St. John the Baptist Council #10232

COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

May 2024

SK William (Billy) Pyne

Council 10232 recognizes Sir Knight William (Billy) Pyne as the Knight of the Month for May. Billy is a regular attendee at Council meetings and a regular participant at most Council events and activities. SK Pyne is also an Usher at Masses at St. John’s. Billy always greets everyone with a smile! Congratulations, Billy! Well done!

April 2024

SK Stephen Moeller

Council 10232 recognizes Sir Knight Stephen Moeller as the Knight of the Month for April. SK Moeller has selflessly served as the Council Recorder, producing comprehensive meeting notes for the Council’s Business and Fraternal COR meetings. He also has served in Assembly Honor Guard duties. Well done, Stephen! (Pictured: Deputy Grand Knight SK Craig Priebe presenting a certificate to SK Stephen Moeller.)

March 2024

Aaron Mebane

Council 10232 recognizes Brother Aaron Mebane as the Knight of the Month for March. Brother Mebane selflessly responded to every request for help and assistance during the Council’s Lenten Fish Fries, whether it was to help cook and prepare food, serve, replenish the serving lines, or cleaning up the kitchen and the Parish Hall. Well done, Aaron!

February 2024

Brother Bryan Klump

Council 10232 recognizes Brother Brian Klump as the Knight of the Month for February. Brother Klump actively participated in helping set up the Parish Hall for the first two Fish Fries, helped serve Fish Fry customers and then jumped in to help clean up the many pans and utensils used to prepare and serve the meal. Congratulations, Brian!

January 2024

Brother Nick Selig

Council 10232 recognizes Brother Nick Selig as the Knight of the Month for January. Brother Selig is one of the many avid pro-life advocates and participants in our Council’s Right to Life and Aid & Support After Pregnancy (ASAP) activities. He participated in the Diocese of Birmingham’s Mass for Life & Prayer Vigil, and coordinates our support to the Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center

December 2023

SK Carlos Fernandez

Council 10232 recognizes Sir Knight (SK) Carlos Fernandez as the Knight of the Month for December. SK Fernandez has always been the first to respond for help and assistance. Besides being the Council Chancellor, he also leads the Parish Intercessory Prayer Group. Carlos was instrumental in the success of the December Knights Night Out, arranging for the main course. Congratulations, Carlos!

November 2023

SK Daniel Ward

Council 10232 recognizes Sir Knight (SK) Daniel Ward as the Knight of the Month for November for his leadership in conducting and making the Council’s Metal For Mothers Drive a success. Under his leadership, the Council collected and turned in assorted aluminum and metals for recycling that raised about $500 for the Athens Women’s Resource Center as part of the K of C Aid and Support After Pregnancy (ASAP) initiative.

October 2023

SK Robert (Bob) Ellerbrock

Council 10232 recognizes Sir Knight (SK) Robert (Bob) Ellerbrock as the Knight of the Month for October, 2023. While there were several Brother Knights who unselfishly volunteered their time and effort to the many Council activities that required assistance in October, Bob was one of only two who came out to assist in conducting the Council and District 20 Soccer Challenge. Congratulations, Bob!

September 2023

SK Michael Jones

Council 10232 recognizes Sir Knight (SK) Michael Jones as the Knight of the Month for September, 2023. Mike has consistently provided landscape assistance to SK Joe Prince, a Brother in need. He has also sculpted coffee mug sets with the K of C emblem on them that have been used as prizes for periodic raffles at Council meetings. Congratulation SK Mike Jones! Well done!

August 2023

Brother Michael Mai

Council 10232 recognizes Brother Michael Mai as its Knight of the Month for August. Mike unselfishly responded to calls for assistance over the past couple of months, helping another Brother with moving furniture and assisting several Brothers with removing all the tables, chairs and items from the Basement Hall, Knights Room, and All-Purpose Room in preparation for floor cleaning and waxing

July 2023

SK Larry Burke

Council 10232 is proud to recognize Brother (Sir Knight) Lawrence (Larry) Burke as the Knight of the Month for July. As the new Council Treasurer, he ensured the Council’s balance sheet, income and cash flow statements were accurate and reported on time. Larry also assists SK Ron Belz in running and conducting the Council’s Bi-monthly SK John Horch Memorial Blood Drives, which have consistently exceeded American Red Cross blood collection goals.

