Knights of Columbus Council 6419
P. O. Box 22927 Knights of Columbus 6419 Volume 23, Issue 9
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71903-2292
Officers & Directors 2010-11
Grand Knight……………...Dennis Bosch
Financial Secretary……….Joseph Dierks
Deputy Grand Knight…….Newton White
Hot Springs N.P., AR 71901
PERMIT NO. 6
Hot Springs Council 6419
Recorder…………………...Charles Cook Hot Springs, Arkansas 71903-2292
Treasurer…………………..Zack Nehus www.hotspringsknights.org
Lecturer…………………….James Reiter Return Service Requested Hans Slam-Dunks a Winner Once Again Grand Knight’s Report
Inside Guard………………..Tom Gilleran
Outside Guard……………...Bill Thompson
With sports metaphors out of control, we re- It‟s not a lock box if it‟s not locked! I was
port that the Hans (Purkott) has served up three at Reiter Hall this past week to leave some
TRUSTEES consecutive aces with the third annual council items for the Knights of Columbus District
Three-Year………………..Rick Sands golf tournament for the benefit of St. John‟s Meeting held August 20. I had to use the keys
School (80%) and Council 6419 (20%). That is in the lock box since I had left mine at home.
to say, with the help of his power team of volunteers, he hit another Much to my shocked surprise, the 4-digit access code was still
APPOINTED home run in spite of the fact that the net proceeds fell about $1200 visible on the key pad. I am not sure who had used the keys
Membership Chairman……...Conrad Stein from last year. The prize money on the other hand was far more last; but when using them, be certain that you reset the combi-
Retention Chairman…...…….Joe Kanopsic
Program Director…...………..John Andrews
than last year—approximately $7000. Add that to the great time nation to all zeroes.
Family Director…..………… .Mark Layton that everyone had and you have a knock-out punch. Then, the day before the District Meeting, I returned to
Church Director………..…….Todd Shiver Altogether, there were 24 teams (95 players) and 16 volunteer Giompoletti Hall and discovered that one of the two air condi-
Youth Director……………… Paul Ruckstuhl contributors, who helped with a variety of tasks, including Joe tioning units had been left on following the Fourth Degree
Council Director………….….Doug Shackleford
Pro-Life Director….…….. ….Doug Hall
Giompoletti’s fabulous breakfast and lunch. Breakfast offered pan- meeting the night before. All of us must be careful that lights
Outreach Chairman………....Jim Reiter cakes with sausage, and lunch served up barbecue beef and pork as and air-conditioning are turned off when we leave the building.
Publicity……………………..Doug Shackleford well as ribs. Thanks to all of the players and the volunteers for their Our largest utility cost is electricity.
Grounds Care……………….Lennie Didier support of this fund-raiser for St. John‟s School. The council also Fourteen down and ten to go! No! I am not summarizing a
Bldg. Rentals………………..Richard Smith
Bar Manager………………...Richard Smith
expresses its gratitude to those Hot Springs Village knights who football game but counting the months until my 24-month term
joined in with us to support St. John‟s School. They shared equally as Grand Knight is finished. The Grand Knight‟s job requires
in this undertaking. And a huge thank-you goes to the many who far more time than I had realized when I accepted this position.
joined in as sponsors to the tune of $700 (Diamond Sponsors), $300 I was clueless about how much time is demanded.
Pray for the Peace of Jeru- (Gold Sponsors), or $100 (Silver Sponsors), contributions that often August is a slow month but not without activities. Our Dis-
salem: May they prosper were in the form of gift packages rather than cash. Without their trict 10 deputy, Ed Miller, held a meeting at our hall on Satur-
support, the efforts could not have succeeded. Please note who day, August 20. Twenty-one members of the four councils
who love you. these sponsors are and give them your frequent patronage. See making up our district attended. Mena, Benton, Hot Springs
Psalm 122:6 insert page. Village, and our council comprise District 10. Zack Nehus,
In spite of the reduced proceeds from last year, we are still able Hans Purkott, and I attended as well as providing sandwiches
Office: 501-915-0313 to contribute $5300 for the school and, with dinner profits added in, for lunch. Missing from our council were Joe Dierks (playing
about $2800 for the council. Not bad for a morning‟s fun. From the in the council-sponsored golf tourney), Newton White (in Ma-
$7000 prize money, all 24 teams received prizes. In addition, each drid for the Catholic World Youth Day) and Program Director
Randy Schnoebelen golfer received a $50 gift certificate to redeem with 100thingsto- John Andrews. The major item discussed was the 2012 state
FIELD AGENT buy.com. With the best score from a participating priest, Father awards. Our council goal is to do a better job of documenting
AR Insurance Lic #299098 P. O. Box 8790
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Hot Springs, AR 71910 Bill Elser, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, won a $45 gift certificate our numerous activities so that we can present a better account-
from Outback Steakhouse. The ladies on Stephanie Nehus’ team, ing of our activities at the state awards next April. A meeting
with the best ladies‟ score, all will to start our data collection was held late in August. More on
Knight Shift is published monthly be treated to massages at Quapaw that subject next month and all through our council year. State
by Knights of Columbus Bath House. The team of Brian awards applications are submitted in late April so you will hear
Hot Springs Council 6419 Gehrki, with an unbelievable score more on this every month.
