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Knights of Columbus elect 2012-13 officers
At the May 14 council meeting, members of Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9036 elected the following Knights officers for the fraternal year 2012- 2013:
Grand Knight: John Yencik
Deputy Grand Knight: Richard Rismiller
Chancellor: Richard Lombardo
Warden: Paul Murnane
Advocate: William Anstock
Treasurer: Paul Lombardi
Recorder: Robert Houser
Inside Guard: Thomas Smed
Outside Guard: Thomas Davin
Three-year Trustee: Edwin Manz
Two-year Trustee: Norman Melanson
One-year Trustee: John Dambaugh
At the May 21 assembly meeting, members of Our Lady of LaSallette Assembly 3115 elected the following Sir Knights officers for the fraternal year 2012-2103:
Faithful Navigator: Raymond Gromadski
Faithful Captain: George Manglesdorf II
Faithful Pilot: Paul Murnane
Faithful Admiral: Jerry Siegmund
Faithful Purser: Michael McLean
Faithful Comptroller: Thomas Gilmartin
Faithful Scribe: John Yencik
Faithful Friar: Rev. Robert Ippolito
Outside Sentinel: Richard Rismiller
Inside Sentinel: Thomas Smed
Three-year Trustee: James Jasman
Two-year Trustee: Norman Melanson
One-year Trustee: Jack Pegoni
The fourth-degree is the highest degree of the order. It is an extension of the third-degree. The primary purpose of the fourth-degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship. It is also the “visible” arm of the Knights of Columbus. The fourth-degree can be seen wearing the feathery plumbed chapeaus with colorful capes and carrying swords at public events.
Knights of Columbus gives awards, donations
The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 hosted its annual awards dinner on Monday, June 11, at St. Brendan the Navigator R.C. Church in Shallotte and presented checks to 17 local agencies.
Receiving contributions totaling $8,987 were representatives of The American Red Cross, Autumn Care, Brunswick Family Assistance, Brunswick Literary Council, Brunswick Senior Resources, Community In Schools, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Harbor Home, LAMB Foundation, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Ocean Isle Museum, Project Rachel, Provident House Teen Shelter, Room at the Inn, The Salvation Army, South Brunswick Interchurch Council and Street Reach. These funds were the result of the council’s monthly dinners, golf tournament and Monday Night NFL Football raffle.
In addition to these donations, the council has donated more than $7,000 to the LAMB (Least Among My Brethren) Foundation, which is a separate operation that provides funds for children with mental disabilities. Funds are collected by monthly Tootsie Roll drives at Walmart and Food Lion.
Trophies were awarded to Morgan Tew and Sadie Benoy, who represented this area at the state finals of the Knights of Columbus basketball free throw competition and finished second and third in their division.
Council awards were presented to William “Barnacle Bill” Anstock for Knight of the Year; Richard and Marlene Korn for Family of the Year; Will Marmura for Knight of the Month for May 2012; and Family of the Month May 2012 went to Norm and Betsy Melanson. A special tribute was given to Rita Canfield for her dedication in helping the Knights with all of its events.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic men’s fraternal organization, dedicated to the four core principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Through these guiding principles, they serve the church, the family, the community and its youth.