Knightly News May 2024

April Meeting
Monday April 15 meeting began at 6:45 PM with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. There were over 20 Knights present at the meeting. We approved a number of payments to State from our 2024 dues. We discussed some recent activities and plans for upcoming events. Officer elections for the next Fraternal Year were conducted. We closed the meeting with prayers for all members and their families recovering from illness or surgery and all living and deceased Council members.

Election Results
All current officers are continuing in their positions, with the following exceptions:
Grand Knight – John Kost
Deputy Grand Knight – Ken Weber
Stephen Schneider – Recorder
Dale Gebhardt – Outside Guard
Trustee – Gordon Haumann replaces Paul Schneider who has served the max of 3 years.
We thank those officers who have served this past year and welcome the new and continuing Knights for the upcoming year. We plan to “install” all officers at the June Meeting.

Membership Appeal
Response from our solicitation for new/return members is encouraging. GK Stephen Schneider indicated he had information from nine men who were interested in learning more. We are now contacting them and hope to bring them on board. Any interest – please contact Stephen Schneider at 920-203-2797, or This is a wonderful organization and takes a very small time/effort investment for great returns.

Spring Brat Fry May 17
Please plan to assist us with our first Brat Fry of 2024! We will need two shifts for grilling and a number of individuals to serve customers and deliver the outside orders. Our thoughts are turning to warm weather and cookouts. Let’s make this a successful venture! So, mark your calendars and let GK Stephen Schneider how and what hours you can assist. Thank You!

Come Talk with Me
Can you not watch one hour with Me? This is your invitation to Adoration. Contact Lyle Sattler at 849-8126 to get into the rotation. The Knights visit 3:00 PM Saturday.
Apr 6 – Dave Bennin
Apr 13 – Don Ziegelbauer
Apr 20 – Glenn Mueller
Apr 27 – Dave Mallmann
May 4 – John Kost
May 11 – Stephen Schneider
May 18 – Ronald Dietrich
May 25 – Bill Murphy
June 1 – Herb Buhl
June 8 – Lyle Sattler
June 15- Jerry Mallmann
June 22 – Tim Mallmann

Mark your Calendars
Apr 24: FBN info meeting 7:00 pm Library
May 17: Spring Brat Fry @ Tractor Supply
May 20: Monthly meeting 6:45 pm
June 2: Corpus Christi Procession 11 AM

From the Files
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of our Council #2556. In December of 1933 with the Country still in the throes of the Great Depression, the following encouragement was sent to all Council members: “Your Officers, one and all, join heartedly in extending to you, sincere good wishes for a Happy New Year. Not just the satisfaction of material prosperity do we wish you – though we hope that 1934 will treat you generously in that way- but above and beyond that we pray that you may be blessed abundantly with that inner and enduring joy which is possible for us to reap, even in adversity, by conforming our everyday lives consistently to the tenets of the Faith, which as Knights of Columbus, we should be dutiful examples.”
These words are still relevant today!

Members Pass
Long time Knight Thomas Roberts passed this month and we were able to participate in his prayer service. Tom was a member of our Council for 54 years. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Also, Clarence Hoerth, a Knight and faith-filled member of St Elizabeth and then St. Mary’s Stockbridge passed away in April. Please support his family with prayer. We wish both these Honorary Life Knights the blessings of eternal life – Rest in Peace!