COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

July 2017

Paul Rapposelli

After 14 years our Worthy Treasurer has passed on the calculator and checkbook. Paul has been a fixture in our Council dealing with financial matters for a long list of Grand Knights and has made their job much easier with his attention to detail and constant availability. For years, Paul has also served the designated Council "Christmas card salesman" and Keep Christ in Christmas representative at Parish bazaars. For these and his many other contributions leads us to name him Knight of the Month.

June 2017

William Moschelle

As the person in charge of the Holy Rosary Carnival, Bill works tirelessly to make this event both a fun filled time and a financial success for the Parish. Despite the pressure of this event, Bill is always pleasant, helpful, and embodies all the qualities that a Knight of Columbus should exhibit.

April 2017

Dave Stepnowski

Dave once again without being requested jumped in and filled a need by washing the dishes, pots and pans, and helped clean up the kitchen following our annual St. Pat's Party. As we all know this is a thankless task that people often fail to recognize but our Council did notice and we wnat to make to thank Dave.

February 2017

Daniel Goodine

Recognizing that Dan volunteers to help at almost every Christopher Council event and is always there to help that Council in any way possible, he has exceeded our expectations this month. Dan had proposed that the Council sell soup following the Masses at St. Helena and Holy Rosary to benefit our Council and the Community Outreach programs at both Parishes. Dan took control of this new program and began sales the weekend February 4 and the results have been "souper". The sales at St. Helena will continue through February and the Council will begin sales of soup at Holy Rosary during Lent. Dan thanks for all you do for the Council and in particular for starting this fundraiser.

January 2017

Jack Buckley

Jack was extremely helpful in assisting Brain Dennis with the Christmas Parade and exhibited true fraternity, charity and unity at the Parade and the after-party. Additionally, Jack was involved with the cooking and preparation for the Council's Christmas Party. These actions, coupled with Jack's routine assistance throughout the year merit his recognition as the Knight of the Month.

September 2016

David DeVito

David only joined Christopher Council in May but he has participated in so many Council activities since becoming a member that it seems like he has been a member of our Council for years. His help at the State Picnic was invaluable and his enthusiasm is contagious.

August 2016

Ronald Bock

Ron helped with the cleaning of our Council Chambers which included washing and cleaning the walls, rearranging the Council's awards and plaques, cleaning the lights fixtures, and helping get the Council Chambers ready for some audio-visual upgrades. Ron responded to our last minute request for help and his actions exemplify what makes our Council so special.

August 2016

Patrick Mac Cormac

Pat was an important part of our effort to upgrade our Council Chambers. He installed the wiring for our flat screen in the Council Chambers by climbing behind walls and running the cables throughout the building. He also helped upgrade the WiFi service and this will be instrumental in our Council being able to stream videos from Supreme Council and to use our new audio-visual equipment during events and to enhance our ceremonies.

July 2016

William Northey

Bill was chosen as the Knight of the month for his assistance at the Green Day event in Claymont. Bill is always there for the Council and his help at Green Day was just another example of his dedication and commitment to our Council.

June 2016

John Pankowski

Brandywine Club clean up (Tree Doctor) and just about any other event, John always shows up to lend a hand.

April 2016

Chris Lehan

Horsing Around is an incredibly fun event that he continues to keep fresh and exciting.

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

July 2017

Rob Ferguson Family

Rob Ferguson joined our Council this year. Rob and his family which included his wife, Barbara Brodoway, their son Bobby, and his 92 year old father-in law helped prepare and serve dinner at Ronald McDonald House. Their help was instrumental in the Council's ability to serve a wonderful home cooked meal to the residents and guests at Ronald McDonald House.

June 2017

DiChristopher and Schaeffer Families

The turnout of the DiChristophers and Schaeffers at the Holy Rosary Carnival was nothing short of amazing. Most are easy to recognize as they are partially covered in funnel cake batter and grease. Operating the funnel cake booth is a non-stop pleasure for them regardless of the length of the lines, the heat from the fryers, and mess they maintained their spirits and helped make the Carnival a success.

April 2017

Dave and Stephanie Robinson

Dave and Stephanie helped out a at numerous Lenten Fish Fry Dinners, worked in the kitchen to help prepare the St. Pat's dinner, helped with set up and decorating for the St. Pat's party, and if that was not enough Dave and Stephanie helped out at the Second Sunday Breakfast at St. Helena. Then when needed Dave also helped with sales for the Lenten Soup sales.

