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.

The Guys Who Made It Happen

4 of the the guys:
(l-r) Ralph Bartolotta, Brad Riebel, Jim Scheib and John Jakala

The ‘it” is the 2017 District Free Throw.  It happened this past Saturday at Holy Angels.

We had 10 Volunteers from the Bloomington council work the event from 8-9:30 am.
Tom Mantel, John Jakala,
Jim Breifeller, Ralph Bartolotta,
Jim Scheib, Brad Riebel,
Ned O’Doherty, Manuel Leon
and Patrick and Peggy Nelson.

District Free Throw Winners

Worthy Officers and Council Members of Bloomington/Richfield council #3827.,
Thank you for your councils cooperation and participating in this years Basketball Free Throw Competition. This is truly a Great event for the Knights of Columbus councils around the country to shine brightly as an organization spreading the Love of Family. With the families of the competitors in the stands supporting their child, brother or sister in the competition it is a very fun event to help out at.
We really need to spread the word of this Competition to other councils to participate in and at the same time to spread the word of the competition to more youth in the city to participate.
Council #3827 had 2 competitors go on to Regional now.
The names are,
Josiah Sorenson 13 years old,
Judah Sorenson, 9 years old,
and a second place Nate Cagley, 12 years old,
District #54 has  4 councils with 2 participating with the District Free Throw Competition on Saturday February 4, 2017
We have had better turn out for the District level but this must have been a busy Saturday for a lot of people.
We only had 5 competitors 1 girl and 4 boys (2 from Bloomington and 2 from Crystal) that came to the event.
Thank you for your continuous help.
Pat Nelson, District Deputy

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