK Michael J (Mike) Murphy
Grand Knight
The month of February has been a time of transition. Some of it is happy and
some of it sad. Allow me to explain.
As you will notice, the KC Quote looks different. The reason is that we have a
new editor! SK Pablo Ruiz-Rodriguez, a recent transfer to Council #5998, took
on the challenge of filling in the gap for a very important position within the
council. Pablo, THANK YOU for taking on this significant challenge!
SK Rich Risdon has decided to step down as the editor because he has moved to
West Virginia to spend his ‘golden years’ with his family. Brother Rich, thank
you for your years of dedicated service to this council. You have indeed made a
difference. And again, I cannot thank you enough for your herculean efforts in
putting together the KC Quote. Your talents earned this council Best Newsletter
for a Large Council and I will forever be grateful to you and your bride Judy for
your love and support. Thank you so much for all that you both have done for us.
While we have many activities happening within the council, I would like to draw
your attention to the KOVA R Silent A uction and Dinner, to be held on Saturday,
March 21st at the Hall. Our worthy Chancellor Lee Wallis and his lovely bride
Joan have dedicated countless hours to ensuring that this will be a wonderful
event. Please, please, pay the ultimate compliment to their hard work by attending. As we are all aware, all the proceeds go to KOVAR. I cannot think of a
more worthwhile effort, especially during this Lenten season, to help those who
need our support.
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BINGO - AN URGENT MESSAGE
BINGO – AN URGENT MESSAGE
SK GK Michael J. (Mike) Murphy, Chairman of the Board
&
SK Dan Rinzel, President
As Chairman of the Board and as President of the Mt. Vernon KofC Club, Inc., and
we need your help at BINGO, now, more than ever.
SK Larry Dietrick, who has successfully headed the BINGO Committee for the last
five years, has stepped down. A contributing factor to his departure is the sheer
amount of work involved. After weeks, months and years, it takes its toll.
The BINGO operation is the major funding source for maintaining our facility that
houses the Council. It also provides charitable funds throughout the community.
Last year, over $130,000 was distributed. BINGO volunteers were able to donate
$65,000 to their designated charities (501(c)3).
With a council/club membership in excess of 400 Knights, it would appear, on the
surface, an easy task to fill volunteer spots for BINGO. Sadly, we still have this crisis in volunteerism. If each Knight devoted one night a month to support BINGO—
problem solved.
The following page go into greater detail of our needs. You can contact SK Larry
Dietrick at 571.243.1332, or email [email protected]
Thank you!
The Snack Bar could also really could use a few more hands every
Wednesday and Friday, either in setting up, working the grills and
deep fryers or serving at the counter. No experience necessary. You
provide the desire and we provide the training! Call the Council at 703360-1964 and leave your contact information and we’ll bet back to
you!!!
[For the Snack Bar, a Council #5998 operation, you can contact SK
Bob Botto at 571.289.2504, or email [email protected]]
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BINGO - AN URGENT MESSAGE
Bingo is held every Wednesday and Friday nights. Please consider volunteering at least 1 night a
month. The following positions need to be filled and training is provided:
Caller/floor worker: 2 are needed each night (Hours 6:30-10:30 and 7:30-11:30). The caller
operates the bingo machine, calls the numbers and keeps the game rolling! Before or after calling
they act as floor workers.
Cashier: 2 are needed each night (Hours 5:45-8:00 and 5:45-11:30) The cashier works in
the office selling bingo paper to customers. One cashier stays to help the game manager count
inventory, money, and prepare deposits at the end of the session.
Counter worker: 2 are needed each night (Hours 5:45-9:30) The counter worker distributes
the bingo paper to the customer. They can also sell concessions to bingo players.
IB manager: 2 are needed each night (Hours 5:30-10:30) The IB (Instant Bingo) manager
sells instant bingos (pull-tabs) and concessions to bingo players. They also assist reconcile floor
worker sales. They can payout instant bingo winnings. In addition, one manager operates and
sells the Lucky-7 game cards.
IB worker: 2 are needed and hours can vary. The IB (Instant Bingo or pull-tab) worker mixes, counts and assembles into packets the instant bingo for each game set.
Floor worker: 3 are needed each night (Hours 7:00-11:30) Floor workers stroll the floor during the bingo sessions. When a player has bingo, they relay bingo information to caller to verify
bingo. A floor worker may be asked to sell a variety of paper and instant bingos to players while
walking the floor. In addition, those workers can payout instant bingo winners up to a specific limit.