January 2017

Matt Puka and Family

Matt has volunteered his children to act as members of the Holy Family for the "Keep Christ in Christmas" float for several years. That coupled with Matt's assistance preparing the food for the St. Patrick's Party and Oktoberfest, Maria's help with selling "Pot-O-Gold" tickets and his family's willingness to help our Council whenever asked, leads us to recognize the Pukas as the Family of the Month.

September 2016

Brian Dennis and Family

Brian's leadership, planning, and coordination of the State Picnic, once again, made this event a great success, despite the adverse weather conditions. In true Christopher Council fashion, Brian sacrificed a weekend of his family vacation to make sure the picnic went forward without a hitch. While his dedication to, and sacrifices for, Christopher Council are known, we need to recognize Brian would not be able to do this without the support of his family, so once again we thank Brian and his family for all that they do for our Council.

August 2016

Carlo and Nancy Ciabattoni

Carlo and his wife Nancy were instrumental in the preparation and serving of the dinner our Council put on at the Ronald McDonald House. The dinner is provided to families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their children are being treated at the A.I. DuPont Hospital. This event is an important opportunity for our Council to perform community service and help families who have a child experiencing a serious and sometimes life threatening conditions. Carlo and Nancy's help was invaluable in preparing this "home cooked" meal.

July 2016

Dominic DiChristopher, III & Family

Throughout the 2015 - 2016 Columbian year our Council Officers work many hours and do innumerable tasks while performing the duties of their respective offices, attending meetings, and aiding our Council in carrying on its charitable and fraternal functions. The time they spend helping our Council keeps them away from their families. While we personally recognize the sacrifices our outgoing Officers make throughout the year we do not formally recognize them and their families during their term of office. However, it is appropriate that we do so now at the end of their respective terms. We therefore name all of the outgoing officers and their families collectively as the family of the month.

July 2016

Bryan Jones & Family

Throughout the 2015 - 2016 Columbian year our Council Officers work many hours and do innumerable tasks while performing the duties of their respective offices, attending meetings, and aiding our Council in carrying on its charitable and fraternal functions. The time they spend helping our Council keeps them away from their families. While we personally recognize the sacrifices our outgoing Officers make throughout the year we do not formally recognize them and their families during their term of office. However, it is appropriate that we do so now at the end of their respective terms. We therefore name all of the outgoing officers and their families collectively as the family of the month.

July 2016

Stephen Schaefer & Family

Throughout the 2015 - 2016 Columbian year our Council Officers work many hours and do innumerable tasks while performing the duties of their respective offices, attending meetings, and aiding our Council in carrying on its charitable and fraternal functions. The time they spend helping our Council keeps them away from their families. While we personally recognize the sacrifices our outgoing Officers make throughout the year we do not formally recognize them and their families during their term of office. However, it is appropriate that we do so now at the end of their respective terms. We therefore name all of the outgoing officers and their families collectively as the family of the month.

July 2016

Richard Johnson & Family

Throughout the 2015 - 2016 Columbian year our Council Officers work many hours and do innumerable tasks while performing the duties of their respective offices, attending meetings, and aiding our Council in carrying on its charitable and fraternal functions. The time they spend helping our Council keeps them away from their families. While we personally recognize the sacrifices our outgoing Officers make throughout the year we do not formally recognize them and their families during their term of office. However, it is appropriate that we do so now at the end of their respective terms. We therefore name all of the outgoing officers and their families collectively as the family of the month.

July 2016

Dominic DiChristopher, Jr. & Family

Throughout the 2015 - 2016 Columbian year our Council Officers work many hours and do innumerable tasks while performing the duties of their respective offices, attending meetings, and aiding our Council in carrying on its charitable and fraternal functions. The time they spend helping our Council keeps them away from their families. While we personally recognize the sacrifices our outgoing Officers make throughout the year we do not formally recognize them and their families during their term of office. However, it is appropriate that we do so now at the end of their respective terms. We therefore name all of the outgoing officers and their families collectively as the Family of the Month.

May 2016

Brian Dennis & Family

Holy Rosary Carnival planning, ordering, setup and Memorial Day kick off as well as Brandywine Club clean up.

April 2016

Neal Potts & Family

Server Training Class and IBEW Feast ... had to leave early but was replaced on the steamer for the duration by his brother Mike