Ponderosa Council Council #4928

Awarding Baskin-Robbins gift cards to Angela Malone for her HCCC Altar Servers

How many Knights does it take to light up trees?
2023 Diocesan Conference set up.

Our concierge team at your service
at the Diocese of Reno 2023 Annual Conference

Wearing smiles and their new Coats for Kids apparel
for a Breakfast with Santa

In the early hour, our knights prepare the food
for Breakfast with Santa

It takes a team to serve a warm breakfast
on a cold winter morn

SK Santa and Lady Mrs. Claus bringing smiles
at Breakfast with Santa

Helping Students with Intellectual Disabilities
One Tootsie Roll at a time.

Awarding an initial $500 donation to Casa de Vida
Under Supremes’ new ASAP program in November

Delivering over 1,000 lbs. of food in support of
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada in November

Joint presentation of a $1,000 donation to Fr. Philip
To jumpstart the I. C. parish Thanksgiving food drive

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!
Youth Soccer Challenge at Shadow Mountain

Soccer Challenge Volunteers
Calling it a day

Crowning the Tootsie Roll drive shift at the
main entrance of the Walmart in Sparks.

Awarding Council Appreciation Awards
to our many deserving volunteers.

Reno Air Races Lot 10 Parking Team
with Council Historian

Bishop Daniel on retreat with Diocesan Seminarians Scherschel,
Rodriguez, and Rizo, all aided by Council RSVP support

Corona Beer Trailer Team
2022 Nugget Rib Cookoff

Large Beverage Booth Team
2022 Nugget Rib Cookoff

Bishop Daniel With Council Supporters
leading 175+ in Praying for Life

Ponderosa Council’s FY 2022-23 Officer Team
Ready for the challenges of the new fraternal year.

23 Team Members showed Appreciation for what
the Sparks Police Department does every day

112th Nevada State Convention Delegates Plus One

Our 2022 Student Financial Aid recipients

Some of the 16 Council members and spouses
who fed 200+ students in 20 minutes

Sgt. Frankie Zaehringer Operation Toy Box
delivers again

Sprucing Up the Grounds for Bishop Daniel's visit.

Our 1st Tri-Council Christmas Party.
Starting a new tradition.

The Sprouts Initiative Team.
The angels who brought fresh perishable food to the needy

Ladies in the Chambers!
Breaking tradition after 71 years

Blessed Michael McGivney Memorial
August 13 Feast Day Mass

No matter what language,
it’s a plea for Life

Past and present Grand Knights
prepare the Silver Rose for travel.

Pro-Life League of Nevada supporters at the
Friends for Life Dinner.

Holding Nevada’s first Exemplification of
Charity, Unity and Fraternity

Example Frame

Council Announcements


COUNCIL SCOREBOARD: The current donation standing as of 03/30/23:

Seminarian Education Fund Raffle Sales: The program cut-off date for raffle ticket sales is April 20, 2023. We are currently at 70.3% of Goal.

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID: Any interest in financial aid to attend Bishop Manogue Catholic HS or a graduating high school senior to attend college? To learn more about BMCHS financial assistance, Click Here To learn more about college scholarship aid, Click Here.

SEMINARIAN EDUCATION FUND RAFFLE: Click Here to learn more about the Council’s unique WIN-WIN Seminarian Education Fund approach in loving memory of Fr. George C. Wolf.

RECOGNIZING THE LADIES FOR ALL THAT THEY DO:  Click Here for a quick history of our informal Ladies of the Knights auxiliary composed of member spouses who have encouraged many of our members to put their Faith in Action by pitching in.  Ponderosa Council could not achieve its fraternal goals without their time, effort, and encouragement.

PONDEROSA GREEN: Show your commitment to our fraternal order by wearing Ponderosa Council green. It's as easy as A, B, C.

A.  For men’s wear: The point of contact is Bro. Charles Moses (775) 356-8910 (R) or Moses502@msn.com.

B.  For lady’s wear: The point of contact is Joyce Minter (775) 626-5474 (R) or use the Grand Knights' email kocgaminter44@gmail.com.

C.  For Council ball caps: Free when you first volunteer.

Obtain a copy of the Council’s STANDING RULES and/or the Council’s BILL PAYMENT REQUEST form by just going to MEMBERS ONLY (menu on the left) and scrolling down to COUNCIL DOCUMENTS LIBRARY, clicking on “ACCESS COUNCIL DOCUMENTS”, then double click on the file of your choice. All files are printable.

Get access to past and present COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES in MEMBERS ONLY (menu on the left) under "COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES LIBRARY."

To view, print out, or add to the COUNCIL PRAYER LIST, just click on PRAYER REQUESTS (menu on the left).

Our THE 24-HOUR KNIGHT flyer is available.  Just Click HereIt’s a program that can put your Faith in Action.


Upcoming Council Events

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About Our Council

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Council Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM

Council Officers Planning Meeting Schedule

3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00PM

Meetings Location

Holy Cross St. Joseph Hall Chambers
5650 Vista Blvd
Sparks, NV 89436 US

Council Officers

State Deputy's Message

Dear Brother Knights,

As we begin our Lenten journey, it is time to examine ourselves deeply and be a witness to God's love and mercy.  We ask ourselves, what is it that stands between us and God?  What is it that stands us among us brother Knights?  St. Rose of Lima once said, "Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may go to heaven."  


State Chaplain's Message



Current Newsletter

Family of the Month


Bro. David Joyce is a Life Member with 45 years of service. His spouse, Mary Alice, was co-chair with Kathy Peak for the Fr. George C. Wolf Estate Sale initiative held on the weekend of January 21-22 at Holy Cross. This estate sale raised over $2,700.00 t...

Knight of the Month

W. Anthony Watts

SK Anthony continues to make a positive impact on the Council with his energy, marketing skills, commitment, and technical expertise gained as a professional meteorologist and an on-air persona.

This was manifested most recently with his input into and...

Knight of the Month

David A. Schebetta

Bro. Dave Schebetta characterizes a new wave of recruits that foretells the future success of the Council in implementing Supremes’ Faith in Action program model. He completed his Combined Exemplification only seven (7) months ago, and is a frequent pa...