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Business Meeting Minutes December 13, 2010

Meeting called to order by: 
Peter.Marengo
Time (called to order): 
Mon, 12/13/2010 - 5:18pm
Warden Verification of Members: 

Warden Br. Br. Ken Godfrey certified all in attendance had their membership card.

Open & Prayer: 

Opening prayer led by Br. Peter Marengo. Pledge of Allegiance led by Br. Peter Marengo.

Roll Call of Officers: 

PRESENT,ABSENT,EXCUSED,LATE
Fr. ****VACANT**** – Chaplain
Peter D. Marengo – Grand Knight
Hardy Kluender - Deputy Grand Knight
Xavier Flores – Chancellor
Michael Deem - Financial Secretary
****VACANT**** – Warden
Gerard A. Gendron, PGK – Treasurer
Adam John – Recorder
John A. Sarcone III – Advocate
Chris Dunn – Inside Guard
Robert Bromback – Outside Guard
Michael O’Conner – 3 Yr. Trustee
John Mark –2 Yr. Trustee
Joseph DeMatteo – 1 Yr. Trustee

Minutes of Prior Meeting: 

Read by Recorder Br. Adam John with 0 Corrections. Motion to accept by Br. Xavier Flores. Seconded by Br. John Mark. Passed unanimously.

Report of Admissions Committee and Reading of Applications: 

 None applied.

Balloting for Membership: 
 
Grand Knight Report: 

 

Chaplains Report: 

 Several events upcoming.

Treasurer Report: 

 

Reading of Bills and Communications: 

 

Financial Secretary Report: 

Reported $3872 in checking account.
Coffee drive raised $161.

Auditor and Trustee Report: 
 
Chancellor Report on Vocations: 

 

Report of Membership Committee: 

 

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Church: 

 

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Family: 

 

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Community: 

 

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Council: 

 

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Youth Directorship: 

 

Report of Standing Committees: 

Br. Peter Marengo requested renewal of sonogram equipment RE: Chris Slattery.
Goldfish or Travelers rest were discussed as locations for Christmas Partey 12/27.
Notice will be sent via email. 

VA escorted to mass to take place 1st Sunday of month.

Discussion and news from Br. John Mark about Right to Life.

Free throw 1/21 Friday night 10-14 ages 7-9pm.  Br. Peter Marengo suggested t-shirts this year as opposed to basketballs.
 
Sunday 12/19 2-6 Santa Claus event.  Br. Joe MeMateo requested volunteers for setup/breakdown.

Unfinished Business: 

 

New Business: 

 

Report of the Fourth Degree: 

 

Field Agent Report: 

 Br. Peter Marengo brought to the floor speaker/series for social nights.  Proposed begin January 2011.

District Deputy Report: 
Anthony Mazzuca, DD NY46<br /> submitted notes.
Deceased, Sick and Distressed: 

Prayers were requested for the following:

Good of the Order: 

 

Chaplain Summation: 
&nbsp;
Floor Open to Motions: 
Motion to Pay Bills by Br. NAME Motion to Close Meeting by Br. NAME
Closing Prayer: 
Led by Br. Peter Marengo
Time (meeting adjorned): 
Mon, 12/13/2010 - 5:18pm
Minutes Status: 
Meeting Adjorned

Business Meeting Minutes November 8, 2010

Meeting called to order by: 
Peter.Marengo
Time (called to order): 
Mon, 11/08/2010 - 7:56pm
Warden Verification of Members: 

Warden Br. John Mark certified all in attendance had their membership card.

Open & Prayer: 

Opening prayer led by GK. Pledge of Allegiance led by GK.

