Brother Knights,

2018 Council dues notice will be mailed soon. Annual dues are twenty dollars with a voluntary $2.00 for Culture of Life Ultra Sound Fund and $5.00 give Me Fire Measure Up Campaign. Please be prompt in sending dues to F.S Steve Schwiebert at N144 Co. Rd. 14, Napoleon, Oh. 43545

The Annual K of C Free Throw Competition for boys & girls 9-14 will be Sunday Jan. 21 at St. Augustine School Gym. Registration is at 12:00 noon with competition to start a 12:30 pm.

Council 1344 extends it's appreciation to Cleo Brubaker for the $100.00 donation as a memorial to her deceased husband Harold Brubaker.

Twenty five members who sold 2 or more Ohio Football Sweepstakes tickets were in a drawing for a gas card. The random draw winner was D.J. Batt. Clete Schindler won the award for most tickets sold.

The 40 Cans for Lent Food Drive starts Wed. Feb. 14. This Program is asking each family to donate 1 can or box food item each day during the 40 days of lent. Items can then be brought to St. Augustine Hall during Holy week. Please consider joining this worthy cause.

St. Augustine Fish Frys are Fridays Feb. 16 - March 23. Lots of new helpers are needed both Thurs. and Friday to keep this parish project running smoothly.

The Dates for the K of C breakfast after the Sunday Masses will be Feb 11th and March 11. As always new help is always appreciated.

Council 1344 wants to again thank Brother Knight Jim Schwab for the use of his truck in the Napoleon Holiday Christmas Parade where candy was passed out along the parade route.

The Annual Local March for Life will be Mon. Jan. 22" starting at noon at the Defiance County Courthouse, then marching to St. John's Catholic Church. All Knights are encouraged to be a part of this annual event.

All requests to have your newsletter sent via e-mail can be sent to G.K. Steingass at mhsteingass@roadrunner .com. You can also visit our council web site 24/7 at

Donations from Council 1344 in Nov. and Dec. were:

$178.00 Memorial Mass Dinner
$100.00 to LaPosad Family Shelter
$50.00 gas cards for Football Sweepstakes
$70.00 for new St. Aug. Basketball Jerseys
$40.00 new basketball rim for St. Aug. School gym
$22.00 Christmas Parade Candy
$50.00 to Bishop Rappe

Assembly Religious Appreciation Dinner First Admission Degrees will be held at:

Swanton Jan. 31, at 8 pm
Bowling Green Feb. 13 at 8pm
Defiance Mar 28 at 8 pm.

Ottawa has a 2nd and 3rd Degree
Mar. 4 at 10:30 a.m.

The Knight of the Month for Nov. and Dec. was Ed Somoza and Amador Molina. The Family of the Month honors went to Clete and Becky Schindler and Mel and Alice Kleman.

K of C insurance Agent Arron Mier reports 70% of all people will need some form of Long Term Health Care and the avg. duration for nursing home stay is 3 years at $70,000 per year. Contact Agent Mier @ 419-447-0404 ext 309.

Dates to Remember:

Jan. 17 - Reg meeting S.A.H. 6:30 pm
Jan 21 - Free Throw Shoot S.A. Gym registration noon.
Jan 22 - March for Life, Defiance Court House noon.
Feb. 10 - State Tour meeting Defiance 9 am
Feb. 11 - Breakfast After Sunday Masses
Feb 16 & 23 Parish Fish Fry
Mar. 2 & 9 Parish Fish Fry
Mar. 11 - Breakfast after Sunday Masses

Fraternally yours,
G.K. Steingass

Dave Steingass G.K.

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