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15791 - FALMOUTH

In Service to One, In Service to All
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Dedication of AED to OLHP St. Joseph's Church in memory of Br. Dave Haverty

07/08/2020


Council: 11257 - PORTLAND

Project Description:

A charter member of Council 11257, Bro. Dave Haverty, passed away in November of 2020. The family, in lieu of flowers, recommended donating to the Knights of Columbus Council 11257 to help continue the good works of the council. Bro. Dave was the leader of our Coats for Kids Program for the years since we been involved. The council discussed how we could honor Dave and it was decided to donate an AED for placement in St. Joseph’s Church in the event of a medical situation. A plaque was graciously donated by Bro. Dick Pratt, owner of ODAT machinery to be placed with the AED in remembrance of Dave. The dedication was held on June 20 at the Church. Dave’s widow along with 13 of his family members were in attendance. The dedication was performed by pastor Fr. Paul Sullivan outside in front of the Church. After the dedication ended 5 people at a time safely entered the church and had an opportunity to view the plaque and AED. The family was very appreciative of the recognition for Bro. Dave. Memorial donations of $760 was matched by the council to purchase the AED for $1,500.




Helping St. Matthew's food pantry

07/07/2020


Council: 8868 - LIMERICK

Project Description:

Two knights from the councial 8868 help unload the food delivery truck. George Duranleau and Kevin Lafreniere help unpack , on an average of eight pallets. The food is sorted and put away. George Dutranleau returns the next day to remove all the cardboard boxes and recycle the boxes at the local transferstation. This also helps the land fill decrease the waste in the land fills. This ocures the first monday of each month.




Pandemic - 5th Sunday Rosary

07/07/2020


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

During a time of extreme Quarantine as a result of Covid-19 our Parish was restricted to 50 Parishioners per Mass, on May 31st Brother Michael Dean lead a Rosary Prayer at St. Mary’s Church, which was lived streamed to unknown numbers of households. The Rosary and subsequent Mass was to capacity, the 50 allowed. Brother Michael did a great job leading the Prayers.

The praying of the Rosary was scheduled and announced the week prior in the Parish Bullettin.

This was the first time that our 5th Sunday Rosary was Live Streamed to the Public, I’m sure this simple but powerful act, helped boost the moral of our Faith Community.




Clean,Stain,Repair Handicap Ramp OLHP St. Joseph's Church

06/29/2020


Council: 11257 - PORTLAND

Project Description:

Buy Materials, wash the handicap ramp on one evening and stain most of it the next evening. The third and fourth evening is for final touch-up and repairs. This rmap is 50-60 feet long, has a hight level of traffic during the weekend masses and receives much wear in the winter months from shoveling and the application of salt and sand. It therefore needs to be coated every year. Our council does the maintenance each year to save the parish the expense of hiring a painter which costs $400.




LITTLE SEBAGO LODGES ASS BOARD MEETING

06/29/2020


Council: 10020 - No. WINDHAM

Project Description:

SEVEN OF THE CURRENT NINE MEMBERS OF THE LITTLE SEBAGO LODGES ASSOCIATION BOARD MET AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS TO DISCUSS ISSUES FOR THE UPCOMING ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1, 2020. SUBJECTS INCLUDED FINANCIAL,LEGAL, ROAD & RIGHT OF WAY ISSUES, UPCOMING BOARD VACANCIES AS WELL AS MEMBER DEATHS AND NEW MEMBERS SINCE LAST YEAR’S MEETING. ALSO DISCUSSED WAS WHETHER WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THE “NORMAL UNDER THE TENT” MEETING AS IN THE PAST DUE TO THE COVID-19 ISSUE OR WOULD WE BE ABLE TO DO ABSENTEE BALLOTING UNDER OUR COVNANTS. THE MEETING LASTED TWO HOURS.