Roll Call of Officers: 

PRESENT,ABSENT,EXCUSED,LATE
Fr. ****VACANT**** – Chaplain
Peter D. Marengo – Grand Knight PRESENT
Hardy Kluender - Deputy Grand Knight PRESENT
Xavier Flores – Chancellor PRESENT
Michael Deem - Financial Secretary PRESENT
John Mark  – Warden PRESENT
Gerard A. Gendron, PGK – Treasurer PRESENT
Adam John – Recorder PRESENT
John A. Sarcone III – Advocate LATE
Chris Dunn – Inside Guard EXCUSED
Robert Bromback – Outside Guard PRESENT
Michael O’Conner – 3 Yr. Trustee EXCUSED
**** VACANT **** –2 Yr. Trustee
Joseph DeMatteo – 1 Yr. Trustee EXCUSED

Minutes of Prior Meeting: 

Read by Recorder Adam John with 0 Corrections. Motion to accept by Br. John Sarcone. Seconded by Br. John Mark. Passed unanimously.

Report of Admissions Committee and Reading of Applications: 

none.

Balloting for Membership: 
none.<br />
Grand Knight Report: 

Sunday 14th 1st degree, starts at 2pm Str. Columbanus.
Quite a month coming up.
Msgr Voy at St Teresa.  One Sunday, expectant mother care and other organizations battling for babies.
Hope to raise few thousand dollars in support. Continue to need our prayers.

Special event in 2 weeks; honor Cardinal Egan, and Al Otero and his wife.  Sat night.  Asking that we as council sponsor a table.

Joan handed in a card for Thomas Graham.

Chaplains Report: 

progress.
(Msgr hopefully taking degree soon.)

Treasurer Report: 

$3389.58 balance
point of interest spent since July $4577.59
$2989 income in same period.
No vouchers of deposit.
No reciepts.  C&B is expected tonight.

Reading of Bills and Communications: 

Thomas Fromshue NY State office of Comm
RR Helping Sisters of Life.
Shopping bags with handles to fill with maternity and baby clothes.
Need infant strollers.
Looking for diapers and other items in list.
Intention is to help young mothers in need.  Please review the list.

Tomorrow night meditation, 6:30 - 9:15 night of reflection, wonderful time and organization.

Request from Msgr Franco 20 Nov Parish at Trump National Club in Briarcliff. Cocktails 7pm Dinner at 8pm. 150 to attend.

Letter to Tony for appreciation and 150 Goldfish restaurant gift certificate.

Packet deliver GK, "respect life" packet.  Pro life activites Sec, assist promote pro life cause.  flyer presents 3 families with choice and results.

John Marrella Supreme Advicate, Aug 5, 2010 Supreme Council KC adjusted annual payment honorary members to increase.

Financial Secretary Report: 

Ossining community Christmas crib, 50/50 tickets (usually 25 from Council).  Moved by Treasurer, seconded, and passed unanimously.

$27.12 down from last month 33.50

Sean Connelly and James .. as well as John Barberra transfer Cortland.

96 members total. active/inactive.
Membership 1/7
Insurance 0/3

Auditor and Trustee Report: 
progress.<br />
Chancellor Report on Vocations: 

progress.

Report of Membership Committee: 

progress.

Pro Life: not too early march for life in DC.  pro life speaker of the house. 60% increase in pro life women in House of Rep.  Jan 24th 2011.  K of C initiative for ultra sound machines, 60 nationwide. over 1million dollars raised for them, of which we contributed.  many materials from KC. high traffic churches, there is a billboard we can get 10ft x 20ft billboard. Art Sullivan will talk to St Theresa, John Mark will talk to St. Augustines about permission to post. Hardy Kleunder asked about permits, volunteers will check.  Sat Nov 27th, Pope Benedict will celebrate mass for all nascent, whole of Advent will dedicate to Pro Life.  That night a vigil which we are requested to attend in each church.  Evening prayer, rosary and benediction.  Spring, each week a development report for 40 weeks up to Christmas, bulletin notice about development of baby.

Round table meeting to cover money being spent and events.

Br. John Sarcone. Church, three meetings ago proposed our council donate a plaque for Archbiship Timothy M Dolan.  MEt with Dave Mernada from Crown Trophy, prepared outline of wording approved by Msgr.  Price was 650.  We had approved 250.  Msgr did not want cheap materials in vestibule.  Dave agreed to donate 250 of that cost.  Vote to ammend additional 150 under new business.