June 2023

SK Craig Priebe

Council 10232 is proud and honored to recognize Brother (Sir Knight) Craig Priebe as the Knight of the Month for June. As the Recorder for Council 10232, Craig consistently produced detailed comprehensive meeting minutes for the Council’s Business and Fraternal meetings in a timely manner. He also produces and edits the monthly “Lancer” newsletter, is a regular participant in St. John’s Intercessory Prayer Group weekly prayer sessions, and is a member and guitar accompanist in St. John's Adult Choir.

May 2023

Sir Knight Robert (Bob) Easton

Council 10232 is proud and honored to recognize Brother (Sir Knight) Robert (Bob) Easton as the Knight of the Month for May. Bob assisted in several projects, including the JP II High School Freshman Orientation BBQ, the Grand Knight’s request for help with a fence project and the request for help moving the Dagmar Covington family. He’s also Ms. Leslie Harris’ “go to” person when she needs support in the Parish Hall kitchen for funerals, weddings, or special events.

April 2023

Joe Velasquez

Council 10232 is proud and honored to recognize Brother Joe Velasquez as the Knight of the Month for April. Brother Joe is the Council’s Life Program Activities Director and is a regular participant at the abortuary prayer rallies and annual Life Mass, March, and Witness Rally in Birmingham. He also helps the Plummers get to meetings and elsewhere. Congratulations Joe!

March 2023

SK James Cook

Council 10232 recognizes Sir Knight James Cook as the Knight of the Month for March 2023. James continued to take a very active role in all of the Council’s activities for the month of March, and played a critical role in recruiting a number of prospective candidates and leading a couple of them to Knighthood in Council 10232.

February 2023

Tom O'Donnell

Brother Tom O’Donnell took the lead in coordinating needed support from the Council with the North Alabama Special Olympics Coordinator for two bowling events in February. He also coordinated support for and conducted the annual Free Throw competition, which required the use of an alternate location, the St. John Paul II High School gymnasium, due to flooding damage at St. John’s School gym.

January 2023

Joe McCarty

Sir Knight (SK) Joe McCarty, our Financial Secretary, does so much behind the scenes when it comes to keeping track of the council financials and audits. Joe does an excellent job at that, the ultimate accounting professional. Additionally, he often serves as a Lector at daily Mass, and as the Sacristan and Acolyte for the Wednesday Adoration and evening Mass.

December 2022

Lawrence Burke

Sir Knight (SK) Larry Burke is recognized as the Knight of the Month for December for his work in helping SK Ron Belz with Blood Drives and other duties within the Council. He's also the Faithful Purser in Assembly 2420.

November 2022

Nick Selig

Brother Nick Selig contributed greatly to the success of the 5th Annual Tootsie Roll 5K Run/Walk Race in early November, jointly conducted by St. John the Baptist Council 10232 and Most Merciful Jesus Council 17519. As the Assistant Race Director, Nick helped coordinate all aspects of race from arranging for event sponsors, publicizing the event, arranging the pre-registration support, coordinating the event date, route, and logistic support with Madison city. His efforts were instrumental in achieving over a 100% growth in the number of registered race participants over the previous year. Over 390 people registered and 313 participated. Nick also spearheads the Madison Knights Running Club activities.

October 2022

Chris Pate

Brothers and Sir Knights James Cook and Chris Pate went above and beyond during the month of October in support of the Council’s Intellectual Disabilities Drive. Not only did both Knights support the Drives held at St. John’s following the weekend Masses, but they also encouraged donations during the John Horch Memorial Blood Drive on October 15th and while the Council ran the Concession Stand for the St. John Paul II High School football game on October 21st. The proceeds they collected during the blood drive were presented at the Council’s Fraternal Meeting.

October 2022

James Cook

Brothers and Sir Knights James Cook and Chris Pate went above and beyond during the month of October in support of the Council’s Intellectual Disabilities Drive. Not only did both Knights support the Drives held at St. John’s following the weekend Masses, but they also encouraged donations during the John Horch Memorial Blood Drive on October 15th and while the Council ran the Concession Stand for the St. John Paul II High School football game on October 21st. The proceeds they collected during the blood drive were presented at the Council’s Fraternal Meeting.

