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OASIS KNIGHTLINE Charity Unity Fraternity Knights of Columbus Patriotism Council 4828 - Fallon, Nevada Spring 2010 Volume 11, Issue 3 2009/2010 Officers Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Dinner Roland Encarnacion Grand Knight Council 4828 held our annual St. Patrick’s Day for sending out all of the letters requesting the raffle (775) 423-7133 Corned Beef Dinner on Saturday, 13 March, at prizes, last fall. Richard Cordova Moiola Hall. This year’s dinner was well attended, Proceeds from the dinner ticket and beverage sales Deputy Grand Knight with approximately 150 people in attendance. As came to approximately $1770, which was just (775) 867-2928 usual, everyone in attendance enjoyed a delicious slightly less than last year. After expenses, our Brad Jackson meal and had a good time visiting with one another overall profit was about $1040. The Council will Chancellor and reminiscing about old times. (775) 423-8714 put these proceeds to good use in support of our As in other recent years, door prize raffle tickets various charitable works. Jim Shurtliff were also sold and drawings were held throughout Financial Secretary Thanks to Br. Pat Laca and to Br. Marty Maffi, who (775) 423-6911 the night for various prizes, including dinners for were this year’s event chairmen. Thanks also to all two, hotel rooms, etc., which had been donated by Doug Lynch of the Br. Knights and everyone else who served as various restaurants, hotels, and casinos throughout Treasurer cooks, waiters, and bartenders and who helped with (775) 423-4203 northwestern Nevada. The raffle proceeds totaled set-up/tear-down, ticket sales, etc. This event could $529, which will go toward our annual scholarship Matt Louie not be possible without all of your help. Special fund and to support our Council’s seminarian, Teo Recorder thanks also to the youth members of this year’s (775) 217-2665 Rojas, through the RSVP program. Special thanks, Confirmation Class, who came to help out in the once again, to Br. Tom Lukas and his wife, Carolyn, Rob Davis kitchen and serve the guests. Advocate (775) 867-3482 Pat Laca Knights of Columbus wins Pledge of Lecturer (775) 423-2436 Allegiance case in Federal Appeals Court Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds constitutionality of "under God" in Pledge Phil Sabatino ________________________________________________________________________________________ Warden (775) 867-4223 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 11, 2010) -- The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the words "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance "do not violate the Establishment Clause" of the First James Barry Amendment to the Constitution. Inside Guard (775) 217-0348 The Knights of Columbus led the campaign to add the words "under God" to the Pledge in the early 1950s, and the Richard Gerten trial court agreed to allow the Knights of Columbus to join the present case as defendants when it was originally Outside Guard filed in 2005. (775) 428-2899 "This decision is a victory for common sense," Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said. "It is also a welcome Cliff Cramer reversal of the Ninth Circuit's 2002 decision in a similar case that was ultimately thrown out by the Supreme Court Trustee for 1-Years on technical grounds. Today, the Court got it absolutely right: recitation of the Pledge is a patriotic exercise, not a (775) 423-5376 religious prayer. Best of all, the Court said that the words 'under God' add a 'note of importance which a Pledge to Dennis Kathrein our Nation ought to have and which in our culture ceremonial references to God arouse.' Every reasonable person Trustee for 2-Years knows that, and today's decision is a breath of fresh air from a court system that has too often seemed to be almost (775) 867-3476 allergic to public references to God. This is a very good day for America," Anderson concluded. Marty Maffi In today's ruling, the Court noted that, "Among the 'self-evident truths' the Framers believed was the concept that all Trustee for 3-Year people are entitled to certain inalienable rights given to them by the 'Laws of Nature and Nature's God' and that the (775) 423-6820 purpose of government should be to "secure those rights.'" Such beliefs provide the context in which the words of Bob Greer the Pledge must be understood, the Court said. District Deputy (775) 423-6782 The Knights of Columbus and several individual Knights and their families were defendant-intervenors in the case, and the court's 2-1 decision incorporates many of the arguments presented to the Court by The Becket Fund for Joe Melancon Religious Liberty, a public interest law firm that represented the Knights in the case. Oral arguments before the Insurance Agent Ninth Circuit panel had been heard in December 2007. Other defendants in the case included the