K of C

Council 1344


January - February

Brother Knights,

K of C Council 1344 Jan. - Feb. 2021 Newsletter

Napoleon K of C Council 1344 paid the food cost bill for the Sat. Dec. 5th Christmas House Baked Steak Dinner serving 104 dinners with $1,140 collected.

Three Council members Dave Steingass, Bill Conry and Mel Kleman collected over $600.00 ringing the bell at Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Nov. 21 at Chief Supermarket.

  The Annual Memorial Mass for Deceased Council 1344 members was held On Nov 4th with 27 present for the Mass, and several reported watching on the church . Facebook Page

  Steve Schwiebert has mailed our 2021 council dues notices. Please be timely in paying your $20.00 annual dues that are the lowest of any council in the area.

  Thanks to the generosity of council member donations, Measure Up checks were sent to Ohio Veterans Home $506.00 and the Napoleon Filling Home $778.00.

  Council 1344 Women's Aux. sponsored a family of four with Christmas gifts again this year. Thanks for their parish and Council support.

  With council fund raisers (casino bus trips) canceled this past year, our total income is down about $3,000.00 from past years. A decision on 2021 Scholarship Grants and amounts will be made at our Feb. meeting.

  The councils Free Throw Competition will not be held in Napoleon this year. The number of youth taking part has declined from the high teens to just 2 or 3 the last year. It is the intent to restart this program after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted. Area youth are encouraged to compete in other area competitions.

  On the Feast of the Holy Family on Dec. 27 h at the 8 a.m. Mass, Ann and Gene Grime were awarded the 2020 K of C 1344 Family of the Year. The award for their volunteer work to the area, community and St. Augustine Parish, included gift cards to Eddie J's and Sauders Barn Restaurant. This is to be a annual project to honor a family from St. Augustine Parish. Nominations for next years family will have input from the parish members.

When was the last time YOU signed up a new member to join The Knights of Columbus. The Ohio State Council web site offers online Degrees via go to meeting every Wed. at 7 p.m. and every Sat. at 9 a.m.

The Knight of the Month for November was Bill Conry and Family of the Month honors went to Jeff and Jodi Stover.
Start the New Year with a insurance and investment review with your K of C Agent Wayne Vreeland @419-356-8377.
The Jan. K of C meeting will be Wed Jan. 20 @ 6:30 p.m. in S.A.H. Soup and sliders will be served following all Covid 19 safety guidelines, masks required. Feb. meeting is the 2nd Wed., Feb. 10th the week before lent starts.

Dates to Remember:

January 20 - Reg. meeting 6:30 pm S.A.H.

February 10 - Reg. meeting 6:30 pm S.A.H.

February 17 - Ash Wed. Lent begins.

Family Of The Year. Ann and Gene Grime

Keep safe and look out for family and neighbors.

Fraternally yours,

David Steingass G.K.