September 2022

Keaton Loper

Brother Keaton Loper is recognized as the Council’s Knight of the Month for September. A relatively new member, having joined earlier this year, Keaton donated the first year’s payment for the Council’s new website.

August 2022

Andrew Heller

Brother Andrew Heller has supported numerous events and activities, volunteering to help at the UAH Catholic Campus Ministry House and helping at the Concession Stand for the St. John Paul High School football game. He is also our Council liaison with our seminarians.

July 2022

Anwarul Haq

Brother Anwarul Haq spearheaded this Summer’s Knights’ Night Out activity, promoting attendance by Council Brothers and their families at a Trash Panda baseball game. He obtained admission tickets, arranged for food and refreshments, and coordinated Council and Assembly participation in unfurling a giant US flag and as the Color Guard for posting the Colors during the National Anthem,

June 2022

Paul Van Bellinghen

Brother Paul Van Bellinghen has attended many daily and Friday and Saturday Masses. He also aided at the CCM house work this past month and the Prayer Warrior Support for the past two quarters.

May 2022

Collins Hess

April 2022

Bob Ellerbrock

March 2022

Joe Szmuyko

February 2022

Em Bataille

January 2022

Charles Bundschu

December 2021

Fr Jay Cretella

November 2021

Nick Selig

September 2021

Andy Haq

September 2021

Craig Priebe

August 2021

Ron Belz

July 2021

Steven Broussard

June 2021

Chris Pate

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

May 2024

SK Carlos & Rita Fernandez

Council 10232 recognizes SK Carlos Fernandez and his wife, Rita, as the Family of the Month for May. Carlos is always present at all Council activities and calls for assistance, leading the way. He leads the Parish Intercessory Prayer Group on Tuesday evenings, and he and Rita lead the weekly Wednesday Rosary following the evening Mass. Congratulations, SK Carlos and Rita!

April 2024

SK Daniel & Margaret Bunke

Council 10232 recognizes SK Dan Bunke and his wife, Marge, as the Family of the Month for April. Dan has helped out behind the scenes (e.g., during our Fish Fries, helping SK Joe Duffy with painting the second story window frame & panels, providing some golf instruction to Brother Knights) Marge is an active participant in the Ladies Auxiliary.

March 2024

Brother John & Tana Mee

Council 10232 recognizes Brother John Mee and his wife, Tana as the Family of the Month for March. John jumped in the help cook, serve and clean the cooking pans/utensils during the Council’s Lenten Fish Fries. John also responded to a short-notice request to help a single mother in need. He and Tana are very active in the Parish’s St. Vincent DePaul ministry, providing aid to the less fortunate.

February 2024

SK Michael & Jacqueline Walsh

Council 10232 recognizes SK Mike & Jacky Walsh as the Family of the Month for February. SK Walsh was the Council’s Chairman of the recent Keep Christ in Christmas Drive, and actively participates in other Council activities. Jacky, a former President of the Ladies Auxiliary, continues to actively participate in the Ladies’ outreach to the Council, Parish, and community. Both regularly attend daily Mass.

January 2024

SK Jerome & Brenda Villarreal

Council 10232 recognizes Past Grand Knight SK Jerome and Brenda Villarreal as the Family of the Month for January. SK Villarreal procured additional funding from Supreme for the Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center and coordinated the ID Drive check presentation to the Madison City School District. Brenda is the Administration Consultant at St. John’s School, and she designs many Council’s flyers.

December 2023

SK Larry & Eileen Burke

Council 10232 recognizes SK Larry Burke and his wife, Eileen. Larry serves as the Council Treasurer, consistently ensuring prompt payment of Council debts. He is also the Assistant Coordinator of the Council’s successful bi-monthly blood drives, and is one of the first to volunteer for Council and Assembly events. Eileen is very active in supporting the needy in the local community through the St. Vincent DePaul ministry at St. John’s.

November 2023

SK Mike & Nancy Jones

Council 10232 recognizes SK Mike Jones and his wife, Nancy. They selflessly donated Mike’s hand-made ceramic pottery and her hand-made Afghan shawls to the Council for sale during the St. John’s Craft Sale to raise funds for veterans. Not only did they donate their time and material, but also made a monetary donation to the cause.

