Our new Insurance Field Agent is Brother Dennis Hoffman. Dennis recently retired from the Army reserves after a 28 year career. He is a Past Grand Knight of our council, and former Financial Secretary of St. Joseph Council 11759. Please call on Brother Dennis for all of your life insurance needs. Brother Dennis can be reached at 979-574-3870 or dennis.Hoffman@kofc.org.
On Saturday, August 13, General Agent Tom Supak announced that the Supak Agency would no longer have the Diocese of Austin effective August 1, 2016. A recent realignment of general agencies in Texas created two new general agencies; one for the Diocese of Austin, and the other in the Diocese of Ft. Worth. The new general agent for the Diocese of Austin will be Will Britten, a native of Amarillo, moving home to Texas from Colorado. Our councils owes a great debt to Tom, Doug and Jody Supak for providing many of our families with Knights of Columbus Insurance for the past 4 decades. Doug Supak has been our council’s field agent since 1979. We will soon have a new field agent, and a new general agent to take care of our council’s needs. Nearly 48% of our council are insurance members of the Order because of the efforts of Tom, Doug and Jody.
For the 14th consecutive year the Knights of Columbus insurance program set a new sales record. We issued $8.24 billion in new insurance sales giving us more than $100 billion of insurance in force. Our company’s assets grew by 4.5 percent last year to more than $21.5 billion. We now have 2 million insurance certificates in force. We paid more than $290.5 million in dividends to our life insurance contract holders. We also paid out more than $337 million in death benefits to our members families. Our $1.9billion surplus enables us to keep the promises the Knights of Columbus make to our families. Out investment income of $959,364,745 is an increase of 4.28 percent over 2013.
Russ Kellen, Past Grand Knight, for Council 3205 has been appointed District Deputy for the 2016-2017 fraternal year by State Deputy-elect Douglas Oldmixon of Austin. Brother Kellen will be responsible for four councils in our area; Council 1834 at St. Anthony in Bryan, Council 11759 at St. Joseph in Bryan, Council 3205 in College Station, and Council 10624 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Brother Russ can be reached at 979-690-1234 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Officers for Council 3205 for the 2016-2017 fraternal year were elected on June 1, 2016 at our regular council meeting. The officers for our council as of July 1, 2016 are as follows:
- David Lamme – Grand Knight
- Ray Thomas – Deputy Grand Knight
- Richard Darnell – Chancellor
- Michael Maerz – Recorder
- Elmer Schneider – Treasurer
- Emmett Smith – Warden
- Gus Roman – Advocate
- Art Barry – Inside Guard
- Ralf Trujillo – Outside Guard
- Ron Gay – 1 Year Trustee
- Darrell Lovelette – 2 Year Trustee
- David Gerling – 3 Year Trustee
Jayson Naiser will continue in his role as Financial Secretary. He is appointed to that position by the Supreme Knight.