Walk for Life to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center

Brothers and Members of the Men’s Ministry,

Just a reminder that Carol and I will be walking in the Walk for Life to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond on Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m.

It is a peaceful walk, no signs or protests, about 2 miles total on beautiful Monument Avenue.  The walk begins at the Immanuel Baptist Church at the corner of Thompson and Monument.  Please join us for a stroll.  But, if you can’t make it, you can support the PRC with a pledge for our walk.  No money due now, just provide your name, full mailing address, and the amount you’d like to pledge, and the PRC will send you a bill.  No amount is too large or too small!

After the Walk for Life, K of C Council 395 provides a hot dog lunch, or head over to the French Food Festival.  If you go to the FFF on Saturday, Carol and I will be serving beer from 1:30 until 4:30, come by and say howdy.

Thanks and Cheers!

Fraternally, Mike K.

Families Walking for Families

This is a fun, non-competitive two-mile walk in which the proceeds go to support the services of the PRC of Metro Richmond. Walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate! (Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.) It’s easy and fun – we hope you will join us!

Click here to register as a walker
and start your own fundraising page!


It’s easy and fun to get involved…

Step 1:  Click here to register as a walker and start your own personalized Walker profile or download pledge form here,which you can print and hand write in sponsors.

Step2: Ask EVERYONE you know to sponsor you. You will be amazed how many will say YES!

Step 3: Please be sure all names and addresses are complete and easy to read. Bring your completed pledge form(s) the day of the WALK (or walk on your own and mail it in).  We’ll handle the billing.

3rd Degree exemplification next Saturday April 29


 Please excuse the tardiness of this message.  With all we have going on, this one slipped by me.

 There will be a 3rd Degree exemplification next Saturday April 29, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes.  The ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m. 

 If you are a 2nd Degree Knight this is a great opportunity to advance to full Knighthood.  Please let me know ASAP if you would like to attend.

 Fraternally,   Ron Coombs, Chancellor Council 5476 

Meeting Resolution – donation to St Francis Home

Our recorder sent out a recap/posting of our member minutes to all members that included:


Gary proposed a $1000 donation to St Francis Home to help them purchase a refrigerated truck, which will be considered later in the overall donations budget program.

Our Webmaster or  Grand Knight will also post this resolution to our Council Website for our Council’s consideration.

Then this resolution will be discussed as old business and voted on at our next member meeting.

Help with the French Food Festival

As you can see from this e-mail we are “all hands on deck.”…. Paul, looks like we need to expand the numbers on the site for next week to 6 each night (Bart, you were right). Please talk this up with our recruits, wives, and adult children to get as many people involved as possible. We need many hands!…. This event is in the “wheel house” of our mission as Knights.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Fraternally, Rick


From: Wanda Vizcaino [mailto:vizcainow@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:02 PM
To: Witty, Richard [Ferguson] – 5842 Richmond VA – HFM
Cc: Corinne Waldrop; Christy Heinen; Michael B. Siewers; Robert Rosbaugh (Services – 6)
Subject: LuLu’s Chef Michael

Hello Rick,

I hope you are doing well. This was Chef Mike original thoughts, but now he will be preparing 750 portions of each dish. He now would like at least  “Ideally it would all be delivered on Tuesday the 18th. We were hoping to have access to the kitchen beginning that afternoon, prepping the 18, 19, and 20, and cooking on the 24, 25, and 26 if necessary (confirming these dates with Rick). Should yield 500 portions of each dish.”

ok, revised food order for 750 portions each : we will also need another person each day I think to prep. Rick, as you can see there is a lot of veggies to chop!! I would suggest a team of six per prep night, but Bob may be able to chime in on this as a trained chef by Paul.

chicken leg quarters 6-8oz : 375 lb

slab bacon : 60 lb

button mushrooms : 60 lb

bulk carrots : 50 lb

spanish onions : 150 lb

red table wine : 16 gal

fresh eggplant : 90 lb

fresh zucchini : 90 lb

fresh yellow squash : 90 lb

fresh red bell peppers : 30 lb

alta cucina brand whole peeled tomatoes : 6 cases

uncle bens brand rice : 150 lb

whole peeled garlic :3 gal

blended oil 90/10 : 6 gal

fresh thyme : 1 lb

fresh chives : 1 lb

dry bay leaf : 8 oz

coarse ground black pepper : 5 lb

mortons brand kosher salt : 24x3lb (2 cases)

Also, Chef Mike is planning on being at the festival 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 on Friday, 28th, and 10:30 – 4:00 on Saturday. WE WILL NEED YOUR KNIGHTS TO RUN THIS TENT WHEN CHEF LEAVES:)  Also, if he starts running out of food early, we would like any quick additional prep as possible to happen. Last year he ran out of food at noon on Saturday. If we had help with prepping, he could have sold a lot more food. I will explain better when I see you:)

*We would like your group to keep his tent open and running until he runs out of food 🙂 Festival hours on Friday are

4:00-8:00, but this means be at LSP to set up by 2:30 for health inspector starting at 3:00. Clean up break down at night until 9:00.