Noted also stickers - not all are present.

Br. Al Otero. Midnight run on November 26, Thanksgiving dinner to homeless in city.  Decided surplus to Jan Peep, homeless womens shelter in Peeksgill.  This past Saturday; loaves and fishes program brings food to people of Ossining, as well as food that they can take home. Midnight run people put out clothes as well this week including coats and winter clothes.  2 tables full donated.  Deacon Steve also involved with fishes and loaves program.  Friday after Thanksgiving people are needed to participate.

Forms are available - members are encouraged to

Br. Xavier Flores 72 books sold so far. Due date Nov 19th.  Drawing Dec 4th.  Bring by next social meeting.

Br. Walter Jarvis - veterans escort to mass. Two weeks in a row, lot of people turned out.  Touching, meaningful and fulfilling.  Mass is well done by preist. 

Br. Peter Marengo Youth, chairman to lead free throw contest.  Buy 12 basketballs; 12 winners in each of the brackets.

Br. PGK St Theresas has a womens night out coming up, and could use assistance.  This weekend.  Will email

KCIC; 4ft by 8ft sign in maintenance to be used. (in 2 pieces)  Agenda next week for committee meeting.

Unfinished Business: 

Br. John Sarcone

Free throw, kit needs ordered. to be done.
Substance abuse kit order. pass
Catholic citizen contest kit. pass

New Business: 

Br. Bob Bethel home walk of life, donation..

Br. John Sarcone, motion to amend prior resolution 400 on plaque that will be in vestibule.  Motion for approval up to $400 (amend 250 to 400) to pay for the plaque and accompany with coffee for fund raising.  Seconded Hardy Kleunder, 2 opposed.  12 in favor.  Motion passes.  Br. . Donate $50 toward the plaque.

Late Cardinal OConnor smeared in NY Times. despicable.   article, gay rights bashing Catholic church. Archbishop Dolan condemned. as did Cardinal Egan. Call for message, and action in opposition to this disrespect of the Catholic church.  Request that this council send a letter to the State Deputy, requesting he and committee send a message to all councils *take action*.  Motion that we as a council respond.  Seconded by Br. Mike Deem.  Br. Hardy Kleunder suggested advertising list be included.  Motion passed unanimously; GK will respond on behalf of Council.

Motion on behalf of council that we put a 1/4 page ad in for Br Al Otero congratulating him. $175 1/4 half page $300.  Seconded John Sullivan.  Br. Tony Gendron suggested review how matters discussed.  Discussion come around to finance committee meeting to guide GK and books accountable.  Discussion about finances.  Motion amended to approve up to $175 for use in cost of 1/4 page ad.  GK point of information about FC meeting, prudent action in spending.  Passed unanimously.

GK notes we have request for a table, $1500.  GK suggest perhaps 50%.  No motion on floor.  Br asks what action is requested.  Event 20th.  Br. Art suggests phone call committee.  Nothing resolved.

Br. Xavier Flores St Augustine Christmas fair; good idea fundraising.  Dec 4th.
St Theresas has one as well.  Br. Mike Deem will check into dates/cost for that event.  Might be same day.
St. Anns is Nov 28th.

Report of the Fourth Degree: 

Br. Bob Bromback pajama program.  New pajamas, like-new childrens books.  Materials in by Nov 20th.  Donations made payable to West/Put Chapter Charities Inc.  They purchase items at a discount, donations preferred.
Polar plunge Feb 26th in Fishkill.
Yorktown ballgame in works for July 2011.

Br. Art Sullivan 4th degree will request permission recruiting drive.

Field Agent Report: 

progress. Br. William Schnieder couldnt make it tonight.

GK
Annual pro life mass Nov 23rd
St Joseph fundraising
Fr Lafarge council fundraising Yorktown.

District Deputy Report: 
Anthony Mazzuca, DD NY46 Notes read by Br. Bob Bromback.
Deceased, Sick and Distressed: 

Prayers were requested for the following:
Anthony Fiorito
Steve Calcuttis wife, Lorna
Mrs Calcutti, Steves mother also recovering
Richard Barbuto
Charles Dumas started chemo (who is present)

Good of the Order: 

Thanks for refreshments.

