JUNE, 2019 NEWSLETTER
Happy first month of summer, hope the weather starts to cooperate! We want to thank everyone who has (or will) volunteered, attended or helped out at any of our parish festivals over the last few weeks. In spite of changeable weather, a good time was had by all.
2019 - 2020 ELECTIONS
We have held the first 2 rounds of nominations for our new Council officers. We will hold the final nominations and elections at our regular meeting on June 11th. As usual, any 3rd Degree brother knight, in good standing, is eligible to run for any office.
After the first 2 rounds, the current nominees are as follows: Grand Knight - Shaun White; Deputy Grand Knight - Tom Wieland; Chancellor - Tom Nemeth; Recording Secretary - Norm Klein; Treasurer - Frank Hlad; Advocate - Ben Capretta; Warden - Domenic Fragomeni; Asst. Wardens - Tony Bailey, Bob Dew & Chuck Lentini; Inside Guard - Frank DeFlorio; Outside Guards - Wally Effinger, Carl Joyce & Kevin Pellini; 3 YR Trustee - Sam Brancifort. Hope to see you there to nominate and/or vote for your favorite candidate.
FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
We have been asked to help in a flag retirement ceremony on June 15th at 1 PM at Calvery Cemetery. Bro. Knight Bob DeJohn is organizing this ceremony and needs help from any knight who can help for readings and helping prepare the flags for disposal. He has also requested a 4th Degree turnout to respect the process. If you can help or have any questions, call Bob DeJohn at 216-310-0183.
Nine Gilmour knights helped the Boy Scout Troop from St Clare Church adorned the graves of veterans with flags on May 25th.
As I said last month, we had 5 new members at our April degrees and we got another 5 new members at our May degrees. Please welcome these new brothers when you see them, they include: Anthony Corrao from St. Francis; Joseph Filippo from Holy Rosary; Neil Gavin from St. Francis; Jeffery Gross from St. Clare; Jack Guritza from St. Clare; Edward Hollinshead from St. Paschal; John Kolenc from St. Bede; Julio Lemus from St. Clare; Steven Pryatel from St. Francis and Glenn Testen from St. Clare.
TUITION AID WINNERS
We want to congratulate our winners for this year's Council "Tuition Aid" drawing. Every year the Council offers 3 - $500 tuition aid checks for any member who has a child or grandchild in 1 of our 3 parishes. Anyone can apply and the winner is chosen on a random draw from the applicants from each parish. This year's winners were: Jeff Raynor from Corpus Christi, Carl Joyce from St. Francis of Assisi and Ed Dulzer from St. Paschal Baylon.
121ST ANNIVERSARY WRAP-UP
On May 19th, about 100 attendees enjoyed our 121st Anniversary dinner party. We had a number of honorees that were announced that evening. They included: Knight of the Year - SK Tom Nemeth; Clergy of the Year - Fr. Stanley Klasinski; Family of the Year - Dr. Bob & Karen Hostoffer; Blue Coat of the Year - Fireman Bob Lewis and Lifetime Achievement - 100 year old, SK James Malatesta. We also had 50 year members: Frank Fiorilli, Robert Lane, William Marimpietri and Frank Rossi; and 25 year members: Greg Costabile, Mario Formichelli and Robert Zaletel. Congratulations to everyone.
MEASURE-UP COLLECTION WRAP-UP
We want to thank everyone who stepped up to help collect for our annual Measure-Up campaign last month. Unfortunately, we did all 3 parishes on the same weekend, May 4th & 5th, which spread us a little thin. Our thanks to the following brothers who helped at 1 or more Masses. They included: GK Shaun White; DGK Tom Wieland; PGK Carmen Centanni; PGK George Rolfe; PGK Jim Steinhoff; PGK Bob Turocy; Chuck Bonacci; Joe Cooney; Frank DeFlorio; Bruce Dougherty; Ed Dulzer; Domenic Fragomeni; Dominic Frisina; Carl Joyce; Tom Juratovac; Norm Klein; Bill Marvaldi; Tom Novak; Dave O'Deens; John Selvaggio; Tom Todt; Bernie Wiederwohl and Mike Zernic.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Our attendance prize has been rising again, since the chosen winners were not present at their respective meeting. At our June 11th meeting, the prize will be $140, so it really could pay to come to the meeting.