Saturday hours are (9:00 to set up) and 10:30 am.- start time with 3 hour shifts until  8:30 and then clean up time.

To recap- There should be a cashier, food runner, and two sous chefs and two servers per shift. Sous chefs may also work as servers when chef is there. Please ask your Knights if they are flexible to switch booths once all LuLu’s food is completely sold out. Example- Group could shift to dessert tent:)

Next to Chef Paul, Chef Mike is my favorite! He is so kind and super organized. I think you will really enjoy working with him. His tent does get busy!! Chef may have other ideas on positions needed, but we can confirm on the 18th.


Do you have any extra Knights available to prepare packaged creme brulee the weekend of 22nd? This is fairly simple, but we will need 500. It may take a couple of Knights and a few hours. We also will need two knights to help torch the creme brulees on Friday and Saturday. Festival weekend:) Hours 4:00-8:00 on Friday, and 10:30-9:00 on Saturday.

Would your group like to order FFF hats? Everyone is required to wear hats, or hairnets to be around any of the food. We will provide gloves as well and a hand wash station behind your tent.

Parking will be in Forest Office Park, next left after Michaels Road coming from Parham ( Freeman High School area) If your Knights have name badges please have them wear them.

Do you have any questions for me? My cell number is 380-7200. Please call me with anything you can think of. We are hoping this is the beginning of a long term friendship.

Thank you again,


East End Pregnancy Toast to Life Gala April 22, 2017

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Kozak,

You should have recently received an invitation in the mail to our East End Pregnancy Toast to Life Gala. We just wanted to follow up with you today and say that we hope you can make it!

The gala is on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6pm-10pm at the Veritas School. We have some exciting new things planned for this year’s event! It is going to be a fun and joyous celebration of what God is doing at the East End Pregnancy Center.

Here is the link for more information: http://www.toast2life.org. Sign up today!

Thank you for your support.

The East End Pregnancy Center



Enabling every woman to choose Life for the child in her womb


Hotline  (804) 200-9141      Office  (804) 564-5852  

4705 Nine Mile Rd.  Richmond, VA 23223

final KOVAR effort April 22 at the Kroger Supermarket

Brother Knights,

 As discussed at yesterday’s meeting, we ask you to help solicit in our final KOVAR effort this year. We will do this on April 22 at the Kroger Supermarket, located at 1510 Eastridge Road, adjacent to the Ridge Shopping Center. The attached signup sheet shows we will have 2 man, 1 hour shifts, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 Please let me know if you will help this important cause.

 Thank you.  Bruce

Knights of Columbus

KOVAR fundraising event

April 22, 2017, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kroger Supermarket

Ridge Shopping Center, 1510 Eastridge Road


Solicitors Signup


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Sign-Up Genius site for the Little Sisters of the Poor

Good morning, gents.

During last night’s meeting, a handful of Brothers noted that they had not received an e-mail regarding the Sign-Up Genius site Paul set up for the Little Sisters of the Poor.  Given the number of volunteers needed, I want to make sure we get the Sign-Up Genius in the hands of as many Brothers as possible.

John, do you mind forwarding a message out to your master list with a link to the Sign-Up Genius site?  I believe this is the link to the site (please give it a quick test before including):  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044aaeab2fa7fa7-little

Also, Paul, can you please edit the message at the top of the Sign-Up Genius page to note that family members, friends, etc. that are @ least 18 years old are welcome to volunteer as well?

Thank you, and don’t hesitate to give me a call at 240-9859.

Fraternally, Bart

From: Barton Leahey [mailto:bgljmu@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 9:12 PM
To: Leahey, Bart <bart.leahey@capitalone.com>
Subject: Fwd: Little Sisters of the Poor French Food Festival Invite

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: “Paul Kitchen” <info@signupgenius.com>
Date: April 4, 2017 at 9:38:03 PM EDT
To: bgljmu@yahoo.com
Subject: Little Sisters of the Poor French Food Festival Invite
Reply-To: pkitchen7500@gmail.com


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