Monday, June 8, 2020

June 2020 Bulletin: Virtual Meeting, Officers and More

Lead article of the June 2020 bulletin, online now.

I hope this message finds you and your family and friends doing very well and enjoying the ability to hopefully go to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass soon. The Knight’s activities have been slowed down due to the Wuhan virus.

While following the stay-at-home order the officers met online and thankfully, we have the following gentlemen nominated for officers for the next council year starting in June/July: Recorder – Jeff Eull, Warden – Dave Miodus, Chancellor – Dan Lhotka, Deputy Grand Knight – Erich Kunzman and Grand Knight – Andy Sipple. We are working on getting a council meeting together for June – please stay tuned as it is thought that the meeting will be an online virtual meeting.

The Knights are a co-sponsor of the Albertville Friendly City Days fireworks. As Albertville Friendly City Days is cancelled this year and this event helps fund council activities the officers are going to be going over a proposed budget for next year that will decrease council expenditures.

Please remember to thank Fr. Richards for his service to our parishes. Fr. Richards will be moving on at the end of June and we will be welcoming Fr. Park in July. Looking forward to seeing you out and about.

Thank you for all you do. Keep the faith.

God bless, 
Andy Sipple
Grand Knight

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May 2020 Bulletin: Happy Easter!

Lead article from the May 2020 bulletin, online now.

I hope that the change in routine has had some positive impact on you and your families. The Knights had a nationwide online exemplification the week after Easter and had a good showing all over the nation. It was so successful that it looks like there will be additional dates added in the future. 

Many thanks to our Worthy Deputy Grand Knight Erich Kunzman and Worthy Financial Secretary Don Legatt who figured out what happened to the check with proceeds of the tree lot that were donated to the youth group and delivered the check to the youth group.

There was a spaghetti dinner benefit planned for Lisa Mueller on May 2nd that will need to be rescheduled after the stay at home order expires. It is unknown at the time of writing this article if Friendly City days will be canceled, changed in some way, or go on as normal. Communication of what is decided with Friendly City days will be sent out via e-mail after the decision on if it will be held or canceled is made.

Many people in our community have been impacted by the slow down in the economy due to the Wuhan virus. An e-mail will be sent out to recruit guys to help out our community, especially Knights and Knights’ families, that have been negatively affected by the current situation. If you are someone who could use some help such a ride to the grocery store, running errands, driving people somewhere, etc. please let us know how the Knights can help. You can e-mail me at, and we will get you connected with a Knight who can help.

Keep the faith.

God bless, 

Andy Sipple
Grand Knight

Monday, April 13, 2020

April 2020 Bulletin: April Meeting Cancelled, Cornavirus Concerns

Lead article from the April 2020 bulletin.

There has been a lot of change that has happened since the last bulletin article. It has been an interesting Lent so far. The spread of the corona virus has limited the ability of people to get together. For the safety of all of our brother Knights and their families the April council meeting has been canceled. The senior citizens dinner normally planned for April has been rescheduled for Thursday May 14 at St. Albert’s parish hall. The Knights council was going to lead the Stations of the Cross during Lent. At this time it does not look like Stations will be done. It is also unclear if the tootsie roll drive will need to be rescheduled. 

There is a spaghetti feed fundraising dinner for Lisa Mueller scheduled for Saturday May 2nd at St. Albert’s parish hall. It is unclear at this time if this spaghetti feed will need to be rescheduled. Many thanks to Erich Kunzman and Brad Altepeter for their work on both the Father – Daughter dance and the Father – Son event. Cory Sommer put on another fantastic event at the Knight’s gala dinner – thank you Cory. Please include in your prayers for an end to come to the spread of corona virus and for all who are sick to recover as well as pray for the people taking care of those who are sick. As the situation changes updates on schedule changes will be sent out. Keep the faith. 

God bless, 
Andy Sipple
Grand Knight