NEWSLETTER - September 2018

NEWSLETTER - August 2018

GRAND KNIGHT'S COMMENTS: John Walker (670-7778): July was not a favorable month for the members of Marian Council. First came the news of Bishop Michael Duca leaving the Shreveport Diocese to become the Bishop of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Then the untimely death of our Council Chaplin, Msgr. Carson LaCaze, Ms. Evelyn Procell, Ms. Johnnie Woods along with the Brosset Family loss of their son Randy and sister in-law Delila. Looking back over the years we have been blessed to know such devoted friends and family members, we all have such fine memories of those people who we share our life with. All such fine examples of what it is like to be a fellow Christian. May God Bless and keep them as we continue to remember all of them in our daily prayers.

The installation of officers will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Sun., Aug. 12th (on Fr. Michael J. McGivney's birthday) at our council hall. On the same day Fr. John Paul Crispin will be celebrating his birthday. The council members have request that Fr. John Paul Crispin be installed as our council Chaplin and he has accepted our offer. On Wed. July 24 a Form 100 was mailed to Supreme requesting the transfer.

Sorry Stephen Vasko you missed out on the cash drawing of $50.00 at the end of our Business Meeting held on Tuesday, July 17th. You must be present to win, so members be sure to attend our next business meeting on Tue. Aug 21st. for a chance to win a $50.00 cash prize.

Seminarian Mission Raffle continue to be sold by our council officers. Officers phone numbers appear throughout this newsletter, so call them to reserve your $5.00 ticket for that possible cash prize for 1st $5,000, 2nd $2,500, 3rd $1,000, 4th $500 and 5th $250. Drawing will be held on Sat. Dec. 2nd. The proceeds from the raffle helps offset the expenses of the seminarians travel to Mexico or Honduras as they travel to help the needy.

It's time to start planning to work the State Fair of Louisiana which is scheduled for Thur. Oct. 25 through Sun., Nov. 11, 2018. This year's theme "Kick Up Your Heels." Call me now to reserve your favorite date and time. (670-7778)

FINANCIAL SECRETARY: Steve Cadwell (426-9818): During the July's Business Meeting the budget for 2018 - 2019 was presented to the members for their input. Adjustment that were made to the budget will be voted on at our next Business Meeting. If there is a project that you would liked to see financed, it would be a good idea that you attend the August Business Meeting or call me so that I may submit your request.

Candidates going through the Admission Degree on Tue., Aug. 28 will be charged $34.00, collectable before the ceremony. ( Dues $19.00 and Admission Fee $15.00)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Aaron Mouser (455-6110): All of our council officers were present at the KCLS held on Saturday, July 21st in Geismar, La. At the meeting details of next years programs were distributed amount our officers. The programs for next year are divided up into four activities; Faith, Family, Community and Life, titled "Faith In Action". This is the first change in our programs since 1971 taking the place of what was known as the "Surge With Service". This change makes clear the roles and requirements of recommended programs. It offers a stronger call to action, a spiritual renewal is at the center of the new model, especially the renewal of family, council and parish life.

Soon John and I will be contacting each director to scheduling a meeting date to discuss and distribute the new program grading forms.

Game Night at the Hall. Our next Game Night will be Friday, Aug. 24th from 7:00 PM to 11:00PM. We play cards, pool, darts and shuffleboard all while listing to music and enjoying our favorite refreshment. Those that celebrate their birthday in August will have a cold one waiting for them. All Knights of Columbus members, from all councils, are invited to join in the fun and a light snacks. Guest are welcome, but none under 21 years of age.

COUNCIL ACTIVITIES: Richard Guzman (635-2530): Begin planning now to attend the 1st Annual State Corn Hole Tournament to be held on Sat., Sept. 8 in Plaquemine, La. at the Zito Center or the 46th Annual State Horseshoe Tournament to be held on the same day and location.
The State Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 5-6-7 in Lake Charles. See me for all entry forms.

Come out on Wednesday, Aug. 15 and join us at 6:00 PM to celebrate August Birthdays and Anniversaries at Longhorn Steak House located at 7231 Youree Dr.

