It has been an honor to serve as your Grand Knight for the past year. I thank
each of my Brother Knights for your support and trusting in me for another year. The Officers of O.L.P.H. Council #794 and
I at the beginning of the Columbian year put together a mission statement as our guide to set us on course. We built that
mission statement around our principles of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. As
the year progressed achievements were made and some just fell short. As we all know this past year came with many obstacles,
some close calls, the selling of our council hall, jumping from place to place, the ups and downs with bingo, and the constants
of the unknown.
As leaders of the Council we took each issue and weighed it carefully, sometimes it was not the best outcome; but we
looked towards the future as the light at the end of tunnel came near. Using our mission statement which guided us along the
way to make the best decision for the Council. There were many hours out of our homes and away from our families to make these
Each decision was made with the essence of continuing our charitable works, being unified as one Council and being Fraternal in everything we do. We are one family in service to our Church, Community and
our Council. Yes, it has been a tough year but that does not matter! We start our new Columbian Year-July 1 and with it comes
new opportunities and advancements.
We need to stand together as one Council, unified together to step forward into future. The Officers that you elected
stand before you as they take the step to lead and serve O.L.P.H. Council #794. For some of them this is a second go around.
My fellow Brothers and I cannot do it alone! We need everyone’s help to push our Council into a better future. This
Council is not just ours, it’s yours and we must come together to move forward. We
need full active participation from all Brother Knights, we need more men to step up and take on different leadership roles.
Brother Knights and Sisters we need your help! We especially need our YOUNG KNIGHTS to take that step! They are this Council future and its future
leaders and with your help we can move forward.
In closing I want to especially thank the Ladies Auxiliary, Squires, Bingo Workers and Retired Knights
for everything you have done to help support our Council this past year. Without your continued support we would have not
been able to accomplish what we did. Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication.
Thank you for your support and now let us in Charity, Unity, and Fraternity move to a brighter
Philip A. Renna