FATHER CHARLES SPELLMAN COUNCIL #6125 - Koc

THE KNIGHTLY NEWS
2014-2015 OFFICERS
GRAND KNIGHT…
DEPUTY G.K……....
CHANCELLOR…....
WARDEN…………
FINANCIAL SEC ..
TREASURER.….
RECORDER….
ADVOCATE…….
CHAPLAIN……..
ROBERT DUERR
JOHN SCHANTZEN
TOM KELLY
ED RIZZOTTI
TONY SPADAFORA
ART TECSON
GIL JASSO
THOM STRAIN
FR. BRAD BEAUPRE
GUARD…………..
GUARD………….
TRUSTEE….3YR...
TRUSTEE….2YR..
TRUSTEE.…1YR..
LECTURER.................
FIELD AGENT……….
DISTRICT DEPUTY…
DISTRICT WARDEN
VICTOR WOLYNSKI
CECIL STONE
STAN CHANCE
STEPHEN LOWRY
JOHN PROKOPOWICZ
ED WINSLOW
ROB BRISSON
BRAD FILIAULT
STEPHEN LOWRY
FEBRUARY 2015
FATHER CHARLES SPELLMAN COUNCIL #6125
3435 S. Fiske Blvd, Rockledge, Florida
The Grand Knights Message
Brother Knights, Ladies, and friends:
Thanks to all the Brothers, Ladies and friends that participated in our organizations’ events,
dinners, and our usual council bingo each Wednesday. As we enter the winter season, it’s time to
participate with our brothers and sisters in our order’s Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, which is more generally known as the Knights’ Tootsie Roll drive. Thanks to the organizational efforts of Carol and Bob Klinko, we already have a jump start on the fund drive by collecting
funds for the past three weekends in Melbourne, Merritt Island, Rockledge and Viera. If you have
already participated, thanks for joining us at these successful events which have amassed over
$2000 of contributions so far, somewhat behind last year’s pace. If you haven’t been out to one of
the stores so far, stay tuned via the Emails you receive on scheduling opportunities, and sign up
for a convenient shift; if you’re not receiving our Emails, please contact me to schedule a store or
church visit during an upcoming weekend. Please consider joining us for a shift or two during the
upcoming sessions.
Besides our usual meetings and bingo events during February, we’re hosting our inaugural
party to enjoy the pro football championship on Feb. 1 (contact John Schantzen for details) and
continuing our annual Ladies Appreciation Luncheon on February 28 (thanks to chef Al Puglisi).
Our Lenten Friday evening seafood dinners will be starting each week on February 20, and remember the Knights’ diocesan event to raise funds for ultrasound machines to protect our precious
babies, 2015 Laps for Life, which will again be at Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, only five
weeks away on March 7. Plan now to participate by joining our council team of walkers, either at
the site or on your own prior to the event; please contact Gil Jasso for more information.
We have been saddened this month to learn of the passing of several of our current and former brother Knights; please keep them in your prayers along with those sisters and brothers as
members of our Rockledge Knights family who are sick or suffering, that they may join the rest of
us again in good health.
Your officers and trustees appreciate your participation in all of our council’s programs and
plans, and I appreciate your loyalty and support to our order’s principles of charity, unity, fraternity,
and patriotism. Your active service makes all of our efforts easier and more fulfilling.
Together, WE are In Service to God, In Service to All!
Vivat Jesus!
Bob Duerr, Grand Knight
Attendance Drawing for January
Bro. Ed Thurz
was not in attendance for the $10 drawing.
The February drawing will be $20
Congratulations to Art Tecson on his election
as Treasurer of Council 6125.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Congratulations to: John Hoodock
for winning the 50/50 drawing of $50 which he donated to Laps for Life (Ultrasound Initiative) .
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
DAN BARNETT
THOMAS BARRELLA
REV ERNEST BERTHELETTE
February Family of the Month
GEORGE CHAMBERS
Gail and Tom Conti
CARMEN DE ANGELIS
BOB DE LAURO
For outstanding participation
in our K of C activities!
