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


March 2015

Roger, Liz and Tara Coyne

St. Anna’s Council 14425 expresses its appreciation to Roger Coyne, his wife Liz and their daughter, Tara, for their continuing contributions to our Council and to our Faith Community. Roger has consistently demonstrated Unity and Fraternity, two of the principles of our Order, in his actions and volunteerism. He is always one of the first to volunteer to represent our Knights by manning our booths for long hours at such functions as the Christmas Craft Bazaar and the Parish Time and Talent Fair. The latter bringing us the largest number of potential new candidates in recent years. He is also one of the first to sign up to sell tickets for our varied events. Roger has also demonstrated his value in Stewardship to his Parish; volunteering to do the more difficult and demanding tasks at events such as the Parish Lenten Fish Fry. He constantly demonstrates the attributes of the “joyful giver” while delivering on tasks that are sometimes unglamorous and underappreciated. At the same time Liz and Tara have consistently worked in conjunction with their husband and father by supporting the Council, and the Parish, as active members of the Ladies of the Knights. In that capacity, they have engaged in such activities as providing meals in advance of our Monthly Business meetings, assisted the Ladies with creatively formulating ideas and strategies to raise funds for our designated charities, and participated in the operational efforts to bring those ideas to successful fruition. The Coyne Family is very much valued and appreciated. Robert Costantino, Grand Knight, Council 14425

September 2014

Tom and Linda Offutt

Family of the Month St. Anna’s Council 14425 expresses its appreciation to Tom and Linda Offutt for their contributions to our Council and to our Faith Community. Shortly after joining the Knights of Columbus in June 2013, Tom accepted the open position of Membership Director. Tom has been diligent in learning the requirements of the position and in putting that information to good use. He has been responsible for shepherding a dozen new members in to our Council; most recently six (6) new members receiving their First and Second degrees and three (3) additional receiving their Second degrees. Tom has become a faithful and effective member of our Council. During that same period, Linda has been very active in the service of our Council and our Parish community. She was one of the prime movers in starting a ladies support group for our Knights; brings creative ideas for increasing fund-raising activities in support of the Knights charities and in following through with the organization skills and labor to bring them to fruition. She has also been active in supporting our Parish and our Community. She provides accounting services for the weekly collections of our Parish and volunteers her time to working at F.I.S.H (Faith In Serving Humanity). Seeing a need for more social activities specifically for our Knights and their significant others, Tom & Linda have opened their home for social functions. Robert Costantino, Grand Knight, Council 14425