United States (775) 427-5281 or (775) 423-9281 government and a Sacramento-area school district. Council Birthdays and Anniversaries Knights Celebrating Birthdays: June Norine Arciniega, Elizabeth Cardone, Donna Dericco, Mary Erquiaga, April Carolyn Lukas, Bernadette Nelson, and Jeanette Paras Marlon Clark, Rob Davis, Heriberto “Eddie” Delgado, John Gallagher, Todd Goss, Steve Maffi, Eugene Paras, Joe Serna, Gordon Southfield Couples Celebrating Anniversaries: May April Scott Aulner, Rev. James MT Connolly, Gary Enos, Victor Manuel Festin, Wayne and Ellen Crooks, Carl and Terri Defilippi, Frank and Phyllis Fuller, and Henry Trujillo John and Starlene Hanifan, Alan and Kieran Kalt, Edward and Elizabeth June Louie, and Frank and Shirley Noski Keith Boone, Gary Butori, Virgil Getto, Tony Guillen, Trinidad Guillen, May William Hillery, Gary Laca, Matt Louie, Patrick Robbins, Rev. David O Leo and Edna Beyer, Lowell and Sherry Black, Ron and Morita Cherry, Travers, and Henry Wnuk Bernard and Lillian Condon, Castor and Angelita Delosreyes, Rick and Sharon Oswald, Jim and Monica Shurtliff, Vern and Laura Ulrich, and Spouse's Celebrating Birthdays: Apollo and Prima Vaz April June Rosalie Goss, Ann Heying, Laura MacDowell, Kelley Melancon, and Judy Robert and Paula Achurra, Clifford and Candy Cramer, Ronald and Scherr Mickey Flores, Gary and Susan Imelli, and Joseph and Kelley Melancon May Brenda Boone, Margaret Davis, Nancy Gerten, Maria Keener, Mary Lou Special congratulations go to Br. Frank and Phyllis Fuller who celebrated Maffi, Karen Riordan, Colleen Sabatino, Helen Simms, and Josephine their 60th wedding anniversary on April 9th. Thanks for being such a great Wiersma example to the Sacrament of Matrimony. CONGRATULATIONS!!! NOTE: If we have missed any birthdays or anniversaries, please accept our apologies. Corrections should be provided to our Financial Secretary so he can update the council's records Upcoming Events Date Event Where / When 24 April Steak Social (Rescheduled for 22 May) n/a 30 April-2 May State Council Annual Convention (100th Anniversary) Reno, NV / All Day 1 May Living Rosary Prayer Service St. Patrick’s Church / 9:00 AM 5 May Meeting / Nomination of Officers Moiola Hall / 7:30 PM 9 May Mother’s Day Tribute St. Patrick’s Church/ Sunday Masses 16 May Graduating Senior’s Mass and Breakfast St. Patrick’s and Elks / 8:00 AM and following 19 May Meeting Moiola Hall / 7:30 PM 22 May Steak Social (Knights and Ladies only) Moiola Hall / 6:00 PM 28-30 May Memorial Day Weekend / K of C Flags at Cemetery Fallon Cemetery on 28 May / 6:30 PM 30 May Corporate Communion St. Patrick’s Church / 8:00 AM Mass 2 June Meeting / Election of Officers Moiola Hall / 7:30 PM 5 June Living Rosary Prayer Service St. Patrick’s Church / 9:00 AM 16 June Meeting Moiola Hall / 7:30 PM 19 June Parish Blood Drive Moiola Hall / All Day 3 July Living Rosary Prayer Service St. Patrick’s Church / 9:00 AM 4 July Independence Day Enjoy our Nation’s Birthday 7 July Meeting Moiola Hall / 7:30 PM New Third Degree and First Degree Members Three members of Council 4828 attended their Council 4828 hosted a Regional 1st Degree 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplification Ceremonies in Exemplification Ceremony on 21 April. We had Reno on 17 April. Congratulations to Brothers hoped to initiate members from several Gary Butori, Gordon Southfield, and Matt Maffi councils, but it turned out that we only had on achieving full knighthood in the Order. one candidate from our own Council who was Brothers Dennis Kathrein and Marty Maffi able to attend. Congratulations to Br. Ted accompanied them to the ceremonies. Balash on becoming a knight and welcome to the Order. Making a Difference for Life – Insurance News Knights of Columbus - Protecting Families for Generations KC Fraternal Benefits....."Where you have Ownership"!!! Br. Joe Melancon, FIC License: NV - #680570 CA - #OG87473 Address: PO Box 5160, Fallon, NV 89407 Phone: (775) 427-5281, Fax: (775) 423-9281 EMAIL: email@example.com "It is a strange anomaly that men should be careful to insure their houses, their ships, and their merchandise, and yet neglect to insure their lives; surely the most important of all to their families and more subject to loss." - Benjamin Franklin Knights of Columbus insurance has been “Making a Difference for Life” for more I am happy to meet with you – at your convenience and in your home – to than 120 years. Since our founding in 1882, our primary mission has been to explain in detail the benefits of opening a Knights of Columbus IRA, ROTH- protect families against the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner. IRA of tax differed annuity, along with the benefits of our top-rated Life Today we do this, and help families secure their financial futures, through our top- Insurance and Long Term Care Insurance plans. rated portfolio of life insurance, long term care insurance and