Well we've made to the end of another year.
During the past month, we've been busy: first Ismael Negrete and his crew held a wonderful Pancake Breakfast on June 3rd. Special thanks to Jim Maasch for getting things started in the kitchen and Anthony Opalek and Juan Carlos Gomez for keeping thing s going in the serving line. Thanks to Anthony for staying over to help clean up.
Next, we had the Light & Life Dinner and following that was the Casino NIght to help raise money for the church roof repair. Again, thanks to all of you who helped: Van Fritzenkotter, Eddie Padillo, Barry Coleman, Carl Bloemendaal, Pat Esquibel, Ed Dondero, Gary Glenn and our auctioneer extraordinaire- Leo McGarry!
We have a couple of items that unfortunately must be dealt with next Columbian year: Liability insurance, updating the ByLaws and possibly getting a second trophy case built.
Finally, I want to thank you ALL for letting me serve as your Grand Knight this past year. It's been a great experience and I couldn't have done it without your support.
I believe we did some wonderful work: ID Drive, Veteran's Dinner, ByLaws update( at least got the discussion started). We also received new members who are fone men and brother Knights: Andy Crabtree, Juan Carlos Gomez, Mike Lutz, John Dandash and Edmond Kugblenu. New members who entered at the end of last year
but who received their 3 rd Degree Knighthood: Barry Coleman, Anthony Opalek, Ismael Negrete.
Again, I has been a pleasure to serve as your Grand Knight. God bless you all!
I will continue to serve this Council as a Past Grand Knight and Trustee, so onward Christian soldiers! Vivat Jesus!
Yours in Unity, Fraternity, Charity and Patriotism,
Shawn Reidy, Grand Knight
Council 9332 Valle De Oro
Dr. Ed Reidy. DDS