October 1, 2013
September was quite a month for Tonti Council! We’ve just completed our ID (Tootsie Roll) Drive and, although final numbers are not yet in, I am confident that we have reached our “quota” for the year, which is roughly $9000. Net proceeds from this event support the North Center for the Mentally Handicapped, the SPRED group at Our Lady of Victory and the SPRED group at St. Edward’s. A special thanks goes out to Chairman Paul Guillemette who once again led a successful campaign.
We held our
17th Annual “Art in the Park”
at Portage Park on
September 21-22. We had 160 Vendors participating and we were blessed with beautiful weather both days. This is Tonti’s major fundraiser for the year, and our net profit stands at roughly $12,000. This event would not have been a success without the Herculean efforts of PGK Henry Nowak and PGK Bob McLoughlin. To all of the volunteers who helped out, especially those who braved the cold and dark at 6 AM,
Thankfully, October holds a more restful pace for the Council. Activities continue though. BK Jim Shannon is chairman of the “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest going on at our 5 Parish Schools. Final judging will occur just prior to Thanksgiving. Our 2013 Vocations Raffle is underway, chaired by BK Mike Sexton. Please make every effort to return the completed books along with $15.00 per book by November 15, 2013. For additional books, please contact Mike Sexton @ 773-282-8489. Proceeds from this Raffle go to support our Brother Knight and Seminarian Matt Heinrich.
Our Annual Memorial Mass is scheduled for Sunday November 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary of Providence located at 4200 N. Austin Av. Please join us in saying farewell to those Brothers whom have met their heavenly reward in the past year. Honor Guard is to assemble at 10:30 AM. A light reception of sandwiches and drinks will follow the Mass.
Our Annual Christmas Party is set for Thursday December 5, 2013 at Porretta’s Ristorante located at 3656 N. Central Av. We need to determine headcount by mid-November, so please send your questions and RSVP
Our next Regular Business Meeting is Thursday October 3 @ 7:30 PM at Sokol Community Center located at 4855 N. Elston Av. Come on out and join your Brothers at the next Social on Thursday October 17 @ 7:30 PM. Bring your wife, bring the kids, or perhaps bring a New Prospect!