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Charlie Shami

Grand Knight’s Message                                                                     June 2018

Brothers and Sisters: the time has come when this will be my last message. There are a lot of people whom I would like to thank for making my time as Grand Knight a memorable experience for me. I enjoyed my time as Grand Knight and basically achieved my goals that I set for myself and my officers.

To Tommy and John, thank you for being my Deputy and Chancellor. I hope you are as good to our new Grand Knight as you have been to me. To Bobby and Phil, thank you for always helping me when ever I needed you. The both of you are gentlemen and were always a source of inspiration. I could always depend on you both.

To Steve, when you are elected, I wish you the best of luck. You were a great Recorder and always kept me on track, especially during the meetings. I will always be there when you need me and will advise you whenever you ask. To Ed, you are a great source of knowledge and strength. I knew I could always trust you and Bob with whatever advice you gave me. To Bob, without you this job would have been way more difficult. Your organizational skills and your knack for getting all the forms and reports in on time are amazing. Also your skill for making me do the right thing is inspirational.

To John, you are a rock steady Trustee. You are always there with advice and solutions when I needed them. You are a true Catholic gentleman. To Mike, thank you for always being there for this Council. You will go far in this organization. Your business sense is always on track. You taught me how to be polished and how to present myself. I wish you well in all your future endeavors and know that I will always be behind you with whatever happens.

To Bill, you have been my teacher, my mentor and my rabbi. Your sound advice and Solomon-like wisdom has always been there whenever I was in need. You have been my source of strength and stood by me no matter what was happening. I am proud to call you my friend. 

Alex, you did an amazing job as Membership chairman. Keep on doing what you have.

To the Ladies Auxiliary, thank you for all you have done. Please be there for Steve as you were there for me.

And finally to my wonderful and loving wife, Gayle, none of this would have happened without your love and support. Thanking for standing by me with what ever happened and being there when I needed you most.

God bless our Country, our troops, our veterans, our council and our family’s.

Vivat Jesus

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