Grand Knight Message
I hope our Council Family had a blessed Christmas. As we say goodbye to 2020 and enter 2021, let us look back on our year as a Council. Although things were different this year, we were still able to safely gather together for many events, including our Family Barbeque, Family Dinners, Tailgate Party, Octoberfest, Cornhole Tournament, and Columbiette Halloween party. Together as a Council, we were able to donate and contribute to a food drive benefiting Sister Ann's Pantry, a coat drive that donated to St. Joseph's Social Service Center, the Intellectual Disabilities Drive, and Wreaths Across America. Brother Knights worked together to construct a new manger for our Nativity scene, which is displayed every year at the town hall in Union, and create a new sign for the Knights of Columbus mini-park in Union. In our 63rd year as a Council, we have had ten new Brother Knights, and four new Columbiettes join our Council Family. We welcomed four new Sir Knights to the Fourth Degree and currently have more candidates ready to make their exemplification. In a year when we were socially distanced and physically separated, a year often filled with pain, fear, and uncertainty, we as a family were still able to pull together to contribute to our community, support our Council and one another. To each of you, I offer my heartfelt thanks. This past year we have shown that no obstacle can stop us if we band together and work towards a common goal. 2020 was the year we came together while we were apart.
As we move into 2021, I would like to reach out to all of you and invite you to attend meetings, whether they be in person or virtual, as the changing climate dictates, and to express your ideas to the Council or Club officers. With so many new members, we are sure to have new insights, which usually means new ideas. We are always looking for new ways and ideas to serve our churches and communities.
A few events that are currently in the works for 2021 are a Blood Drive to honor the late Harry Lupo PGK; a model trains show on Sunday, March 28th, a Tricky Tray hosted by the Columbiettes in April, the rededication of the mini-park, and a Mets game in June.
As we start the new year, let us remember and pray for those who are no longer with us. Let us also pray for strength and compassion in this upcoming year as well as for our country and our families.
God Bless to you all.