January 2005 by gjjur4356


									                     January 2005
                Volume 5, Issue 05

Council Birthday & Anniversary 6

Deputy Grand Knight               4
Perry Haakman

Grand Knight                      3
Michael Curry

Manitoba State News               5
State Deputy report along with
other State Program reports

Prayer Corner                     3
Brother Knights to keep in your

Spiritual Message                 3
Various guest submissions

Upcoming Events                   4
Important event and program

     General Meeting
    January 4th, 2005
        @ 7:00 pm.
   Planning for the 50th
    Executive Council
Grand Knight
Michael Curry (Laurie)
Phone #667-0812
Email: lrcurry@shaw.ca
Deputy Grand Knight
Perry Haakman (Joan)
Phone #663-3382
Email: phaakman@mts.net
Brother Jorge Villegas OFM Cap
Phone #667-9580                                                                      130 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Financial Secretary                                                                            Phone: 237-4653
Peter Ahi (Paula)                                                                                 Fax: 231-2653
Roman Strawa (Cecelia)
Recording Secretary
Fred Knight
Stan Pogorzelec (Mary)
John Markmann                                                                                      DR. TOM MULHALL B Sc., Pharm. O.D.
Jim Karran (Isabel)
Guards                                                                                                    EYE CARE FOR YOUR EYES
Paulo Borges
Kevin Ohlman
Bill Johnston                                                                                844C McLeod Avenue                     Phone (204) 982-7600
                                                                                             Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 2T7             Fax (204) 661-4852
Dennis Rakar
James Baty (Mary)
Victor Mikolayenko (Christine)
Henry Burzynski (Bernadette)

                 Our Community Contacts
    ST. ALPHONSUS PARISH                                   Tel.        667-9580
    CAPUCHIN FRIARY                                        Fax:        661-4384
    Pastor Br. Jorge Villegas OFM Cap
    300 Donalda Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2K 1G7
    web: http://www.members.home.net/st.als.ministries
    email: st.als@shaw.ca
    MANITOBA STATE COUNCIL                                 Tel.        663-8022
    Knights of Columbus                                    Fax:        669-7947
    State Deputy
    301-210 Rue Masson, Saint-Boniface P. O. Box 69,
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 3B4
    email: mbstkc@sprint.ca
    ST. ALPHONSUS SCHOOL                                   Tel.        667-6271
    Principal Mr. John Cox                                 Fax:        663-4187
                                                                                                             61 Albert Street
    343 Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2K 1H2                                                                        ! !"#

Columbian Compass,
Newsletter for Knights of East Kildonan Council #4107                                                                        PHONE: (204) 642-7862
                                                                                                                                               FAX: (204)
Columbian Compass is published September through June, by the East Kildonan                                                                      EMAIL:
Council #4107, 300 Donalda Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2K 1G7, Internet: http://
The Columbian Compass welcomes submissions to be printed in this newsletter. If you
have a story that needs telling, or an experience to share, send your submissions to the
                                                                                                                 Robert Leiter, FIC
above address or via email: ekknight@mts.net. Deadline for submissions is the 3rd                                     FIELD AGENT
Monday of the month.
The East Kildonan Council is affiliated with the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church
located at the corner of Munroe Avenue and Brazier Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The
Council is grateful to the advertisers, whose support assists this publication to continue        AGENCY DEPARTMENT
bringing news to the people of the community.                                                 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS                      GIMLI, MB

                                MESSAGE FROM OUR GRAND KNIGHT
                                                                Michael Curry
                     Greetings Brother Knights,

                  I wish the membership all the best and
                  good health this new year. Our business
                  meeting this month is the kickoff for the
50th Anniversary. The meeting will be short and the real
business of the clean sweep will be undertaken.
All items in the upper deck in the hall belonging to the
Council will be moved to a permanent location at the Par-
ish Office. This new location will showcase Council
memorabilia and achieves for all to see. Please support
Bro Perry Haakman, DGK, who was able to secure this
valuable space, in coming out and assisting in this move.

Fraternally yours,
Mike Curry, GK..
Vivat Jesus.