A Fundraising Committee made up of Bubba Nectoux, Kenny Birch, Bill Bogues, Howard and Adam Ebarb are looking into different ideas about how to raise money to support the many programs listed in our budget. They are willing to entertain any idea, so if you believe that you can contribute, please contact one of them with your idea. Steven Cadwell has volunteered to chairperson a craft show event to take place in November at our hall, if you are interested in helping, please call him.

Yard work days and times have changed from Thursday at 8:30 A.M. to Wednesday at 8:00 A.M. Yard work days scheduled for August will be on the 1st, 15th and 29th. All members are invited to help on any one of these days and you are not required to make every day we meet as I am flexible with the help.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Les Brosset (631-5722): The new "Faith In Action" programs will have the council focused on organizing and participating in programs that address the needs of disadvantaged members of our community. One of those programs this year will be Coats for Kids as the council is preparing to give away 24 coats to the youth this fall.

Catholic Charities "Bingo on the Bayou" dinner fundraiser on Sat. Aug. 11th at 6:00 P.M at East Ridge Country Club. Bishop Michael Duca and local priest will be calling the bingo games. Bingo prizes are gift certificates to local restaurants. Individual tickets are $50.00. Dress is casual and the event is open to guests 21 years and older. Tickets can be purchased at www.ccnla.org or by calling (318) 865-0200 ext. 101. Proceeds will benefit the programs of Catholic Charities of North Louisiana.

In the foyer of our council hall I have placed an eyeglass collection box for you to donate used eye glasses to the local Lions Club organization.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Tedris Smith (349-1030): Second Notice to Council Members - August 7th Social will be the council's "Back to School Night". The council wants to help parents with the expense of school supplies, and to have them available on the night of the social. In order to insure that the correct items are purchased, members must call me to make arrangements. I would like to have the packages of supplies together a week before the social. (Wed., Aug. 1st)

MEMBERSHIP: Mike Rose (687-5706): The membership quota for next year is 12 with 5 becoming insured. The Council's next Admission Degree at our hall will be on Tuesday, Aug. 25th. Candidates entering in August will be charged $34.00, collectable before the ceremony. ( Dues $19.00 and Admission Fee $15.00)

FAMILY DIRECTOR: Mike Roy (464-2654) As the new Family Director I will be looking for members to give me names of parish families that our council should recognize. Remember the members of the family do not need to be Knights of Columbus members. If you know of such a family, please contact me.

Congratulations to Jim and Mary Alice Owen as the Family of the Month for June.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES: Michael Krieg (337-296-9133): Holy Day of Obligation on Wed. Aug. 15, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Bishop Michael Duca's farewell mass will be on Sunday, August 19th at 1:30 P.M. at St. John Berchman Cathedral with a reception following in St. John Multi Room.

Next Quarterly Communion Mass will be on Aug. 19th at the 9:00 A.M. Mass at St. Mary of the Pines. I am reaching our to Father Jim at St Ann's to see if our next Quarterly Communion Mass can be scheduled there.

Sacred Heart is looking into having a parish picnic in September and a Christmas Party in our hall during December, but no details yet.

Pro Life: Randy Mobley (834-0502): During the year the council will be hosting Culture of Life Activities such as a Pro-Life Mass. I will also be working with Fr. John Paul to arrange a Mass for people with developmental disabilities or a Memorial Service. These have become new programs with the introduction of 'Faith In Action."

Patriotic Degree: Kenny Birch (688-2474): The next assembly meeting will be held in the Catholic Center on Thur. Aug. 9 at 7:00 PM.

Honor Guard dates: Sat., Aug. 4th Installation of officers at Mary Queen of peace at 4:00 P.M. After the installation everyone is invited to meet at Ralph & Kacoo's Restaurant for dinner - Dutch Treat. Sun., Aug 19th Bishop Duca's farewell mass to be held at St. John Berchman Cathedral at 1:30 P.M. If you plan to dress out, please let me know as sitting will be limited.

Corporation: BeBe Sanchez (686-8326): Corporation has put together a To-Do and has submitted a dollar amount to be placed in the budget. Help support our continued upkeep of the hall by supporting our budget request at our next Business Meeting.

