May 22: Hosted by: Larry McCabe and Jim Kelly.
June 26: Hosts: John Price and Adam Gulikers.
June BBQ Social: June 22nd, Cocktails at 6:30, Dinner at 7:00.
Note: Tickets will be $5 per person. Open to members and their guests. Please notify Jeff or your phone captain early so that we can give our caterer ample warning.
If you know of any of our widows who might be interested in coming out, please invite them.
Please welcome our two newest members, Fred Dubrick and Howard Culligan. We look forward to seeing them and their wives at the June Social BBQ and other events.
The Exemplification saw forty-eight new members join the Fourth. It was a well attended event.
For the gift basket that we donate annually, Jean and I took a different approach this year and canvassed local businesses to make donations, instead of just buying some the basket contents. We received $270 worth of gift certificates for the basket. The basket’s theme was “Spend a day in Stratford” and included breakfast at Features, chocolates from Rheo Thompson, lunch at the Keystone Alley Cafe, an afternoon boat tour from Avon Boat Rentals and dinner at Foster’s Inn. If you are near any of these merchants in the near future be sure to thank them on behalf of the 4th Degree. We will be sending formal thank you letters to our sponsors shortly.
As you may have heard by now, there has been a lot of confusion lately regarding the flag pins versus the standard Fourth Degree pins that we received at our own Exemplifications. A few weeks ago we received an email from Supreme stating that the flag pins are no longer to be used, then at Exemplification they were handing out the flag pins to all members to wear that day. To further complicate things, the new members at the Exemplification were given the old standard Fourth Degree pins.
So at this point in time I would like to advise all members who attend any honour guard or other formal event to carry both pins with them. Bottom line is that we all are supposed to wear the same pin when we do honour guard duties, so let’s be prepared by carrying both pins with us, just in case.
Jim Kelly has completed his term. Thanks, Jim!
Ken Gaffney moves to one year trustee position.
Bob Skinner moves to two year trustee position.
Paul Smith will take the three year position.
Jeff will go over the membership list and see what revisions to the phone list are necessary. Any member (or widow) who has any concerns please contact Jeff as soon as possible.
St Ambrose June 18 6PM Immaculate Conception Church Jack Palleschi
St Joseph’s June 22 6PM St Joseph’s Church school staff
St Aloysius June 23 6PM St Joseph’s Church Harry Visser
Jeanne Sauve June 24 6PM St Joseph’s Church Justin Tomasulo
We also cover cost for St Mary’s School Holy Name of Mary
John Price will co-ordinate with the schools. Thanks, John.
When: 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 25, 2015
Where: Country View Golf Course on Highway 40, between Chatham and Wallaceburg, at Oungah
Format: Four Person Scramble, Shot Gun start, Ladies are welcome to play as well
Cost: $65.00 for 18 holes of golf, 1/2 golf cart, smorgasbord supper about 4:00 PM following completion of golf.
Please call in or preferably e-mail the names of your golfers to Peter Hensel, 519-627-2347 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week before the tournament, July 20 at very latest so arrangements can be completed.
Date: August 15, 2015
At: Our Lady of the Rosary, Knights of Columbus London Diocesan Shrine
5773 – 10th. Line Raleigh, Merlin, Ontario
Mass: 11:00 am – Celebrant, Bishop Ronald P. Fabbro CSB
Banquet: 1:00pm – Saint Peter’s Hall 5425 Tecumseh Line Tilbury Ontario approx., 5 kms from Church.
Menu: Stuffed Pork Loin with all the trimmings + Desert
Contact for tickets: SK Leo Heppelle 519-451-6417 or email email@example.com Tickets $ 20.00 each. Any special Dietary needs Call Leo. Tickets are first come first served.
On September 11, 2015, Holy Name of Mary Parish in St Marys will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary. A community celebration will take place highlighted with a Mass by Bishop Fabbro and many former priests of Holy Name. We have been asked to assemble an Honour Guard for this occasion.
Donations from parishioners at Immaculate Conception and at St. Joseph’s on Mother’s Day were over $900.The Knights will again be making a donation to Stratford and Area Right to Life to reflect this generosity. Thank you to brother Knights who helped in the collection at the Masses: Joe Lorentz, John Saman, Eugene Hagen, Gary Crowley, Matt Willemsen, Ken Henderson, Jacques Lauren, Paul Gras, Ken Gaffney, Don Van Raay, John Walsh, John Price, Mike Lobsinger, Adam Gulikers, Larry McCabe, Jim Gaylor and Harry Visser.
Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Jean O’Donovan, spouse of deceased Brother Knight Pat O’Donovan and for Katherine Hess, sister-in-law of Brother Harry Thomas and for their families.