Napoleon Knights of Columbus

Council 1344

Serving Henry County

K of C
Council 1344
January - March 2022

Brother Knights,

Beginning with this issue, the council newsletter will be published quarterly, any updates between
newsletters will be made available on our website, . Council 1344 extends it's sympathy to the families of Brother Knights James Schwab and John Eckenrode who passed away on Oct. 19th and Nov. 13th.

Forty eight students attended the Conformation Retreat breakfast provided by Council 1344 in October.

The Sept. Family Picnic Meal in S.A.H. was attended by 38 members. A drawing for gas cards was held for the past year Knight and Family of the month with the winners being Deacon Jon Gottron, Don Lammers, Chad and Jen Roth and Jeff and Jodi Stover.

Life Teen Director, Regina Proshek, sends a note of thanks to Council 1344 for paying the $600.00 invoice for the middle school program. The fall Casino Bus Trip to Firekeepers sold 45 seats with a profit of $672.00. The spring Casino Bus Trip will be Sunday May 1st 2022.

Sixty eight people attended the Memorial Mass and chicken dinner for the Deceased Parish and Council Members this past year.

Our 2021 Football CRAZR Ticket Sales had 37 members sell a total of 88 tickets. Top seller was D.J. Batt selling 11, with a tie for 2nd place with Amador Molina and Gene Grime each selling 7 tickets. The two gas card winners from a random drawing of the 37 ticket sellers went to Terry Herman and John Speiser.

The $100.00 bill is waiting to be claimed by random draw of any member signing up a new member to Council 1344 by June 15, 2022. Online Degrees are held every Wed. @ 7p.m. on the State website.

Grand Knight Dave Steingass thanks all who helped with the Christmas House Baked Steak Dinner. All 160 dinners sold out with a profit of near $2000.00 for the parish.

Our next meeting for the Council and Women's Aux. will be Wed., Jan. 19th @ 6:30 in the S.A.H. We will not have a February meeting when G. K. Steingass will be in Florida. Our KofC insurance Agent Wayne Vreeland @ 419-356-8377 or will assist with all of your investment or insurance questions.

Council 1344 will not hold a Free Throw Compition this year. Area youth can enter Defiance or Wauseon events.

The Knight of the Month honors for Oct. and Nov. went to Andy Driskel and D.J. Batt. The Family of the Month honors go to Nate and Ginny Minnick and Amador and Gloria Molina.

Sixty members still owe dues for 2022. Please be prompt in sending your $20.00 to F.S.Steve Schwiebert, N144 County Road 14, Napoleon, Oh 43545.

Council 1344 named the Mike and Morgan Weber Family as the 2021 Catholic Family of the year. The Family was awarded a Certificate of Achievement and a $100.00 Visa gift card from Council 1344, for their outstanding contributions to the parish and area community. A full story by Brother Knight Gene Grime, and photo of the Weber Family with Fr. Doug Garand presenting the award was published in the Dec. 27th edition of the Northwest Signal newspaper.

Dates to Remember:

January 19 - Reg. Meeting 6:30 pm S.A.H.

February - No Meeting

March 2 - Ash Wednesday

March 16 - Reg. Meeting 6:30 pm S.A.H.

Fraternally yours,
David Steingass G.K.