October 2023

SKs Danny & Patrick Garcia

Council 10232 recognizes SK Danny Garcia and his son, SK Patrick Garcia as the Family of the Month for October. Danny and Patrick were both very active in the Council’s many Community activities during October. Danny also spear-headed coordinating and organizing assistance from Brothers to help a long-time, senior Sir Knight trim and clean up the trees and shrubs on his property as he prepares it for sale.

September 2023

Kraig & Hollie Tersigni

Council 10232 recognizes Brother Kraig and Hollie Tersigni as the Family of the Month for September, 2023. Besides being a member of the Council, Kraig is an usher at weekend Mass, and is active in other St. John’s ministries. Hollie has been extremely helpful to the Council as a Parish Staff administrator, and provided a lot of assistance to ensure Council events get publicized in the Parish Bulletin and during announcements before the end of each weekend Mass. Congratulations to the Tersigni Family!

August 2023

SK Bill & Maura Edwards

Council 10232 recognizes SK Bill and Maura Edwards as its Family of the Month for August. Bill is a Third Order Franciscan, works with “To The Nations,” a charitable company in Georgia, and recently returned from a trip with other company personnel to Uganda where they provided needed help and assistance to the Ugandan people. He is also active in other St. John’s ministries. Maura is a sacristan at St. John’s and frequently attends daily Mass, weekly Adoration, First Friday Adoration, and First Saturday Holy Hours.

July 2023

SK Joe & Kathy McCarty

Council 10232 is proud to recognize Brother (Sir Knight) Joe McCarty and his wife, Kathy, as the Family of the Month for July. As the Council’s Financial Secretary, Joe enrolls new members in Council 10232, and ensures consistent, accurate tracking of Council membership at the local, State, and Supreme organizational levels. He also assisted Larry Burke in assuming Council Treasurer duties. He and Kathy often provide needed assistance to our homebound Brother Knights, are regular attendees at daily Mass, and regularly participate in St. John’s intercessory prayer group. Joe is also the sacristan for Wednesday Adoration and evening Mass.

June 2023

SK Emile & Carol Bataille

Council 10232 is proud and honored to recognize Brother (Sir Knight) Em Bataille and his wife, Carol, as the Family of the Month for June. Em is the Council’s Faith Programs Director in addition to being one of the Council’s Trustees. He spearheaded the effort to organize a Parish-wide showing of the movie, “St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father.” He also played a key role in organizing the second “Coming Home” retreat for military personnel, retired military personnel, veterans and their spouses, recently hosted by Holy Spirit Church. Carol is actively engaged in Ladies Auxiliary activities.

May 2023

Sir Knight Ed Arominski & Daughter Ashley

Council 10232 is proud and honored to recognize Brother (Sir Knight) Ed Arominski and his daughter Ashley as the Family of the Month for May. Ed and Ashley coordinated and promoted Council support for two JP II High School activities during the month of May, the JP II Golf Tournament fundraiser during which the Council sponsored a hole and had several Knights participate, and the JP II Freshman Orientation Night BBQ where Council Brothers grilled and served hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and cookies. Ed is also a prayer leader in the Parish Intercessory Prayer Group, and Ashley is a teacher at JP II.

April 2023

The Mitchell Family

Council 10232 is proud and honored to recognize the Brian & Kathy Mitchell Family. Since becoming a Brother Knight in December, 2022, Brian, Kathy, and their children have been vary active in St. John’s Parish Community and Council activities. The entire Mitchell family helped out at the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. They regularly attend the weekday evening Masses. Kathy helps out on a regular basis at the Catholic Center for Concern, and all their children are very active in the Parish as altar servers at the weekend Masses. Eli, their son, entertains at area nursing homes and is also a member of the Parish choir and occasional cantor at Mass. Well done, Mitchell Family!

March 2023

Ward Family

Council 10232 recognizes the Ward Family as the Family of the Month for March 2023. Sir Knight Dan and his wife, Claire, along with their children Gavin, Elise, Aiden, and Tessa, were a valuable source of help during all of the Council’s Lenten Fish Fries, attending every event, helping out with set-up and clean-up. They also donated the raffle grand prize, a wooden carving of the Last Supper, made by Dan’s father, brother, and him.