Next Corporation Meeting is scheduled for Mon. Aug. 27 at 6:30 P.M. in the council lounge.

Insurance: General Agent Dustin Dean (337/456-1113 or Deanagencymail@kofc.org): No change from last month. The district is still without a Field Agent in this area, so you must contact Dustin Dean with your insurance questions.

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS:

Gerald Waters (3), Pete Cernigliaro and John Walker (6), Buddy Couvillion (7), Murry Howell, James Malmay and Giovanni Reid (11), Cliff Mc Cain (14), Terry Jones and Jim Owen (17), Thomas Faulkner (19), Bubba Nectoux (24), Esteban Sanchez (26), Sammy Mouser and Jon Paul Process (29), and Joe Conger (30).
Happy Birthday My Brother Knights! Come to the Social or the Business meeting to receive your free beverage in Mac's Lounge.GOOD OF THE ORDER : Bishop Ronald Herzog, Msgr. J. Carson LaCaze, Les & Mardi Brosset, Mark Brossett, Paul & Maureen Byrd, Pete Cernigliaro, Cora Chavez, Buddy Couvillion, Nilsa Deason, Joe Dernovish, Dale Ebarb, Hazel Ebarb, Mike Franel, Rose Fulgencio, Donald Gallion, Hunter Hall, Terry Jones, Aaron Klamut, Delia Lambert, Lucas LeBlanc, Gaetana Lenox, Cliff McCain, Mack & Seline Metoyer, Scott Michel, Al Morgan, Brad Morgan, Bobbie Morris, Pat Nicholas, Bruce Procell, Evelyn Procell, Patsy Procell, Thelma Ratcliff, Michael Roy, Raymond Roy, Llolanda Teneyuque, Bob Truitt, Mike White, Jonnie Wood who passed away on July 15th and James Wood.

Vivat Jesus,

NEWSLETTER - July 2018

GRAND KNIGHT'S COMMENTSM: John Walker (670-7778): Marian Council wish Bishop Michael Duca farewell as he leaves Shreveport to become the Bishop of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Installation of his new appointment is scheduled to take place in late August. We have enjoy Bishop Duca's presence at numerous occasions held at our hall. Throughout Shreveport and Bossier we have been spiritually enlightened with his homilies. Our prayers go out to him and may God bless him in his new assignment. Hopefully for those members that attend the State Convention in Baton Rouge will have the opportunity to visit with him again.

Congratulations to Larry and Mary French as the couple who was honored as Family of the Year at the council's Appreciation Banquet.

Sorry Rupert H. Ebarb you missed out on the cash drawing of $50.00 at the end of our Business Meeting held on Tuesday, June 19. You must be present to win, so members be sure to attend our next business meeting on Tue. July 17th for the drawing of the $50.00 cash prize.

The council officers and program directors have Seminarian Mission Raffle tickets to sell. During the semester break seminarians are assigned to Missions outside of the US, helping the needy. The proceeds from the raffle helps offset the expenses of the seminarians. Tickets are $5.00 ea. Prizes are 1st $5,000, 2nd $2,500, 3rd $1,000, 4th $500 and 5th $250. Of course you may call me to purchase or sell tickets.

For the past two years the council did not meet it's membership quota. For the last 3 1/2 years our membership has remained at 186 members. The council has not increased it's membership and our membership is getting older with an average age of 64 years old. Last year's recruitment target was 12 but only 5 new members were admitted. Again in total the council did not gain in membership because at the beginning of the year 5 members were suspended and during the year 4 members passed away bringing our membership back to 186.

Of the 5 new members that were recruited during the pass 12 months, not one of them have returned to the hall or been involved in any projects since they joined the council. As a sponsor of these members it becomes your responsibility to follow up with them, to invite them to come to a meeting or to have their family attend our socials. Ask them to be involved in council events and activities that the council has scheduled on the monthly calendar. Maybe you are not able to come out yourself or be involved as much as you would like, but you should reach out to them so they know we need their help in our projects. Remember if only two hours per month is given in service, it can make a difference in our membership brotherhood and to the community we serve. I am depending on all our members to insure our continuous well-being so that we may grow in brotherhood and be able to continue our works of charity.

