FATHER FRANCIS SYRIANEY COUNCIL # 12567
KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

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August 2017

Tony Juarez

Brothers of Council 12567,

Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 of Littleton, CO would like to honor its August 2017 Knight of the Month. This brother joined the Knights of Columbus in 2010 and over a fairly short period of time has grown to become a vibrant and important member of his Council and Assembly. This brother has volunteered in numerous events and activities including: Fish Fry's, Parish breakfasts, Guadalupe Dinners, Food Bank of the Rockies, multiple Tootsie Roll drives with his grandchildren, going on visits to area hospitals, and Wreathes Across America to name just a few. When there is a need for volunteers, this brother is one of the first to sign up and assist. Considering all of the events and activities this Brother has volunteered for, it is surprising that he has never been selected as Knight of the Month.

This brother Knight has served in multiple leadership positions in both the Council and the Assembly. His Council positions have included Chancellor, Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight, and Trustee. His Assembly positions include Sentinel and Pilot.

Because of his extensive history of volunteering, along with his continued level of participation, Council 12567 would like to recognize and award Sir Knight Tony Jaurez as the Knight of the Month for August 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Officers of Council 12567


July 2017

Jason Coon

The Knight of the Month for July 2017 is Jason Coon. This brother, his wife and family have been parishioners for several years. Jason has been a brother for only a few months. What held him back from joining the Knights were years of professional travel. When the opportunity arose for a career change, resulting in significantly less travel, he applied to be a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In July the Knights held their annual picnic. The call went out for volunteers and Jason worked behind the scene, as many Knights do, to make the evening a success. He showed up at 4 pm for set-up and was quickly pressed into service in the kitchen. He quickly and expertly put his military training into play, by slicing tomatoes and other vegetable garnishments with precision. All kidding aside, Jason moved from role to role throughout the evening until closing, always asking what he could do next. He displayed the kind of attitude, energy and enthusiasm that exemplifies a true commitment to service and fraternity. We are pleased that Jason chose Council 12567 as his place to make a difference.

We are delighted to recognize Jason as the Knight of the Month for July 2017.












The Knight of the Month for July 2017 is Jason Coon. This brother, his wife and family have been parishioners for several years. Jason has been a brother for only a few months. What held him back from joining the Knights were years of professional travel. When the opportunity arose for a career change, resulting in significantly less travel, he applied to be a member of the Knights of Columbus.




In July the Knights held their annual picnic. The call went out for volunteers and Jason worked behind the scene, as many Knights do, to make the evening a success. He showed up at 4 pm for set-up and was quickly pressed into service in the kitchen. He quickly and expertly put his military training into play, by slicing tomatoes and other vegetable garnishments with precision. All kidding aside, Jason moved from role to role throughout the evening until closing, always asking what he could do next. He displayed the kind of attitude, energy and enthusiasm that exemplifies a true commitment to service and fraternity. We are pleased that Jason chose Council 12567 as his place to make a difference.




We are delighted to recognize Jason as the Knight of the Month for July 2017.

























June 2017

Dan Fessler

Brothers of Council 12567,

The Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 of Littleton, CO would like to honor its June 2017 Knight of the Month. This brother joined the Knights of Columbus in 2002 and has grown to become an active and effective member of his Council and Assembly. Over the years, this brother has stood up and has chaired numerous events including: Fish Fry's, Parish breakfasts, Guadalupe Dinners, a special Parish luncheon for every Priest in the Archdiocese, Ladies Apprehension Dinners, Youth event kick-off meals, and Parish Rummage Sale Lunch Booths. When the call for volunteers has been made, this brother has worked at just about every event the council has ever done. This brother's planning skills and bargain shopping for the best quality items at the best price has benefited the council time and time again.

This brother Knight has served in multiple leadership positions in both the Council and the Assembly. His past Council positions include Advocate, Deputy Grand Knight, GK. His past Assembly positions include Purser and Captain and he is the current Faithful Navigator - elect.

