COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

August 2018

John Faro

John is currently serving as Chancellor in the council for his second year after stellar service as the Advocate. As a long time brother and former Grand Knight, John has been instrumental in the improvement of the council. He also works in the Sunday morning Fellowship bridging council activities to parish activities. Thank you for a job well done.

July 2018

Richard Botteron

Since coming to the Council, Brother Richard jumped right in and started helping with dinners, the blood drive and participating in the business meetings. He's been a welcome addition and we hope he remains in an active role of St. Maximilian Kolbe Council for a long time to come. Congratulations Richard!

June 2018

John Cuneo

One of the most important jobs during a business meeting is the role of the Recorder. It is his sole responsibility to capture the conversations and the data precisely and accurately. Some Recorders choose to use electronic recording devices to accurately capture the information, Brother John did it using the highly skilled art of shurthand. With a keen ear and a quick write, Brother John captured every nuance of the meetings during the past year. The Grand Knight thanked Brother John for a job well done to a rousing applause from those in attendance.

May 2018

Chuck Mack

As the Council's Membership Director, Brother Chuck has worked tirelessly to bring on new members and encourage degree advancement with existing members. Just this year alone, Chuck has brought on 6 new members with a seventh going through his first degree soon, making our council one of the leaders in the State for new memberships. For all of his continued efforts to make the St. Maximilian Kolbe council the best it could be, the Grand Knight awarded Brother Chuck with the Knight of the Month award for May 2018. A rousing applause was given at this past Business Meeting.

April 2018

Tom Di Benedetto

Since Brother Tom joined our council just a short time ago, he was quick to jump into volunteering to help at our council events. When the council's most popular event of the year came up, Tom, who has cooking experience, jumped onboard to lead the kitchen. Once the day was here and the kitchen was buzzing, you could tell that his experience was far greater than a backyard BBQ cookout. His preparedness, take charge attitude and cooking techniques gave everyone who attended a scrumptous and mouth watering meal that will be talked about for a long time to come. Thank you Brother Tom for a very successful event and we look forward to having you in our council for many years.

March 2018

Joe Passanise

Joe is an active member in the council and currently serves as our Lecturer. He is involved in our Social Media Committee providing informative and educational material. At our monthly dinners, Joe provides entertainment with music appropriate for the meal being presented. As for work details, Joe has refrubushed our council sign that has deteriorated over the years and is ready for reposting once the harsh weather gives way to softer ground. If there is ever a need for help, he is the first to volunteer,. Joe's heart for the Knights of Columbus is alway at the forefront. Thank you Joe.

February 2018

Chris Kowalski

The Grand Knight announced that the Knight of the Month Award is going to Brother Chris Kowalski. He thanked Chris for being willing to help at any time including our monthly dinners and mercy meals. The Council congratulated Chris.

January 2018

Mike Korpak

The Grand Knight thanked Mike for all of his work as Family Activities Director and also his successful running of the Breakfast with Santa last month.

December 2017

Dan Beaule

Dan is currently serving as our Deputy Grand Knight and has been instrumental in the success of our council. As the Chairman of our Social Media committee, he has managed to improve our online presence by moving to a more user friendly platform. This move along with keeping the site current and fresh sheds a better light on our council and our work. Next up is the managing of a Facebook page to bring more current information to our members and our community. Thank you Dan for your untiring effort to make our council better.

November 2017

John Cussen

John has been our Treasurer for a number of years and impeccably maintains our financial accounts. During a recent temporary absence of our Financial Secretary, John was able to fill the gap with no adverse affects to the council's activities. Additionally, as coordinator of the ongoing Red Cross Blood Drives, his efforts help them to reach and exceed their goal of units collected at almost every event. Thank you John for your contributions to our council.

October 2017

Lance Ribeiro

Lance was recognized as our Knight of the Month for his tireless work in organizing and running our successful Tootsie Roll Drive this past September. Congratulations (and thank you!), Lance!

September 2017

Lewis Hadley

Lew was recognized for his willingness to participate as a volunteer for almost all of our council activities. From monthly meal preparation to building a wheelchair ramp he has been there time and again to lend a helping hand.

