Grand Knight’s Report
KNIGHTS OF Joe Panchik, Grand Knight
KNIGHTS IN ACTION ___________
COLUMBUS HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND GOOD WILL
Pope Leo XIII Council,
10804 Joseph G. Panchik
Grand Knight – Council 10804
Volume 4, Issue 8 March 2006 Council 10804 had a fun-filled, action
COUNCIL DIRECTORY packed February! We just finished
with our winter wear drive, when
Officers February, maybe the busiest time of
Grand Knight Joe Panchik 460-1531
Deputy GK ken Geroe 481-6064 the fraternal year pops up. With the
Financial Sec. Paul Diaczun 496-6933 help of our council and their families,
Chancellor Greg Brown 425-5400
Warden Dick Paradiso 464-0719
February turned out truly
Advocate Steve Mc‟Donnell 496-2347 AWESOME!!!!! Kudos and a great
Recorder Alex Patout 498-0210 deal of thanks goes to Joe and Sandy
Treasurer Mike O‟Brien 428-4062
Lecturer Dick Dietz 481-6718 Murray! The Tea Dance was an
Outside Guard Lou Tarabick 363-2553 outstanding affair with fun had by all,
Inside Guard Ed Hanrahan 496-5974
and many praises for the Murrays”!!!
Trustees Decorated with deluxe furnishings,
1st Year PGK Robert Zarn 481-7599 many of our community’s widows and
2nd Year PGK Ken Hildebrand 552-0210
3rd Year PGK Rick Paradiso 481-3757 widowers enjoyed sounds from the
“Big Band” era, accompanied with
Program Directors & Chairmen
Membership Alex Patout 498-0210
suitable accoutrements. A great time
Church Ted Rutkowski 481-1332 was indeed had by all.
Community Pete Langlands 428-0938
Council Rick Langlands 463-7049
Youth Ed Hanrahan 496-5974 Following the Tea Dance, Council
Family Steve Mc Donnell 496-2347 10804 celebrated its 14th Anniversary
KOVAR Robert Zarn 481-7599
in true Hawaiian style. With
members all decked out in tropical
island fashions, our PGK Night was a
Inside this isssue: spectacular celebration. Thanks is
1 - Grand Knight's Report extended to Butch Zarn for
2 – From the Deputy
coordinating this wonderful. fun-filled
2 - UPCOMING EVENTS
3 - RECENT EVENTS evening! It was a true celebration in
4 - News you Can use every sense of the word, and Council
5 - The Fourth Corner 10804 did it with style - Hawaiian
6- Birthdays for December And Family of the that is!!!!
Finally, Kudos goes to PGK Ken
Hildebrand and Alex Patout for their
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direction of our annual Mardi Gras BROTHERS,
celebration. We had approximately Brothers, give ourselves one great big
72 relocated persons from Hurricane pat on the back! At this writing we are
Katrina attend our festivities, and it half way through the most demanding
was truly an enjoyable evening. In the months in our fraternal year! February
true spirit of the Knights of may be the smallest month in calendars
Columbus, many of our Brother days, but we packed in something three
Knights stepped forward and out of the four weekends and we will
provided gracious hospitality to our finish on the last day of the month with
honored guests. It was indeed a our traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake
special evening, with dancing and supper. Let‟s look at last month: On the
fellowship shared by all. 11th brother Joe Murray and his
wonderful wife Sandy produced the
I want to take this moment to thank Second Annual Tea Dance which in
all of the members of Council 10804 spite of the weather was a great success.
for your time and energy this Father Joe gave the Tea Dance a Bravo
fraternal year. Your efforts have Zulu! The next weekend, PGK Butch
made our Council one of the “Best” in Zarn, with help from his lovely lady
Virginia! I am indeed honored to Bonnie, produced a fantastic Fourteenth
serve as your Grand Knight, and look Anniversary and PGK Dinner, another
forward to sharing in the camaraderie great evening. PGK Butch deserves a
of future K of C functions. special Bravo Zulu for cooking this
dinner with a minimal amount of help.
I want to congratulate PGK and PDD, Thanks Butch! Coming up on the 25tth,
Pat O’ Donnell for venturing into PGK Ken Hilldebrand with an able
state officer territory. Pat is being assist from Brother Alex Patout will
considered for a State Officer produce an authentic piece of New
position, and we wholeheartedly Orleans style, Mardi Gras! We all know
support his decision and wish him we can count on that being a great
“GOOD LUCK”! Please surf our success even though it‟s a few days off.
website for interesting information Thanks Ken and Alex for lots of pre-
about our Council and the upcoming planning and lots of hard work!
Golf Tournament! As we wind down
the fraternal year, please join us for A heads up for next month:
the functions and activities of Council March will ease the demand for labor
10804!! significantly; but doesn‟t rule it out
Vivat Jesus altogether. We have our “Winter Watch”
program running from March 8th through
breakfast on the 15th. We will be
From the Deputy preparing and serving breakfast starting
at 5:00AM and finishing about 7:00AM.
Ken Geroe, Deputy Grand Knight Traditionally the „retired‟ council
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members have worked the weekday shift Exemplification has not changed. To add to the
leaving Sat. and Sun. open. Please solemnity of that “first step” in the life of a
brand new Knight, would you please dress up
consider this very important task, it
appropriately when we have our next 1st
speaks to the very principles of our Degree. Speaking of our next 1st Degree, we
order, Charity, Community, and Church. have a new “prospect” named David Brambell
If you can‟t serve please bring some of who has already completed his “interview”
the food items requested in the Parish with the leader of our Admissions Committee,
Bulletin; remember also that our wives worthy brother (and great chef), Alex Patout.
