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Michael Willemse

Grand Knight

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Brothers All,


It’s hard to believe how fast the summer months have gone by, and I am writing my second Grand Knight message. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who was able to attend our Installation of Officers ceremony. I also would like to extend my heartfelt thank you to St. Michael’s Church for always being so accommodating to us.


We had some excellent events over this past summer. We were able to launch our newly reactivated Pig Roast, our annual Splash Party, the 4th Annual Lobster Fest and our Annual Family Picnic will take place in just a few days. In addition, this year marks the Council’s 60th anniversary! We are mustering together to create a fantastic event for this occasion. We will keep everyone abreast on the status of this event as it draws closer.


I stated at the Grand Knight’s toast that I felt our Council was the best in the state. I truly mean this from the bottom of my heart, and I have not been disappointed. During this summer, we had an incredible surge in membership; holding a record 29 applications in just the first month of the Columbian year. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate and welcome our new brothers and their families. I look forward to working closely with all of you in the future. Russell Petrocelli, the state membership director, declared that our council was “the shining star of the archdiocese,” at our most recent Admissions Degree. I could not be prouder of our council.


We have some fantastic programs coming up in the next couple months. As I previously mentioned, we will be having our Annual Family Picnic on September 9th, a Halfway to St. Patty’s event on September 17th as well as our Past Grand Knight’s Dinner on October 7th. I hope everyone will be able to come out to our events and enjoy.


Let’s continue to have a fantastic year!


Vivat Jesus,

Michael P. Willemse Grand Knight;

Union KofC #4504



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