For the 11th year, our council has supplied a new American flag for the school. Boy Scout troop 817 retired Old Glory amongst a crisp, blue sky.
Our Color Corp was led by Fred Bauer included John Burke, Tony Conte and Dave Bedel.
Veterans Major Paul Tilton and Ray O'Donnell were our honored guests.
New Sir Knight George Hedke, DGK Adam Pitz and GK Garrick Horton rounded out the council.
Pictures from the Color Corp presenting during the 9:00am Mass in observance of Columbus Day. Fr. Tim and Deacon Jeff presiding.
Congratulations to our new Sir Knights (SK) from our council 13429 and now members of the Precious Blood Assembly 2947! Pictured L to R: Charlie Kallmeyer, Frank Hoffman, George Hedke, Jason Hedke, John Cengel, Tom Deyhle, GK Garrick Horton. My thanks to PKG Chris Chalifoux and SK Paul Tilton for attending the festivities and representing our council.
Our council had a great turnout to serve food to the families in residence at the Ronald McDonald House adjacent to CHMC in Avondale this past Saturday (August 12th). Thanks to Greg Porta and his wife for leading the group. Our next serving opportunity will be October 21st. Picture courtesy: Carissa Porta
SK Tony Conte along with SK Dick Dowd, Lady Lori Dowd, SK John Burke and his daughter Sarah volunteered at the Freestore Food Bank in Norwood. Tony has led our group for the last several years during our monthly service rotation at the distribution facility. The Freestore Food Bank distributes food throughout 19 tri-state counties. We are always looking for volunteers on the 4th Saturday of every month. (Due to the festival schedule, we will not be volunteering in July)
A few of your Brother Knights and I recently dropped off our donated coats in our Coats for Homeless Veterans program. The representative of the VA was so thankful. Often what we see as a simple gesture, has a much greater impact on those in need. Thank you for your support in this charitable donation as well as all your help with our donations throughout the Fraternal Year.
Knights Walker Thorne, Jay & Julie Farmer and Keith Johnson served at the Married Couples dinner.
Our 4th annual Soccer Challenge was a success. We had beautiful weather and everyone that was there--kids & parents--had a great time. We had a total of 9 participants (which is about average) and 7 will be going on to Regionals. We even had a nail biting tiebreaker shootout in the 10 year-old girls group between Olivia Antro and Paul Kitcho's daughter, Mara. There were also a few 8 year-olds that tried it and will be ready to compete next year! Attached are some pictures of the event.
Ten members of St. Margaret of York Council 13429 in Loveland Ohio along with some additional family members funded, cooked and served Saturday Dinner to 70 families who were residing at Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati while one or more of their children were being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
We had a very successful degree ceremony with over 50 in attendance. There were five 1st/2nd degree candidates, and 17 additional 2nd degree candidates.
Please join me in welcoming Jeremy Barnes and Chad Husting as our newest members.
Congratulations to the following members who received their 2nd degree:
Chris O'Rourke, Marty Bross, Dick Doud, Scott Bauer, Frank Hoffman, Marc Dizard
As you are aware each year we buy a new flag and present it to the school on Veterans Day. The first picture is of Fred Bauer and his 2 sons, Scott (retired Army) and Paul, all 3 are Fourth Degree SMOY Knights. The second picture is of all the Knights who took part in the ceremony except yours truly who was taking the pictures. From left to right Walker Thorne, Chris Chris Chalifoux, Fred Bauer, Tony Conte, Paul Bauer, Scott Bauer, Garrick Horton and Ray O’Donnell.
The SMOY Scouts and several grades are excused from class to take part in the ceremony. There is music and speeches from school administrators and student leaders after which the old flag is burned showing respect and honor to the flag of our country. Thanks to all those who participated. It was a very memorable occasion.
-- Sir Keith Johnson
The July Family Movie Night was a blast! We had quite the crowd show up to watch Frozen and enjoy a fun evening. We even had a surprise visit from Bishop Joseph Binzer who joined in on the festivities.
The golf outing was a great success! Denny Thompson and his foursome from Milford came in first place with an astounding 15 under par. Jerry Heard and his foursome and Jerry Rotella’s foursome were second and third.
The Flege family has been chosen as the St Margaret of York, Knights of Columbus, 2014 Family of the Year. Please congratulate Adam and Erin and their fine children. They set a great example of all of us. Thank you Adam and Erin!
The Knights were proud to take part in the ordination of Tom Wray into the priesthood. We had 4th Degree Knights serving in the Color Guard and many Knights helping at the reception. Congratulations Fr. Tom!
Photos taken by Deogracias Lerma.
The Knights have donated the following items to the Funds for the Future silent auction. It is called the patio collection and includes a fire pit, St. Francis bird bath, hanging bird feeder, two hanging candle lanterns, two solar garden flowers, a solar garden cross, vase, angel statue, and two citronella candles.
Friday’s Fish Fry went well. Setup and 1st shift was Thorne, Klaber, Owens and Toelke. I left early, but Chalifoux, Wood, Farmer, Faulhaber and Wey showed up to help serve and shut things down.
Welcome new first degree members: Dick Dowd, Dennis Braun, Randy Lampe, Layman Cobb, Brian Haynes, Bob Balogh, Brian O'Donnell, Chris O'Rourke.