DONALD FERRIS
KELLY FIORENTINO
FRANK FURINO JR
JAMES HIEGEL
February Knight of the Month
Orlando Van Orman
PATRICK LUSK
WALTER MC GINTY
DEACON MICHAEL MURPHY
Congratulations
BOB NIENSTADT
REV STEPHEN OIDS
BARRY SCHMOYER
DEACON JAMES SEIDEL
NOTICE FROM THE GRAND KNIGHT
I'd like to compile a recognition list of brothers who are
PGK's, PFN's, or have served in past district (DD, warden)
and state (officer/committee) leadership positions in the
Knights, not just in Council 6125 and Assembly 0160, but
also in other geographical areas.
Please send me an email ([email protected]) or call with
your Knights "resume" of position history, where served
(state/council-assembly #'s) and from-to service years in
the format such as:
Bob Duerr, GK Council 6125, 2013-15
Thanks for your prompt response!
Bob
FRANK VANDERHAGAN
IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
Grand Knight
Financial Secretary
Field Agent
District Deputy
Faithful Navigator
C.Spellman President
News Bulletin Editor
K of C Hall Rental
Membership Info
Membership Info
Bob Duerr
Tony Spadafora
Rob Brisson
Brad Filiault
Rick Muething
Bill Thomas
Gil Jasso
454-9084
960-5000
536-9914
289-2467
634-5818
338-2898
433-9965
Tom Kelly
Ed Rizzotti
208-7386
242-8040
Council 6125 Web site
www.koc-6125.org
Hall located at: 3435 S. Fiske Blvd Rockledge
Mailing address: PO Box 560531 Rockledge, FL 32956-0531
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7:00 PM Rockledge
Holiday
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6:00 PM Hall
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Football/Bingo
Bingo
Membership Meeting
State Spelling Bee
Officers Mtgs.
Bingo
General Membership Mtg.
St. Valentine's Day
1st Degree
Presidents' Day
2nd Degree Exemplification
Bingo
Ash Wednesday
Friday Fish Dinner
Bingo
Friday Fish Dinner
Knights' Ladies Apprec. Luncheon
MARK YOUR CALENDERS!
St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance on 3/21, featuring Michael Funge.
Glen Meldrum is looking for committee members to help out with preparations. Call him at 321 406-1585
or email, [email protected]
MISSING
Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Maine, Wyoming, Nevada, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Iowa, Utah, Idaho, Kentucky, North
Dakota, Rhone Island, Delaware, Oregon, Louisiana, Connecticut.
It would be an unimaginable, horrific tragedy if you woke up this morning with the news that every
person living in these 24 states had gone missing overnight. That would be the loss of 48% of our 50 United States. That would be the loss of 57 million human beings-our fellow Americans. That would be the
loss of our brothers and sisters in Christ. That is the number of children that have been killed since the Supreme Court permitted abortion on demand in 1973. The equivalent of the populations of these 24 states.
Nothing short of an all-out thermonuclear war could wreak such havoc on our nation. How many doctors,
scientists, priests, sisters, Nobel Prize winners, Presidents, entertainers, teachers, athletes, nurses, soldiers,
police, firefighters, moms and dads, artists and poets and peacemakers are missing from our society? Continue to pray, work and vote to end this holocaust.
God Bless the USA
Deacon Mike
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C. Spellman Inc.
Knights of Columbus Council #6125 Home Association
P.O Box 560531 • Rockledge, FL 32956 • 321-632-6125
Brothers and Sisters,
Is it my imagination or did the new year start off with a bang and gained momentum faster than we liked?
The hall was a busy place this month with bingo, birthday parties, corporate training seminars, trade shows,
repasts, and our own parties including the Caribbean evening and the upcoming, illegally known as “Super
bowl” party and legally known as the NFL championship game. Thank you to all our members who worked
supporting these events.
