ST. JOSEPH, GLUCKSTADT, MS COUNCIL # 11934
FAMILIES OF THE YEAR

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2022 - 2023

Bisek

The late Mart Bisek of Madison was not present to receive the award for Family of the Year with his wife Ginger at the Annual Knights of Columbus State Convention in Robinsonvile on April 23. Mart lost his battle to cancer before the Convention but he left behind a dedicated spouse, two grown children and grandchildren, and a legacy of service and dedication to Faith, Family, Life & Community that will live on forever. As this year’s recipients of the State KC Family of the Year, Mart and Ginger served the Lord in four local Parishes over the years and led ministries that provided for many of God’s People. Mart served in many leadership roles in the Knights through the years while Ginger served as Officer and Charter Member of the KC Ladies Auxiliary and Chaired the Giving Tree Ministry for many years. Together, they helped many including our Sacramental Minister in his recovery from surgery. Mart also served as CEO of Gleaners for 12 years and ginger volunteered for 10 years at Our Daily Bread in Canton and Hope Hollow for 12 years. The Bisek Family are truly role models of how a family should use their time, talent and treasure in support of the Catholic Church and the Community.


2021 - 2022

Madere

David currently serves as Grand Knight, Leturer and Faith Program Director for Council 11934. Missy is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. David has implemented several improvements to the council: Developed/maintains a council webpage, initiated PayPal and Venmo accounts to help with dues and fundraisers, initiated obtaining a debit card for the council and started sending Family of the Month entries to Supreme.. Missy has helped with the annual Tea fundraiser for the Auxiliary. David and Missy are both members of the choir. David also cantors and Missy plays the flute. David has led many adult education sessions, teaches RCIA and has been recording/editing/posting masses on YouTube during the pandemic. Both assist with the parish annual fundraiser, GermanFest. Missy attend weekly bible studies. David has helped with several projects within his Home Owner's Association (designed a coffer dam/deck over the waterfall pump suction with reduced maintenance by keeping trash out and coordinated the neighborhood fishing tournament. Both volunteer at the Carmelite Monastery is Jackson.


2020 - 2021

Williams

Chip is a 4th Degree Sir Knight and is currently the Community Program Director and coordinates the council cooking team. He is also a Shining Armor Award recipient. Chip and Suzanne have been members of St. Joseph Catholic Church is Gluckstadt, MS since 2008. Chip coordinates the annual blood drive and coordinates cooking for the church's annual fundraiser, GermanFest. Suzanne volunteers as a religious education teach and also volunteers at GermanFest. Susanne is a past VBS and Children's Christmas program volunteer. Chip has been a volunteer coach with MRYC Baseball League for several years; volunteer and past committee member of local Delta Waterfowl Chapter. Suzanne has helped with Madison Crossing Elementary's annual fall festival and Family Literacy Night; Chip and Suzanne are annual donors to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

 
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