Newsletter March 2021

Newsletter March 2021

The Knight Life

St. John Vianney Council 7525

Monthly Newsletter September, 2019

Council website: — Grand Knight’s Contact info: Email: 802-881-7681

Upcoming Events & Important Dates:

When What

September 12th Council Meeting. Dinner at

6:00pm. Meeting at 7:00 pm

September 10th Mens Night at St. Judes

September 26thh Formation Degree at St. Albans

Council. at 7:00 pm

September 19th Officers Installation Ceremony.

September 28th Right to Life Dinner

September 29th 4th Degree Exemplification at SJV.

Special Announcements:

Anchor Award Ceremony is October 4th at The Delta Marriott

Hotel. The event starts at 5:30 pm. All Council members are

highly encouraged to attend. See last page for invitation.

Last Meeting Minutes: After a nice dinner, the meeting

discussed the Parish picnic being on the lighter side for

attendance. Fr. Steven extends his thanks to the council for

helping with setup and teardown. Discussed a membership

committee and training. Rick Gravelin gave a report on the

Right to Life dinner planning. 4th degree elections were

discussed. Can no longer use the regalia. New uniform must

be used for official gatherings. Worthy Trustee Ted Barrett

presented the 2019-2020 programs. New requirements have

been established. Did not discuss the proposed budget for

2019-2020. The council motioned and passed the motion to

send all the monies from the Intellectual Disabilities fund raiser

to Camp O’ Hagen. The fund raised $2581.00. This will be well

received by the State Council. Announce the new date for

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta being April 19th 2020 at the Double Tree.

Prayer for Priests is going to be Saturday, 10/26 at 9:00 am.

Discussed having a District council meal to help raise funds for

the Ultrasound machine. Women at the picnic suggested the

Knights install a changing board for diaper changing in the

woman’s restroom. K of C Granite Pledge to be moved soon.

Site is TBD. The following warnings were motioned and


• $700.00 for Right to Life Dinner

• $300.00 for 4th Degree Exemplification Dinner

• $500.00 for the Anchor Award Ceremony.

Worthy Chaplin: Fr. Steven Marchand: No report

Ins. Agent Dave, No report

Worthy Financial Secretary report:

Dues are still coming in. No new Admissions. We only took in

$1640.00 in membership dues against an expected $3,600.00.

This is not a good sign for the council. The membership

dues are needed to keep the council going. Please send in

your dues.

Worthy Treasurer Report:

The account is currently at $6,000.00. $47,000 in the restricted


Worthy Trustee Report: Ted Barrett

The 2019-2020 Programs have been identified in each of the

four categories: Faith, Community. Life and Family. The

council must do a required program in each category to meet

the requirements for the Columbian Award. We have planned

the programs to meet this requirement.

Grand Knight Report: Tom Gravelin

We are currently planning for the Anchor Award. Finalizing the

room and meal details. A team is helping with the planning.

The Right to Life dinner is in it’s planning phase. We still need

people to help with setup/food prep, and clean-up. Please

contact me to help out. Brother Rick Gravelin is chairing this


The council is hosting the 4th degree exemplification on

September 29th. We will need Knights to help setup,serve food

and drinks as well as clean up.

The council has won the Columbian award for 2018-2019

year! Congratulations to all for a fine year for giving.

An officers Installation is planned for September 19th at Saint

John Vianney for 6:00 pm. I am expecting all officers and

council members to attend. This installation will be for the

three councils in our district. I am in need of Knights to plan for

snacks after the ceremony.

4th Degree News: Rick Gravelin has agreed to be the Faithful

Navigator. Ali Nasab is stepping down. This leaves an opening

for Faithful Trustee.

The 4th Degree Exemplification will be at Saint John Vianney

Parish on September 29th. Contact Rick Gravelin if you want to

help with the planning. Color Guards are needed. You have to

have the new uniform.

Old Business:

• Plan for a Family event this spring.

• New Computer and software for the council.

• Form a Membership committee.

• Phone and Internet for Office.

