November, 2019
THE KNIGHT CAP - Council 5150
October
Knights !

The nights and days kept Council 5150 busy this year! Our Brothers were a big part of the Trunk Or Treat event at St. Charles on October 29th, responsible for cooking and serving hot dogs, as well as helping CCW to serve desserts and drinks for all of the St. Charles Parishioners. It was much fun, with a huge turnout of kids and costumes of all ages...... two of them below!
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40 Days of Life - 2019

Council 5150 participated in the 40 Days of Life Campaign, by joining a Prayer Vigil at the Maitland Life Choices facility on October 27th.
Knight's Of The Month - November
This month, we honor our Brother Randy Jones for the Knight of the Month, and the family of Randy Jones for the Knights' Family of the Month.

The 5150 was so blessed to have Randy as an active Brother as he was always ready to help with every event, such as our Annual Golf Tournament or any time that the Council wished to order logo items. He and his family have given constant support 5150, and he will be very much missed. May God draw him close and keep him near.

We are very blessed to have Larry Jones join our Council in November, which was accomplished mainly thru Randy's consistent and insistent encouragement to Larry. Randy's contributions to the Council seem to just continue to be offered..........
Council Christmas Party !!!
Saturday, December 7th
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Brothers, get ready to party!

Our 2019 Christmas Party is right around the corner, on December 7th , being held at our Knights Hall on Silver Start Road. This event is totally free for all Knights members and their guests. We are selling raffle tickets ($2 each or 6/$10) to help defray the cost of Christmas gifts, with the prize of raffle being a huge Christmas Basket with plenty of gift certificates and lots of other goodies of various form.

We will also have a 50/50, with the proceeds going to Seminarian Fund.

Please plan to gather in the afternoon beginning at 4:30, for appetizers, cocktails, socializing and football watching. Dinner will be served by 6:00 and the drawing is planned for 7:00 pm.

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November & December Knight B-days
A busy Birthday month for the Council. Sorry for belated birthday wishes for November babies!

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Nov 1 = William Aberwald / Nov 3 = Curtis Johnson
Nov 7 = Robert Froats / Nov 14 - David Fekete
Nov 14 = James Bryant / Nov 17 = Edward Conklin
Nov 17 = Joshua Pittman / Nov 20 = Melvin McMillan
Nov 21 = George Sepnieski / Nov 24 = Brian Arago
Nov 25 = Victor Uvalle / Nov 25 = Kevin Meisel
Nov 28 = Larry Kelly

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS:
Dec 5 = Joe Matraoea / Dec 5 = Harold Volkerson
Dec 11 Ralph Imbriani / Dec 12 = Timothy Volkerson
Dec 12 = Timothy Tryon / Dec 13 = Frederick Wilsen
Dec 15 = Philips Ugwuegbu / Dec 21 = Juan De Jesus
Dec 23 = George whetstone / Dec 24 = Francisco Paulino
November Membership Drive

Council 5150 was blessed to have the full support of Father Ralph at St. Charles, for our membership drive on November 9th. The Council was able to make a short presentation and Brothers handed out free dessert samples at all masses, asking for prayers and consideration to join the Council. Prayers were heard!
We are proud to officially welcome the following new Brothers, as of November 2019!
Stan Hallock
Jim Girard
Cameron Toole
Matthew Shaw
Larry Jones
Todd Dudash
Charles Gigants
Randolph Scruggs
Rex Hersey

If you know of other men that may be interested in joining, please give them materials which are in the Usher Room in back of St. Charles church and/or give them contacts of Mike at 321-277-5933 or Jerry at 407-435-8634 or Kenny at 407-538-5135
Keep Christ in Christmas - 2019
Council 5150 will begin selling Keep Christ in Christmas car magnets at the upcoming Christmas Party. Please consider buying one to give as an early Christmas present to your family and friends, and remind all of the Meaning of the Season !
Proceeds will go to Seminarian Fund
Message from Grand Knight:

Vivat Jesus Brothers !

What a wonderful month November was, as we were truly blessed to welcome 9 new members to Council 5150 in our First Degree ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th. We had the "Pro Degree Team" from St. Francis, who volunteered to bring their talents to our Council for the night. It was a wonderful evening and it is so nice to have new members to share new ideas and enthusiasm to our Council's future. Thanks be to God first, and to all the many Brothers that helped recruit these candidates as well as prepared the Knights Hall and a wonderful dinner for the attendees. There are so many to thank, but I will highlight the work of Past Knights Kenny Polster as well as Jerry Brady, Ed Conklin and Richard Brown. They were so active in the recruiting and planning of this event and I am so very grateful.

October was a busy month for the items listed above in the newsletter, but I also want to make note of the Knights Citizenship Essay Contest, of which the schools of St. Charles, St. Andrews and Bishop Moore had great participation. We had nearly 50 entries to the contest, and Council 5150 will be awarding cash gift cards and KOC Certificates to essays that were judged to be Best of School and to the Overall first, second and third place winners. Interestingly, there were two separate judging (scoring) sessions for these awards, which was performed by professional and independent teachers. As it turned out there were different candidates that won Best Of School and Best Overall and all three schools were represented in the Best Overall. Although I was somewhat surprised by the outcome, I think it all worked out for the best, as our Council will have the opportunity to reward a total of 5 different candidates for their fine efforts at this contest.

With our calendar year quickly coming to an end, we take time to celebrate 2019 and all that the Council has accomplished at our upcoming Christmas Party. We look forward to the possibility of seeing many of our past members visit for the festivities. Perhaps...we may even have a surprise guest or two. You never know, and I am not telling! Got to come to the party to see who that may be! For another cliffhanger, we will be announcing the Knight of the Month for December at the Christmas Party, instead of the Council meeting. This is to show the importance of this individual to our Council. Whom might that be ????? Come to the party to find out! Look forward to seeing you!!!

But.....before that, we have Thanksgiving. I am sure you will agree that we all have so much to be thankful for. I know it is a busy time for all of us, but please consider taking some time to assist in the set-up for the Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Andrews, which will be Wednesday evening starting at 6pm ( I know that conflicts with the St. Charles Pie Social....but if you can't make one event, consider going to the other) and help serve Thanksgiving lunch starting at noon on Thanksgiving Day. This will be at the St. Andrews meeting/kitchen hall and will help the needy of the community.

I sincerely wish all of our Knight Brothers, and their families, a most blessed Thanksgiving Holiday and a truly wonderful Christmas Season. Remember to Keep Christ in your Holidays and please stay safe.

Gratefully,
Michael Forster, GK