The 2017 PGK Dave Craven Chili-Cook-Off was another spicy success with nine empty crockpots servicing as silent testimony as well as the contended looks of the more than 60 Brothers who attended. Special thanks to the Knight-chefs who accepted the challenge: Brothers Mike Poland, Louis Wise, Chris Gallagher, Joe Skowronski and Ed Walsh. Congratulations to the winners: 1st Place – PGK George Keith, 2nd Place – Brother Steve Quammen, 3rd Place – Brother Bob Andres. Appropriately, the Cook-Off ended with a toast to our departed Brother Dave Craven.
On November 20th, three Brothers of the Family of Man Council # 7566 advanced to the Second Degree of the Order. Brothers Thomas McCluskey, Grant Buehrig, & Jeff Loss, sponsored by Membership Chairman Mike Poland, participated in an Exemplification Ceremony at St. Theresa Parish in Ashburn, VA. We congratulate these Brothers on their advancement as Knights of Columbus and humbly encourage them to continue to grow to full Knighthood in the Third Degree.
On November 17th, Brother John Persil from our Family of Man Council received their Knighthood Degree during a special ceremony held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling, VA. He was escorted by our State Treasurer SK Bob Serszynski and Membership Chairman Brother Mike Poland.
The principle of the Knighthood (formally 3rd) Degree is Fraternity and it reflects the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.
Please congratulate our Brother Knight John on achieving this significant milestone.
On November 5th, the Knights of the Family of Man Council were honored to assist in hosting a 100th Birthday Celebration for one of our Knight's families. Mrs. Betty Zangel, Mother-in-Law of Brother Lenny Mandrgoc and Grandmother of Brothers Marc and Matthew, was recognized during the November 2017 Charity Breakfast. The Family provided cake for everyone, photo opts with the Honored Centenarian, and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. Fr. Ed, Ms. Betty’s 87-year-old Cousin, delivered a blessing for the occasion. Congratulations, Ms. Betty!