CHRISTOPHER COUNCIL COUNCIL # 3182
FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

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October 2020

Robinson

Dave Robinson joined Christopher Council April 3, 2011, attaining 4th degree November 14, 2015. Dave has served multiple terms as a council officer. He has served as an Outside Guard, Treasurer, Recorder, and is the current Recorder.

Dave and his wife, Stephanie, are steady volunteers at council fund raisers such as the Lenten Fish Fry’s, St. Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest parties. With the shift of council activities to pandemic related, Dave and Stephanie are frequent volunteers at Operation Brown Bag and the 5-C Outreach food distribution on Fridays.


September 2020

Dougherty

Tom Dougherty and wife Donna. Tom joined the Knights of Columbus - Christopher Council October 1st, 1994. Tom and Donna have been active lifelong members of Holy Rosary Church volunteering in many Church activities throughout the years. Donna has been a longtime employee of the Diocese of Wilmington and parish secretary at Holy Rosary Church since 2011. Tom is a maintenance technician working part time at St. Helena Church. During the COVID-19 pandemic Tom and Donna have stepped up their volunteer efforts assisting with the Claymont Coalition of Churches COVID-19 food distributions no matter the weather. Thank you Doughertys!


August 2020

MacCormac

Pat, Eileen, Ryan, & Billy MacCormac. All four MacCormacs have been active participating in Operation Brown Bag and the HRSA COVID-19 food distribution. Working food distribution, Billy frequently led the setting the setup/breakdown of tents and equipment, with Pat and Ryan working the event, and Eileen delivering food to the home bound in the community. At Operation Brown Bags the MacCormacs participated in making the bag lunches and Billy and Ryan delivering the lunches to the three Ministry of Caring dining room. MacCormacs are very active parishioners at Holy Rosary Church as Eucharistic Ministers and maintaining the electronic systems within the parish buildings. Pat joined Christopher Council June 1, 2005 achieving full Knighthood in December 2019. Ryan joined the Council, 11/18/2014 achieving full Knighthood November of 2019. Ryan joined in 12/17/2019 achieving full Knighthood.


July 2020

Panfile

Thanks to Mike and Judy Panfile for chairing the Ronald McDonald House dinner. Mike with Judy at his side cooked and served the annual Saturday evening meal that the council provides to the Ronald McDonald House. With the pandemic the number of guests were down and fewer volunteer organizations are participating. When talking to the RMH coordinator Mike Was informed that no organization volunteered for Sunday’s dinner. Mike without hesitation volunteered to provided Sunday’s dinner as well. With the COVID restrictions the meals had to be prepared off site and packaged in take-out containers. The executive chefs prepared 30 meals for the Saturday & Sunday evening meals. The menu consisted of roast pork, Italian chicken, vegetarian entree of eggplant parmigiana, parsley potatoes, and Italian string beans, salad and roll. This awesome menu was done at a minimum cost to the Council.
Any Christopher Council Knight who has been around a while know that the Panfile family have a long history working council functions. Not only Judy by his side but their three daughters, Mike’s late mother and brother as well. Mike joined the Knights of Columbus Christopher Council May 1st 1986, achieving 4th degree November 1st, 1986. Mike has held about every position in the council and at the state council level. Mike is a past Grand Knight, Past State Deputy and currently serving the council as Financial Secretary and Advocate on the State Level.


June 2020

Melendez

amily of the Month for June is SK Ruben Melendez & family. Ruben's Brother-in-law and Nephew Knights Luis Rivera and Frankie Cubilette, and sister Aidelis Rivera. For volunteering in all HR/Spring church Drive Through food distributions.


May 2020

Stepnowski

Dave and Maryanne Stepnowski, and Marlene Hobbs. Dave joined the Knights of Columbus, Christopher Council October 20,2009, achieving 4th degree on November 12th, 2018. Dave, Maryanne, and close friend Darlene have participated in Operation Brown Bag since inception. Dave, Maryanne, and Darlene are an integral part in the operation making sandwiches in a quick systematic manner and Dave delivering the lunches the next day.


April 2020

Williams

Christopher Council’s Family of the Month for April is Jim and Linda Williams. Jim a St. Helena’s parishioner that joined the Council in March of 2017. Jim, working shift work, was still able to find time to participate in some council activities. Recently Jim and his wife, Linda, donated their time, talent, and resources at the last two Operation Brown Bag assembly events.


March 2020

Robinson


January 2020

Ashby

Mike Ashby and Family are the January's Family of the Month. Mike, sister in law Mary, and his Aunt Queenie participated in the Council's newsletter envelop stuffing party. With their assistance and others, the task was completed in record time.


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

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

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

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

 
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