                                                                           East Kildonan Council

             Spiritual Message                                      Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is
                                                                    not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Wil-
                       Notable Quotes                               liam Jennings Bryan

...Health is the Greatest of Human Blessings. Let food be your      Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy. Rabbi Abraham
medicine. Hippocrates                                               Heschel

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would liter-    Your work now is to find your fire and rekindle it - and then
ally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison                               to let it burn. Oprah Winfrey

I know God will not give me anything I cannot handle. I just        We also often add to our pain and suffering by being overly
wish He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa                      sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking
                                                                    things too personally. Dalai Lama
The miracle is this--the more we share, the more we have. Leo-
nard Nimoy                                                          The virtue of angels is that they cannot deteriorate; their flaw
                                                                    is that they cannot improve. Humanity's flaw is that we can
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help     deteriorate; but our virtue is that we can improve. Hasidic
them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolf-         saying
gang von Goethe
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma
The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up somebody else.
                                                                    Please remember these people in your prayers.
Mark Twain
It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we      Pope John Paul II
are accountable. Moliere
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is   Tony Perillo
to live twice. Marcus Valerius Martial                              Ed Yorski

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without
losing heart. Robert G. Ingersoll
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. Karl Barth

                                                                                                   Council Programs
                                    From the Office of Our                                       Program Director
                                    Deputy Grand Knight                                          Perry Haakman (Joan)
                                                                                                 Phone #663-3382
                    Greetings Brother Knights.                                                   Church Director
                                                                                                 Ralph Kraychuk (Trudy)
                    Well, our Christmas Season is just about over. Our Children’s Christ-        Phone #661-1521
                    mas Tree Party went very well with many compliments from those               Vocations Director
                    attending. Thank-you to all the brother knights who helped in the set-       Phone #
                    up, kitchen and serving of food and refreshments. Special thanks to
                                                                                                 Pro-Life Couple
Santa Claus, who took the time out of his busy schedule to attend the event and visit            Bill & Lisa Johnston
with all the children.                                                                           Phone #654-2208
The winners for the Keep Christ In Christmas Colouring Contest are as follows:                   Community Director
Group A: 1st—Amber Schaefer, 2nd—Faith Daza, 3rd—Bradley Borges.                                 Phone #
Group B: 1st—Ashton Kropla, 2nd—Crystal Zimmer, 3rd—Carlene Ferreira.                            Council Director
Group C: 1st—Jessica Burzynski, 2nd—Michael Jacinto, 3rd—Ancilla Mariae Lucas.                   Henry Burzynski (Bernadette)
                                                                                                 Phone #661-9376
Our Men’s Christmas Dinner was well attended as well. Everyone appeared to have
fun and no one walked away hungry. Thanks to the brother knights who helped with                 Family Director
the arrangements, set-up and help with the bar. And special thanks to Brother Ed                 Phone #
Plezia, who volunteered to be our music man for our next dinner.                                 Youth Director
                                                                                                 Paulo Borges
Now is the time to focus on our upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration. It will be held           Phone #793-8733
in October of 2005, to coincide with our first general meeting. The school and hall
                                                                                                 Public Relations (Newsletter)
have been booked and all we need to do is complete the planning.
                                                                                                 Henry Burzynski (Bernadette)
Anyone having photographs or memories they would like to share, please forward                   Phone #661-9376
them to Michael Curry, Henry Burzynski or myself. It would be nice to have a display             Membership Director
of our council’s history for all to see.                                                         Stan Pogorzelec
                                                                                                 Phone #668-8153
Peace and Love. Perry.
                                                                                                 Bingo Chair
                                                                                                 Jim Baty
                                                                                                 Phone #668-9889
                                                                                                 Pancake Breakfast (Scouts)
                               Upcoming Events                                                   Perry Haakman
                                                                                                 Phone #

