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Grand Knight
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Phil Renna

GRAND KNIGHT'S MESSAGE



Dear Brothers and Sisters in Columbianism,

            I want to first thank Bob and Carol Dobres for a job well done with the 1776 play/dinner, the play and dinner was outstanding. Thanks to all our brothers and sisters that joined us for the play. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this year with dinner; I want to thank everyone that attended that evening. It was a great night, more than that it was an opportunity for us to get together. During the past couple of months we have been through some rough patches. These two events were a great time to show our fraternity as a council. Each fraternal event brings us closer together as a council and builds our unity. On March 22nd, we hosted our membership drive a special thank you to Tom Martin, Mike Hearney, Tom Romano, Alex Keller, and Bob Dobres for all your help that day.

            I would like to take this time to inform the membership on two important items. First our Deputy Grand Knight Charlie Shami has resigned his office, effective March 2, 2015. Our Chancellor Jim Nevins has gratefully agreed to handle the responsibilities of Deputy Grand Knight, until elections and new Deputy Grand Knight. I want to thank Charlie for his years of service and wish him best of luck in the future. If anyone is interested in running for Deputy Grand Knight or any office please speak to our nomination chairman Mike Hearney.

            The second item is about the convent; I was informed by O.L.P.H. church that they have leased the 1st and 2nd floors of the convent to a non-for profit group effective April 1st. After a meeting with the church we will be able to negotiate the use of convent basement. As of April 1st, all Council activities and meetings for all K of C organizations will take place in the basement of the convent. We will use the side door on the south end of the convent next to the school parking lot. I do know this is a bit upsetting but the basement does have more space for our meetings.

            Brothers and sisters, I know these past couple of months have been rocky roads for us, but I truly believe we will come out of this stronger and unified as one council, WE CAN and WILL OVERCOME!

            With our Lenten season coming to close and our Easter season beginning let us prepare for the Holy Week that is upon us. Let us remember what this Easter season is about and how Jesus saved us by dying on the cross. Let me take this time to wish all our brothers and sisters from my family to yours a very Blessed and Happy Easter.

            I thank you for your support and let us in Charity, Unity, and Fraternity move to a brighter future. Thank you


Philip A. Renna

Grand Knight

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