OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
Sorry for the delay in getting this month's newsletter out, but we have been very busy and there is still more to come as listed below.
FOOTBALL CRAZR. This Tuesday's meeting is the FINAL turn in for your "Football Crazr" tickets. Money and stubs need to be given to FS Marvaldi by Oct. 8th, so he can get them processed and submitted to the State.
GILMOUR BOARD. The Gilmour Board held their organizational meeting last month with their new members to choose the 2019-2020 officers. There was a slight shift, but the following officers were elected unanimously for the new year. They were: President Frank Hlad; Vice Pres. George Rolfe; Treasurer Jim Steinhoff and Secretary Carmen Centanni. Their main items of business are to finally fix the roof and finalize our new lease with our caterer.
CONGRATULATIONS. We want to send out our congratulations to our "Youth of the Year" who was presented at our last meeting. She is Sarah Azzi, a parishioner of St. Paschal and current student at NDCL. She is very active in church and school activities and well deserving of this honor.
ROSARY RALLY. This Saturday, Oct. 12th, we will be holding our semi-annual Rosary Rally for Fatima at the Mayfield Village gazebo at Noon. Everyone is welcome, so invite anyone you wish and be sure to wear your Council shirts.
COLUMBUS DAY PARADE. Next Monday, Oct. 14th, we will be marching in the annual Columbus Day parade in Little Italy. The day will start with Mass at 10 AM at Holy Rosary, then a wreath ceremony at the Columbus statue followed by the parade. We will be marching, in OUR Council shirts, with the Fatima group.
CHAPTER EVENTS. This Thursday, Oct. 10th, is the monthly Lunch Club luncheon at Fuji's Buffet at Snow & Broadview from 11:30 till 1:30. Cost is $11 for all-you-can-eat & drink. Everyone is welcome and any clergy are free. On Friday, Oct. 25th, the Chapter will be holding their annual Columbus Day dinner honoring the Past President, Paul Mathieson, and this year's "Knight of the Year" Marty Huberty, PGK, PFN, PCP. It will be held at Garfield Hts. Council hall and the cost is $25 per person. Contact current President, Shaun White, for reservations.
THANK YOU. A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped and/or attended all of our Council events over the past few weeks. Our Clam & Corn booth at Lyndhurst Home Days sold out. We had a large showing at our 1st & 2nd Degree, including our newest member, Bruce Dougherty from St. Clare. Finally, our Clambake was a huge success, with both seatings well attended and everyone seemed to have a great time, especially with the Browns' victory.
SAVE THE DATES. We have 3 big upcoming dates to mark down and more information will be coming. The first is "Guys Knight Out" on Thursday, Nov. 14th, for the Browns vs Steelers game. This is a STAG event for members and potential members. The second is Sunday, Dec. 8th, when we have 2 events. In the morning, we will hold the St. Francis Pancake Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 11 AM. Then in the evening, we will have our Council Christmas party. This is open to all families and friends to enjoy. The third is the Reverse Raffle on Saturday, February 29th. You get an extra day next year—spend part of it with us! Doors open 6PM. Dinner at 7PM. $3000 in prizes. Details to follow. Armand Polsinelli and Frank Hlad, chairmen.
HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAYS. We have 22 brothers celebrating their spooky birthdays this month, wish them well when you see them. They include: Carmen Arrigo (#92); Tony Bailey; Brian Brooks; Paul Colosi; Greg Costabile; Mike D'Amico; Rocco DiLillo (#90); Joe Frank; John Frato; Geoff Harris; Mike Jiannetti (#65); Dan Kaplan; John Leber; Kyle Lombardi; Bill March; FS Bill Marvaldi; John Mascia; Nick Previte; Rev. Thomas Sweany; PGK Bob Turocy; Harold White (#97) and Joe Yakli.
DEATH AND SICKNESS NOTICES: Worthy Lecturer: S.K. Thomas E. Todt (440) 799-0986
Happy Halloween!! PGK Dr. Carmen Centanni - News Reporter GK Shaun White - Publisher
SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend, as we all said goodbye to summer and hello to Fall. Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts and plan on attending all of our fun events coming up in the next few weeks.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
At our last meeting on August 27th, we held the final round of nominations and elections for the Gilmour, Inc. Board of Directors. We only had 3 nominees for the 3 positions, so a motion was made to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Bill Marvaldi, Mike Marvaldi and Tom Nemeth. The motion carried and the election was closed for this year. Congratulations to the new, 3-year members.
