Council 599 Newsletter July 2015
Welcome New Brother Knights!
(L to R) Grand Knight Jim Ammon, new members Robert Roche, Mark Zagrobelny, Francis Dumont,
Chaplain, Rev. Patrick Ratigan and Council 7803 Deputy Grand Knight Mike Ward.
Exemplification of the First Degree was held on Sunday, June 14th
at St. Bernard’s Chapel. Congratulations!
Congratulations to all of the members of Saranac
Lake Council 599, attaining Star
for a second consecutive year!
GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE
Let’s welcome 4 new Brothers! Brother Francis (Buddy) Dumont, Brother Mark Zagrobelny, Brother
Robert (Bob) Roche and transferring Brother Patrick Sullivan. This shows we are an active and growing
council. Thank you for all of your hard work and active participation in member recruitment and
charitable activities this past fraternal year. I would also like to thank the Bloomingdale council for
their help in both of our 1st degree exemplifications.
Council 599 conducted the following business at the June meeting:
Approved a donation to the Bishop Brzana Chapter
Approved the waiving of dues for new members
Completed the elections of officers for the 2015/2016 fraternal year
COUNCIL ACTIVITIES / ANNOUNCEMENTS / COMMITTEES
On Saturday, July 11
Council 599 will be holding a work session to remove council files and
materials from the Pius X Center! Work session will be from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Please sign up
to help on the council website!
On Saturday, July 11
Council 599 will once again be selling hot dogs/hamburgers and
refreshments at the Eighth Annual Spencer Boatworks Runabout Rendezvous. A table will also
be set up to sell C&B tickets! Please sign up to help on the council website!
GUIDEBOAT COFFEE TABLE RAFFLE tickets on sale until the
September 7th drawing. Please help this effort selling or buying tickets. All proceeds to
benefit St. Bernard’s School!
FUND RAISING COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, July 13th at 6:00 PM
All members are invited to attend! The more ideas, the better!
Exemplifications of the Second and Third Degree are
scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at St. Paul’s Parish
Center in Bloomingdale. Council 599 will be co-hosting the
degrees with Council 7803, assisting with the meal that will
follow. Volunteers will be needed!
Calendar of Events
11th – Fund Raising Event – Spencer
Boatworks Boat Show
13th Council Meeting @ 7:00 PM
26th – Annual Isle LaMotte Pilgrimage
9th – Second & Third Degrees @
10th - Council Meeting @ 7:00 PM
Council Officers – 2015/2016
Chaplain: Fr. Patrick Ratigan
Grand Knight: James Ammon
Deputy Grand Knight: Stuart Darrah
Chancellor: Richard Sayles
Recorder: Dan McLean
Financial Secretary: Gregory Peck
Treasurer: Claude Premo, PGK
Advocate: Deacon Joseph Szwed
Warden: John Fehlner
Inside Guard: Donald Jones
Outside Guard: Alan Latourelle
Trustee One Year: Anthony Samperi
Trustee Two Year: William McIntyre, PGK
Trustee Thee Year: Kenneth Klauck
DISTRICT DEPUTY’S MESSAGE
Dear Brother Knights,
Congratulations on another very successful year! Achieving Star Council for a second year is a great
accomplishment. Excellent job Brothers!
As previously advised, Exemplifications of the Second and Third Degrees are being planned and are
now scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale. The Grand Knight
has the details. This is a wonderful opportunity for those members seeking advancement to full
Knighthood. I encourage all members to attend, especially if you have not been to a degree in some
time. Please help support the candidates and also the hosting council, 7803!
The Chapter Ball on Saturday, June 13th at Tupper Lake had a lower attendance this year compared to
last but was still a fun, and entertaining evening with a good collection of funds for the designated
recipients! I hope others will consider attending next year! The annual
be held on Sunday, July 26th and the Prayer Rally will be on Sunday, October 4th at Canton. Please
consider attending one or both events!
Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty
O God our Creator, from your provident hand we have received our right to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given
us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our
faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the
strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are
threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of
your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and
daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our
nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome—for the
sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us—this great land
will always be “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please keep in your prayers our brother knights and their family members that are ill, especially Bob
Douglas, Tom Fiumara and FS Greg Peck. Please also remember in prayer our parish family members that
are ill and our less fortunate friends and neighbors, and please continue to pray for vocations!
Please also refer to the PRAYER REQUESTS and KNIGHTS IN MEMORIAM areas on the council website!
Best wishes to the gentlemen celebrating a
birthday in July!
Jeff Branch – 3
Harold Lennon – 16th
Michael Chabot – 22nd
Dan Frechette – 23rd
Mike Mouranie – 31st
Please help support this worthy program by buying or selling the enclosed tickets. You will be helping
to support programs at the State level, the diocese and our council! Thank you!
Please return tickets & funds to Financial Secretary Greg Peck:
PO Box 132
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Please make checks out to Saranac Lake KofC #599
Please also contact Worthy FS Greg for additional tickets: (518) 524-4113 or [email protected]
Sellers Drawing on July 19th Early Bird Drawing on September 26th
Final Drawing on December 5th
Gib Patenaude, Your Council’s Field Agent
Please contact me at: (518) 637-2832 (cell), (518) 310-1660 (main office) or
You can also find the link to my webpage from your council website!
Please forward newsletter questions or articles to the editor, PGK Bill McIntyre ([email protected])