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

 

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…

Nick Gleason – April 2013

Nick is another son following in his father’s footprint – not just because he joined the Knights of Columbus like his father Chris; but also because Nick aspires to be a veterinary as is his dad.  He will pursue that career at Texas A&M just as soon as he can after graduating from Bishop Dunne…

Hendrick Maison – April 2013

Hendrick came to the United States on April 13, 1998.  Before that he was a cradle catholic from Ghana.  He will, for sure lower the average age of the Council members.  He currently teaches math at DeSoto high school.  He received his higher education (a degree in electrical engineering) at Prairie View A&M – that’s…

Travis Kinard – March 2013

TRAVIS KINARD noticed that most of the “muscle” behind what goes on at Holy Spirit is provided by the Knights. That observation, and Travis’ desire to contribute to the parish community, led him to become a member. Travis graduated in 1998 from Duncanville High, where he lettered in soccer. He graduated from the University of…

Robert Johnston – March 2013

ROBERT JOHNSTON is a relatively new Catholic, having converted via Holy Spirit’s RCIA class in 2011 (with Brother Knight Jack Ramsden as his sponsor). Robert came through Duncanville High School and Mountain View College. He is a long-time employee of Oak Cliff’s Oak Farms Diary, where he is a production supervisor. Robert and wife Maria…

Ben and Tim Burns – March 2013

BEN and TIM BURNS join our growing list of father-son members and attended the same First Degree exemplification ceremony in late March. Ben is a software engineer, married 21 years to Marilyn. After graduating from Lewisville High, he spent a year at North Texas, six years in the Navy and then finished his schooling at…

James Smith – February 2013

James Smith joined the Knight of Columbus on February 26th, 2013, at the urging of Andy Goza and said he “wants to help the community.” Well, there will be plenty for him to do. Already, he administers to the sick by visiting Methodist Hospital patients and bringing them Communion. James hails from Wichita Falls but…

Celestino Rios – January 2013

Celestino lives in Duncanville with his wife, Eufemia or “Femia.” Natives of The Philippines, they have been married for 45 years. He’s retired following a career in production work for Foamlite. Femia, also retired, was a nurse at Methodist Central. They have four children (Roderick, Mey, Cerrie and Maria) and two grandchildren. They have been…

 


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