Livermore Knightly News
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December 04, 2018
Welcome new brothers!!
Christmas Party 12/8
Pancake Breakfast 12/9
Christmas Gift Program

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Upcoming Events
Business meeting this Thursday
What: December business meeting
When: December 6th, light meal at 7 pm, meeting promptly starts at 7:30 pm
Where: St Michael Large Hall

Business meeting this week! Bring Christmas Basket donations! Get up to date, get involved - there are great events coming up that you don't want to miss.
Christmas Party!! We still need elves!
What: K of C Christmas Party
When: December 8th
Where: St Charles Borromeo Hall

We still need help for the Christmas party... a main course cooking elves, bartender elves, elves for setup/cleanup, crafts supervision elves, etc....see 1st link below

Remember this is an event for the entire family! We will have a fun craft event for the kids of all ages; so, let us know how many kids to expect! (I have seen the craft already and it looks awesome!). Please direct any questions to DGK Anthony Contarciego.

Two actions are required:

1) SignUp to help
2) If you have not yet done so, RSVP so we can prepare the right amount of food and kids' crafts.
Pancake Breakfast -December 9th
What: Pancake Breakfast
When: December 9th
Where: St Michael Large Hall

The next pancake breakfast is this Saturday!!
The breakfast will be FREE and all donations will benefit the Christmas Gift Program. Sread the word!

Sign up below to help - we will need Knights to serve as KofC Ambassadors at each breakfast to help make people aware of the reason as we are collecting donations.

We will not serve after the 11 am mass this time but we still need help with setup, pancakes, servers, etc.
Christmas Gifts / Coats for Kids Distribution
Distribution Date - December 15th
St Michael Large Hall

This is the annual Livermore Knights of Columbus program to bring Christmas gifts to those families in need in our Livermore community. We will distribute gifts to families and complete the Coats for Kids distribution in the St Michael Large Hall. We have many families that we will support this year.

Please make plans to get your donations to the council business meeting on Thursday or to the pancake breakfast (or you can give the donation to an officer). We will have credit card readers at the business meeting and pancake breakfast if you prefer to pay with a credit card. Your support will make this event a success.

We will also have the lists of items needed for purchase and families that can be adopted at the business meeting if you would like to sign up to make those purchases or adoptions.

We will need a few Knights to receive presents into the trailers between 12/9 and 12/14. We will have a few hours that we will want to man each for signup this week! This signup will also include information about the wrapping and sorting activities on 12/14 and 12/15.

Note: We will not be including food in the Christmas Baskets this year. You might ask why...In light of the tragedy of the Camp Fire, we elected to solicit support of the parish for donations to the fire victims. The support was wonderful, as expected - $30K in cash and good in a 6-hour collection. However, as part of that decision, we decided we would need to scale back expectations for this program and the best solution was to remove the food expense. We know some love this portion of the activities and hope you understand.
NYE Party at VA Hospital
What: New Year's Eve Party
When: December 31st
Where: VA Hospital

As in year's past, we will partner with other councils and with local Scouts to throw an early NYE party for the veteran's at the VA Hospital. There will be food and music (by our own Tim Logsdon's band) for an early celebration that easily gets you home to ring in the New Year with your own family. If you have not participated in this event, you are definitely missing out. Watch for SignUp Genius later this week and join us for a very rewarding event.
Free Throw / 3-point Competition - Jan 12th
What: Free Throw / 3-point competition
When: January 12th
Where: Livermore High School

We will be holding the Free Throw / 3-point competition on January 12th, 2019. Mark you calendar and watch for the SignUp Genius next week!
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
December 8 - Knights 'Tom & Jerry" Christmas Party
December 9 - Pancake Breakfast - Christmas Gift Program
December 15 - Christmas Basket Distribution
December 31st - NYE with Veterans at VA Hospital
January - Free Throw Contest, Walk for Life, Science Camp Breakfast
February - 4th degree exemplification
Recent Events
Movie Night
Lots of families came out to enjoy a night of fun, popcorn and movies on Friday night.
Thanks to Mike, John, Columba and everyone else who helped to make the event a success.
Member News
New members - Jack Glenn & Paul Park
Be sure to welcome Jack Glenn and Paul Park as the newest members of Council 4588!! The joined on Sunday as part of an intimate video-based ceremony in the convent with PGK Tom McCaffrey and DGK Anthony Contarciego.
4th Degree Exemplification Signup Now Open
All 3rd degree Knights! You should SignUp for the upcoming 4th degree exemplification to be held in Rohnert Park on February 2nd. This is the best of the four membership ceremonies and closes out the 4th pillar of our Order - Patriotism. The event happens once per year in Rohnert Park and is the best way to become a Sir Knight. Applications will be available at the business meeting this Thursday.

Note: For those new members who are 1st degree Knights, you have an excellent opportunity to complete all three remaining degrees in a short time frame because a 2nd/3rd degree will be happening in Dublin on January 12th. It would be perfect to attend the 2nd/3rd degree in January and the 4th degree on February 4th.
In the news
November Knightline has a long article about last year's accomplishments lead by current Membership Director and PGK Tom McCaffrey.
Dues Notices
The time for dues notices is approaching. You should expect notices in December from our worthy Financial Secretary, Brian Littrell.

Thank you to everyone that replied to our inquiry about how you would like notices delivered. We will be saving a reasonable amount of money as a result of your replies. If you did not reply already, and you just want an email notice, you need to email Brian soon.

Thank you in advance for your prompt payment. In fact, you can probably pay Brian this Thursday at the business meeting and save yourself the cost of a stamp!
Call for Crab Feed Auction Items
Our Crab Feed fundraiser is coming up in the Spring. This is one of our two big events that supports our charitable activities and we need great items to raise funds. If you have sporting event tickets (sports, performances), condos, timeshares, art, jewelry, services, please consider making a donation to the council and we will use it to raise funds during the auction.

If you would like to purchase a sponsorship of the event as marketing for your business, those are also available!!

If you have an item of value that you would like to contribute for auction, please contact Anthony Contarciego.
In our prayers
Victims of the fires, that they may be sheltered and find hope in our Lord.

All those working tirelessly to assist our brothers and sisters in this desperate time of need.

Brother 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.

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

Christians persecuted in the Middle East

Pray for the repose of the soul of former President Bush

Brother Robert Kuhleman - Recovering from surgery

Brother Vaughn Brugman - Cancer

Brother Ron Hauck

Janine Robles - Kidney issues

Child of Brother Joe Allen

Brother Paul Hendrickson - Recovering from surgery

Brother Rich Stewart - Health issues related to seizure

Brother Ted Clapp

Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care

Dave and Cheryl Ruth
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Livermore Knights Shirts

Some of the custom embroidered shirts were distributed this week. If you would like a limited run "2018 CA Council of the Year" cut-n-sewn shirts that can be embroidered with your name (and title, if you like). You can email me with you order - just send your name, phone number and how you want your name on the shirt. Price is $30. There are some "2018 CA Council ..." Shirts without names that you can purchase as well ($30).

We have polo style shirts ($20) and hats ($10) available as well.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. 
-Saint Mother Teresa
Did you hear the one about the Knight ...

Q:  What do knights use when it gets dark? 
A: Their knight-lights
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