Council Installation for 2018-2019 Fraternal Year
The Family of Man Council held the Officer Installation on July 17th to pass the baton from Year-3 Trustee, SK Robert J. Balog to SK Chris Gallagher. Following the installation ceremony, the Family of Man Council hosted an Appreciation Dinner for our Immediate PGK Robert J. Balog. Following the blessing by Council Chaplain Father Don Heet, OSFS, Brother John Geraerdts led the Council in serving an outstanding gourmet dinner for the Council and their guests, including the many supportive wives. Many Brothers turned out to celebrate a successful 2017-2018 Council Year and to assist in the preparation, serving, and clean up afterwards.
The Council was blessed to have the assistance of SJN Care for our Common Home ministry who work to highlight that creation is a gift from God and deserves our careful stewardship. The Knights are very appreciative of their support.
During the dinner, the council recognized PGK Bob Balog for his leadership and wise counsel of the Knights during year. During the Fraternal Year, the FOM Council raised over $14,000 through the Charity Breakfast program and performed countless works of charity and service for the SJN Community. Bob made it a point to emphasize the values of being a Knight and that it strengthens our members and makes us better husbands, better fathers, and better Catholic gentlemen.
We wish success for the newly installed officers for the Council Year 2018-2019.
Special guests at the Dinner included our State Secretary, Bob Szerszynski, District 17 Deputy SK Phi Bayer, and newly-Appointed District Warden, SK Bill McInerney.