Members

Board members
Board of Directors, Left to right (Front row) Dan Decrans, Jim Andrie, John Andrie, Richard Babler, John Leesch & Harry Dahlin. (Back Row) Brad Jacobs, Rick Skalsky & Tim Paquin. (Not Pictured: Leon Breun, Bernie Nietfeld & District Master Craig Larson)

Current Board Members

Jim Andrie, Paynesville (Chairman)
jim.andrie@hotmail.com

Rick Skalsky, Warroad (Vice-Chair)
skalsky@centurytel.net

Dan DeCrans, Nevis
dssdec@msn.com

Harry Dahlin, Wadena
jhdahlin@hotmail.com

Brad Jacobs,Buffalo
bjacobs@patrioterect.com

Leon Breun, Alexandria
leon.breun@gmail.com

Tim Paquin, Warroad
brothersof9@yahoo.com

John Leesch, Alexandria (Treasurer)
jbleesch@hotmail.com

Mike Brant, Elk River
mjb1300@yahoo.com

Honorary Members

Bernie Nietfeld, Greenwald
Richard Babler, Roosevelt
John Andrie, Wadena
Craig Larson (District Master)

Member History

Sir Knight Paul Beckel
Pictured on the right is Sir Knight Paul Beckel. Paul past away in 2016. He was an inspiration to many of us and will be missed. Paul was a long time member and a Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Paul’s family donated a very large memorial in the his name for the upkeep and maintenance of Fort St. Charles. Thank you to the family of Paul Beckel for this donation.
Richard Babler
Richard Babler is presented with the US Flag flown over this historic site from Spring 2012 thru Spring 2013. Richard is being presented the flag by Chairman Jim Andrie and Tim Paquin for all his years of work. Richard was appointed to the board in 1987 and has served since that time. I am proud as the Chairman of the Board to honor Richard for his many years of service.

Thank You

I want to thank the many Fourth Degree Knights from the State on Minnesota who support this site. All of the work that has been done at the site is through the generous donations of time, talent and money. This is truly a big undertaking as could not be done with out you. For myself, when I visit the Fort Site, I think of all of those who have gone before us. From 1732 thru 1756 it was French Fur traders; in 1908 it was rediscovered; In 1949 the 4th Degree Knights took this on a project. Thank you to all the Knights alive and deceased who have worked, prayed and enjoyed this beautiful site. 

Sincerely,
Jim Andrie (Chairman)

Logs of Legacy

Please take a moment to visit the Logs of Legacy Capital Campaign page. We have a capital project underway to replace the chapel. The chapel was built in the early 1950’s and is decaying and in need of replacement. Thank you for your consideration.