Happy New Year to you and to
your families. I hope you had a happy and blessed Christmas and if you
travelled, I hope you had a safe journey.
We are embarking on the last
phase of the Charities Appeal with ticket sales in both Bonnie Doon and
Southgate Malls. Thanks to Koch Ford for the loan of a Lincoln to display at
our ticket booths. If you wish to volunteer for a shift selling tickets, call
Arnold Lorenz at (780) 988-5634. Shifts are only three hours in length, and
taking a shift is a good way to fulfil your obligations for volunteering.
The Seniors' Christmas Social
was a great success. Many thanks to all of those who helped put on this popular
event, and a special thanks to Jeannette Liber and her friends who did the
cooking. Without all of this assistance,
the event just wouldn't have happened.
We have ordered and received
ceremonial sashes which will give us a new visibility on special occasions.
The photos of Past Grand Knights
will soon be moved between the display case and the hall entrance. Father
Andrew requested they be moved from the present location as the wall space
where they are currently displayed is needed for other things.
I want to wish you and your
families all the best for 2012 and beyond. Let's collectively make the new year
productive as we strive to help charities and the less fortunate.
Al Girard, Grand Knight