It is for these things and more that our council would like to recognize Sir Knight Dan Fessler (member number 3823879) as the Knight of the Month for June 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Officers of Council 12567


May 2017

Joseph Snow

Brothers of Council 12567,
We would like to nominate SK Brother Joseph Snow as Knight of the Month for May 2017. Brother Joe is a charter member of Council 12567. Presently holding the position of Advocate, he has held just about every position available in the council, including two terms as Financial Secretary and being a Past Grand Knight.
Brother Joe has been a co-chair of the Lenten Fish Fry’s for the past several years. He meticulously keeps track of every volunteer hour, every dime spent, and every piece of fish consumed. The Fish Fry’s have been such a success that Council 12567 has won the State Council Service program award for two years running.
Brother Joe has also been the chairman for Western Welcome Week, teaching Knights and their families how to make Cotton Candy, and selling it at Littleton’s summer festival. Brother Joe is a regular at the Parish Breakfasts, takes multiple shifts during our Tootsie Roll Drive, and is a staple at Community Sunday. Brother Joe was in charge of the registration table for the Respect Life 5K last June, handing out goodie bags and T-shirts, signing up new runners, and signing in the volunteers.
Brother Joe is a regular member of our First Degree Team, acting as the Inside Guard, as well as participating in our second and fourth degree teams. Brother Joe is the Faithful Purser and a member of the Color Guard for our Assembly. The list could go on and on. And in his spare time, Brother Joe is a Eucharistic Minister at 4:30 mass on Saturday.
A humble and quiet man, who prefers working behind the scenes instead of being in the spotlight, Brother Joe truly exemplifies the motto: IN SERVICE TO ONE, IN SERVICE TO ALL. For his service and dedication, K of C council 12567 awards SK Brother Joseph Snow Knight of the Month for May 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Officers of Council 12567


April 2017

Mike McBride

Brothers of Council 12567,
We would like to nominate Brother Mike McBride as Knight of the Month for April 2017. Throughout this past Lenten Season, Brother Mike has provided countless hours, supporting many of our Council’s activities. Brother Mike stepped in as co-chair for this year’s Fish Fries. Mike not only was at every Thursday Set -Up and Friday Fish Fry from start to finish, he also assisted with the food shopping and spent hours on Saturday after the last Fish Fry, emptying and cleaning the fryers and putting the polishing touches on the clean-up of the kitchen. Brother Mike’s tireless efforts were at the forefront of helping to promote and exhibit the principles of our Order at the highest levels.
Aside from putting in countless hours on the Fish Fry Dinners, Brother Mike assisted with the Easter Box Collection event. Brother Mike, as co-chair of the Knights Breakfasts, stepped up with very little notice to cover a breakfast for the Men’s Club. Not only was this task successfully completed, but proved to be one of the most successful breakfasts to date. In addition, Brother Mike has participated in the Thanksgiving Food Box collections, Highway Clean-Ups, chaired the BBQ at the Senior’s events and parish Rummage Sales, built sheds, and covered multiple Tootsie Roll shifts.
Brother Mike serves as the Council’s Warden, and attends every Officers and Council Business Meeting, as well as being 4th Degree Knight. Brother Mike is a productive member of the Major degree teams, traveling around the state of Colorado inducting Brother Knights into their Major Degrees.
In recognition of his continuing outstanding efforts and involvement with our Council’s work, Brother Mike is worthy of this award, and could be every month. Brother Mike would be a #1 draft pick for any Knight’s Team, and a first ballot Hall of Famer. Brother Mike has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartily and has always been available to be of service to others.

Respectfully submitted,
Officers of Council 12567


March 2017

Joel Zdechlick

Brother Knight Joel Zdechlik has been selected as Knight of the Month for March 2017. Brother Joel has jumped right in and volunteered for many of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight approximately one year ago. Joel is a regular fixture at Council Breakfasts and Lenten Fish Fries, busing tables, serving food, and doing whatever tasks that are needed to get the job accomplished. Brother Joel has assisted with the Guadalupe dinner and is usually found on Community Sundays, assisting his Brother Knights in Lux Mundi Hall serving grateful Parishioners. Brother Joel also took part in the Family Hour of Prayer, volunteering to lead one of the decades of the Rosary.

Brother Joel is a very quiet and humble individual. He is commited to the Knights of Columbus and takes his obligations seriously. Brother Joel would not join the Knights until he was prepared to donate his time and talent to the council, knowing that he would get out of the Knights of Columbus what he put into it. Other Knights, especially those new to the council, can learn a lot from his example.
In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the principles of the Knights of Columbus, Brother Joel Zdechlick is hereby selected by the Officers of Council 12567 as Knight of the Month for March 2017.


February 2017

Bob Bottelsen

Brothers of Council 12567,

Sir Knight Bob Bottelsen has been selected as the Knight of the Month for February 2017. Brother Bob has volunteered for many of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight including, but not limited to: Council Breakfasts, Fish Fries, Highway Cleanup, the Youth Kickoff BBQ, Food boxes at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and special Council and Parish dinners. During the Mentally Handicapped Drive every year, he has worked multiple shifts, handing out Tootsie Rolls for donations. Brother Bob is also a member of the Lowdowns, entertaining at many functions put on by the Parish and the Council.