Floor manager: 1 is needed each night (Hours 6:45-11:30) The floor manager works as a
floor worker. In addition, the manager pays winnings to the lucky bingo player and instant bingo
winners up to a specific limit.
Bingo volunteers are not limited to members of Council 5998. Volunteers can be relatives
and friends over the age of 18. Volunteering is a great way to do something different while raising
funds for the charity of your choice! As an added perk, Bingo volunteers receive a free dinner from
the Snack Bar (which could also use volunteers). Please contact [email protected] or
call 703-360-1964 /ext 1with your preference of position, night available and number of nights per
month you can dedicate to Bingo.
Please volunteer for bingo today.
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2015 Charity Designation Form
To: All Snack Bar and BINGO Workers
Each worker is allocated a pro-rata share of 50% of the Mt. Vernon KofC Club, Inc. annual charity distribution. Individual (Bingo and/or Snack Bar) hours worked divided by the total hours accumulated by
all workers multiplied by 50% of the annual charity funds equals the pro-rata share. Individual hours
are compiled from the date a worker first volunteers during the period beginning April 1, 2014 through
March 31, 2015. The other 50% of the annual charitable distribution is awarded by the Charity Committee, as approved by the Board of Directors, based upon the requests from qualified charitable organizations.
The cut-off date for submissions of your designated charitable contribution(s) is February 28, 2015!
You may contribute your shares to either one charitable organization or (if you have work hours worth
$100 or more) divide your contribution between two organizations by designating the percentage of
your share for each organization. You must print clearly the name, address and zip code of the charitable organization(s) to which the check will be issued.
DESIGNATION:
I, ______________________________________ , authorize the Mt. Vernon KofC Club Board of
Directors to consider
Granting ____________% of my shares to:
Name of Organization:
______________________________________________________________________
Address:
______________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip
Code:_________________________________________________________________
(Optional)
I also would like the remaining ________% of my shares to be granted to:
Name of Organization:
_____________________________________________________________________
Address:
_____________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code:
_____________________________________________________________________
YOUR SIGNATURE _____________________________ DATE___________
Please submit this form to the Corporation Office ASAP
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To the Ladies of Mount Vernon Council
Ladies' Corner
Dear Ladies,
I hope you are staying warm and well. The winter blues can set in but we have a solution. Come to the
KOVAR Dinner & Silent Auction at the Knights hall on March 21st, 2015. Tickets are $ 25.00 per person and
are now available from Eve Dellett 703-360-1964 Ext 1. Door will open at 6 PM with dinner planned between
7 PM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to donate an item for the silent auction, please let either Lee or I know what the item is by
Saturday March 7 so that it will be included in the silent auction program. You can do this calling me at my
home phone 703-971-2393. If we are not home, please a message with your name and phone number and a
brief description of the item(s) that you wish to donate for the KOVAR silent auction. Donated items are
requested during Business hours Wednesday, March 18; Thursday March 19; Friday March 20 and Saturday
March 21 before 11 AM. Additionally, please let us know whether you need help getting the donated items
to the Hall.
Helpers are needed to help to set up the hall on Saturday March 21st starting at 10 AM. This involves setting
the tables, flatware, napkins, and center pieces and helping put out the auction items and Silent Auction Bid
Sheets.
Our men are making plans for collecting for KOVAR after the masses at St. Louis Catholic Church on Sunday
April 21st and for collecting for KOVAR at the local Safeway and Giant stores. Once again, this is another
opportunity to help when called upon. Please volunteer and give whatever block of time you and your family
can for this annual fund raiser for KOVAR. VOLUNTEER to this wonderful knights' charity to help Gods special
people. God will not forget a cheerful giver.
I know April and May are very busy months. Our Fraternal Year will be drawing to a close and the Grand
Knight is looking for a scrapbook to be made from the pictures taken of our members participating in the
various activities throughout the Fraternal year. Some of you have participated in making the council's annual
scrapbooks in the past and have great experience and expertise. I would love if someone would take the lead
for this project. I will be working on the May Tea and Baby Shower which will be held on Sunday May 17th
from 2 PM to 5 PM and a field trip for my Garden Club. My phone number is 703-971-2393.
We hope to see everyone at the KOVAR Dinner & Silent Auction. All the hard work is for naught if we do not
get a great turn out. Remember all funds from the Silent Auction go to KOVAR for assisting God's very special
Children who really need our help.