Floor Open to Motions: 
Motion to Pay Bills by Br. John Sarcone Motion to Close Meeting by Br. John Sarcone
Closing Prayer: 
Led by Br. Peter Marengo<br />
Time (meeting adjorned): 
Mon, 11/08/2010 - 7:56pm
Minutes Status: 
Meeting Adjorned

Business Meeting Minutes October 11, 2010

Meeting called to order by: 
Peter.Marengo
Time (called to order): 
Mon, 11/08/2010 - 8:05pm
Warden Verification of Members: 

Warden Br. NAME certified all in attendance had their membership card.

Open & Prayer: 

Opening prayer led by NAME. Pledge of Allegiance led by NAME.

Roll Call of Officers: 

PRESENT,ABSENT,EXCUSED,LATE Fr. ****VACANT**** – Chaplain Peter D. Marengo – Grand Knight Hardy Kluender - Deputy Grand Knight Xavier Flores – Chancellor Michael Deem - Financial Secretary Roger T. LeBlanc – Warden Gerard A. Gendron, PGK – Treasurer ******VACANT***** – Recorder John A. Sarcone III – Advocate Chris Dunn – Inside Guard Robert Bromback – Outside Guard Michael O’Conner – 3 Yr. Trustee John Mark –2 Yr. Trustee Joseph DeMatteo – 1 Yr. Trustee

Minutes of Prior Meeting: 

Read by Recorder NAME with # Corrections. Motion to accept by NAME. Seconded by NAME. Passed unanimously.

District Deputy Report: 
Anthony Mazzuca, DD NY46
Deceased, Sick and Distressed: 

Prayers were requested for the following:

Floor Open to Motions: 
Motion to Pay Bills by Br. NAME Motion to Close Meeting by Br. NAME
Closing Prayer: 
Led by NAME
Time (meeting adjorned): 
Mon, 11/08/2010 - 8:05pm
Minutes Status: 
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Business Meeting Minutes July 12, 2010

Meeting called to order by: 
Peter.Marengo
Time (called to order): 
Mon, 07/19/2010 - 8:12pm
Warden Verification of Members: 

Warden Br. Roger LeBlanc certified all in attendance had their membership card.

Open & Prayer: 

Opening prayer led by Fr. Stephen Mosha. Pledge of Allegiance led by Br. Peter Marengo

Roll Call of Officers: 

PRESENT,ABSENT,EXCUSED,LATE
Fr. Stephen - Chaplain PRESENT
Peter D. Marengo - Grand Knight PRESENT
Hardy Kluender - Deputy Grand Knight PRESENT
Xavier Flores - Chancellor PRESENT
Michael Deem - Financial Secretary EXCUSED
Roger T. LeBlanc - Warden PRESENT
Gerard A. Gendron, PGK - Treasurer EXCUSED
******VACANT***** - Recorder
John A. Sarcone III - Advocate EXCUSED
Chris Dunn - Inside Guard ABSENT
Robert Bromback - Outside Guard PRESENT
Michael OConner - 3 Yr. Trustee ABSENT
John Mark - 2 Yr. Trustee PRESENT
Joseph DeMatteo - 1 Yr. Trustee EXCUSED

Minutes of Prior Meeting: 

Read by Acting Recorder Br. Adam John with 2 Corrections. Motion to accept by Br. John Mark. Seconded by Br. Al Otero. Passed unanimously.