Even though we got 10 new members, we did loss 2 long time members this month. They were Nick Simone, a 40 year member, who was our Warden for many years. We also lost SK Tony Petrarca, a 48 year knight and 21 year Sir Knight, he was our Fraternal chairman and rarely missed a 4th Degree turnout when he was able. They both would have had their 92nd birthdays this month. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
We also lost Karen Carcioppolo, the daughter of Tom & Olivetta Todt, our current Fraternal Chairman. Please keep Karen and her family in your prayers.
KINKOPF ANNUAL PICNIC
On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Gilmour Council #310 will be holding its Annual Picnic for the Special Need Children. The event will be held at the Mayfield Hts. Park in the pavilion by the tennis courts. We will start setting up at 3:30 PM. This is a very special event for the children and their families. I hope you will be able to join us.
We have 34 brothers celebrating birthdays this month. They include: Tony Alesci, Jr.; Bruce Balzano; Frank Bucceri; Justin Cooney; Frank DeFlorio; Nick DiBlatto; John DiSabato; Tony DiVita; Ross Federico (#65); Roger Fiorelli; Marc Gonzales; Tom Gritz; Zach Hostoffer; Bob Hovanes; Joe Hrehov; Rev. John Kamas; Frank Kaminski (#91); Dennis Kaplan; Ryan Kaplan; Jason Kolenc; John Kolinovsky; Ken Lange; Bob Mayer; Patrick Ochoa; Mike Paoletto; John Plucinsky (#92); Les Proctor; Gino Puletti; Paul Rodak; Joe Soukenik (#85); Paul Trigilio (#92); Mike Videmsek; Bob Yankovic and John Zeitler.
Have a Happy 4th of July!
Dr. Carmen Centanni, PGK News Reporter
MAY, 2019 NEWSLETTER
Hope everyone had a Happy Easter and you are all rested for a busy end to our fraternal year. We have a number of events coming up requiring everyone's help for an hour or 2, especially at our 3 parish festivals - you can sign up at our meetings.
THIS weekend, May 4th & 5th, the Council will be collecting at all 3 of our parishes at all of the Masses. Obviously, we need brothers to help at their respective churches and anyone else who can help out at 1 or 2 Masses. For our new members, this annual collection is for "God's Special Children" and all of our proceeds go to disabled children. Please come out and help.
"CASH BONANZA" TICKETS
This is your last chance to get in any final sales you may have for this year's "Cash Bonanza" drawing at the State Convention. If you have any stubs and/or money, please bring them to the Officers' meeting on Tuesday night, May 7th.
ROSARY RALLY FOR FATIMA
On Saturday, May 11th, we will be holding our semi-annual Rosary Rally for Fatima at Noon in the Mayfield Village gazebo. Everyone is welcome to attend, so spread the word. We will also have a 4th Degree turnout for this event. Let's have a great showing.
121st ANNIVERSARY DINNER
On Sunday, May 19th, we will be holding our 121st Anniversary Dinner party at Sherwin-Gilmour Hall. The doors will open at 5:30 with dinner served around 6:30 PM. You should have received your invitation in the mail by now, so you know the reservations are needed by May 13th to GK Shaun White or DGK Tom Wieland. The cost is $25 per person or $16 per child under 12. Again, this event is open to anyone, so bring your family, friends and potential members, as we honor our surprise Knight of the Year and our other honorees.
It is that time again for us to nominate and elect our "fearless leaders" for the coming fraternal year. ANY 3rd Degree member in good standing is eligible to run for any office. This is a good way for our newer members to get involved. We will have nominations at our May 14th & 28th meetings and then final nominations and elections on June 11th. Please plan on attending to vote on the future of your Council.
I am happy to report that we initiated 5 new brother knights into Gilmour at our 1st & 2nd Degree this week. Unfortunately, I do not have all their names yet. We will be holding another 1st & 2nd Degree on May 21st, so if you have any potential members, get their names in before then. I will list all of our new members in next month's newsletter.
We also want to congratulate 3 new Sir Knights who made their 4th Degree exemplification last Saturday. They were SK Tony Bailey, SK Chuck Bonacci and SK Robert Dew. Congratulations again!
