Risen Savior Missions: Come & Learn March 23

Our Lecturers program on Thursday, March 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm will be Gerald Krosnowski representing Risen Savior Missions, where Jerry and his wife Barbara are serving as President. They have a heart for mission work and have been doing it since 1967 when they lived in Detroit, Michigan. But, decades of helping people in third-world countries did not prepare them for what they would discover in the Philippines 10 years ago.

They are members of Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville where Jerry is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Through a partnership with Feed My Starving Children, they were able to ship 100,000 meals to the Philippines after returning home from the Philippines. That was the start of a ministry they named Risen Savior Missions. They kept sending larger amounts of food every year, and to date have sent more than 56 million meals to Philippines.

They have gotten one of the villages Jerry visited on his first trip out of poverty, and are working to do the same across the country. They also work to educate and catechize the people they feed, and help villages become self-sustaining. Jerry tells a very interesting story of the support that is needed and how much progress they’ve made already. Please come and hear a very interesting presentation. You’ll be glad that you did.

The Lecturers program will be after our short meeting, approximately 8:00 p.m. Members, spouses and/or significant others and guests are welcome for our Lecturers programs. After our program we will go upstairs to the lounge for socializing, treats and refreshments.

February Speaker Is KC State Deputy

Our Lecturers program on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm will be State Deputy Bob Penas.  His motto for this year is “Let your Actions Evangelize” during this year of enhanced Domestic Church requirements to qualify for the Columbian Award and the Star Council Award.

State Deputy Penas is serving in his 6th year as a State Officer of the Minnesota Knights of Columbus.  He has served as Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, District Deputy and State Program Director.  Bob and his wife Peni are the Co-Editors of the State Knightly News.  They have 3 children, 2 adults and 1 in high school.

We are fortunate to have him as our guest speaker with his heavy travel schedule as State Deputy.

The Lecturers program will be after our short meeting, approximately 8:00 p.m. Members, spouses and/or significant others and guests are welcome for our Lecturers programs. After our program we will go upstairs to the lounge for socializing, treats and refreshments.

January Speaker Wrap-Up

Brother Knights,
We were fortunate to have Supreme Membership Program Consultant Pat Maloney
and State Treasurer David Whatmuff at our Insurance Agent Lecturer Program January 26, 2017.

Our thanks to them for their time and sharing their thoughts.

L-R: State Treasurer David Whatmuff, GK
Manuel Leon, Lecturer Speaker General Agent Lloyd Cybart, Lecturer Program
Chair Orville Fillbrandt and Supreme Membership Program Consultant Pat Maloney.

Lecturer Speaker General Agent Lloyd Cybart

Sharpen Our Recruiting Skills

Brother Knights,

Supreme Representative Patrick Maloney, Supreme Membership Program Consultant, will present Teaching us How To Recruit at St. Huberts Catholic Church in Chanhassen on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9:00 am. All officers and interested members should attend this important training session. There will be another training session in Owatonna on Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30 pm.

All officers are encouraged to attend at least one of the sessions. The other sessions are further away–see attached information.

Orville Fillbrandt will be leaving at 8::40 am on Saturday if anyone wants to ride with me to Chanhassen. Please let me know if interested in a ride and I will stop by the KofC Hall to pick you up. I have an appointment at 7:30 am so can’t be there before 8:40.

Please call or email me if you have any questions or comments.

January Speaker in 2 Weeks

Our Lecturers program on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm will be Lloyd Cybart, the Knights of Columbus General Agent for the seven county metro area, where he oversees 14 Knights of Columbus Field Agents, to which position he was promoted to in 2011. The Cybart Agency was the top Knights of Columbus agency in Minnesota in 2012. Lloyd has been recognized as Agent of the Year for 2007, protecting KofC Families with over 10 Million Dollars of Volume in 2008, and Top Knights of Columbus Membership Recruiter in 2009.

He served in the Minnesota State House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006 where he earned the distinction of Guardian of Small Business and was also recognized for his work providing for our troops and law enforcement. Lloyd Cybart is a 20 year Military Veteran serving as a Military Policeman in the Air Force. His duty assignments ranged from Central America to the Arctic Circle with three tours in Europe and a real remote assignment, Minot, North Dakota. His last assignment brought him to Minnesota as a First Sergeant. His decorations included two Meritorious Service Medals, Two Accommodation Medals, and One Achievement Medal, along with many other Military Distinctions. Lloyd retired from the Air Force in 2001.

Lloyd credits all his accomplishment to his wife of 30 years who he says without her support and encouragement, none of this would have been possible. Lloyd and Hieke have four great kids, one who is a member of the Knights. Lloyd should have a very interesting presentation to us about the Knights of Columbus products that are available.

The Lecturers program will be after our short meeting, approximately 8:00 p.m. Members, spouses and/or significant others and guests are welcome for our Lecturers programs. After our program we will go upstairs to the lounge for socializing, treats and refreshments.

NOTE: MEMBERS OF THE STATE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND. LET’S MAKE SURE MARIAN COUNCIL HAS GOOD REPRESENTATION.