July follow up news on the method of delivery of our Council newsletters/calendar as the printing/mailing has been discontinued.
The Facebook page for the council is now available for viewing. Not only does it contain pictures of council activities, but also can be referred to as a means to view the Monthly newsletters and calendar. The group address for Marian Council is "Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3779." If you wish to print any part of the newsletter or calendar you will need to go to the webpage.

The webpage for the council is also ready for viewing. The address is all in lower case: www.kcmarian#3779.org. The website will become the council's method of distributing the monthly newsletter as emailing will be discontinued beginning in August. The website contains a menu selection; Event Calendar, Project Gallery (pictures of council's activity), Directory and a Join Us application.

Your council officers for 2019 - 2020 are as follows:
Grand Knight - John Walker, Chaplain - Msgr. Carson LaCaze, Deputy Grand Knight - Aaron Mouser, Financial Secretary - Steve Cadwell, Chancellor - Howard Ebarb, Recorder - Bubba Nectoux, Treasurer - Randy Mobley, Advocate - Larry French, Warden - Brian W. Gallien, Inside Guard - Adam Ebarb, Outside Guard - Michael Krieg, One Year Trustee - Michael Rose, Two Year Trustee - Kenny Birch, Three Year Trustee - Michael Roy, and Lecturer - Lester Brosset.

FINANCIAL SECRETARY: Steve Cadwell (426-9818): Candidates going through the Admission Degree on Tue., July 24th will be charged $37.00, collectable before the ceremony. ( Dues $22.00 and Admission Fee $15.00)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Aaron Mouser (455-6110): Council officers will be traveling on Saturday, July 21st to Geismar to attend Grand Knights Day at Dutchtown High School. In order for the council to receive credit for attending the following officers are required to attend: Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight/Program Director, Membership Director and Financial Secretary. At the meeting details will be released to councils defining next years change in programs and the changes made to the program directors positions. Currently our council is in need of a Family Director who's main responsibility is the selection of the Family of the Month and Knight of the Month. If you are considering taking this position and would like to discuss the details more, please contact myself or John Walker.

Game Night at the Hall. Our next Game Night will be Friday, July 20th from 7:00 PM to 11:00PM. At June's Game Night the ladies had a fun time playing cards. Council supplies light snacks and two awesome bartenders. You are welcome to bring a guest, but none under 21 years.

COUNCIL ACTIVITIES: Richard Guzman (635-2530): Come out an join us at 6:00 PM to celebrate July Birthdays and Anniversaries at Gibbons Restaurant located at 1714 East 70th Street.
I want to thank the few people who came out on Friday, June 8th to decorate the hall for the Annual Appreciation Banquet. Again the council thanks Rita Fruge' for being there to help with the seating, place cards, & programs that she printed beforehand. Those that attended the Banquet enjoyed free refreshments in Mac's Lounge and a awesome steak and shrimp dinner, followed by an amazing bread pudding. (see pictures on our website: www.kcmarian3779.org or the FaceBook page: Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3779)

Congratulations to the four man team who came in first place in the Diocesan State BBQ Cookoff hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council 9260 on Sat., June 16th. (see pictures on our website: www.kcmarian3779.org or the FaceBook page: Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3779)

Yard work around the hall will be done ever-other week, unless there is bad weather that prevents us from working. The next yard day is scheduled for Thur., July 5th. Call me if you have any questions about the upcoming day. With the warm weather we will continue meeting at 8:30 AM. All members are invited to help on any one of these days and you are not required to make every day we meet as I am flexible with the help.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Les Brosset (631-5722): Thanks to Howard, Adam and Ryan Ebarb, and their cooking supervisor Mike Roy, who on Saturday, June 2 cooked hamburgers and sausage links for the bikers who participated in the Heart for Hope Cycle Event. (see pictures on our website: www.kcmarian3779.org or the FaceBook page: Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3779)

At the June Business Meeting the following members volunteer to form a Fundraising Committee: Bubba Nectoux, Kenny Birch, Bill Bogues, Howard and Adam Ebarb. Steven Cadwell will be the chairperson for a craft show event to take place in November at our hall.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Tedris Smith (349-1030): The council has made arrangements to sponsor three teens to attend the Diocese Catholic Summer Camp. Teen Girls Camp will be held on July 12-15 and boys will be on July 15-18. If you have a teen that is interested, additional details are available by contacting the Catholic Center at 318/868-4441. The council has money for one more teen to attend.