Joan Wallis
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Pro–Life
Voters Just Not That Into Abortion Anymore
It could the sonograms. It could be the pro-life candidate from upstate New York,
economy. It could, for some, be Dr. Louis became the youngest woman ever elected to
Gosnell and his house of horrors in Congress.
Philadelphia.
All over the country, in races large and small,
But for whatever reason, when the 2014 bipartisan majorities elected pro-life candidates
midterm votes were counted, pro-life of both genders and parties. Some have
candidates fared far better than their
suggested the presence of sonograms is
pro-abortion opponents.
turning the debate. People see these photos
and realize – many for the first time – how
According to a report in the National Catholic quickly this “blob of cells” becomes a
Register, in the 26 elections that pitted a recognizable person who deserves all the
candidate supported by the National Right to protection of those who already have been
Life Campaign against one supported by born.
Emily’s List, which seeks to elect Democratic
women, the right-to-life candidates went 19-7. The results also confirm the growing divide
among voters between support for pro-life
The Senate now includes a bipartisan majority candidates and support for those who focus on
of pro-life members, which would be key when opposition to gay marriage. Support for pro-life
it comes time to approve judicial nominees. legislation and candidates is at an all-time high.
The House will be comprised of more on-the- Opposition to gay marriage is at an all-time
record pro-life members than ever before.
low.
Wendy Davis, the most pro-abortion candidate
in any race, got crushed by a 2:1 margin in the
Texas gubernatorial race. Eight more state
legislative bodies went Republican—largely on
the strength of pro-life candidates defeating pro
-abortion candidates—giving pro-life forces
control of 64 of the 99 bodies nationwide.
In Colorado, Sen. Mark Udall went so far out of
his way to try to damage his opponent, Cory
Gardner, over abortion that he came to be
called ‘Sen. Uterus.’ Now, he is known as
Ex-Sen. Uterus.
Sandra
Fluke,
the
pro-birth
control,
pro-abortion activist who rose to fame when
she tried to insinuate herself into a
congressional hearing to demand government
funding of birth control, lost badly in her race
for a state senate seat in California.
Father Frank Pavano, head of Priests for Life,
made an important point in the Register article.
He said electing pro-life candidates is only the
beginning. Now, it’s up to us to reach out to
these office holders and make sure they know
we care about this issue and stand ready to
provide information and support for pro-life
policies and proposals when needed.
Beyond that, let us remember that those who
oppose us on this issue are not necessarily evil
but misguided. We should pray for them and
look for ways to demonstrate what the
Christian – in our case, Catholic – life looks
like. We also should pray that they will keep
praying and asking for God’s guidance as they
vote or campaign.
Because the real news from the midterms is
that opinions change, hearts and minds come
around to the right way of thinking, and positive
discourse and prayerful persuasion literally can
save lives.
Moreover, the “War on Women” meme
promoted by pro-abortion politicos fell flat on its Which means what we always knew – that the
face. Saira Blair, an 18-year-old pro-life work goes on.
Catholic from Martinsville, W.Va., became the
youngest person ever elected to that state’s
legislature.
Elise Stefanik, 31, a strongly
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From the Financial Secretary
All members of the Mount Vernon Council will be assessed an annual
membership dues
according to their membership status (Regular,
Honorary, and Honorary Life). You should have received your annual
dues notice during the month of December. If you did not receive your
notice, please contact me at (703) 619-9796, and provide me with your
current address.
Remember that your membership cards expire on December 31st, but
will be honored until January 15th. The exception is for those members
who are in arrears. Your membership has expired and payment of dues
should be made immediately.
It is important that everyone pay their dues annually and promptly. The
Council is responsible for paying all State and Supreme Council assessments. For members who fail to make their payment, the council must
pay out of the council's general funds, which reduces our ability to support other programs.
SK FDD PFN PGK Paul Townsend III
Financial Secretary
703-619-9796
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Knight of the Month
February
KOM— Jerry Knittle, who serves as a floor worker in support of
BINGO. Jerry has been fixture of BINGO and the monthly business
meetings and his efforts are truly appreciated. Working diligently in
support of the many BINGO players is no easy task; however, Jerry
is always there for them, jumping up when they yell ‘BINGO’ and
attending to their needs! Brother Jerry, for his unfailing commitment
to this council and his parish, has earned him the honors as our council’s Knight of the Month for February.
