District Deputy Report – July 2015


CliffWirtzAs our first month of our Columbian year comes to a close I am thankful for the warm brotherly welcome I have received from each of you at your recent installations and council meetings. I also thank all the Worthy Officers and Field Agents who took time to come to our District Deputy meeting. We are all busy and your attendance shows your dedication to your Councils, our District and the Order. I would like to thank my District Wardens PGK Bill Alexander and PGK Andy Prete for their assistance in installing our new Worthy Officers. We have one council yet to install. St. Paschal, Council 5746 in Thousand Oaks will have their installation on Sunday August 9th at 3:00PM. This newly reinstated council would love to have some support of their brothers. I invite all councils in District 79 to join us on the 9th. None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that. Together, we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. St. Paschals, we stand with you!

The Special Olympics are winding down and the Knights have been right there alongside the athletes showing our support. I am so proud to be a Knight of Columbus. Out Tootsie roll drive is right around the corner. District 79 will be in full force raising money for people with Intellectual Difficulties.

Our District welcomed 7 new members at our 1st Degree on July 22nd. I was so happy to see so many brothers come out in support of our new Knights. Both Council in Simi Valley and Moorpark Council added new members to our ranks. Please remember that each of us is on the Membership Committee. Put that Form 100 in your glove box, briefcase and suit pocket when you go to mass. You never know when someone you meet might be interested in the Knights. For you “Smart-Phone” guys, Supreme now has a membership App. I was able to easily search for and download it on my phone, by using the words Knights of Columbus Join Us in the App Store search field. Hopefully, this will help you strengthen the Order with new members.

With all our hard work, we deserve some fun. Our Los Padres Chapter Installation Dinner Dance featuring the awesome band The Daddy-O’s will be held on August 29th at Holy Cross in Moorpark. Our State Deputy and his officers will be in attendance. Our former Worthy District Deputy Mike Ohler will be installed as the new Chapter President. Please try to attend so we can show our support to Brother Mike in front of the State officers. The cost is only $25.00 and all proceeds from this event will go to help our seminarians in Camarillo. For tickets call GK Ron Bodigheimer at 805-379-0903. Click here for flyer.

For our 4th Degree members, this is a call out for all Assemblies in the Chapter. For all my brother Sir Knights who participate in the call out, your dinner tickets are discounted by $10.00 each! This is to thank you and your ladies for participating at the mass.

May God bless you and your loved ones and may He comfort any of you in physical or mental distress.
Cliff Wirtz
District Deputy – 79