Report of Admissions Committee and Reading of Applications: 

No candidates at this time; reported by Br. Peter Marengo

Balloting for Membership: 
NA
Grand Knight Report: 

Br. Peter Marengo began with a thank you to Fr. Stephen Mosha. All present stood and applauded. 
Recognized Fr Stephen Mosha for Chaplains Report,
(return to Br. Peter Marengo, GK Report) .. goal, focus is on health of council and would like to do only one year. Next year looks forward to someone else leading council. Happy to be back as GK and lead council back to glory. [speech notes delivered]

Chaplains Report: 

Fr. Stephen Mosha led everyone in prayer, and then says a few words; noted this is his last meeting, Thanks for all done for me and the good work we've done together. Going back to Africa with positive impression the Knights of Columbus a group he didn't know about before he came here. Who knows might be Knights there, and if not, then one things sure, love kindness and service will go with him. Fr. Stephen Mosha reflected on the gospel of Sunday. As he goes to take care of his father, he will surely take care of others. "Go and do the same" as the lesson from the gospel. Fr. Stephen Mosha asks only for our prayers as we continue to do Gods work. He notes that during one mass this week will he will ask for prayer for the Knights of Columbus and this group in particular. God bless families and the work we[Knights] do.. Welcome back

Fr. Stephen Mosha led everyone in prayer and excused. (after deprated) Br. Peter Marengo reminds everyone Fr. Stephen Mosha dinner RSVPs are being taken by Br. Al Otero and to be held at Kharma lounge in Ossining.

Treasurer Report: 
PGK Tony Gendron reported:
4806.31 in checking account.
 
Expenses submitted:
45.71 stamp supplies
165.00 gift chasuble to Fr. Stephen Mosha
200.00 Fr. Praxid DaSilva for Sri Lanka Mission
125.00 reimbursement to Joan Pires for Corpus Christi (St Augustine) canopy.
 
Credits: 
None noted at this time.
Reading of Bills and Communications: 
GK showed chasuble to be presented to Fr. Stephen Mosha at dinner at a cost of 165.00 from Supreme.
Motion made by Br. Hardy Kluender, seconded Br. Roger LeBlanc to cover the cost. Passed unanimously.
 
Communications: 
GK read letter from supreme re official designation of Br. Michael Deem as new Financial Secretary for 3 year term.
 
Conference Chairman Gary Leonardo writes Sun Aug 15, training for all officers of council. In particular for GK, DGK and Chancellor. To be held at Dunphy Council in White Plains. Breakfast and Lunch served. 0930 breakfast, meeting at 1000.
Financial Secretary Report: 

FS M. Deem reports:
Apologized for being a little behind.
Stated will attend upcoming officers training

Preparing for semi-annual audit.

GK requested report on dues and suspensions; noted inclusion of $2.00 annual (culture of life) assessment from Supreme; GK displayed a copy of Council by-laws which are now on file at Supreme website.  GK will work with Advocate to update by-laws.  Reported Supreme allows disabled members to have dues waived upon request.  Reminded coucil annual dues are $30 with $15 initiation fee which was waived for members who took degree prior to this meeting.

Auditor and Trustee Report: 
Br. John Mark said trustees to meet&nbsp; July 19 in time for next audit due Aug 1.
Chancellor Report on Vocations: 

Br. Xavier Flores reported progress.

Report of Membership Committee: 

 

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Church: 

 

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Family: 

Pro-Life - Br. John Mark reports: more attacks on pro life front. Lawsuit by Rep Maloney and Senator Menendez, to restrict speech or pro life centers by censure of advertising. Being proposed at this point but backed by many parties.  Repors that we raised $550.00 to go to expectant mother care.  Money was raised from the bus ride for Br. Cliffs ordination. GK noted pro life mass at Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton celebrated by Pastor Keane.

FS M. Deem asked Br. John Mark what Knights might be doing in relation to the YMCA // "The Y" effectively eliminating "Christian" from the name.  Br. Michael Deem proposed we write a letter to Supreme and suggest withold any funding to the "Y". Motion seconded and passed. Br. Michael Deem will pursue further.

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Community: 

Br. John Mark reported on behalf of chairman T. Johnson - several came to escort veterans to mass on 7/4 at VA hostpital and noted how much they appreciated it. Mental and physical handicapped were escorted.  GK noted council to escort vets the first Sunday of every month -  next one is Aug. 1.

GK reported council hosted wonderful dinner 6/28 for Br. Cliff Calanni at Goldfish, 23 attended.