Editor, Jim Lockwood
of 56, took the first place prize. In Our third annual golf outing for St. John‟s School was held
addition, the Gehrki team took the $100 prize in the skin game. Saturday, August 27 at DeGray Lake Golf Course. (See Chair-
With a score of 62, the Dan Murphy team—all from the Village— man Hans Purkott’s article in opposite column.)
came in second. (I hope they feel somewhat better following the September will likely be an even slower council month than
shellacking that the Villagers took from the Hot Springs knights in August. The Labor Day flag raising at Calvary Cemetery will
the Knights‟ Cup Tourney earlier in the summer.) be at 7 a.m. September 5.
Again, my grateful thanks to all who supported our efforts in one The last item for September is the handling of the Our Lady
way or another. I would like to have suggestions for improving this of Guadalupe image that will pass through Hot Springs. The
annual event, including your opinion of the DeGray State Park golf original plan was for our participation to be in October, a very
course./Hans Purkott, Chairman busy month for our council. The pilgrimage of the image
through District 10 begins in early September, but we will be
the last council to receive our copy of the painting. Most coun-
cils arrange a ceremony at each parish, which is our plan.
….continued, p. 2
Grand Knight’s Report, continued Fr. West to Begin Monthly Knight Shift Column Sponsors
Tony Torres will chair this event. Father James West, pastor of St. John‟s Church, has agreed to Joe & Sandra Cenac Paul & Evelyn Enderlin
The council meeting this month will be September 8, and provide for us a monthly article, beginning in October. We are Rick & Pam Dwyer Carol Ecklund Joe & Debbie Van Hout Tony & Diane Pollock Harold Hager
the Fourth Degree meeting the following Thursday, Septem- fortunate to have his contributions to our newsletter and, in ad-
ber 15. In my absence Deputy Grand Knight Newton White vance, express our gratitude for his sharing articles on or related to Scott & Sessie Hrdlicka Audrey McDonald Merlin & Vida Ratzlaff Bob & Ethel Kness Marge Knoth
will lead the council meeting. Chris and I will be in Europe our faith. In the meantime….. Dennis & Chris Bosch George & Sue Marshall Bill & Pam MacSorley John & Denise Steinhaus Wanda Eckhart
from September 5 till October 5. Later in the month we will
meet the Lockwoods and the Dierks in Florence followed by “The World Needs the Church”—from the closing pages Zack & Stephanie Nehus Wally & Lucy Marroy Joe & Agnes Petruk Hugh & Pat Truesdale Ray & Rose Kukuk
a second week in Rome, where we are arranging to attend a of Matthew Kelly‟s book Rediscovering Catholicism, pp. 309-310 Mike & Mary Schnaufer, Sr. Bob & Sandy Kortenber Mark & Stephanie Layton Dick & Jackie Smith Beverly Priest
Papal Mass and audience./Dennis Bosch, Grand Knight “…..it seems the only acceptable prejudice in this hyper- Frank & Sarah Maxwell John & Millie Connell Gil & Karen Gibbons Jack & Carol Andrews Isabelle Peregrin
sensitive, politically correct, modern climate, is to be anti-
October Rummage Sale Update Catholic. This prejudice is growing and growing, as it is subtly Joe & Mildred Giompoletti Julian & Kay Post Charles & Carole Cook Stan & Gwen DeGruccio Val Poe
With the charity rummage sale looming just nurtured by the arts and the media, and furthered by the way pre- Newton & Linda White* Don & Rose Pullen Paul & Lee Myers Dennis & Sue Wood Leonard Buchholz
six weeks off, our donation collections continue vailing philosophies undermine Catholicism.
