Fwd: Council Update and Reminder

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From: Paul Bertrand <paul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:05 PM
Subject: Council Update and Reminder
To: Paul Bertrand <paul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com>

Dear Brothers,
Here is a reminder of our upcoming meetings.
Business Meeting Tuesday September 30th – 7:30 pm (basement meeting room, beneath rectory)
General Meeting Tuesday October 7th – 7:30 pm (Church Hall)
Also, our Culture of Life Program invites you and your family to take part in the National Life Chain this coming  Sunday October 5th from 2 pm to 3 at Liverpool Road and Hwy 2 in Pickering.
The Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness in honour of the 100,000 lives lost to abortion every year, praying for our nation, for people in crisis situations and for an end to abortion.  
Vivat Jesus!


Fwd: Council Update – Paul – Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

From: Paul Bertrand <paul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Subject: Council Update
To: Paul Bertrand <paul.bertrand@cpeoplemi.com>

Dear Brothers,
Here are some upcoming events and volunteer requests we hope you can consider and take part.
·        Family Picnic *help needed – Hosted by the Knights of Columbus this Saturday September 20th  (11 am –  3:30 pm)
Please connect with Brother Reid at reidrobertson82@gmail.com if you are able to help. 
We are in need of help with set-up, ticket sales, BBQ, Food & Drink Sales, Dunk Tank, other activities & clean-up.

·        First Degree – All members are invited to join us at next week’s First Degree in our Church Hall on Thursday September 25th at 7pm.  Your presence and support to our new candidates would be greatly appreciated.
·        Parish Feast Day – Reminder that Friday next week September 26th is our Parish’s Feast Day.  The 7:30 am Mass and 7:30 pm Mass that day will be celebrating our Canadian Martyrs.  For more information on Saint Isaac Jogues, click on the link. (Biography from 1966 – U. of Toronto)
·        Golf Day *help needed – Our annual Fun Golf Day being held on Saturday September 27th at Riverside Golf Course is in need of some volunteers.  If you can help with registration (8:30 am), set-up, putting contest or selling raffle tickets, please connect with Brother Claude at claudrit@rogers.com  Some teams may also need an additional player.

·        State Executive Training * help needed– The Ontario State Executive Training Seminar (50+ Councils) will be held at our Parish on Saturday October 4th (8AM – 2 PM).  We invite all our Council’s Executive to take part.  Please connect with Brother Steve at stevesjdprint3@gmail.com  if you are able to help with the hall set-up (Friday evening Oct. 3rd), administration, food/drinks, or clean-up.

·        Mark your Calendars – Business Meeting Tuesday Sep. 30th, Council Meeting Tuesday October 7th – 7:30 pm


Vivat Jesus

Alberto Da Ros

Fwd: Important Council Communication

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From: Paul Bertrand
Date:08-25-2014 1:45 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Paul Bertrand
Subject: Important Council Communication

Dear Brothers,
Please be aware of some important dates and action needed from all members.

  • Reminder that if you have not completed the membership survey communicated a couple of weeks ago (attached), you still have time to be entered in a prize draw by sending it to the attention of Claude Rochefort at claudrit@rogers.com or submitting it in person at the business or general meeting by September 2nd.

  • ALL INVITED – Please plan to attend our Council’s Strategic Planning Session on Saturday September 13th at Manresa, 2325 Liverpool Road
    (scheduled from 8 am till 2 pm) You will not be disappointed in the planned day’s agenda.
Participation in this group planning activity is critical for the success of our future Council direction.  Please RSVP when submitting your survey.    

Events To Remember

Tuesday August 26th – Business Meeting 7:30 pm (Church Hall)
Tuesday September 2nd – General Meeting 7:30 pm (Church Hall)
Saturday September 13th – Strategy Session 8:00 am (Manresa)
Saturday September 20th – Parish Picnic (afternoon)
            Vivat Jesus

List of upcoming events

Here is a list of upcoming events.
Tuesday August 26th – Business Meeting
Tuesday September 2nd – General Council Meeting
Saturday September 13th – Council Planning Workshop (Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Pickering)
Thursday September 18th – Blood Donor Clinic
Saturday September 20th – Parish Picnic
Saturday September 27th – Annual Fun Golf Day (Riverside Golf Course)
Tuesday September 30th – Business Meeting

Fwd: July 22- Don Smith & Marty Dupuis

From: “Bertrand, Paul X.”
Date:07-15-2014 2:05 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: July 22- Don Smith & Marty Dupuis




Don Smith and Marty Dupuis are moving away from our council in the next few weeks.

As an opportunity for Fraternity and to say good by to these two Knights, a small get together is planned for the evening of July 22, 7pm, at the Courtyard restaurant in Pickering @ Brock Rd North of the 401 in the plaza behind the Canadian Tire.

Realizing that this is short notice and it is mid-summer can you please e-mail me at ldowneyn202@rogers.com or call 416 992 0311 if you plan to attend. If the numbers are small due to circumstances I may change the venue.

Don is already in the process of moving so his time lines might be a little tight.


Thank you

Leo Downey

Reinvigorating the Council

There are a number of ways this can be accomplished:

  • admissions drive
    • Multicultural Diversity
    • leverage large Parish base
  • Council mission/values
  • different methods of fund raising
  • web enabled to engage members: calendars, website, blogs, online document/task lists (in progress)
  • Membership Survey (in progress):
  • achieving 100%  survey of members with both sign up and participation. ie. chairs are filled. 
  • survey using Surveymonkey.com : no need for MS Office or emails of forms

Please comment actionable suggestions to the above or any new ways.

Fwd: Council 11098 – Important

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From: Bertrand, Paul X. <Paul.Bertrand@expresspros.com>
Date: Mon, May 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Subject: Council 11098 – Important

Dear Brother Knights,
A reminder that our General Meeting will be held tomorrow Tuesday May 6th at 7:30 pm in the Church Hall.  Voting for next year’s executive will take place, which we ask to please make an effort to take part.  Your attendance is truly appreciated.
With our Annual Golf Tournament fast approaching, please ensure to bring your ticket sales, sponsor info, and or prizes with you tomorrow.  If you are looking for tickets, please attend to purchase more.
Sign-up sheets to help with the Mother’s Day breakfast (after 10 am Mass May 11th) will also be available tomorrow.
Vivat Jesus

Alberto Da Ros