COUNCIL SPECIAL ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, our council is in need of a new Chancellor and a new Warden. During the November 20, 2018 regular business meeting, Brother Bob Cook was nominated for Chancellor and Brother Hilary Mendonca, Jr. was nominated for Warden. Elections will take place during the December 18, 2018 regular business meeting. Please come and vote. (added 11/21/18)
Chili Cook-Off before the December 18 meeting
Brothers, time to dust off the ole chili recipes and enter our council chili cook-off, which will be held prior to our regular council meeting on December 18, 2018. The sampling begins at 6:00, and the judging at 6:45. It is suggested that brothers entering prepare 3 lbs of meat and beans in a crock pot, and arrive just prior to 6:00. All brothers are invited to attend and participate in tasting. Cornbread will be provided and drinks will be available. Judging positions are currently open. If interested in entering or judging, please contact our Worthy Field Agent Steve Machado at (916) 802-2587. (added 11/21/18)
Walk for Life - West Coast T-shirts Available!
Support the Walk-for-Life - West Coast by purchasing a Life Matters T-shirt from the California State Council of the Knights of Columbus. T-shirts are navy blue with gold lettering. They may be viewed at kofclifematters.com. Prices are just $8 for youth, $10 for adults and $12 for 2X-4X. You may order through the website, or, for free shipping, contact Brother Bob McCoy at 916-479-0821 and order through our council. Our order must be placed by December 20th. (added 11/21/18)
Veterans Day Tri-tip Dinner was Excellent
To honor those who have served our country, our council hosted a Tri-tip dinner on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Though ticket sales were lighter than expected, partly due to a shortened sale time, we still served over 120 dinners. Many thanks to GK Sam Cole for chairing this event and the raffle, Steve Ruch and his kitchen crew for delivering an awesome meal (special thanks to our smoke captain Ted Mandalla), Bob Jett for chairing the bar, and Scott McCabe and his set-up team who out-did themselves in decorating for this worthy event and for the Honored Comrades' Table presentation. Also, thanks to Pat Hanna and the clean-up crew. This was truly a wonderful event for all who participated. Plans are already in the making for next year's dinner to honor our veterans. Thanks to all who worked or just bought tickets and supported with their presence. (updated - 11/12/18)
Thank you for your support of the Parish Festival, October 14, 2018!
Our annual parish festival was a success. Our council accepted responsibility for several events, such as mowing the fields (thank you brothers Pete and Adin), running the bar for both Karaoke Night and the festival, working the water and soda booth, and the All-American Food booth, horseshoes, and providing breakfast burritos for early arrivals. Darrel Casteel took a major role in scheduling volunteers. Additionally, while this is a parish event and not a responsibility of our council, brother Knights served in a variety of tasks, including chairing the event (thank you to brothers Bob Peterson and Steve Ruch and their wives Juanita and Kathleen!), loaning of lighting and advertising equipment (thanks Felipe), security (thank you brothers Daniel and Paul), set-up, clean-up, and maintenance during the event, and festival photographer (thanks GK Sam). Our parish festival continues to entertain and our council is a major part of its success. Thank you to all brother Knights who volunteered their time, talent, and treasure to making this major fund-raiser the success it continues to be. (updated - 10/19/18)