Brother Bob is a very humble individual and Knights who do not get involved could learn a lot from his example. He always works quietly in the background and will do whatever he can to help both the Parish and the Knights succeed with their endeavors. Without Brother Bob’s dedication and hard work, every project the Council undertakes would be more difficult to accomplish and for this we thank you wholeheartedly.

In recognition of your outstanding service and dedication to the principles of the Knights of Columbus, you are hereby awarded with Knight of the Month for February 2017.

Respectfully submitted by the Officers of K of C Council 12567


January 2017

Richard Harig

Brothers of Council 12567,
We would like to I would like to nominate Brother Richard Harig for the month of January 2017. Brother Richard, in keeping with the spirit of service to parish, community and council, has volunteered for many council activities such as our Tootsie Roll drive and Parish breakfasts. Brother Richard also provided a service to our council at a Knights Social event with a presentation on financial matters relating to planning, savings, retirement planning, and medical and Long Term Care (LTC).
Brother Richard is always willing to serve his brothers and the parish, as well as being involved in all aspects of our Order. Brother Richard continues to fill and integral role in the council, serving as our Council Treasurer, working hand in hand with the Financial Secretary and the Grand Knight.
Brother Richard is worthy of this recognition and award for his efforts. He has embraced our principles vigorously and whole heartily and has made himself available to be of service to the council and all others as his schedule permits.


December 2016

Rick Brentrup

Brothers of Council 12567,

Brother Rick Brentrup has been nominated as Knight of the Month for December 2016. Brother Rick is a long time member of Council 12567 and has also volunteered his time by serving and volunteering in multiple Knight Activities. Brother Rick also lends his support and expertise to the Grand Knight in his role as the Council’s Financial Secretary.
Brother Rick’s activities include but are not limited to: leading the Council Highway cleanup effort for several years, volunteering for the 5 K Respect Life 5K every June, and volunteers for Parish Breakfasts and Fish Fry’s as his schedule permitted. Brother Rick has shown himself to be a dedicated Knight and works hard to represent the Knights of Columbus in a positive light not only in our parish and council, but in the community as well.
We feel that in recognition of his service and position as Financial Secretary, as well as his efforts and involvement with our Council’s other endeavors, Brother Rick is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his efforts. He has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles and continues to make himself available and to be of service to others.


November 2016

Ray Lake

Knights of Columbus Council #12567 has nominated Ray Lake as Knight of the Month for November 2016. Since becoming a Knight, Brother Ray has worked almost every council activity including Council Breakfasts, Lenten Fish Fries, Highway Cleanup, Youth kickoff, Food boxes at Easter and Thanksgiving, and Food Bank of the Rockies, just to name a few. He leads by example through his attention to detail and seeing each event to its eventual completion.

For many years, Brother Ray was Chairman for the collection of Food boxes during the holidays and is still very involved, along with his wife Ilene, renting the truck and handing out the gift cards for turkeys and hams during the holidays. He is always ready and willing to assist Joe Gamarano with the needs of the parish and the poor.

Brother Ray is very humble and tends to hide in the background, yet he will do whatever he can to help both the Parish and the Knights of Columbus succeed in their endeavors. Brother Knights who are afraid to get involved could learn from his example. Without his dedication and hard work, projects would be more difficult to accomplish and for this, the Council thanks him wholeheartedly.

In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the principles of the Knights of Columbus, Council #12567 selects Brother Ray Lake as Knight of the Month for November 2016. Congratulations!


October 2016

Frank Humphries


September 2016

John Jones

Brothers of Council 12567,
We would like to nominate Brother John Jones as Knight of the Month for September 2016. Brother John is a long time member of Council 12567. Brother John has volunteered his time on a variety of our Council’s activities and causes. Brother John was instrumental and headed the past year’s flag retirement ceremonies. Brother John lends his time to a wide variety of activities including, the Fish Fry’s, Knight’s Breakfasts, Coffee House, and recently came off the bench with extremely short notice to fill in a shift for this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive. Brother John has proven he is dedicated to all four of the founding principles of our Order, and is a shining example of putting those principles into action.
In recognition of his of his efforts and involvement with our Council’s work, Brother John is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his efforts. He has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartily and has always been available to be of service to others.

