GA, Newsletter submission October 2020
Dear State Family,
It is with great humility that I am now responsible for all of the membership for the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan Peninsula. Many of you read this news in our September newsletter, however, my reasoning for bringing this back up this month is that most of the members in southern Wisconsin will be receiving this letter as part of my General Agent Newsletter for the first time as well as it being shared in the Wisconsin Badger.
I am excited to report this month we now welcome four new agents to help serve across the state joining our existing fifteen Agents. The Nowak Agency welcomes Chris Thelen of the Green Bay Diocese, Derek Kalschuer of the Milwaukee Diocese, and Steven Rammer and Tim Dreger of the Madison Diocese. We continue to look for Good and Holy men that are on fire for the Knights of Columbus and their Faith. Our need is still for 10 more men to serve and provide the charity of service as well as to help to bring to light all the benefits your family can partake in regard to morally responsible investing, protection of life, disability, long-term care and retirement.
On October 15th, at 7:00pm we will be providing a Statewide live event for our Councils to have a Fraternal Benefits Night which we would like to invite all Catholic’s and those considering joining the Church to attend for free!! Go to www.kofcwi.org and then click on the Live events tab to register for this timely event. It is limited to the first 1000 participants who register so make sure you don’t miss out. Tom Hegna is a world-renowned speaker who helps people prepare for retirement. There will be a survey at the end of the event to collect information so that our Councils will get credit for our first Fraternal Benefits Night.
I would also ask each of you to prayerfully consider writing letters and sending cards to anyone you know who would be considered a shut in as well as those in nursing homes. During this time, it is hard for family to get in to see those they love and some of these folks do not understand and feel that they are forgotten. A quick note or a card of remembrance could be the one thing that helps someone get through this difficult time. We are seeing an increase in deaths not necessarily caused by the Corona Virus as much as the isolation as a result of Covid-19. I have had many calls from families who have experienced a loss of a loved one who they were surprised by their passing. They have stated that not seeing them was a contributing factor.
We are certainly looking forward to doing many more activities as we get back into going to Mass and as our Councils start engaging with their parishes in a new and different way. I know that we are going to be a huge factor in reigniting our parishes. As members of the Knights we will be working to lead re-engagement at our Priest request. So I thank each of you in advance for promoting the good works of the order.
Letting your agent come to visit you either Virtually or by Face-to-Face is both an act of charity as well as an act of protection for those that are most important to you.
Tim Nowak, GA