Family of the Month
February
FOM—SK Jason Wesbrock, his wife Kendra, and children Andrew
and Christian. Jason has been a presence in the Snack Bar in support
of both BINGO players and workers. Also, he and his family have
participated in assisting with the St. Louis Pancake Breakfasts. Thank
you Jason, Kendra, Andrew and Christian for all you do for both
Council #5998 and St. Louis parish!
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Upcoming Exemplifications
Mt. Vernon Council
First Degree Exemplification 5 March Thursday @ 8:00 pm
(Candidates, please meet in the Council Lounge NLT 7:00 PM)
Second Degree Exemplification 21 April Tuesday @ 8:00 PM
(Candidates, please meet in the Council Lounge NLT 7:00 PM)
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BINGO!!
As most of you know, we always need lots of extra folks to help in the
Snack Bar and on the BINGO Floor on Wednesdays and Fridays
If you have any time you can spare us that day. We have jobs for
persons of all ability levels. Shifts can be as short as one hour if you
can spare it. Thank you for your generosity of spirit, and may our Lord
bless you and keep you and your family safe.
WEDNESDAYS BINGO
WEDNESDAYS BINGO HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
BEGINNING 11 MARCH 2015.
ALL OTHER FRIDAY PROGRAMS WILL CONTINUE AS BEFORE
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Nominations for Outstanding Young Man and Outstanding
Young Woman of the Year
The Mount Vernon Council of the Knights of Columbus is pleased once again to request
nominations for Outstanding Young Man of the Year and Outstanding Young Woman of
the Year.
Nominees must:
a. Be graduating from high school in 2015
b. Be a practicing Catholic
c. Be a member of either Saint Louis or Good Shepherd Parish
Selection criteria include:
Outstanding contributions made by nominee
Academic excellence
Civic, religious, and/or school-related involvement
Participation in extracurricular activities
Special achievements, awards, and/or recognition received
Participation with his/her family in performing any of the above
Please submit a written nomination for each candidate that addresses the six selection
criteria listed above. Up to three letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy, and
friends also may be included. Photos and supporting material and copies of certificates are also welcome
Written nominations and any supporting documents MUST be received at the
Council office by 5:00 PM Friday, February 27, 2015.
We regret that we cannot consider late submissions. Please mail or hand-carry your
nomination packets to:
Knights of Columbus
Mount Vernon Council
8592 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
A committee of judges will be appointed by the Grand Knight
Winners will be notified by April 1, and award certificates will be presented at the Council
Appreciation Dinner on Saturday June 28. (Please note that the scholarship awards will
be paid directly to the recipient's college or university).
For further information contact our Youth Director,
SK Kerry McCabe, at 703-960-3304 or [email protected]
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Father Bader Scholarship Program
Virginia's Father Bader Scholarship honors the memory of Fr. Michael J. Bader, who
entered the priesthood in 1989 after a long career in business and the military, at
the age of 62. He was a deacon at St. James Church in Hopewell, and after
ordination was assigned as parochial vicar at St. Jerome's in Newport News. He
had been active for years in the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight of
Bishop Russell Council 6143 and Faithful Navigator of Patrick Henry Assembly
1720, both in Danville. He died an untimely death at the age of 65.
The program offers need-based scholarships for Knights, their wives and widows of
Knights who reside in Virginia at death. It also offers scholarship aid to graduating
high school seniors who are children of Virginia Knights in good standing.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE.
The children of a K of C member who is, or was in good standing at death, and who
is a member of a K of C council in Virginia. Said children must be a graduating High
School student and planning on entering college as a freshman.
AWARDS.
Made on a competitive basis with applicants throughout Virginia. Winners may
attend a college of choice with their names being announced at each K of C
Convention.
WHAT YOU MUST DO.
Application forms will be available on the web, now (http://www.vakofc.org/
scholastic-programs.html), at the Virginia State Council- Knights of Columbus
(under programs), or through the Chairman (see below). The application consists of:
Form BF1 FAMILY INFORMATION SHEET is to be completed by the applicant
and his/her parent(s).
Form BF2 MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATION is to be delivered to the Financial
Secretary of your father's K of C Council, to be completed and mailed to the
Scholarship Chairman.
Form BF3 HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATION is to be delivered to the Principal's
office of your High School, to be completed and mailed to the Scholarship
Chairman.
ALL FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN BY THE
DEADLINE - MARCH 14, 2015.
YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF ANY FORM IS RECEIVED AFTER THAT
DATE.
