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Meeting Minutes 2019-2-5

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 February 5, 2019 The meeting was preceded by a 30-minute presentation on CERT, an emergency response organization currently serving Duncanville, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Midlothian, Lancaster and Maypearl. The meeting called to order at: 8:05 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco. The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love

Since this is the month of Valentine’s Day, I reviewed some literature on love and health. I believed intuitively that there is a link between love and health, but I think this article pretty well sums it up. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love: By Sherry Rauh FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES “I need somebody to love,”…

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Bishop Burns Releases List

The Bishop of Dallas, Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, has released a list with the “names of those priests who have been the subject of a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese during the period from 1950 to the present”, his letter stated. Bishop Burns also acknowledged that there could…

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Family of the Month – January 2019

Some 30 years ago, Chris Edwards asked Cecilia Leigh Hookings out for a first date on a Wednesday, took her to Campisi’s on Mockingbird Lane on Friday and decided on Saturday that she was the woman whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And she felt the same way. Chris explains…

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Meeting Minutes 2019-1-8

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGKOFC COUNCIL 8157 January 8, 2019 The meeting called to order at: 7:30 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco. The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an “Our Father” and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call of Officers: P = present, EX= excused, A = absent Grand Knight: Tom Greco: P…

Our Annual Appreciation Dinner

Our Annual Appreciation Dinner Once a year our council gathers to show our appreciation to our member knights and their spouses for all the hard work they contribute throughout the year. This past Saturday evening, on January 12, 2019 we attended our Corporate Communion Mass which was followed by our annual appreciation event. The event…

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Cowboys Game On

A rare situation has come up where the football playoffs game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams is happening at the same time as our Appreciation Dinner. As a result, we have no choice but to set up a TV screen at the gym so the game can be enjoyed during the…

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Knight of the Month – January 2019

John Balasa Twenty-two years in the U.S. Army made John well acquainted with the upside of male camaraderie, John notes. So after years of helping at Holy Spirit’s 5:30 Saturday Mass, and Andy Goza and Pete Perta “convincing” him of the merits of KC membership, he went willingly. He took his first degree four years…

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Council 8157 Presents Annual Donation to Holy Spirit Church

On Tuesday December 12, 2018, Council 8157 Grand Knight Tom Greco, accompanied by Membership Director Keith Archer and Chancellor Jorge Ruiz presented a check for $3,500 to Leonardo Zapata, the newly appointed Business Administrator for Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The annual donation is given in support of the various church ministries at Holy Spirit.

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Paul Ryan – November 2018 transfer

Paul made the relatively “short trip,” in terms of transfer distance, from Council 7736 over at St. Jude in Mansfield. He joined the Knights eight years ago while in Maryland during his 26 1/2 years with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired as a Colonel, having served as a pilot and an infantry officer. Paul…

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January Health Flyer

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were GREAT. It’s time for that New Year’s Resolution. As your health guy, I want to encourage everyone to be optimistic and resolve to have a healthier 2019. So, like one of my favorite people, Will Rogers: “All I know is what I read in the  newspapers.” I’ve…

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Knight of the Month – December 2018

Hector Rubio Hector is one of those 8157 members who’s rarely seen at the monthly meetings but makes his presence greatly felt “out in the field.” He enjoys contributing his handyman skills to our valuable Knights Hands initiative and is a regular at our Valley Ridge baseball concession stand on Saturday mornings (he’s typically the…

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Family of the Month – December 2018

David and Veronica Ybarra The Knights of Columbus tenet of devotion to family is rarely more evident than in the Ybarra home in Waxahachie. For the past seven years, David and Veronica have been tending to her elderly parents, who previously were living in El Paso. Veronica’s father is now 107, her mother 109. It’s…

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No meeting Tuesday Jan 1

There will be no meeting on Tuesday January 1 due to the church being closed for the holiday. The regular membership meeting will be held on the following Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 7pm.


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