Napoleon Knights of Columbus

Council 1344

Serving Henry County

K of C
Council 1344
April - June 2022

Brother Knights,

Council 1344 extends thanks to Father J Douglas Garand for his service and dedication to St. Augustine Parish. We wish him the best at his new assignment in Huron, Ohio.

For the first time in over twenty years all 97 Council 1344 members had their 2022 dues paid by April 15. A great job by all.

Our meeting Recorder and long time helper for all council projects Amador Molina has moved to Columbus, Ohio. We wish him and Gloria all the best and thanks for all their service to the council and parish.

Our Casino Bus Trip to Firekeepers sold 54 seats for a profit of $914.00. Council 1344 members sold a record number Of 588 Super Cash Bonanza Charity Tickets this year. Top sellers were D.J. Batt ,with 200 sold tickets and Mel Kleman with 50 tickets sold. The Drawing for winners will be on the state website uTube channel on May 21 at 9a.m..

Napoleon Council 1344 awarded four $500.00 Scholarships by random drawing at the April council meeting. The K-12 winners drawn were Ashley Minnick and Henry Roth. The two college winners were Hanna Huddle and Jacob Hageman. Your council continues to support the K of C RSVP Support Vocations Program by sending a check for $500.00 to Toledo Dioc. Seminarian Chris Turner from Perrysburg.

The Chief Supermarkets will not allow storefront collections yet from Covid restrictions. Our Measure UP Campaign this year will be the first weekend of June in Holgate. Help is needed both days, Friday and Saturday at Izzy's and the Shell Station. Call 419-592-5811 to help.

On Sunday May 22 Council 1344 will provide a Brunch/Breakfast for the Families of graduates from St. Augustine Parish after the 10:30 Mass.

The 2022 Rib/Food Fest will take place in downtown Napoleon on Friday June 24 @ 5 p.m. This year the St. Augustine team will be selling com dogs and sausage on a stick along with the usual French fries. This is a parish project that needs helpers. So help make this event a success. Doug Westhoven is Chairman of this event and his phone # is 419-553-0808.

Our new K of C Insurance Agent is Field Agent Eric Loprete @ 419-508-9304 or

The 54the Annual Ohio K of C State Family Campout will be July 27-31 2022 at Mercer County Fairgrounds, Celina, Oh. Call Richard Dole @ 513-367-6856 for more info.

Seventy Five of our ninety seven members are registered to St. Augustine Parish. Grand Knight Steingass can not continue as G. K. having served his position for a total of 12 years. The Council needs new leadership in Grand Knight, Dep. Grand Knight and Chancellor positions to continue to be a vibrant council. These three positions must be filled by July 1, 2022. We have 4 past Grand Knights available for advice to the new leadership team for a smooth transition, call 419-592-5811. This is the last newsletter edited by current G.K. Steingass . I want to thank everyone for their help during my tenure and will help with the transition of the new leadership team.

Dates to Remember:

May 18 - Reg. Meeting and AUX.6:30 pm S.A.H.

May 22 - Graduate Breakfast/Bruch 11:30 a.m.

June 15 - Reg Meeting 6:30 p.m.

June 24 - Rib/Food Fest 5 p.m. Napoleon Downtown

July 27-31 - K of C State Family campout - Celina

Fraternally yours,
David Steingass G.K.

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