February brings us several days that are worth mentioning. Groundhog Day is February 2nd. I am sure after the Blizzard of 2016 everyone is hoping the groundhog will not see his shadow and spring will be just around the corner.
On February 15th we celebrate President’s Day. We all think of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln when we celebrate this holiday as both their birthdays are in February. Originally established in 1885 and celebrated on February 22, Washington’s birthday, the holiday became popularly known as President’s Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. President’s day is now viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
Ash Wednesday is on February 10th. It is the first day of the Christian season of Lent which lasts for six weeks ending on Easter Sunday. Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.
I attended the midterm meeting of Grand Knights in New Jersey. Mention was made of achieving Star Council. One area our numbers are lacking in is the insurance program. I encourage all new members to look into purchasing insurance. If you are interested please contact Greg Chaves.
As I mentioned in the January newsletter I am looking forward to seeing more of you around the council. Come out, say “hello”, meet new friends, and get involved even in the smallest way.