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Membership Appreciation Picnic 2012 (Sunday April 29th, 2012) Instead of having our traditional Spring Banquet, we decided to shake it up a bit. The first Annual Member Appreciation Picnic included Knights and family members. everyone seemed to have a great time at the event.

That's Brother Knight John Morrison cooking up hot dogs for all the hungry guests.  Thanks John!

Lenten Fish Fries 2012 (Friday March 2nd, 16th and 30th, 2012) Over 1,200 people were served fish dinners in the month of March at St. Joseph's parish social hall.  What an accomplishment! THANK you so much for all of your hard work.

Many, many thanks to the Co-Chairs of this event Bob Sturm and Doug Busho.  These guys put in a lot of effort.

Pictured at left is Bob Sturm (left) and Jim Benfante ensuring that the fish is of the highest quality.

More pictures from the event can be found here.

Pancake Breakfast for D.A.R.E. 2012 (Sunday March 18th 2012) The 5th Graders at St. Joseph's School are now prepared to "Go Make a Difference in the World".  This is the song they sang at the D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony at St. Joesph's school in Rosemount.  They are called to do this because they are the only D.A.R.E. graduating class in the area.  Thanks to the generous parishioners at St. Joseph's parish who support this program through donations at the Pancake breakfast our council puts on.
(above) Pictured is the D.A.R.E graduating class along with D.A.R.E officer Beth Richtsmeier, Rosemount Police Chief Gary Kalstabakken and Pastor Fr. Paul Jarvis. (back row left to right).
D.A.R.E stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.  More information on the program can be found on their website.
(left) Pictured is Event Chairman Mike Matuszewski along with officer Beth Richtsmeier
More photos from the pancake breakfast can be found here
More photos from the D.A.R.E graduation can be found here.

Bowling is Back (Saturday March 17th 2012) After a "rainout" year, the Annual KC Bowling Outing has returned.  Thanks to event chairman Jay Tentinger, bowlers (using that term loosely) from the council had a great time.
That's Michelle Prosen, wife of Treasure Pat. She won the Ladies trophy.
After the bowling at City Limits in Rosemount, the group headed to Ole Piper Inn to enjoy some pizza, beverage and camaraderie.
More pictures from the event can be found here.

Bingo Brothers (Saturday February 25th, 2012) Roch and Tom Hannasch try their luck at our 2nd Annual Spring Bingo event.  There was a lot of fun to be had this year as 40 lucky people brought home Turkeys and Hams.  There was also a $50 "cover all" game at the end.
This years event had a Marti Gras theme which went over big along with a new menu item, Jambalaya.  If you missed it this year, too bad.  You can always catch next year's event.
Click here to see more pictures from this event.

Blood Drive 2012 (Monday February 20th, 2012) Last year we had a snow storm for this event.  This year the weather was great.  There was a steady flow of donor's on hand.  The Red Cross people are fantastic and always do a great job.  This year our goal was 120 pints and we surpassed that goal by 7 pints.
That's event chairman Dave Johnson about to get "STUCK".  Thanks to Dave and all those who help put on this event.
More pictures from the event can be found here.

French Toast Breakfast for the Fr. Fury Fund (Sunday January 29th, 2012) The Fr. Fury Fund helps families send their kids to St. Joseph's School when finances are an issue.  The last few years, we have been sponsoring a breakfast to help raise money for this fund.  The generous parishioners of St. Joseph's always support this cause with open hearts.  Thank you so much Parishioners of St. Joseph's Parish!
And thanks again to Mike Matuszewski chariman of the event.
More pictures from the day can be found here.

Spaghetti Dinner 2012 (Saturday January 21st, 2012)Frank did it again! Frank Pesta Event Chairman put on another fabulous meal for the 2012 Rosemount Knights of columbus Spaghetti Dinner. What an event. If you missed it, you missed out!  That's Frank on the left working his magic.  Thanks Frank and all those wonderful helpers who made it all happen. More photos from the event can be found here.

Pancake Breakfast to Help St. Joseph's Kindergarten Teacher (Sunday, December 11th, 2011) The Rosemount and Farmington Councils each held pancake a breakfast as a benefit fundraiser for Kerri Davis. Kerri has been the Kindergarten teacher at St. Joseph's school for the last 23 years. Recently, she lost her home and car to fire.
Many thanks to all those who donated funds at the benefit. The combined proceeds of $4,924 were presented to Kerri at the December Rosemount Council meeting. 

Pictured left to right are Grand Knight of the Rosemount council Jeff Bunke, Grand Knight of the Farmington council Ed Schultz, Kerri Davis, Event Chairman Mike Matuszewski. See more photos from the event here

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Christmas Party (Sunday, December 11th, 2011) Members of the Mother Teresa Assembly and our council participated in the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Christmas party for Military famlies at the Community Center in Rosemount. Pictured left to right: Alan Kohls (Mother Teresa Assembly), Mike Brunette (Mother Teresa Assembly), Wayne Rychwalski (Faithfull Navigator, Mother Teresa Assembly and Council 5569), Joe Waters (Council 5569) and Bill Scholl (Council 5569).
Behind the scenes, helping Santa with presents for the Military children were Pat Bodine and Mike McIntire. John Morrison was supposed to show up that day and help but he was nowhere to be found. Hmmmm!

