Volume 22 | May 2019
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

Firstly, You All are Amazing! What a terrific Lenten Season; The 6 Fish Frys, St. Patrick's Dinner, Family Breakfast for Life Teen, Completed the Neumann Center Remodel, Celebrated Mass together, Added Three new men to our council, Supported our Knight's families when they needed us the most, Nominated a New cast of officers for the 2019/2020 fraternal year and enjoyed a Braves game at the social.

Secondly, May will be busy as well! Dominick Druda, Frank Swider and Bruce Rago will be joining me representing our council at the state convention in Savannah May 17 through the 19th. Brad Burnett will be there as well working with the state office and charitable giving. We submitted 6 events to represent our council for the state awards this year and always enjoy the competition with other councils in our state.

Thirdly, I want to give a "HUGE Thank You" to Brad Burnett and his wife, Alyene; as they donated a large outside table and accompanying chairs for the new deck that is almost finished. Houston Feaster and Eddie Reyes with his team are working tirelessly to get the deck, electrical and French doors completed before we enjoy a Thank you celebration. The date of the celebration will be decided at the next Officer's meeting. 
Fourthly, this Saturday, May 4th, we hope you and your family can join us at the 5 PM evening mass and then on to Reynolds Hall to celebrate Father Sunny's 25th Anniversary. It is a pot luck dinner and bring a side dish or dessert. The parish is supplying the meat. This is an incredible mile stone for Father Sunny and we are thankful for the years he has and is to continue as our Spiritual Leader.

Finally, please consider joining us any Monday evening at the Neuman Center; our home on the parish campus and appreciate Father Sunny and staff allowing us the freedom we enjoy.

Check the calendar for the upcoming events for May and definitely come to the Business Meeting May13th as the final nominations for the 2019/2020 fraternal year are announced to be voted on June10th.

Vivat Jesus,

Mark Davis
Grand Knight Council 7923
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $21,237.87 in checking as of end of February, includes: 
  • $2,930.80 in Peterka fund
  • $55,222.24 in Assets

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 280 total members
  • 165 associates
  • 96 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 12 Honorary
  • 34 Honorary Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have a gain of 8. Insurance quota is 6 and we have a gain of 1.
Report of Program Director in Last Business Meeting
DGK Mike MacFarlane reported:

  • March 3rd, breakfast profit was $795.44.
  • March 16th , St. Patrick’s Day Dinner profit was $358.38.
  • April 7th , breakfast profit was $677.47.
  • Fish Fry’s to date: Served 1988 dinners, and made $9935.42 profit.
  • Steve Brischler mentioned we need all the help we can get for the last Fish Fry on Friday April 12 th due to some helpers that will not be able to be there.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • PGK Steve Brischler won the 50/50 drawing for $15.
  • BK Fred Pescatelli was selected for the attendance raffle and was not present. The award will be $200 next month.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mark Davis Recognized the following Knights:

  • Fr. Sunny received Knight of the Month for April.
  • Family of the month for April goes to BK Don Detar and wife Karen.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • Frank Swider, for daughters Eileen Stewart and Deanne Duckett.
  • Bruce Rago, for brother in law Ronny Snee.
  • Chris Doran , for himself, his children, his clients, and Tracy’s family.
  • Mike Clark, for Ailene Drzik, and Judy Clark.
  • Steve Brischler, for Jack Ennis recovering from surgery.
  • William Verciglio, for Harry Holmes who has pneumonia.
  • Ralph Oshinski, for Walter Czerniawski for his continued recovery from a fall.
  • All BK’s, for all our military and first responders who keep us safe every day.
Membership Director Report

New Members:

We have three new Brother Knights, Scott Runyon who went through his First Admission Degree on Tuesday April 9th, and Lionel McNamara and Jason Gambon, who went through their First Admission Degree on Monday April 15th. Lets all welcome Scott, Lionel, and Jason to our Council!

New Candidates:

We will have Ben Foster who will go through his First Admission Degree on May 20th.  

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

This will give us a total of 14 new members, working toward our goal of 18.

Upcoming exemplifications of the 4th Degree which is to foster the spirit of Patriotism: 

Saturday June 15th, Holy Family Catholic Church, Marietta, GA. All interested need to have their Form 4 filled in with a check for $95.00, no later than Thursday May 23rd so that it can be voted and approved at the 4th Degree Assembly Meeting.

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

Bryan P. Stewart 5/3
Jonathan C. Espina 5/4
James Mongiat 5/8
Benjamin McCormack 5/9
Thomas E. Luczynski 5/9
Thomas H. Buffton 5/10
Hubert Gardiner 5/12
Mike Hayward 5/12
James Addison 5/15
W. Michael Rust 5/18
Tito Espina 5/20
David L. Michaels 5/22
Michael W. White 5/24
Joshua Holmes 5/25
Mark Giuliano 5/28
Justin Poshedly 5/29
Ray Tremblay 5/29
Thomas Monti 5/29 
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

May 5th @ Reynold's Hall - Monthly Breakfast - 8:30am - 1:00pm

May 6th @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planing Meeting - 7:00pm

May 13th @ Neumann Center - Business Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

May 19th @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am

May 20th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

May 23rd @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting & Dinner - 7:00pm

May 27th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

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

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

Knights in Action

Knight of the Month, Fr. Sunny with PGKs Hugh Gardiner and Mike Clark and GK Mark Davis
PGK Hugh Gardiner prepping for the Fish Fry
Fish Fry workers with Chairman PGK Steve Brischler
PGK Steve Brischler lighting the pilot light
BKs setting up the hall for Fish Fry
BK Walter Czerniawski sets up the hall for Fish Fry
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