Volume 8 | March 2018
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights:

Thank you ALL for an extraordinary month of Charity work that United us, strengthened our Fraternity and continued our commitment to support our St. John Neumann parish community.

February was a busy month for our council! We added 5 New Knights; Michael Everett, Mark Giuliano, Gary Schmitt, Derek and Michael Smith. Diego Montoya complete his second degree. We had 4 Knights complete their 4th degree; Glen Klein, Terry McWhirt, Joe Odom and Woody. Harry Holmes was everywhere recruiting and nurturing - he is the Best Membership Director I've ever known.

Steve Drizik, chaired our Knight's efforts to help the Sisters at the Visitation Monastery this month. The Sisters are very grateful for all the Knight's work clearing out their basement and sent their appreciation to our council. Todd Eaton accepted the role as our council's Youth Director and has been busy with the Free Throw contest this month. Harvey planned another successful Knight's family mass in February and Ben McCormack has been on point capturing all the details of our business meeting activities. Michael McFarlane stepped up as our Outside Guard this month.
Frank and Mike have been extremely busy Chairing our very successful Fish Fries, that have an average of 55 Knights plus many wives working these events. I also want to acknowledge Jim McHugh with his diligence in collecting the annual dues, printing all the membership cards and is still in the process of finishing this enormous task. The Family Breakfast Chairman, Ted Asher along with his wife Karen have been awesome with the breakfast execution along with Hugh Gardiner, who we appreciate, will be expanding his role with the Family Breakfast moving forward into April. Tom Marasco, who not only keeps tabs on all the transactions and details plus works tirelessly managing our Charity Committee every week. Our Warden, Leon Urban works behind the scenes and is a busy Knight helping Mike Hayward around the parish fixing what is broken and spreads good will. Wow, I could go on and on about what you all accomplished this month. Thank you All!

Finally, It is amazing what can be done with your prayers - Tom Hamberger went through a scary time this month and the doctors are still scatching their heads as Tom recovered in two days which he thought he would be in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. Tom stated your prayers made the difference and today he is back to normal and is working! He will return to join us working the remaining fish fries in March.

Vivat Jesus,

  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $83,451.96
  • Of which
  • GKC Funds - $73,317.32
  • Peterka Fund - $2,403.80
  • General Funds - $7,730.84

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh was not present, so no report was given. Membership from the previous month is:
  • 271 total members
  • 161 associates
  • 89 insurance members
  • 21 Inactive
  • 13 Honorary
  • 13 Honory Life
Report of Admission Committee
Grand Knight, Mark Davis reported:

  • Applications
  • Michael T Smith, Lawrenceville
  • Currently student, 18.
  • Derek Smith is his father, and he is working the food pantry tonight. 
  • Derek Smith, engineer at Cox
  • Michael Everett, longtime parishioner at SJN, part of This Man is You, works at Ackerman Security
  • Mark Giuliano, part of this man is you, works for the FBI
  • Note from Gary Schmidt (Mark)
  • Thank you note for sympathies from the Knights in memory of his son Nate who passed and who had been planning to become a Knight. Gary will be coming into our council.
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Trevor Chen won the 50/50 drawing.
  • BK Lou Samaritan was selected for the attendance raffle and was not present. The prize will roll-over to $100.
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mark Davis Recognized the following Knights:

  • The Knight of the Month was awarded to PGK Dominic Druda.
  • Family of the Month was awarded to BK Ken Fehner and his wife Nancy.
New Business from Last Business Meeting
  • PGK Tom Marasco told the council it is time to pick delegates for the convention. Every year we send 2 delegates and 2 alternate delegates to the convention, this year it is in Savannah. The delegates are there for 3 days and normally, the past grand knight delegate would be the PGK, however, this year, the PGK, Bruce Rago is not able to make the convention.

  • PGK Dominick Druda is nominated as the PGK Delegate.
  • The nomination was seconded and passed
  • PGK Tom Marasco is nominated as the GK alternate
  • The nomination was seconded and passed
  • BK Frank Swider is nominated as the other alternate
  • The nomination was seconded and passed
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 Thaddeus Ugha 404-456-5086

BK Harvey James 770-235-6686

BK Ben McCormack 678-597-8142

PGK Tom Marasco 770-978-1207

BK Leon Urban 404-277-3120

BK Ted Asher 678-296-6192

Financial Secretary
PGK Jim McHugh 678-925-5811

Inside Guard
BK Michael MacFarlane 678-380-0280

Outside Guard
BK Alex Naumis 404-556-1683

BK David Werve - 678-983-6397
PGK Houston Feaster - 404-456-9678

1st Year Trustee
PGK Bruce Rago 770-270-0003

2nd Year Trustee
PGK Dominick Druda 678-510-3950

3rd Year Trustee
PGK Ed Reyes 770-280-5913

District Deputy
DD Mike Basak 404-218-8987

Insurance Field Agent
BK Nicholas Shaw 404-520-8371
Happy Birthday Knights

Vincent Zangandou3/2
Diego Montoya3/4
Leon Urban3/4
Dennis M. Towhey3/4
John R. Barczykowski3/6
Patrick Hislar3/8
Don Detar3/9
Michael Quinlan3/13
David Werve3/13
Steve Granger3/16
Thomas L. Marasco3/17
Nathan Harper3/19
Mark Rowe3/19
Robert C. Shoup3/23
Michael Mickalonis3/24
Michael R. Staffieri3/26
Paul R. Rossetti3/28

Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

March 2nd @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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

March 5th @ Neumann Center - Officer/Planning Meeting - 7:00pm

March 9th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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

March 16th @ Reynold's Hall - Fish Fry Dinner - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

March 17th @ Reynold's Hall - St. Patrick's Day Dinner - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

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

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

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

Knights in Action

New 4th Degree members with members of the council: PGK/FDD Brad Burnett, new SK Woody Lott, new SK Joe Odom, GK Mark Davis, SK Harry Holmes, new SK Glen Klein, new SK Terry McWhirt, SK Bob Marszalek, PGK/FDD Tom Frizzi
Fish Fry Kitchen Staff with Chairmen BK Mike Staffieri and Frank Swider
Fish Fry Bar Staff
Fish Fry fun in the kitchen
Delivering Food at the Fish Fry
Getting ready for the 3rd Fish Fry
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