Greg Otte Squires

 

 

 

                          The Squires program offers young men fellowship, faith, fun, and opportunities to learn and serve.

 

 

 

       At the Kalihari 2009 -An early morning fun run group of Squires

An early morning fun run group - 2010 Squires Event hosted by our Circle.

 

We meet the second Sunday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30pm in our church hall.  Other activities that we have enjoyed together include:

  • Parish grounds cleanup
  • Collecting donations for the Intellectually challenged via Tootsie Rolls 
  • Setup and cleanup at the Community Summerfest
  • White water rafting
  • Group bike riding
  • 4-wheeling
  • Raking and yard cleanup as a fund raiser
  • Hosting the altar servers at a tailgate party at the Packer Family Night
  • Multiple visits to an elderly KC members home to do yard mowing, tree and bush trimming and cleanup
  • A brat fry for a fund raiser
  • Hosting a Squires event for prospective Squires at a State KC Convention
  • Working at the Columbians Squires booth at the State KC Convention
  • Snow hill sledding and snowboarding
  • Working at the Iola Car Show ever year as a fund raiser
  • Bowling
  • Assisting with the council K of C luncheons and Bingo
  • Helping to host the Wisconsin State Squires Big Event at Lambeau Field March 2012
  • Ice fishing with the Knights
  • Eucharistic Procession for Life with Father Quinn Mann

 

Current Greg Otte Squires Circle Officers

 

     Chief Squire Isaac, Deputy Chief Squire Kevin and Chief Counselor John              @ the State KC Convention

 

Chief Squire.................Aaron Danke

Deputy Chief Squire......Ian Shofner

Notary.........................Isaac Danke

Bursar.................Jacob Ortiz Young

Marshal.........................Chris Young

Sentry..........................Jessie LaMie

Chief Counselor..............John Young

 

The Columbian Squires, the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus, is a leadership developmentprogram for young Catholic men, 10-18 years old. There are over 25,000 Catholic young men in over 1,400 local units, called circles, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Guam.

The Orderwide goal of the Supreme Knights of Columbus is for "A Circle in Every Council." The importance of a Squires circle should not be underestimated. A circle helps mold young Catholic men into the strong leaders of tomorrow, while preparing these Squires for their future as active, contributing members of the Knights of Columbus.

Leadership  Advancement Program

Go to http://www.kofc.org/un/en/squires/advance.html to explore extensive program. 

 

Our Circle namesake is Greg Otte.

Greg was a sixteen old student and athlete when he began having headaches.  After finding out he had a brain tumor he did not want to be treated differently.  In his high school classes he worked hard.  It would have been easy to give up, not try, but that was not Greg. 

He had a great sense of humor, always finding something funny in every situation.  Greg had a way of putting his classmates at ease, even with his problems.  He tried very hard to just be one of the guys.  Sports were a part of Greg's life.  Football was too dangerous  for Greg to play, but he remained involved with the team as a manager.  He participated in other sports as long as he could. 

Greg was an example of living life to the fullest and living one day at a time.  He continued to attend school classes as long as he could but eventually did assignments at home.  While Greg may have questioned "why me?" his faith in the Lord gave him the strength to accept his suffering and death.  Greg was the son of parishioners Lei Otte and her deceased husband Jim. 

 

 

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