Respectfully submitted,
Officers of Council 12567


August 2016

Dan Garcia

Brothers of Council 12567,
Brother Dan Garcia is a recent addition to our council and the Knights of Columbus. Despite being new to the council he has jumped in where he could to get involved. He and his wife participated in the 5th Sunday Rosary for the council on July 30. The following weekend he helped with keeping refreshments stocked at community Sunday, and most recently volunteered for our council’s cotton candy booth at Western Welcome week in downtown Littleton. Dan also serves the parish as a Safe Sanctuary Minister. It is men like Dan who get involved early that set the example for others and realize the benefits of active membership in the council.
It is with great appreciation for all of his efforts that we recognize Dan as our Knight of the Month for August 2016.


July 2016

Jim Heimer

Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Sir Knight James “Jim” Heimer as the Knight of the Month for July 2016. If you attend any Council events or activities, you can’t help but bump into Jim. Brother Jim is a regular at the Parish Breakfasts, Fish Fry’s, and 8:00 am Safe Sanctuary. He isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty as is shown by his participation in the kitchen cleaning project, the membership drive dinner, and as “griller extraordinaire” at the Council picnic. In addition, Jim participated in the First Communion and Confirmation receptions for the youth. In his spare time, he worked in the kitchen preparing food for the participants of the 5K prior to receiving his Fourth Degree.
Brother Jim is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized, not only as our Inside Guard, but as Knight of the Month for July 2016.


June 2016

Mike Sexton


May 2016

Dan Muldoon


April 2016

Pedro DeLeon


March 2016

Michael Hawley


February 2016

Dan Fessler

Brothers of Council 12567,
We would like to nominate Brother Dan Fessler as Knight of the Month for February 2016. Brother Dan is a long time member of Council 12567, a former Grand Knight and current Trustee to the Council. Brother Dan has also volunteered his time and is a stalwart fixture at many of the Knight’s events. Brother Dan has volunteered and participated in; the Council breakfasts, Food Bank of the Rockies, Thanksgiving and Easter food drives, Community Sunday weekends, Our Lady of Guadalupe Dinner, Safe Sanctuary, Light the Way to Christmas, the annual Tootsie Roll drive, is currently one of the chairman for the six Fish Fry dinners, as well as many other Council events and activities. Brother Dan’s leadership, presence and willingness to help, are tremendous assets to our Council. Brother Dan has shown himself to be a dedicated Knight and works hard to represent the Knights of Columbus as a positive light not only in our parish community but in the State of Colorado as well.
We feel that in recognition of all his efforts and service to the Council and our Parish, Brother Dan is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his sustained and consistent representation of excellence as a Knight. He has embraced our Council’s and Order’s principles whole heartily always has made himself available to be of service to others.


January 2016

Matt Traver

Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Brother Knight Matt Traver as Knight of the Month for January 2016. Brother Matt is an Outside Guard of Council #12567. Brother Matt is a regular at the Food Bank of the Rockies, the Parish Breakfasts, the Lenten Fish Fry’s, and Community Sundays. He is co-Captain of Safe Sanctuary for the 8:00 am Mass. This past year, Brother Matt took on the challenge of chairman of the council’s Tootsie Roll Drive for the intellectually disabled, and met that challenge with great success. His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and is an inspiration to us all.
Brother Matt is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized as Knight of the Month for January 2016.


December 2015

Pat Alarid, Sr


November 2015

John Bullock, Jr


October 2015

Jerome (Mo) Michel


September 2015

Paul Patricca


August 2015

Fuzzy Jensen


Council 12567 has selected Knight Fuzzy Jensen as its Knight of the Month for August 2015. Brother Fuzzy has volunteered for many of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight and leads by example by being thorough and staying until the event is completed. Brother Fuzzy has worked almost every activity including-Council Breakfasts-Fish Fries-Highway Cleanup-Youth kickoffs-Food boxes at Easter,Thanksgiving and Christmas-the monthly Food Bank and special Council and Parish dinners, just to name a few. During the Mentally Handicapped Drive every year in the Fall he worked multiple shifts every weekend handing out tootsie rolls for donations. Brother Fuzzy almost singlehandedly sets up Lux Mundi Hall-tables and chairs and makes sure that everything is in preparedness for a successful event. He always seems to be in the background and not afraid to get involved and will do whatever he can to help both the Parish and the Knights succeed in their endeavors. Brother Fuzzy is very humble and fellow Brother Knights who are not involved could learn from his example. Without his dedication and hard work everything would be more difficult to accomplish and for this the Council thanks you wholeheartedly. In recognition of your outstanding service, dedication and inspiration to the principles of the Knights of Columbus you are hereby awarded as Knight of the Month for Council 12567.


