Volume 16 | November 2018
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

November is a month of Thanksgiving and a time to celebrate Families. We also remember our loved ones that helped build our Family values. 

Warren J Thomas was a loving father and faithful Knight who taught us all to never give up and stay strong for each other. The Funeral Mass and Reception hosted by Ruth's Table Ministry this past Monday was a strong example of Unity and Fraternity. Thank you all for your prayers for the Thomas Family.

Our Memorial Mass of all the Knights that have passed will be remembered Thursday, November 8th @ 7 PM with a reception in Reynolds Hall.
We hope you can attend and bring your families.

Our Family Breakfast will be Sunday, November 5th and this event keeps growing! The proceeds will help support the remodel at the Neumann Center as we are about to begin Phase 3; The Kitchen.

Our St. John Neumann Family Festival is Saturday, November 10th from 10 AM to 4 PM. We need everyone to help us make the festival a success. We have three booths: #1 Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chips and Soft drinks. #2 Beer and Wine drinks #3 Monastery Honey, Fudge, Various Baked goods.
We also are setting up the tables and cleaning up afterwards. We are asking you to help with any part of this event you can. Anytime is valuable! Work some, Bring your Family, Eat, Play and Shop in the gym; where 25 craft booths will be there!

We will be coordinating our efforts with the Angel Tree Program; we deliver a Holiday Meal, Gifts and Joy to Families in our community struggling to make ends meet. Our Council Team Captains will be calling you soon to see if you can be a part of God's Love.

Hey!! Our Neumann Center remodel is progressing well and I encourage you to attend the upcoming Monday Meetings in November; 5th Officer's Meeting, all are invited; 12th Business Meeting, all are invited; 19th, 1st Degree Ceremony; 26th Social. Now is a Great time to join us more than you were able to before.

Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism build strong communities. Come on out and be a part of our strong council community.

Vivat Jesus,
Mark Davis
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $10,357.65
  • Of which we have in the Peterka Fund - $2,658.00
  • Money Market Fund
  • $78,769 (as of Sep)

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 280 total members
  • 163 associates
  • 96 insurance members
  • 21 Inactive
  • 12 Honorary
  • 32 Honorary Life
  • Membership quota is 18 and we have a gain of 1. Insurance quota is 6 and we have a gain of 0.
Report of Program Director in Last Business Meeting
DGK Mike MacFarlane reported:

  • Profit of $788.62 from September breakfast.
  • Octoberfest dinner proceeds will go to Neumann center renovations.
  • Renovation of the Neumann continues. Main room is complete and member's room floor is complete. Kitchen is next and may be done in November.  
  • Upcoming November 10th Festival preparations continue, with bookings.
  • BK Tom Izzo volunteered to get the grill/smoker fixed prior to the festival.
  • Council memorial mass will take place the evening of November 8th.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Jason Rhoden won the 50/50 drawing for $19.
  • PGK Bruce Rago was selected for the attendance raffle and was present and won $100. The award will be $50 next month.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mark Davis Recognized the following Knights:

  • PGK Ed Reyes received Knight of the Month for September.
  • Family of the month for September goes to PGK Tom Marasco's (Marion) family.
Prayers for Knights in Need

Please pray for the following Knights in need:

  • BK Frank Swider's two daughters
  • BK Warren Thomas and his wife Ann
  • BK Gary O'Buck
  • PGK Steve Brischler
  • BK Ralph Oshinski's daughter

Flag Retirement

Council 7923 thanks Boy Scout Troop 522 for the Flag Retirement ceremony on October 8th at 6pm before the business meeting.
Membership Director Report

BK Mark Dallas reported:

  • We have a readmission of BK Gary Rudebeck for another new member.
  • BK Charlie Brantley completed his 3rd Degree Exemplification on October 6th.
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 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 - 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

Theodore Asher 11/2
Albert R Miner 11/4
Charles Kachmar 11/5
Michael J. Knox 11/6
Robert Lemon 11/8
Roberto Del Valle 11/8
James A. Carroll 11/9
Gregory R. Kane 11/10
Joseph J. Estafen 11/10
Harry Holmes 11/10
Rocco Totino 11/11
John Vandenheuvel 11/12
Mark Dallas 11/13
Karl Schutz 11/14
Edward Reyes 11/15
Terry Markley 11/16
Daniel Kinard 11/19
Minh C. Ta 11/19
Christopher Van Lede 11/20
Thomas L Hamberger 11/21
Christopher Doran 11/21
Paul Pieper 11/23
Brad Garrett 11/29
Todd Eaton 11/29
Ronald G. Mueller 11/30
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

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

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

November 10th @ SJN - Fall Festival - 10am - 4pm

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

November 15th @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting - Dinner 7:00pm, Meeting 8:00pm

November 18th @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am, Rosary - 8:00am

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

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

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

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

Knights in Action

4th Degree Honor Guard, BK Alex Naumis, PGK Jim Carroll and BK Steve Drzik
BK Woody Lott and wife Joan with Fr. Sunny at the monthly breakfast
BKs Glenn Klein and David Werve doing the dishes
PGKs Dominic Druda and Ed Reyes working the omlette station for the monthly breakfast
BKs Harry Holmes and Jack Kozsey (with son Jack Henry) and Jan Ollick at the monthly breakfast
BK Woody Lott instructs scouts from Troop 522 during the flag retirement
DGK Mike MacFarlane judging the SJNRCS pumpkin decorating contest
BK Frank Swider helps at the Crusader Night at SJNRCS
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