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June 2014

Grand Knight’s Message

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cannot believe that a whole year has passed since I became your grand knight. I am thankful that much has been accomplished during the past year, and it was only possible with your help and support. I am looking forward to another year that will hopefully surpass the previous one in every aspect. This past fraternal year we purged our rolls so that we were no longer supporting members who were not interested in participating as Knights of Columbus. While that is unfortunate, it was necessary to save money and to update our membership to current Knights. I am looking forward to us hosting a membership blitz soon so that we can add men to our membership who are available and willing to join in our efforts to continue to advance and enhance the Parish of St. Jean Vianney. If you know a Catholic gentleman in our parish who in your opinion would make a good Knight of Columbus, please ask him to consider membership. We will be happy to talk to him or any other candidate to give a little more insight as to what the Knights of Columbus is all about. Many of our regular activities and support of our usual charities were again a success. In addition we added several activities including our bus

trips to casinos outside of Baton Rouge. Both trips were a success and we were able to make money on each one. I intend to continue this effort of offering these trips as all of the feedback that I received was positive. Everyone who attended seemed to have fun and indicated that they would attend again in the future.

If you know a Catholic gentleman in our parish who in your opinion would make a good Knight . . .please invite him to join. I believe that if you pay dues, you have a right to know what is going on in your council. I have decided to initiate a monthly newsletter (this being the first under my tenure) to reach all members. I am requesting that each of you return the small form on the bottom of page 3 so that we know if you want the newsletter electronically via email, a paper copy via postal mail or both. Please be sure to include all of the info as requested on the form. Vivat Jesus!

Calendar June 12 – Business Meeting & Elections June 21 – ProLife Breakfast July 1 – Officer Meeting July 10 – Busness Meeting July 12 – Quarterly Communion/ Officer Installation/ Social

Rosary Schedule Before 4:00 pm Vigil Mass

June 14 – Bob June 21 – David June 28 – Tim July 5 – Brett July 12 – Floyd July 19 – Charles July 26 – Bernie August 2 – Shane

St.Jean Vianney Council 9247 | 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road | Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816


Fraternal Year Begins July 1st

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e look forward to a successful 2014-15 fraternal year that begins next month. There is always a need for fresh ideas and new blood so if you know of someone that you think would make a good active Knight, please get them to complete a form 100 or give us their info and we will make contact.

You will be getting an invoice very soon (week of 6/16) and I ask that you pay promptly. Doing so saves us on postage and supplies as well as man hours.

As you may remember, we have moved our KC 9247 membership year from a calendar year to the fraternal year in order to facilitate the State Council’s retention initiatives (members who are delinquent in paying their dues will be contacted by the State Retention Committee members to try to retain the member). Our dues remain $45 per year starting on July 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2015.

David Himel 17442 General Forrest Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70817

If you care to pay before invoices are sent out, please send a check made out to KC 9247 and mail it to me:

Please include your email address and your wedding date and town/city you were married in. Thank you for your support of our council and the good work that your council does for the school, church, and community.

Please Attend the Next Business Meeting on Thursday, June 12, 2014!!

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St.Jean Vianney Council 9247 | 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road | Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816


Nominations for 2014–2015 Officers Chaplin Grand Knight Deputy Grand Knight Chancellor Recorder Financial Secretary Treasurer Lecturer Advocate Warden Inside Guard Outside Guard Trustee 3 Year Trustee 2 Year Trustee 1 Year

Fr. Tom Ranzino Floyd Sones Brett Cormier Joy D ’Cruz Shane Boudreaux James La Bauve David Himel Vince Whittington Charles Barbre Tim Cummings Shane Boudreaux James La Bauve Terry Rozas Darryl Baker Dennis Mistretta Bernie Roberts Bob Hand Calvin Esnault

Charity Unity Fraternity Patriotism

How Do You Want Your Newsletter? We want all of our Brothers informed. It is my intention to send a newsletter our either electronically or in the mail or both. How do you prefer yours? Please send us the form below so that we will know and honor your preference, or email the information as below. We will mail newsletters to you until we hear what you prefer. Name ___________________________________________

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Please mail or email your information to: Floyd Sones, GK David Himel, FS 1256 Sarah Avenue 17442 General Forrest Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Baton Rouge, LA 70817 fsones@cox.net DAVIDEHIM@aol.com St.Jean Vianney Council 9247 | 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road | Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

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Knights of Columbus Council 9247

2013–2014 Officers Chaplin Grand Knight Deputy Grand Knight Chancellor Recorder Financial Secretary Treasurer Lecturer Advocate Warden Inside Guard Outside Guard Trustee 3 Year Trustee 2 Year Trustee 1 Year

Fr. Tom Ranzino Floyd Sones Brett Cormier Joy D ’Cruz Charles Barbre David Himel Vince Whittington Charles Barbre Tim Cummings Darrell Baker Joe Wiltz Jules LaBauve, Sr. Calvin Esnault Bernie Roberts Bob Hand

Knights of Columbus Council 9247 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816

Newsletter June 2014