CHAIRMAN CONTACT INFORMATION AS FOLLOWS:
Frank Guest, 6403 Bridge Creek Court, Springfield, Va, 22153, 703-980-2526 or
[email protected]
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KCIC Report
KCIC Report from Mt. Vernon Council # 5998 KCIC Chairman for FY 2014-2015
by Lee Wallis, Chancellor
Total Amount Paid/Owed by Council # 5998
$ 110.00 Initial Order received & paid during State Meeting in July
$ 302.25 Reorder requested by St. Louis Round Table (RT) and for Good Shepherd RT picked up on Sept.
11
$ 171.75 Reorder requested by St. Louis RT (Cards received Oct. 8)
$ 129.25 Reorder for St. Louis RT (Cards received Nov. 15.)
$ 77.50 Reorder for Good Shepherd RT picked up on Nov. 29
----------$ 790.75 Cost of KCIC Items Ordered ( i.e. Monies owed to VA State KCIC)
Amount from St. Louis RT Collected
$ 474.00 Turned into FS on 6 Nov. 2014
$ 252.00 Turned in on Dec 4, 2014 (from weekend ending 11/16)
$ 241.25 Turned in on Dec 4, 2014 (from weekend ending 11/23)
----------$ 967.25 Collected by St. Louis Parish Round Table (St. Louis Round Table Chairman- SK Kerry McCabe)
Amount turned in from Good Shepherd Round Table
$ 120.00 Turned in on 4 Dec ( from weekend ending 11/23)
$ 458.50 Turned in on 4 Dec ( from weekend ending11/30)
$ 25.50 Placed in FS box on 6 Dec. ( From sale after Business Meeting on 12/04)
----------$ 604.00 Collected by Good Shepherd (GS) Round Table (GS Round Table Chair man-SK John
Michals)
Total collected
$ 967.25 St. Louis Parish Round Table
$ 604.00 Good Shepherd Round Table
----------$1,571.25 Amount Collected by Council # 5998
$ 790.75 Amount Council Owed for KCIC Cards & signs
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$ 780.50 Net Amount
(We bought 2 table signs, 2 yard signs and 1 Large KCIC Poster Sign which we did not have any direct profit but are available in the council storage closet for future years' usage. One St. Francis' Prayer for Peace Box
of cards plus two packet of cards and some Christmas Seals remained unsold and can be used next year)
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KOVAR
KOVAR, the Virginia State Knights' program for assisting Virginians with Intellectual
Disabilities, kickoff campaign will begin with a Dinner and a Silent Auction
on Saturday 21 March. Please put this date on your calendar and help your Council
meet our financial goals. We need your help in coming up with interesting items for
our auction. KOVAR is a 100% volunteer effort of the Virginia Knights of Columbus.
KOVAR has no employees and its Board of Directors take no salaries. The
members, families and friends of KOVAR and the Virginia Knights of Columbus donate their time each year for the benefit of “Gods Special People."
Charity is the First core Principle of the Knights of Columbus. Our Catholic faith
teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus
show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by
supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies.
Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action.
There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in
need, a call we answer every day.
Please be thinking about what you can contribute this year to the KOVAR silent auction. We have letters and pamphlets prepared that you can obtain from me that you
can present to a Company a manager of a store, for a gift certificate, a product, a
service, etc. in exchange for their tax
deductible contribution. Items may be Art,
some Sport Memorabilia, basket of fruit, basket of wine & cheese, basket of movie
CDs & Snacks, Gift Certificate at a restaurant, perhaps a week or weekend at a time
share that you will not be using this year, Oil Change, Car Wash, Beauty Products,
Bath Products, the list is endless as your ideas. You are all so creative, so let us all
see how much we can do together for God's Special Children.
Fraternally,
Lee Wallis, Chancellor
KOVAR Chairman
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KOVAR and Amazon Smile
You can help KOVAR raise money just by shopping at
Amazon and designating KOVAR as a recipient of
their donations, with NO cost to you. Sign up for Amazon Smile and KOVAR will get .5% of all sales.
Two easy steps:
Go to http://smile.amazon.com
Select KOVAR as the charity to receive funds.
Then, each time you shop on Amazon go through the
smile.amazon.com portal and KOVAR will get .5% of
your purchases.
Or you can add the Amazon Smile quick link, available
when you register, and click right to Amazon Smile.
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KOVAR DINNER AND SILENT ACTION
Saturday March 21, 2015 @ 6 PM
Are you tired of the Winter cold and doldrums? Here is a
solution.
