Staying Connected

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From the Desk of the Grand Knight …

Dear Brother Knight,

As I settle in my new role as your Grand Knight, I’m taking inventory of what we have done well, and what we can do better.  I believe one of our biggest challenges is keeping you informed on what is happening in the council.   We faced some challenges this past month with schedules being changed, due to requests from the parish.  That meant that many of you were either unaware of the change in meeting dates, or had conflicts, which meant you couldn’t attend in person.  We attempted to communicate the changes in several ways and hopefully most of you got the information.   This post is the next step, to improving our communication.

How Do We Communicate?

This website and our Facebook page are two of the main vehicles we utilize to keep you informed.   You don’t need to have a login to the website or Facebook to see the majority of the information.  You must have a login to access meeting minutes on the website, however.  From time to time, there could be other sensitive information which might require logging in.

We have two Facebook pages – one for general news and the other for the Knights Challenge 5K .

 

In addition, we publish a monthly Newsletter (entitled Knightly Newsletter) via email.  If you don’t receive it, there could be problems with your mail provider blocking it, or we might not have your latest email address.   Please use the contact us form to ask us to check.    We are now posting this newsletter online as well for those that don’t receive it via email.

Phone Tree – we have a phone tree in place as well, which we utilize from time to time.  If you’ve never gotten a phone call from us, please make sure that we have your current number.

What Events Are Occurring?

At the July meeting, we distributed a six-month calendar for the remainder of this calendar year.   We’ve also posted it online.  In addition, both Knights and Ladies individual Event pages are posted on the website.  In the left margin, you’ll see date entries for the next 5 events for Knights and Ladies.  If you click on the “view calendar” button, you can see current, previous, or future events by category.   The 1H 2019-20 Fiscal Year Calendar ( 6 month calendar ) can be viewed or printed (PDF).  It it changes, the last updated date will be changed.

Please make note of the upcoming events and watch for any updates on the web, FB, or via emails.

 

Help When You Can

I’ve circled two of the important menu items on the Knights drop-down tab. The first is the Knightly Newsletters and the second is the Sign-Up Sheets.   Just click on the drop-down arrow next to “Knights” on the menu bar and then select the appropriate menu selection.

We will continue to have sign-up sheets passed around at our planning and business meetings.   We will then input that information into the online sign-up sheets.  By doing this, reminder emails will be sent from our system automatically.  In addition, the organizer of the event can see how many people are signed up and whether he has sufficient coverage for the event.

If you can’t attend a meeting, but want to participate in the event, these online forms make it possible.  We also list the contact person in case you have any additional questions not answered on the website or other communication that you received.

Still have questions?

Officers & Program Directors Roster – (PDF) restricted to members

You will need to request a login to the website to access the link above to the roster.   This is a one-time request using the contact us (envelope icon above).

Thank you for all you do for our council.  We have accomplished many great things in the past and I look forward to working with you in this upcoming fiscal year to continue that tradition.  I realize that each of you have many commitments and can’t participate in every event.   Anything that you can do will help.

From the Desk of the Grand Knight … Dear Brother Knight, As I settle in my new role as your Grand Knight, I’m taking inventory of what we have done well, and what we can do better.  I believe one of our biggest challenges is keeping you informed on what is happening in the council.  […]

Help Feed the Hungry

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Raising Funds for Hanover Township Food Pantry

Hanover Township Food Pantry serves more than 700 families a month. The Knights and Ladies Auxiliary have a long-standing relationship with the Township helping to keep their shelves full throughout the year. Many of you have assisted us in that mission by donating food, running or walking in our annual Knights Challenge 5K, or simply giving us donations. We’ve added this raffle, courtesy of one of our members who donated two of his season tickets, to help us raise more funds.

We will be selling tickets now through August 17th. Tickets can be purchased from one of the Knights. The raffle will be held at the Parish Picnic on August 17th. In the event that is cancelled, the raffle will still be held. Thank you for your support.

The seats are in Section 115 , Row 13, Seats 16-17 – You can see the layout of Soldier Field here.

Raffle Official Rules (PDF)

Raffle Permit (PDF)

Raffle Affidavit (PDF)

Raising Funds for Hanover Township Food Pantry Hanover Township Food Pantry serves more than 700 families a month. The Knights and Ladies Auxiliary have a long-standing relationship with the Township helping to keep their shelves full throughout the year. Many of you have assisted us in that mission by donating food, running or walking in […]

IL State Council Town Hall Meeting

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IL State Council

Come meet the State Deputy and his team!

ILLINOIS STATE COUNCIL

TOWN HALL MEETING

Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Holy Family Church, Inverness

Brother Knights, You are invited to a first ever Illinois State Council local Town Hall Meeting to be held this coming Saturday at Holy Family Church in Inverness.Our District Deputy was approached by the new IL State Council State Deputy, Frank Schwartz, this past weekend when he was attending the State Deputy meeting. Frank offered to hold a Town Hall meeting locally at Holy Family Church. Bob Fallon just called me to invite all Brother Knights to this meeting. Frank Schwartz will be joined by three of his Directors: Charity, Membership and Programs for this Town Hall Meeting.

They will have brief presentations and then open the floor for questions / complaints, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact directly with our IL State Council Officers.  I’d like to see a good representation from Mary’s Millennium at this event.    I realize it’s short notice, but this just materialized over the weekend.

Wear your Blue shirts or any other Knights gear & bring your Knights (membership) traveling  card in case they check those at the meeting.

  Come meet the State Deputy and his team! ILLINOIS STATE COUNCIL TOWN HALL MEETING Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Holy Family Church, Inverness Brother Knights, You are invited to a first ever Illinois State Council local Town Hall Meeting to be held this coming Saturday at Holy Family Church in […]

Summer Meeting Schedule

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Please Note Meeting Date Changes

We were asked by the Parish to adjust our meeting schedule for July and August so that they can reduce the summer hours further.  This allows for savings on air conditioning and other services.   The parish office will be closing early  and therefore, we are unable to have evening meetings in the office or parish center on Wednesdays.   A compromise was to combine scheduled Wednesday / Thursday events onto available dates on Thursdays.

We realize that you may have other plans, but this change was out of our control.   If you are unable to attend and have some business to bring before the council or planning committee, please contact one of the officers that will be attending.

Don’t forget, we need everyone’s help at the Streamwood Summer Celebration July 26-28th.  We will be hosting Bingo, marching in the parade on Saturday, and for the first time ever, having a booth at the Business expo.

Please Note Meeting Date Changes We were asked by the Parish to adjust our meeting schedule for July and August so that they can reduce the summer hours further.  This allows for savings on air conditioning and other services.   The parish office will be closing early  and therefore, we are unable to have evening meetings […]

SSC Business Expo Volunteers Needed

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Mary’s Millennium Knights Booth

at Chamber Business Expo

We will be having an information booth at the Streamwood Chamber’s Business Expo tent during this year’s Streamwood Summer Celebration.
Volunteers are needed to help man the booth. We’ll have information about membership, our 5K and raffle tickets for sale.

On Friday, we could use one or two members to assist with setup around 3 PM. Gary will be coordinating, so contact him if you can help

Mary’s Millennium Knights Booth at Chamber Business Expo We will be having an information booth at the Streamwood Chamber’s Business Expo tent during this year’s Streamwood Summer Celebration. Volunteers are needed to help man the booth. We’ll have information about membership, our 5K and raffle tickets for sale. On Friday, we could use one or […]