Council Announcements

Brother Knights and friends,

 

The 2019-2020 Fraternal Year, my first as Grand Knight, has to ended and a new year has begun. I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication in what was a very challenging year. We were well on our way towards reaching the goals set at our officer’s meeting last July when the virus shutdowns interrupted our plans. Our 2 key goals were to grow our membership and find new ways to fundraise.

 

We set a goal of bringing in 15 new brother Knights. Without the benefit of holding membership drives at our parishes that were planned for the spring we were able to recruit 10 new brother Knights plus 1 transfer. Had we been able to hold our membership drives I have no doubt we would have hit our goal.

 

As for fundraising, we brought back our family breakfasts. We held three of them before having to cancel the remaining ones. We held 3 of our 6 planned Lenten fish fries. We had a very successful, first annual, chili cook-off. We also had a successful canning weekend last September for people with special needs.

 

This coming year we face greater challenges. Our fundraising efforts will be limited by social distance rules and potential shut downs in the fall if Covid-19 cases spike as some predict. That means we will need to get more creative in our fund raising and recruiting efforts. Helping our pastors and having a visible presence in our parishes and churches will give us an opportunity to talk to men about becoming Knights.

 

Our founder, Venerable Father Michael McGivney, had a miracle attributed to his intercession. This brings him 1 step closer to sainthood. Please continue to pray for his beatification and also for his guidance in the midst of this pandemic and period of racial tension.

 

The 2020-2021 officers for Council 2544 are listed below. Again, thank you for your support this year. I ask that you keep me and other officers in your prayers. I ask also for your continued participation and support of all our endeavors.

 

Jim Whelan, Grand Knight

 

Chair Officers

Grand Knight …………………… Jim Whelan

Deputy Grand Knight ………….. Mario Fabella

Chancellor ………………………. Tom Baffuto

Warden …………………………..  Jeff Marren

 

Warden’s Staff

Outside Guard …………………… Dennis Whelan

Inside Guard …………………….. Joe Kovalchick

 

Trustees

3-Year Trustee …………………… Tom Connors

2-year Trustee ………………….. Keith Venturella

1-Year Trustee …………………… Garry Kosteck

Council Staff Officers

Treasurer …………………………. Ralph DeLillo

Secretary …………………………. Alan Kulig

Advocate (Parliamentarian) ……..Jose Lagdameo

 

Non-Elected Officers

Chaplain …….. Rev. Father Paul da Silva

St John’s Parish Coordinator- GK Appointee- Jeff Marren - Ron Fojtlin

Our Lady of Fatima Parish Coordinator GK Appointee … Bill Rider/Larry Reilly

Lecturer….. GK appointee …

Financial Secretary …Dave Sprayberry

 

 

 

 

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Dunellen, NJ 08812 US

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