December Knight and Family of the Month! Ted Hanchett and the Sullivans

This Worthy Brother Knight joined the Knights of Columbus in February 1980. He has been a knight for 44 years. His demeanor is exemplary of a knight that lives his life in service. He is a regular fixture at meetings and in most of our charitable activities, but he is also highly involved in parish activities as well. Most recently he and his wife were instrumental in coordinating the collection and distribution of gifts from our annual parish giving tree. He is a living example of what it means to give graciously and selflessly to the causes we support for the parish, the community, and for the Knights of Columbus as a whole.
It is my honor to present our brother, Sir Knight, Theodore Hanchett, recognition as our Knight of the Month for December 2022!

This family has a long history with our parish. This Knight joined the order in 1975 and then re-entered the order in 1988 giving him 34 years of service to the Knights, the parish, and the community. The family has been involved in many parish ministries including our councils’ charitable events, leadership activities, aid to Ukraine, just to name a few. You will recognize that one of their sons is also a regular fixture at our events and willingly jumps in to help in any way he can even though is not yet a Knight. His wife is this Knight’s support and is also often seen behind the scenes willing to help. One of the family projects provides our main fund raising for the council and the family is instrumental in making this happen. it is our honor to recognize Greg, Christine and Mark Sullivan as our Family of the month for December 2022!

October Award Winners – James Appleyard and the O’Lear Family

Worthy Brother Knight James Appleyard joined our council in March of this year. He has been involved in nearly every event we have conducted since the beginning. His demeanor is exemplary of a knight that lives his life in service. He is a regular fixture on breakfast burrito days, fish fries, roadside cleanups, and soup dinners. The knight is a living example of what it means to give graciously and selflessly to the causes we support for the parish, the community, and for the Knights of Columbus as a whole.
It is my honor to present our brother Knight, James Appleyard recognition as our Knight of the Month for October 2022!
The O’Lear family has a long history with our parish. They have been involved in many parish ministries including Called, Vacation Bible School, National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), and welcome weekends, just to name a few. Their children are involved as Altar Servers, and middle school youth, and have even helped the knights on a few of our own projects. The children are also regular participants in our annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. He is employed as a Defense Contractor and still manages to lead the family as an example of Catholic Family Life. it is our honor to recognize Reid and Becky O’Lear and their children Aibeans, Eilees, and Brina as our Family of the month!

Brothers Help Keep Black Forest Beautiful

This morning, Saturday, 29 October, our brothers gathered to cleanup a heavily traversed 3-mile section of Black Forest Road looking good! The picture below shows the fruits of their labor. Steve Reed, Pierre Gaudreault, Wayne Midenger, Jim Appleyard, Jim Wermers, Rod Pierce, Charlie Walker, Steve Fleet, and Joe Graff all deserve thanks. They collected 12 bags of trash and under Charlie’s help they moved them to a central location to facilitate the county’s pickup. Thank you gentlemen for all you do for the knights, parish, and the community.

Council Receives the Prestigious Star Award!

Congratulations to all who helped our council receive this amazing Star Award! As you can see on the award, we achieve 185% of our goal! That’s an amazing year for our Council 11730!

We received this award for our involvement in four areas: Community Programs, Faith Program, Family Programs, and Life Programs. Special thanks to Sir Knight John O’Rourke for championing the initiative and Worthy Grand Knight Joe Graff for leading the charge!