CONGRATULATIONS TO US !!
Give yourselves a big round of applause for our "Forty Cans for Lent" drive went through the roof this year. Thanks to Co-Chairmen, Ben Capretta, Bob Dew and Tom Nemeth, pushing everyone for "just 1 more can" we collected over 2500 lbs. of food this year and split it between 4 needy hunger centers. Great work!!
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Unfortunately, we lost another longtime member this week. SK Angelo Basconi was a member of Gilmour for 63 years and Moses Cleaveland Assembly for 59 years. He was the longtime insurance agent for the Gilmour Corporation, handling our insurance needs for the hall. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
We know wakes come up on short notice, but it is still our responsibility to try and show our respect and sympathy for our brother knight and his family. To all of our newer brothers, if you want to be added to the wake call list, please contact GK Shaun White or PGK Jim Steinhoff. The families really appreciate our taking the time to show up, say prayers and pay our respects. That is what Fr. McGivney wanted.
We have 29 brothers celebrating their special days this month, wish them well when you see them. They include: Dominic Biello (#91); Phil Bova (#92); Charles Campanella; Mike Campanelli; Tony D'Angelo; Vince DelPrete; Robert Dew; Giuseppe DiIulio; David DiVita; Ed Dulzer, Jr.; Domenic Fragomeni (#65); Peter Gall; Tony Hallisy; Maurice Helou; Frank Hlad; Kraig Hoffman; Vince Hostoffer; Ed Kander; Mario Kandrach; Robert Kohl (#85); Rev. Pete Kovacina; Don LoPresti; Matt Onorato; Rev. Marty Polito (#70); Rev. Joe Previte; Pete Previte; Bill Schneider; Arch Tunnell and Dr. John Vargo (#60).
Happy Memorial Day - Honor our Veterans!
Dr. Carmen J. Centanni, PGK
APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER
Happy Spring, even though it snowed like crazy yesterday. You can keep the lawn mower packed up for a little longer. I hope you receive this AND read it quickly, we have a few time sensitive events coming up.
NUNS' & LADIES' DAY
On Sunday, April 28th, the Chapter will be holding its annual "Nuns' & Ladies' Day Dinner" at the Garfield Hts. Council Hall. The doors will open at 3:00 PM with dinner at 4:00 PM. Gilmour used to bring quite a few Nuns and wives to this event, let's try to get back to that. If you have any Nuns and/or ladies that you would like to invite, let GK Shaun White know ASAP to get the reservations in. The cost is $25.00 each for you and your lady, but the Council will pay for any Nuns.
CATHOLIC RADIO. The ROCK AM 1260
This Wednesday, April 3rd, radio station The Rock, AM 1260, will be holding its Spring Telethon at the station. Gilmour is planning on manning the phones again this year from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. If you are interested in helping out, meet at Gilmour hall by 4:00 PM to car pool over to the station. It is always a lot of fun, especially if we can start a bidding war over donations.
121st ANNIVERSARY DINNER
GK White has set the date for our 121st Anniversary dinner party for Sunday, May 19, 2019. The doors will open about 5:30 PM with dinner around 6:30. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, music, dinner and dessert. We will be announcing our surprise Knight of the Year as well as our other honorees for Clergy, Family, Youth and Blue Coat. Invitations and pricing will be coming out soon, so please mark the date for an evening of food, fellowship and fun.
You should have received your supply of 2019 "Cash Bonanza" tickets. The first, and MOST important, turn in is next week. So if you have already sold your tickets, make sure you get the money and stubs to our meeting on April 9th. If you have not sold them yet, please do so by next week. You can still sell them until May, but the first turn in gives us the biggest rebate for OUR charitable work.
We will also be scheduling our "Measure-Up" campaigns at our 3 parishes. They should be around the last weekend of April or the first weekend in May. All the money collected goes to "God's Special Children", so be sure to sign up at our meetings.
I am happy to announce we have 4 NEW members, who took their 1st & 2nd Degrees last month at Gilmour. They include: Dominic Frisina from St. Francis; William Gilbert from St. Clare; Thomas Montagno from St. Paschal and Armand Polsinelli from St. Francis. Be sure to welcome them all when you see them. Now we only need 9 more new brothers before June 30th for our THIRD Star Council in a row. That's only 3 per month. YOU CAN DOOOOOOO IT!!!!!!
