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15791 - FALMOUTH

In Service to One, In Service to All
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FINANCIAL RESEARCH & RECOMMENDATIONS TO ELDERLY WIDOW

09/16/2019


Council: 10020 - No. WINDHAM

Project Description:

THE RESIDENT AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS IS A 91 YEAR OLD WIDOW IN POOR HEALTH AND LIVING ON A FIXED INCOME. SHE WAS RIGHTFULLY FEARFUL THAT SHE WOULD BE UNABLE TO FINANCIALLY REMAIN IN HER HOME OF 40 PLUS YEARS. MY WIFE AND I, ALONG WITH OUR DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW, (with her permission) DID AN ANALYSIS OF HER ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AND WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IF SHE DIRECTED HER LIMITED INCOME TO CERTAIN ACCOUNTS SHE SHOULD BE ABLE TO REMAIN IN HER RESIDENCE INDEFINITELY. NEEDLESS TO SAY, SHE WAS VERY RELIEVED WHEN A PLAUSIBLE SOLUTION WAS PRESENTED TO HER. PORTIONS OF SEVERAL DAYS AND HOURS WERE SPENT RESEARCHING HER PARTICULAR SITUATION HOPEFULLY LEADING TO A LONGTIME SOLUTION.




GARDEN CLEANUP @ ELDERLY NEIGHBOR

09/16/2019


Council: 10020 - No. WINDHAM

Project Description:

THE RESIDENT AT ABOVE ADDRESS IS A 91 YEAR OLD WIDOW IN DECLINING HEALTH(also still in recovery from an October 2018 stroke). SHE HAS EXTENSIVE GARDENS IN HER FRONT & BACK YARDS NEEDING ONGOING CARE DURING THE GROWING SEASON AND WAS UNABLE TO CARE FOR THEM HERSELF. SHE WAS ALSO QUITE RELUCTANT TO SEEK HELP UNTIL LATE IN THE SUMMER WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT TO HER THAT SHE WOULD BE PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO DO THE NECESSARY LABOR. WEEDS HAD COMPLETELY TAKE OVER THE GARDENS. MY WIFE & I WORKED IN HER YARD, MOSTLY ON HANDS & KNEES, AND OVER A THREE WEEK PERIOD FROM LATE AUGUST TO MID-SEPTEMBER REMOVED IN EXCESS OF TWO DOZEN WHEELBARROW LOADS OF WEEDS, TRIMMED BUSHES & TREES, AND REMOVED CATERPILLAR NESTS FROM LILACS AND APPLE TREES.

PERIODICALLY SHE IS ABLE TO PROVIDE SOME MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR OUR LABORS. ALL MONIES RECEIVED FROM HER ARE FORWARDED TO THE COUNCIL 10020 GENERAL FUND




HONOR GUARD AT NEW PASTOR INDUCTION MASS

09/16/2019


Council: 13861 - SANFORD

Project Description:

On September 3rd, our new priest was inducted as the Pastor of our Parish by Bishop Deeley. This was done at a special Mass at Notre Dame church in Springvale Me. The honor guard was invited to take part in this ceremony, as so nine of our Sir Knights took part. It was a beautiful Mass, with the choir and many parishioners joining in on the celebration. All of my brother Knights were glad to have chosen to be part of this in welcoming our new Pastor.




Honor Guard supporting Brothers of Christian intrution

09/16/2019


Council: 13861 - SANFORD

Project Description:

On August 18th a group of honor guard went to Alfred Me. to support the Brothers of Christian Instruction, who have a Christian community there.
The brothers were celebrating 200 years that their order had been founded. In honor of that anniversary they had a special Mass which Bishop Deeley presided over. The honor guard was invited to add a little bit of a special touch to the celebration. Brother Jerome Lessard who is the vicar of the order in Alfred, happens to be an active member of our council, so it was nice to be able to do something special for him. After the Mass a wonderful dinner was served by the brothers, and a good time was had by all.




Responding To A Request From Our Pastor. 15791

09/16/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Parish Boy Scouts and Council Knights participated on separate weekends in removing and cleaning the Church Rectory Basement at Holy Martyr’s Church on September 7 and 14, 2019. At the September Business Meeting our Chaplin asked if the Knights could clean-up the Rectory Basement once the Parish Boy Scouts were finished removing all the items from the basement. Five council brothers volunteered to help in this worthy request. Our new Pastor was very pleased with the outcome and thanked the Knights and Scouts for their efforts. Supporting our Pastor in yet another way, thats what we Knights are all about. Building the Domestic Church one project at a time.