The Knight Life

St. John Vianney Council 7525

Monthly Newsletter September, 2019

Council website: — Grand Knight’s Contact info: Email: 802-881-7681


Knight of the Month: Rick Gravelin

Family of the Month: Ray and xxx Michaud

New Business:

• Anchor Award Planning, October 5th.

• Right to Life Dinner September 28th

• 4th degree Exemplification September 29th.

• Changing Table in Woman’s restroom.

• Approve the budget for 2019-2020.

Contact our Insurance Agent:

Dave Giuliani regarding K of C benefits and Ins. He can

help with Long Term care, Annuities & Retirement, as well as

Ins. Phone:802-272-6009

Recruiting: A Membership team will be created with the goal

to do recruiting in the three parishes. Core Members will be the

Trustees and Deputy Grand Knight. Steve Savoy is the

Membership Chairman and will be forming the committee.

Ed Nuttle will be visiting the council at the September Council

meeting on September 12th at 7:00 pm. He will be giving

training on the new membership program.

2019 – 2020 Membership DUES: Please pay your dues to

help the council to achieve its’ goals and programs for our

community. Send dues to Charles Brown, 93 Randy Lane,

Burlington, Vt. 05408. Remember these dues; go for the

Columbia Magazine, Supreme & State Per Capita and the

remainder to our expenses and charities. PLEASE SEND



• Vermont Catholic Charities: $200.00

NEXT MEETING: September 12th at 7:00pm

The meal will start at 6:00 pm. Meeting will start at 7:00 pm.

I would like to see new members come to the meeting so

we can get to know you.

I recently learned about a Brother Knight who does not attend

the meetings and he is a steward of the church. I would love to

see more members like him attending the meetings to share.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Please keep the following in your

prayers: Joe Lane, Yvonne Gravelin, Rick Gravelin, Jackie

Labrecque, Fr. Hamilton, Ray & Beverly Newman, Frank &

Camilla Myers, Paul Pouliot, Jeff Danis, Ray Rogers, PSD Don

Sutton, Harold Ponto, All Veterans. As always please pray for

the safety of our men and women in uniform.

Call me personally if you have a question, or ideas

Vivat Jesus, Tom Gravelin, Grand Knight

The Knight Life

St. John Vianney Council 7525

Monthly Newsletter January 2019

Council website: — Grand Knight’s Contact info: Email: 802-881-7681

Vermont State Council Knights of Columbus

2019 Anchor Award

Worthy Brother Knights:

You are cordially invited to attend a formal dinner to honor the recipient of the 2019 Anchor Award, the highest award

bestowed by the Vermont Knights of Columbus. This year’s recipient is well known in our fraternal family and

community. His commitment to community, church and council makes him truly worthy of this recognition.

Sir Knight Patrick Leduc

Attendance for this event is expected to be high so your prompt RSVP is appreciated. No later than September 15, would

be greatly appreciated. Kindly complete page 2 of this invitation and send to the name/address given with payment.

Attire for this event is tux or dark suit for the men and elegantly glamorous for the ladies. Social Baldrics as well as mini

jewels are encouraged.

Date: October 4, 2019

Place: Delta Conference Center (formerly Trader Duke’s), So. Burlington, VT. Conference center is on Williston Road

(take Exit 14E off I-89). There is plenty of parking in the back of the facility

Time: 6:30pm (cocktails) 7:00pm (dinner)

Dinner will be buffet style with several options and include dessert and coffee.

A cash bar will also be available.


Tom Gravelin, GK

St. John Vianney Council 7525

So. Burlington, VT.

The Knight Life

St. John Vianney Council 7525

Monthly Newsletter January 2019

Council website: — Grand Knight’s Contact info: Email: 802-881-7681

Anchor Award – October 4, 2019 Cocktail 6:30pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm.

RSVP by September 15, 2019

$35.00 per person

Name of Person(s)

Address: ________________________________________________



email or Phone to contact if questions:_________________________

Number of persons: _______@ $35.00

Total Amount: __________

Make check payable to: K of C Council 7525

Mail to:

Ray Michaud, PGK, PFN

10 Deborah Dr.

South Burlington, Vt. 05403