Greetings Worthy Brothers!
Well we've made it through another Lenten & Easter seasons and we can all say "Job well done!" Thanks to all the chefs who did an outstanding job of providing our parish with quality fish meals. Thanks too, to the brothers who served in the line and stayed to clean up; as well those who came toward the end to help clean up. A special thanks to Br. Jim Maasch who bought ALL the supplies and food for the chefs to prepare. Br. Jim, you really exemplify the principles of the Knights of Columbus! We received many compliments for our food as well as good suggestions for improvement for next year.
Thanks to Leo McGarry, Greg Villard, Jerry Kay, Gary Glenn and Pat Esquibel for your help in getting the service award write-ups done. It was hard work, but well worth it. Thanks to those who turned in their write-ups early-especially PGK Pat Esquibel! Those early write-ups helped a lot as I was saying all year long.
Thanks to all who came out to help with both Palm Sunday and Easter weekend parking control-Leo McGarry, Martin Teachworth, Barry Coleman, Mike Lutz, Anthony Opalek, Gary Glenn, Ed Dondero, Ed Reidy, Erik Madrigal and others.
The Raise The Roof Concert went like clockwork thanks to Carl Bloemendaal, Van Fritzenkotter, Leo McGarry, Eddie Padillo and special thanks to Barry Coleman who stayed to help me clear off tables and sweep the floor.
The next two months we must focus on membership recruitment. So brothers, talk to your coworkers, family members and friends and encourage them to join the Knights of Columbus and let them know what a quality, faith-filled organization it is. Remember, just ask any officer for a Form 100 application form or download it from our homepage on this website.
It is now time to elect new officers for next Columbian year. The positions and nominations are:
Grand Knight- Leo McGarry
Deputy Grand Knight- Dan Cummings
Treasurer- Ed Reidy
Chancellor- Barry Coleman
Recorder- Ernie McAbee
Advocate- Jay Nicholson
Warden- Bobby Schaefer
Inside Guard- open
Outside Guard- open-(currently held by Jerry Mendoza)
Lecturer- open- this is an appointed position-not voted on
Financial Secretary- appointed by Supreme; already held by Gary Glenn
Trustee Year 1- Pat Esquibel, Trustee Year 2- Greg Villard, Trustee Year 3-Shawn Reidy
Anyone who like to step up and fill any of these positions is encouraged to come forth and say say so. We especially need two brothers to fill the Inside and Outside Guard positions.
In other news, we will hold our Altar Servers Appreciation Pizza Party on Monday, May 7th. From May 17th to May 20th, DGK Leo McGarry and myself will head up to Sacramento to the annual State convention where we hope to bring home many 1st and 2nd place plaques for the hard work you all have done. I'm hoping for 1st place for this website-I know, right?!
And finally, as we look toward the end of this Columbian year, I want to thank you brothers all for letting me be your Grand Knight and helping me complete my job. Vivat Jesus!
Shawn Reidy, Grand Knight
Dr. Ed Reidy. DDS