Volume 25 | August 2019
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

We hear the phrase Catholic Gentleman used in our ceremonies but always could use some reinforcement about how to live like one.  The next few newsletters will hopefully provide some food for thought.

Virtue comes from the Latin word Vir, meaning man. Virtue means manliness and is the basis of Catholic Gentleman behavior. Our Catholic “ operating manual” The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue in the following way:

A virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions.

So as Knights we should work together as a team, to do good, give the best of ourselves, and take concrete actions.

Pray as though everything depends on God.

Work as though everything depends on you.

St. Augustine

We have lost a Sir Knight that was an exemplary example of a Catholic Gentleman.

Walter Czerniawski had his First Degree in 1948 and spent a great deal of his life in service to others. I am sure he would say his greatest accomplishment was his 55 year marriage to Genevieve.

I always heard him before I saw him. He will be missed.

Please pray for the repose of his and Genevieve’s souls.

Vivat Jesus,

Mike MacFarlane
Grand Knight Council 7923
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $11,984.29 in checking as of end of April, includes: 
  • $2,513.80 in Peterka fund
  • $55,222.24 in Assets

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 280 total members
  • 167 associates
  • 94 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 13 Honorary
  • 34 Honorary Life
Program Director Highlights
DGK Mark Dallas reported:
  • Thanksgiving in June Dinner on June 29th made a profit of $901.03.
  • July 7th Breakfast made a profit of $744.65.
  • We still need more volunteers to help for the upcoming Burger Night on July 27th.
  • Next Knights Family Breakfast will be held on Sunday August 4th.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Harvey James won the 50/50 drawing for $11 and donated to the Monk's fund.
  • BK Rob Lemon was selected for the attendance raffle and was not present. The award will be $75 next month.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mike MacFarlane Recognized the following Knights:
  • Knight of the Year went to BK Frank Swider for 2018-2019. 
  • Mark Davis was recognized for 2 years’ service and leadership as Council Grand Knight.
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.
  • PGK Mike Clark, for BK Jack Ennis
  • BK Jason Gambon, for discerning future career.
  • BK David Werve, for Brother Knights with chronic illnesses.
  • BK Ralph Oshinski, for daughter Marcia with cancer.
  • BK Tom Hamberger, for aunt and cousin with cancer.
  • BK Jerry Demerly, for brother Tom with glaucoma.
  • BK Frank Swider, for daughter Eileen Stewart with blood disorder.
  • All BK’s, for BK Walter Czerniawski who fell and suffered a broken hip. For a full recovery.
Membership Director Report

New Members:

We have one new Brother Knight who went through his First Admission Degree in July. BK Mike Byington. Let’s all welcome him to our Council! 

  New Candidates:

No new candidates identified.
Council 7923 Officers

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

Grand Knight
GK Michael MacFarlane - 770-527-9983

Deputy Grand Knight
DGK 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 Verciglio - 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
PGK 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

Paul Scibona 8/4
Harvey C. James 8/4
Casey Eaton 8/5
John M. Gallagher 8/7
James Callahan 8/7
Thomas Weinthaler 8/7
Gary Gombala 8/8
Felix Calles 8/12
Scott R. Krill 8/13
Matthew Young 8/13
Thomas Bruton 8/13
Bradley C. Burnett 8/18
Alejandro Aponte 8/19
Larry M. Hoffman 8/19
Robert A. Gesuelle 8/20
Jerry Demerly 8/21
Lazaro Alveno 8/24
James Ollick 8/24
Nhan T. Tran 8/25
Pat M. Frey 8/26
Kevin Lacour 8/28
Mario Santos 8/30
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

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

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

August 6th @ El Torero Mexican Restaurant - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

August 12th @ Neumann Center - Business Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

August 13th @ El Torero Mexican Restaurant - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

August 18th @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am

August 19th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

August 20th @ El Torero Mexican Restaurant - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

August 22nd @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting & Dinner - 7:00pm

August 26th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

August 27th @ El Torero Mexican Restaurant - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

August 31st @ Reynold's Hall - Hawaiian Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Knights in Action

BK Ken Fehner having lunch before "Burger" night
Before the Officer Installation
Officers led by GK Mike MacFarlane during the installation
Fr. Sunny with PGK Mark Davis blessing the medals
Rest in Peace BK Walter Czerniawski
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