4TH DEGREE TURNOUTS
As of now, we only have 3 more months to wear the traditional regalia, so show up when you can. This Friday, April 5th, we have the St. Francis confirmation with Bishop Perez. Turnout is at 6:30 PM with Mass at 7:00 PM.
Then on April 19th, we have the Good Friday procession from La Sagrada to St. Michael's, it is always a very meaningful and solemn way to spend Good Friday.
Finally on April 26th & 27th, we will have the 4th Degree exemplification at the Westlake Doubletree Hotel. Gilmour has several members planning on advancing to the patriotic degree, so come and show your support.
FREE THROW UPDATE
We had 3 girls advance from the Regional finals and qualify for the State finals inColumbus. They were: Melanie Drazdik, age 9, from Corpus Christi; Katie Puletti, age 13, from St. Francis and Ella Robinson, age 14, from St. Francis. Unfortunately, we have not been notified as to how they did, but we are still very proud of them for making it that far and wish them all the best in the future.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Unfortunately, the inevitable happened and 2-time PGK, Geno O. Manfredi, finally lost his battle with cancer. He was one of our longest serving brother Sir Knights since he joined in 1949, almost 70 years. We had a great showing of brother knights and Sir Knights to pay their respects at his wake & funeral, including Bro. Jim Malatesta, who just celebrated his 100th birthday. His family appreciated all the support the knights have given Geno through his illness.
Another long time knight is in need of your prayers. We were notified by his son, that Bro, Tony Petrarca has taken a turn for the worse. When he was our fraternal chairman, he made a point of going to visit anyone he could in the hospital or nursing home. Now he and his family need our prayers and support. He is currently in Altercare, behind Governor's Village in Mayfield. I stopped by yesterday and he and his son were very thankful. He is still trying to do whatever he can and he was talking about his time and family in Italy, but he is very fragile. He would enjoy some visits or give his son, Mike, a call at 216-973-3878, to show support.
HAPPY "BUNNY" BIRTHDAYS
We have 24 Easter bunny babies this month, wish them well when you see them. They include: Rev. Joe Bacevice; Angelo Basconi (#93); Charles Caputo; Agostino DelZoppo; Mark Delsander; Dominic Demand; Mayor Anthony DiCicco, Jr.; William Gilbert (#75); Tony Grasso; Mike Gritz; John Heisler (#60); Nick Hostoffer; Domenic Immucci (#95); Carl Joyce; Rev. Stan Klasinski; Ed Kurilal Jim LaMarca; Chuck Pona; Jeff Raynor; Joe Rini; Tony Severino; Dan Shaver; Don Smith (#85) and Bob Whiting.
Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter!
Dr. Carmen J. Centanni, PGK
DEATH AND SICKNESS NOTICES:
Notify Our Fraternal Chairman: Br. Thomas Todt (440) 779-0986
March, 2019 NEWSLETTER
Well, March is coming in like a lion, but hopefully Spring is not too far away. Stay well and come to our meetings and events when you are able (the attendance prize is up to $110).
We were finally able to finish up this year's "Free Throw" competition in spite of the bad weather. We were able to watch 329 kids compete in 6 age groups at our 3 parish schools. We also had 2 students, Keenan Ryans and Katie Puletti, who shot a perfect 15 for 15.
Our 12 Council winners (and DISTRICT winners in CAPITALS) included:
Age 9 - LUIS BAUTISTA & MELANIE DRAZDIK both from Corpus Christi;
Age 10 - KEENAN RYANS & OLIVIA MINELLO both from St. Paschal;
Age 11 - Andrew Metz & ADRIANA DE CARIS both from St. Paschal;
Age 12 - Joshua White & ELLIE PARRY both from St. Francis;
Age 13 - PETER KARIM from St. Paschal & KATIE PULETTI from St. Francis;
Age 14 - Ethan Boes from St. Paschal & ELLA ROBINSON from St. Francis.
Congratulations to all of our participants and especially to our District winners moving on to the Regionals on March 3rd. Good Luck!