February 2023

The Serpa Fmily

Brother Tony Serpa and his wife, Joan, have jumped right in to support Council activities following his exemplification to the Third Degree just a few months ago! Tony has supported calls for Council assistance, including the first Lenten Fish Fry, and Joan is an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary. They also provided the snacks and refreshments for the Council’s Charity/unity/Fraternity exemplification on February 26th .

January 2023

Plummer Family

Br Michael Plummer and his sister, Elizabeth, are always active, not only in the Parish, the Council and Ladies Auxiliary respectively, but also out in the community volunteering in the community as well, like at the Space and Rocket Center. Their brother Robert and his wife Claire are also fixtures and a big part of the parish community

December 2022

The Kraig & Hollie Tersigni Family

The Kraig & Hollie Tersigni Family are recognized as the Family of the Month for December. Kraig serves as an usher, helps with RCIA, and takes Eucharist to homebound. Hollie is a LA member, is the parish office administrator. Twins Noah and Hanna attend St John's Elementary School.

November 2022

Justin & Kristen Carter and family

Justin and Kristen Carter have been active, frequent supporters of many Council 10232 activities. Justin holds the office of Lecturer in Council 10232, and often spearheads the contribution raffles held at Council meetings to raise funds for the Council's charitable activities. Kristen is active in the Knights of Columbus Ladies' Auxiliary. They often bring their children to help out not only at Council events, but also in support of the wider St. John's Parish community.

October 2022

The Haas Family

The Council is recognizing the family of the late Sir Knight Pat Haas and the Keaton and Amanda Loper family for October. Pat’s widow, Maureen, is a retired Special Education school teacher who taught in the Madison City School District. She, along with surviving daughter Emily, continue to support our Council activities, especially those supporting students with intellectual disabilities in Madison City schools. They supported the Tootsie Roll Drive at ACE Hardware and the Council Concession Stand fundraising at the St. John Paul II High School football games. Maureen frequently attends daily Mass and both are active in the Ladies’ Auxiliary, where . Maureen holds the office of Secretary.

October 2022

Keaton and Amanda Loper

The Council is recognizing the family of the late Sir Knight Pat Haas and the Keaton and Amanda Loper family for October. Keaton and his wife, Amanda, have been big supporters of Council activities and it’s no surprise why since Amanda is the daughter of Maureen and the late Pat Haas. Keaton became a Knight a few months ago and attends Council meetings when he’s not flying commercially. Amanda is active in the Ladies Auxiliary and has also supported the Council’s ID Drive activities in October

September 2022

Tim and Pamela Albers

The Council’s Family of the month for September is Brother Tim and Pamela Albers. Tim is a frequent attendee at daily Mass and can often be counted on to help out in the frequent calls for assistance from the Council. Pamela is an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary. They are proud parents of two young adult children and one teenage child.

August 2022

Ronnie & Linda Rickabaugh

Ronnie and Linda Rickabaugh are active members in our Parish, the Council and Ladies’ Auxiliary respectively. Ronnie has taken on the role in the Council as the Family Programs Director. Linda is also fundraising for a cure to children’s cancer in the Great Cycle Challenge.

July 2022

Joe & Mary Duffy

Joe and Mary Duffy are actively involved, not only in our Council #10232 and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary activities, but also in the St. Vincent DePaul ministry of St. John’s Parish. Joe has also taken on an initiative to bring a new, more robust and user-friendly Council website online in the very near future.

June 2022

Dagmar Covington Family

While not a family of a Knight, they are a Parish family. Dagmar is a fixture at the bortion clinic every Saturday and has been for over 10 years. Her sons have attended with her almost weekly in the past. Because of Catholics like her and the family, the country is moving in the right direction when it comes to respect for life from inception through natural end

May 2022

Greg & Jane Williams

April 2022

Dan & Margaret Burke

March 2022

David & Claire Ward

February 2022

Louis & Cecilia Byrne

January 2022

Tommy & Paula Whitten

December 2021

Dan & Paula Laurita

November 2021

Justin & Kirsten Carter

September 2021

Mike & Jackie Walsh

August 2021

Travis & Leslie Harris

August 2021

Micchael & Joyce Dauphinais

July 2021

Joe * Andrea Velazquez

June 2021

Set & Amy Tolson