at a fairly steady pace. At this point, we espe- In the midst of the obviously anti-Catholic environment that Bill & Dawn Thompson Earl & DeDe Robbins Don and Elizabeth Sass Joe & Betty Harrison
cially need glassware, including sets of our culture has created, it is easy to overlook some fundamental Bill & Marilyn Wavering David & Darla Myers Lou & Vi Kosarek Ed & Lorraine McManus
dishes, flatware, costume jewelry, linens and bedding, and and practical realities. The world needs the Church today more
tools/garage items. All other usual items are encouraged. than ever before. In a modern schema where people are becoming Randy & Marty Schnoebelen Larry & Sandy Stamps Larry & Diane Nieman Tom & Barbara Gilleran
Presently we have some interesting specialty items which more self-absorbed and completely fixated on the fulfillment of Jim & Frankie DeGeorge Rick & Pam Dwyer Joe & Jayne Dierks Joe & Peggy Palmere
are open to purchase now. We have two nice hospital-type their own selfish desires, the Church is only going to be needed
beds (motorized) with mattresses, a large Craftsman metal more and more. Mike & Nancy Schnaufer, Jr. Hans & Ilse Purkott Vali Talbot Barron Jim & Martha Lockwood
lathe with cutting tools, and 160-plus beautiful collector plates The Catholic Church feeds more people, clothes more people,
from such artists as Norman Rockwell, Bessie Gutmann, Edna houses more people, and educates more people than any other or- From Our Insurance Agent
Hibel, and Donald Zolan. Many of these ganization in the world. And when the modern media and the September Birthdays Pray for our Sick
Please pray for the following council mem- “Not Another Salesman!
sell on eBay for handsome prices. Often secular culture have finished tearing down the Church as best they WAIT, He‟s One of Us”
the plates are in series such as a “Mother can, let me ask you, who then will take our place? Who will feed 2 Charles Antonini bers, wives/relatives, and council friends who September os Life Insurance Awareness Month. To
Goose” series and a “Gone with the Wind” the hungry? Who will clothe the naked? Who will visit the lonely 3 Martin Derbonne struggle with health problems: Msgr. Gaston help educate consumers about the need for and value
series. We will sell at a great bargain. Pic- and imprisoned? Who will house the homeless? Who will com- Hebert, Stephen Stoddard, Valerie Poe, Fr. of adequate life insurance protection, the Life Insur-
tured here is a “Little Boy Blue” plate that fort the sick and dying? Who will educate the masses? 3 Raymond Mace John Burkus. Fr. Mark Wood (son of Dennis ance Market Research Association (LIMRA) has pub-
goes with plates for “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “Little The world needs the Church…...The Church may be massively 5 Louis Turala and Sue Wood), Fr. Bill Thomas, Barbara lished the following five facts. These statistics are
Jack Horner,” and “A Tisket, a Tasket.” To see any of these unappreciated and woefully persecuted, but we must press on all Gilleran, Dorothy Rowley, Bob Fiedler, Dea- certainly worth considering.
items, call Jim at 501-525-7022. the same. After all, that is always the way it has been. Jesus did- 9 Jack Andrews
con Dave Briselden, Rose Mary Pultz, Ruth Fact 1: Nearly 75 percent of North Americans
n‟t promise an easy way. He promised that we would be ridiculed, 12 George Sanders agree that life insurance is the best way to protect
Footnotes—Fourth Degree persecuted, and unappreciated as he himself was, but that we Heithaus (Kansas. Husband Kenn a former
The Fourth Degree Assembly met at Giompoletti would nonetheless experience joy and fullness of life. 14 Jack Connell council member), Rick Sands, Morgan against premature death of the primary wage earner.
Anderson (Raymond Mace’s niece), Conrad Fact 2: Twenty-four million households have no
Hall on August 18 for its monthly meeting. Joe We should try not to forget that when Jesus was on the cross, life insurance protection at all. Almost one-third of
Giompoletti, in giving a preview of the Fourth Degree he didn‟t turn to the man next to him and say, „You did the crime, 14 Mike Schnaufer, Jr. Stein, Pam Dwyer, Frankie DeGeorge,
adults have no life insurance protection.