August 7th Social will be the council's "Back to School Night". The council wants to help parents with the expense of school supplies, and to have them available on the night of the social. In order to insure that the correct items are purchased members must call me to make arrangements. I would like to have the packages of supplies together a week before the social. (Wed., July 1st)

MEMBERSHIP: Mike Rose (687-5706): Did you know that there is an App that you can put on your Smart Phone the will assist you in gathering the information of a potential member? Supreme as developed such an app and can be used to JOIN US. Our webpage also has such an application. Within the council webpage, www.kcmarian#3779.org, the menu option "Join Us" will allow you to gather information that will be sent directly to our membership committee. I know that we have asked members to carry a form 100 with them and that is not always possible, so now through social media we have a tool to assist us in recruiting. We all see potential members in your own family, among our friends, in our church, at sports events or in our neighborhood, we are here to support you, but YOU have to do the asking. We as members must keep our order active and growing if our council is to continue living up to our number one principal, Charity, it's you that must recruit.

The membership quota for next year is 12 with 5 becoming insured. The Council's next Admission Degree at our hall will be on Tuesday, July 24th. We will continue with the 4th Tuesday of each month as our traditional night to conduct an Admission Degree. Candidates are asked to arrive at 6:30 PM so that the Ceremony can begin at 7:00 PM. The ceremony only takes about an hour and it is a good idea for a member to attend at lease one a year just to refresh his memory. Candidates entering in July will be charged $37.00, collectable before the ceremony. ( Dues $22.00 and Admission Fee $15.00)

Our Admission Degree Team which is made up of six members is still in need of volunteers. We are talking about simple parts, so call me to discuss which part you would feel comfortable in volunteering.

Supreme's sponsor promotion to sponsor a new member, the trip to Ireland closed on Saturday, June 30. Good luck to those who sponsored a new member, we hope that you become one of the ten that will be selected to enjoy the prize of an all expense paid trip to Ireland scheduled for August 21-26, 2018

FAMILY DIRECTOR: Position is open. Interested members are asked to call John Walker for details.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES: Michael Krieg (337-296-9133): Next Quarterly Communion Mass will be in September. Date to be determined. Sacred Heart is working towards having a parish picnic in September.

Pro Life: Randy Mobley (834-0502): Our council will be working with other councils in our area in a joint initiative to raise money to purchase an Ultrasound machine for St. Mary's House here in Shreveport. Your donation to the council will be used to help any pregnant woman that is looking for care, giving them a way to choose life. Helping them with an easy transition into the medical system and doctors' care.

Patriotic Degree: Kenny Birch (688-2474): The assembly meetings are held in the Catholic Center on every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. At present there are not any events scheduled for the Honor Guard.

Corporation: BeBe Sanchez (686-8326): Corporation meeting held on Wed., June 27th covered the following items: painting of the kitchen will take place in the morning of Monday, July 2nd. Once the kitchen is painted, and before items in the kitchen are returned, we will declutter and clean the entire area. Different ideas are being consider, addressing a method that would reduce the amount of heat that collects in the kitchen. Installation of a new thermostat in the foyer is scheduled to be completed before the next corporation meeting. Also the corporation is in the process of receiving prices on an outside sign to advertise fundraisers that will be held at the hall.

The soffit in the front of the building needs replacement. It is not a big job but it will require a scaffold and someone who can do carpenter work. The corporation will pay for all of the supplies. If you are skilled in any of these areas, we can use your help on any one of these projects that the corporation is addressing. Call BeBe Sanchez at 318/686-8326 to go over the details.

Insurance: General Agent Dustin Dean (337/456-1113 or Deanagencymail@kofc.org): The district is still without a Field Agent in this area, so you must contact Dustin Dean with your insurance questions.

