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

 

Matthew Sipriano – October 2013

Matthew joined the council alongside his father, Bart, and brother-in-law Chris Benavides. He hit the big 3-0 on Nov. 21, lives in Cedar Hill and works as a supervisor for UPS. Matthew began his high school days at the Marine Military Academy down in Harlingen and graduated from Irving’s Highlands School, where he played soccer and…

Bart Sipriano – October 2013

Bart followed graduation from Plano Senior High in 1974 with a four-year stint in the U.S. Army that included time as a paratrooper. “You go to paratrooper school for three weeks,” Bart said. “The hardest three weeks of my life.” His knees still remember paratrooper school. He and wife Julie have been married for 34…

Daniel Rosales – October 2013

Daniel has been a professional truck driver for 25 years, the past eight for Saia Motor Freight. No long-distance hauls, though – routes here in the area that don’t require overnight stays away from home. Home originally was Fort Worth, where Daniel graduated from Trimble Tech High. He and wife Norma have been married for…

Jesus “Jesse” Radillo – October 2013

Jesse escaped our recruiting efforts for, oh, 26 years before recently telling Frank Salazar that he’d take the plunge. Jesse works for Texas Trust Credit Union as a combination facilities coordinator and courier. He previously drove for UPS. Jesse was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and his family moved to El Paso when he was 2….

Bernard “Buddy” Jenkins – October 2013

Buddy came away from the council’s October pancake breakfast with a full stomach and a Form 100. He was born in New Jersey and came through Pennsylvania and Alabama before arriving in north Texas a few years ago. Buddy lives in Cedar Hill and teaches physics at Hebron High School in the Lewisville ISD. Buddy…

Chris Benavides – October 2013

Chris and wife Rebekah joined the parish only a month ago though they have been involved with Holy Spirit informally for a couple of years. Chris is the son-in-law of Bart Sipriano, who also joined our council during the October exemplification. Chris grew up in San Antonio, graduating from UT-San Antonio and is an investigator…

Greg Porter – July 2013

Hardly standard fare for an exemplification ceremony, one of Greg Porter’s first “duties” only minutes after earning his first degree on July 23 was to provide transportation home for long-time Knight Don Heitzman. It was fitting for Greg, who said he has been influenced by fellow KC Cedar Hill residents like Don, Bob Foster and…

Elidio Marcelino – May 2013

A 9-to-5 day for Elidio Marcelino is a little different than what you’d expect. OK, a lot different. In his position at the U.S. Postal Service’s north Dallas facility (actually located in Coppell), Elidio reports to work at 9 p.m. He usually gets to sleep soon after he returns home early in the morning and…

Victor Lopez – June 2013

Victor is familiar with non-profit organizations as he has his own non-profit organization called “the happiness group”.  He just graduated from Bishop Dunne this year and will attend Texas Tech this fall to study Energy Commerce.  He is already working in his field as an intern at Victron Energy in Waxahachie focusing on fuel distribution….

Ivan Alonso – June 2013

On Tuesday evening, at a special 1st degree ceremony, Ivan Alonso became the 38th new Knight of Council 8157 for this fraternal year which ends on June 30th.  Ivan was born in Mexico, but finished his schooling in Dallas and is currently pursuing a  career as a diesel mechanic.  Ivan pastime is playing sports.  Ivan…

Craig Reves – May 2013

Craig Reves and wife Katherine met on a double date at a movie during their LSU days in the early 1970s, Katherine matched with Craig’s friend and vice versa. That changed soon after the closing credits for The Poseidon Adventure. They’ll be married 39 years in August and live in Duncanville. He converted from Episcopalian…

Jim Ouimet – May 2013

When Jim Ouimet was a 6-year-old living in Amarillo, he became enthralled with the 1939 Mercury street rod that belonged to the father of one of his friends. Jim remains somewhat spellbound by those machines many years later. He has six of them at the Ouimet home in Red Oak, three of them operational and…

John Hammonds – May 2013

John and Jo Anne Hammonds have been parishioners since November 1991, shortly after they moved from Arlington to Cedar Hill with no children. The Hammonds home has filled up since then and, in turn, started to empty. Sarah, 21, is a senior at Sam Houston State. Ryan, 18 (who joined the council at the same…

Ryan Hammonds – May 2013

When it comes to council recruiting efforts, Ryan Hammonds proved to be in an extremely convenient position. The Cedar Hill resident spent most of the Tuesday nights during his junior and senior years at Bishop Dunne as the parish community center night monitor at the front desk. Seems like a general membership meeting, officers-directors meeting…

Our Council Gains 5 New Knights

Council 8157 had the good fortune of gaining 5 new members tonight at an outstanding 1st Degree Ceremony. They are listed in alphabetical order: John Hammonds Ryan Hammonds Elidio Marcelino Jim Ouimet Craig Reves Notably, John and Ryan Hammonds are yet another father-son team to join our ranks recently. Please help us welcome our five…

 


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