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

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…

Three New Awards Earned by Council 8157

At the January 2014 general membership meeting District Deputy Bill Dover presented our council with the following awards:   Diocese Award to Degree Team Presented award on diocese’s behalf to council’s Degree Team for efforts unmatched throughout state …   Quick Start Honor Roll Award Presented on behalf of State the Texas State Charities Quick…

NEW! Council Polo Shirts

Introducing our new Polo shirts: “Sport-Tek” by Port Authority® We’re starting the New Year in style. These Polo style shirts are elegant enough to wear to a dinner social gathering and practical enough to wear while cooking the dinner. They’re made of 100% Polyester for easy breathing and quick drying. Easy to care for, wrinkle-resistant…

Breakfast With St. Nick

Another “season” of KC breakfasts came to a successful close on Sunday, Dec. 15 as more than a dozen brother Knights stepped forward and served more than 350 guests in the annual “Breakfast With St. Nick” held in conjunction with the parish’s Deborah Garrison, Lisa Estrada and Devin Buschow. With parishioners asked to either bring…

Honorary Life Membership for Ernie Coy

The Honorary Life Membership Card Award In recognition of long-term dedication to the Order, after 25 years of continuous service (at the age of 70), or 50 years of continuous membership regardless of age, a member merits the distinction of Honorary Life membership and is exempt from the further payment of dues, per capita charge…

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A cookout to honor our Veterans

s Americans we are extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy certain freedoms which many other people around the world even in this day and age, still do not. We all know this can be taken for granted at times but certainly not on the day in November in which we honor our nation’s veterans,…

Top of the Morning – November’s Pancake Breakfast

aybe the Knights suffered from a form of cabin fever heading into the November pancake breakfast since circumstances prevented us from serving the October breakfast, but council members reported in abundance for the breakfast that was held on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 10. We served a little more than 120 guests, which was close…

Southwest Dallas County Clergy Appreciation Dinner

Clergy Appreciation Dinner n Thursday evening November 7th, 2013, Assembly 2799 sponsored the “Southwest Dallas County Clergy Appreciation Dinner” of thanksgiving in conjunction with Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Among the guests of honor were the Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Dallas. Attending from Holy Spirit Catholic Church were our own Father…

Knight of the Year 2012-2013

Andy Goza – Knight of the Year 2012-2013 he 2012-13 fraternal year was an historic one for Council 8157, from A (Juan Acuna, Ivan Alonso) to Z (Sande Zander, Erasmo Zapata) in terms of adding new brothers to our membership. The council added 41 members, 27 of them recruited by Andy Goza. By meeting our…