We are proud to announce that so far this year 2 members of our Council
22 hours of Volunteer Service in our parish and our community.
Grand Knight’s letter January 2019
With the tragic and unexpected passing of Past Grand Knight, Russ Taylor, I have been elected to take over the helm of this Council under heartbreaking circumstances. I want it to be known that this is still Russ’ term and we, as a council, will do everything in our power to fulfill the goals and objectives that he had for his term. Thank you to the membership for putting their faith in me to handle this undertaking.
A 3rd Degree will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019.
The Nativity Lighting Ceremony was held on 12/7. We sang carols, trimmed the tree & enjoyed light refreshments. Everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks to the Mike and Erin Bradley, & all who lent a hand making this event a success.
Past Grand Knight Dave and Past Columbian Club President Rich Russo were honor at the Past Grand Knight’s dinner on 12/8. There were some somber moments, but also some laughs looking back over their terms.
The Breakfast with Santa - Children’s Christmas party was held on 12/16. The rains didn’t stop the crowds from attending. Thanks to the Ladies for a great job.
The Council’s Adult Christmas Party was held on 12/21. Although it was lightly attended, it was a wonderful event. Thanks to Dave Idank and crew for providing the refreshments.
Thanks to Bob & Donna Clifford on coordinating our Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Baskets for the Needy and to the tremendous turnout of brothers & their families who helped put together and deliver the baskets to those in need. We had 41 delivery routes and handed out 155 Food Baskets – as well as gifts – at Christmas alone.
The Council’s Annual Old-timers Reunion was held on 12/22. A tremendous crowd was on hand. It was great to see so many long-time members back at the council. Thanks to Barry Kakos for coordinating the Reunion and to Bob and Sanjoe Westrich for supplying a delicious meal for the member Inclduing Grandma Westrich’s Meat Loaf!
Pause & Reflect!
Tolstoy said “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
As a New Year begins, there are always some New Year’s resolutions. For many of us these take the form of controlling vices, such as “I’ll quit smoking” or “I’ll lose a few pounds” or “I’ll drink a little less”. These types of resolutions are fine but for all our good intentions we don’t always live up to our resolutions. Perhaps, we need to change our focus. Maybe we need to look at changing ourselves. Changing not so much the external self but rather changing the inner self. Look at being more tolerant & more giving to others. Perhaps this year, we should each make a pledge to ourselves to become a little better person & give more of ourselves to others in need.
6201’s Community Ties
Brothers, this Council has done quite a bit for the community & church over the first six months of this Columbian year, however we will not sit on our laurels. Sometime this month there will be a Mid-Year Officers Planning Session. This is for officers & directors only. Officers & directors should plan on attending so that we can chart out the activities for the remainder of the year.
January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v Wade. Let us take a moment & say a prayer for the innocent victims of abortion.
Angelo W. Massaro – Grand Knight