Volume 23 | June 2019
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

This is my last Newsletter. 

(Smile) I am sure a big sigh of relief. 

While I filled out the Columbian Award application for the year, I reflected upon the degree ceremonies, events, liturgies, gatherings, meetings, construction/work details, web training and all the personality inspirations that transpired throughout the last two years.

You definitely have molded me in my post retirement. You all are truly my Brothers in Christ and I will enjoy working with you through this transition.

The new Grand Knight and officers; when they are officially elected, are already planning for a tremendous year of excitement. There are 31 new Knights that joined our council during the last two years and are contributing to the success of our council. Successor planning is and will always be the key to keeping us strong! I have learned that the prayers of support is the mortar that maintains our foundation and the time we pray together overcomes the cracks that occasionally show up.
I thank firstly, our Spiritual Leader. Father Sunny for his untiring support of our council. Secondly, the Officers, Chairmen, Directors, Past Grand Knights and Brother Knights/Families that make it All Happen!
I have learned so much from you all and appreciate you sharing your time, talent and generosity.

June is a busy month; two breakfasts ,a dinner, a mass, consecration of the Holy Family, officer, business and four charity meetings scheduled. The new deck will be completed and the party to celebrate is also in the works.

Thank you again for your support for the last two years and May God continue to Bless our work and strengthen our ability to do more.

Vivat Jesus,

Mark Davis
Grand Knight Council 7923
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $15,486.11 in checking as of end of April, includes: 
  • $2,523.80 in Peterka fund
  • $55,224.24 in Assets

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 282 total members
  • 167 associates
  • 96 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 12 Honorary
  • 34 Honorary Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have a gain of 11. Insurance quota is 6 and we have a gain of 1.
Report of Program Director in Last Business Meeting
DGK Mike MacFarlane reported:

  • April 7th , breakfast profit was $677.47.
  • Fish Fry’s total profit was $13,004.24.
  • May 5th, breakfast profit was $468.23.
  • Mike Clark reported the golf outing for SJNRCS was a success.
  • Celebration on Saturday May 4th for Fr Sunny’s 25th anniversary of becoming a Priest was a great success.
  • Passing out carnations for the Mother’s on Mother’s Day after each Mass Sunday May 12th was successful.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Mark Dallas won the 50/50 drawing for $13.
  • BK Ed Quinlan was selected for the attendance raffle and was not present. The award will be $225 next month.
  • In June, we will draw until a winner is picked. This will happen because it is the last month of the fraternal year.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mark Davis Recognized the following Knights:

  • PGK Mike Clark and PGK Steve Brischler received Knight(s) of the Month for May.
  • Family of the month for May goes to BK Ed Dantzer and wife Stephanie.
  • BK David Andrews and BK Derek Smith received Shining Armor Award.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • Frank Swider, for daughters Eileen Stewart and Deanne Duckett.
  • Mark Dallas, for daughter Stephanie, pray for easy delivery of her second child due Monday May 20th .
  • Mark Davis, pray for daughter and son in law, in that they get lucky in conceiving a grandchild.
  • Chris Doran , for himself, his children, his clients, and Tracy’s family.
  • Steve Brischler, for Guy O’Buck.
  • Jim McHugh, for Ron Barczykowski
  • Brad Burnett, for Jack Ennis recovering from surgery.
  • Ralph Oshinski, for daughter battling cancer.
  • Ajit Jose, for his daughters.
  • Larry Hoffman, for Dan O’Lats wife battling cancer.
  • All BK’s, for all our military and first responders who keep us safe every day.
Membership Director Report

New Members:

We have one new Brother Knight, Ben Foster who went through his First Admission Degree on Monday May 20th. Lets all welcome Ben to our Council! This makes a total of 12 new members for the year!

  New Candidates:

Michael Byington and Jim Curtiss will go through their First Admission Degree on Monday June 17th. 

Vivat Jesus,
Mark Dallas
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 Mark Dallas - 404-825-2033

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
BK Felix Calles - 678-618-0654
Happy Birthday Knights

 Tim Young 6/1
David L Grosch 6/2
Hung Doan 6/2
Joe Odom 6/2
Louis H. Lobe 6/2
Mark Davis 6/3
Stephen Drzik 6/8
William J. Bierster 6/8
Thaddeus Ugha 6/10
Joseph A. Galasso 6/12
Wayne J.DeGray 6/14
Edward J. Blake 6/15
William Manning 6/15
Karl T. Frey 6/17
Larry D. Sheeter 6/18
Ray Kaplan 6/20
Tim Daly 6/23
Mark Tkacik 6/24
Ruben Nunez 6/24
Chris Bernsten 6/25
Douglas Richards 6/25
Bill Marten 6/28
Greg Bertram 6/28
Jeff Carr 6/29
Patrick Hogan 6/29
James Merritt 6/30
Joke of the Month
2019-2020 Fraternal Year Officer Nominations

During the last business meeting, asked for nominations for Council Officers for the 2019-2020 Fraternal year. The following names below were presented again and a motion was made to close the nominations and for them to be tabled until the next Business Meeting in June, where they will be voted on by the council.

Grand Knight: Mike MacFarlane
Deputy Grand Knight: Mark Dallas
Recorder: Glen Klein
Chancellor: Harvey James
Treasurer: Tom Marasco
Advocate: Larry Hoffman
Warden: Randy McCormick
Inside Guard: William Vercigillio
Outside Guards: Alex Naumis,Dave Andrews
Third Year Trustee: Mark Davis

Upcoming Council Events

June 2nd @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

June 3rd @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm

June 8th @ Lilburn Park - Scleroderma Hotcakes & Hike - 7:00am - 10:00am

June 10th @ Neumann Center - Business Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

June 16th @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am

June 17th @ Neumann Center - First Degree & Social Meeting - 7:00pm

June 24th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

June 27th @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting & Dinner - 7:00pm

June 29th @ Reynold's Hall - Thanksgiving in June Dinner - 5:30pm - 8pm

July 1st @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm

July 7th @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Knights in Action

BK Frank Swider, Mary Marder and GK Mark Davis gather the carnations for Mother's Day
PGK Houston Feaster finishing the SMILE Run
DGK Mike MacFarlane unpacking the new chairs
GK Mark Davis getting ready for confession at the State Convention
Walkers enjoying the Scleroderma breakfast last year
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