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


Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2019

Call to Order: Grand Knight, Rick Trudell was absent so Chancellor Bud Maskill

called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance: Led by the Chancellor

Roll Call: Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Advocate, and Trustee 2nd Year were absent.

Attendance: Present: 36. Total Membership: 338

Approval of Minutes: The minutes from the May 9, 2019 meeting were approved.

Grand Knight’s Report

Bud Maskill, gave thanks to all who helped with the monitoring of parking cars for the Diaconate Ordination on May 18. It was mentioned that even a flat tire was replaced by our illustrious knights. Thanks also to those who cooked for the Parish Picnic the past Sunday. Thanks for the involvement.

There have been no nominations for Grand Knight, therefore Rick Trudell will run for a second term, but with a lot of help from his fellow knights, if nominated. We will vote later in the meeting.

At the officer’s meeting it was discussed and approved to provide Fr. Nick Blaha, a member of our council, $250.00 to support his 100 mile Dirty Kansa bike ride for the benefit of the Didde Catholic Center at Emporia State University in Emporia.

The State Golf outing is July 27 & 28 in Salina. Bud has the details if you are interested. He said it was great fun in the past.

Future recipients for the Knight of the Month and Family of the Month will receive the award frame along with the certificate.

The Serra Club of KCK is requesting a donation for the Religious Sisters Appreciation Day. Besides a BBQ dinner and a fun day they get a gift of $50.00. A $250.00 donation was approved by vote.


Deputy Grand Knight Report

Rich Triola was absent and no report was given.

Financial Reports


Tom Gaume reported:

Checking:             $13,626.17

Less earmarks for chapel and Coats for Kids          $4,942.90

Remainder        $8,683.27

Financial Secretary

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


Food, Chris Horvat                $96.25

Beverages, Tom McChesney            $44.78

John Weber, donations for gifts and flowers for passing of

Jack Winne and Vince Kobolt $116.57

Greg Miller, postage and 8th Grade Server dinner $134.20

Greg Brown, 2 frames for Knight and Family of the Month $28.32

Tom Gaume, Building the Domestic Church kiosk and booklets $159.75

Lector’s Address

Greg Brown continued the talk on the Lord’s Prayer. It begins with Our Father which means we dare to say we are sons and daughters of the Most High. Our inheritance is with Jesus in heaven. Mary and Joseph are our parents too. What great recourse we have with them! St Therese of Lisieux recommends praying the Our Father very slowly to take in its beauty.



Chad Eickholt reported he will attend the Holy Spirit Welcome Brunch, June 23. He showed us a poster his wife made using a retro logo of the Knights, it reads, “Rise a Knight. He got it printed for free.

The next 1st Degree will be July 11 if we have enough candidates. A 2 week notice will be given to the 1st Degree team. There are several guys in the pipeline.


Church Director

Everett Fritz, had no report.

Pro-Life Director

Dave Boone said we have Baby Bottle pick up is this Saturday and Sunday June 15 & 16, Father’s Day weekend. Please help out before the mass you attend this weekend. This is our second biggest fund raiser next to Life Saver Sunday in January. The proceeds help support Wyandotte Pregnancy Center.

Vocations Director

Howard Hunter will be leaving us and moving at the end of July. He is looking for a volunteer to be the Vocations Director and manage the vocation poster contest at the 1st of the year. Now is a good time to volunteer and tap into Howard’s wisdom! He has been in our council for 34 years with 6 years as Vocation Director.

Community Director

Tony O’Brien, not present.

Council Director

John Weber said June 15th is the annual awards and Hall of Fame dinner, in the Martha and Mary room following the 4:00 Saturday Mass. A 5:00 social will be followed by dinner of Fireside BBQ. Cost will be $12.50. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Vince Kobolt (posthumously), Jack McGranaghan (97 year old vet born on the 4th of July), and our Chancellor Bud Maskill.

Joseph and Chloe Langer’s baby, Maeve, arrived recently. John sent a congratulations card to them.

John sent flowers to the family of Vince Kobolt who recently passed away. He also sent a $50.00 gift in memory of Jack Winne, to the Kansas Children’s Defense League.

Youth Director

Don Watson, no report.

Web Master

Bob Long, not present.

Unfinished Business

Election of Officers positions for Fraternal Year 2019-2020 were as follows: GK – open; DGK – Justin Lillich; Chancellor – Bud Maskill; Recorder – Everett Fritz; Treasurer – Tom Gaume; Advocate – Rod Hoffman; Warden – Tony Schroeder; Inside Guard Mike Burkcamp ; Outside Guard – Tom Swortwood; Trustee 1 st Year – Rick Trudell; Trustee 2 nd Year – Tom McChesney; Trustee 3 rd Year – Greg Davis.

Since the GK position has not been filled, Rick Trudell is willing to withdraw from being Trustee 1st Year in order to be nominated and elected as GK. If this is accomplished, then we would ask Tom McChesney to withdraw as Trustee 2nd Year and be nominated and elected to Trustee 1st Year (that was vacated by Rick Trudell). Next, we would ask Greg Davis to withdraw as Trustee 3rd Year and be nominated and elected as Trustee 2nd Year (that was vacated by Tom McChesney). Remaining would be the nomination and election of Trustee 3rd Year. Trinidad Molina has volunteered to fill this position (which he holds this current Fraternal Year).

John Weber conducted the election and all candidates were elected to the afore mentioned positions.


Bud Maskill, conducting the meeting, decided to do a rosary check. Those without a rosary had to pony-up $1.00.

The next Officer’s meeting is June 27th. The next council meeting is July 11th.

Trinidad Molina reported that a YouTube video, “The Rosary – Spiritual Sword of Our Lady,” is highly recommended. He will forward the link to our Webmaster and email.

Greg Miller, in preparation for printing the new directory, asked if we should include knights that have passed away? It was discussed and recommended that we do keep our fallen members listed but separately in a “Memorial” section.

Greg Miller was notified by Carl Anderson, Supreme Grand Knight, that his 3 year term as Financial Secretary is up this year. Please see Greg if you are interested in this position in our council.

Ken O’Bryan mentioned that Play Along Football is coming soon. Details to follow.

Knight of the Month: Howard Hunter, Vocations Director

Family of the Month: Trinidad and Razia Molina

Fourth Degree Report

John Weber, the next 4th Degree meeting is Monday June 17th, 6:00 social, 6:30 potluck dinner, 7:00 meeting.

Insurance Agent Report

John A. Mahon is the new agent. His phone is 785-408-8806, fax 785-408-8801, email, address is Knights of Columbus Insurance, 1275 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS 66612. Contact him with your insurance needs.

District Deputy Report

Steve Glary, 913-302-6500, reported that the State Convention was successful and enjoyable. He made a point that the Rosary plays a powerful role in undermining abortion. Sonograms prove that the life of the unborn is obvious.

Steve drove home that Supremes’ youth protection and (no cost) background check is good for the council, good for the kids and parents, and good for the parish.

Star Council award gives the council a $4.50 rebate per member.


Prayers Requested.

John Weber mentioned Richard “Rolly” Rollins, grandson of Dick and Joan Korek, has passed away. He loved the Lenten dinners, working the balloons with his grandparents, the clowns.

George Wirtz, a new born, is struggling with heart issues.

Adoration Chapel Report

Jerry Gerstberger said 11 were present last night. Adoration hour begins at 7:00, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy starts at 7:20 followed by the Rosary at 7:30.