Knightly News July 2024

June Meeting
Monday June 24 meeting began at 6:45 PM with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. We paid bills and discussed the upcoming Brat Fry we are hosting for Tractor Supply – June 29. We thanked the Chamber and those drivers in the parade who gave their stipend to the Council. In September we will need help Sunday Sept 1 at the County Fair gate and then on Sat Sept 7 with Crafty Apple parking at the Fairgrounds. Council approved a motion to forgo the October Poultry Bingo as the preparation and effort has become excessive for the return. The meeting start time has been changed to 6:30 PM from the current 6:45 PM. Officer Installation will be held at the Aug 19th meeting. We closed the meeting with prayers for all members and their families recovering from illness or surgery and all living and deceased Council members.

Council to Receive STAR
We just learned that our Council has qualified for STAR Council status for 2024. This award is rarely achieved as it requires the council to complete a min 16 programs or activities in four areas: Faith, Family, Community and Life. The council must also attend Fraternal Benefits Info nights. But the highest hurdle for 2556 was the attainment of our Membership target. We are pleased to welcome the newest members of our Council who put us over the top for STAR!
Jon Aimers
Donald Jacobs
Kevin Biese
Ben Ricker
Hoscar Castillo
Ken Tasch
Daniel Cruz
Peter Wettstein
Anthony Groeschl
John Vandenboom
Thank you, gentlemen and congratulations, on joining our Fraternal Organization!

Member Passes
In June we welcomed new members but also bid farewell to a long-term member and friend: Ralph Steiner. Ralph died on May 26, 2024 having been an active member of Council 2556 for 50 years. We were honored to participate in the prayer service for Ralph at the funeral home. He will be missed but his memory will remain with us for many years to come.

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.
June 29 – Paul Schneider
July 6 – Dave Bennin
July 13 – Don Ziegelbauer
July 20 – Glenn Mueller
July 27 – Dave Mallmann
Aug 3 – John Kost
Aug 10 – Stephen Schneider
Aug 17 – Bill Murphy
Aug 24 – Ronald Dietrich
Aug 31 – Herb Buhl

Mark your Calendars
July 15: Regular Monthly Meeting 6:30 PM

From the Files
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of our Council #2556. This clever wordplay appeared in a 1981 Council newsletter:
Bones in an Organization
Someone has said that there are four kinds of “BONES” in every organization. There are the “WISHBONES”, who spend their time wishing someone else would do the work. There are “JAWBONES”, who do all the talking, but very little else. There are the “KNUCKLEBONES”, who knock everything anyone tries to do. And finally, there are the “BACKBONES”, who get under the load and do all the work.

June 2nd was Corpus Christi
Parish members joined Fr. Jon and Fr. Juan as they processed with the Blessed Sacrament after the 10 AM Mass. Along Main St., then through Morrissey Park and back to the church.