COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

February 2019

Dennis Kudej

Dennis is always helping out with different projects throughout the Council. He always attends all the meetings, and takes an active role in the meetings. Dennis being on the building Corp. he is always there to help with work bees. He is also a very active member in the Parish, and helps when he can with school projects.

January 2019

KEN TOMASKI

Ken, Has been selected for all the outstanding work he does for the Council. He also, provides assistance in all areas. His input comes highly recommended. Ken not only attends and takes an active part in all the meetings, but, he also helps with Bingo on a weekly basis, and helps with all the fund raising projects that we do. He also is an active member in Our Parish, and takes an active roll in many aspects of the Church, He is very well known throughout the Parish.

December 2018

Florian (Floyd) Koscieiniak

Florian (Floyd) Koscieiniak has been chosen because of all the work he is doing for Council, He is in charge of all building Maintenance for the Hall, such as setting up, tearing down of chairs, tables, etc. for weddings, bingo, and all other functions that go on through out the years. He also, cuts the grass, plows the parking lot, and all janitorial aspects of the Hall. He is an active member in the Parish, and will help as needed for Ushering, and other duties of the Church. He is an active member in the Council, and takes an active role in all the meetings.

July 2018

STEVE FUREY

Steve is an all round active knight. He helps at every function we do. He plays an active role in the meetings. Steve works he Bingo every week, when there is a project we can count on him to be there and no matter what it job is he will never complain and does a outstanding job. He also, is very active in our Parish as a Usher and lending a hand doing projects at the school as well. Steve also, helps at the hospital and the food pantry. He truly is a great Knight.

May 2018

JOE HICKERSON

Brother Joe was chosen because although he is unable to attend some of the meetings due to his job, Joe has been chosen because he is on our Degree Staff, and I feel that deserves to be recognized for that. Joe is also, very active in the Parish and he even helps out with the Organ playing and ushering and anything else that may arrive. I am glad to acknowledge Joe's talent in and around the Council and Church.

April 2018

PATRICK OLIVER

Patrick (Pat) is always there to add support, he helps out with council functions, along with bingo, he attends the meetings on a regular basis and takes an active role in the meetings. Pat is also, very active in the Parish with a lot of the Parishes activities.

March 2018

MICHAEL CZAJKOWSKI

Mike Attends almost all meetings and takes an active part in the meetings. He is always helping in every aspect of the council functions, such as Bingo, and all fund raisers, if not working them he along with his wife are supporting them. He is also our major Degree Captain and always taking the team to greater depths. Mike also recently took on the responsibility of co-chairing the purchase of a Ultra-sound Machine which is a huge task. Mike is an all round true Knight and i am thankful for his presence at our council.

February 2018

TARRY AVENALL

Terry has been chosen because of his great since of humor and dedication to our council. Terry very rarely misses a meeting, and participates in all aspects of the meetings. Terry also, is very active in the Parish, serving as an usher. He also, helps with and supports our projects throughout the year.

January 2018

HOWARD WOOD

Howard always attends the meetings, he takes an active role in the meetings gives his full attention at the meetings. He will help projects throughout the year when he can. He will always purchase some sort of food on his own and feed the members after every meeting. Howard is active in the Parish and will always help out with ushering, etc. if asked. Howard is an great knight

December 2017

KEN TOMASKI

Ken, is a outstanding Knight. He was chosen because he is always there to help with anything we have going on in the Council. Ken is always helping with different projects throughout the year, He also is Our Bartender for Bingo and he as been helping in many ways. He is always at the meetings and takes an active part in the meetings. Ken is also, very active in the parish as well. He has been chosen for the Knight of the Month several times this year. Great going Ken, you truely are a great Knigh

November 2017

MICHAEL ROLA

Michael (Mike) is always there to serve the Council. He serves as the Chairman for the Spelling Bee, and the Free Throw Contest. He helps with all the Projects and at the meetings. Mike is also serves on the Parish Pastoral Council, and is active in the Church. Mike is someone you can count on when ever a situation arises. He participates and takes an active role in all the meetings

October 2017

Michael Rola

Michael (Mike) is a strong arm in the Knights of Columbus and serves our council to the fullest. He attends and participates in all Council Meetings. Mike is a member of the major degree team. He is also, chairman for the spelling bee, and free throw contest. Mike also helps with almost all projects the Council is doing. All-in-all Mike is a great knight and he is someone who we can depend on for any of Our Council's needs.

September 2017

Steve Furay

Steve is always willing to help with projects, he takes an active roll in all the meetings, he is a great asset to the council, and is an active member in the parish and also, serves as an usher. Steve is also, on the building Corp. Committee an is always doing work bees and helping in any way he can.

