Council Accomplishments and Notes for January and February

Since we have to play catch-up on news, rather than have a different article for each activity, we’ll be covering some of our notable recent accomplishments and words from our Grand Knight Joe Stewart here:


We were able to get our Quarterly Program Reports, Council Semi-Annual Audit and Survey of Fraternal Activity all completed on time. As some of you may know, reports are part of not only showcasing a strong council and its activities, but also a requirement towards Star Council, which we are set for this year. We also participated in the annual Ministry Fair after all masses at St. Elizabeth to highlight the Knights and recruit interest candidates.

Additionally, we hosted the Bishop McNamara Chapter of Grand Knights at our council home, St. Elizabeth, and provided a place to meet and refreshments for our fellow council leaders. This is a large undertaking and our worth Grand Knight was instrumental in organizing the event.


The council has been volunteering at the famous coffee and doughnuts table every 3rd Sunday, and will continue to do so through May on the current schedule. The table is the main gathering location after mass, and we cover the two busiest masses.


The Knights yet again hosted a successful Pancake supper for the St. Elizabeth families, with proceeds going to a to-be-determined charity. Amounts are still being counted, but we do know we had happy customers and volunteers all around!


Following the Pancake Supper, remaining food was donated to our local men’s homeless shelter, which we support in this way each year.

Culture of Life

In January, the Knights both helped to set up dinner for hundreds of visiting teens who stayed the night at the church and school, and then helped with serving and cleanup very early the following morning preceding the annual March for Life held in Washington D.C. The church has relied on the Knights for 4 years now for manpower to help with this event, and we haven’t let them down yet.


A reminder that if you are to volunteer with the youth of our community, you must complete VIRTUS training. Contact the church or brother Paul Yetter for more information.

Special Recognition

  • Jim Begis and Sam Balboa and many others who made the Pancake Supper a success.
  • Dave Crum for Quarterly Reports, which is a daunting task
  • Recorder John Reed as we work through the formal Minutes process
  • Our newest 3rd Degrees Knights Geoff Armes and John Kelly, and our newest member Mike Onzay

“New Stuff”

  • New Handouts from Supreme – need to make insert for St. E representation
  • Sponsoring Seminarian James Morrison of St. John Neumann in Gaithersburg at Blessed John Paul II Seminary
  • Fourth Degree Exemplification coming up on April 20th. Forms due March 12th!
  • Nomination committee at April Business Meeting
  • Knights service in June (around Father’s Day) where a service is manned exclusively (as possible) by Knights

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