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3/11/21

Fish Fry Update

The Friday Fish Fry has been a huge success for our council and the St. Joe’s Parish. In 3 weeks time we turned in approx. $5,000 in revenue for our council! Many thanks to Don Zale and the crew for making this happen. We appreciate everyone’s efforts. Hans and Andy are excellent cooks for sure.

5/7/20 From Our General Agent Ron :

I wanted to share the results of a recent study by the Secure Retirement Institute (link is at bottom if you’d like to read) that found that more than half of Americans would be interested in guaranteed lifetime income options; even more interesting is that 64% of Generation Z and Millennials would be interested in guaranteed lifetime income options. I’m so encouraged to see that more and more people are becoming aware of what retirement security is really about.

In the past, people talked about retirement in terms of their monthly INCOME, rather than assets. Indeed in the 1980s more than 60% of people had pensions. But due to the cost, corporate pensions have mostly gone by the wayside, with only about 15% of workers today covered by a pension. Now you know what’s happened to the “Happily Ever After” retirement – it’s been replaced with a worry-filled, do it yourself retirement!

In lieu of no longer having access to pensions, Americans have had to take on more personal responsibility for the success of their retirement. Because of this, we have been conditioned to invest in our 401k and try to build as big of a nest egg as possible… what I find interesting is that people rarely understand the ramifications of this course of action.

Not only is the 401k fully subject to the volatility of the equities market, but it’s also 100% taxable upon withdrawal. Due to these 2 factors, they are extremely inefficient for generating retirement income. For example, a person who accumulated $1 Million in their 401k could withdraw 3% per year ($30,000) and then have to pay income tax on the distribution! If you take out more than 3% annually, chances are high that you could run out of money before death!

Do you realize that there are a number of financial tools at your disposal as a KC member that are much more efficient at generating retirement income? Wouldn’t you like access to programs that provide MORE after-tax spendable income, with LESS RISK, more PREDICTABILITY and not relying on mere PROBABILITY? What would that mean for your peace of mind to know that you’re absolutely BULLETPROOF against the next virus / crisis / market crash / catastrophe / election / whatever else?

Link to article:

Access Here for Your Information.

If you’re interested in learning more about these strategies, just reply to this email and let me know. Some of you receiving this have already begun, and it’s simply time for a check up! Either way, I look forward to speaking with you!

Sincerely,

Ronald A. Sneller , Jr. FICF, FSCP®, RICP®, RFC®
Registered Financial Consultant
Knights of Columbus General Agent
248-241-6826
ronald.sneller@kofc.org
4545 Clawson Tank Dr.
Suite 300
Clarkston, MI 48346
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5/5/20
A message for our Supreme Knight:

Dear Brother Knight,

As the world reels from the coronavirus crisis, the Knights of Columbus continues to serve: providing the charitable, spiritual and financial resources relied on by so many.

Early action at the Supreme Council headquarters meant that we began working remotely in mid-March, ensuring the health and safety of our workforce, and the continuity of our business operations with minimal disruption. Our employees are putting the “home” in “home office,” as they continue their work with the utmost commitment and excellence.

The Order’s agency force has also embraced working virtually. Agents continue to meet and advise members about their insurance and financial needs, but now they do so online through secure Skype appointments. The financial services and products we offer are important in normal circumstances; they are vital during this pandemic.

The Knights of Columbus remains financially strong. On April 6, Standard and Poor’s ranked life insurers on their ability to weather the coronavirus storm. Of hundreds of life insurers in North America, the Knights of Columbus was one of only six to earn the top ranking.

Responding to the pandemic, in March we launched a new initiative — “Leave No Neighbor Behind” — and councils worldwide are already implementing it, providing critical support in neighborhoods and parishes, donating blood, and ensuring that no one is forgotten. The Supreme Council has also launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to support food banks in the United States and Canada, and we are providing a financial lifeline for dioceses as well.

These efforts complement the countless ways that brother Knights are helping the sick, the hungry and others in need. Our charitable work in North America is so significant that the White House has asked for regular updates on our relief efforts.