August 2017

Dominic Purroll

Dominic (DJ) is a Knight we can count on, whatever the function or Project he is almost always there to lend a helping hand. he attends all the meetings, and takes an active role in the meetings; DJ always has some good ideas to share. He has a new title so he is running a little scarce, which is understandable. He is very heavily active in the Church. DJ is an all round great Knight.

July 2017

Darrell Burkhardt

Darrell is a fairly new Knight and is taking an active role in our Council. He has stepped up to help with various projects. The most resent being our Bingo, helping in the kitchen, and he may try out calling in the future as well. When attending a meeting he takes an active role in the meeting. Darrell is also an active member in the church, We can rely on him as a backup Usher should the time arise. He is becoming an great and active Knight that the Council can look up to.

May 2017

TERRY AVENALL

Terry Avenall is an asset to the Council, he attends and takes active participation in all the meetings. He also supports the KofC Council functions. Terry also takes an active role in the Parish as an Ushering. He and his Wife rarely miss any Masses. He is an all around good Knight.

April 2017

TONY ACKERMAN

Tony Ackerman is our Knight of the month. He is there every Thursday helping with our Bingo. He doesn’t get much recognition for the work he does. He is an active Knight that supports our fund raisers. He does come to some of the meetings and when He attends a meeting, takes An Active role in them.

March 2017

Charles Steffel

Charles is chosen because of his dedication to the Council, and Our Major Degree Team. He participates and takes part in the meetings, and when he is able will participate in the projects that we do, he is an active member in Our Parish, and in the School. Charles is member of Our Major Degree Team and devotes his a lot of his time to setting up for rehearsals. He and his wife are expecting a child soon, so I know he will have his hands full not only with the Council but, at home.

February 2017

Chris Bur

Chris Bur was chosen for his outstanding work in and around the Council. He volunteers to work our Bingo each and every Thursday. He also, helps with various projects throughout the year. He participates and plays an active role in all the meetings. He is also active with our Hall maintenance work bees. Chris is a fantastic asset to our Council and is very active in Our Parish and School.

January 2017

James Steward

Our Knight of the Month is Jim Steward. He hasn’t been with The Knights Very long but, is always helping with a variety of The projects we do. Jim is a very active Member and Participates and attends the meetings, except when he is Serving our Vets. Because, he is very active with VFW. He is also an active Member in Our Church

November 2016

Thomas Wojtkowiak

Thomas Wojtkowiak is Our Warden, He is also, Our Chairman for Bingo, and is an active Member in Our Council. Attends all the Meetings and Tom helps with a lot of the Projects. He is also, an active Member in the Our Parish. Thanks You, Dan Zanger Grand Knight

October 2016

John Sera

John Sera is our Knight of the Month for October John joined the Knights a few years ago, and he is a very active Member. John helps with a lot of the Fund raisers like; the Breakfast’s, Soup Suppers, making sausage, just recently he work in the kitchen serving food at Our Polish Party. He attends the Monthly meetings on a regular basis, (when he is not working nights). John, is also a Member of our Major Degree Team, and an active Member in the Church serving as Head Usher for the 11:00am Mass.

August 2016

Stephen Furay

For all his untiring work in the Community, the Knights of Columbus, St Mary's School and the Food Bank.

June 2016

Robert Olszewski

For his unwavering work for the Knights of Columbus Council #2781 as Financial Secretary.

May 2016

Thomas Wojkowiak

Tom Wojtkowiak is Knight of the Month for May 2016 for all of his work Chairing our Bingo Program.

April 2016

John Sera

John Sera was Knight of the Month for April 20016

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

February 2019

Joe & Charlene Fronczak

Joe and Charlene have bee helping with this council for years. They participate inmost of the council functions. They support all the fund raisers with their family. They both are very active in the Church and Parish. We can count on them whenever needed. They both deserve this award it's been along time coming. Thank you both for all you do

January 2019

FRED & JUDY ABEEL

Fred, along with his wife Judy have been selected many many times over the years for all there outstanding work for the Council. Fred being our Financial Secretary, it's a full time job all by it's self. Helping out with multiple projects throughout the year the both of them contribute so much time to our council. Fred is always coming up with different ideas that we use and he keeps the council active. He takes an active part in all meetings. The both of them are also, very active in the Parish, between Eucharistic Ministers to lecturers. As Grand Knight I am always very happy to present this award to them, they always go out and beyond and for that, they certainly deserve this award.

December 2018

Alexander(Alex) and Ursula Prusakiewicz

Alexander(Alex) and Ursula Prusakiewicz have been chosen for their work in and around the Council. Alex being in a wheelchair has not stopped him from helping out with the thanksgiving dinner (we served over 400 + home delivery). His wife attends our Bingo almost every week and has helped as needed out through out the year helping us by working the counter selling the cards before it starts and also, participating in playing as well. They both are an inspiration to the Council, and this way over due for the work they have given us over the years. Alex & Ursula are also active in our Parish, and Church. A big thank you to the both of you.

