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

 

Leslie Beene

Leslie Beene – January 2015

Leslie’s entry into our council comes only a few years after he went through Holy Spirit’s RCIA program and was confirmed in October 2012. He grew up in the Episcopal faith, found its leanings in recent years too liberal for him, and found a new spiritual home in the Catholic Church. Leslie is originally from…

Bob Mulligan – December 2014 transfer

Bob and wife Patricia live in Grand Prairie. He transferred from the council at St. Michael’s parish there in December to begin his second stint in our council. His KC experience includes being Chancellor on a degree team. Bob is from New Orleans, went to college at Southeastern Louisiana in nearby Hammond, spent two years…

Robert Tovar – December 2014

obert joined the council on the penultimate day of the year as another step in his personal campaign to come home to the Catholic Church. Robert grew up Catholic in Puebla, Mexico. By the time he’d come to Texas in 1997 and attended North Dallas High, he’d fallen away from the church. That changed only…

Brent Flynn – November 2014

search for brotherhood greatly influenced Brent to recently give up his career in sporting goods sales to pursue a new calling in law enforcement. It’s also what drove him to recently join our council. Brent, wife Jodi and 6-year-old Andrew live in Midlothian and joined Holy Spirit a few months ago. He graduated from Richland…

Josh Gleason – November 2014

osh recently became the third member of his family to enter the order, following father Chris (2010) and older brother Nick (2013). Josh is a senior at Bishop Dunne, a member of the Bishop’s Honor Roll and hopes to return to the baseball team after hurting his throwing arm last year. He has been active…