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

August 2018

Joe Passanise & Family

Joe is an active member of our council as well as our parish. He has been involved in most of the activities of our council by lending a helping hand, providing entertainment at our dinners and refurbishment of our council sign. His wife Maria is always ready to help quietly remaining in the background. Without a loving and supportive wife, his service would not be possible

July 2018

Dan Hebert & Family

As a Brother Knight, Dan has helped in the kitchen as well as other council activities. He has also been active on the parish council along with one of his sons. He is an usher at Sunday Mass, while Eileen, his wife, serves as a Eucharistic Minister. One of their sons is also a Brother Knight. Thank you for being an example to our parish families.

June 2018

Peter Hess & Family

As a Knight in our Council and an active member of Saint Anne's Parish, Peter has been instrumental in the success of the Council and Church. When he's not helping serve meals during our monthly dinners, he's busy ushering during Sunday Mass. With his wife, Cheryl lecturing at Mass and one of their children as an Alter Server, this family is truly servants of God. Thank you very much for your many years of service. You have blessed this Church and community with something special.

May 2018

Jean Morin & Family

Our Family Activity Director, Mike Korpak, has awarded Brother Jean Morin with Family of the Month for May 2018. As a long standing council member and construction contractor, Brother Jean has put his building skills to use time and time again with projects such as building wheelchair ramps for our disabled community. In addition to helping out at council dinners when needed, you can usually find Brother Jean at Sunday Mass helping greet our Parish community. Thank you Brother Jean for all that you do.

April 2018

The Leary Family

Bill and his wife have been active parishoners for a long time and have always been there to help the community. Brother Bill has volunteered at several dinners, council activities and church sponsored events. As Bill heads south to North Carolina to be closer to family, it should be known that his kind soul and warm smile will be sorely missed in this council and community. We wish you the very best and want you to know that you'll always have a place here in St. Maximilian Kolbe Council #9058.

March 2018

Bob Chabot & Family

Bob is a member of the council and past Deputy Grand Knight. He is a Fourth Degree Knight and always ready to help in all work necessary to make the council more successful monthly dinners, blood drives, tootsie roll drives. His wife is also active in our parish as a Minister at Mass sometimes in more than one roll. They have a son currently attending college for a degree in engineering. As we have noted before without a loving and supportive wife none of this would be possible. Thank you for your wonderful service, The Hampstead Knights of Columbus

February 2018

The Sarbanis Family

Nick is a very active member of the council and Past Grand Knight. Currently he is the Program Director taking charge of several of the more successful events in council history including to name a few: * Breakfast with Santa * The Famous Knights Golf Tournament, council's largest fundraiser * Lakes Challenge 5 mile race * Building a wheelchair Ramp for a handicapped individual He also serves as an usher at most 9:30 masses. His wife is active in the parish as well with Sunday morning coffee and meal events throughout the year. The have several children, some with their own families. As we have noted before, without a loving and supportive wife, none of this would be possible. Nick has recently recovered from several illnesses and surgeries but continues to be active in our council and many community events.

January 2018

The Cronin Family

Brother Chris is our Youth Director and has helped the Knights in many ways on an ongoing basis, and his wife is a CCD teacher at St. Anne’s.

December 2017

John and Karen Keisling and children

John is a Knights of Columbus member and just happens to be one of the many fine Sunday School instructors here at St. Anne's Parish. John also has been a past Grand Knight in our council. He is a member of the Ecumenical ministry assisting at our masses. Additionally, he has ran several Coat for Kids Drives for the needy children of our community. As always, he would not be able to perform many of his duties without the support of a loving wife and children. Thank you very much for all your prayers and help and love of people.

November 2017

William Mullen Family

Deacon Bill is a Knights of Columbus member and just happens to be our Deacon here at Saint Anne Parish. He serves at many of the Masses and other special events including all Baptisms. His insight into many different situations has shed light through his homilies many times. Sometimes funny and some very serious, but always on the mark with views on family life, sharing many years in the working world as well as the challenges in his role as a great Deacon As always, you would not be able to do your best without the support of a loving wife and children. Thank you very much for all of your prayers and help and love of people.