LYNDHURST HOME DAYS
This weekend, Sept. 6th thru 8th, we will be manning the Gilmour #310 "Clams, Corn and Clam/Corn Chowder" booth at the Lyndhurst Home Days celebration. Thursday evening will be set up behind the Lyndhurst City Hall from 6 - 8 PM. Then we will need several shifts of Knights on Friday, Saturday & Sunday to help cook, sell and clean up. The weather is supposed to be good, so come out and help.
On Sunday, Sept. 15th, we will be holding our 6th annual Council picnic at the Mayfield Hts. Park pavilion from 1 to 4 PM (SEE ATTACHED FLIER). This is a fun event for the entire family. The Council will provide hamburgers, hot dogs & chicken sandwiches and soft drinks. We only ask you to bring a side dish or dessert to share. If you plan on coming, let GK Shaun or DGK Tom know at next week's meeting.
1st & 2nd DEGREES
On Tuesday, Sept. 17th, we will hold another 1st & 2nd Degree ceremony in our hall. Candidate call will be 6:30 PM with the degrees to begin at 7 PM. If you know of any potential Catholic gentlemen, who would make worthy brother knights, get them to fill out a Form 100 and turn it in ASAP.
Our biggest potential fundraiser is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 29th. It is our 7th Annual Council Clambake. We will have 2 dinner seatings at 2 PM and 5:30 PM. Look at the attached flier for the various dinner choices and everything that comes with them. Only PREPAID reservations will be accepted and the deadline for booking is Sept. 21st. This event is open to everyone (Knights, families, friends or strangers), the more the merrier. Get your PAID reservations to GK Shaun before Sept. 21st.
FOOTBALL CRAZR TICKETS
We are still selling the 2019 Football Crazr tickets at $20 apiece. They cover the last 10 weeks of the NFL season and are only based on total points, highest & lowest, NOT wins or losses. If you still need some, call FS Bill Marvaldi at 216-3080626. The more we sell as a Council, the bigger rebate we can receive. All ticket stubs and money MUST be turned in by our Oct. 8th meeting.
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT
We want to thank all the brother Knights and their families that showed up to help at the St. Paschal Baylon picnic and the Special Education Mass & Breakfast at Lourdes' Shrine. The weather was beautiful both days and we had a great showing of Knights to split the work and make an impressive group at the Shrine, even without regalia. Keep up the good work!!
Sept. 14th – Moses Cleaveland Assembly will hold its annual Summer Formal at Garfield Hts. Council Hall. Doors open at 6 PM with dinner about 7 PM. Cost is $25 per person. Sept. 29th - Our usual 5th Sunday "Coffee & Donuts" with the veterans at the Wade Park VA Hospital. We will set up about 8:30 AM and serve after the Catholic & Protestant services. We should be finished by Noon. Oct. 12th - Our semi-annual Fatima Rosary Rally at the Mayfield Village gazebo at Noon. We won't have a 4th Degree turnout, so wear your Council shirts. Oct. 14th- The Columbus Day parade in Little Italy. The Cleveland City Council kept it alive, so let’s show our support by showing up in our Council shirts again to walk behind the Fatima Statue
GOOD OF THE ORDER
On a happy note, we want to send congratulations out to 2 "young-at-heart" couples on their wedding anniversaries. They are PGK Ted & Alicia Orel celebrating #72 on Sept. 27th and Bro. Chuck & Terry Lentini celebrating #62 the next day on Sept. 28th.
Now on a sad note, we lost 2 brothers recently and their wakes & funerals were at exactly the same times, so we did the best we could to honor both of them. They were both 4th Degree Sir Knights and were as active as they could be. They were: SK Bro. Frank Fiorilli who still lived down in Little Italy and originally joined the Knights in 1947 and he recently celebrated his 94th birthday; SK Bro. Tom Novak who joined 8 years ago and was very active until family obligations took precedence. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
This month we have 22 Fall babies (18 Virgos & 4 Libras), wish them well when you see them. They include: Vince Carozza; PGK Dr. Carmen Centanni (#65); Robert DeJohn; Mike Farinacci; Ron Grobelny; Martin Horvath, Sr.; Don Lisy; Matt Margevicius; Bill Marimpietri; Joe Mascia; Sam Mercurio; Rev. Leonard Obloy; Rick Reichenbach (#85); Bill Scaminace (#97); Ed Stupka; Charles Talbort, Jr.; Dragi Talevski (#80); Jim Trigilio (#65); Al Valenti (#97); Dominic Vitale (#80); DGK Tom Wieland and Rev. Thomas Wiese.
