Volume 41 | December 2020
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

I hope you and your family’s all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! The holidays are among us and please everyone stay well and safe during these times.

November was a good month. We had our second on-line order pick up meal with our BBQ Pork Dinner. We sold 185 dinners and had a profit of $1150. Thank you to all the Knights that helped out. We plan on having another on-line dinner for Super Bowl that will be on Sunday February 7th. More to come on that.  

Our Monastery Sales continue to do well. As of this writing we have sales over $2000. Thank you to BK David Werve for his Chairing this great cause!
The annual SJN School Santa Clause breakfast and pictures, that was to be Saturday December 5th has been cancelled this year due to the rise in COVID in Gwinnett County.

I plan to have our usual Officers Meeting on Monday December 7th, All Knights are welcome to attend, and also our Memberships Meeting on Monday December 14th. Our meetings continue to go well, with masks being worn, and everyone socially distanced.  

Many of us are truly blessed with all that we have. But we need to remember those among us that are less fortunate due to what ever circumstances they may be going through, and continue to help them when we can.  

I wish all you Brother Knights and your families a blessed Holiday season.

Vivat Jesus,

Mark Dallas
GK7923
 Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer, PGK Steve Brischler reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $9,585.92 in checking includes: 
  • $3,117.80 in Peterka fund
  • $37,343.31 in Assets

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh last reported:
  • 276 total members
  • 165 associates
  • 92 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 8 Honorary
  • 38 Honorary Life
Program Director Highlights
There are many opportunities for service at the Sisters of the Visitation convent in Snellville with numerous facility and groundskeeping projects needing help. The DGK will put together a list and description of the projects and provide that along with a point of contact for the convent so that Knights can select projects and find out when they can come to offer service. We have done service work there in the past, and with 27 acres and large building there is virtually a continuous list of projects needing attention.
50/50 Drawing
DGK Glenn Klein won the 50/50.
 Awards
Knight of the Month - BK John Mangano for chairing the Pulled Pork dinner.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need (list from the last meeting):

  • All BK’s - For all our military and first responders who keep us safe every day. 
  • BK John Mangano – For friend Beth with cancer.
  • BK Frank Swider – For Eileen Stewart (blood disorder) and Bob Stewart (stomach problems).
  • PGK Mark Davis – For his brother-in-law Dan Madincea suffering effects of agent orange, on oxygen now.
  • FDD Brad Burnett – State Program Director Ed O’Conner’s wife Fran very ill in hospital.
  • BK Tom Hamberger – For his brother Martin recovering from cancer treatments.
  • PGK Mike Clark – For his recovery from bladder cancer.
  • BK David Werve – For BK Jerry Demerly’s quick and full recovery from a stroke.
  • BK Harvey James – For his sister-in-law suffering liver problems.
  • GK Mark Dallas - For Brother Knight Leo Schiltgen who is recovering at the home of a friend after spending three weeks in the hospital for a blood infection.
New Business

David Werve reported that on-line Monastery sales are now underway: $200 of sales so far.

The GK talked with SJN Principal Dr. Broom. The school intends to have pictures with Santa for the children Saturday, December 5. The Council will not be providing Santa or a photographer this year, and due to Covid there will be no breakfast served. We do plan to have Knights pass out zip lock bags with some small snack to be determined. The DGK will coordinate and will be looking for volunteers to help.

This year the St. Vincent DePaul Angel Tree Program will be different due to Covid. Homes will not be visited with gifts and food, but Parish ministries are asked to contribute money for gift cards that will be given to families. The Council’s plan will be for Knights wishing to contribute to write checks to Treasurer PGK Steve Brischler, and Steve will write a check (or checks) to SVDP so that the Council will get credit for the donations. Knights are asked to note on their checks that the money is for the SVDP Angel Tree Program.

The GK reported that to help new event chairmen, an Event Chairman Guide is being prepared. The guide will aid event chairmen in planning their events to make sure all steps for a successful event are covered.

The GK reported that Council 7923 is still scheduled to host the State Meeting, January 8, 2021 in Reynolds Hall.

Treasurer Steve Brischler has ordered a first aid kit for the Neumann Center. It will likely go in the kitchen. When the kit gets here, we will look and determine if we want to get another for our cage in Reynolds Hall.

The next fund-raising event planned will be on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7. Menu suggestions included pork or chicken wing dinners and will be decided later.  
Council 7923 Officers

Chaplain
Fr. Sunny Punnaknziyil - 770-923-6633
Deacon Mike Hayward - 678-787-1972 (Assistant)

Grand Knight
GK Mark Dallas - 404-825-2033

Deputy Grand Knight
DGK Glenn Klein - 770-923-8640

Chancellor
BK Harvey James - 770-235-6686

Recorder
BK Brian Jeffers - 678-699-5796

Treasurer
PGK Steve Brischler - 770-378-0134

Warden
BK Charlie Brantley - 856-577-0059

Advocate
BK Larry Hoffman - 770-972-1180

Financial Secretary
PGK Jim McHugh - 678-925-5811

Inside Guard
BK William Verciglio - 770-722-9190

Outside Guard
BK Alex Naumis - 404-556-1683

Lecturer
BK David Werve - 678-983-6397
PGK Houston Feaster - 404-456-9678

1st Year Trustee
PGK Michael MacFarlane - 770-527-9983

2nd Year Trustee
PGK Mark Davis - 770-313-8068

3rd Year Trustee
BK Ralph Oshinski - 678-294-8074

District Deputy
DD Mike Basak - 404-218-8987

Insurance Field Agent
BK John Paul (JP) Williams - 678-787-2201
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Happy Birthday Knights

Mike Doering 12/1
Vincent Garofola 12/2
John A. Trudell 12/3
David Hobbs 12/5
Edward F. Gestar 12/7
Kenneth R. Harp 12/9
Chester A. Adkins 12/10
Jerry Bennett 12/10
Tony K. O'Neil 12/10
David Andrews 12/11
Leo L. Schiltgen 12/21
Gary Rudebeck 12/22
Donald S. Pietro 12/23
Albert Bishof 12/25
James A. McHugh 12/26
Eduardo Valdes 12/28
Judson T. Baker 12/29
Gregory R. Ollick 12/31
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

December 7th @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm

December 14th @ Neumann Center - Member Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

December 21st @ Neumann Center - First Degree or Practice and Social Meeting - 7:00pm

December 28th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

January 4th @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm

Knights in Action

GK Mark Dallas, PGK Mark Davis and Fr. Sunny with this year's essay contest winners
GK Mark Dallas and PGK Mark Davis present PGK Mike MacFarlane with Council awards
Pulled Port Dinner crew
Flag Retirement with Scouts from Troop 522
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