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September 04, 2018

Charity Night #1 on September 6
First Degree Ceremony (Vote for Candidates below)

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Upcoming Events
Business Meeting / 1st Degree Ceremony
Description: Business Meeting
Date: September 6
Time: Dinner - 7 pm; Meeting - 7:30 pm
Where: St Michael Large Hall
Contact: Wesley Arnold

Our first Initiation Ceremony of the year, to process all of the new recruits from the August Membership Drive and other recent events, will take place during the September business meeting.

We will begin presenting funds to charities during dinner.

Lastly, in response to the bishop's request, we will start the first night of the Novena Prayer to St Joseph together as a council for the protections and renewal of the Church.
Vote on Membership Candidates
Please vote on candidates for transfer or admission into our council.

Our August membership drive was very successful, providing many qualified candidates for admission to our council. We are hoping to have as many of them as possible participate in the Initiation Ceremony Thursday night. There are two actions for you:

1) Vote on the impressive list of candidates below.
2) If you know them, remind them to attend on Thursday evening.

Marcus Annicchero - Sponsor: Columba Chukwu

Priests -
Father Ronald Arcillas - Sponsor: Wesley Arnold 
Father Benjamin Laforteza - Sponsor: Wesley Arnold 

August Membership Drive -
Pablo Calva Lopez - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia
Antonio Castillo - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia
Efrain Diaz - Sponsor: Guillermo Garcia
Joseph DiRegolo - Sponsor: Wesley Arnold 
David Eckermann - Sponsor: Anthony Contarciego 
Javier Gonzalez - Sponsor: Anthony Contarciego 
Ronald Haase - Sponsor: Tom McCaffrey 
Doug Homoelle - Sponsor: McCaffrey 
Daniel Keith - Sponsor: Anthony Contarciego 
Fred Lawley - Sponsor: Wesley Arnold 
Juan Lopez Pieciodo - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia
Joseph Mansour - Sponsor: Wesley Arnold 
Jose Melgar - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia
Santiago Melgar - Ricardo Garcia
Andy Nguyen - Sponsor: Anthony Contarciego 
Juan Pedroza - Sponsor: Tom McCaffrey 
Esteban Perez - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia
Howard Self - Sponsor: Tom McCaffrey
Louis Stanley - Sponsor: Tom McCaffrey 
Kenneth Tooker - Sponsor: Tom McCaffrey 

Other -
Jose Ruelas - Sponsor: Oscar Guzman (Silver Rose)
Martin Balderrama - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia
Julio Enriquez - Sponsor Ricardo Garcia
Jose Solano - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia  
Rich Muller - Sponsor: Anthony Contarciego  
Tono Lopez - Sponsor: Ricardo Garcia  

If you have concerns about any candidates, please send a message to me and Tom McCaffrey by clicking below, or call one of us.
Do you approve of transfer of Marcus Annicchero to Council 4588?
Do you approve of admission of Father Ron and Father Benjamin to Council 4588?
Do you approve of other 26 candidates for admission to Council 4588?
Squires Circle
Description: Squire Circle SignUp
When : NOW
Contact: Tom McCaffrey

We are taking signups now for squires and counselors for the Squires Circle that has historically been sponsored by the Livermore Knights. The Columbian Squires is a leadership and activity program for young Catholic men (10-18 years of age). We need to get 10 Squires and 2 counselors so that we can be recognized formally and continue to operate. If you have a son in this age range please sign them up and if you can participate, even if just periodically, please sign up yourself. You won't regret it. We will have past leaders lead a high-quality information session a date still TBD. Your son will learn have fun and develop leadership skills with Catholic teachings.
¡Noche Mexicana!
Description: Noche Mexicana
When : Friday, September 8th, 6-10 pm
Where: St Michael Large Hall
Contact: Irving Garcia

You will not want to miss this one ...The Livermore Knights’ Hispanic Round table will be celebrating the Latino culture with a night of fun for the entire community on September 8th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. We will have food for sale. Entertainment will include karaoke and traditional music from different parts of Mexico. The theme will be to wear your traditional clothes. If you want to donate a dish, please contact Irving 925-339-5342
Student Essay Contest

Description: Student Essay Contest
When : Friday, September 10th
Who: All Catholic Students in 8-12 grade
Contact: Dan Leary

The Student Essay Contest is coming soon. This year's topic is:

How does your family keep its Catholic Faith in Action?