July 2018

BUR, RICHARD & FELICIA & CHRIS

Richard (dick) and Felicia along with their son Chris have been helping with the council for many years. This family is one that you can count on for just about anything going on in the council projects. They help with bingo on a weekly basis. Chris is on the building Corp. and he and his dad are always there for work bees. When Dick is working a project his wife will support the project. They also attend Mass on a regular basis and support our Parish.

May 2018

WILLIAM & CAROL STRAMAGLIO

Bill together with his wife Carol are a great asset to our council and Parish. Bill helps with a lot of the projects we have going on with Council, and will always support our causes. They are very active in the Parish. Bill is also, a 4th Degree member and is part of the Color/Honor Guard. Bill plays an active role in the Color Corp., also, he attends the meetings and takes an active part in the meetings. Together they are a good team for our Council and lucky to have them as part of Our Council.

April 2018

JERRY & PATRICIA MORAN

Gerald (Jerry) & Patricia (Pat) are very active in the council activities and projects that we do. Jerry helps out in the Kitchen for Bingo while his wife plays. They are always lending a helping hand with our functions not only working them but supporting them as well. They are both very active in the Church and the Parish, Jerry also, volunteers with the Hospital and also, takes communion to the needy. The both of them we can always count on for help or just information we need for the council. They are a great asset to our Council.

March 2018

RAY & JULIANA SROKA

Ray & Julie are always supporting our fund raisers not only working them, but, generously with their presence. Ray is a past Grand Knight and is always willing to offer suggestions to help with functions of the meeting to make things run smoother. He is always at meetings, and will take an active part in the meetings. Both Ray and his wife are very active in the church and Parish.

February 2018

JOE & ROSALIE MARKAREWICZ

Joe and Rosalie have been chosen because of there generous hospitality to our council. They are always helping with projects in the council. Joe being a past grand knight is always helping and guiding us if we get off track. The two of them are also, very active in the Parish and school. Joe and Rosalie are always welcomed every where they go in the community. A huge Thank you to the both of them for their warm hello's and always having something nice to say

January 2018

TOM & SUE WOJTKOWIAK

Tom And Sue have been supporting our Bingo for the past several years. Tom is Our Chairman and along with his wife they are there every week setting up, organizing and making sure bingo goes on as planned. Sue will make a dessert or soup or something for us to sell at bingo while supporting the bingo by playing. Tom is also our Warden, and is always at the meetings and takes and active role in the meetings. Besides the meetings tom and his wife will take and active part in some of the projects we do through out the year. Tom and Sue are truly a great asset to our Council and Our Parish.

December 2017

BOB & NANCY OLSZEWSKI

Robert (Bob) and Nancy have chosen for so many numerous reasons throughout year. They are so very active with Our council they both are chosen so many times as family of the month throughout the year, and that makes us all so very proud to elect the two of them. They organize all the events that have to do with food, they are our go to couple for kitchen duties. They both help with all the projects, Bob is our recording sec. and he is at every meeting and takes an active role in the meetings, also, they are both very active in the Parish as well. I am so honored to present them with the Family of the month award.

November 2017

PHILIP & DOROTHY ANN (ANNIE) SMITH

Philip(Phil) & Annie Smith have been chosen this month for their devoted support and dedication to Our Council. Phil being our Web Master has brought us together as whole by linking us via email. He spends a quite considerable amount of time with emails and posting different projects on the Website. Phil along with his wife help out the Council in many different ways; working projects together, especially Bingo, being short of help Annie will fill in to help out. They both very active in Our Parish as well. They both are a great asset not only to Our Council but the parish, and community as well. Congratulations to both of you, you truly are a couple that deserve this award, and thank you for your friendship, because of the both of you, I am drawn closer to Jesus Christ then ever before.

October 2017

Fred & Judy Abeel

The Abeel Family has been chosen for their long time commitment to Our Council Fred and His wife Judy do so much, not only the Council, but the Parish as well. Fred is a dedicated Knight that has proven himself over and over again. From Bingo’s To organizing a Pancake Breakfast; He and his wife Judy have offered to chair several projects in the next couple of months from the Trunk or treat, to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. It is an honor to present this award to such a devoted Family.

September 2017

Anthony & Mary Zimbicki

Anthony (Tony) along with his wife Mary are a great asset to the council. Tony has been with the council a very long time and is still an very active member, he works bingo, and plays an active roll in all the meetings, and we can count on them when we do projects, if not working a project then they are supporting them, and they both are very active in the Parish.

August 2017

Edward & Mary Woycik

Edward (Ed) Being a past Grand Knight he has taught myself and the Council many different things. He and his wife Mary participate in a variety of Council functions. Ed is a Knight you can count on for anything the Council partakes in. When attending a meeting if he sees something that would help the Council run smoother he will offer his expertise. Ed is very well liked thought the Membership. He and his wife Mary are active in the Church as well.

