Volume 20 | March 2019
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

We are about to enter the Lenten Season.

We are Calling on ALL Knights to be a part of our Lenten Events!

If you can physically help, Do so.

If you can bring your family and come eat - Do so.

If you can promote our Fish Fries to your neighbors - Do so.

If you can pray for our success - Do so.
We appreciate any of those Do sos.

We also encourage you to join us on Monday nights. The Monday nights at the newly remodeled Neumann Center are awesome!

The First Monday night of the month is our Officer's Meeting where the agenda is put together for the following Monday night's Business Meeting.

The Third Monday night is our First Degree Ceremony welcoming new Brothers into our council. The Fourth Monday night is our Social with conversation, food and sometimes sports; Mike MacFarlane and committee are working on the framework for the social. 

Thanks Mike and Brother Knights!
For those of you that are third degrees and sitting on the fence about becoming a fourth degree - What are you waiting for? The Fourth Degree conduct their meetings at our Neumann center the fourth Thursday night of the month and our council has added 14 Knights to the Assembly over that last two years. There are several close by councils that come to our Assembly meetings and it is a great way to converse with them and hear about their events. Send Mark Dallas an email @ dallasrr40@gmail.com to learn about the 4th degree ceremonies that are scheduled this year. We will accompany you to the ceremony. 

Remember....We Knights do make a difference in our community and Father Sunny always finds a way to say thank you.

Our council is stronger when you participate and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

May God continue to Bless you and Your Families,

Vivat Jesus,

Mark Davis
Grand Knight Council 7923
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  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $19,334.19 in checking as of end of December, includes: 
  • $2,720.80 in Peterka fund
  • Money Market Fund
  • $55,936.63 (as of Nov)

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 280 total members
  • 165 associates
  • 95 insurance members
  • 20 Inactive
  • 12 Honorary
  • 34 Honorary Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have a gain of 5. Insurance quota is 6 and we have a gain of 0.
  • PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • We have 78 members who still haven't paid yearly dues. A second letter will be sent out shortly.
Report of Program Director in Last Business Meeting
DGK Mike MacFarlane reported:

  • Jan 6th, breakfast profit was $548.72. 
  • Feb 3rd, breakfast profit was $802.63.   
  • January 26th, gourmet burger dinner profit was $881.83. 
  • Neumann Center Update: 
  • Flooring will be going down in the kitchen on Tuesday 2/12. Next electrical then the new appliances will be put in to complete. Once done then the house will be thoroughly cleaned of all the dust and dirt associated with the remodel. We’ll need Brother Knight’s to help with that. 
  • Freezer Move Update: 
  • Will be done in 3 to 4 weeks once kitchen work is completed. Roof will be built first, then framed, Will pour concrete slap next and will need 5 to 6 Brother Knights to help with that. 
  • DGK Mike MacFarlane mentioned he came to the house the other day and the kitchen door was unlocked and cracked open. He stressed the importance of making sure whoever is the last person to leave that they make sure all the doors are locked, and lights and AC are off.  
  • Please continue to bring jars of jelly’s and jam’s to the meetings for the food pantry until Mike says to stop.  
  • Important Dates in 2019: 
  • Fish Fry’s, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12. 
  • PGK Mike Clark mentioned needing volunteers on Thursday’s @5:00pm to help prep food for the Friday Fish Fry’s.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Bob Lind won the 50/50 drawing for $19.
  • BK Gerard Roets was selected for the attendance raffle and was not present. The award will be $150 next month.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mark Davis Recognized the following Knights:

  • BKs Todd and Casey Eaton received Knights of the Month for January.
  • Family of the month for January goes to BK Ken and Nancy Fehner.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • PGK Steve Brischler, for Jim McHugh and his legs.  
  • BK Frank Swider, for Daughters Deanne Duckett, and Eileen Stewart, cancer.
  • PGK Mike Clark, for Jack Ennis and Judy Clark.  
  • BK Leo Schiltgen, for sister Marge Fasang.  
  • BK Ralph Oshinski, for daughter Marcia.
  • BK Todd Eaton, for Natalie Staffieri.  
  • BK Ken Fehner, for wife Nancy.  
  • BK Wayne DeGray , for Guy O'Buck. 
  • All BK’s, for all our military and first responders who keep us safe every day.


Mulch Day on March 30th

The Creation Care ministry is having a "Mulch Day" on Saturday March 30th from 10am - Noon and could use all the help they can get.

Their goal is to remove the unsightly mulch mounds from the parking lot and spread the mulch by the stations of the cross trail, fire pit and any other areas that need mulch.

Please bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. If anyone has access to a bobcat or power scoop, they could use that to make the work faster.

Membership Director Report

We have one new Brother Knight, John Cruzat in our council who went through his First Admission Degree on Monday February 18th at the Neumann Center. Let’s all welcome John to our Council! 

We will have another candidate, John Mangano that will go through his First Admission Degree in March on Monday the 18th. This will give us a total of 7 new members, working toward our goal of 18. 
 
We are currently talking with four other potential candidates at this time. 

Upcoming March exemplifications of the Knighthood 3rd Degree: 
  • St. Andrew Council 10632 in Roswell, GA will hold an exemplification of the Knighthood 3rd Degree on Saturday March 16th at 1000am.  
  • Price of Peace Council 13457 in Flowery Branch, GA will hold an exemplification of the Knighthood 3rd Degree on Saturday March 23rd at 1000am. 

Any First and Second Degree Member needs to let Mark Dallas (dallasrr40@gmail.com) know no later than March 14th if you’re interested in attending either of these exemplifications. 

Vivat Jesus,
Mark Dallas
Council 7923 Officers

Chaplain
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

Chancellor
BK Harvey James - 770-235-6686

Recorder
BK Mark Dallas - 404-825-2033

Treasurer
PGK Tom Marasco - 404-642-9270

Warden
BK Jason Rhoden - 470-268-6408

Advocate
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

Lecturer
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
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Happy Birthday Knights

Vincent Zangandou 3/2
Diego Montoya 3/4
Dennis M. Towhey 3/4
John R. Barczykowski 3/6
Patrick Hislar 3/8
Don Detar 3/9
Michael Quinlan 3/13
David Werve 3/13
Steve Granger 3/16
Thomas L. Marasco 3/17
Nathan Harper 3/19
Mark Rowe 3/19
Robert C. Shoup 3/23
Michael Mickalonis 3/24
Michael R. Staffieri 3/26
Paul R. Rossetti 3/28   
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

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

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

March 8th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

March 11th @ Neumann Center - Business Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

March 15th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

March 18th @ Neumann Center - 1st Degree & Social Meeting - 7:00pm

March 22nd @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

March 25th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

March 29th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

March 30th @ SJN - Mulch Day - 10am - Noon

March 31st @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am, Rosary - 8:00am

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

April 5th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

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


Knights in Action

BKs Ed and Andrew Dantzer with new BK John Cruzat (center)
GK Mark Davis giving Fr. Sunny his membership card
BK Andrew Dantzer with his son helping at the monthly breakfast
PGK Hugh Gardiner scaring the small children at the monthly breakfast
BK Harvey James with BK Larry Addison's family at last year's SMILE run
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