During this pandemic we have also adapted from in-person meetings to having councils conduct essential business remotely. The Supreme Council has also provided a platform to allow every jurisdiction to hold a virtual state convention. The means of connecting has changed, but our proud tradition of faith in action has not.

Our actions have been a powerful witness, and a recent degree ceremony, held online, produced the largest number of new members from a single event in our Order’s history. The Supreme Council is hosting our new Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity online every Thursday. In addition, our eMembership option continues to provide a quick and easy way for men to join our brotherhood.

The Knights of Columbus has risen to meet every challenge we have faced since 1882. In fact, COVID-19 is the third pandemic in our Order’s history. As we have always done before, we will prevail and do immense good during this time. Not only will the Order come through this crisis; we will make a decisive difference in ensuring that our parishes, communities and countries do the same.

May Venerable Father Michael McGivney and Our Lady of Guadalupe guide and guard you in the days ahead. Vivat Jesus!

Fraternally,

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

4/28/20
You’re invited!

Dear Knights of Columbus Candidate:
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in a special, online ceremony of admission
and advancement.
We normally conduct these ceremonies in person. However, current precautions
necessitate an online ceremony to accommodate the large number of men eagerly
waiting to join our Order.
Please join us for an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity during one
of our upcoming scheduled events:
Thursday, April 30 Thursday, May 7
7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
10:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
7:00 am Eastern Daylight Time
2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
10:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Please Note:
• For registration, you will need to know the council number you are joining
• Please feel free to invite your family to watch the ceremony with you
• There is a maximum capacity of 9,000 attendees, so please choose another
event if your preferred time is full
• While registration confirmations and reminders are sent to your email address,
the links above can also be used join the ceremony, 15 minutes before start time
We look forward to welcoming you into the fraternity of the Knights of Columbus!
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4/16/20
The Lake Orion Knights of Columbus Council #4764 regrets to announce that a former member, Phil J Dehn has passed away. Please remember Elizabeth and the family in your prayers.

4/9/20

Oxford Hills League Members

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation at Oxford Hills.
We are awaiting information and further direction from the governor in regards to when we will be open. As soon as that information becomes available we will let you know. In the meantime, we have been able to keep the course well maintained waiting for everyone’s arrival.
Please stay home and be safe so that we can begin playing golf sooner than later.
See you all soon,

Tim Kalohn
General Manager
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4/7/20 GK Jim Pettinato has announced that the LO K of C virtual Officers Meeting originally scheduled for 4-7-2020 on Zoom chatroom has been cancelled until a later date. There have been some security question about Zoom being hacked by parties unknown.
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4/6/20 The Lake Orion Fr. Thomas R. Carey Knights of Columbus Council #4764 regrets to announce that a member, Paul Robuck has passed away.

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James Pettinato is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: K of C officer zoom
Time: Apr 7, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/516241073

Meeting ID: 516 241 073

If you do not have access to Zoom for meetings, please download the app on your laptop or smartphone by going to Zoom.US Download Center. Please let me know if you are having any difficulty. PGK Tom Farrell 248.766.4156.

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Brother knights,

Council 4764 has a rich history of serving our community in many ways.

This is because of the dedication of our Brother Knights.

Council 4764 has 54 members who have achieved the status of first-degree Knighthood.

If you are a fist degree Knight there is an opportunity for you to advance to third-degree Knight.

There is now a ceremony entitled “Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity” that our council will be conducting with the first ceremony to be conducted on April 7, 2020 followed by a reception with food and refreshments.

Networking at 6:30PM with the ceremony starting at 7:00PM. Candidates for third-degree will gather in the club room and be escorted to the hall for the ceremony.

We encourage you to bring your family and friends to this ceremony and enjoy some time with your fellow Knights

I encourage all first-degree Knights to attend this program to became a third-degree Knight.

You may ask why should I become a third -degree Knight? The answer is as easy as increasing your participation in the Council, expanding your Catholic faith and giving back to the community.

Please contact me if you can attend so we make sure we have adequate food and refreshments for all attending.

Thank You for being a member of Council 4764.

Grand Knight