    Saturday, January 1 @ 2:30 PM—NEW YEAR’S LEVEE to be held at the Legislative Build-          Children’s Christmas Tree
    ings.                                                                                        Perry Haakman
                                                                                                 Phone #
    Tuesday, January 4 @ 7:30 PM—COUNCIL GENERAL MEETING to be held in the St. Al’s
    Hall.                                                                                        Council Christmas Dinner
                                                                                                 Henry Burzynski
    Sunday, January 16—MEET THE KNIGHTS COFFEE SUNDAY.                                           Phone #661-9376
    Saturday, January 22—MAJOR DEGREE SPONSORED BY ST. EMILE COUNCIL #8221.                      Parish Picnic
    To be held at the St. Boniface Council Chambers located at 200 Masson. Contact Gilbert Du-   Phone #
    puis @ 253-2912 or Joseph Yuen @ 255-7760.
                                                                                                 Council 50th Anniversary
    Saturday, January 22—ICCD EARY BIRD DRAW HOSTED BY ST. EMILE COUNCIL                         (September 2005)
    #8221.                                                                                       Ed Plezia
                                                                                                 Phone #668-4544
    Wednesday, January 26 @ 7:30 PM—COUNCIL EXECUTIVE MEETING. To be held at the
    St. Alphonsus Friary.
    Tuesday, February 4 @ 7:30 PM—COUNCIL GENERAL MEETING. To be held in the St.
    Alphonsus Hall.
    THE PRAIRIE COUNCIL #5264. To be held at Mother Mary of the Church located at 85 Kirk-
    bridge Drive.
    Saturday, March 5—BASKETBALL FREE THROW. To be held at J. H. Bruns Collegiate
    located at 250 Lakewood Boulevard. Registration from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
    March 11-13—MANITOBA STATE CURLING BONSPEIL. Hosted by Portage la Prairie

                                                        Manitoba State News
                   Brother Knights,                                   all, it is Christmas. Grand Knights and Family Directors could
                    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year---           you please review your membership and select a family in
                    What a perfect peaceful time of the year!         your council who is deserving of the nomination for December
                    Christmas generates a time of reflection and      as the Family of the Month! All you have to do is fill out the
                    a time of birth. It is the only season which      form from the Family booklet and send it in to Supreme before
                    can still a war or any other form of violence.    January 15th 2005. There are so many deserving families who
                    Sometimes it does bring sadness to those          should be thanked for their contribution during this Christmas
who are less fortunate, but it gives us a chance to show them         Season. Imagine that their name could be selected at Su-
that "yes" we really do care about our fellow human beings and        preme and they would receive a beautiful statuette of the Holy
we do go out of our way to be positive. For me this time is "quiet    Family. What a Gift!
time" because the snow has covered all those boring job-jar           The other gift I would like for you to cherish is the gift of a new
jobs I did not get a chance to complete prior to the snowfall. No     member in your Council. Supreme has sent me a list of all the
sense uncovering what Mother Nature has dressed in white.             Councils who have not recruited a new member in the last
December has been a very rewarding month and we have not                           s
                                                                      month. Let' try to find someone in the Parish who will help the
dealt with the most prayerful time of the season yet. I said that     Council become recognized as an ACTIVE council. The rec-
the commercial part of Christmas had arrived when the Mid-term        ognition as an active council is awarded to the Council who
meeting unfolded. What a gift to have The Deputy Supreme              recruits at least one new member for the Month. What a pleas-
Knight and his wife visit us and celebrate the Eucharist in our       ant feeling it is for a State Deputy to know that every council in
own Basilica. It is very comforting to celebrate the presence of      his jurisdiction is an active Council! What a great feeling it
our Savior with members of our Fraternal Order-especially when        would be for the Grand Knight and the executive of the Coun-
they have come from so far. Thanks to all the District Deputies       cil to hear that you recruited a new member for the Council
for welcoming Jean Migneault to our meeting. Also, thanks to all      and that your council is known as an Active Council.
the members from the Councils who came to witness and to              May the Peace of our Christ Child be with you and your family
listen to Jean' words. I hope that you were pleased with the          as you celebrate the greatest gift ever to be bestowed upon
evening and that you were as inspired as the rest of us. Thanks       us. Gladys and I pray that everyone enjoys a blessed Christ-
to His Grace Emilius Goulet, l'abbe Jean-Louis Rocan, Rev. Fa-        mas and that the Peace of Our Blessed Savior remain with
ther Joseph Johnson, Rev. Father Pierre Wood, for concelebrat-        you always.
ing the Holy Eucharist and for Rev. Mr. Gerard Desrosiers and
Rev. Mr. Phillipe Le Quere for assisting. Thanks!                     Every Member Active; Every Council Active; Every Dis-
                                                                      trict Active; Five New Councils; 801+ new members; 50
Since great things come in three' there is something special          Round Tables; Ten Squire Circles---my dream!!!
that I would like to request from you my Brother Knights. After
                                                                      Vivat Jesus! John L. Talaga, State Deputy