At press time, the worthy Grand Knight, Joe
traditionally serve the last dinner to our
Panchik, just informed me that there are two
guests at Winter Watch. We are asking more Form 100s (Membership Document)
each knight to make a $10.00 donation coming to me at our next Business Meeting,
to offset the cost of this meal. which is on Thursday, 2 March 2006! The next
For further information about the month Council 10804 1st Degree Exemplification is
of March please refer to the calendar. now scheduled for the Thursday, 6 April 2006,
Business Meeting. Please dress up a bit and
Also be advised that the calendar is
participate with our own council‟s 1st Degree
published on our website: Exemplification Team as they get recertified.
kofc10804.org The 3rd Degree Exemplification, is just
Again thank you to all whom days away, and will take place on Saturday, 11
contributed time and effort to these great March 2006, at Council 367 in Norfolk. Four
events. I only named the event chairman of our five 2nd Degree Knights will be able to
make it! The exemplification starts at noon at
and/or assistant, but you know who you
the Norfolk Council # 367 facility at 5201
are. You get a Bravo Zulu too! Kennebeck Avenue, Norfolk (near the airport).
Don‟t let the fact that we are already at
Vivat Jesus 200% of our fraternal year recruiting goal, and
are number one in the state of Virginia for
Ken Geroe recruiting slow you down! To every member
of Council 10804 - you are an AWESOME
From the Chancellor team!
Greg Brown, Chancellor VIVAT JESUS
The formats, and the words used, in the
1st Degree Exemplification that we all went
through to become a Knight, have just changed. Breakfast between the Masses and Coming
The „book” that describes in detail exactly how Events.
the ceremony is to be conducted, and exactly
which words shall be used, has just been March 2, 2006: Monthly Business Meeting 7:30
promulgated by Supreme. Our Council‟s great p.m., Rosary in the Chapel, 7:00 p.m.
1st Degree Team, ably led by Dick Carlson,
need to memorize and practice the new March 17, 2006 Church of the Holy Family St.
procedures and then get “certified” as a team Patricks Day Dinner
under the watchful eye of our own District March18, 2006, St. Patricks Day Parade in
Deputy, George Piette. The spirit and intent of Norfolk. If you would like to march contact a
the new “book” is to shorten and simplify the member of the 4th Degree.
1st Degree Exemplification so that it can more
easily fit into one of our regular Business March 26, 2006, Family Breakfast between the
Meetings. The significance of the 1st Degree Masses. Want to help action starts at 7:00 a.m.
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In the Kiosk at The Church of the Holy clean-up crews and receptionists all made for a
Family successful and enjoyable evening. Also, what a
great showing by our Color Guard, Honor
(1) The council’s two-month calendar of Guard and Escorts! Their performance and
scheduled events (updated monthly), numbers were impressive and much
(2) A roster of council members and appreciated. Last and by no means least the
Brothers and their Ladies in attendance.
(3) A list of council officers and their telephone Without you every else is moot. Thank you all!
numbers. > We have a busy month of March. Fish Fries -
please give us at least one Friday working the
Please take a copy of each. floor. We require 14 workers per week as wait
Wearing your Council Name Badges. As a staff, bussing & clean-up. If you are so inclined
gentle reminder, you are encouraged to wear your and are free, we can always use your help
setting up on Thursday night ( 7:00 PM ). In
name badge at all KOC functions and especially
any event, support your Assembly by bringing
at the masses on Saturday and Sunday. By this
the family out for a good meal. And spread the
single act, we show our support for our pastor,
word at your Churches.
the Holy Family Parish in general and all of our
> Chaplains Appreciation Night on 5 March -
A very enjoyable evening when we pay honor
KOVAR 2005 to all the Catholic Military Chaplains in the
area. This is a pot luck affair. Plan to attend.
Now that the CFC and United Way are > St. Patrick's Day Parade on 18 March - the
complete, if you have not me your information first parade of the year and is sponsored by the
on your contribution please forward it to me. Knights of Columbus. Come on out and march
We are about $400.00 short of our goal and if we with us. If you can't march, ride the float!
can raise that we do not need to collect at church Questions? Please feel free to email me at
after Mass’s in April. email@example.com, or call my cell phone
I want to express my deepest appreciation to all Viva Jesus
my Brothers for their support and helping us to Glenn Rodriguez
attain our KOVAR goal. Faithful Captain
PGK Robert A. Zarn
From the Editor,
2005/2006 KOVAR Chairman Nominations are coming up, if you are
interested in an officers position in our
council please let me or the Grand Knight
The Fourth Corner know.
And my last note is we are still in need of a
new Editor for our News Letter. For
Captain's Comments personal reasons I am stepping down at
New Sir Knights Night on 3 Feb. can be the end of this Fraternal Year. I will
chalked up as a great one due to the efforts of provide my successor with complete
many individuals. Our Faithful Admiral, Frank Templates that makes the job easy. Don’t
Green, did an exceptional job planning, forget you get to make your comments.
organizing and setting up the event. The Vivat Jesus
kitchen crew, though small in number, out did PGK Robert A. Zarn Jr.
themselves. And the bartenders, set-up &
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