We had our monthly meeting last Wednesday, July 6, and we had a terrific turnout for July with 35 members in attendance. Gary Richardson and his team did a fantastic job cooking our meal of hamburgers and hot dogs with chips and brownies. If you were not able to join us for this month’s meeting, I want you to know that we missed you. We hope your schedule will permit you to be with us at our next meeting on August 3.Fr. Edwin, our new Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas, was our program. We are very fortunate to have such a spiritual man as our Shepherd at St. Thomas Aquinas. For me the high point of his presentation was learning how important his own Father had been in his life, and in the development of his vocation. Also, he told us of how he had met the saintly Mother Teresa of Calcutta on three occasions. What a marvelous story!
Brother Paul Marvin has been appointed by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson as the new Financial Secretary for Col. Walter Parsons Council 3205.
Our Council has a busy fall coming. Brother Gary Richardson has taken the reins of Aquinasfest as the Chairman. Aquinasfest will be September 24-25. As I listened to Gary’s report I was struck with how many Brother Knights have stepped up to take over the leadership of this important parish fundraiser. Brother Knights Leonard Muesse (Sunday Lunch), Jesse Alvarez (Raffle), Jeff Blaszek (Hamburgers & Hotdogs), David Gerling (Parking), Mike Quick (Saturday Night Function) and Al Mazoch (Facilities). I think it’s pretty safe to say that the Knights of Columbus are the one parish ministry that is guaranteeing the success of Aquinasfest.
C. J. Romero is moving forward with organizing our Shotgun Raffle this fall.
Our first family activity will be a Swim Party, Friday, August 12 at the Grand Knight’s house, 1106 Deacon Dr. from 6 to 9 pm. Family Director Kevin Biasiolli has planned a great party, and you and your family will have a wonderful time, so come on out!
Richard Darnell reported that our initial first degree for the fraternal year will be August 17 @ St. Thomas Aquinas. We need to recruit 17 new members this year to meet our Star Council goal. There will be a 2nd & 3rd Degree Sunday, September 18, in Bryan. More details will follow but mark your calendars now.
See you August 3rd!
Ron Gay, FSD