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Council: 


C&B - Br. Xavier Flores, chairman, noted books are on way.  2 books will be sent to each member at home. Competition - whomever sells most there will be a prize. GK noted council netted $1750, 3 years ago - would like us to shoot for $1500 this year. Thats 3 books each minimum. Early bird and quick start chances for sellers to win money. Quick start is July 25. Early bird Sept 26.

Program Director / Committee Reports led by DGK, Youth Directorship: 

 

Report of Standing Committees: 
Needed: 
* Admissions Committee Chair. To be in charge of determining worthiness of applicants. 
* Altar Server Appreciation dinner * Christmas party chair; Br. Walter Jarvis 
* Carnival/Festival; Br. Tom Johnson
* free throw 
* historical chair, also in charge of display case addition
* installation of officers 9/26 after 12 noon mass- dinner to follow
* Keep Christ in Christmas (magnets)- Br. Bob Brombeck 
* membership 
* memorial comm 
** see sheet. 
* pasta dinners 
* retention (fin sec) 
* RSVP- thru supreme 
* scouts appreciation, Br. Adam John and Br. Robert Brombeck 
* squires program; GK hopes have in place sept oct.
* superbowl pool, tie into free-throw contest. while shooting, combine 
* vet affairs 
* website; Br. Adam John GK said anyone suggest see afterwards.
GK put together basic budget align money in and money out and will review with gentlemen at next meeting.
Unfinished Business: 

none

New Business: 

Br. Hardy Kluender proposed for school year in Sept that all 3 schools target back to school days and have Fire Department inspect child safety seats.

GK repoted that the Council will host a farewell dinner for Fr. Stephen Mosha on 7/21.  GK has flyers circulating at church - public event. Proceeds going to Fr. Stephen Mosha.

Report of the Fourth Degree: 

DD Sir Knight Anthony Mazzuca reported assembly 718 this past sat had funeral mass for Br. Owen Carragher with color guard at MAss.  8/3 bbq for veterans at Montrose VA. 1730 assist setup serve at 6,  Reminded council that the 4th Degree escorts vets the 5th sunday of each month and that the assembly helps at mass - 4th Deg Exemplification is April 9, 2011 in fishkill. registration 1130. includes cocktails and dinner. hospitality through day.

Field Agent Report: 

FA Bill Schneider not present, no report given

District Deputy Report: 
DD Anthony Mazzuca, NY46 honored to work with council, his phone is always avail.. happy to be here for you brothers. Forms - Service Personnel due july 31; semi annual report due 15th aug.; another youth event if wish to host is soccer challenge, aug 15 to request a kit if interested. Training Aug 15 for officers and July 31 for fin sec training,&nbsp; Suggested best times to push C&amp;B books is during festival events. Summer is here, things slack. now is time to drive members. last year west putnam was #1 for membership recruitment. lets do it again. Sept 11 Yorktown council #4012, bus trip to st marys and new haven museum, $30 includes leaving cars at White Plains council, back by 5:30/6pm.<br />
Deceased, Sick and Distressed: 

Br. J. Mark reports Br. Steve Calcutti's wife has serious health issues and gk added she had surgery today. keep in prayers Lorna Calcutti.  T. Gendron said member Anthony Fiorito still in bad shape in Fla, sent card, had stroke and lung cancer. keep in prayers.

Good of the Order: 

Br. Robert Brombeck offered program through Bethel homes in ossining help with painting. now an annual event, courtyard plant things and spruce it up. a few hours to add to the place.  Also, having charity event on Sep 26, GK reminded that this date conflicts with planned Installation of officers.    Br. John Mark shows picture Br. Cliff Calanni getting ordained in Catholic NY paper.

Chaplain Summation: 
NA
Floor Open to Motions: 
Motion to Pay Bills by FS M. Deem
Closing Prayer: 
Led by GK Peter Marengo
Time (meeting adjorned): 
Mon, 07/19/2010 - 9:25pm
Minutes Status: 
Meeting Adjorned