Come attend the Knights of Columbus Mount Vernon Council #
5998 KOVAR Dinner & Silent Auction on Saturday March 21, 2015
that will be held at Mount Vernon Council Home- 8592 Richmond
Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22309. Come and have a delicious meal and
great time visiting with your brother Knights, their families and guests.
Bring your families and guests and fill your own table. Monies raised
go to assist God Special People with Intellectual Disabilities.
Cost: $ 25.00 per person
Time: Doors Open at 6 PM Meet & Greet & Visit the Auction
Tables.
Cash Bar (Beer & Wine)
Sodas Free
Dinner 7 PM to 8 PM
Tickets for Admission: Tickets are now available through Eve Dellett,
Facilities/ Business Manager at Mount Vernon Council Home
Wed-Fri (9 AM to 5 PM) - 8592 Richmond Avenue,
Alexandria, VA 22309
For Information: Call Council Home (703) 360-1964 Ext 1
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SILENT AUCTION...Cont..
Items for the Silent Auction include: Gift cards and Certificates from the following Restaurants: Joe Theismann's Restaurant and autographed picture;
Magliano's Restaurant; Fiona's Irish Pub; Gadsby's Tavern; Capitol City
Brewing ; Primo Restaurant; Mon Cheri Nails & Spa gift certificate; Autographed Nationals' baseball; Writer's Basket; Wine Basket; Towel Basket; Car
Care Basket; Cooking Class gift Certificate from Williams & Sonoma for up
to six people given by a professional Chef; New Golf bag with box of balls; 418 hole rounds at Greendale Golf Course; Dandy Cruise & Dinner Certificate;
golf practice set; Painting by a local artist; antiques (Glassware and furniture)
etc.
All funds from the Silent Auction will go to KOVAR, the Virginia State
Knights non -profit 501(C)(3) Corporation created in 1971 to assist Virginians
with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). KOVAR collects donations through the
volunteer efforts of its members and families throughout Virginia. All funds
raised go to support the intellectual disabled citizens of Virginia regardless of
race, color, religion or national origin. KOVAR funds are used to assist Virginians with ID by:
Funding of group homes;
Employment and training programs;
Funding of furniture and fixtures for group homes;
Funding of transportation for vehicles designed with wheel chair lifts and safety
equipment to assist Virginians with ID to get to and from work and social
events;
Funding of health assistance;
Funding of recreation programs such as Special Olympics; and
Funding of respite care for Virginians with Intellectual Disabilities so family
members can have some time to regenerate their batteries, etc.
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The joy of participation
Prayer for Vocations
Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and zealous
priests, deacons, brothers, and sisters. Give those you have called to the
married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world,
the special graces that their lives require. Form us all in the likeness of your
Son so that in Him, with Him and through Him, we may love you more deeply
and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this
through Christ Lord. Amen.
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Stan Bonta’s Message
Update Your Beneficiaries
Sometimes it is easy to overlook the simplest of things.
Take, for example, the beneficiaries on your life insurance policies. If
your policy was applied for and issued several years ago, it may very
well be that the person you originally selected as the beneficiary is no
longer the person you would want to receive the policy proceeds. If you
bought the policy when you were single, for example, you may have
named your parents as beneficiaries. If you have since married, your
policies should be updated to reflect your spouse as beneficiary. Maybe
you’ve had children since, who are not named on the policies.
Most people list a primary beneficiary, who is specifically designated as
the first in priority to receive policy proceeds. We also encourage the
naming of a contingent beneficiary, an alternate person designated to
receive policy proceeds, usually in the event that the original beneficiary
pre-deceases the insured.
I routinely call all of my policyholders for annual review appointments,
usually near the anniversary date of your policy – that is, the date it was
originally issued. One of the matters that I’ll discuss during this review is
the status of your beneficiary designations. If they need updating, and
they often do, I can complete the paperwork during that appointment.
I look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your family’s
needs.
Stan Bonta, Jr.
Field Agent
703-362-9728 cell
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March 2015
Sun
1
Mon
2
Tue
3
Wed
4
BINGO!
8
9
10
Pancake
Breakfast @
St Louis
Roundtable
15
11
5
Officer’s &
General
Meeting &
Rosary @
6:30 PM
12
BINGO!
16
17
18
Pancake
Breakfast @
GS
Roundtable
22
Thu
23
24
25
Fri
6
30
31
7
Patriotic
Rosary
BINGO! @ 11 am
13
14
BINGO!
19
20
SOCIAL
@ 6:30
BINGO!
PM
21
26
28
27
BINGO!
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Sat
KOVAR
Dinner &
Auction