See more photos from the event here

Veterans Day 2011 (Friday, November 11th, 2011) The Mother Teresa Assembly provided an Honor Guard to Honor of our Veterans on Veterans day at St. Joseph's Church
  • Row 1 Luke Rennie, Jr. (acolyte), John Morrison (Navy uniform)
  • Row 2 Bob Shea, Don Kamen, Fr. Paul Jarvis, Mel Meier, Dan Heiden, John Magnoski,
  • Row 3 Alan Kohls, Jim Beers, Tim Leach, Bill Juza, Fr. Vince Colon, Kevin Massey
  • Row 4 Loren Sworski, Frank O'Connor, Luke Rennie
Bingo Fascination! (Saturday, November 12th, 2011) Two youngsters stare in awe of the majical bino machine! As usual, the annual fall Turkey / Ham bingo event, was a fun filled gathering for the young, old and everyone in between. Twenty four Turkeys and twelve hams were given away to luck families. You didn't have to have a winning card to thoroughly enjoy the evening.
Many thanks to Dan Mills and Jeff Fischbach for chairing the event and thanks to all the Knights and confirmation students who helped server food and clean up after the afterwards. 

For more pictures of the evening, click here 

First Pancake Breakfast of the 2011-2012 Fraternal Year a success (Sunday, October 16th, 2011) Great Cake Flippers! From left to right: Jim Oxborough, Tony Brand, Tim Fleming and Bret Adams.
Thanks to the IHop in Apple Valley for donating the pancake batter for this event. Next time you are there be sure to thank them. You can get a free breakfast from IHop just by signing up for the "Pancake Revolution" on their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/IHOP
Thanks to Mike Matuszewski for chairing the event. See more photos from the event click here

State Soccer Challenge - 2011

Rosemount Contestants:
  • Allison Tippett (Girls Age 10)
  • Paige Shaffer (Girls Age 13)
  • Grant Shaffer (Boys age 11)
  • Jonathan Meaden (Boys age 12)

  • Girls Age 10 State Champion - Allison Tippett - Rosemount Council (left)
  • Girls Age 13 State Champion - Paige Shaffer - Rosemount Council (right)

Allison Tippett - Rosemount Council, accepting her championship trophy
Council 5569 and District 55 Soccer Challenge - 2011 (Saturday, September 24th, 2011) The Knights of Columbus Council 5569 and District 55 Soccer Challenge provided an awesome showcase of tallent as the winners of the respecive council competitions for Rosemount and Vermillion squared of to decide who was going to state this year. The State competition will be held on October 15th in Coon Rapids. Good luck in the State Competition to all the district winners.

Roger Tippett lines up the ball for the contestant to take a shot. Thanks again to Roger Tippett for doing a great job organizing this event again this year.

Below is a list of the winners. District Competition winners will be moving on to State.

Council Winners
  • Age 10 - Boys: Nathan Snyder
  • Age 10 - Girls: Allison Tippett
  • Age 11 - Boys: Grant Shaffer
  • Age 11 - Girls: Caroline Kelly
  • Age 12 - Boys: Jonathan Meaden
  • Age 12 - Girls: Mallory Schultz
  • Age 13 - Girls: Paige Shaffer
District Winners
  • Age 10 - Boys: Nathan Snyder
  • Age 10 - Girls: Allison Tippett
  • Age 11 - Boys: Grant Shaffer
  • Age 11 - Girls: Caroline Kelly
  • Age 12 - Boys: Jonathan Meaden
  • Age 12 - Girls: Mallory Schultz
  • Age 13 - Girls: Paige Shaffer
  • Age 14 - Boys: Alan Reinardy - Vermillion
More photo's can be found here

Softball Tournament - 2011 (Sunday, August 21th, 2011) Our "Knights of Summer" played in the Knights of Columbus Softball Tournament. They won two and lost two, coming in 3rd place.
Pictured top row left to right - Dennis "Butch" Tutewohl, Scott Komorouski, Chris Maset, Craig Tutewohl, Eric Komorouski, Ken Wettstein, Tim Loesch, Mike Elrod
Pictured second row left to right - Denny Kalmes, Randy Komorouski, Ron Lee, Rick Specht, Leo Tutewohl, Kevin Tutewohl
Bottom Center - Russ Tix
Not Pictured - John Lee, Chris Moody, Dave Tix, Richard Tix Jr., Pat Wand
More pictures from the day can be viewed here

Leprechaun Days - 2011 (Friday / Saturday, July 29-30, 2011) (Above) If we cook them, they will come. Wow, that was a close one. We had just sold out of pork chops and then the rains came. I think God was looking out for us this weekend. We had perfect weather for Leprechaun days! It was hot, but no rain and the people came to eat chops!
This was a stellar performance by our pork chop crew. A record breaking 2,350 chops were cooked, sold and eaten this weekend. Congratulations to everyone who made it happen!

(Right) St. Joe's spirt is on display on the parade route

See more pictures here

Re-Integration Picnic - 2011 (Sunday, July 24th, 2011) Our council had the honor to serve members of the 34th Infantry Division and their families as part of the Yellow Ribbon reintegration weekend family picnic.
We fired up our newly overhauled grill and cooked hamburgers and brats for the service members and their families and then served the food inside the Rosemount community center.

It was nice to be able to show these brave men and women our appreciation for the tremendous sacrifice they have endured for our benefit.

Thanks you members of the 34th Infantry and all members of the U.S. military. We love you. More photo's can be found here 

PADRE OPEN Golf Outing - 2011 (Sunday, July 17, 2011) The PADRE OPEN Golf outing held at Southern Hills Golf Course promised to be a special event and boy did it deliver once again. Even with a sweltering 90 + degrees and very humid weather, a wonderful time was had by all.
There were great prizes again this year and if you missed it, you really missed out on fun golfing, great food and good company.

Our chaplin Father Colon joined us again this year as well as a special St. Joseph's alumni Father Roach.

What a great event this is and I hope you will join us next year. Stay tuned for next year's date!

Many thanks to Co-Chairs - Chris and Loren Sworski. More photo's from the day can be found here