annuity products. Let us begin "Making a Difference for Life" in yours. Contact your Field Agent As you ponder all the things that may not work out as you proceed toward today. retirement, think about one thing you can do to help yourself – opening a Knights of Columbus annuity. It‟s reasonably priced ($300 to start), guaranteed, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- and controlled by someone you trust – you! New Field Agent – Joe Melancon To contact me with regards to any of your insurance needs, please call me at Council 4828 and several other councils in northern Nevada have a new field 775-427-5281 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. agent. Br. Joe Melancon, from our own council, has taken on a new career path as Fraternally, Your Brother and Field Agent, a Knights of Columbus Insurance Field Agent. Joe Melancon If you are not currently an insurance member, or if you are an insurance member NEW MEMBERS, ASK ABOUT OUR NEW MEMBER ANNUITY PLAN!!! and would simply like to review your current policies for possible changes or adjustments, please get in touch with Br. Joe. Also, don‟t forget about the annuity -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- and long-term care plans that are now offered by the Knights of Columbus. April Article Br. Joe would be more than happy to talk to you about6 all of the products that the FRATERNAL YEAR – STAR COUNCIL Knights have to offer. He can be reached by calling him at the numbers or EMAIL address listed above. Now is the time to be looking ahead and taking stock of attaining your council‟s --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coveted Star Council Award Goals. The June 30, 2010 deadline will come quickly enough. I will help you in any way I can to meet those goals for the March Article 2009-2010 Fraternal year. I‟m certainly committed to helping on the insurance side, but I‟ll be glad to help on the membership side as well. “TAX DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER” If you know an eligible Catholic man who might be interested in joining the April 15 - tax day - is right around the corner. It‟s become popular this time of Order (and who among us doesn‟t), he‟s probably just waiting to be asked. I can year to encourage the opening of an IRA, ROTH-IRA or similar retirement help you, either by approaching him myself, or by “coaching” you – transferring annuity, or the depositing of additional funds into an existing account, as a tax sales skills that you can use to recruit him and other prospects. As always, I‟m savings vehicle. A secondary approach is to tout the rate of interest that money in at your service. one of these accounts can earn. Let me join the chorus of folks encouraging you to open or add funds to an annuity, but for a different reason. Let‟s continue our momentum for attaining those goals and objectives that are so critical to the growth of your council: Recruitment, Insurance members and Certainly, contributing money to Knights of Columbus IRA annuity will allow council activities. you to save some money on your income tax return. And our annuities do pay a very competitive interest rate, consistent with our primary goal of absolute safety With all of us working together, our fraternal leaders and our professional field of principal. Opening or adding to an annuity for these reasons, however, strikes force, we can help the Order to continue to grow and obtain the Coveted Start me as taking a short-term view of a product that is designed to provide long-term Council Award. security. How much security? How does a guaranteed retirement income that you cannot outlive – sound to you? I‟m at (775) 427-5281 or email@example.com. Call me – let‟s talk. Here at the Knights of Columbus, you can open a retirement annuity for as little as Fraternally, $300. Consistent and disciplined savings placed into that annuity over time can Joe Melancon, FIC guarantee you an income at retirement that you cannot outlive. That guarantee – My Mission: Provide every Catholic man the opportunity to create a Legacy and along with the fact that no one has ever lost money left in a Knights of Columbus a Financial Lifeboat for his family and his passion. annuity (remember – absolute safety of principal), really will provide you with peace of mind. Annual Membership Dues in Arrears At this time, we still have 18 members who still have not submitted their 2010 membership dues, which were due at the beginning of January. “Second Notice” letters were forwarded several weeks ago and the “Knight Alert” notices will be prepared and forwarded within the next couple of weeks. For reference, regular membership dues are $30.00 and Honorary member dues are $10.00. In addition, there was also a $2.00 assessment for the Supreme Council’s “Culture of Life” fund and a $5.00 optional fee to support the Nevada State Council’s 365-Club fund. Remember that your membership is important