Luke Gregory, Russel Canouse, and Nick Libby
Three Brother Knights share the honor of Knight of the Month for February. Brothers Luke Gregory and Russel Canouse are two new Knights who have hit the ground running and have been active in a number or Council activities. Brother Nick Libby organized our Council's participation in the Walk for Life on January 27th. Congratulations and thank you Brothers!
Dennis Lundbom, Jim Gagliardi, and Wes Arnold
The Knight of the Month award for January goes to three deserving Brother Knights for their extensive contributions towards the Christmas Basket program. Dennis Lundbom, Jim Gagliardi, and Wes Arnold contributed their time and energy to this program over a period of many months, showing great generosity and effort.
Dennis Lundbom and Ray Miranda
This month the honor of Knight of the Month goes to two hard working Knights. Brother Dennis Lundbom consistently contributes a huge amount of his time and energy to the council, volunteering to help with almost every significant project that the Council takes on. Among them are the Hall re-opening at St. Michael's and leading the Christmas Basket program. Thank you Brother Dennis. Brother Ray Miranda has been contributing consistently to the Council. This month he shares the honor of Knight of the Month for his contributions to the Deceased Knights Mass and for sending out sympathy cards to the families of those that have gone before us. The past few months have been busy for our Chancellor with funerals and related activities. Thank you Brother Ray.
Jim Gagliardi, Joe Burrescia, Nick Libby, and Rick Baumgart
The Knight of the Month award for November is shared between four very deserving brothers. The award is presented to Jim Gagliardi for leading the Tootsie Roll Drive; to Joe Burrescia for his effort organizing running the Blood Drive; to Nick Libby for organizing and running the Baby Shower gift drive to support pregnant women to carry the children to term; and to Rick Baumgart for his generous and prompt support of the Tootsie Roll Drive in spite of having stage 4 cancer. Thank you, Brothers!
Irving Garcia and Manuel Figueiredo
The Knight of the Month award is shared between two over-achieving brothers for October. Irving Garcia and Manuel Figueiredo (from a wheelchair and with his broken foot in a walking boot) contributed in a large and generous way in support of the St. Michael's Parish Festival. Thanks for Irving and Manuel for their continued service to our Council.
Joe Allen is our Knight of the Month for September. Joe took a huge leadership role in running multiple family events in August. Congratulations and thank you to Joe for his continued support of Council 4588.
Thank you to Dave Swift, our Knight of the Month for August. Dave is awarded this honor for his consistent dedication and effort on behalf of Council 4588.
The Knight of the Month for July is Jim Gagliardi. Jim and his wife were also one of the couples honored with the Family of the Month award for July. Thank you Jim for your continued service to the Council.
The Knight of the Month for June is Joe Mendoza. When the corner of the overhang at St. Michael school was damaged by the truck of one of the BBQ teams when they entered the schoolyard, Joe came to the rescue. He had it fixed before noon the next day, so that only those who saw it even knew about it, unless they were told. He dropped everything and volunteered his time and skills to fix it. Thanks Joe for stepping up when the Council, and St. Michael school, needed you.
Wes Arnold has more than earned recognition as Knight of the Month for May. Wes has offered up his leadership, help, advice, and countless hours of his time preparing the Council and Directors for the next Columbian year. Thank you Wes for your dedication to Council 4588!
Ian is a brand new Knight and has thrown himself into the service of the Council. Ken Rief, Council Grand Knight said of Ian "We need more like him, he's our prototype." At only 20 years old, Ian is taking the call to service seriously. Thank you, Ian!
The Knight of the Month Award for March goes to Vic Mendez. When a team of Knights installing tub/shower rails in the home of a gravely ill brother called upon Vic for advice, he dropped everything. Vic and his son, Derek, gave up much of their Sunday with no notice to rescue the effort. A Certificate of Appreciation was also awarded to Vic's young son for his part. Congratulations and thanks to Vic for his continued service. Council 4588 continues to benefit from your skills and your unselfish dedication to helping others.
Dan Leary and Family and Mike Taranowski and Family
The Family of the Month award for February goes to two capable Brother Knights and their families. Brothers Dan Leary and Mike Taranowski and their families greatly support the Council and participated in the Walk for Life and the Science Camp breakfast. Congratulations and thank you to Dan and Mike and their families.
Wes and Liz Arnold and Dan Leary and Family
For January, two families in particular are being designated as Family of the Month. Wes Arnold and his wife Liz were instrumental in our Christmas Basket program, coordinating the needs of families and assigning appropriate gifts to each family member. Brother Dan Leary and his family were eager to deliver Christmas baskets and gifts to needy families. But when gifts were stolen from their truck, Dan and his family did not hesitate. At his personal expense, Dan and his family shopped for and replaced the gifts that were stolen to ensure that the families in need still received their gifts. This story went viral locally in the media and is a wonderful example of generosity and can-do spirit of member Knights and their families.
Irving Garcia and Family
Brother Irving Garcia is our Knight of the Month for December. Brother Garcia has been contributing to many of our events and has been bringing his Mother along and encouraging her to get involved. In addition, Irving is taking on a leadership role for our Hispanic Brother Knights. Thanks Irving for all you and your family do for the Council.
Dave and Ann Marie Swift
Thanks and congratulations to Dave and Ann Marie Swift, our family of the month for November. Dave and his wife took the initiative to hold raffles over 2 weekends at St. Charles to raise over $900 for the Coats for Kids program.
Adrian Padilla, Mike Taranowski, and John Gutierrez
The Family of the Month Award is shared between three wonderful families for October. Adrian Padilla, Mike Taranowski, John Gutierrez, and their wives and children put forth a tremendous effort in support of the St. Michael's Parish Festival. Thanks for your continued dedication to our Council and our Parishes!
Wesley Arnold and Family
Congratulations to Wes and his family for being our Family of the Month for September. Wes and his family coordinated and ran multiple family events in August. Thanks to Wes and his family for their continued support of Council 4588.
Joe Allen and Family
Congratulations and "THANK YOU" to Joe Allen and his family for their continued hard and consistent work at Knights' events. Thanks Allen family!
Jim and Thea Shirley, Jim and Sandy Gagliardi, and Dave and Anne Marie Swift
Our Knight and their families have been doing such a great job of serving our council, as well as the community, that we awarded three families the Family of the Month award for July as follows: - Jim and Thea Shirley - Jim and Sandy Gagliardi - Dave and Anne Marie Swift For photos from the July award presentations, see the photo gallery.
Mark and Claire Duguid
Once again, our family of the month is Mark and Claire Duguid for their excellent leadership of every event that they run together for the council. Of particular note was their excellent service in May running the Memorial Day Bombers event. Thanks to Mark and Claire!
John and Suzanne Gutierrez
John and Suzanne Gutierrez are the Family of the Month for May. John and Suzanne have earned this recognition for their frequent involvement in many Parish and Council activities. Wherever help is needed you'll find John and Suzanne. Thank you John and Suzanne for your dedicated service over many years.
Dave and Natasha Parks
Dave contributes his time generously and can be seen, often with his wife, volunteering at all Council 4588 functions as well as church functions. Congratulations and a heartfelt "thank you" to Dave and Natasha
Mark and Claire Duguid
The Family of the Month Award is presented to Brother Mark Duguid and his wife Claire for their excellent efforts in helping to run yet another successful crab feed. The council is proud to honor and recognize your continued service to Council 4588.