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Meeting Minutes 2019-10-01

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 October 1, 2019 Mike Fitzgerald,Recording Secretary

Family of the Month – October 2019

Tom Greco and Helen Beggane Tom and Helen were married on April 19, 1975 in Omaha, Neb., and have been Holy Spirit parishioners since 1982. “It’s been our spiritual home and a haven for both of us,” Tom said. They previously were active at St. John’s parish in Omaha on the campus of Creighton University,…

Football and Baseball Concessions

The Youth Football Cedar Hill league football season started on August 31 and will conclude on October 19 (barring a payoff tournament) This league plays either 4 or 8 games every Saturday starting at 9:00am and are completed about 4:00pm. The youth teams are 6, 8, 10, and 12 years old. Some of the teams…

The Waco Avenue House

When Devyn Buschow asked if Knight Hands could help with the painting of a house in Dallas, we said “sure”. Little did we know the extent of repairs that would have to done before painting could begin. David Dybala and I and Devyn looked at the home in early September of 2019 and decided we…

Property Improvement Program (P.I.P.)

Twice a year Knight Hands helps a needy citizen in the city of Duncanville by doing repairs to their home or yard. This year we did both. Jorge Ruiz replaced rotted fascia on the front of the home and Allen Reitmeier and Jorge Ruiz replaced rotting siding on the garage wall. David Dybala, Ken Rarick…

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Knight of the Month – October 2019

Doug Maddox Jr. So there were Doug and Paul Ryan – a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marines, respectively – holding down the fort by themselves, the fort in this instance being the council’s Valley Ridge football concession stand for the day’s final shift. “It took…

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Breakfast for Catechists

Breakfast for Catechists On Sunday September 15 the Knights of Council 8157 assisted in helping to keep the tradition going at Holy Spirit, that of showing gratitude for our Catechists with a full pancake breakfast. Upon learning from the Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator the breakfast might not happen this year due to a lack of…

2019 Festival Operations Agenda

2019 Festival Operations Agenda Thursday September 26 from 5pm-9pm  Set up dining room for silent auction (6-8 people) Set up gym for bingo and vendors (4 people) Set up foyer for health fair (2 people) Take out items / stage for Friday morning setup (8 people) Block off parking (1 person) Friday September 27 from…

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Family of the Month – September 2019

Steve and Denise Zehnder The Zehnders certainly aren’t unique among council families for having four grandchildren, but theirs arrived all at once. When Steve refers to “the quads,” he isn’t talking about his legs. Rylin, Sydney, Harper and Mason are now 7 years old. In the early going, daughter Amber and husband George Shawver (who…

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Knight of the Month – September 2019

Hector Rubio Hector has proved to be a versatile brother Knight since joining our council in January 2016 at the invitation of Jorge Ruiz. He’s a regular participant in Knight Hands and particularly enjoyed when those who were involved in this year’s City of Duncanville PIP project were treated to a dinner that was attended…

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Council 8157 Hosted Major Degree

Council 8157 Hosted Major Degree Council 8157 hosted a Major Degree on Saturday, September 7th, 2019. Among the candidates for Knighthood were four members of St. Elizabeth Council 17111 and one member from the Corsicana Council 5211. The candidates were accompanied by their Grand Knights, Joe Villegas from 17111 and Rudy Garcia from 5211. All…

Mass Shootings versus “The Culture of Life”

Mass Shootings versus “The Culture of Life” It’s become a weekly, sometimes daily occurrence.  Mass murderers stalk the land. 11 killed in Pittsburgh, 58 killed in Las Vegas, 17 killed in a Florida school and recently 22 killed in El Paso, 9 killed in Dayton and 6 policemen shot in Philadelphia.  Additionally, several cities have…

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Congratulations to SK La’Don Wright

Congratulations to our brother SK La’Don Wright It’s always good to share great news, our brother Sir Knight La’Don Wright had taken time off from our council several months ago to pursue his degree in teaching, below is a message I received today from him: Well it’s official brother and I wanted to share and…

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Family of the Month – August 2019

Allen and Linda Reitmeier The Reitmeiers are a kinetic couple seemingly always involved in an activity related to their strong faith life. They grew up in small Minnesota towns that fed into Albany High, where Allen won multiple wrestling championships. They were married in 1969 and came to north Texas in 1983. Business took them…


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