July 2017

Richard & Lee Bur

Richard (Dick) & Felicia are chosen for the month of July for helping out with our Bingo & Pancake Breakfast & other projects. While Dick works Bingo his Wife plays to support our Bingo. His son also, a knight helps out as well. Dick recently helped out with the Pancake Breakfast by showing up towards the end for cleanup which is always the time consuming job. He relieved a couple of Knights who were tired and could go home to their Families, so it was nice that he came towards the end. Even though Dick & his wife re only here for the summer months they serve our Council well. They both are also active in the Church.

May 2017

RAY & JULIE SROKA

Our Family of the Month goes to Ray Sroka and His Wife Julie. Ray helps with a lot of the council projects, and he attends all the meetings and takes an active role in them. Ray is also a Past Grand Knight and held other positions in the Council. When Ray is not helping with project He and His Wife are supporting them. They both take an active part in Mass, and attend all Masses.

April 2017

BILL & MARYANN SKIBINSKI

Bill and Maryann Skibinski are Our Family of the Month. Bill helps every week with Bingo serving as Our Kitchen Cook, While His Wife Maryann supports our Bingo by Playing. He is also, Our Commander for the 4th Degree Color Corp., and is a Past Grand Knight. Bill also, serves as Our Captain for the Tootsie Roll Drive. He Attends All the meetings, and fully participates in them as well. He and his wife are very Active in Our Parish. He is very helpful and brings a lot knowledge and Experience To the meetings, Bill also, helps to guide the Officers in the right direction.

March 2017

Thomas & Sue Wojtkowiak

Thomas (Tom) and His wife Sue are dedicated not only to Our Council but, to Our Parish. Tom serves our Council as Our Warden, and he is the Chairman of Bingo. Tom and his wife Support bingo every week setting up, controlling all aspects of the Bingo Project, also is Experimenting with new games, and running the entire Bingo. His wife Sue supports Bingo as well by taking part as a player weekly. Tom and Sue also, support a lot of the fund raising

February 2017

Brian & Lori Haske

Our Family of the Month goes to Brian and Lori Haske, Being a non-member they are very committed to the K of C. Brian will roll up his sleeves and go to work. He volunteers to help in any way he can when he comes to one of Our Functions. Brian is there every week helping with Bingo, and they both are at all most every function, either helping out or supporting it, they both are a great asset to the Council. One day we would like to accept Brian as a member, although right now he has other personal commitments, we would welcome him with open arms when and if He is ready. Both Brian and his wife Lori are active in the Parish and he always asks if we need help ushering that he is there to help. One day I hope I have the honor of welcoming him in to the Knights of Columbus.

January 2017

Fred & Judy Abeel

Fred & Judy Abeel are our Family of the month They along with their children chaired the community Thanksgiving Dinner, from Planning, to lining up food Prep. & serving the meal. Fred is always there to help with projects. He also, came up with the idea to do the trunk or treat For Halloween. He is a great asset to the knights, from Volunteering to coming up with project ideas. Fred is Our Financial Secretary. Fred attends all the meetings And is a participating member. He and His Family are very Active members In the Church.

November 2016

Michael Czajkowski & Dorothy

Michael Czajkowski & Dorothy Michael (Mike) helps guide us in a Positive Direction, You count on Him for numerous Projects. Along with his wife Dorothy they both serve Our Council well. The latest Project was the Tootsie Roll Drive, and the two of them worked together rounding up donations. He is a State Officer, and took on the roll as District Deputy until one could be appointed. He is also The Director of Our Degree Team. Mike is a very active Member in the Council. He attends and participates in the Meetings. Mike & His wife Dorothy are very active in Our Parish. Thanks You, Dan Zanger Grand Knight

October 2016

Bob & Nancy Olszewski

Bob & Nancy Olszewski - Family of the Month What can I say Bob is a true dedicated all-round Knight. Bob along with his wife Nancy, pretty much run the Kitchen. From cooking to setting up the serving line tables. I could list many, many different Meals they have prepared, especially with help from us Knights, but I am limited on the space I have. He’s been doing it along time and he is good at what he does. Bob attends every Meeting, He’s an Officer, And, also, Helps with the many different Activities Though out the year, and is an active Member in Our Church

August 2016

Philip & Dorothy Ann (Annie) Smith

June 2016

Edward & Mary Woycik

For their volunteer work with the Gaylord Food Pantry.

May 2016

Dennis and Connie Kudej

Dennis and Bonnie Kudej are the Family of the month for May 2016.

February 2016

Ray and Juliana Sroka

Ray and Julie Sroka were Family of the Monthe for Febuary 2006.