Council 2084 Exemplification

By: District Deputy 312 - Sun, Feb 25, 2024 4:40 PM

Posted For: Council #2084

St. Charles Council 2084 in Greenville held an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity on Sunday, Feb. 25, at St. Charles in Greenville, MI. Four new members were brought in — three for St. Charles Council 2084 and one for Richard C. Malone Council 8564 of Parnell. Council 8564 met its annual membership goal with the Exemplification of the new member. 

New members pictured with Fr. James Wyse, Council 2084 chaplain, are, front row, from left, Daniel Rivera, Council 2084; Brian Murray, Council 2084; Fr. James Wyse; William Rumney, Council 2084; and Sam Hogan, Council 8564. The Exemplification team members pictured in the back row are, from left, District Deputy 312 Michael Karpus, 2084 Deputy Grand Knight Stewart Smith, 2084 Grand Knight Kevin Norton, and Juan Salazar, PGK of 2084 and FDD of District 312.

Vivat Jesus!

Mike Karpus
District Deputy 312

2024 Saginaw Diocesan Spelling Bee

By: Mark Hebert - Wed, Feb 21, 2024 6:57 AM

Posted For: Council #2291

The Saginaw Diocesan Spelling Bee Level #1 (Grades 4,5,6); Level #2 (Grades 7,8,9) was held on Saturday February 10th in Merrill. The event was hosted by Fr. Robert F. Neuman Council #2291 at Merrill High School. The Spelling Bee had great competition between all youth and was enjoyed by all present.

level 1

Level #1:

L-R: Judges Val & Robert Kuehne from Council #414, Host DD #702 Richard Gilles, Saginaw Program Director East – Mark Hebert, Runner-Up - Reagen Shadley #8892, Winner - Nasaria Garcia #4232, Saginaw Program Director West – Jose Reyes, SDRR Ray Gehlmann, Merrill Schools Finance Director & Pronouncer - Kathy Nock.

We would like to deeply thank Kathy, Val & Robert for a very well-run Level #1 competition. The spellers were all tremendous going deep into the word list before a winner was crowned.


level 2 

Level # 2:

L-R: SDRR & Pronouncer Ray Gehlmann, Program Director East Mark Hebert, Runner-Up Tyler Budreau Council #8892, Winner Conor Currier Council #8892, Program Director West Jose Reyes, Host DD & Judge Richard Gilles.


Congratulations and thanks to all who participated.  Good luck to those headed to the State Competition!


Saginaw Program Director/East Mark Hebert

Saginaw Program Director/West Jose Reyes

District 115 2024 Free Throw Competition

By: Alexander Truesdale - Tue, Feb 20, 2024 1:44 PM

Posted For: Council #3797

The District 115 Free Throw Competition took place on Sunday, February 18th at St. Margaret of Scotland parish in St. Clair Shores. The event was hosted by Fr Solanus Casey Council #3797.  Below is a list of the winners:
Congratulations and good luck at the State Free Throw Competition!

NASCAR Party goes on in spite of Race Delay

By: Walter Winkle - Mon, Feb 19, 2024 6:27 PM

Posted For: Council #2251

Even though NASCAR officials opted to delay both the Daytona 500 and the Xfinity Series opener after rain washed out the scheduled races on Sunday, the party at Msgr. Kromenaker Council 2251 in St Clair was still a great time with great food!
The council has been hosting this race for several years, helping to raise funds to support seminarians and several other causes. Rain or shine, they are already planning to host this event again on Sunday, February 16, 2025. Come on over and join them!
Pictured are the council PGK’s and honored guests.


Exemplification held at Council 8284 adds four new members to District 114

By: District Deputy 114 - Sun, Feb 18, 2024 8:01 PM

Posted For: Council #8284

Kern Council 8284, in Canton, held an Exemplification on February 18th. Three new members joined Council 8284 and one new member joined Council 16169. All four members previously joined online.


Council 8284 Grand Knight Mike Pisano, District Deputy Dan Timmerman, and Archdiocesan Membership Director Hans Hansen were in attendance.


Dan Timmerman - District Deputy 114


St Francis Council 4401 exemplifies nine members to the Third Degree

By: District Deputy 112 - Sun, Feb 18, 2024 7:52 PM

Posted For: Council #4401

On Saturday, February 17th, St Francis Council #4401 in Farmington conducted an exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. Nine men took part in the ceremony, six joining the Order, and three First Degree members becoming Third.
Pictured are
1st row: Joe Mooshi-Council 4401, Ken Pacheco- Council 4401, Jay Edillo- Council 4401, Aaron Edillo- Council 4401, Andrew Edillo- Council 4401, Geoff Downer-Council 14928, Matthew Bednarczyk-Council 3830, David Camber- Council 11811, Patrick Hudgens-Council 11811.
2nd row: Don Garon-Diocesan Membership Director, Kyle Redding- DGK 4401, Ray Maffezzolli-Chancellor 4401, George Curran-MD 4401, Gary Mallia-DD112
3rd row: Mike Kandah-GK 4401, Pat Dwyer- Warden 4401, Michael King-DD106

Congratulations to all our new 3rd degree Brother Knights!
Gary T Mallia/District Deputy 112

Council 6694 provides Coats for Kids to Helping Hands Ukraine

By: PD 6694 - Sun, Feb 18, 2024 7:44 PM

Posted For: Council #6694

For the second year in a row, Swartz Creek Council #6694 provided coats to Helping Hands Ukraine, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Rochester, MI. The organization provides items of need to Ukrainian soldiers and the children who have lost their parents because of the war and now reside in Ukrainian orphanages.
Since first learning of this organization a year ago, Council 6694 has had great interest in supporting their endeavors. This year the council again donated coats (34) from those still on hand from their recent Coats for Kids initiative, led by PGK Wayne DeShano.
These pictures are just a few of the children who received coats and it is clear the joy it brought them. It truly warms the heart to help these innocent children who are enduring the atrocities of war.
Mike Trundle, PGK
Swartz Creek Council 6694


Council 6593 distributes MI Drive to funds to local organizations

By: PD 6593 - Sat, Feb 17, 2024 8:41 AM

Posted For: Council #6593

Prince of Peace Council #6593 in Roscommon recently presented checks from their successful MI Drive.


Grand Knight Keith Kleinert had the honor of presenting a check for $950 to COOR Educational Center Principal Joe Moore. These funds will be distributed among the classrooms to assist teachers in purchasing supplies and materials for their students.


Grand Knight Keith also presented a $950 check to Area 4 Special Olympics Assistant Director Barb Eva. Area 4 Special Olympics will utilize the funds to support their athletes in their upcoming competitions.


The council extends their gratitude to all Brother Knights who contributed to the success of this year's Tootsie Roll Drive. Thank you for your dedication and support!


Joseph Moore, PGK
Program & Membership Director
Prince of Peace Council #6593