Volume 18 | January 2019
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

January, 2019 is a New Beginning! What will we do differently?

How can we further our Brotherhood's involvement in our community?

How can we help each other deal with life challenges?

This is definitely a time of reflection and contemplation. Our new home with its modifications enables us to meet frequently, plan events carefully and welcome new members monthly.

We have structure, enthusiasm, and the will to improve. What we need is more of you!
Please take the time to look at our updated communication format and upcoming events.
The agenda for our involvement begins at the Officer's meeting transcends to the Business meeting and executed by chairmen and directors.Your talents and time are critical for our success; which is measured by the people we serve and the lives we touch.

Many thanks to all of you for the time, talent, prayers, support and sharing that you have given to our council and community in 2018.

May God continue to Bless us, Strengthen us and Increase us; so that we may live our Faith through Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

Vivat Jesus,

Mark Davis
Grand Knight Council 7923
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  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $27,854.68 in checking as of end of November, includes:
  • $2282.48 from Monastery sales
  • $108.85 Keep Christ in Christmas sales.  
  • $2,732.80 in Peterka fund
  • Money Market Fund
  • $55,936.63 (as of Nov)

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 279 total members
  • 163 associates
  • 96 insurance members
  • 20 Inactive
  • 12 Honorary
  • 33 Honorary Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have a gain of 3. Insurance quota is 6 and we have a gain of 0.
  • PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • Council Member BK Michael Smith, transferred out.
  • Received thank you cards from Community Based Mentoring Program at Gwinnett County Schools for our $250 donation and our sponsored Seminarian Louis for our Council support. 
Report of Program Director in Last Business Meeting
DGK Mike MacFarlane reported:

  • Nov 4th Oct 7th breakfast profit was $699.20. 
  • Dec 2nd breakfast profit was $685.47. 
  • Next Knight’s breakfast will be on January 6th.  
  • Renovation of the Neumann continues. Kitchen area remodel will start January 3rd. PGK Houston Feaster will be asking for help to move the refrigerator.     
  • DGK Mike MacFarlane reported the Nov 10th Festival was not profitable, losing money on the inflatable slides.   
  • KofC sponsored a Christmas/Patriotic essay for the school and CCD students to participate in. 1st place will be awarded $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50, and 4th place $25. 50 essays have been received from St. John Neumann school so far, and none from any of the CCD classes. On 12/20 the Bishop will be at Mass to announce the winners. All Knights are encouraged to be there if possible. 
  • The mortgage burning breakfast on 11/18 went very well.  
  • Angel Tree Program going very well. 
  • BK David Werve reported the Monastery sales thru 12/2 have totaled $6344.16. The council is currently left with $367.50 worth of Keep Christ in Christmas magnets.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Frank Swider won the 50/50 drawing for $16.
  • BK Jerry Bennett was selected for the attendance raffle and was not present. The award will be $100 next month.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mark Davis Recognized the following Knights:

  • BK Harvey James received Knight of the Month for November.
  • Family of the month for November goes to BK Dave Werve's family.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • BK Frank Swider's two daughters
  • GK Mark Davis' mother 
  • BK Steve Drzik’s wife  
  • BK Ralph Oshinski’s daughter
  • BK Jack Ennis
  • All current military and veterans

Membership Director Report

BK Mark Dallas reported:

  • We have a new applicant, Mario Santos, who will go thru his 1st Degree Admission Degree on Monday 1/21/19 at 700pm. His original date of 12/17/18 has been postponed.  
Council 7923 Officers

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

Grand Knight
GK Mark Davis - 770-313-8068

Deputy Grand Knight
DGK Michael MacFarlane - 678-380-0280

BK Harvey James - 770-235-6686

BK Ben McCormack - 678-597-8142

PGK Tom Marasco - 404-642-9270

BK Jason Rhoden - 470-268-6408

BK Randy McCormack - 770-564-8708

Financial Secretary
PGK Jim McHugh - 678-925-5811

Inside Guard
BK Larry Hoffman - 770-972-1180

Outside Guard
BK Alex Naumis - 404-556-1683

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

1st Year Trustee
BK Ralph Oshinski - 678-294-8074

2nd Year Trustee
PGK Bruce Rago - 770-270-0003

3rd Year Trustee
PGK Dominick Druda - 678-510-3950

District Deputy
DD Mike Basak - 404-218-8987

Insurance Field Agent
Happy Birthday Knights

Morris Facchini 1/2
Brian W. Hanley 1/4
Bernard DiMarco 1/9
Norman Johnson 1/10
Daniel Cassandra 1/10
Scott Martin 1/11
Edward J. Dantzer 1/13
Virgil Ponzoli 1/15
Randy L. McCormack 1/18
Robert Stoakley 1/20
James Taylor 1/20
Thomas M. Studer 1/20
Paul T Klepac 1/21
Louis C. Branchetti, Jr 1/23
Kevin A. Prevost 1/26
Brian Gay 1/28
Robert J. Delaney 1/31
Houston J. Feaster 1/31
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

January 6th @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

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

January 14th @ Neumann Center - Business Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

January 20th @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am, Rosary - 8:00am

January 21st @ Neumann Center - 1st Degree & Social Meeting - 7:00pm

January 26th @ Reynold's Hall - Gourmet Burger Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

January 27th @ SJNRCS Gym - Free Throw Contest - 3pm - 4pm

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

February 3rd @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

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

Knights in Action

Council Essay Winner Presentation
BK Alex Naumis, PGK Jim Carroll, GK Mark Davis, KofC Essay winner Laura Betteker, Most Rev. Bernard E. Shlesinger III – Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta , Dr. Julie Broom, Mr and Mrs. Betteker, 8th grade English Teacher Laura Taylor and BK Tom Borah
BK Dave Werve present a check for $5,848 to Brother Nathan from the Monastery in Conyers
BK Dave Werve selling Monastery items at the breakfast
New 4th Degree Knights, Leon Urban, Dave Andrews, Jerry Demerly and Mark Dallas
A picture of BK Todd Eaton was in the December 2018 "Columbia" magazine. The picture is from when BK Todd and BK Warren Thomas volunteered at the Special Olympics camp at Camp Twin Lakes.
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