Our Council held its Annual Polish Dinner on October 17th. As in the past, the dinner was a huge success as the picture below shows.
Our Council celebrated its end of year with a joint social with the Columbiettes. Recognition of Knight of the Year and Family of the Year as well as some special certificates took place along with the "changing of officers" for the new Fraternal Year. Blow are some pictures from the social.
Our Council held it annual Christmas Party at the Irish Eyes in Lewes on December 10, 2014. Several recognitions were presented after the dinner. Shown below receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for their effort in Father Mark's Reception from Grand Knight Tom Hinderliter are Paula Corso, Antonio Mastrangelo and Giuseppe Mastrangelo. Also shown below is the Grand Knight presenting the Star Council Award to Past Grand Knight Robert Doyle.
As we have for the past several years, our Council is participating in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing program. We've "adopted" all day Tuesday throughout the ringing season. Pictured below is Knight Pio Gazzelli getting into the season.
As we have done for the past 10 years, our Council did the cooking of the hamburgers and hot dogs for St. Jude's Annual Parish Picnic. Show below are some of the "cooks."
Our Council presented the St. Vincent DePaul Society a check for $500. The check was a refund the Council received from Supreme for our effort in the Food for Family Program. Our Council collected 2,689 pounds of food during the 2013/2014 Columbian Year. All the food was also given to the SVDP Society. Shown below is our Grand Knight, Tom Hinderliter presenting a mock check to Fran and Eileen Walder. Frank is the President of the SVDP Society at St. Jude's Parish.
On august 13th our Council held a First Degree Exemplification and welcomed four new members to the ranks of Knights of Columbus. Shown below is the Delaware State Deputy, Ralph Body, addressing the newest members. Also shown below are members of the Degree Team along with our State Deputy and State Secretary, Barry Swain.
A joint Installation of Officers between Msgr. Desmond Council and Bishop Burke Council took place at St. Jude's Church on August 2nd.
Shown below are the officers from Msgr. Desmond Council.
Congratulations to all the newly elected officers!
Our Council end the Fraternal Year with a social held in the Parish Life Center. Along with a recap of our year and thanks to the many members that helped, our Grand Knight announced the Knight of the Year to be Tony Ritz and the Family of the Year to be Giuseppe and Loretta Mastrangelo. Congratulations to all.
Our Council completed another season of Lenten Dinners. Over the past 6 weeks we served over 600 meals of fish, fries and weekly specials to our community. We thank all our members that helped with the events and a special thanks to those that came and enjoyed an evening with friend and neighbors.
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