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Membership

The lifeblood of this Council is its new members.

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Keith Archer

Membership Director

A growing council is a vibrant and exciting council spurred on by new ideas and new lifeblood for the many and varied activities of the council. Without new members the council becomes stagnant and as time passes slowly drift away from it's mission. The duties of the membership director include recruiting new members through direct contact with prospective candidates as well as encouraging everyone in the council to prospect for new members. The director must then follow up on prospective candidates after they have signed their application for membership to assure they are voted upon and approved by the council at a regular business meeting or an Officers and Directors meeting. In addition the director must then insure that each approved candidate attends a 1st Degree ceremony where he is officially declared a Knight of Columbus. Keith Archer grew up in Oklahoma City and came to the Dallas area for work in his mid-20s. He’s a project manager for Weldon Parts. Keith spends most Saturdays participating in the Catholic ministry that’s held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in downtown Dallas. Keith and Mary have been married for 29 years.

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Testimonials

When you’re married and you have a wife and kids you’re always concerned that if something were to happen to you, what would happen to them? The main reason for the Knights of Columbus was to take care of the widows once the bread winner passed away.

Andrew T. 3rd Degree Knight

You could have a great impact on people’s lives by getting involved in your community – one way we do that is through our service program we call The Knight Hands. We assist the needy in the Holy Spirit parish area with minor home repairs, household chores, and transportation services.

Allen R. 3rd Degree Knight

Everything I got involved in with the Knights of Columbus, my wife and children were with me. It opens up an avenue of opportunity to socialize and do things together.

James S. 3rd Degree Knight

 


 

New Members

 

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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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Dennis Hudson – December 2018

Dennis Hudson – December 2018 This past year has been a significant one in Dennis’ faith journey. He completed Holy Spirit’s RCIA program early in the year and was welcomed into the Catholic faith, his route beginning with what he calls “curiosity” about Catholicism, partially because the longtime Duncanville resident has lived near Holy Spirit…

Dan Schneider

Dan Schneider – November 2018 transfer

Dan Schneider – November 2018 transfer The pullover Bears jacket is a tipoff that Dan is originally from greater Chicago. He and wife Betsey came to our area in January 2016 and live in Midlothian. He’s in national food sales, and she works for AT&T. Dan became a Knight in 1993, joining the council in…

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December Degree

December Degree The Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Degree event welcomed into the brotherhood three new brother Knights, they are: Dennis Hudson, Council #8157 Eddie Martinez, Council # Salvador Moreno, Council #17026

Doug Maddox

Doug Maddox – August 2018 transfer

Doug Maddox Doug and his family moved to Cedar Hill in July from Florida when he became an assistant director of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery just up the road from Duncanville on Mountain Creek Parkway. He joined the Knights in 2014 in Lake Worth, Fla. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant…