Volume 14 | September 2018
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights:

The last weekend of August ended with our council helping two ministries and conducting a recruitment drive. Thank you to all the Knights that cooked on the grill for The SJN Religious Group, cooked in Reynolds Hall kitchen for the Life Teen Group and help Mark Dallas with recruitment after the 1 PM Spanish Mass. Alex Naumis's was acknowleged by Father Abel who allowed Alex to speak from the podium after the 1 PM Mass. Alex informed the congregation what the Knights do to support the SJN community and invited men to join us to make a difference; Thank you all who were able to participate.

A Huge Thank you goes out to Leon Urban who is moving to the Monroe area. Leon is always saying, " Call me if you need help! " Leon - You are AWESOME and we will truly miss you. You still can come and join us anytime you are able.

We invite all of you to come to the next Business Meeting to see the progress on the Neumann Center; Houston is moving forward in a very organized and precise manner - We are very fortunate for his leadership. Mike MacFarlane also is doing an exemplary job overseeing this project.
Many of you helped with preparation to paint the new meeting area, paint, clean up afterwards and added your personal touch to moving this project forward. The new floor will be installed in the new meeting area this week and we will move everything over before the Business Meeting. Then we will start on the old meeting area and install that new flooring and begin the kitchen modification. Frank has already got the new dish washer and stove! Thank you Frank and Leon for finding the deal and delivering.

September has begun with our monthly Family Breakfast benefiting the Life Teen ministry and we were able to raise $1001.02 - YES that is a record revenue for a ministry via the Family Breakfast!!! Thank you Chairman Hugh Gardiner and Knights. The Life Teen Group was a big help and we appreciate their support. Oh... and We were concerned that it was a holiday weekend. 

Next up is Marasco's Lasagna Dinner which is on a Thursday night. We hope you can support the dinner with your patronage, help or donation.
The proceeds will help fund the Neumann Center remodel.

May God continue to bless you and your families.

Vivat Jesus,
Mark Davis
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $25,990.43
  • Of which we have in the Peterka Fund - $2,631.80
  • Money Market Fund
  • $74,019.32 (as of Aug)

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 280 total members
  • 163 associates
  • 96 insurance members
  • 21 Inactive
  • 13 Honorary
  • 30 Honory Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have 0. Insurance quota is 6 and we have 0.
Report of Program Director
BK Mark Dallas reported:

  • The August Family Breakfast proceeds were $927.87.
  • BK Frank Swider led a big applause for PGK Hugh Gardiner who is keeping costs down and profits up.
  • Keeping Christ in Christmas: overview of cost, scales with quantity. Recommended sale price of $5. Walter notes that it’s the same price as 15 years ago, so this is a bargain. Recommended that we purchase 200.
  • BK Diego Montoya welcomed a baby girl.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • A BK won the 50/50 drawing for $18, but it wasn't in the meeting minutes. If you are the first person to tell the recorder who won the 50/50, he will buy you a beer.
  • BK Vincent Zangandou 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:

  • The Family of the Year was awarded to BK Bill Bensel and wife Mary.
  • The Knight of the Month was awarded to BK Mike MacFarlane.
  • Family of the Month was awarded to BK Bob Marszalek and wife Diane.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • BK Guy O’Buck is still in hospice
  • Whoever is the closest kin to BK Carl Wahle paid his dues and noted he’s in assisted living
  • BK Mike Staffieri's daughter Natalie  
  • BK Warren Thomas and his wife
  • BK Leo Schiltgen for the death of his brother
Membership Director Report

BK Mark Dallas reported:

  • BK Charlie Brantley was our first 1st Degree for the year. We have a quota of 18. 
  • At the last Knights mass, we put out about 30 brochures, with no incoming response.
  • Asked BK Alex Naumis to attend the Spanish mass. Fr. Abel has agreed to have Knights recruit at the Spanish mass, but only if it’s in Spanish.
  • Effective the 3rd Monday of every month, we plan to host a 1st degree. On Mondays with no candidates, we intend to practice. 
  • We have 48 1st degrees. There’s a 2nd degree at St. Marguerite coming up.
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 Leon Urban - 404-277-3120

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 - 770-979-5187

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

Edward P. Maher 9/1
Danny H. Tanghal 9/4
Edgar O. Quillian, Jr 9/5
Ronald A. Barczykowski 9/7
William Lyscas 9/7
Rev/Mr. Mike Byrne 9/7
Guy P. O'Buck 9/12
Thomas P. Breen 9/16
Michael Hendrick 9/16
Joe Wetherington 9/16
Aaron DeSilva 9/17
Eugeno Azurmendi 9/19
Fred A. Pescitelli 9/20
Jesse Foley 9/22
Kevin E. Baird 9/22
David Hernandez 9/23
Ralph F. Oshinski 9/25
James A. Lafferty 9/26
Michael Gray 9/27
Andrew Dantzer 9/27
Thomas M. Izzo 9/29
David Leta 9/29
Chad Johnson 9/30
Terrance Walsh 9/30
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

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

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

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

September 13th @ Reynold's Hall - Lasagna Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

September 17th @ Neumann Center - 1st Degree or Practice and Social Meeting - 7:00pm

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

September 27th @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting - Dinner 7:00pm, Meeting 8:00pm

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

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

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

Knights in Action

Brother Knights doing yard work at the Visitation Monastery helping Mother Teresa
BK Larry Hoffman helping to clear bushes at the Visitation Monastary
BK Ed Dantzer manning the chainsaw at the Visitation Monastary
PGK Dominic Druda, Mary Benzel, PGK Ray Trmblay and BK Bill Benzel helping with the breakfast
PGK Steve Brischler, BKs Alex Naumis and Ken Fehner in the Kitchen for the Hawaiian Dinner
PGK Jim McHugh manning the mop for the Hawaiian Dinner
BK Derek Smith and wife Janet at the Hawaiian Dinner
DGK Mike MacFarlane (center) with BK's Jason Rhoden and Dave Andrews cooking for Life Teen
Seminarian Sean Lee assisting with Knight's mass
Come on out to Mama Marasco's Lasagna Dinner
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