Council Activities

Andy Goza

Council Activities Director

Many of the activities of the Knights of Columbus sound demanding and certainly many are; but that does not mean that others can't be just for fun. Members of our council are friends, neighbors and acquaintances who are just as interested in athletic, cultural, and social activities as you are. Each year the Council Activity Director schedules, sets up and handles all the logistics for the annual gala Appreciation Dinner held each year in January.  In addition the Council Activity Directors sponsor the Awards ceremony each year in August to recognize all those who have served the Council with distinction the past year. Andy served as Grand Knight from 2010-2012. He was voted Knight of the Year 2012-2013. and has earned statewide recognition as the top recruiter in Texas in 2013. He serves as a member of our Degree Team and is a member of the Member Retention committee. Andy joined the Knights in 2008 and he and his wife, Susan and daughter Madison, live in Cedar Hill.

 

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Council 8157 voted Dallas Diocese Chapter Council of the Year!

The Knights of Columbus Council 8157 was awarded the high honor of “DDC Council of the Year” (out of 60 councils in the Diocese) at the Dallas Diocese Chapter Year End Meeting and Awards Banquet. The sold out event took place at Council 799 Hall in Dallas on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Special guest speaker for the…

Council 8157 Helps Bring Running Water to African Village

Joachim Edozie Okoli went by “Edo.” Close to graduating in law early in 2016, he was a shining light to everyone in his family and in his community, the small, southeastern Nigerian village of Umuonyiuka within the town of Ufuma. He was born in 1991. Two years later, one of his uncles – Eugene Okoli…

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Elections Nominating Committee Named

To All KofC Council 8157 Brothers: I have appointed the Nominating Committee of Council 8157 brother knights who will have the responsibility of preparing the slate of eligible candidates for the election of officers who will take office on July 1, 2018. The Nominating Committee will be chaired by our worthy advocate SK Russell Gulley who will…

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Help Your Council During the Coming Baseball Season

To all Council 8157 brothers: Our Concession Committee has reached out to every brother who has access to our website with the notice of the start of our Baseball Season this coming weekend at both Valley Ridge and Dot Thomas fields. We have full schedules for both fields and some of you have already volunteered…

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Attention: April 3rd Meeting rescheduled to Apr 10

The April 3rd General Membership meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 10th due to the church being closed. The Degree Team will be rescheduling their meeting originally set for April 10th for another night as well.

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District 2018 Free Throw Competition

Council 8157 Knights conducted the District Free Throw Competition at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church on Monday, February 12 at 6 PM. The event was led by District Deputy Andy Goza who was assisted by fellow Knights, Larry Balagna, James Smith, Tom Greco, Jeff Miller, Jim Stavinoha, Jim Russell and Jorge Ruiz. The winners…

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2018 Membership Dues Notice

Brother Knights, Happy New Year! It’s time for our 2018 annual dues. For every member in our council, we have to pay per year approximately $26.50 out of the $30 annual dues to the Texas and Supreme for membership and charitable activities (Honorary Life Members excluded). For every member that is not current on their dues, we have to…

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Holy Trinity Seminary Cookout Fall 2017

As long time supporters of the religious vocations our council sponsors two Seminarians via our MVP program at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. But twice during the year the council also provides a full meal for the seminarians and those occasions usually turn into relaxing outdoor picnics and movie night events. This past Saturday was no exception…

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The Awards Banquet July 8th, 2017

You are invited on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 to attend:   Corporate Communion Mass Our 3rd Quarter Corporate Communion Mass will take place on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, please arrive by 5:15 pm in the narthex. Installation of New Officers The mass will be followed by the Installation…