Christmas Dinner, served tender prime rib dinners with now pay the price.‟ No, he offered him a better life. That is the Jolene Sharkey, Jim Maguire, Ed McManus, Fact 3: Forty-four percent of all households ei-
salad, garlic toast, and blackberry cobbler. Delicious! responsibility that now falls to our shoulders as followers of Jesus. 15 Wally Marroy Earl and DeDe Robbins, George and Sue ther don‟t own life insurance and believe they should,
Joe proved his culinary expertise once again on Saturday, The mission of the Church is to offer people a better life. ` 20 Reid Hilton Marshall, Mary Ellen Kagel, Laura Mazzia, or own life insurance and believe they need more.
August 28, with a fine breakfast and lunch for the golfers and The key word is „offer‟. The Church doesn‟t force people to do Karen Gibbons (surgery soon), and Rose- Among those who already own some life insurance, 40
volunteer helpers at the third annual Council Golf Tourney. things. The Church is a lover who comes to propose to the be- 20 Julian Post mary Pultz. percent believe they don‟t have enough.
The entire event was a great success. Congratulations to all loved. The Church proposes to you a certain course of action for 23 David Evans Fact 4: One-Fourth of primary wage earners feel
involved, especially to Chairman Hans and to Chef Joe. certain situations. The church proposed to you and me a certain that they do not have a plan in place to provide a de-
Our bi-monthly social meeting will be September 15. For- way of life. And each of us, like the beloved who is proposed to, 27 Rick Dwyer cent standard of living for their family if they died
mer Faithful Navigator Bill Wavering will host this event. must accept the proposal or turn down the proposal. But, whatever 29 Jerry Hawley September Calendar
tomorrow. Twelve percent of families would immedi-
The restaurant will be announced later./Don Sass, F.N. our decision, we must live with that decision forever.” 5 Labor Day Flag Raising, ately have trouble meeting everyday living expenses
30 Mark Palmer Calvary Cemetery, 7 a.m. and another 15 percent would have difficulty keeping
Conrad Stein Now at Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab Hot Springs Knights Well Represented up after several months.
Following his extended hospitalization at St. Joseph‟s at “A Taste of Faith” Fund-Raiser for Seminarians 8 Officers Meeting, Giompoletti Hall,
6:00 p.m. Fact 5: People would like to discuss life insurance
Mercy Center, Brother Conrad Stein is now undergoing reha- Sixteen knights from Council 6419, most with with a qualified professional agent. They believe
bilitation at the new Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, located their wives, enjoyed a beautifully served dinner ear- Seven Sponsor Spaces
Available 8 Council Meeting, Giompoletti Hall, that buying life insurance is an important and complex
at 121 Pittman Road just off Airport Road (Hwy. 70West). lier this month at Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Ap- 7:30 p.m. financial decision. Half find it difficult to decide how
It‟s directly across from Airport Road Small Engine. Conrad proximately 350 guests from around the state were present for this Help offset the cost
of printing Knight Shift 15 Fourth Degree Social Meeting, much to buy, and 43 percent worry about making the
enjoys visitors but points out that his busy schedule with ther- fund-raiser to help support our present 33 seminarians, 30 of them wrong decision.
apy makes evenings and weekends the best times for visits. present at the dinner and three of them delivering powerful by purchasing a $10 (a 6:30. Place to be named
As a qualified professional agent, I‟d like to meet
Enter the building at the side entrance. He is in room 201. speeches. Three are in Mexico in the seminary. The event gen- year) sponsor space at with you in your home, at your convenience. I‟ll work
His cell number is 321-1361. Conrad appears stronger now. erated over $150,000 in donations. the top of this page.
with you to make sure your family is protected. As a
Keep him in your prayers. Those in attendance from our Hot Springs council were Bob Send check to Treas- October Knight Shift to be Delayed
brother knight you can trust, I‟ll take the stress and
urer Zack Nehus at the The October Knight Shift will be several days
Fiedler, Bill Thompson, Don Sass, Larry Stamps, Jim Lock- worry out of the buying decision.
address shown on this late. Your editor will be sampling choice red
Flag Raising Set for Labor Day wood, Joe Cenac, Joe Harrison, Dennis Bosch, Dennis Wood, A Brother Knight helping you and your loved ones!
Council members will report to Calvary newsletter. wines in Florence and Rome. Back October 2.
Newton White, Bob Standridge, Bob Kortenber, Hugh Trues- I‟m at 501-204-9486. Call me—let‟s talk.
Cemetery, 7 a.m., Monday, September 5 to dale, John Steinhaus, George Sanders (himself a seminarian), Randy Schnoebelen, FICF
raise flags, commemorating Labor Day. Coffee and donut and Wally Marroy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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