Brother Joe Luciani - watching over the Knights.

The clean-up crew at our 2016 Council 14446 Plant Sale.

The 2016-17 Mary Mother of God Council 14446 Officers pledging to serve our Parish community over the next Fraternal year.

Good Friday Walk - the Knights of Oakville (Brother Joe Luciani is circled)

Brother Bingo Rivera, Head Coach of the Oakville Special Olympics Track and Field TEam

Danny Foran receiving his 40 year KofC Certificate from Grand Knight Rob Castonguay

David Fisher and Margie Grier being recognized for 25 years of Marriage by Grand Knight Rob Castonguay

Basketball Free Throw Registration - Brothers Joe Luciani and Ron Civitarese

Brother Peter Blake volunteering weekly with the Oakville Special Olympics Track and Field Team.

Grand Knight Rob Castonguay being recognized for 2 years of service to our Council as our Grand Knight.

Our cook, Brother Joe Luciani, with Gracinda D'Aurora

Brother Thomas Kreuger receiving his 3rd Degree Certificate from Grand Knight Rob Castonguay

Brother Tom Schramm receiving his belated 10 year KofC Service Certificate from Grand Knight Rob Castonguay

Brother Tony Zimbalatti receiving his 5 year KofC Service Certificate from Grand Knight Rob Castonguay

Brother Joe Luciani with our Grand Knight, Rob Castonguay at the Installation of Officers

The MMOG Council 14446 Executive immediately following the Installation of Officers on July 12, 2016

David Hinca receiving his 5 year KofC Service Certificate from Grand Knight Rob Castonguay

Brother and Sir Knight Ron Kwapis receiving his 20 year KofC Service Certificate from Grand Knight Rob Castonguay

Standing on guard, our perpetual "behind the scenes" angel, Brother Joe Luciani

Worthy District Deputy Steven Reynolds watching over the Council jewels of office before the Installation of Officers.

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Council Announcements

Upcoming Council elections

Nominations and voting

 

Elections Chairman:

For Nominations: SK Henry Thissen, current Grand Knight of Council 3881 and Past Grand Knight of Council 14446

For Election: SK John Murphy, Past Grand Knight of Council 1388

 

Individual Nominations: Tuesday April 24th, the first call for nominees have been held. the suffix of (nom) has been added beside the names of those men who have been duly nominated far a role.

Seconded Nominations: Tuesday May 22nd, the second and final call for nominees will be held along with the election of officers for the 2018-19 Fraternal year.

 

Here is the current slate of returning officer positions and further nominations:

Grand Knight - Rory Facca (nom), David Fisher (nom), Tony Zimbalatti (nom)
Deputy GK - Rory Facca (incumbent verified), Steve Germann (nom)
Chancellor - Tony Zimbalatti (incumbent verified) 
Recorder - Jim Eichenberg (incumbent verified)
Treasurer - Vacant Bob Dorey (nom), Ken Rossel (nom)
Advocate - Vacant Tony Saturno (nom)
Warden - Frank D’Aurora (nom) & Mesiton Rivera (incumbent verified)
Inside Guard - Gordon Rivera (incumbent verified)
Outside Guard - Lino Renella (nom), John Casullo (nom)
Trustee 2021 - Vacant

 

Election Process - from Section 6.01 of our Standard Operating Procedures:

Section 6.01 Elections
(a) The election of the elected executive officers for the next fraternal year will take place at the May general meeting. A Nominations Committee Chair will be appointed by the current fraternal year Grand Knight by the end of January of the current fraternal year. The Nominations Committee Chair will present a slate of candidates at the April general meeting prior to further nominations being accepted from the floor. The Nominations Committee Chair must canvass all the current elected executive officers by the end of February to find out if they wish to stand for office in their current position for another term of office. The current elected executive officers must advice the Nominations Committee Chair prior to the March general meeting as to his intentions for the next fraternal year. The Nominations Committee Chair will publish the elected executive officers election schedule in the March council newsletter asking all Brother Knights if they wish to run for office and to so advice the Nominations Committee Chair for which office he wishes to run prior to the March general meeting. Members of the executive are required to be in good standing (dues paid up to date) and must be a third degree member by July 1 of the next fraternal year.

 

(b) The first item of new business at the April general meeting is the report of the elected executive officers slate of candidates prepared by the Nominations Committee Chair followed by further nominations accepted from the floor. The Grand Knight will hand over the gavel to the Nominations Committee Chair to conduct the elected executive officers nominations process. The Nominations Committee Chair will report his prepared slate of elected executive officer candidates and will record each name at the top of a separate sheet of paper. Beginning with the Grand Knight Office nominations will then be accepted from the floor for each office separately with the names being recorded in order of nominations from the floor below the slate of candidates prepared by the Nominations Committee Chair. The Nominations Committee Chair will ask for nominations for each office three times; there being no further nominations he will then rap the gavel and declare the nominations closed. No seconders are required for nominations from the floor. It is best, but not absolutely necessary, if the nominator has permission from the nominee to be nominated.

 

(c) The list of nominees is to be published in the May council newsletter. Each nominee must indicate prior to the election that he is willing to stand for election and he must be present at the May general meeting to respond or send a letter or email to the Grand Knight indicating which office he is willing to stand for.

 

(d) The first item of new business at the May general meeting is the election of the council elected executive officers. The Grand Knight will hand over the gavel to the Nominations Committee Chair to conduct the elections process. The Nominations Committee Chair will make a motion and request a seconder to approve the published list of nominees for the council elected executive officers. Beginning with the Grand Knight office the election is conducted one office at a time.

 

e) Nominations from the floor, duly motioned and seconded, are accepted and added to the bottom of the list for each office in the order of being nominated from the floor. The Nominations Committee Chair will ask for nominations for each office three times; there being no further nominations he will then rap the gavel and declare the nominations closed. Starting at the bottom of the list and moving upwards the Nominations Committee Chair asks each nominee in turn if he wishes to stand for office. The Nominations Committee Chair strokes out the name of any nominee indicating he does not wish to stand for office. If only one nominee is left in contention he is asked if he accepts the nomination. If he does he is acclaimed and declared elected to that office. If more than one nominee is left in contention then ballots are distributed to each qualified council member and an election is held for that office. The council Trustees examine and count the ballots and then declare the winner. At the end of the election process a further election will be held for any elected executive office not elected

 

(f) If after the further election an elected executive office remains vacant this fact will be published by the Nominations Committee Chair in the June council newsletter and an election will be held for the vacant elected executive office at the June general meeting.

 

(g) After the election is complete the Nominations Committee Chair makes a motion and requests a seconder to destroy the ballots if any exist. After the election for the elected executive offices has been completed the new executive officers are declared by the Nominations Committee Chair. The Nominations Committee Chair then returns the gavel to the Grand Knight.

 

(h) The Installation of Officers ceremony will take place in the month of June of the current fraternal year with the Grand Knight designating the date and time.

 

(i) The Nominations Committee Chair will be the Immediate Past Grand Knight if available or a Past Grand Knight and will be appointed by the current fraternal year Grand Knight.


Appointed or positions already determined:
Chaplain - Fr. John Van Hees (appointed)
Trustee 2020 - Ron Kwapis (from 2017)
Trustee 2019 - Ron Civitarese (from 2018)
Financial Secretary - Milt Cowan (appointed)
Lecturer - Mario Peluso (appointed)
Membership - Vacant (appointed)

 

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