April 2018

Donald Nye

Knight of The Month

Another individual who is the hub of the wheel for the council, and silently performs his job is the Membership Director. He is appointed by the officers and Grand Knight of the council and collaborates with all the council leaders in setting and obtaining the membership goals of the council. He works directly in the soliciting of new members for the council, qualifying them, and in setting the stage of getting them on board with an application, Form 100. After qualifying the candidates, he introduces them to the membership for acceptance. Once the new member is accepted, he attends all the degree ceremonies and works with the K of C Insurance Field agent in the introduction of the insurance programs.

While it may appear, his work is complete after obtaining a new member, it is his responsibility to meet the council’s objective of Star Council, 6 new members for Star Council. He heads the Admission Committee, Retention Committee, and Insurance Programs, and coordinates the Recruiting and Qualifying Programs of all new members.

Donald C. Nye, Our Membership Director, has been a Knight since 2007, and Charter Member for our council, sponsored by Stephen Landkamer. He has progressed to a 4th Degree Knight in 2009. Through his 10 plus years of service, he would dedicate his services to the council activities and one who you could trust to lend a helping hand when necessary. His greatest achievement would be in serving as the Membership Director, and in leading the way with new members last year for the council to receive the “Double Star” Council Award for his efforts. This years he has already accomplished the council’s goal in obtaining 6 new members, and in setting the stage for the council to receive “Star Council Award” again this year. It is my pleasure and complement to present the April 2018 Knight of the Month award to Donald C. Nye and to thank him for his commitment in service to our Council.

February 2018

Tom Golden

Robert (Tom) Golden has been a Knights since December 3, 2007, a Charter member of St. Anna’s Council sponsored by Ed Barefood, former Grand Knight. He like most of us, who joined the Knights, became active immediately, seeing the opportunity to grow within the leadership of the council. He served as the Inside Guard beginning on July 1, 2009 for a two-year period before taking the role as Treasurer till the current date. In 2013, he served as the Church Director helping to establish the format of council activities in support of St. Anna’s. As the Treasurer, it is Tom’s responsibility to keep accurate records of all the financial activities of the council and he is the only person who can initiate a check for all the council’s activities requiring his signature and the Grand Knight. He is the recipient of all income for the council and manages/audits the bank statements for both the checking and saving. His position monitors the annual budget and works together with the Financial Secretary in assuring each month’s entries are correct matching the accounting and bank records. While Tom appears to be silent in his interactions, I can assure you all pennies are accounted for, and the time spend in his record keeping are endless. Tom is a 3rd degree Knight and is very active in the council’s activities, and you will always see him assisting, and working in all the events of the council. He has provided a historical reference for what has gone on before; providing for a seamless operational proficiency of financial record keeping. He constantly demonstrates the attributes of the “joyful giver” while delivering on tasks that are sometimes unglamorous and underappreciated. Tom, has been a mainstay for St. Anna’s Council for over a ten year period. Today, Tom is very active in church fraternal activities and is the Go-To individual for the maintenance of the church. In recognition of his service, dedication and commitment to the council, and especially in the council’s Treasurer leadership positions, l am please to recognize Tom Golden as the Knight of the Month for February 2018.

November 2017

Patrick Mc Donald

In recognition of his service, dedication and commitment to the council, and the leadership positions listed below, Pat was chosen as the Knight of The Month for November 2017. Pat's strength are in organization and arranging in detail events and functions of the council.

1st Degree: 4-26-2010, 2nd Degree: 4-26-2010, 3rd Degree: 5-1-2010, 4th Degree: 11-6-2010
Program Positions Term Org# Organization
Membership Director 07-01-2013 -- 10-16-2013 14425 Council
Retention Chairman 07-01-2013 -- 10-16-2013 14425 Council
Insurance Promotion 07-01-2013 -- 10-16-2013 14425 Council
Program Director 01-01-2013 -- 06-30-2013 14425 Council
Membership Director 01-01-2013 -- 06-30-2013 14425 Council
Retention Chairman 01-01-2013 -- 06-30-2013 14425 Council
Recruitment Committee 1 08-01-2012 -- 06-30-2013 14425 Council
Membership Director 07-01-2010 -- 06-30-2011 13440 Council
Retention Chairman 07-01-2010 -- 06-30-2011 13440 Council
Recruitment 07-01-2013 -- 10-16-2013 14425 Council

Officer Positions Term Org# Organization
Faithful Scribe 07-01-2014 -- 06-30-2015 3410 Assembly
Faithful Scribe 06-21-2014 -- 06-30-2014 3410 Assembly
Faithful Scribe 06-20-2013 -- 06-19-2016 3410 Assembly
Faithful Scribe 05-10-2013 -- 06-30-2013 3410 Assembly

