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 Fr. William J. Mitchell Assembly 3817

Minutes for October 16, 2023


Michael Grimes – Faithful Navigator

Assembly Order of Business October 16, 2023

The meeting was called to order at 06:30 pm by Faithful Navigator SK Michael J. Grimes.

Faithful Pilot Attendance Report:  It was determined that officers 08 and 12 SKs were in attendance.

Roll Call of Officers: 
Faithful Friar:                              SK Fr. Larry Merta                      Absent
Faithful Navigator:                     FN Michael Grimes                    Present
Faithful Captain:                         SK Joe Sell                                   Present
Faithful Pilot:                               SK Richard J Polfliet                   Present
Faithful Comptroller:                 SK Tim Smith                              Present
Faithful Scribe:                            SK Manuel H Escarcega            Present
Faithful Purser:                           SK Michael Miller                       Absent
Faithful Inner Sentinel:              SK Daniel Naegele                     Present
Faithful Outer Sentinel:             SK George Sever                        Absent
Faithful Admiral:                         SK Henry Armstrong                 Present
Faithful 1 Year Trustee:               SK Hector Ortiz                         Absent
Faithful 2 Year Trustee:             SK Martin Koreck  ­                      Absent
Faithful 3 Year Trustee:             SK Gerald Schevers                    Absent

Opening Ceremony: The principles and duties of the Order were presented by the Assembly’s Faithful Admiral, Captain and Navigator.  Sir Knights Pledged Allegiance to the Flag of the United States, and the Faithful Captain SK Edward Padilla, led the Assembly in praying the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.

Faithful Navigator Presentations: 

Faithful Friar:  SK Father Larry Not present.

Minutes of Preceding Meeting:  Supreme Council there has been a change to have the minutes emailed for all to review.

Minutes for March were approved. SK Polfliet made a motion to approve SK Tim Smith seconded

Reading of Navigator’s Communications:

  • FN Michael made a statement of our commitment to the order by paying your due’s.
  • FN Michael gave us an update on the 4th degree exemplification that will occur on November 11,2023. This will take place at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church located at 24827 South Dobson Road.
  • FN Informed us of a Silver Rose ceremony on Wednesday 18 and, that there would be an EV Call Out for Knights in Uniform.
  • FN reminded us to Email him at grimes7904@outlook.com if you have interested 3RD degree nights who are interested in attending.
  • FN Gave us some information for a request for SK to visit fellow SK Duane Pirkl . He is at 709 South Saranac Mesa, Arizona 85208
  • FN reminded us that there would be another raffle for a 4th degree Uniform. Marcus Ray has the available tickets if we wanted to purchase. There would be an added sword donated by a past SK lanners going with this uniform.
  • FN Michael reported that we declined the quote for replacement.
  • FN reminded us to finish your Child Protect class.


Faithful Comptroller’s Report:

  • SK Tim Smith reported that we have 95 members in our assembly 3817.
  • SK Tim reminded us of our importance to pay your dues to stay current and in good standing.

 Faithful Purser’s Report:  

  • SK Tim reported the following accounting numbers to our accounts.
  • $2554.97 in the checking account
  • $965.93 in the Chalice fund.
  • $3373.78 in the Flagpole fund.

Committee Reports:

Social Chairman: vacant
No report                                                     SK TBD

Chalice Chairman:                                                                                   SK Mark Goetz

  • SK Mark reported $822.46 in funds available. And we have 3 chalices available.

Respect Life Chairman:                                                                          SK Edward Padilla

  • SK Eddie reported we had in an account $2885 for a future retreat dates to be announced.

Communications Chairman:                                                                 FN Michael Grimes

  • FN said those wanting a new shirt to get with him to order them.
  • FN said also those wanting a replacement badge to also meet with him.
  • FN also reminded us about the availability of applying online at the Holy Cross website for admissions.

Membership Director: not present                                                     SK Hector Ortiz

  • NR                                  

Color Corps Commander: not present                                               SK Hector Ortiz

  • SK Hector reported the following That we had 6 SKs from our order that attended Rosary Sunday.
  • SK Hector asked for some possible call out dates coming Oct 26 & 27.

Quartermaster:                                                                                        SK TBD

  • FN Michael Grimes if we needed a new 4th Degree shirt, they were available for sale. From $25 for S-L, $26 XL-XXL and finally $27 for XXX

Old Business:

  • FN Michael complete your call to protect class.

New Business:

  • FN asked for suggestion on how to get more Sir Knights to attend the meetings. Michael suggested a Hot Dog Cook Out. After hours Target shooting to get others interested in getting together. 
  • SK Mike Powell and his wife Mary
  • SK Victor Scott’s son Gary
  • SK Richard Polfliet Brother –
  • SK Jose Contreras
  • SK Robert Guyton Jr wife Diana
  • SK Gerald Casterton
  • SK Deacon Richard Conn wife Mary Michael
  • SK Jerry Schevers
  • SK Rod Hanks
  • SK Tony Haddad
  • SK Tony Haddad spouse Carol
  • SK Michael Miller – Brother-in-Law – Tom Miller
  • SK Michael Miller – Mother Bernadette
  • SK Mark Goetz – Brother-in-Law – Richard Byrne
  • SK Manny Escarcega
  • 0SK Martin Koreck – Patricia
  • SK Jerry Alderton
  • SK Bob Salas – son
  • SK Marcus Ray – Sister-in-Law
  • SK Victor Scott and his wife (Amanda)
  • SK Darrel Fitzgerald wife Lauretta
  • SK Dick Polfliet’ brothers’ wife (Dawn)
  • SK Hector Ortiz wife (Mary)
  • SK Mark Goetz – Cousin (Tracy)
  • SK Joe Sell
  • SK Norm Rimbey
  • SK Ron Sotak
  • SK Richard Weber
  • SK Michael Grimes – Sister (Beth Wanzek)
  • SK Martin Koreck – relative Andrea Mcoy
  • SK Mark Goetz – aunt Irnea Day
  • SK Dan Naegele – Lupe Marquez
  • SK Mike Millard – Brother-in-law Ray Armstrong
  • SK Marcus Ray – Surgery
  • SK Jerry Walsh – Brother Daniel Walsh
  • SK Slater Rubio-Williams (Grandfather) Francisco Marquez Rubio
  • SK Michael Miller – Procedure
  • SK Michael Grimes

Closing Ceremony: The Closing Prayer by

Meeting adjourned at 07:25 pm.

Next Meeting. 11/20/2023 at 6:30 PM in Wellen’s Hall.


Respectfully Submitted by,

Faithful Scribe SK Manuel H Escarcega

October 16,2023


Michael Grimes – Faithful Navigator
Email:  Michael.Grimes7904@outlook.com
Cell:  480-688-5718
Vivat Jesus

Holy Cross Catholic Church / 1244 South Power Road / Mesa, AZ 85206

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Michael Grimes – Faithful Navigator
Father William J. Mitchell Assembly 3817
Email: Michael.Grimes7904@outlook.com
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