HELPING ELDERLY NEIGHBORS

06/28/2020


Council: 10020 - No. WINDHAM

Project Description:

A RESPECTED & BELOVED ELDERLY COUPLE WITH MEDICAL ISSUES ARE DUE TO ARRIVE AT THEIR SUMMER HOME (ABOVE ADDRESS) LATER THIS WEEK AND A VOLUNTEER GROUP CONSISTING OF SEVEN NEIGHBORS GATHERED TO SPRUCE UP THIER YARD AND FLOWER GARDENS BY WEEDING, TRIMMING BUSHES, EDGING, RAKING AND REMOVING DEAD TREES & LIMBS ON THE ABOVE DATE.




PRIVATE ROAD MAINTENANCE

06/26/2020


Council: 10020 - No. WINDHAM

Project Description:

A portion of the annual dues at Little Sebago Lodges is used to pave/repave portions of the nearly three miles of association roads. This year’s allotment was in part to repave the intersections of Gore, Aquila & Arundel Roads which was done several days ago. In order to bring the shoulders up to new road level, gravel was moved via a front end loader and good old fashioned rake and shovel. Said grading was finished in about three hours with three volunteers.




St Joseph Parish Food Pantry

06/25/2020


Council: 11376 - BRIDGTON-FRYEBURG

Project Description:

3 Knights of Columbus assisted the St Joseph Church Food Pantry on June 22 and 23. On June 22, 4th Degree Knight Tom Leonard and 1st Degree Knight Joe Balchunas assisted by unpacking the Good Shepherd Food delivery truck and storing the food in the basement of St Joseph Church. These Knights also assisted in packing boxes which would be distributed to clients the next day. On June 22, Tom worked 3 hours and Joe worked 2 hours. On June 23, 4th Degree Knights Tom Leonard and Peter Glyn, and 1st Degree Knight Joe Balchunas assisted the St Joseph Church Food Pantry in distributing boxes to clients, as the clients drove through, complying with Coronovirus regulations. Approximately 22 families received food boxes packed with dry goods, canned goods, cereal, bottled water and frozen meat. That day, Knights Joe Balchunas and Peter Glyn each worked 4 hours, and Tom worked 3 hours. 8 other parishioners also participated in the food packing and distribution. The St Joseph Church Food Pantry serves clients coming from Bridgton, Harrison, Fryeburg, Naples and Casco.




7th Annual Scholarship Review To Select The Winners For 2020. 15791

06/24/2020


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Five council brothers met via the Computer to choose this year’s winners. Members of this years Scholarship Team was our Council Advocate, Recorder, (2) of our Trustees, and our Out Going “Faith In Action Director”. The location was our homes, on June 23, 2020. This year’s turnout of applications was very small. In choosing the winners was very challenging. Because of the Pandemic only three students applied for the scholarship money After much discussion and reviewing, of the Scholarship Teams findings, it was decided to give out $3,000.00 this year. A hand vote was taken to give each applicant $1,000.00, and all were in favor. As in previous years, we were very pleased to have these young scholars apply for these funds. We are hoping to have the meeting restrictions lifted by our July 7, 2020 Business Meeting so we can present these checks in person to them, rather than having to mail them their checks. May GOD watch over these students as they open a new door in their continuing education.




Pandemic - Installation of safe distancing material

06/24/2020


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

The Directors of our Community Outreach Store – “The Attic” contacted the GK and asked if the Knights could install a sheet of plexiglas to protect everyone during making purchases at the Attic Store. The Knights accepted and Jeff Schaller checked things out and found that using clear plastic shrink wrap, the kind used for protecting windows from the cold could be used. Jeff purchased the PVC piping, the clamps, screws, and Plastic Weather Kit. Two knights brought heat guns, drills, extension cord and some hand tools and began the installation of the pic piping, then the two way tape, and then the clear plastic was installed. The dimensions were 60 inches wide by 96 inches tall. The heat guns were used to shrink the plastic into place, which made a very tight and clear view to the customer. All in all, this worked out perfectly.

The Store reopened on June 22nd with lots of protective rules to follow.

Covid-19, what a beast.

Amen!




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