COUNCIL RECOGNITION

 

KNIGHTS OF THE MONTH

March 2021

John Enzmann

Congratulations to John Enzmann for being selected as Knight of the Month for March 2021. John has been instrumental in supporting a family that came to the United States as refugees after supporting U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He has maintained contact and recently brought an opportunity for the Knights of Columbus to continue to support this brave family in a time of particular need. Thank you, John, for helping us to serve those in need.

March 2021

Eric Schwarz

Our Worthy Treasurer, Eric Schwarz, has served in his current role, ensuring the accuracy and accountability of our Council, for over two decades. In the past month, Eric has again been instrumental in the successful completion of our semi-annual Council audit. With the keen attention to detail he provides, he helps to ensure the long-term viability of our Council. Thank you Eric!

February 2021

Paul Ross

Congratulations to Paul Ross, our current Deputy Grand Knight, for being our January 2021 Knight of the Month. Paul served as a Marshal during the 2021 March for Life in Washington, D.C. and is a steadfast advocate for the Culture of Life and pro-life issues.

December 2020

MIchael Buckley

In recognition of successfully coordinating and implementing our Council Christmas Food Basket Program through the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael's innovative approach and focused effort brought together the resources of both the Potomac and Father Capodanno Councils to deliver grocery gift cards to 54 families in need throughout our community. This program supports the Knights of Columbus Food for Families Program and has been faithfully delivered under Michael's leadership for many years.

November 2020

Jim Casey

Knight of the Month for November 2020 is awarded to Jim Casey for two actions. Jim once again organized the Council's Christmas Wreath sale, providing beautiful seasonal decorations for homes. In addition to following through with the program he has managed for years, but he also graciously offered to step into the Warden position when our previous Warden as relocated for his next assignment in the military.

October 2020

Dan Sullivan

In recognition of Dan's coordination of the Potomac Council with the Parish Council and the Columbiettes to clean and beautify the St. Mary Grotto and Labyrinth at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Over a period of four hours on a Saturday morning, the work party cleaned and cleared the stairs, walkways, benches, and labyrinth; trimmed trees and bushes, power washed the labyrinth, and cleared the picnic table area of debris and weeds. This effort exemplifies Dan's selflessness in serving and leading others to serve our Parish.

September 2020

John Enzmann

In recognition of John Enzmann, who identified a long-time member of the Parish and widow of a Brother Knight in need of assistance to maintain her home and property. John coordinated a work party to make repairs, maintain the property, and address safety concerns. He organized and led the work party, and further ensured that follow-on work was scheduled to maintain the improvements made in September. John's actions represent the Knights of Columbus drive to Leave No Neighbor Behind.

FAMILIES OF THE MONTH

January 2018

Salguero Family

Although, Francia Salguero manages Francis House and coordinates with our Council for the Christmas Food Baskets, the entire Salguero family is involved in not only making the Christmas baskets but also the Un-trim A Tree. The entire family pitches in to sort, label, and organize the gifts for distribution to their respective recipients. This is a long and time consuming process that takes many hours, especially on weekends. The Salguero Family is an inspiration in Catholic involvement and practicing the faith.

December 2017

Burns Family

The Burns family researched and printed maps to 57 different homes and labeled them accordingly to ensure the successful distribution of food baskets for our annual Christmas Food Baskets drive.

November 2017

Horwarth Family

For the hard work and dedication of Bob, Dorie, and Kevin to ensure a successful basketball tournament and supporting all the other council activities.

August 2017

Sullivan

Dan, Irene, and Ryan Sullivan were instrumental in the success of our annual Parish picnic. They not only purchased the drinks and ice and transported them to the picnic site but assisted in setting up the and tear down of the picnic site. Their unselfish support to the Council and parish is an inspiration to all.

July 2017

Peitler

The Peitler family (John Sr., John Jr, and Tom) successfully restarted our dormant Fireworks sales after five years. Through their combined efforts, the Council raised over $7500 to support our activities. Their efforts were greatly appreciated!