Because our rental agent Dan Della Torre and bar manager Steve O’Conor are unable to continue in those
positions, due to outside work demands, both have tendered their resignations. We extend congratulations
to both on jobs well done and wish them continued success in their business careers. We are now in the
process of filling both of these positions and should be able to name their replacements shortly. In addition
I am pleased to welcome the newest additions to our Board, Brothers, Sir Knights Stan Chance and Bill Masterson, Vice President. The vast experience both of these men bring with them will benefit us all by their
presence.
We have crab cakes in the freezer waiting for people to order them. Please show John Schantzen, Steve
Lowry, Tom Kelly, Bill Bruty, and myself that you appreciate our efforts making them, by ordering for you,
and selling them to friends, family, business associates and neighbors. We need your support.
Sincerely,
Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas
President
C. Spellman, Inc.
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MARCH FOR LIFE IN ST AUGUSTINE
JANUARY 17, 2015
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News from the 4th
Commodore John Barry Assembly 0160
SK Rocky Matteo:
It was with great sadness we learned of the passing of our brother Sir Knight Rocky Matteo,
Jan 21. Rocky struggled for long time with medical complications but showed us his humor
and positive attitude even until the end. Rocky was an active member of the 4 th degree
Honor Guard and St. John the Evangelist parish. We extend to his wife Aggie and his entire
family our sincerest sympathy. Aggie is very thankful for all those Knights and friends that
visited Rocky these past several months. A celebration funeral mass was held on Jan 27 at
St. John’s with the Honor Guard Attending and a repast following at the Knights hall. To our
brother Sir Knight Rocky, we say well done, good and faithful servant. You will be missed.
Coming Fourth Degree Exemplifications:
The next planned 4th degree exemplifications will be April 25 in Jacksonville and June 13 in
Tampa. If you are a 3rd degree Knight and interested in joining the 4th degree to add that 4th
Knightly virtue of patriotism, please consider attending one of these exemplifications.
Exemplification fees are usually $70 including the presentation dinner. Dues for the 4 th
degree are only $20 per year. Contact one of the 4th degree members to get a Form 4 to apply.
Your fees and Form 4 must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the exemplification.
Caribbean Night Jan 24th
The fourth degree hosted a Caribbean Night Dinner Dance Sat Jan
24. Approximately 66 attended the 4th degree
sponsored Caribbean Night with the Mango
Brothers band. Thank you to all those that
participated and helped with the event.
Submitted: Rick Muething, Faithful Navigator Assembly 0160
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ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE – TEAM JEREMY
February 22., 2015
Knights of Columbus Hall
3435 S. Fiske Ave. Rockledge, Florida
2pm to 6pm
$20
Entry Fee for Chili cookers
*Prize for the Best Chili
$5 For Taste tasters
Drinks and additional food (hot dogs and chips) can be purchased
50/50 Raffle and Silent Auctions
To register please contact, Lynda Schuchert at [email protected] or 321-704-9001 by 2/ 18/15
Relay For Life is a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. More than 5,000 Relay For
Life events take place across twenty countries. Events are held in local communities, campus universities and in virtual
worlds. As the American Cancer Society's most successful fundraiser and the organization's signature event, the mission of Relay For Life is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the
quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.
A Relay For Life event is organized under a volunteer Relay Committee, and implemented by volunteers. It is often
organized as a multi-day public gathering, spanning all day and night in a large outdoor space, and many people bring
tents and camp out around the walking tracks. Currently, almost 4 million people take part in Relay events in over
5,000 communities in the United States
I Relay, for my husband who lost his battle with cancer on 9/22/12 and I Relay for my mom who is beating her second
bout with cancer. I am raising funds through Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. I am organizing a Chili
Cook Off set for 2/22/15 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The entry fee is $20 and anyone is accepted by contacting
myself; Lynda Schuchert 321-704-9001 to register so there is a head count. As well there will be a cost of $5 for taste
testing the chili. All proceeds will go towards Relay for Life Team Jeremy. I think you for the support. Drinks and additional food (hot dogs) will be provided as well. There will be silent auction items and 50/50 raffle for additional prizes.
I thank you advance for your support. Please come out enjoy some chili and support Relay for Life.
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