New Members

The lifeblood of this council is its new members!

T he lifeblood of this council is new members.  Without the passion and energy and ideas of new members, the council would soon become stale and lethargic and lose conviction and purpose.  It is with great pleasure, then, that we welcome these new members into our council and let us all encourage these new men to display their talents and energy for the good of the order.

Orientation meeting for New Knights

At the start of every quarter there will be an orientation meeting for new Knights to help them learn their way around our council. This will take place 1 hour before the general meetings on the:

First Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM in January, April, July and October.

Contact the Awareness Committee for more information.


 Welcome New Knights

 

Gilbert Zuñiga, Sr. – October 2014

Gilbert and his son joined the council together, invited by John Espree. Gilbert was born in Kaufman but has lived in Dallas since 1946. He graduated from Crozier Tech and went into the trucking business. He retired in 2007 after more than 50 years and passed the business along to “Junior.” Gilbert and wife Zonia…

Cris Valdez – October 2014

To say Cris followed the path less taken to Knighthood is an understatement. He was hospitalized at Charlton Methodist recently. Two members of our council were among the Holy Spirit parishioners who took daily Holy Communion to Cris and the other Catholic patients – Jeff Miller and Arthur Rodriguez. Jeff’s visit with him resulted in…

Joseph Santos – Sep 2014

oseph and Carmen live in Cedar Hill and have been parishioners for about three years. They were married four years ago to form a blended family. He has two grown children (Selena, 22, and James Anthony, 20), she has two school-age children (Esteban, 10, and Jacob, 6) and they added Joseph, Jr. who just celebrated…

Miguel Hernandez – Aug 2014

Miguel and Darlene Hernandez came in to give blood during our Summer Blood Drive after Mass, accompanied by their two highly spirited young boys, David (4) and Benjamin (2.5). Having come from the St Cecilia parish only a couple of months ago the young family already appears very comfortable in their new surroundings and seems…

Charles “Chuck” Garner – June 2014

Chuck was born and reared in Dallas, graduated from Jesuit High School and added bachelor and MBA degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. It was at SFA that he met Dede, and they were married in 1989. They have two children – Nick (21), who graduated from Bishop Dunne and is an SFA student…

Carlos Limones – June 2014

Carlos was born in Dallas and is a 1992 graduate of Duncanville High. He and wife Melisa will celebrate their 15th anniversary in late July. They have five children – Bibiana (14), Andres (13) Laila (11), Elise (8) and Porfi (7). They’ve been parishioners for 14 years. Carlos likes to watch his kids play soccer…

Tony Herrera – June 2014

Tony is an “original” Holy Spirit parishioner from 1974 who somehow escaped the council’s “grasp” for many years. He’s from West Texas, growing up in Marfa and marrying Elisa from nearby Fort Davis in 1961. They came to our area a few years later when Tony answered an ad for an electrician but quit soon…

Antonio Gomez Jr. – June 2014

Antonio, or Tony Jr., joined the council alongside his father. He is a 1997 graduate of Duncanville High. He and wife Jessica have been married five years. Antonio has four children – Rey (13), twins Anastasia and Victoria (12) and Tobias Rex (2, also known as “T-Rex”). The Gomez family lives in Cedar Hill. Antonio…

Arthur Rodriguez – June 2014

Holy Spirit became a formal parish in the Dallas diocese in 1974, and Arthur has been a parishioner since 1975. He came to Dallas in the ’50s when his family moved up from Kingsville. He graduated from Crozier Tech and then got started working on jet engines before spending almost four years in the U.S….

Prospero “James” Gatus – June 2014

Your window for introducing yourself to James was a small one. A major in the U.S. Army, he left for a scheduled three-year stay in Germany one week after joining the order. James is a nephew of Al Alonzo, a cousin of Allen Alonzo. He grew up in the Philippines but came to America and…

Antonio Gomez Sr. – June 2014

Antonio grew up in the Rio Grande Valley town of Donna, where he graduated from high school in 1966. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army for the next two years, included a 10-month tour in Vietnam. Antonio was stationed in Mineral Wells and learned to do maintenance on helicopters. He often spent weekends…

Alan Garcia – May 2014

For an 18-year-old going into his senior year at Life School Waxahachie, Alan has some pretty specific plans. He’d like to major in music and business management in college – Fort Worth’s Texas Wesleyan, if possible – and eventually open a guitar shop and hire homeless military veterans. Alan’s family have been parishioners for about…

Jesse Martinez – May 2014

Jesse worked in a print shop in his native Waco for nine years, pining to get outside. Probably because he got a green thumb from his grandfather, a migrant farm worker. So Jesse earned two agriculture-related degrees from Texas State Technical College, came up this way to work at Northwood Country Club and now is…

Roy Cormier – April 2014

Identifying Roy’s hobby as gardening might be slightly understated. He earned a degree in agricultural education from what is now known as the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. After 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, he owned and operated three Lawn Doctor franchises before retiring. Roy’s military career, during which he reached the rank of colonel,…

Raymond “Jim” Stavinoha – April 2014

Jim is in his second go-round as a Knight. He initially joined years ago when he was a student at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He’s retired now following 20 years in the U.S. Army and another career that culminated with him working for a manufacturer of scientific lab equipment. Jim also retired from…

 


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