If you know any 8-12 graders our parish, be sure to let them know. We had a 2nd place winner at the state level last year - Kayla Nuti at St Michael Schoo l. They just need to write an essay of 500-750 words, reflecting on how their family puts its Catholic faith in action, every day. Spread the word so we have lots of entries and we will be calling for judges next week.
Altar Server Picnic
Description: Altar Server Picnic
When : Sunday, September 16th
Where: TBD
Contact: Wesley Arnold

We are hosting a small picnic to recognize the youth in both of our parishes that serve faithfully to make our masses go smoothly. While they go unnoticed most of the time, we will recognize their efforts by serving them and their families a fun afternoon picnic.
Neighboring Council Fundraiser
Description: Knight in Havana
When : Saturday, September 8th
Where: St Mary Church Parish Hall, Walnut Creek
Contact: John Cuddihy

Brother Knights Walnut Creek will be having a 'Knight in Havana' fundraiser on September 8th. Unfortunately, it is the same night as our Noche Mexicana, being sponsored by our Hispanic Round Table. Details for the St Mary Council 14156 event are below.
On the Horizon - Watch for SignUp Genius' Soon!!
September 6 - Business meeting / 1st Degree Ceremony
September 8 - Noche Mexicana
September 8 - 4th Degree Exemplification
September 10 -Start Student Essay Contest
September 14 - East Bay Stand Down
September 16 - Altar Server Picnic
September 28 - Bishop Mass at St Michael
September 29/30 - St Michael Centennial Celebration and Festival
Recent Events
Membership Drive - All Hand's event
We had a very successful membership drive this weekend! We collected 21 Form 100's for prospective candidates and our Membership Director is actively reaching out to them to get them to out First Degree Ceremony. Combined with the half a dozen or so collected at the Retiro Familia that Irving and Ricardo will shepherd to the degree ceremony, we have quite a number of potential new candidates that will be joining our ranks very soon! My interactions were very positive - it felt like we have built a great deal of confidence with the parishes. Thank you and great job to everyone that helped this weekend!
Member News
In the News
Happy Anniversary to ...
Brothers - I have limited data (so forgive me if I miss you or get one wrong) but according to our records, the following brothers have August anniversaries -

Happy Anniversary!

Edwin Cassidy
John Roberts
Dominick Saccullo
Emekam Ngene
Robert Vince
Walt Thinfen
Charles Bellavia
James Gagliardi
David Hipple
Howard Hancock
Thomas Goulet
Kurt Hornbacker
Matt Roland
David Swift

Please let me know if I am missing data or have wrong data!
East Bay Knights LinkedIn Group

A new communication vehicle for Knights is available - a LinkedIn group called the“East Bay Knights of Columbus”, another example of Knights Helping Knights .
This group allows members of the Knights of Columbus in the San Francisco East Bay to network with brother knights. Use the group to find a knight who can help you get info about a job opening at local company, find a mentor to allow you to grow professionally or find a knight in another city within the East Bay.

The more Knights that join the group, the better the group will able to help others: (1) simply go to LinkedIn and type East Bay Knights of Columbus in the search line and request permission to join the group. (2) Email your name, city and council number to our group administrator at . He will approve your membership within 48 hours when you do.
Each of us needs help professionally sometime in our careers. What better place to seek help than from a brother knight looking for help professionally? If you are retired, I urge you to join the group. Your experience and insights within a certain profession or industry can help the younger knights get better jobs and rise within their profession.
Advancement Opportunities

We recommend that you join your brother Knights and complete your Formation, Knighthood and Exemplification degrees as soon as possible to get the most benefit from your membership.

4th Degree Exemplification
September 8th, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brentwood
Calling all 3rd degree Knights! Complete your advancement in the Knights! Contact me, Tom McCaffrey or Ken Rief if you can participate. You won't regret it!

Formation and Knighthood degrees (2nd and 3rd)
October 6th, St. Michael Large Hall, Livermore
All 1st degree Knights should hold this date and plan to make take advantage of this most convenient option to advance to full Knighthood. A couple of our Livermore members will be on the degree teams, so this is the right time.
Cook Team Leaders - New planning tool
Cook team leaders and those who want to help oversee food prep for events that have a cooking elements...
There is a SignUp Genius to claim the events where you can help. We need to know in advance if we have a gap so that we can get additional chefs in the queue.
Are you Social Media savvy?

I still need a brother Knight to step up and help with our website and /or Facebook. We now use the modern WordPress platform and our Facebook account has a growing follower base.

Contact me ( or John Robinson ( if you can help. It is a great opportunity to help spread the word about our activities and to gain experience as well.
In our prayers

Karen Miller - Undergoing knee surgery
Lindy and Dick Epp - Medical care
Tom McCaffrey - brother serious illness
Tom McCaffrey - Repose of departed should of brother in law
Daniel Figueiredo (Brother of PGK Manuel Figueiredo) - Repose of departed soul
Photo Time

Since we have control of our entire website now, we are going to get a council photo directory in place. Please be sure to come to an upcoming meeting and see Ray Miranda to have your photo taken for placement in the e-photoboard. It will be a great way to help brothers get to know each other - especially all of our newer knights! Don't for get your pomade!
Livermore Knights Shirts

If you need some new Livermore Knights swag, we have a fresh supply of the polo style shirts ($20) and hats ($10) available.

We will also be taking orders for a limited run "2018 CA Council of the Year" cut-n-sewn shirts that can be embroidered with your name (and title, if you like). Price will be $30. You can sign up at the business meeting on September 6th.
The 'Word' from our Sponsor

"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  
Galatians 6:10  
Did you hear the one about the Knight ...

Q:  What is the name of the Knight who also works in the OR?
A: Sir Jen

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