New Chaplain

I hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying it. We had a great meeting in July highlighted by the presence of our new chaplain, Father Billy Dodge. We are very fortunate to have Father Dodge as our new chaplain and we are looking forward to getting to know him, having him at our council meeting and events, as he helps us to be more firmly rooted in faith, hope, and charity and to further our growth in the knowledge of our Catholic faith. Welcome Father Dodge!!!

Clergy Appreciation will be held on Sunday, August 14th at the Freight House, Hiawatha Room. The social hour will begin at 5 PM, with dinner beginning at 6 PM. Cost for this event is $30/person. For the past couple of years, we have jointly sponsored this event with the Serra Club and it has been well attended by both groups. This will take the place of the August KC Get Together, so please try and make the event so we can convey our deepest appreciation to our priests and deacons. Contact Steve Flottmeyer, 788-3650 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you plan to attend.

Thanks to Norm Suhr and all those who helped volunteer selling beer tickets at Riverfest over the 4th of July. Please consider helping at this event next year or at one of our many other events we put on throughout the year. “Many hands make light work!” If you want to know what volunteer opportunities are coming up for the council, please ask me. I would love to see you! Football Mania has just kicked off too. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, please talk with Howie Olson or give me a call.

Yours in charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism...
– Steve Flottmeyer, Grand Knight, Council 839