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Council Calendar and Newsletter for February 2019

February 5: Council Meeting at 7:30 PM
February 12: Columbian Club Meeting at 7:00 PM
February 19: Council Meeting at 7:30 PM
February 26: Council Officers Meeting at 7:00 PM

 

Do You Remember Why You Joined
The KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS?

 

-Council #3548 will have its annual “VALENTINE’S DINNER” and
“DANCE” on Saturday, February 9,2019. 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Held at the Main Hall on 211 W. Government Ave.
On the Menu: Steamship Round, Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables,
Salad, Rolls, and Dessert.
BYOB OK (setups included) and Beer will available for purchase.
Dinner music will be provided by the
NPS STROLLING SILVER STRINGS.
This year we will also have after dinner dancing. Music provided by
DJ Steve Duke.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Bar or by contacting
Jim Miller at (757)409-8664
Open to all (guests welcome)
Again, please try to attend. It will be a fun-filled evening.
Proceeds To Benefit Kovar.

 

-We will have our street cleaning of W.Government Ave. on
Saturday, February 9 at 9:00 AM. If you can lend a helping
hand it would be greatly appreciated. It should take less
than a hour.
(Editors Note: I have been informed that this weekend has
been cancelled because of the expected cold weather. At this
time, it has been rescheduled for the weekend of March 23—J R}

 

-Our Council is again a participant in the Norfolk Emergency
Shelter Team (NEST). This is a service which partners with the
Homeless Active & Responsive Team (HART) and provides meals and
shelter to homeless single adults during the winter months. NEST
is a coalition of churches and charitable organizations and provides
the services on a rotating basis.

GK Jim Miller and Advocate Cooper Joynes cooking up hamburgers
and hotdogs in our kitchen.
Participants chowing down in the Holy Trinity Churchs’ cafeteria

 

-Our greatest gratitude is extended to the ladies of LOTKA for their
participation in this years NEST program. Helping the homeless with
food and shelter in the facilities of Holy Trinity Church was nothing
less than invaluable. It was a memorable effort for our community.

 

Council Calendar and Newsletter for January 2019

January 8: Columbian Club Meeting at 7:00 PM
January 15: Council Meeting at 7:30 PM
January 29: Council Officers Meeting at 7:00 PM

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE GRAND KNIGHT:
-Brothers,
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that your New Year
is starting off well.
I just wrapped up my first six months as your Grand Knight.
It has been very rewarding and challenging. My main concern for
this council is the lack of support and dedication that is needed
to continue our legacy.
With April rapidly approaching and the election of Officers to
follow, the need for volunteers to step up and become involved as
an Officer is very important. Most pressing, is the position of
Grand Knight. Without a dedicated and sincere “leader” Council 3548
will cease to exist.
Please take some time and reflect on your involvement and consider
a position as an Officer. Expecting everyone else to do the work,
means the work wont’t get done.
Paying your dues and staying current is commendable, but that’s not
enough to sustain the council. We have a mission of assisting the
needy and less fortunate. We can only achieve that if we continue to
raise funds with profit-making functions and that takes time,
dedication, and manpower.
Remember and reflect on our motto and why you joined the Knights.
CHARITY, UNITY, and FRATERNITY.
With a concentrated effort of getting more involved, we can continue
our mission.
God bless you all and your families.
-Sincerely,
Jim Miller
Grand Knight

 

From the Grand Night:
-I would like to relay some information about an organization that
has a most worthy cause. It is called the
PAUL STEFAN FOUNDATION of OUR LADY of GUADALUPE
located in Locust Grove, Va.
It is a regional maternity housing and educational center for women
and their children. This facility offers women who are pregnant and
are considering an abortion a viable alternative. It is staffed by
professionals and and trained volunteers. We, as Knights, are in
strict agreement with type of effort and charity. The center operates
on donations by concerned individuals and organizations and is tax
deductible. If any members would like more information or to donate,
it can be done at
http://www.paulstephanhome.org
e-mail: admin@paulstefanhome.org
Please mention Council #3548 with your inquiry or donation.
Thank You,
Jim Miller
Grand Knight

 

Council Calendar for December 2018

December 4: Council Meeting at 7:30 PM
December 11: Columbian Club Meeting at 7:00 PM
December 18: Council Meeting at 7:30 PM
December 25: Council Officers Meeting cancelled
——–Merry Christmas——–

 

FROM THE GRAND KNIGHT
-I would like to wish all Brothers and their families a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jim Miller

 

FROM THE GRAND KNIGHT
-Thanks to everyone who came out to make our Holiday Party a
success. A very special thanks to PGN Jerry Carmody, his family,
and all the crew for all their hard work preparing a delicious
brisket dinner with all the fixings. What a wonderful time everyone
had listening to the holiday sounds of the Hampton Roads Metro Band.
(a 50 piece orchestra). If you missed it, you missed a GREAT TIME.
Our next major function will be the Valentines Program on February 9,
2019. This year we will be adding DJ music for dancing after dinner.
The Norfolk Public Schools Strolling Silver Strings will be performing
during dinner. Please mark your calendars now.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Jim Miller
Grand Knight
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOUR COUNCIL

 

-KICKOFF THE HOLIDAYS–Saturday, December 1, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Smoked Beef Brisket Dinner held at the main dining room.
Includes salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and dessert.
BYOB OK. Also, beer and wine will be available for sale.
FANTASTIC HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT
provided by the Hampton Roads Metro Band (a 50 piece orchestra).
Tickets are $18 and may be purchased in advance at the Bar or from
any council officer. They will also be available at the door on the
night of the event.
Suggested attire–dressy casual.
This will be a most enjoyable evening and a great deal for the
price. Hope to see you all there.

 

-Brother Ed Fiorella will have his famous Italian Sausage Night
on December 4 after the Council Meeting. The complimentary delight
will be served on rolls with peppers and onions. It’s an annual event
we all look forward to and an opportunity for many members to attend
an official business meeting.

 

DISTRICTS #1 AND #4 KNIGHTHOOD DEGREE EXEMPLIFICATION NOTIFICATION
Brothers,
-Districts #1 and #4 will host a Knighthood (Third) Degree
Exemplification on Thursday, December 13 at the facility of
Fr. Robert B. Kealey Council #3548, 211 W.Government Ave.,
Norfolk, Va. 23503
The Degree will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Candidates should arrive
beginning at 6:15 PM and no later than 6:40 PM. Attire for
candidates and observers is coat and tie

 

-LOTKA will be hosting their annual Kids Christmas Party
on December 9 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the main hall.
Santa will be there and along with all the great volunteers
it will be a fun filled afternoon for the kids. All are welcomed
to attend.

 

Night Out with Your Sweet

Thanks to all that worked and all that participated. Everyone had a great night and the KOVAR event was a huge success.”

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Children’s Christmas Party

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Knights Christmas Party

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