October 2017

Greg Hennigan

Greg Hennigan has been in the Knights of Columbus since October 10, 2010, having received his third degree in March of this year. He has registered for the upcoming 4th Degree. He has been a valuable member of the council and in support of the parish. He is very proud to be a Knight wearing his Knight Shirt for everyone attending church, as a Greeter at the masses. Greg Exemplifies himself in many ways, servicing the Knights as a new Director of Community Activities. While this volunteering, at first, questioned his interest to interact in this position, once he fully understood what was required, he began to look at the community more in depth in determining how best for the Knights to serve.
Today, Greg is leading the way for a new annualized Knight function “Animals in the Kingdom”, organizing a new strategy for The Monroe Christmas Parade, School Spirit Funding activities and in support of FISH to mention a few. He is very active during the planning meeting, and membership meeting offering his input to challenge other members involvement.
He believes “In a Service to One, and Service to all”, a long-time tradition of practicing charity in a spirit of unity. He has given of his time in the servicing of Widows and Seniors of St. Anna’s. Through his innovation, he is in the developmental stage of many programs involving the Knights for the interactivity within the community to include veteran’s groups. Greg’s vision for the Knights are like his beliefs, Church, Community, Council, Culture of Life, Family, and Youth. Greg is a great father to his son, setting a good example for him to follow.

Greg is not afraid to stand up for his beliefs, and is servicing our council in so many ways. You will always see Greg in attendance and inter-activity at all the Knights events. He is always willing to help in all areas, to include cooking, selling tickets, committees, etc., and assisting where required.
Greg servers as an example of what a Knight should be. Many thanks for his extra efforts, and it is my pleasure to present to you this “Knight of the Month Award” which is well deserved.

March 2015

Cameron Jones

Knight of the Month – March 2015 – Cameron Jones

Cameron Jones is a relatively new member of our Knights of Columbus Council, having received his First Degree in October, 2013. In the time since he has shown himself to be a valuable member of our organization and our Parish.
Cameron has been working full time to earn money for his college education. Even with that load he has found time to teach Religious Education for our Parish children and, at the same time, be Youth Director for our Council. He has been providing a valuable service in both regards.
In addition to the above and as his work schedule will allow, he has been fully engaged with the activities of our Council. Most recently, he worked at the Parish Lenten Fish Fry and at our Council’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. At the latter event, he took responsibility for insuring that our music was working properly to support our Irish dancers and to keep our guests entertained. He simultaneously and effectively tended our beverage station and even kept our guests smiling even though we prematurely ran out of beer and wine.
Though Cameron will be missed, I am pleased to announce that Cameron has been accepted to Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, N.C. for this upcoming Fall semester and has been granted the highest level of scholarship that the institution has to offer. We wish him every success and look forward to seeing him during his breaks from class.
Cameron’s contributions to our organization and our Parish are truly inspirational.

Robert Costantino, Grand Knight, Council 14425

November 2014

Don Williams

Don Williams has been a faithful, resourceful, effective and creative member of St. Anna’s Council, 14425. During the 2013-2014 Fraternal Year he served a Deputy Grand Knight insuring that the operation of the Council continued without interruption during the absence of the Grand Knight. During that period, and continuing into the 2014-15 Fraternal Year, Brother Don also served the Council as our Service Program Director.
In this latter capacity, Don has shown a high degree of creativity and fortitude in enhancing or developing programs for the benefit of our Faith Community and our Council. He has also been strategic in driving, managing and recruiting support for several of the programs. Most notable have been: the improvements in quality of our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, making it a recurring favorite of the Parish. The Family Night and tailgate party with the Gwinnett Braves that has continued to grow in popularity with each offering. He has managed and organized the Knights Bar-B-Q cooking support to raise funds to send St. Anna’s Youth members to their annual Nicaragua mission ministry. His presence has been felt in many other activities as well. With all of these he has solicited the support and contributions of his fellow Knights to deliver high quality events.
Don’s efforts, skills and coordination have enabled the Knights to elevate the level and sense of community within the St. Anna’s Parish and to raise funds to support our Knight’s charities. Don has been, and continues to be, a valuable asset to our Council.
Robert Costantino, Grand Knight, Council 14425

October 2014

Bob Gaubert

Bob Gaubert has been a mainstay for St. Anna’s Council for as long as I have been a member. He has provided a historical reference for what has gone on before; providing for a seamless operational proficiency with each subsequent team of Council officers and providing a consistent voice of reason during our deliberations. For the last three (3) years he has served in the capacity of Financial Secretary for the Council; effectively maintaining all financial and membership records, collecting and receiving all monies from various sources including annual dues and expeditiously submitting all membership transactions to the Supreme Council.
In addition, Bob has provided invaluable counsel to our Grand Knights, including me, and provided creative recommendations and solutions leading to growth and proficiency within the Council and St. Anna’s Parish. Case in point, Bob was the driving force in initiating and developing the quality web site enjoyed by St. Anna’s Parish & Council today. In addition, he has initiated constructive conversation with the Archdiocese for support of the infrastructure for our new church and finding creative solutions for driving fund-raisers for the benefit of the Council and our Parish. Bob has been, and continues to be, a valuable asset to both our Council and our Parish.
Robert Costantino, Grand Knight, Council 14425