BISHOP NICHOLAS A. GALLAGHER COUNCIL # 8482
KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

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August 2021

John Adams


June 2021

Jerry Novosad

If you have not met Jerry, the next time you are at one of our meetings or events and you see him, take some time to introduce yourself and get to know him. Since transferring to our Council from Reston, Virginia, he has been one of our most active Knights. He is always there to lend a hand wherever he is needed. Jerry has most recently been named our Council’s “Emergency Response Coordinator”, a position he is well suited for. In the past, Jerry worked for Kenyon International Emergency Services, a world leader in disaster management and recovery services where he was an integral part of their on-site global response team. A good man to know for many reasons. For his continuous contributions to our Council, we would like to honor
Jerry as our Knight of the Month.


May 2021

Bill Vacek

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Bill for quite some time, not just as a Brother Knight and Prince of Peace parishioner, but as a former coaching colleague. Bill is a member of the Home Association and also serves as an usher at the 7:30 am Mass. He was an integral part of our Fish Fry team, wearing many hats from fry cook to order runner to food server. For his continued service to our Council and parish, we have chosen to honor Bill as the Knight of the Month for May.


April 2021

Jim Vossler

Jim is a long time member of Prince of Peace and Council 8482. He serves as an acolyte, EMHC, and is Past Grand Knight of our Council. He currently serves as our Faith Programs Director. Jim was also the “man behind the scene” at our fish frys and helps with preparing and serving the meals for our members meetings. For his contributions to our Council and parish we are honoring him as Knight of the Month.


March 2021

Isador Padilla

Isidor is a recent transfer to our Council and he has “hit the ground running” so to speak. He has volunteered to cook for Council activities and was a fixture at the Friday night fish fry's. Isidor also serves as a member of the Home Association. For his contributions to our Council, we would like to honor Isidor as Knight of the Month.


February 2021

Eugene "Smitty" Schmidt


January 2021

Ed Benedix

Ed has served our Council as Financial Secretary and Past Grand Knight. He is presently heading up our Retention Committee and doing an excellent job of bringing our membership roles up to date. Ed is our Council Degree Team Captain and also serves as an acolyte at Prince of Peace. He is very active in our parish activities as well as the ACTS Retreat. Thank you for all your hard work now and in the past.


December 2020

Bill Higgins

Bill has been a Brother Knight for 25 years, the last five as a
member of our Council. He is very active, helping with fish
fries and tamale sales.
Bill is also active in the ACTS community having served as a
team member for the retreats held in 2018 and 2019. He is
also active in the Prince of Peace Prison Ministry serving on
the Kolbe Retreat team in the fall of 2019. Bill is a member of
the Militia of the Immaculata, a worldwide evangelization
movement founded by St. Maximillian Kolbe.
Congratulations, Bill on being recognized as Knight of the
Month for November.


November 2020

Ed Carney

Ed has been a very active member of our Council since 2019 and a member of Prince of Peace since 1980. He is part of one of the grass cutting teams at Prince of Peace and is always one of the first to volunteer his services to help at the Mercy Center or anywhere else help is needed around the parish. Ed also is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Msgr. Dan Scheel Home Association. Congratulations Ed on being honored as the Knight of the Month.


October 2020

Jim Armstrong


September 2020

Royce Gerngross


August 2020

Joe Messina


July 2020

John Adams


June 2020

Randy Schleisman


May 2020

Brian Gray


April 2020

Richard Carter


March 2020

Jim McBain


February 2020

Al Kapustka


January 2020

Bob Chaya

Knight of the Month for January 2020- DGK Bob Chaya


March 2019

Jim McBane


February 2019

Henry (Hank) Walker

Hank Walker only joined our Council and the Knights of Columbus in August 2018 but immediately participated in meetings and helped at our functions. Hank attended the first available major degree after his initiation to become a 3rd degree Knight. When Jim McBane asked him to help with the Christmas Advent Fellowship Sunday for vocations, he agreed. This is a major event that our Council would be doing for the first time. Little did Hank know that Jim would be away during part of this event and would need Hank to manage the Advent Fellowship Sonday for both Saturday evening Masses and the Masses Sunday morning. Hank accepted the challenge, worked with the team he and Jim developed, and made sure these Masses were covered. He worked all the Masses, except for a short trip home, to take care of the pets (his goats). Even after Jim McBane arrived, Hank continued to work through the last Mass. Thank you Hank for all your hard work and everything else you have done for the Council since you joined. Congratulations Hank.


January 2019

Paul McGarraugh


November 2018

Dennis Coburn

Knight of the Month (December 2018) Congratulationss


October 2018

SK D. Dennis Majeski

Brother Dennis transferred to our Council in June of this year and immediately began working to help us become a better council. He took on the difficult, demanding, often thankless, and extremely important job of Membership Director. He quickly reviewed the membership status with Supreme and initiated the process to get everything current. He then took on the task of arranging the August 1st degree for candidates already approved, contacted candidates recruited, and recruited candidates. He marshalled through the approval process transfers and new brothers. He went 100 miles an hour at the August 1st Degree getting candidates checked in, payments received, and moving the process forward. He is in constant communication with the Worthy FS Larry, DGK Merv and your GK on issues of membership. Yet he does not consider himself finished as he presents new ideas and keeps your GK honest on the membership process. He has not focused only on membership but encouraged the council to sell Advent and Easter magnets to help raise funds. He encouraged us to step up or honoring of Brother Knights who passed away. Thank you Dennis for your commitment to the Knights of Columbus and your hard work for our council.


September 2018

Bill Vacek

September 2018 Knight of the Month
Brother Bill is one of the first brother Knights to step forward when help is needed. On most hall work weekend you can find him out edging along the fence line and around the hall building. Then he cleans up all the areas he works. He has worked on our gutters so that they will no longer cause water to leak into the building. Bill is a member of the Home Association and actively participates there. Bill is an Usher at the 7:30 am Sunday mass and when he is scheduled he is there to serve. When someone is needed to help on Sunday all one needs to do is ask. Thank you Bill for your service.

David Lewis


August 2018

SK Sam Watkins

Knight of Month for August 2018
Congratulations!


July 2018

SK Fernando Flores

Knight of the Month July 2018
SK (PGK) Fernando Flores
Congratulations


May 2018

Richard Carter


April 2018

Don Shaheen


March 2018

Samuel Watkins


February 2018

Gary Maly


January 2018

Matt Maciejeski


December 2017

Bob Crisman


November 2017

Sammy Sedita


October 2017

Todd Dorn


September 2017

David Lewis


August 2017

Paul McGarraugh


July 2017

Hugo Espinoza


June 2017

Steve Danko


May 2017

Tim Thibodeau


April 2017

Joe Delahanty


March 2017

Clay Evans


February 2017

John Clark

 
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