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August 27, 2019

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In this Issue
In This Issue:
Membership News
Upcoming Events
St. Michael Festival Dinner Tickets
Brothers Helping Brothers
Safe Environment Training

Membership News
Supreme Family of the Month Winners
Congratulations to SK Ricardo and family for being selected as one of Supreme's Families of the Month for July.
Well done, Garcia family! The Council is grateful for everything that your do!

Vote Needed for a Transfer Request
SK Cliff Wiesner is requesting to transfer from St.Francis of Assisi Council #13179 in Concord into our council. He is a Past Faithful Navigator. He is also our former Chaplain, Fr. Mark's, dad.

Do you support the transfer of SK Cliff Wiesner into our council?
Vote Needed for a New Candidate
Dennis Mastrantonio - a practical Catholic and parishioner at St. Charles is being sponsored by brother Lou Ventimiglio to join our concil.

Do you support the admission of Dennis Mastrantonio into our council?
Upcoming Events
Officers and Directors Meeting

What: Officers and Directors Meeting
When: August 29 @ 7:30pm
Where: St. Michael Small Hall

This meeting is open to ALL members!
September Business Meeting

What: Business Meeting
When: September 5
Dinner will start at 6:30pm
Meeting will start at 7:30pm
Where: St. Michael Large Hall

We have a packed schedule for September so we have a lot to discuss at this meeting.

PGK/FDD/PCP Chuck Bellavia will have a short presentation on the KofC Retirement Home.

Will also have guests from the San Leandro Council. They are a relatively new council and would like to see how we do things and learn from us.

Lastly, we will have some of the selected recipients of our charitable donations join us for dinner and receive their checks.
September Events
As mentioned above, we have a packed calendar for September. Here's the list:

September 9th – Alpha Dinner Host at St. Michael
September 9th – Start of Student Essay Contest
September 14th – Noche Mexicana
September 14th/15th – AWM Wheelchair Sunday
September 21st - State Deputy Forum
September 27th – Sponsor for a Novena Mass for St. Michael
September 28th/29th – St. Michael Festival
September 29th – Alpha Dinner Host at St. Charles

Details and signups for some events are published below. Others will be added as the events approach.

Alpha Dinner #1 at St. Michael
What: Alpha
When: September 9 @ 6:30pm
Where: St. Michael Large Hall

Our council will sponsor the first Alpha dinner. We need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal

Please click on the link below to sign up.

Wheelchair Sunday

What : Wheelchair Sunday
When : September 14-15, 2019 @ All Masses
Where: St. Michael Church

We will have our first Wheelchair Sunday in over 10 years! We are partnering with our brothers from the American Wheelchair Mission to raise funds and provide a life changing gift to people with physical disabilities and lack of mobility.

Representatives from the AWM will handle all the presentations. All we have to do is show up at the masses we regularly attend and show our support.
St. Michael Festival Feast Day Dinner

What : St. Michael Feast Day Dinner
When : September 28, 2019 @ 6pm
Where: St. Michael School Yard

Tickets are now on sale for the St. Michael Festival Feast Day Dinner. Tickets are $50 each or $400 per table.

Contact PGK Dennis Lundbom at ( 775) 772-6369 or to get your tickets.
Brothers Helping Brothers
As most of you already know, Lady Maria Ibarria, wife of brother Miguel Ibarria, sadly died last Wednesday. Her funeral will be on Thursday, August 29th at 3pm.

On Friday, August 30th, at 2:00pm in St. Michael, there will be a mass in her honor and a reception will follow at the Large Hall.

All Knights who are available at that time are requested to attend this mass to support our brother and his family and also to help set up for the reception at the hall.

No need to sign up, just attend and help if you can, please.

Safe Environment Training
It's not too late to complete your Safe Environment Training!

With our events ramping up and more of those involving the school community and kids, it is critical that everyone gets certified.

You can access Praesidium's Armatus training platform online by clicking on the link below. Use registration code "kofcsafe" if you are creating an account for the first time and send your certificate of completion to: .
In our prayers
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maria Ibarria and for the Ibarria family during this difficult time.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Enrique Borgen, brother of Fr. Alfonso.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen Lim, mother-in-law of Mike Taranowski and mother of Lady Nora.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ernesto Avalos Perez, brother-in-law of Knight Milton Camero and brother of Lady Sofia. He was a police detective killed in the line of duty.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Arielle Mara Arnold, sister of the late Past Chief Squire Elliott Arnold. Also pray for their parents Jim and Resa Elliott during these difficult times.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Judith Aufderheide, mother of Worthy Lecturer and Faith Director, Morry Aufderheide.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Refugio Telles, mother of Lady Cynthia Garay.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Cheryl Ruth.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Capt. John Mickey, USN.

Please pray for Dee Gutierrez Penza, sister of brother John Gutierrez, who suffers from advanced metastatic cancer.

Pray for our brother John Beebe as he recovers from surgery.

Pray for Patrick Allen - son of brother Joe Allen and Nicole Allen. Patrick has been diagnosed with a very aggressive late stage brain cancer. Also pray for Joe and Nicole and the entire family in this terrible difficult time.

Pray for Brother Jim Shirley as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

Pray for Jan Robinson, sister of brother John Robinson, who is suffering from breast cancer.

Pray for Jeanne Sylvester, mother in law of brother John Robinson. Surgery.

Brother Ruben Velazquez who is recovering from surgery for his medical condition.

Brother Abe Quinones - getting treatment for pre-cancerous virus that was caught early. Thank you for your earlier prayers.

Philip Chukwu, Brother of Columba Chukwu - Who has received cell treatment and is now on chemotherapy with good prognosis. Keep the prayers coming.

Cristopher Carrano's mother, Elizabeth, is still on dialysis and in need of a kidney transplant. Please pray for the location of a viable and willing donor and for her recovery.

PGK Ed Rocca - Dialysis

PGK Vaugh Brugman - cancer

Joseph Figueiredo

Edmundo Alise and wife - cancer

Our Seminarians - Nathaniel Mayne, Juan Carlos Ponce, Candelario Jimenez, Aidan Cameron-Smith, Paul Park

Christians persecuted in the Middle East

Protection of the unborn and an end to abortion

Brother Ron Hauck

Janine Robles - Kidney issues and losing vision

Daphne Pascual - Cancer

Junio Jacela - a brother knight in the Philippines recovering from surgery and complications

Brother Rich Stewart - Health issues related to seizure

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care
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