Volume 21 | April 2019
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

We are over the half way mark for Fish Frys and have seen a cooperative, generous, harmonious, remarkable and successful unity among you as we continue to execute Steve Brischler and Mike Clark's plan. Yes, we all definitely took advantage of the infinite knowledge and energy that Frank Swider, Hugh Gardiner, Dominick Druda and Tom Marasco share to add to the success. The fact is that 66 plus Knights continually are giving their BEST to make these Fish Fry events extraordinary.
Mother Teresa said, "Few of us can do great things, but all of us can do small things with great love." It is all the small things that are being done collectively that are yielding our success.

Charity is one of the building blocks to a successful council and you all continually keep us on point! Thank you!
April will be another busy month with our Family Breakfast benefitting the Life Teen Ministry and their quest to collect enough money to go to a retreat. Also, two more Fish Frys will gain us enough money to finish the remodel of the Neumann Center and fund programs benefitting St. John Neumann Regional Catholic school golf event, SMILE and contribution requests from our Charity Committee.

Please check out our bulletin board as you enter the Neumann Center to see the Events planned which include some social activities. Father Sunny stated he really appreciates what the Knights are doing in our parish and you can see his gratitude at every mass as he thanks us and many times joins us - executing our plans. For example; See Father Sunny delivering Lenten Fish meals to many tables every Friday with fellow Knights and Family members.

Vivat Jesus,

Mark Davis
Grand Knight Council 7923
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  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $14,306.22 in checking as of end of February, includes: 
  • $2,856.80 in Peterka fund

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 279 total members
  • 165 associates
  • 95 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 12 Honorary
  • 34 Honorary Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have a gain of 6. Insurance quota is 6 and we have a gain of 0.
Report of Program Director in Last Business Meeting
DGK Mike MacFarlane reported:

  • February 3rd, breakfast profit was $802.63.   
  • March 3rd, breakfast profit was $795.44.
  • Mike MacFarlane is the new Social Director. Any one interested in helping Mike plan for activities and events at our newly remodeled Neumann Center, please get in contact with him.  
  • Fish Fry 3/8 update: Steve Brischler and Mike Clark 
  • Served 444 dinners vs. 304 at the first dinner last year.  
  • Message will go out Thursday 3/14, apologizing for the long wait several people incurred, and explain we’re implementing changes that will speed things up, and hoping they will give us another chance. 
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Ralph Oshinski won the 50/50 drawing for $16.
  • BK Brad Garrett was selected for the attendance raffle and was not present. The award will be $175 next month.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mark Davis Recognized the following Knights:

  • DGK Mike MacFarlane received Knight of the Month for February.
  • Family of the month for February goes to PGK Houston Feaster and wife Ann.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • BK Mark Dallas, for wife Tricia and her continued recovery from knee surgery.  
  • BK Frank Swider, for Daughters Deanne Duckett, and Eileen Stewart, cancer.
  • BK Chris Doran , for himself.  
  • PGK Mike Clark, for Steve and Ailene Drzik, Jack Ennis, and Judy Clark.  
  • BK Wayne DeGray, for Guy Buck on hospice.  
  • BK William Verciglio, for Harry Holmes who has pneumonia. 
  • All BK’s, for all our military and first responders who keep us safe every day.

Membership Director Report

We have two new Brother Knights, Angel Cardenas and John Mangano in our
council who went through their First Admission Degree on Monday March 18th at the Neumann Center. Let’s all welcome Angel and John to our Council!

We will have 3 other candidates that will go through their First Admission Degree in April, day still to be determined. This will give us a total of 11 new members,
working toward our goal of 18.

Upcoming exemplifications of the Knighthood 3rd Degree:

Catholic Church of St. Gabriel Council 11458 in Fayetteville, GA will hold an
exemplification of the Knighthood 3rd Degree on Saturday April 27th at 1000am.
Any Second-Degree Member needs to let Mark Dallas (dallasrr40@gmail.com)
know no later than April 24th if you’re interested in attending this

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

Saturday April 27th , St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, GA. All interested need to
have their Form 4 filled in with a check for $95.00, no later than Thursday April
25th so that it can be voted and approved at the 4th Degree Assembly Meeting.

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

Deacon Ray Brown 4/2
Rudolf J Kozsey 4/2
David Brennen 4/4
Paul Varuso 4/4
Steve Brischler 4/5
Gary J. Jira 4/10
Justin Machado 4/14
Ajit Jose 4/15
Jeff Hairston 4/15
John B. Rago 4/16
Roger Moonen 4/17
Alejandro Naumis 4/20
Doug Copeland 4/22
Reginald F Clark 4/24
Frank Swider 4/28 
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

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

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

April 12th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

April 15th @ Neumann Center - 1st Degree Practice & Social Meeting - 7:00pm

April 21st @ SJN - Easter Mass and Knight's Mass - 8:30am

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

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

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

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

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

Knights in Action

BKs preparing to clean the gear for Fish Fry events
BKs John Gombala and Randy Merritt preparing the fried fish
BK Ben McCormack and kids at the family breakfast
PGK Jim McHugh and Fr. Sunny at the St. Patrick's Day dinner
A busy kitchen at this year's first Fish Fry
Fr. Sunny and helpers at this year's first Fish Fry
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