JULY BIRTHDAYS:

Doug Jowers (1), Lester Martinez and Joseph B. Sepulvado (3), Thomas Kuehnemund and Daniel Pizzolato (11), Ryan Ebarb and Jonathan Mc Murry (13), Enrique "POPS" Sanchez (15), Robert Remedies (16), Eddie Chavez and Dale Ebarb (17), Jimmy Mouser (20), Daniel Simonsen (21), David Neucere and Keith Parker (23), Wilbert Parker (24), Alan Couvillion (25), Richard Gust (26), Rickey Pendelton (29) and David Rachal (30).
Happy Birthday My Brother Knights! Come to the Social or the Business meeting to receive your free beverage in Mac's Lounge.GOOD OF THE ORDER : Bishop Ronald Herzog, Msgr. J. Carson LaCaze, Kenny Birch, Clarence Black & family, Les & Mardi Brosset, Michele Brosset, Paul & Maureen Byrd, Pete Cernigliaro, Buddy Couvillion, Nilsa Deason, Joe Dernovish, Dale Ebarb, Hazel Ebarb, Mike Franel, Rose Fulgencio, Donald Gallion, Hunter Hall, Terry Jones, Aaron Klamut, Delia Lambert, Lucas LeBlanc, Gaetana Lenox, Charlotte Mainiero, Cliff McCain, Mack & Seline Metoyer, Scott Michel, Al Morgan, Brad Morgan, Bobbie Morris, Pat Nicholas, Bruce Procell, Evelyn Procell, Patsy Procell, Thelma Ratcliff, Michael Roy, Raymond Roy, Rose Ryals, Llolanda Teneyuque, Bob Truitt, Mike White, and James Wood.

Vivat Jesus,

NEWSLETTER - June 2018

GRAND KNIGHT'S COMMENTS: John Walker (670-7778): Marian Council takes 7th place out of 316 other councils in the state of Louisiana. My thanks to all my Brother Knights as officers and program directors who worked so hard with our membership to have the council come out within the top 10 in the state. Out of a possible 1,000 points grading scale the council rated 945 points. There are ten programs established in the beginning of the each year and are given a target of 100 points each. The grade awarded for each program will be announced at the Annual Appreciation Banquet.

Have you made your reservation for the Annual Appreciation Banquet yet? Do not not forget to RSVP by Monday, June 4 before 7:00 PM. The banquet will be on Saturday, June 9 at our council hall. Social hour will begin at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:15 PM.

Michael Hernandez missed winning $45.00 at the council's Business Meeting held on Tuesday, May 15. Michael was not present at the raffle drawing to win the cash prize, so an additional $5.00 will be added to the drawing scheduled for Tue. June 19, the next Business Meeting. The drawing will be conducted at the end of the meeting for a cash prize of $50.00.

June follow up news on the method of delivery of our Council newsletters/calendar as the printing/mailing has been discontinued.

During the month of June council officers will be given the opportunity to review the developing webpage for Marian Council. The target date to release the website address to the members and the public is Monday, July 2. Once the webpage is established I will discontinue emailing the newsletters to members as it will become available on the council webpage along with the event calendar and other important information about the Knights of Columbus. Presently the council's Facebook has been established so that Facebook users can add it as a group by searching for "Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3779."

Election of officers was done at the council business meeting on Tuesday, May 15th. The officers for 2019 - 2020 are as follows:

Grand Knight - John Walker, Chaplain - Msgr. Carson LaCaze, Deputy Grand Knight - Aaron Mouser, Financial Secretary - Steve Cadwell, Chancellor - Howard Ebarb, Recorder - Bubba Nectoux, Treasurer - Randy Mobley, Advocate - Larry French, Warden - Brian W. Gallien, Inside Guard - Adam Ebarb, Outside Guard - Michael Krieg, One Year Trustee - Michael Rose, Two Year Trustee - Kenny Birch, Three Year Trustee - Michael Roy, and Lecturer - Lester Brosset.



