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

Focus On Fall Festival 2013

ALL HANDS ON DECK The Holy Spirit Church Fall Festival is just around the corner and we are calling all Knights to lend a hand. Keep in mind that our council is committed to help make this event happen every year and that includes working out the logistics of setting up and taking down everything…

Double Star Council Award

Double Star Council 2012-13 At the council’s general membership meeting on Sept. 3, Grand Knight Frank Salazar announced that 8157 earned the rare distinction of Double Star Council for the 2012-13 fraternal year.   The contents of the letter sent by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson:  Worthy Grand Knight: I would like to congratulate you and Council…

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Our Summer Blood Drive

ed by our Health Program Director Pat Stepniewski, this past Sunday our Council sponsored our annual summer Blood Drive with services provided by Carter BloodCare, and in doing so offered the opportunity for members of our community to help save lives. Andy Goza manned the reception desk and greeted donors with his usual quick wit…

Two Scholarships Awarded

At the Installation of Officers Ceremony this past Saturday, June 29, two scholarships were awarded to two well deserving young Knights. Our congratulations to Nick Gleason and to Ryan Hammonds and we wish you all the best as you prepare to leave home for the college of your choice.    

2nd Qtr Corporate Communion – Installation of Officers

Slate of officers for July 2013 – June 2014   Grand Knight: Frank Salazar Deputy Grand Knight: Nick Kleinhaus Chancellor: Jim Richardson Financial Secretary: Peter Perta Advocate: Russell Gully Treasurer: Mike Fitzgerald Recorder: Jeff Miller Warden: Tom Greco Inside Guard: Bob Lamb Outside Guard: Art Senato Lecturer: Jim Russell Trustee 1 Year: Jack Ramsden Trustee…

Council efforts earn state award for District 86

Primarily through the efforts of our council, our diocesan District 86 won the 2013 District Deputy First Degree Award for adding the most new members in the state during the past year. In making the announcement at the council’s June 4 membership meeting, District Deputy (and council member) Bill Dover said, “You guys have outdone yourselves…

Major Degree, Major Success

ur first ever Major Degree turned out to be a major success. A total of 8 councils and 36 Knights participated in the 2nd and 3rd Degree Exemplification ceremony in which they are officially “Knighted”. Fourteen of the 36 candidates came from our own Council 8157; all the candidates are listed below. Council 8157 On…

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Reminder: Major Degree This Saturday

Attention all 1st Degree Brother Knights: The Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 8157 Invites all 1st Degree Knights to Complete your 2nd & 3rd Degrees In our first hosted Major Degree Ceremony! This Saturday, May 18, 2013 Arrival Time: 8:00 AM Until: 1:30 PM (approx.) Morning refreshments & lunch will be served to all…

Andy Goza Receives Texas Recruitment Award

Congratulations to Andy Goza! At the May 7th council general meeting Andy Goza received the State of Texas Knights’ Recruitment Award. This recognition was announced at the annual state convention this past April 26 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The award entitles Andy to a personalized Knights of Columbus license plate! No wonder he’s been working…

Appreciation Galore

This past Saturday night, January 19, 2013, was a night to remember for those Knights of Columbus and their guests in attendance at the 4th annual Appreciation Dinner and party held in the Community Center gymnasium. The celebration was initiated and continues each year to thanks all the Knights of the Council for their efforts…