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    KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS NEWSLETTERFATHER NICHOLAS RAUSCH OSB COUNCIL 1643

    SAINT FRANCIS of ASSISI ASSEMBLY 1183http://www.kofc1643.org

    Grand Knight:Darren E. Johnson253-709-4588darrenejohnson@comcast.net

    Chaplain:Fr. Pat McDermott

    Faithful Navigator:Karl Hoffman360-280-1240drkarlhoffman@comcast.net

    Faithful Friar:Fr. Lawrence Gosselin

    Fraternal Benefits Information:OUR FIELD AGENT IS MAT JOHNSON 1-253-328-3466 mathew.johnson@kofc.org

    General Agent Jarrod Roth in Bremerton at 1-360-475-0784Knights of Columbus Customer Service at 1-800-380-9995

    NOVEMBER 2014, ISSUE NO. 2014-11Knights of Columbus Newsletters are published monthly by Father NicholasRausch OSB Council 1643, 3420 78th Avenue SE, Olympia WA 98501-9403. It isdistributed to members of Knights of Columbus Father Nicholas Rausch OSBCouncil 1643. Postage is paid at Olympia, Washington.

    NEWSLETTER CO-EDITORS: Jim Pivec and Tom Brignole are the co-editors of our newsletter. Please send anyarticles for the newsletter to Jim or Tom by the 15th of the month. And let Jim or Tom know if you would like toreceive your newsletter in full color via email. Jims email address is jfpivec@gmail.com. Toms email address iskbrignole@yahoo.com. If you do not have email, Jims snail mail address is 2406 Dublin Drive NW Olympia WA98502-3443.

    CAN YOU PRAY FOR VOCATIONS FOR JUST ONE HOUR?Brother Knights,

    Father Jim Lee has requested that the Knights of Columbus pray for religious vocations atthe St. Joseph Adoration Chapel at the St. Michael Downtown Church for one or morehours per week.

    We have designated Sunday AM hours of 1AM, 2AM, or 3AM on November 2nd,9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th as our Knights of Columbus hours.

    Please call Tom Hruska at 360-561-5548 or e-mail hruska@wwdb.org to sign up for oneor more of the above hours. Thank You. God bless you and your family.

    STATE BULLETIN

    The Washington State Council of the Knights of Columbus publishes a monthly bulletin. For membersinterested in viewing this publication it is available at: http://www.kofc-wa.org/Bulletins/current.pdf

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    Grand Knights Message

    Brother Knights The month of September was abusy one for our Council,starting with the TootsieRoll drive, soccer challengeand Oktoberfest. We startwith the Tootsie Roll Drivethat is almost done exceptfor taking donations afterMass over the next twoweekend and closing the

    book on November 1st. Brothers, we have done itagain and beat last years numbers (awesome jobeveryone!) but a grand total will not be available untilour final two collections. Watch next monthsnewsletter for the grand totals. We need to thankTootsie Roll chairmen Ralph Marriott and Rob St.Clair for running this program for our Council thisyear and all the awesome captains. Great job guys!

    Next it was the soccer challenge and the wordchallenge is right. This program has struggled and weneed to rethink this program next year in order to tryto attract more kids to our event. If you want to beinvolved in the program next year or run it, pleasecontact me.

    Lets talk about our most awesome Oktoberfest ever.We had over 240 people show up for dinner and wehad 27 volunteers, including the awesome ladies fromSacred Hearts St Margarets Guild and our BrotherKnights, for the kitchen. Our hall board volunteeredto serve up and keep a watch on the beer and wine(some taste tasting was required but somebody had todo it!) and our resident chef and Sir Knight, KeithUnderwood, again did an outstanding job leading thevolunteers. Thanks Keith. The Smiling Scandinavianshad everyone smiling and dancing and our Germangift basket was won by the Steele family, so whocould ask for more? This event was a total successand from our profit, yes profit, we made a donation toSacred Heart and St. Margarets Guild. Awesomejob everyone!

    The holidays are rapidly approaching and we have theKCIC Christmas display at Pellegrinos in Tumwateron November 22nd (so please watch my weeklyreminder for more details). The Knights beforeChristmas in December start with packing the lights,decorations and all the accessories on the December5th or 6th (please watch emails or next monthsnewsletter for exact date and time) and we willdeliver the trees the morning of December 13th. I amlooking now for volunteers to be Santas helpers(sleigh is required however a pickup or van will workin a pinch). Some elves are needed to help Santadeliver all the Christmas cheer. If you have neverhelped with this program, you have no idea on whatyoure missing. This to me is the most rewardingprogram our Council has and this is my fourth yearrunning it. A soon as everything is delivered, Imalready planning the following years program. Ihope to see my Brother Knight, Squires and theirfamilies helping us make sure everyone in ourcommunity has a Merry Christmas.

