The Fraternal Year Begins
I am still humbled at the thought that you, my Brother Knights, have elected me as your Grand Knight for this next fraternal year. I look forward to working with our newly installed Council Executive, and I also extend a sincere thank you to those of you who are the outgoing Executives.
Ours is a vibrant, active Council. We have a history of achieving some impressive goals, with more to come! The recent addition of the annual golf tournament to our events has already helped several local groups, and most recently provided a contribution to the Refugee Fund of our parish.
Attend the degrees as often as you can, since there is always something that you take away as food for thought. It is important too that we support our candidates through the degrees, attend with them through their journey, and help them to become active members of our Council.
Over the next few weeks I will be consulting with as many Brother Knights as I can in an effort to appoint the directors we need to lead our council programs. We have many able bodies and a wealth of experience to draw from within our Council, so I am confident that over the summer we will be able to schedule our events, and as early as possible begin to organize them.
In closing, here is a quote from Pope Francis that we can take to heart –
If we believe in the free and generous action of the Spirit, we are able to understand one another well and work together to serve society better, and to contribute to peace in a decisive way. (12/1/14)