July 2015

Pat Garrison

Brothers of Council 12567,
Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Brother Knight Patrick Garrison as the Knight of the Month for July 2015. Brother Pat has been with the council for two months but has already taken an active part in several council activities. Pat assisted with Respect Life 5K sign-ups after the 11:30 am mass on two separate occasions. He helped out with the Council Parish appreciation breakfast in June. Brother Pat also helped out with the Respect Life 5k on race day, participating with the preparation, serving, and clean-up of the race participant breakfast. He received his Formation and Knighting Degrees in July.
Brother Pat hit the ground running and is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized as Knight of the Month for July 2015.


June 2015

Richard Harig


May 2015

Mike McBride

May 2015 Knight of the Month - Mike McBride

Council 12567 has selected Sir Knight Mike McBride as its Knight of the Month for May 2015. Brother Mike has stepped up to become a perennial Chairman for the Council Breakfasts celebrating his 6th year. Brother Mike has volunteered for almost all of the Council’s events since becoming a Knight, including the early Sunday setup for the Parish’s Community Sundays, the Council picnics, the Seniors bar-b-que luncheon, the Parish Rummage Sale, the monthly Saturday Food Bank Truck, the Council Fish Fries, the Youth kick-offs, Light the Way to Christmas and special Council and Parish dinners.

During the Mentally Handicapped Drive in the fall he worked multiple shifts on multiple weekends. The list goes on and on.

Now that Brother Mike is retired he is able to attend Council meetings and is running for an Outside Guard Officer position for the coming Fraternal Year.

Brother Mike has also volunteered as a member of the Knight’s 3rd Degree Team. Brother Mike will do whatever he can to help both the Knight’s and the Parish succeed at their endeavors. He certainly exemplifies the qualities that make a great Knight of Columbus as a tireless worker, and a constant volunteer that i


April 2015

Jim Heimer

Brothers of Council 12567,
We would like to nominate Brother Jim Heimer as Knight of the Month for April 2015. Brother Jim transferred to Council 12567 in 2014. He has recently volunteered his time, participating in all six of our Lenten Fish Fry’s. He helped to distribute drinks, bussed tables, and helped clean up, tear down, and put away the furniture each evening. Jim is a regular at our Parish breakfasts, helping to serve our parishioners and to clean up afterwards. Jim also was one of six Brother Knights who helped construct the new shed for the church, donating six hours of his time to this daunting task. Brother Jim, despite being a fairly new member and not knowing many brothers, immediately participated in the tasks at hand and was able to socialize with his fellow brothers. His presence and willingness to help made everyone’s job easier and more enjoyable. Brother Jim has become a dedicated Knight and works diligently to be a fine example of the Knights of Columbus for our parish and our community.
We feel that in recognition of his efforts and immediate involvement with our Council’s work, Brother Jim is worthy of this award and should be recognized for his efforts. He has embraced our principles whole heartily and has made himself available to be of service to others.

Respectfully submitted,
Officers of Council 12567


March 2015

Rod Evers


February 2015

Joe Snow


January 2015

William Telesco

Father Francis Syrianey Council #12567 would like to nominate Sir Knight William Telesco as the Knight of the Month for January 2015. Brother Bill is the Three Year Trustee and past Grand Knight of Council #12567. His experience has been invaluable to the present Council Officers, as well as, our Worthy Grand Knight. Brother Bill is a regular at the Parish Breakfasts, Safe Sanctuary, and the Food Bank of the Rockies. He was co-chairman of the Lady of Guadalupe Dinner held in December (as well as chairing or co-chairing many other events throughout the year). This past Sunday (1/25/2015), Brother Bill was present the entire day, preparing and working at the reception following the Dedication Mass for the new Church.
Brother Bill is a prime example of what all Knights should aspire to become. He unselfishly embraces our principles and makes himself available to be of service to others and is, therefore, recognized as Knight of the Month for January 2015.


December 2014

Matthew Pelle


November 2014

Alan Finken


October 2014

Robert Lundstrom


September 2014

Bob Lundstrum


August 2014

Dennis Reichert


July 2014

Daniel Muldoon


June 2014

Frank Humpherys


May 2014

Peter Boos


April 2014

Joe McInerney

 
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