Grand Knight’s Message
The month of June brings the
end of our fraternal year. I have to
say the year has gone by fast with all the activities our council hosts and
are involved with. I would like to say
thank you to our members for giving me the opportunity to lead our council
this past year. Your support and involvement have been much appreciated. A
special thank you to Deputy Grand Knight, Doug Kayser, for his assistance and
involvement over this past year.
I am grateful for my wonderful wife, Karen. Without her support I would not have been
able to do any of this. Karen kept our
home base in order and shuttled our young kids around when I was absent with
Knights business. Thank you!
We will be voting in June on officers for the 2016-2017
year. Our new officers will take their
positions July 1st. I am
certain that they will do an excellent job leading our council!
Officers is below. We will also take
nominations from the floor.
Voting Officer Roles
Grand Knight - Doug Kayser
Guard - Casey Duggan
Grand Knight – Francis Wulf
Guard - Nick Mohwinkle
- Steve Dodson
Guard - Shane Leahy
- Brian Freeberg
- Dennis Hrabek
– Tom Flannery
Trustee 3 Year - Scott Mohwinkle
Recorder - Tom Fagan
Non-voting Officer Roles
- Fr. Ivan Nienhaus
Trustee 2 Year - Charlie Osborn
Financial Secretary - Dennis
Trustee 1 Year - Ryan Sullivan
First Degree: Congratulations Council 909 for
reaching the goal of 25 new & reinstated members!! Continue to ask possible new candidates to
join our ranks. Remember we have the capability to put on a degree during a non-meeting
night. Let’s continue to grow &
strengthen our council!
Second & Third Degrees: At this time none are scheduled for
Fourth Degree: There will be an opportunity to
join October 8, 2016 at St. Joseph’s school in Marion. This will be followed with a social and
dinner at the Marion Council 5390.
Intellectual Disabilities “Tootsie Roll” Drive
This year’s Tootsie Roll Drive will be held on August 4th,
5th, 6th & 7th. There is a sign-up sheet posted at the club.
Please try to donate any amount of time that you can. Remember, Charity is
one of the pillars of our organization and what better way to honor that
than donating your time for this worthy cause. ~Francis Wulf
& Upcoming Hawkeye Raffle
was Graduation month and that meant scholarships were awarded to recipients
at the Xavier Awards Ceremony on May 17th. Brooke Alexander, Kayla
Brady, Emily Worley, and Thomas Hasley were recognized with the distinction
of receiving that honor presented by our Grand Knight, Scott Mohwinkle.
Since June is upon
us, that means that you can also be expecting to receive your Hawkeye Raffle
tickets in the mail towards the later part of June. Ben Verhille is the
new Chairman of this committee. Let's welcome him aboard with a record
setting year by breaking the mark of 8,800 tickets sold in 2012! The
Hawkeyes set records last year and we can do the same. Please sell as
many as possible as well as purchasing some for yourself at the chance to win
2 season tickets to see the Hawkeye football team in action. There will
be more tickets behind the bar at the club when you need them. The
winner will be drawn at the Raffle Dinner on Saturday, August
27th. ~Brad Ridout
The Holy Family Icon will be
traveling through Iowa with each council hosting the icon for one week.
Council 909 will have the Holy Family Icon from 6/11 – 6/22. We will coordinate with our parishes to
have it on display for daily and weekend Masses.
Past Grand Knights Dinner
Thank you to
George Miller for organizing the PGKs dinner and a big thank you to Doug
Kayser & Rick Gibbs for an excellent meal. Thank you to Casey Duggan for
helping serve food and making the evening run smooth. Thank you to all the PGKs that were able to
attend the evening and share their memories.
Stop down and
enjoy some fellowship. With the nice
weather, take advantage of our outdoor patio.
Club Events – There
have been many events down at the club over the past month. There are many to thank this past month.
Ryan Sullivan & Scott Shannahan for cooking during Cinco De Biko, various
food donations for Wednesday Card drawings. Don &
Bonnie Freeberg, Ryan Sullivan, Bill Cink, Phil Lala & Scott Shannahan
helping Mickey with setting up and cleaning the hall for back to back events.