to the Council and to the Order, but we cannot afford to “carry” members because we incur annual charges from both the State and Supreme Councils on a per-capita basis. Paying these fees out of other member’s dues or from other Council funds reduces the amount of charitable functions we can support. Therefore, If you are one of the members who have not yet paid your dues, please submit them to the Financial Secretary, immediately. If you are having financial difficulty, please let us know so that other arrangements can be made. Also, if you haven’t forwarded your annual membership questionnaire with any applicable updates to your address, phone numbers, EMAIL address, etc. to the Financial Secretary, please do so right away. It is very important that we maintain accurate data in our local membership records and also through the State and Supreme Councils. Council Tidbits Adult Steak Social - Council 4828’s annual Adult Steak Social that was Fraternal Survey Results - The Council’s annual Report of Fraternal scheduled for 24 April has been rescheduled for 22 May. It will be Service was submitted to the Supreme Office on 31 January. Our totals held at Moiola Hall, beginning at 6:00 pm. The event is for Knights were as follows: and their Ladies only, so please mark your calendars and plan to 23 Regular Meetings attend. 6 Socials ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 29 Special Meetings/Gatherings (includes our Living Rosaries) Living Rosary Prayer Services - Br. Knights are reminded that $16,340 Fraternal Activity Expenses Council 4828 is still sponsoring monthly Living Rosary prayer services $1,490 Charitable Church Activities at St. Patrick’s in Fallon. These services are peaceful, prayerful $3,891 Charitable Community Activities recitations of the Rosary, to pray for an end to abortion and for the $1,066 Charitable Youth Activities support of life in all stages. Services are typically held at 9:00 a.m. on 737 Visits to the Sick (623) and Bereaved (143) the First Saturdays of each month. There is also a similar prayer 19 Blood Donations service in Reno, across from the abortion clinic, at the same time, 8,882 Hours of Community Service (Church - 3602, Community - each month. All Brother Knights and parish members are 1982, Youth - 2229, Habitat for Humanity – 51, and Misc. - encouraged to bring their families and support these important prayer 1018) services. If you have any questions, or want more information, 1717 Hours of Fraternal Service (Sick and disabled members and their families) contact Br. Jeff Scholz at 423-4771 or Br. Jim Shurtliff at 423-6911. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The overall results for the Fraternal Service hours (the last four categories) Nevada State Convention – The Nevada State Council is celebrating are based on reports from only 49 of our 120 members who responded to its 100th Anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, they are this year’s survey, which equates to only about 40% of our membership. hosting this year’s annual State Convention and Year-End Meeting. It Although this was an increase from last year’s response, we can still do will be held in Reno at the Grand Sierra Resort, on 30 April 30 better. Remember that this is the one, single survey that represents what through 2 May. Having the Convention this close to Fallon is certainly the Knights of Columbus are all about. Just think what kind of totals the an opportunity that all local Br. Knights should take advantage of, so Supreme Council could report each year if 100% of all Br. Knights, from make your plans to attend at least some portion of it. Council 4828 every single Council were to respond to the survey!!! Everyone, no matter will be hosting a hospitality room on Friday evening at the hotel. You who you are, does at least some small amount of charitable work each year, can contact Tom Lukas or Bob Greer for further information. so if you did not respond this year, please start tracking your charitable ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ activities for the current year so you will be ready to fill out next year’s Rummage Sale – Council 4828 will be hosting a rummage sale at survey when it arrives. We need a response from 100% of our Moiola Hall on June 12-13. Please start gathering up any items that membership. Even if your totals are minimal, we still need your response, you would like to donate and also talk to your friends, neighbors, co- because even small amounts of charitable work add up. workers, and fellow parishioners about donating items, as well (no ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- clothing items). For more information contact Brothers Tom Lukas or New Members Needed - There are always many new faces in our parish Bob Greer. and many of these men have probably never been asked to join our Order. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Both our Council and the Order depend on recruiting new members, so Filipino Night – On January 23rd, Council 4828 held a special all Brother Knights are encouraged to take the initiative to ask another Filipino Night and potluck dinner for our Br. Knights and their Catholic gentleman to join the Knights of Columbus. families. The event was well attended and was a great success. Special ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- thanks go to Br. Ben Leynes and all of the other Br. Knights and their On-line Data Access - If you have access to the internet and/or EMAIL spouses who helped prepare the various Filipino dishes and made this and haven’t yet provided the Council with your EMAIL address, please event such a great success. forward it to the Financial Secretary as soon as possible. He has been ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ sending out routine EMAILs with prayer requests and tidbits of other Blood Drive – Council 4828 sponsored a parish Blood Drive at information for the past few years, and you are missing out. In addition, Moiola Hall on 17 April and collected 28 useable units of blood. The use of EMAIL notification for certain announcements and reminders Council would like to thank Br. Pat Laca for chairing this event, once helps the council save money in copying and mailing fees. Your again. We will be hosting another follow-on blood drive on 19 June. cooperation would be greatly appreciated. Submit your address to FS Shurtliff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Addresses will only be used for official Knights of Columbus business. Recent Passing of Brother Knights It is with deep sorrow that Council 4828 Brother Gregorio "Greg" Rabina passed away on Sunday, April 11th. Br. Rabina was must report that two of our Brother 77 years old. He was initiated into the Knights of Columbus, through Fallon Council Knights have recently passed away: 4828, in March of 1989 and went through his 2nd and 3rd Degrees a month later, in April. He joined the 4th Degree in March of 1997 and was an active member of Father Brother Walter P. "Scotty" Scott, Jr. passed Sauveur “Sam” Dominique Tambourin Assembly away on Sunday, February 21st. Br. Scott 2739 in Fallon. Br. Greg served in various Council was 69 years old. He joined the Knights of positions and offices, including Chancellor and Columbus in March of 1966 and went Deputy Grand Knight. He was also a member of the through his 2nd and 3rd Degrees the 4th Degree Color Corps and served in various following June. Although he dropped out Assembly positions, as well. Please pray for the of the Order for a period of time, he was Readmitted in July of 1985 and repose of Br. Greg's soul and also for his family. joined the 4th Degree in March of 1986. Br. Walter was a member of Fallon Council 4828 and of Father Sauveur “Sam” Dominique Tambourin Both of these members will be greatly missed by our Assembly 2739. Please pray for the repose of Br. Scott's soul and also for Council, by our Parish, and by their families and his wife, Ruth and their family. friends. In Memoriam - a Short Year Later It has been a year since Br. Guy Regan was killed in an automobile accident when a drunk driver swerved into his lane on US-50 near Sand Mountain. The accident happened on March 9, 2009 and shortly thereafter, Br. Guy‟s co-workers from Northrop-Grumman and Chugach erected a memorial marker on the hillside above the location of the accident. It reads “A Great Guy . . . Guy Regan.” This year, Br. Guy‟s sister contacted Br. Pat Laca and asked if he could arrange to have some flowers placed at the memorial. Br. Pat agreed, so Br. Guy‟s sister forwarded some funds for the flowers. Please pray for the repose of Br. Guy‟s soul and for his family. Also pray for the repose of Br. Al Facha‟s soul. Br. Al also passed away just over a year ago, on March 11th. Tidbits From Br. Tom Lukas YARD SALE - YARD SALE - YARD SALE: Brothers, Council 4828 will once again be having a spring yard sale on June 12th and 13th at Moiola Hall. There will be a notice in the church bulletin, starting in April, to get the word out to our parishioners. Bring this subject up with your friends and co-workers as an opportunity for them to do some easy spring cleaning. Volunteer to come and get the items they wish to get rid of as soon as possible. My garage will be available starting in April for storage but use what space you have, also. This is a great fundraiser for our council, with good, clean, Knight labor as our only investment. Please remember these rules: No spouses, no pets, no clothes, and all items must be in usable condition, as is. We do not want to sell anything that is broken or can injure anyone. Any questions, or if you need help, please call me at 427-1751. Thanks, Tom Lukas. Knights of Columbus Sign: Brothers, how is your attention to detail skills? Have you noticed the NEW Knights of Columbus sign that is displayed with