Congratulations to Bishop Burns

CONGRATULATIONS

Council 799 proudly welcomes our new Bishop, the Most Reverend Edward J. Burns. He replaces Council 799 member Cardinal Kevin Farrell. The installation will be on February 9, 2017 at 2 PM at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. We will organize a trip for interested members to see the installation.

https://www.cathdal.org/home/pope-francis-appoints-new-bishop-for-the-diocese-of-dallas

New Member Follow Up

Hello from the GK desk. I hope all is well with you and your family. Recently I wrote a letter to all the new Brothers who joined our Council in 2008.  The purpose of the letter was to welcome them and let them know about a few upcoming events.

In the letter I mentioned that if we have a weakness at 799, it’s definitely a lack of mentoring new members.  We do a fine job of recruiting and getting Brothers to obtain their First Degree (100 new Knights in 2008 calendar year), but after that we don’t have a follow-up process.  We do see some members at the monthly meetings, and a few even jump in and get active.

Unfortunately, that’s the exception, not the rule.  Truth is, most members don’t make it back to a meeting — and that is something we need to change.  I’m sure we could help ourselves by creating a welcoming committee to focus on new Brothers for their first year, but until then it falls upon all of us to take action.  If you have proposed a new member recently and don’t see him at our monthly meetings, puck up the phone or send an email inviting him back to 799.

March does not slow down folks — Fish Frys, St. Patrick’s, and more.  Hope to see you at the Hall very soon.

God Bless

Patrick Vlk

Grand Knight