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