The council is committed to supporting St Gianna’s Maternity Home in Warsaw, ND. We have been supplying the needed car seats for each new born for the past three years. This year, 5 seats have been donated so far.
On November 11th, 10 Brother Knights and their wives helped serve dinner and wine at the Annual Wine and Dine Fundraiser to help support Riverview Place, a senior living center in Fargo. The funds from the event help provide needed funds to staff the facility.
Serving the 5 course meal from left to right were Galen and Karla Schell, John and Sharon Pollard, Jeff and Michele Bates, John and Jeanine Bitzen, Neil and Jolean Pederson, Pete and Margaret Peters, and Bev Welder.
The wine stewards were Steve and Harlene Valenti, John and Cecile Clark, Wade and Allison Frank and Todd and Laurie Braun.
Grand Knight John Clark delivered two wheelchairs as part of the KC Wheelchair Mission to St. Gerard’s Community of Care in Hankinson, ND on December 19. Pictured with John is Sister Dianna Hell, a St Gerard’s board member.
Shortly before Christmas, I was contacted by the folks at Meals on Wheels. There were a number of people who could not cover their routes due to holiday commitments. We were asked if there was anyway we might help cover some of the routes for the week. A call out for help was e mailed shortly afterward and the response was tremendous and immediate! All the shifts we were asked to cover were covered. Thanks to the men and their families. Many of the routes covered were done with the wives, sons or daughters of the Knights. This is such a wonderful way to share the virtue of charity within our families. I would also like to thank those men who volunteered, but did not have a route to cover.
The folks at Meals on Wheels were so appreciative. What seemed like a daunting task to deliver the many meals for the week was eliminated by the generosity of our council. Thank you Jim Padden, Mark Helen, Steve Valenti, Dave Nilles, Corey Jones, Kevin Cowles, Dave Shorma, Jacob Vigness, Wade Frank, Dan Seefeldt and Bob Perius.
John D Clark
Grand Knight, Council 11930