    This fraternal year we are doing an awesome job; wehave bought in nine new members. We have also hadfive brothers transfer into our Council from otherCouncils. We have two membership drives comingup with the first one on Oct 26th at Sacred Heart andthe other one on November 16th at St Michaeldowntown. I will be looking for kitchen volunteers tohelp with our pancake breakfast, and this is a greatway for new members to get involved. Also watchfor an upcoming membership drive at St MichaelWestside in the very near future. I invite yourcomments and feedback on how you think things aregoing this fraternal year. My email address isdarrenejohnson@comcast.net, so please send me yourcomments.

    And PLEASE WEAR YOUR NAMETAG TOMASS BECAUSE PEOPLE DO NOTICE!

    God Bless,

    Darren E. Johnson, Grand Knight

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    FAITHFUL NAVIGATORS MESSAGE

    Dear Faithful Brother Knights, Our nextAssembly meeting will beThursday, October 23rd, at 6:30PM. We are in the final stages ofplanning for the VeteransAppreciation Dinner, to be heldSaturday, November 8th, at HallenHall. Social Begins Following the5 pm Mass with a steak dinnerserved at 7:00 pm. Tickets are$25.00 For Information andTickets Contact: Mike Colosi

    360-870-5597, or Phil Kelley. 360-970-6323. BlackTie or Business Attire.For the third year in a row, we will be going to see aTacoma Rainiers game, Friday, August 7th, 2015.This year the tickets will be only 11.50, and can bepurchased from either Brothers Jack Winslow orPhil Kelley. We have a lot of time before next July,so details to follow.

    Recruitment: In last months newsletter Idiscussed recruitment of new members to join thefirst degree and also encouraging them to advanceall the way to the fourth degree. We have a firstdegree every month, the next one being December1st. On Sunday Oct 26th there will be a PancakeBreakfast & Membership Drive after the 8 & 10 AMMasses at Sacred Heart. Contact WGK DarrenJohnson to volunteer to help. This is an area whereyou can step in and help, especially if you arentusually that active.

    A Fourth Degree Exemplification will be held onSaturday November 8, 2014 at Holy Family Parish,7300 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. Detailsfor the days activities include:

    Activity Time: Mass with Honor Guard 8:40AM, Registration 9:40 to 11:00 AM,Exemplification 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM,Ladies Program 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM,Public Knighting and Photographs 1:30 to2:00 PM, Social & Luncheon Banquet 2:00to 4:00 PM, Mass without Honor Guard 5:00PM

    MENU: The main course will be breast ofchicken, mixed vegetables, & brown rice.There will be a vegetarian entre available.The luncheon will commence at 2:00 PM.There will be a no-host bar. The cost of theluncheon is $25 per person.

    FEES: The exemplification fee for eachcandidate, except priests, is $70 as set by theSupreme Board of Directors. Included in thisfee is a social baldric and a Fourth Degreepin.

    The candidates registration payment, bycheck only, is to be made payable to theMASTER, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.Banquet tickets for wives or guests should bemade payable to CHARLES F MCLEANASSEMBLY #2621.

    Attire: MEN: Plain black tuxedo; whiteformal shirt with lay-down collar and flatpleats; black bow tie, tuxedo studs and cufflinks; black cummerbund; black formal dressshoes and socks. Military personnel maywear their uniform. Priests wear their normalclerical attire. Women know what to wear.

    Sponsors: You may pick up form 4s at our nextAssembly meeting. Please e-mail or call me withany questions. Lets get some of these eligible ThirdDegree members to move up!(

    Fraternally,

    Karl L. HoffmanFaithful Navigator360) 280-1240DrKarlHoffman@comcast.net

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    FOOD FOR FAMILIES HELP COMBAT HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY

    The Knights of Columbus is committed to ending hunger in our localcommunities by asking local councils to participate in the Orderwide Food forFamilies Program.

    Since 2012, the Knights of Columbus has donated over $2.7 million and 3.8million pounds of food to local food pantries, community food banks and soupkitchens. Our council is happy to participate in this program. We ask that everymember considers bringing a non-perishable food item to every councilmeeting, assembly meeting, and other event at Columbian Hall.

    Our goal is to collect at least 1,000 pounds of food by the end of January. Wewill distribute all the food collected to Thurston County Food Bank.

    WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST FIRST DEGREE MEMBERS

    Welcome to our three newest 1st degree members who completed their 1st degree exemplification onSeptember 29, 2014. From left to right in the picture above:

    o Ed Gavino Joe Heraldo Joe Schumacher

    Jeral (Jason) Shelton also joined our council as a 3rd degree member on September 29th. Brother KnightJason transferred to our council from council 2838 in Fayetteville NC.

    Please say hello to these new members of our counci