                                                        State Chaplain Report
                    Brother Knights,                                  beautiful people, giving so generously, to make others happy
                                                                      at Christmas, Christ continues the work that he has started
                    In our haste to prepare ourselves for Christ-
                                                                      when he came to live amongst us, as one of us.
                    mas, we must take a break to meditate for a
                    while on the magnitude of the gift that our       But since Jesus is not visible anymore he needs your eyes
                    Heavenly Father has given to humanity in          and mine so that the blind may see, he needs your legs and
                    sending us his Son as our Savior.                 mine so that the lame may walk, he needs your heart and
                                                                      mine, your knowledge and mine, your expertise and mine so
If we only concentrate on what the media is feeding us, all our
                                                                      that the leper may be cleansed, he needs your ears and mine
attention will be given to wars, murders, violence and conflicts of
                                                                      so that the deaf may hear, he needs your hope and mine so
all kinds, and we will be inclined to ask ourselves: "Has He
                                                                      that the dead may be raised , and he needs your faith and
really come, the Savior of humanity, the Prince of peace, two
                                                                      mine so that the Good News may be brought to the poor who
thousand years ago?" Like John the Baptist, we might want to
turn to Jesus and ask him: "Are you the one who is to come, or        needs so much to hear it.
should we look for another?” (Matt. 11,3) And Jesus'answer
                                                                      Brother Knights, in all our projects, our motivation should al-
would be exactly the same as the one he gave to John' disci-
                                                                      ways be our faith in Christ. We are so right to do everything
ples: "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive
                                                                      we can to keep Christ in Christmas. Isn' he the very "raison
their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf
                                                                      d'être" of that celebration? But Christ must first of all be very
hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to
                                                                      alive in each one of us, so that everyone may see that,
them."(Matt. 11, 4-5).
                                                                      through us, he may continue the work he has started in our
Unfortunately, we spend so much time talking about evil that we       world some two-thousand years ago.
don' seem to find time to talk about all the good that is happen-
                                                                      I wish you and your families the most beautiful Christmas you
ing at the same time.
                                                                      have ever had. I am asking the Christ-Child to bless you and
Let us stop for a moment, to think about all the good deeds that      fill your hearts with peace and joy.
are being done during the Christmas season, and we will see
                                                                      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
that, with the coming of the Messiah, two thousand years ago,
the Kingdom of God has arrived amongst us. Through all these          Father Jean-Louis Rocan, State Chaplain

        Birthday Wishes                                                       ICCD Report
      Wedding Anniversaries                                          ICCD EARLY BIRD DRAW
Best wishes to our brother Knights celebrating their              SATURDAY, JANUARY 22nd, 2005
birthday in the month of January:
                                                            In order for your tickets to qualify for the
                        Julian Eier                                     Early Bird Draw,
                      Peter Robinson
                    Burton Mikolayenko                      they must be submitted IMMEDIATELY.
                     Harvey Halabuza
                       Michael Curry                               Only completely sold books will be accepted.
                     Perry Haakman
                      Thomas Senier                                     Contact Jim Karran @ 334-6409.
                       Harry Shalley
                     Louis Borgogelli
                     Marcel Brunette
                                                                   Financial Secretary Report
Congratulations to those celebrating their wedding anni-
versaries in the month of January.
                                                                     2005 MEMBERSHIP DUES
            Alicia & Miroslav Hondl (21 years)
           Marabeth & Robert Leblanc (35 years)                              $35.00
                                                                       Membership Dues for the
                                                                        2005 Columbian Year
                                                                       are now being accepted.

                                                             Consider this to be your first notice.
                                                                       You can send a cheque made out to:
                                                                      Knights of Columbus Council #4107

                                                                                FS. Br. Peter Ahi
                                                                              686 Roberta Avenue
                                                                              Winnipeg, Manitoba
                                                                                    R2K 0L1

                                                                                 (204) 661-4355

1442 Main Street
                             CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL
                                            Sir Thomas B. Cropo K.C.S.G.
Mike Sworyk
Managing Director

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