See you at the Clambake! PGK Carmen Centanni - News Reporter GK Shaun White - Publisher
AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and the little break from Knights of Columbus activities. Hope you have rested up for all the events coming up in the Fall.
GILMOUR BOARD ELECTIONS
We held the first round of nominations for the Gilmour, Inc. Board of Directors for the coming year. For the newer members, the Board manages and maintains the Sherwin-Gilmour building that we own and meet in. Every year 3 positions are up for election for 3-year terms. Any 3rd Degree member in good standing is eligible to run for one of the positions. The member can hold 2 consecutive 3 year terms before he MUST sit out for at least 1 year. The members coming off the Board this year include Norm Klein, Mike Marvaldi and Tom Nemeth. This was Bro. Norm's 2nd term, so he cannot run this year. We want to thank Norm for his last 6 years of service to the Board.
At our last meeting, the following brothers were nominated for the 3 positions. They included Mike Marvaldi, William Marvaldi and Tom Nemeth. We will have 2 more rounds of nominations at our August meetings, with elections to follow on Aug. 27th.
ST. PASCHAL'S PICNIC
On Sunday, Aug. 18th, we will be cooking a picnic lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs for the parishioners of St. Paschal following their Noon mass in the Highland Hts. park. We will start setting up about 11 AM in the park to get everything ready. Everyone is welcome and be sure to wear your K of C shirts to attract any potential new members.
The next night, Monday, Aug. 19th, we will be holding a men's retreat at 6 PM for any members who wish to attend at the Jesuit retreat house at 5629 State Road in Parma. There will be more information and a sign up sheet at our next meeting on Aug. 13th.
SPECIAL EDUCATION MASS
On Sunday, Aug. 25th, we will be holding our annual Mass & Breakfast for the Special Education students and their families at Lourdes' Shrine in Euclid. The mass starts at 9:30 AM, so please try to show up around 9 AM. We will NOT have a 4th Degree turnout this year, but if everyone can wear their council shirts, we will try to show a united front. We then treat the students to breakfast in the cafeteria after Mass. This is always a nice event for the entire family, so hope to see you all there.
SAVE THESE UPCOMING DATES
We have a busy day on Sunday, Sept. 29th. We start down at the VA Hospital in Wade Park for our usual "5th Sunday" coffee & donuts for the veterans and their families. We set up about 8:30 AM and then serve after the Catholic mass at 9 AM and again after the Protestant service at 10:30 AM. We are usually finished around Noon.
Then that afternoon & evening we will be holding our Annual Clambake. This event is open to all family, friends and potential members. More information will be coming out, but there are usually 2 dinner seatings, so we need much help throughout the day preparing, serving and cleaning up, so help where and when you can.
Another date to mark down is Saturday, Oct.12th, for our semi-annual Rosary Rally for Fatima at the Mayfield Village gazebo at Noon. Again, this event is open to everyone, so spread the word to your friends and fellow parishioners.
We want to welcome our 2 newest members, who joined at our 1st & 2nd Degree last month. They are Matt Margevicius from St. Paschal Baylon and Aaron Mattiolo from Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please make them feel at home when you see them at meetings.
Speaking of meetings, everyone should be attending since the "Attendance Prize" is still rising and will be at $155 at our next meeting. YOU NEED TO BE THERE TO WIN!!
FOOTBALL CRAZER TICKETS
The 2019 football Crazer tickets are available for sale & distribution. They are $20 per ticket for at least the final 10 weeks of the football season. The more tickets we sell, the more of a rebate we can get from the State Council. Therefore, if you need any tickets for yourself or know someone else who may want to buy or sell some, contact: FS Bill Marvaldi at a meeting or call 216-308-0626.