FINANCIAL SECRETARY: Steve Cadwell (426-9818): Collection of dues for 2019 is completed. The members that have not paid their dues are now delinquent and the process of suspension has begun. Candidates going through the Admission Degree this month will be charged $40.00. ( Dues $25.00 and Admission Fee $15.00)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Aaron Mouser (455-6110): The state council is in the process of changing some of the programs for the year 2019 - 2020. Details will be released to the councils at Grand Knights Day. Most of our program directors will remain in their current position except for Family Director. Family Director's main responsibility is the selection of the Family of the Month and Knight of the Month. The council needs a member to step up to fill this position as it have been vacant for awhile. If you are interested in this position, please call me or John Walker at 318/780-0031.

Game Night at the Hall is back. Our next night will be Friday, June 22nd from 7:00 PM to 11:00PM. We had a small but nice turnout for our Game Night on May 18th. If you were not there, than try to make the next one. Remember on that night a meal is prepare to go along with your favorite refreshment.

COUNCIL ACTIVITIES: Richard Guzman (635-2530): We need your help in decorating our council hall for the upcoming Annual Appreciation Banquet. Volunteers are to meet at the hall on Fri., June 8th at 4:30 PM.

Thanks to Marian Auxiliary and Brother Knights who came out on Thur., May 17th at 9:00 AM to help cook and serve over 125 employees lunch at Frost Industries. The people there enjoy our visit each year and look forward to a "Hot Dog Dinner."

Starting with the first Thursday in June, the 7th, yard work around the hall will be done ever-other week, unless there is bad weather that prevents us from working. Following the 7th, the next day of yard work will be on Thur., June 21 followed by Thur., July 5th. Call me if you have any questions about the upcoming day. With the warm weather we will continue meeting at 8:30 AM. All members are invited to help on any one of these days and you are not required to make every day we meet as I am flexible with the help.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Les Brosset (631-5722): Come out to help the council barbecue at 8:30 AM for the Heart of Hope Like Bike Rally at Graywood School located on Colquitt Road on Saturday, June 2nd. Or as a council member look to join the 2018 Lifecycle Bike Benefit. Details of the rally can be found at www.heartofhopeministry.org/events.

The council needs to select a topic to be presented at our Tuesday night socials. If you know of an individual or a topic that you would like to have presented by a speaker at one of our councils' Tuesday night social, please call me to arrange the date.

I have placed an eyeglass collection box at our hall so as to collect old used eye glasses to donate to the Lions Club. Remember to bring to the hall that pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair can change another person's life.

If you have a loved one that is a patient in the VA Hospital or the Veterans Home in Bossier, let me know and on my monthly visit I will stop in to visit with them.



YOUTH ACTIVITIES: Tedris Smith (349-1030): The council is looking for a youth to sent to the Pro-Life Camp in Baton Rouge (Camp Joshuala) beginning on Mon., June 18th to Fri., June 22nd. PLUSE Leadership Institute help train junior high school and college students to be dynamic pro-life advocates. The council is willing to pick up the expense for 2 students. Contact me to establish your registration. Details of the camp can be found by visiting: www.prolifecamps.com/leadership.

The new year will begin with supporting two programs, honoring Alter Servers and supporting scouting. I will be looking into the following organizations: Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA, Trail Life USA, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire. If you have a youth in one of these organization call me for to discuss council support.



MEMBERSHIP: Mike Rose (687-5706): Next Admission Degree at our hall will be on Tuesday, June 26th. The 4th Tuesday of each month has become our traditional night to conduct a Admission Degree. Candidates are asked to arrive at 6:30 PM so that the Ceremony can begin at 7:00 PM. The ceremony only takes about an hour and it is a good idea for a member to attend at lease one a year just to refresh his memory.

Our Admission Degree Team which is made up of six members is still in need of volunteers. We are talking about simple parts, so call me to discuss which part you would feel comfortable in volunteering.

The new member promotion, a trip Ireland offered by Supreme will close on Saturday, June 30. Recruit a new member in June so that your name can go into a drawing to be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Ten names will be drawn at random to win a trip to Ireland (August 21-26, 2018) with all expenses paid. The more men that you recruit, the greater the chance you have to win the trip. For more information on the World meeting of Families 2018 visit: https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/FAMILY DIRECTOR: Larry French (636-9180): Family of the Year and Knight of the Year will be announced at the Annual Appreciation Banquet.