the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church sign on the Chamber of Commerce display boards as you come into town? Check it out. Lenten Fish Fry: Brother Knights, if you attended the first Friday of Lent’s Stations of the Cross and then the dinner, afterward, you know how great this event went over with the parish. If you didn’t, guys, we scored “big time” with fish sticks, French fries and coleslaw for “free” to all who attended. I have received many compliments on the quality of the food and, even more, on how great the change was from soup. Now the other parish groups are jumping on our idea to change their menu and all have been a big hit. Best of all, the attendance at the Stations of the Cross has really gone up. Feed them and they will come. Next year the menu will be???? Pro-Life News (Extracted from the Supreme Council Web-Site) Majority of Americans, and Nearly 6 in 10 Young Adults, View Abortion as Morally Wrong 56% of all Americans and 58% of those 18-29 years old say abortion „morally wrong (1/21/10) - On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court‟s decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, a new survey shows a strong majority of Americans believe abortion to be “morally wrong." “Millennials” (those 18-29) consider abortion to be “morally wrong” even more (58%) than Baby Boomers (those 45-64) (51%). Generation X (those 30-44) are similar to Millennials (60% see abortion as “morally wrong”). More than 6 in 10 of the Greatest Generation (those 65+) feel the same. The most recent Knights of Columbus – Marist survey – conducted in late December and early January – is the latest in a series of such surveys commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and conducted by Marist Institute for Public Opinion. In October of 2008 and July of 2009, the survey has been tracking an increasing trend toward the pro-life position – a trend confirmed by Gallup and Pew surveys in mid-2009. “Americans of all ages – and younger people in even greater numbers than their parents – see abortion as something morally wrong,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “America has turned a corner and is embracing life – and in doing so is embracing a future they – and all of us – can be proud of.” He added: “Advances in technology, show clearly – and ever more clearly – that an unborn child is completely a human being. That, coupled with the large number of Americans who know one of the many people who has been negatively affected by abortion are certainly two of the reasons that Americans are increasingly uncomfortable with Roe v. Wade‟s legacy of abortion, and with abortion generally. The majority of Americans now understand that abortion has consequences, and that those consequences are not good.” The question on abortion was part of a larger survey, which will be released in the next several days. Knights a Big Part of Annual March for Life in Washington (1/22/10) - Heavy overnight rain finally tapered off just as Washington‟s annual March for Life began on January 22, 2010. Thousands of members of the Knights of Columbus, young and old alike, were among those who listened to speakers at a rally preceding the march on the Mall. Supreme Secretary Donald Kehoe led everyone in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and provided exciting news about a new Knights of Columbus/Marist College Opinion Poll. Although many of the marchers came from states along the Atlantic coast, Knights from throughout the Midwest were also well represented. The Indiana state council organized a group of more than 200 Knights and family members for this year‟s march, and Ohio, Michigan and other Midwestern states were represented as well. According to the Washington Examiner newspaper, unofficial estimates of the size of the crowd at the March ranged from 250,000 to 400,000 and perhaps the largest crowd ever. The West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco drew an estimated 40,000 participants, who braved a hard, steady rain to publicly witness to their opposition to abortion. Some Words from Our District Deputy 18 March, 2010 Hello to all my Brother Knights. It’s been a busy month, or so, for District #3, but the true highlight was this year’s Basketball shoot. Both Fallon and Winnemucca held shootouts and both councils had four shooters qualify to the regional shoot held at Bishop Manogue High School on February 27th. Out of the eight kids from District #3, three actually made it to qualify for the State competition; all three are from Winnemucca Council. I would like to congratulate all of the kids who participated throughout our district and say how gratifying it was to be involved in this event this year. I would just like to encourage each council and each Knight to get involved next year. As our Columbian year winds down this year, the recruitment numbers throughout the State are down, so I