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Holy Spirit Council No. 11661 11300 W 103RD ST OVERLAND PARK KS 66214


Meeting Minutes of December 13, 2018

Call to Order: Grand Knight, Rick Trudell, called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.

Wardens Report: All were in possession of a valid membership card.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance: Led by the Grand Knight

Roll Call: Outside Guard was absent. Advocate, Chancellor, Treasurer, and Inside Guard were late due to early start time.

Attendance: Present: 24. Total Membership: 369

Approval of Minutes: The minutes from the November 8, 2018 meeting were approved.

Grand Knight’s Report

The Consecration to the Holy Family is on Dec 30. Supreme Council has requested that each council prepare and perform, with the approval of the parish priest, the Consecration to the Holy Family at each Mass on Dec. 30. There are numerous requirements set forth from Supreme in order to perform this. I read the letter to Fr. Ric. We will recommend this to be a topic for the next parish council meeting. We do not plan to do this this year but will try to do it next year. It is not required for Star Council but is required for the Columbian Award.

We have 3 new knights tonight, Justin Curtis (Claire), and Steve Maupin (Jayne) are brand new 1st degree knights. And Justin Bennett (Amy) is a transfer. Welcome guys!

Religious Education Raffle, we had no winners from our council this year, but we did receive a $375.00 rebate check for our participation.

Deputy Grand Knight

Rich Triola had no report.

Financial Reports


Tom Gaume reported:

Checking:    $20,491.70

Financial Secretary

The following bills were presented by Greg Miller and a motion to pay the bills was discussed and approved.

My apologies as the Recorder, but I lost my notes on the bills that were paid except for the following.

Donations were made to 4 seminarians and one sister, $500.00 each.

Thomas Maddock $500.00

Geoffrey Calvert $500.00

Danny Mauro        $500.00

Zack Harris         $500.00

Sister Mary of Jesus       $500.00

Priests’ Christmas gifts

Fr. Ric          $150.00

Fr. Alessadro         $150.00

Invoice from Guide Book Publishing $688.00

Lector’s Report

Michael McCray was absent but he gave us a short devotion through our Grand Knight, Rick.

St. Augustine said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in God.”




Justin Lillich had to leave but Chad mentioned some things in his absence. We had the November membership drive and will have another in May.

Church Director

Everitt Fritz, said the parish council meeting was cancelled due to weather. There is nothing to report.

Pro-Life Director

Dave Boone, the last 2 weekends of January will be LifeSaver Sundays and there will be a baby shower in January to raise awareness and to get much needed items for new mothers.

Vocations Director

Howard Hunter, no report.

Community Director

Tony O’Brien, no report.

Council Director

John Weber, Communion Mass and breakfast will be held on the 5th Sunday of December, the 30th .after the 9:00 Mass. Let John know via email or phone if you plan to attend. $10.00 per person, kids 12 and under are free. In September we had 76 and July we had 70 attend.

Youth Director

Don Watson said the CYO Free Throw Contest is Jan 7 to 9. He needs volunteers who are Virtus trained.

Unfinished Business

New outdoor Nativity set built by scouts as an Eagle project is in place with the help of some of our knights.


Christmas cards for seminarians and sister are available to be signed. Please do so to show our appreciation.


Christmas Card Sales, we netted $1403.00. Sales have been ongoing for 16 years.


Breakfast with Santa, we netted $1029.64. It was so busy that by the end of the 9:00 breakfast we had run out of most supplies.



Knight of the Month: Greg Miller

Family of the Month: Bud and Linda Maskill

Chili Cook-off, will be at the next meeting on Jan 17th, the 3rd Thursday.


Fourth Degree Report

John Weber , there is no meeting in December. The next meeting is January 21st, 3rd Monday. Dues statements are available. See Don Watson.

The 4th degree is the patriotic degree. All 3rd degree knights are welcome to join. The next Fourth Degree Exemplification is coming up, Saturday, April 27, at Ascension.


Insurance Agent Report

John Lawrence is the interim agent. His number is 913-645-4820. Please call him with your insurance needs.

District Deputy Report

Steve Glary, was not present.



Prayers Requested.

Leslie Ward

Vince Guzzo, heart problem

Michael McCray

Phil Agee, paralyzed from the waist down, car accident

Shawn Godfree, homeless, leg amputated due to infection

Thanksgiving for Linda Maskill’s cancer cure, will need to have checkups for 8 years.

Adoration Chapel Report

Jerry Gerstberger said several knights and others said the rosary.