|My Dear Brother Knights - Good morning!
Our forty day Lenten period of fasting, prayer and almsgiving begins early this year on February 18 th – Ash
Wednesday, and continues until April 4th – Holy Saturday. Did you count the days too? Yes, I counted forty six days!
The answer is found in the earliest days of the Church. Christ's original disciples, who were Jewish, grew up with the
idea that the Sabbath, the day of worship and of rest was Saturday, the seventh day of the week, since the account of
creation in Genesis says that God rested on the seventh day.Read more...
At the June meeting of the American Hierarchy in New Orleans, the Bishops will be calling on Catholics to make a full court press in the coming weeks on two important issues that are of urgent concern to our Church: peace in the Holy Land and immigration reform.
Regrettably, U.S. sponsored Israeli- Palestinian peace talks are on hold, and the tensions in the area continue to mount. Likewise, immigration reform is also stalled and needs bipartisan support at a time when there is little bipartisan cooperation. These realities demand both our prayers and public advocacy.Read more...
My Brother Knights,
Here is the latest update on Forms submissions. We keep whittling away at these outstanding forms. We only need a few more Form 185's and 365's. THANK YOU BROTHERS FOR YOUR EFFORTS!!! 100% SUBMISSION IS THE MISSION! I just got back from a vacation in Hawaii. WOW, are there a lot of Packer fans over there!...just sayin'.
The second Form 1295 Semi-Annual Audit that was due February 15, 2015 is coming in nicely. As soon as the Supreme council reports on which ones they have received I can report to ...Read more...
Councils are steadily reporting numbers. We had two more councils report that I did not know were participating, that makes a total of 61 councils which is the highest participation since our program started in 2011. So far we have 22 councils reporting with a total of $36,845.09. Jack would be proud. Thanks guys!!!!
Get your paperwork into me ASAP so that grant checks can be written at the first Regional Meeting in January. If you need it earlier, please let me know.
I had an interesting idea submitted by 2763 Longview-Cowlitz GK John Schapman and I wanted to share it with you. This will not be for everyone and we don’t want to take away from the program’s uniqueness of giving away tootsie rolls, but I wanted you to see this for whatever its worth. I certainly would not recommend this in any other month but September and October. Also, you might want to include other organizations that benefit in your area besides Special Olympics.
Grand Knights and Financial Secretaries: State Per Capita billings have been issued. These billings are due upon receipt....please pay them promptly. These must be paid prior to State Convention time.
Certificate of Election! Please get these in as soon as possible! Don't let your council get caught without getting the required documents in prior to the State Convention. Read more...
Roberts Rules – Today’s Lesson:
Often times we shortcut certain items of Robert’s
rules, much to our own detriment. The Convention
Resolutions session is a good example of just that
so let’s look at it a bit.
After several speakers, a member rose to the microphone and said
“I call the question”. In our own councils we would likely have
proceeded much the same way we did at the Convention, but…as
another member reminded us, and rightly so, in his “point of order”
that a “call the Question” is actually a motion of its own and requires
not only a 2nd, but a 2/3 vote of the council as well to end
the discussions phase of the previous motion already on the floor.
That is the purpose of “Calling the Question”.
Congratulations to Silver Knight Awardees for June 2013:
Romy B. Ablao
- Kenneth DeVos, Burien 5495
- Bill Heilman, Kennewick 10653
, PGK PFN FDD FIC
Chairman, Member Development West