We have 20 brother celebrating birthdays this month, please wish them well when you see them. They include: Frank Alesci; Don Bartlett (#93); Mike Covelli; John Cregan;Tony DeFranco (#94); Rob Gilson; Rick Gisondo; Dr. Bob Hostoffer (#60); Perry Katzenstein; Bob Lane (#90); John Mugnano; Dave O'Deens; Ed Pishkula; Joe Pullella; Frank Rossi (#90); PGK Jim Steinhoff; Tullio Tuiach (#93); Tony Van Dyke; Bill Vencl and Mike Wagner (#70).
Have a Blessed Feast of the Assumption.
Dr. Carmen Centanni - Reporter GK Shaun White - Publisher
JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER
Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July, hopefully you won't melt in the heat and humidity. Before you know it, we will have the rakes and shovels out again!
NEW 2019 - 2020 OFFICERS
We held our final round of nominations and elections, as needed. at our regular meeting on June 11th. The winners were as follows:
GRAND KNIGHT – Shaun White, DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT - Tom Wieland, CHANCELLOR - Tom Nemeth, Sr., RECORDING SECRETARY - Norman Klein, TREASURER - Frank Hlad, ADVOCATE - Ben Capretta, WARDEN - Domenic Fragomeni, ASSISTANT WARDENS - Tony Bailey and Robert Dew, INSIDE GUARD - Frank DeFlorio, GUARDS – Carl Joyce and Kevin Pellini, 3 YEAR TRUSTEE - Sam Brancifort
Congratulations to all the new and returning officers on their election. Wishing everyone a great year.
The installation of officers was held on June 25th with a Mass celebrated by our Chaplain, Fr. James Caddy. We want to thank him for his many years of continued support of Gilmour Council and the Knights of Columbus in general.
RAINBOW CAMP OUTING
On Friday, July 12th, the Greater Cleveland Chapter will be holding its annual "Rainbow Camp" outing at St. Augustine Church for their "special" children. It is a fun day with games, food and activities. Everyone is welcome to attend, we will carpool from Gilmour hall about 9 AM and return around 3 PM. If you are interested in going, let GK White know at the next meeting or call him at 440-4739574.
1st & 2nd DEGREE
We are starting the new year off on a positive note. We should have made all our requirements for our THIRD "Star" Council award in a row. We did not wait until the last minute this year, so we are starting out the new fraternal year with a 1st & 2nd Degree on July 16th to initiate our backlog of Form 100s from our church festivals. Please come, if you are able, to support and welcome our new members or if you have not advanced to the 2nd Degree yet, come and take it yourself.
SAVE THE DATE
We have a couple dates in August to plan ahead for. On Sunday, Aug. 18th, we will be cooking for the St. Paschal picnic in Highland Hts. park after their Noon mass. Also, on Aug. 25th we will be holding our annual Mass and Breakfast for the Special Education students at Lourdes' Shrine. We will attend the 9:30 AM Mass with breakfast to follow in the cafeteria. As of now, there will NOT be a 4th Degree turnout due to the change in regalia.
We also want to thank everyone who helped set-up, cook or serve the kids and their families at our Kinkopf picnic on June 25th. A great time was had by all.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Unfortunately, we lost 2 members this past month. They both had been suffering from health issues lately, so they had not been active recently, but when they were able, they had been very active. They were Dominic Biello, a 24-year member and Ron Kobunski, a 13-year member. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
We have 28 brothers celebrating birthdays this month, please wish them well when you see them. They include: Tony Campanella; Dominic Coletta; Ron Cudnik (#85); John DiFranco (#85); Frank Fiorilli (#94); Mario Formichelli (#80); Joe Frank; Steve Gueli; Tom Juratovac (#80); Mike Laffey; Mark Leopold; Larry Maksymowicz (#70); Mike Marvaldi; PGK George Metz; Tom Nemeth, Sr.; Jim Onorato; Frank Palmisano; Kevin Pellini (#65); John Petrocci (#91); Armand Polsinelli; Rich Rakovan; Sal Sberna (#65); Tom Todt; John Trigilio; Ken Urda; Ed Voyles, Jr. (#60); Ken Wolenski and Mike Zernic.
Stay cool and have a great 4th!
Dr. Carmen Centanni, PGK News Reporter