Grand Knight August Message
Greetings Brother Knights, Families, and Friends,
We are off to a very good start for our new Fraternal Year 2020/2021!
DGK Dr. Ken Birlin has already organized and conducted our first food drive for our Food for Families program. It was a huge success! They collected $500.00 and 1011 pounds of food! All of this will be donated to the SVDP Our Lady of the Lakes food pantry for distribution to families in need.
I’ve appointed DGK Dr. Ken Birlin as the Overall Programs Director for our “Faith-In-Action” initiatives. Together, DGK Ken and I have put together an outstanding team of four Directors for the categories. Faith Programs Director – SK Ken Hoffmann, Family Programs Director - SK Tim Pittman, Community Programs Director – SK Pete Zapitz and Life Programs Director – GK/SK Bill Feuerbacher. These Knights have sailing orders to finalize their selection lists of programs they will utilize to meet the needs of our parish and local Community. I will provide them with suggested names of Knights whom I would like to see become Program Leaders and Committee Chairmen. When we contact you, will you answer Jesus’ call to be His hands to help us? Of course, you will!!! Otherwise, you wouldn’t have made your commitment to be a Brother in the order of the Knights of Columbus! We are brothers who will be active in the life of our parish.
We are kicking off our Leave No Neighbor Behind (LNNB) program. We will email and call each and every member of our council during the month of August. A lot of land-line phones have been replaced by mobile phone numbers. Please help us by providing your updated contact information.
Our new Pastor, Father Chris Hoffmann is a 4th Degree Knight! We are eager to begin working with him in the days to come. Let’s give him a warm welcome this weekend and let him know you are a Knight. To that end and to make us more visible, please wear your K of C shirt to Mass this weekend if you are attending in-person.
William A. Feuerbacher
Grand Knight 2020/21