CHURCH ACTIVITIES: Michael Krieg (337-296-9133): Next Quarterly Communion Mass will be at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Sun. June 3rd at 9:00 AM. That same Sunday is Corpus Christi Sunday and the church has planned a procession before the mass begins.

Let's help Marian Auxiliary by buying one or more of their cakes at the following locations and times: Sun., June 17th after the 9:00 AM mass at St. Marys of the Pines church, Sat., June 23rd after the 4:30 PM mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus church and on June 24th after the 9:00 AM mass.



Pro Life: Randy Mobley (834-0502): Councils in our area are working toward a joint initiative to raise money to purchase an Ultrasound machine for St. Mary's House here in Shreveport. Why St. Mary's House? Because it meets all the requirements established by Supreme. The target is to raise $13,000. The Imagine Life organization will be doing lunches at local churches to raise funds. Councils are asked to provide the food. Check your church bulletin for information pertaining to the luncheons and please make an effort to attend.

Patriotic Degree: Kenny Birch (688-2474): The assembly meetings are held in the Catholic Center on every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. The next Honor Guard event will be on Sat. June 9, Duane Trombetta's priesthood ordination, 10:00 AM, St. John's Cathedral. Please arrive at 9:15 PM to dress. Please let Kenny know if you are planning on attending so that he can reserve enough seats.

The Assembly Honor Guard Members are NOT dressing in the new uniform yet. The most resent deadline to begin wearing the new uniform is June 30, 2019.

Corporation: BeBe Sanchez (686-8326): The next Corporation meeting has been re-scheduled to Wed., June 27th at 7:00 PM. Items of interest: painting of the kitchen, fire system certification, outside sign created for council hall cooking fundraisers, installing of a separate air conditioning unit for kitchen and repairs to the soffit on the front of the building. Any members willing to share their skill or talent is welcome and encouraged to contact BeBe Sanchez at 318/686-8326. Compensation can be made available.

Keep in mind as a member in good standing, one who keeps his dues current, may rent the hall for $50.00 an hour for a minimum of four hour.



Insurance: General Agent Dustin Dean (337/456-1113 or Deanagencymail@kofc.org): The district is still without a Field Agent in this area, so you must contact Dustin Dean with your insurance questions.



JUNE BIRTHDAYS:

Blake Massey (1), Daniel Parker and Jeffery Pilcher (3), Harvey Ratcliffe (6), Randy Mobley (9), Harold Miles (15), Brother Paul Mutisya (16), Bobby J. Ebarb (19), Troy J. Ebarb (22), Philip Fulco and David Slusarczyk (25), Michael R. Ebarb and Jerry Keene (26), Judd Callicoatte (28), and Enrique Sanchez Jr. (30).

Happy Birthday My Brother Knights! Come to the Social or the Business meeting to receive your free beverage in Mac's Lounge.GOOD OF THE ORDER : Bishop Ronald Herzog, Msgr. J. Carson LaCaze, Kenny Birch, Clarence Black & family, Mark Brosset, Les & Mardi Brosset, Michele Brosset, Paul & Maureen Byrd, Pete Cernigliaro, Cora Chavez, Buddy Couvillion, Nilsa Deason, Joe Dernovish, Dale Ebarb, Hazel Ebarb, Mike Franel, Larry French, Rose Fulgencio, Donald Gallion, Hunter Hall, Jack Henson (passed on 4/22), Terry Jones, Aaron Klamut, Delia Lambert, Lucas LeBlanc, Gaetana Lenox, Yvonne Leon, Charlotte Mainiero, Cliff McCain, Mack & Seline Metoyer, Scott Michel, Sylvia Mobley, Al Morgan, Brad Morgan, Bobbie Morris, Pat Nicholas, Bruce Procell, Evelyn Procell, Patsy Procell, Thelma Ratcliff, Michael Roy, Raymond Roy, Rose Ryals, Tredis T. Smith II, Llolanda Teneyuque, Bob Truitt, Hazel Truitt (passed on 4/13), John Walker, Mike White, and James Wood.



Vivat Jesus,