We also want to thank all of our volunteers who spent a total of over 150 man-hours by keeping score, rebounding or organizing to keep things moving smoothly.
GK Shaun White; PGK George Rolfe; PGK Jim & Lady Sharon Steinhoff; PGK Carmen Centanni; PGK Bob Turocy; Tony Bailey; Sam Brancifort; Benny Capretta; Tony Caticchio; Joe Cooney; Domenic Fragomeni; Frank & Kathy Hlad; Bob Hostoffer; Tom Juratovac; Norm Klein; Tom Nemeth; John Plevelich and Tom Todt. Thanks for all of the help and we will see you next year!.
ANOINTING OF OUR SICK
We want to extend our deepest thanks to Bishop Roger Gries for taking from his limited time to come to our meeting on Feb. 26th to administer God's blessing and anointing with oil on about 19 of our brother knights who are in need of God's prayers & healing. Bishop Gries has always been a strong supporter of the Knights and we wish him all the best.
Please keep PGK Geno Manfredi in your prayers, he was too sick to attend the service, but he is in need of God's loving mercy.
SUPER BOWL PARTY RECAP
Our "Super Bowl" party on Feb. 3rd was another big success. We had just about a full house, plenty of great food, sold out our squares & side board, too bad it wasn't a better game. Kudos to our resident chef, Bill Marvaldi, on another great menu for the 2 competing teams. The "New England" pot roast sliders were a real hit. If you didn't make it this year, hope to see you next year.
Due to increased family & work responsibilities, Asst. Warden Joe Kazmer, had to resign his position. We want to thank Joe for his service and hope he is able to come around as much as possible.
GK White announced the vacancy and scheduled nominations & elections for the following meeting. We had 2 nominations and Brother Tony Bailey was elected to fill the vacant position of Asst. Warden. Congratulations Tony, keep up the good work.
Regular nominations and elections will begin in May for the 2019-2020 fraternal year.
NUNS & LADIES' DAY
The next Chapter event is coming up on April 28th, the annual Nuns' & Ladies' Day dinner. We are not sure where it will be held yet, but if you know any Nuns or Ladies to invite, now is the time to ask them, as we will need reservations soon.
GK Shaun White is in charge of this event for the Chapter, so contact him for any more information or to make reservations.
4TH DEGREE TURNOUTS
We only have a few more months to use our traditional regalia before the new uniform takes over, So, break out the regalia for our 2 parish confirmations coming up at St. Clare on March 14th with Bishop Gries at 7 PM Mass and at St. Francis on April 5th with Bishop Perez also at the 7 PM Mass.
We will also have the St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday, March 17th with step off at 2 PM, not 1 PM as originally published. Since it is a Sunday, IT WILL BE CROWDED!!
VA DONUT SUNDAY
On March 31st, we will have our next VA Donut & coffee Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come down and show some support for our veterans. We set up about 8:30 AM, go to Mass at 9, and if you want to, help serve following the Mass and the Protestant service. We are usually done by Noon. The next one will be on June 30th.
HAPPY "ST. PADDY" BIRTHDAYS
We have a busy month of birthdays, 38 in all; wish them well when you see them. They include: John Amato; Riley Arnemann; Bruce Ballash; Bob Buemi; Joe Caputo (#92); Hilary Dsouza (#50); Mark Erickson; Louis Gammiere; Dennis Gibbons; Rev. Ralph Hudak; Don Iler (#90); Steve Kandrach; Mike Kovacina (#65); Joe Krainz (#97); Rev. John Lane; Don La Porta (#101); Pete LeCastre; Chuck Lentini; Mike Lowrey; John Majoros; Jim Malatesta (#100); Lou Marvaldi; John McKeon (#80); Mike Melite; Tom Murray; PGK Ted Orel (#92); Ray Page (#98); Tony Pivonka; John Plevelich; Tony Rupcic; Jerry Salerno (#75); John Selvaggio; Sam Sparaino (#94); Tony Tranchita (#94); Dominic Trivison (#92); Tom Vitale; GK Shaun White and PGK Chuck Zicari (#90).
Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day and a blessed Lent.
Dr. Carmen Centanni, PGK, News Reporter
Bob Ondak; John Otto; Duane Parsons (#60) and Larry Previte (#92). Happy Birthday to all 29.