Membership

The lifeblood of this Council is its new members.

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Tom Greco

Membership Director

A growing council is a vibrant and exciting council spurred on by new ideas and new lifeblood for the many and varied activities of the council. Without new members the council becomes stagnant and as time passes slowly drift away from it's mission. The duties of the membership director include recruiting new members through direct contact with prospective candidates as well as encouraging everyone in the council to prospect for new members. The director must then follow up on prospective candidates after they have signed their application for membership to assure they are voted upon and approved by the council at a regular business meeting or an Officers and Directors meeting. In addition the director must then insure that each approved candidate attends a 1st Degree ceremony where he is officially declared a Knight of Columbus. Tom joined the Knights on Nov. 13, 2007 and took his major degree on Jan. 20, 2008, dates that he can recite off the top of his head. He ironically was invited to join by the council’s membership director at the time, Bill Dover, and is now the council’s membership director himself. Tom moved from the office of Warden to that of Chancellor with the beginning of the new fraternal year on July 1, 2014. He is the leader of our Degree Team since its start in August 2012. He was voted Knight of the Year in 2014. Tom and his wife of 39 years, Helen Beggane, are familiar faces in the choir at 5:30 Mass on Saturdays, and Tom also serves as a lector.

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Testimonials

When you’re married and you have a wife and kids you’re always concerned that if something were to happen to you, what would happen to them? The main reason for the Knights of Columbus was to take care of the widows once the bread winner passed away.

Andrew T. 3rd Degree Knight

You could have a great impact on people’s lives by getting involved in your community – one way we do that is through our service program we call The Knight Hands. We assist the needy in the Holy Spirit parish area with minor home repairs, household chores, and transportation services.

Allen R. 3rd Degree Knight

Everything I got involved in with the Knights of Columbus, my wife and children were with me. It opens up an avenue of opportunity to socialize and do things together.

James S. 3rd Degree Knight

 


 

New Members

 

Keith Kelm Feb 2016

Keith Kelm recently transferred from Council 8147 at St. Joseph’s in Waxahachie. He joined the order last September, added his major degrees but was particularly interested in being a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly 2799 that our council is part of and moved his membership to 8157. Keith and wife Sandra were married in…

Miguel Lozano Feb 2016

Miguel Lozano engages in activities like running and obstacle races. “If I stand still, I fall asleep,” he says. Miguel lives in south Arlington with wife Viana and their daughters, Isa (13) and Ella (11), who attend St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Oak Cliff. Miguel is from Monterrey, Mexico and came to Texas 26 years…

Dan Kurtenbach Feb 2016

Dan Kurtenbach joins us thanks to his joining the coaching staff at South Grand Prairie, where he’s coaching outside linebackers on the football team and also the throwers on the track team. Dan grew up in Oklahoma City, attended Oklahoma State and is in his 19th year of coaching. “I like to inspire young men,…

Benny Klein – February 2016

Benny Klein’s explanation for joining the Knights is a familiar one: “Jim worked on me,” he said, referring to Jim Kowalski. Benny and wife Ronda live in Cedar Hill and are a couple of West Texas natives who came to this area in 1994. They met while attending high school in the small town of…

Ernest Alvarez – February 2016

Ernest Alvarez’s service to the council preceded his formal membership. He has prepared fish tacos for our first two fish fries this Lenten season and then went through his exemplification ceremony on the final Tuesday of February. He joined the Knights at the invitation of another relatively new brother, Tony Gonzalez, in a “payback” of…