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

 

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…

Rudy Hernandez – April 2014

Want proof that Rudy is a man of varied interests? He has an electrical engineering degree from Texas A&M and enjoys poetry. He recently retired from Texas Instruments after 22 years, most recently as a global design manager. Not that Rudy is putting his feet up. He’s now focused on a start-up software company called…

Mario Ramos – April 2014

Mario was initially hesitant to join the council thinking membership required time commitments that he couldn’t fulfill atop his other community service. Not so, he was told, and he’s now eager to also help out around the parish. Mario graduated from Big Spring High in west Texas and came to the Dallas area to attend…

Manuel “Ben” Luna – April 2014

Ben has been a member of the Duncanville Police Department for 16 years and, simply put, enjoys putting bad guys behind bars. He has worked on the SWAT team, as a school resource officer and now on the motor unit. Ben’s family moved from Illinois to the Dallas area when he was a child. He…

Alex Sabo – March 2014

lex Sabo has lived in Duncanville for 31 years and has been a member of Holy Spirit parish for 31 years; yet just joined the Knights of Columbus this past Tuesday March 25, 2014.  Not only has he been a member of the parish for a long time; but has also been on the parish…

Agustin Perez Jr – February 2014

Both Agustin Perez Jr. and his father were inducted into the Knights of Columbus of Council #8157 on the same evening – February 25, 2014.  His father tells me that he is actually Agustin Perez III and his son is Agustin Perez IIII.  Either way we had the privilege of inducting this father and son…

Agustin Perez Sr – February 2014

  It is always a particular joy to this Council when we have the opportunity to induct two members of the same family into the Knights of Columbus.  This past Tuesday February 25, 2014 we welcomed Agustin Perez Sr. along with his eldest son Agustin Perez Jr. during the monthly induction ceremony conducted by this…

Abel Lugo – January 2014

Abel is new to the parish – he joined Holy Spirit parish 3 years ago when he moved into the area, but already he is helping as a parking lot guard and at the Christmas breakfast.  Abel wants “to be able to give back to the community”, so he was an easy “sell” for his…

 


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