Grand Knight Message

Gerry Aponte

Grand Knight


Brother Knights,


We are saying goodbye to summer as we enter autumn quickly and say goodbye to the Summer vacations; children have returned to school, days are getting short and cooler; Summer Sports change to Winter Sports, and we start to get ready for the fall activities at the council.  It was a sad day that our Family Picnic was canceled to a lack of ticket sales, and Truly Covid has changed our atmosphere.


We have several events coming up in the next few weeks Cornhole on Oct 1, Oct 6, Red Cadillac (4th Degree), Oct 10th council meeting, October Fest 22nd, and Oct 28, and Halloween Party. Phillip Cababe will be honored at the Past Grand Knights dinner on October 14th.  Please plan to attend as we honor Phil for his year of service as Grand Knight. Tickets are currently being sold at the Tiki Bar.


Volunteers are needed; as Knights of Columbus, our guide to voluntarism is our Catholic faith and our main principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Our desire to exemplify these teachings is our main focus and motivation for each service we offer as individuals to our council and collectively for "the good of the Order." Let us try to remember this and appreciate all contributions without the expectation of material gratification for services rendered. Let us encourage each other to give as much of ourselves as possible with "no strings attached."


We ALL need to pitch in where we can, help make a difference for the better, and carry ourselves like Catholic gentlemen.  Remember that you only get from the Knights of Columbus and our Council what you put in.  Please attend our monthly Council meetings and actively participate in them.  Not only attend our events and activities but help in planning and running them.  We need everyone to get involved and make Union Council the best it can be.


If you have any questions or suggestions for the upcoming Columbian year, please email me at


Vivat Jesus

Gerry Aponte GK