would like to encourage each Knight throughout District #3 to pay attention in Mass and ask a member of our Parishes to join the Knights of Columbus. The Worthy State Deputy is requesting each council to hold a First Degree each month for the rest of this Columbian year. This cannot be accomplished without candidates, so please approach potential Knights and ask them to join our Order. Then be prepared to answer any questions they might have . . . and don’t forget to give them a Form 100. As the District Deputy, I take a lot of pleasure in “plugging” our field agents. I would encourage each Knight to set up a meeting with their field agent to discuss your family’s insurance requirements. All of our field agents are true professionals, who are also Knights, and their sole purpose is to ensure that each Knight’s family is taken care of, on that day that we all will meet. Remember from your First Degree, we know not when, how, or where, but we will each have that day. How will you leave your loved ones? Please schedule a meeting with your field agent. The State Convention will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno this year, during the 1st weekend of May. It will be an excellent opportunity to renew friendships from throughout the State and to make new friends, so I encourage everyone who can to attend. The annual banquet on Saturday is a true social event which the ladies really enjoy, plus it gives them the opportunity to dress up and be shown off. This year’s convention will be a very busy one with a new State Deputy being voted in and all of the State Offices up for election. Please contact me at email@example.com or call me at 427-3570 with any questions you may have. Vivat Jesus District Deputy #3 Bob Greer The Last Word - Grand Knight’s Corner Brother Knights, Year. We had plenty of good candidates to choose from but, unfortunately, we can only send one candidate’s Time sure goes fast here. It is already spring and, of name for each award. course, Easter is now behind us. Our Friday evening Stations of the Cross sure helped to remind us about Lent We also have an election of Council Officers coming up. and to prepare us for Easter. We need some not only good, but outstanding, members Anyway, we are well into the second half of our to become officers. Someone who will work hard, Columbian Year now, too. So far we have been very someone who has dedication, and someone who can lead busy. We started off with our Parish Christmas Party in us to a better year. I ask the Council, that whoever we December and special thanks go to Gary Laca and Gary elect to be an officer of our council, let’s give them our Imelli. Then, in January, we had the Filipino Dinner and best effort in supporting them, because, without your thanks go to Ben Leynes, Greg Rabina (who has since support our council is not going anywhere. We must all passed away), and Gene Paras. In March, we had our work together to make our Council better than any other annual Corned Beef Dinner and thanks go to Pat Laca and Council. Martin Maffi. Of course all these three events were very successful because of everyone who helped to make them My last call to you is to let us bring in more new possible and I thank each one of you for donating your members. We have to try harder, we need to look to our time and effort to make these such memorable events. good Catholic friends, neighbors, and co workers and ask them to join us, the Knights of Columbus, in our effort to We still have a few more events coming up before this help the community, to help those unwed mothers to Columbian Year ends. The State convention is coming up have their babies instead of having an abortion, to help on April 30th through May 2nd. It will be held in Reno at our handicapped, to help our priests in their vocations, the Grand Sierra Resort. Our Council will be hosting a and, of course, through of our insurance program, to help hospitality room on Friday evening at the Grand Sierra our own members to secure their financial security. Resort. Contact Tom Lukas for further information. I do encourage you all to come and have some fun. Also for Vivat Jesus, the State Convention, I am proud to announce to you Ron Encarnacion that our Council nominated Pat Laca for our Knight of the Grand Knight Year and Jim Shurtliff and his family for our Family of the The next edition of the Oasis Knightline will be published in late June or early July. If you have an idea for an article, please submit it to FS Jim Shurtliff at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 4712 Benson Lane, Fallon, NV 89406 or send them to the Council’s address at PO Box 2545, Fallon, NV 89407. Submittals should be received by June 15th for inclusion in the newsletter. Photos (regular or digital) are welcome, too. Articles, photos, and/or suggestions for the Council’s web site are also welcome.
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