Volume 30 | January 2020
Grand Knight’s Report
Worthy Brother Knights,

Knights, the new year has started and there are many opportunities to get involved. We have become very important to the financial and volunteer support for Saint John Neumann parish and regional school.

Please keep an eye out for the sign up emails and join us. If you are not getting the emails please let me know.

Some of the opportunities to help coming up soon are: 

  • Hamburger night
  • Smoked pork sales
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Fish fry
If you cannot work some of these events please attend and financially support them.

The renovation of the Neumann Center is complete and we are working on a social schedule. The year kicks off with the College Football Championship Monday night 1-13-20.  Food and drinks will be served. The January membership meeting starts at 7:00 pm and the game soon after.

There are Knights' activities at the Neumann Center every Monday night so please stop by and join us.

Vivat Jesus,
 
Mike MacFarlane
GK7923
  Business Meeting Highlights
Treasurer Report

Treasurer, PGK Tom Marasco reported:
  • Checking Balance
  • $9,468.59 in checking includes: 
  • $2,616.80 in Peterka fund
  • $1,924.49 in Monastery sales
  • $113.34 in KCIC
  • $36,685.18 in Assets

Financial Secretary's Report

The Financial Secretary, PGK Jim McHugh reported:
  • 280 total members
  • 168 associates
  • 93 insurance members
  • 19 Inactive
  • 9 Honorary
  • 39 Honorary Life
Program Director Highlights
  • December 1st Breakfast made a profit of $595.79 for the Young Adults Ministry. 
  • 4th Degree Assembly Dinner Friday 12/13 630pm at Reynolds Hall. All Knights are invited not just 4th Degree. $35 a couple, $20 single. Bring a gift for a man and a woman.  
  • Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday December 14th. Doors open at 830am, Santa arrives at 900am. $10.00 a family for the breakfast and picture with Santa.  
  • Next Breakfast will be held Sunday January 5th.  
  • Steve Brischler reported that the smoker worked well with a test cook. Discussion was made on looking at planning for a Smoker Event for the Super Bowl, and if we would include sides or just sell meat. If decided, we would look at selling dinners at the Breakfast on January 5th. 
Good of the Order
In last month's business meeting, the following items were included in the Good of the Order:

  • BK Alex Neumis won $13 in the 50/50.
  • BK Gary Gombala’s name was picked, but he was not in attendance. No award was made. The award would have been $150. 
  Recognizing Knights  
GK Mike MacFarlane recognized the following Knights:
  • Andrew Dantzer family, for Family of the Month for September. 
  • Steve Brischler, Knight of the Month for October.  
  • Bill and Mary Bensel family, for Family of the Month for October. 
  • Mark Davis, Knight of the Month for November. 
  • Dave and Milagros Andrews family, for Family of the Month for November.  

GK Mike MacFarlane presented the Columbian award to PGK Mark Davis, and thanked him for his hard work in receiving the award for Council 7923. 
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. 
  • Mark Dallas – For wife Tricia recovering from breast cancer surgery.
  • Brian Hanley - For his brother Richard Hanley in ER with heart problems. 
  • David Werve – For Diane Marsalek and her healing.  
  • Trevor Chin – For Marjorie Poy recovering. 
  • Mike MacFarlane – For his continued recovery. 
  • Ralph Oshinski – For his daughter Marcia, cancer.
  • Jim McHugh – For David Andrews chemotherapy.  
  • Frank Swider – For Eileen and Bob Stewart.
  • Leo Schiltgen – For Elizabeth O’Neill, and Victoria McCauley. 
  • John Mangano – For Beth Silver with cancer.
  • Woody Lott – Wife Joan undergoing cancer treatment.
New Business

Dave Werve reported total Monastery sales are going great! $5,800 YTD. Total sales in Keep Christ in Christmas are $947. We will be selling at the Breakfast with Santa on12/7. 

GK Mike MacFarlane mentioned that Supreme, effective January 1st will allow councils to get a credit card if they want to use for expenses. No decision has been made if we will or not. 

Brad Burnett told us effective January 1st per Supreme, the First, Second and Third Degrees will become combined to be done all at the same time under the name Admission Degree. There will be new scripts and DVD’s coming out to the Councils for them to use.  
 
Membership Committee, DGK Mark Dallas, Membership Director Andrew Dantzer, Trustees Mark Davis, Ralph Oshinsky, Bruce Rago, and Field Agent JP Williams will be looking at contacting our 25 delinquent members and either getting them caught up on dues, or getting them off the roster.
Council 7923 Officers

Chaplain
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

Chancellor
BK Harvey James - 770-235-6686

Recorder
BK Glenn Klein - 770-923-8640

Treasurer
PGK Tom Marasco - 404-642-9270

Warden
BK Randy McCormack - 770-564-8708

Advocate
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

Lecturer
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
BK John Paul (JP) Williams - 678-787-2201
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Happy Birthday Knights

Morris Facchini 1/2
John Cruzat 1/3
James Curtiss 1/3
Brian W. Hanley 1/4
Bernard DiMarco 1/9
Norman Johnson 1/10
Daniel Cassandra 1/10
Scott Martin 1/11
Lionel McNamara 1/11
Noah Saunders 1/13
Edward J. Dantzer 1/13
Virgil Ponzoli 1/15
Randy L. McCormack 1/18
Robert Stoakley 1/20
James Taylor 1/20
Thomas M. Studer 1/20
Paul T Klepac 1/21
Louis C. Branchetti, Jr 1/23
Kevin A. Prevost 1/26
Brian Gay 1/28
Robert J. Delaney 1/31
Houston J. Feaster 1/31
Joke of the Month
Upcoming Council Events

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

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

January 7th @ Frontera Mexican Restaurant - Sugarloaf and Five Forks Trickum - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

January 13th @ Neumann Center - Member Meeting - Rosary - 6:30pm, Meeting - 7:00pm

January 14th @ Frontera Mexican Restaurant - Sugarloaf and Five Forks Trickum - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

January 18th @ Reynold's Hall - Burger Night - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

January 19th @ SJN - Knight's Mass - 8:30am

January 20th @ Frontera Mexican Restaurant - Sugarloaf and Five Forks Trickum - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

January 23rd @ Neumann Center - 4th Degree Meeting and Dinner - 7:00pm

January 27th @ Neumann Center - Social Meeting - 7:00pm

January 28th @ Frontera Mexican Restaurant - Sugarloaf and Five Forks Trickum - Knight's Lunch 12:30pm

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

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

Knights in Action

BK Steve Drzik with nuns from the Monastery of the Visitation of Holy Mary
BK Ed Dantzer working the pancakes at Breakfast with Santa
PGK Tom "Santa" Marasco on his throne
Knights and family that helped during the Breakfast with Santa
GK Mike MacFarlane with Fr. Sunny and Bishop Ned Shlesinger with the SJNRCS essay winners
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