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Knights of Columbus

Holy Rosary Council 10238

Isanti, Minnesota 55040

Volume 18           Issue 11          May 2005



 Greetings Brother Knights and Family;

May is a beautiful month in Minnesota.  It’s my favorite time of the year.  A lot has happened since last month’s newsletter – so please read on and I’ll try to keep it succinct.

     To begin, we held the Crowning of Mary on Saturday, May 7th.  Attendance was excellent and 18 4th Degree Knights dressed in full regalia were there to help honor our Holy Mother.  Father held a very nice ceremony and Scott Skalicky did a great job holding his daughter Jenny up to Crown Mary.  The Rosary Shrine looks great now that the new columns are in place – thanks to Dennis Carpenter and his helpers!

      The Tootsie Roll Drive was held the last weekend in April.  We had a poor showing of Knights (less than 10%) and our collection showed it.  We only collected $617.  Our neighbors to the North however had over 75% of their Knights out and brought in over $3,000.   We just need to do a better job next year. 

      This is a good time to pray for more participation from existing members and ask a fellow parishioner you know to consider joining us.  There are exemplifications year round and we’ll find the nearest one for our recruits to attend.

      Sandi and I along with Duane and Deb Hermanson will be going to Rochester for this years’ State Convention on May 20-22.  We plan to attend several functions and hope to bring back some council awards.  I’ll tell you all about it in the next newsletter.

     We are planning to finish the Church landscaping during the 2nd weekend in June.  We need your help!  Give some of your time and pitch in on this worthy project to enhance the beauty of our church.

      Looking ahead – our next regular meeting will be held in the Church Social Hall on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m.   June 3 is the Isanti Demo Derby contact Kent Larson 763-444-5591 for more info.

      Terry Iverson needs our help with the Safety Camp Ice Cream Social which will be held on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 to 8 pm at the Cambridge Elementary School.  Please call Terry and let him know if you can help (763-444-7103).  The Safety Camp itself is Tuesday and Wednesday June 21st and 22nd for more information see the Cambridge Community Ed Bulletin or call 763-689-6189 for details.  The class is limited to 4th and 5th graders only.

      Start thinking about gearing up for Rodeo Days coming soon -- July 7-8-9.   The KC float needs to be in the Parade (Thursday, July 7) and we are looking for interested party/parties to build and participate in the “Outhouse Races” (Sunday, July 10).  The $300.00 cash prize usually draws some stiff competition. 

      I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Todd Nelson, Grand  Knight



Upcoming Events


May 26             Regular Thursday Meeting


June 22             Ice Cream Social for Safety Camp


June 23             Regular Thursday Meeting - Plan on attending this meeting our election of officers for 2005-2006 will be conducted at this meeting and we need a forum in order to elect or approve our officers.


July 7                Isanti Rodeo Parade


July 8-10          Food Booth 29th Annual Rodeo at the Isanti Fair                 Grounds


Knight of the Month:    Jeff Perowitz – A great addition to our Council, always there to be a part of things and help out.


Family of the Month:    Scott Skalicky and Family for their part in having their beautiful daughter Jenny crown Mary last week.


Anniversaries of Note:  May 18, Robert and Mitzie Baillargeon, May 23, Ian and Catherine Marin; May 25, Phil and Anne Frischmon; May 28, Brian and Anne Beaufeaux; May 29, Brian and Laurie Strike;:  June 18, Josephine and Lyle Nicklay and Joanne and Joe Mau; June 21, Kathleen and Jim Rostberg; June 26, Linda and William Bottema; June 28, Patricia and Ray Cronin; June 29, Geri and Bob Morley;


Birthdays of Note:   May 28, James Rostberg; June 4, Pat Cunningham; June 8, Eugene Wicht; June 13, Ray Schommer; June 16, Craig Hiatt; June 21, Henry Johnson; June 22, Robert Wicht; June 23, Dennis Schwientek and Carl Dahlke

Planning a summer vacation out East?  Stop by the ‘48 Religious Works from Mexico’, it is the feature exhibit at the Knights of Columbus Museum.  The museum is located in New Haven Connecticut.


The Saint John’s Bible Exhibit at the Minnesota Institute of Art – April 10 to July 3.  Discover the first handwritten, illuminated Bible of the modern era. Commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey, this contemporary masterpiece of medieval craftsmanship and calligraphy is a rare expression of artistic vitality.


29th Annual Isanti Firefighters Rodeo
Isanti, MN July 8-9, 2005

TICKETS: Adults $8 advance, $10 at the gate; Children 4-12 $5.00 advance or at the gate; Children 3 and under free.  Advance sale ends 10pm on July 8th.  Tickets available beginning July 1st in Isanti at Isanti Hardware, Riverside Market, Isanti Drug, Landmark Bank, Isanti BP Station and Isanti Liquor.  In Cambridge at Ace Tack and Outfitters, Springvale Campground and County Market.  Tickets also available July 1st at Wayne's Liquor (Hwy 65 and Sims Rd. in East Bethel) or by calling (763) 444-6560. Fireworks Friday and Saturday evening.  Sunday is Kids' Day.  Dances begin at the conclusion of each rodeo performance and are included with the price of admission.  Friday features Killer Hayseeds Band and Saturday is the High Noon Band.