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.

 

Recent Articles

Major-Degree Ceremony – February 2015

ourteen of our council members went through the major-degree ceremony hosted in our own community center on Saturday, Feb. 7. Shawn Adams, Leslie Beene, Roy Cormier, Alan Garcia, Miguel Hernandez, Ben Luna, Jesse Radillo, Mario Ramos, Craig Reves, Daniel Rosales, Alex Sabo, Noe Saenz, Robert Tovar and Cris Valdez became members in the third degree….

Volunteer For Special Olympics

This is why we “DO WHAT WE DO”. Charity, the 1st. principle of our order is not of alms giving alone. It is the giving of time, effort and committment along with care of the less fortunate. Where better can this be done, than as a Special Olympics volunteer. Pictured is an excited David Arriga,…

Fall Festival 2014

sk anyone if they can remember the last time we had two gorgeous sunny days in a row during Holy Spirit’s Fall Festival and you’d have enough time to run and get a Funnel Cake before they could think of an answer. The fact is that it has rained for most of the day on…

Looking for a few good men

he Knights are looking for a few good men. The truth is we are always looking for a few good men but this time we are looking for a few brother Knights we have lost contact with. If you know any of the following men please ask them to contact the Council via email or…

Corporate Communion & Potluck Dinner

n Saturday July 19 we held the council’s second quarter Corporate Communion Mass and our first and quite successful Potluck Dinner of the year. We had a turnout of over 50 guests who came out to enjoy Mike Fitzgerald’s Famous Beef Brisket and brought with them a smorgasbord of side dishes that ranged from pasta,…

Program Change: Regular Mass this Saturday

There has been a change of program for this Saturday’s Award Dinner, the Corporate Communion Mass that had been scheduled will be cancelled, the regular Mass will take place as usual at 5:30 PM. The Awards Dinner will continue as planned, the only change is the Mass so the Installation of Officers Ceremony will begin…

Special Olympics Basketball Spring 2014

ouncil 8157 has a right to be proud. “WHAT A TURNOUT”. First-time volunteers along with seasoned volunteers made the Special Olympics Spring 2014 Basketball Tournaments at Cedar Hill High School and Grand Prairie High School on February 19th and February 22nd, respectively. The competition was attended by 1500 athletes and 28 volunteers 17 from council…

Council 8157 Receives Top State Awards

t the April 1st, 2014 general membership meeting District Deputy Bill Dover presented our Council 8157 with the “Lone Star Award for Excellence with Distinction“, the state of Texas’ highest award. He then amended his previous statement from the March meeting that “… Council 8157 sets the standard for the diocese …” to “Council 8157…

Nominating Committee Named

At the April 1st, 2014 general membership meeting Grand Knight Frank Salazar announced the Nominating Committee members would be: Andy Goza Ed O’Brien Jack Ramsden Their primary responsibility will be to nominate new candidates for council officer positions and to present the Slate of Candidates at the May 6, 2014 general membership meeting.

The 2014 Council Appreciation Dinner

hat a day it was. Saturday Feb 15 started out with a our council hosting its second Major Degree and culminated with our Annual Appreciation Dinner Dance event. We’re talking marathon day here to be sure, but just in case we needed a real challenge to test our Knight-worthieness, it was followed the next morning…