Volume 24 | July 2019
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

Here we go.

After my wife passed away I joined an organization called the National Widowers Organization.

They send out monthly E mail newsletter. Recently they excerpted a book by Herb Knoll.

Herb is a Chancellor of a KOC Council and summed up a lot of the reasons I became a Knight.

Purpose enhances a man’s life.

Purpose provides men the means to see value in their existence. That’s why men become fixers. If you give a man a problem, he’ll apply a fix to it.

Men have a bias for action.
If there is a need or problem to be fixed we will get on it.
The SJN Parish and surrounding community needs our help and leadership. I am grateful to have been allowed to join with men such as you in that effort.

Thank you for electing the board and putting your trust in us. GK Mark Davis has lead us through the Neumann Center renovation and other equipment needs to prepare this council for a great future.

Please make an effort to join with your Brothers at the Officers Meeting, Business Meeting, Weekly Lunches, social nights.

You are involved with an amazing group of men and I have been honored to get to know just a few from our large membership.

Please join with your Brothers and fulfill your purpose by taking action for God and his church. 

Vivat Jesus,

Mike MacFarlane
Grand Knight Council 7923
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $12,181.83 in checking as of end of April, includes: 
  • $2,553.80 in Peterka fund
  • $55,222.24 in Assets

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 288 total members
  • 166 associates
  • 95 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 12 Honorary
  • 34 Honorary Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have a net gain of 12. Insurance quota is 6 and we have a net gain of 1.
New Business Items in Last Business Meeting
  • Copies of the new 2019-2020 budget were passed out for everyone to look over. Larry Hoffman brought up to suggest the NC Upgrades column be changed to reflect actual items and expense. It was agreed to table all discussion until the July 8th meeting when the Budget will be voted on. 
  • Ed Dantzer looking for volunteers for the upcoming Thanksgiving in July dinner on July 29th. 
  • Steve Brischler showed us the plaque with Walters name on it that will be put on the new smoker, that is supposed to arrive for a mid-July delivery time. 
  • We again recognized Walter Czerniawski for his generous donation to the Council for purchasing the smoker.
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:

  • BK David Werve received Knight of the Month for May.  
  • Family of the month goes to BK Alex and Joyce Naumis for May. 
  • Knight of the Year went to BK Frank Swider for 2018-2019. 
  • Family of the Year went to BK Derek and Janet Smith for 2018-2019.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • All BK’s, for all our military and first responders who keep us safe every day. 
  • Frank Swider, for daughter Eileen Stewart . 
  • David Andrews, for himself.  
  • Maynor Perez, for Betriz.  
  • Davis Werve, for victims of domestic violence.   
  • Andrew Dantzer, for the Houston family who's father Rick passed away.  
  • Ed Dantzer, for Steve Drzik. 
  • Brad Burnett, for Jack Ennis.  
  • Ralph Oshinski, for daughter Marcia.  
  • Tom Hamberger, for Gena and Irene Schindler.
Membership Director Report

New Members:

We have one new Brother Knight who went through his First Admission Degree in May. Ben Foster. Let’s all welcome them to our Council! 

  New Candidates:

Jim Curtiss and Gustavo Valdes are scheduled to go through their First Admission Degree Monday June 17th.   

Mike Byington is scheduled to go through his First Admission Degree Monday July 15th.   

Vivat Jesus,
Mark Dallas
Council 7923 Officers

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

Grand Knight
DGK Michael MacFarlane - 770-527-9983

Deputy Grand Knight
BK Mark Dallas - 404-825-2033

BK Harvey James - 770-235-6686

BK Glenn Klein - 770-923-8640

PGK Tom Marasco - 404-642-9270

BK Randy McCormack - 770-564-8708

BK Larry Hoffman - 770-972-1180

Financial Secretary
PGK Jim McHugh - 678-925-5811

Inside Guard
BK William Vercigillio - 770-722-9190

Outside Guard
BK Alex Naumis - 404-556-1683
BK Dave Andrews - 404-399-3047

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

1st Year Trustee
GK Mark Davis - 770-313-8068

2nd Year Trustee
BK Ralph Oshinski - 678-294-8074

3rd Year Trustee
PGK Bruce Rago - 770-270-0003

District Deputy
DD Mike Basak - 404-218-8987

Insurance Field Agent
Happy Birthday Knights

Mario P. Valenzuela 7/2
Joseph DeSilva 7/3
Gerard Roets 7/6
Matthew Elakatt 7/8
Walter Czerniawski 7/10
Damien Bock 7/12
Joseph T. Finnegan 7/12
Charlie Brantley 7/14
Richard Wilbanks 7/15
Paul Hayes 7/16
Kevin Keith 7/17
Carl C. Wahle 7/19
Al Jacobs 7/20
Glen Klein 7/21
R. Lynn Carroll 7/21
Bernard P. Lyons, Sr 7/22
George D. Childs 7/22
Tadesse Haileyesus 7/22
William Verciglio 7/22
Daniel Eaton 7/24
Jason Rhoden 7/25
John D. Cooper 7/25
James Moorman 7/26
Robert Tallent 7/26
CPT David M. DeWolf 7/28
Michael A. Madore 7/31
Joke of the Month
2019-2020 Fraternal Year Officers

During the last business meeting, the following members were elected as Council Officers for the 2019-2020 Fraternal year.

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

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

July 2nd @ Red Lobster Hwy 78 & Killian Hill - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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

July 8th @ Neumann Center - Business Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

July 9th @ Red Lobster Hwy 78 & Killian Hill - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

July 15th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

July 16th @ Red Lobster Hwy 78 & Killian Hill - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

July 21st @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am

July 22nd @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

July 23rd @ Red Lobster Hwy 78 & Killian Hill - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

July 25th @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting & Dinner - 7:00pm

July 27th @ Reynold's Hall - Burger Night - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

July 29th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

July 30th @ Red Lobster Hwy 78 & Killian Hill - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

August 4th @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

August 5th @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm
Knights in Action

BK Frank Swider receiving Knight of the Year award
BK Derek Smith receiving the Family of the Year award
BK Dave Werve receiving the Knight of the Month award
BK Alex Naumis receiving Family of the Month award
4th Degree Color Guard with Fr. Sunny and Dcn Mike Byrne before the Knight's Mass
Brother Knights working the Thanksgiving in June dinner
BK Derek Smith and Family of the Year, BK Michael, wife Janet and son Patrick
PGK Ed Reyes and his son working the Thanksgiving at June dinner
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