Greetings brother Knights! This is my final update as your Grand Knight. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you all.
Your new Officers for the 2019-2020 year are:
Grand Knight David Fink
Deputy Grand Knight Victor Melchiorre
Chaplain Fr. Joby
Chancellor Mark Garza
Recorder Chris Boland
Treasurer Stan Kwiatkowski
Financial Secretary Ed Cummins
Advocate Dick Ryan
Warden Greg Vanzo
Inside Guard Joe Cahill
Outside Guard 1 Frank Loughery
Outside Guard 2 Patrick Atkins
Trustee (1st Year) Bob Calliotte
Trustee (2nd Year ) Al Capuano
Trustee (3rd Year) Mike McLaughlin
Thank you gentlemen for agreeing to step up into these leadership roles!
First, note that our July general membership business meeting is not cancelled. It has been delayed to Thursday, July 11th at 7:00pm in our usual spot behind the parish cafeteria. Enjoy your July 4th evening with family and friends!
Next, the procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi immediately follows the 11:30am mass this Sunday, June 23rd. The procession will include members of our council as canopy carriers as well as the 4th degree honor guard. For those of you that have enjoyed the traditional regalia in past events and would also like to see the new regalia, please come out and participate in the procession. It will be the last official time you can see the traditional regalia in use.
In May, we held a First Degree exemplification and welcomed four new members into our council. Please welcome and congratulate Jay Wirts, Brandon Lucas, Frank Short, and Nick Feick. We are proud to call you Brother Knights!
At the May general meeting, we addressed the unfortunate shortfall in revenue from the Lenten Fish Frys. Because of lower attendance, coupled with higher expenses, we have less money to spend on charitable causes than we originally voted earlier in the year. As a result the council approved a revised Charitable budget. If you wish to learn more about the revised budget, please plan on attending the July 11th meeting and any officer present will be able to talk with you.
Finally, I would like to recognize some Brother Knights who truly exemplified the spirit of service to our council, our parish, and our community.
To all of the officers for 2018-19, thank you for your patience with me: Dave Fink, Ed Cummins, Stan Kwiatkowski, Larry O’Bryan, Mark Garza, Victor Melchiorre, Greg Vanzo, Frank Loughery, Lucas Johns, Al Capuano, Dave Orlando, Mike Mc Laughlin, Patrick Atkins, Father Joby.
To the various Directors and Chairs, your efforts are likely to have secured our council the Columbian Award: John Koke (Program Director), Tom Feick, Andy Gzibovski, Jon Sturgill, Doug Derringer, and Mike Hirsch.
To all the rest of the courageous Knights that stepped in as needed at various functions we sponsored including parish breakfasts, Grill’n Knights, Knights’ Masses, Coats for Kids, Blood Drive, Bocce Leagues and so many other events…. Thank you and Well Done!
In closing, I offer three challenges to each of you. Make it to at least 2-3 meetings a year and volunteer as often as you can at our various functions and invite one other person to be become a Knight.