Monday 25 March 2013

Mar 25th to Mar 31st

Category - LGVC Weekly | Author - webmaster | Monday 25 March 2013 - 21:27:50

My Brothers All,

Here's our Long Green Valley Council (LGVC) news summary for Holy Week, Monday, March 25th to Sunday, March 31st.1. This Week at LGVC
- Tuesday, March 26th Council Home Rental 11AM
- Tuesday, March 26th Council Social Meeting 8PM
- Wednesday, March 27th Council Home Rental 5PM
- Thursday, March 28th Holy Thursday
- Friday, March 29th, Good Friday
- Saturday, March 30th, Holy Saturday
- Sunday, March 31st Easter Sunday

2. Participation and Service Opportunities (Council Needs for Member Help)
Holy Week started with Palm Sunday on April 24th and continues with services on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, leading to Easter on the 31st. The Council minimizes activities accordingly during Holy Week so that families can focus on worship services.
Please attend our Social Meeting Tuesday night.  The roads and lots have been cleared. 
Long Green Valley Council is keeping a low profile so that members can focus on Holy Week and attend the Easter Triduum services on Thursday 7:30 PM, Friday 7:30 PM and Saturday 8 PM.  Easter services are Sunday 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 10:45 AM, and 12:30 PM.
Ushers are needed for the Easter 12:30 service (March 31st). Please let Brother Bob Torr (410-592-2266) know if you can help at that service.

3. Our Accomplishments
Our Lunch Bunch met on the 3rd Tuesday, March 19th.  Ten members heard about Council activities and shared fraternity. For those who can make a day time meeting, it is a chance to make acquaintances or renew old ones.  Lunch Bunch was first created for those who can't attend evening meetings, for work or other reasons, but all are welcome. We collect a $3 donation that pays for lunch food costs.
The Fish Fry Fridays at St Mark's and St John's concluded a successful 3 dates during Lent.  This popular feature will no doubt continue.  Our Fish Fry Chair Tom Rowan planned and organized our outstanding Fish Fry on Friday, March 15th. The Fish Fry is a great Lenten tradition and combines aspects of Church, Community, Council, Youth and Family Activities so there were service opportunities for over 40 Knights who pitched in to help. Volunteers chose to work as fryers, runners, food servers, ticket takers, clean up crew, drink servers and more. A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you. 
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Several members took their 3rd degree. Congratulate Frank Sliwka, Bill Zoli and Shawn Vogt when you see them.  The 3rd degree is full membership in the Council. Members interested in the 4th Degree can also join Assemblies especially created for the 4th Degree and the principle of Patriotism.
4. Coming Attractions
Mike Sallese, Nominating Committee Chair, is looking for a few Good Men for the LGVC officer slate for July 2013-June 2014. Let Mike know that you'll be glad to serve.
We are considering holding some open meetings, inviting wives and non-members. These meetings may precede, follow or replace a regular meeting and cover topics such as:
insurance presentations by Fraternal Benefits advisor Mark Bateman
ultrasound contribution recognition for Teens in Ministry (TIM).

Council Information Sessions in our wifi hot spot in the Council Home started in January. They will continue on a monthly or bi-monthly basis as interest dictates. The next attraction will be a review of the Council Web Site by webmaster Bob Elliott. This will be a chance to learn about features and capabilities and to offer feedback to Bob. Take a look at the web site and send comments to the webmaster. We will offer the session this spring.

We will celebrate Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 7th.
Long Green Valley will sell beer, as is our custom, at the Spring Fling on May 9-11.
Deputy Grand Knight Bob Renshaw will lead our Marygold Program to distribute potted marigolds to Mothers who chose life. We will pick up the flowers from the State, re-pot them and hand them out at masses on Mother's Day weekend of May 11-12.

Our Membership Recruiting Drive will be the Ministry minute on the weekend of May 11-12 when we will speak from the pulpit. Our good works will be in evidence at the Spring Fling and Marygold program that same weekend. We need to have a big recruiting day to make our membership goal.

Our annual Ironbirds game will be Saturday, July 6th and includes a buffet, ball game and fireworks, all for $35 per ticket (under 5 free). We committed for 42 tickets.  Bring your checkbook to a meeting.

Hall Rentals: Have folks coming to visit for the Holidays, but not enough room? 

Consider renting our Council Home for a family get together. 

Contact Grand Knight 
Joe Wenderoth 
410-592-9718 or to talk it over or reserve a date.

Vivat Jesus,
Joe Wenderoth GK LGVC #8736

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