Toostie roll drive

09/16/2019


Council: 13861 - SANFORD

Project Description:

On September 13 – 15th, our council conducted our annual tootsie roll drive. We had secured two sights to do this at, Shaw’s supermarket in Sanford Me., and Mardens department store also in Sanford. Teams were set up to work in two hour shifts at both venues. We worked at Shaw on Friday and Saturday, and at Marden on Friday , Saturday, and Sunday. We were also present after all weekend Masses in our parish. All money that was donated will go to Camp Waban, which is a highly rated camp for people with all types of disabilities. This gave our council much visibility and a few good recruitment possibility coming out of this. Many of the Knights working mentioned on how good a time they had, handing out tootsies rolls to children, and seeing people they hadn’t seen in years. From one weekend of work, our council was able to raise $2750.00 for Camp Waban.




Working Acton fair

09/16/2019


Council: 13861 - SANFORD

Project Description:

On August 22 thru August 25th, our council had the opportunity to work at the Acton fair to raise money for our council. For every hour that a Knight worked at the fair, at the gate collecting admission, or in the parking lot, directing parking, our council received $12 dollars an hour per man, per hour. The Acton fair committee found themselves in a last minute bind, not having enough help, so they turned to the Knights for support. The knights of our council came through big time, we filled in many of the holes that they had in their schedule and at the same time made some money for our council. We received a check for $1100.00 dollars for our council. Our brother Knights also showed a presence at the fair, wearing KOC hats, tee-shirts, and jackets. This was a good opportunity for us to spread the word that the Knights are alive and well.




Helping Our Children Threw The Local Food And Clothing Pantries. 15791

09/15/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Two of our Council members and the Parish Commission Team participated in a start up workshop at Sacred Heart Church Conference Room on Thursday September 12, 2019. With school starting once again for another year, it was time for the Council Faith in Action Director and our council team leader for the Helping Hands Back Pack Program to meet with the Social Justice & Peace Commission of our Parish. For us this workshop was aimed at discussing our second annual program goal with them, and to seek funds in support of this program. After we presented out program, the commission discussed our request and voted to support the Helping Hands Back Pack Program once again this year. After the vote it was announced that they would donate $200.00 toward the program, that is up from $160.00 in 2018. We also were approached by a parishioner in our parish and they were kind enough to donate $150.00. With these kind donations we will be able to once again this year be able to help the needy children in the Parish Food/Clothing Pantries for 2019. GOD is truly Good.




Support A Brother Knights Family In Their Time off Loss. 15791

09/12/2019


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

One of our council brothers and his wife attended a Funeral of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Windham on Wednesday September 11, 2019. For my first thirteen years as a Knight of Columbus I served my time with the Windham Council. During that time I was involved in many Church, and Community events with a fellow Brother knight from Windham. I remember many times that this brother was feeling pain in his hip and knees, and yet would always be there to help in peeling potatoes, to set-up of the hall for dinners, to supporting the Annual Yard Sale, to Standing at Wal-Mart or Shaw’s during the Annual Tootsie Roll Drive weekend, etc. This Brother and I also worked side by side on his council Admission Team in bringing in new members to the Council and Order. This Brother was a very giving Brother outside of the Knights Council also. He was also a long time member of the Elks Club, and very much of a loving and caring Parent, Grand parent, and Great Grandparent. As a friend and Brother in the Knights I will miss our visits together, and also our fellowship in all we did in support of the Needy and the Church with his council. May our deceased Brothers soul now rest in Peace.




Collection of Used Glasses for those in need

09/11/2019


Council: 11257 - PORTLAND

Project Description:

The Knights of Columbus Council 11257 has been collecting used glasses from parishioners and patrons of St. Pius and St. Joseph’s churchs in Portland. We started this as a service to our parishioners for disposing of old glasses that they no longer use. The glasses are sent to New Eyes for the Needy in New Jersey where volunteers sort and categorize the contacts and used glasses to be shipped overseas to impoverished people living in countries such as Haiti, Ghana, India, Indonesia and Senegal. These glasses are often the first and only pair of glasses these recipients will ever own. Our donations will improve the lives of the needy, children can succeed in school, adults can find or maintain employment and the elderly can remain independent. Our latest shipment was August 18, 2019 of 59 glasses. To date since 2012 we have shipped 1003 glasses at a cost of $212.89. New Eyes for the Needy is most appreciative of our involvement in this program.




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