EVENT - Fourth of July Parade and Float Preparation Coming Soon! (Posted 06/14)

The Westchester 4th of July Parade will be here soon and we are once again participating in its splendor! Join us at the Council Hall on July 3rd at 4pm (to be followed by a regular council meeting) to help set up the float. The parade itself starts on July 4th morning at 11am, so we will most likely be gathering at the parade site around 10:30am. The theme this year is "Cities of America"! Have a happy Independence Day!

NEWS - Columbian Year 2018 / 2019 Officers Elected (Posted 06/14)

The votes are in! Here is the elected group of officers for Columbian year 2018 / 2019:

Grand Knight               - Mervin Hughes
Deputy Grand Knight    - Brian Lockwood
Chancellor                   - Ken Lockwood
Warden                       - John Skidmore
Recorder                     - Gabriel Faustinos
Treasurer                    - Ed Stokx PGK
Advocate                     - Tom Zvanovec
Inside Guard                - Alan Lanis
Outside Guard              - Mike Wagenbrenner
Outside Guard              - Chuck Mondello
3 Year Trustee              - Alex Flores (PGK)
2 Year Trustee              - Mike Engler PGK
1 Year Trustee              - Paul Condran PGK

Congratulations to every one of you and thank you Alex Flores (almost PGK) for the amazing leadership these last two years!

NEWS - Photos from Successful Religious Appreciation Dinner (Posted 02/14)

On Feb 13, 2018 Brother Mark Brosmer again chaired the annual Council 3744 Religious Appreciation Dinner with a joyful tribute to the dedicated religious serving our local community.

The event saw a great turnaout with well over 100 attendees and nearly 40 religious coming together for an evening that included a delicious dinner (from our master chef team of Brothers Paul Callinan and Chip Mallek...and helpers!) and libations (from bartenders Brothers John Skidmore and Mike Rachford PGK) and skillfully served by the Ladies of Columbus!

Personal tributes to each religious were presented from the attendees at their tables and the eveing ended with the presentation of a sponsorship check from the Council to our local seminarian Braxton Cordova who is ending his discernment and actively moving to begin his formal studies at St John's Seminary.

Thaks to all for such a successful event.  Our honorees could not help but feel the depth of our appreciation for all of their selfless efforts.

Visit the Photo Album for more pictures from this event.

NEWS - Knight's in Action - Recognizing the Many St Margaret's Center 2017 Volunteers (Posted 01/16)

St Margaret Center is a year around operation providing food for families, lunches for homeless, tutoring, mail box service, counseling, nutrition classes and much more. 

The Knights are primarily involved in picking up food and working in the pantry. Brothers Tom Mallen, Chip Mallek, Mike Engler, Jason Mallek, Ken Lockwood, Richard Wagner, Arnold Tena, Alan Lanis, Jerry Feldman, and Dan Koskovich (when he is in town) spent many hours going to markets and the food bank to keep the center supplied with food and serving the clients during 2017. 

A special recognition to John Rohe who, after many years, unfortunately must retire from picking up food.  John was a magician in packing bakery products into his car and will be missed.  In addition to the pantry workers, Mike Jay spends numerous hours entering data in the office.  We sincerely apologize if we missed acknowledging any Brother who participated in this effort.

Although not members of the Knights, we would like to recognize some friends of the Knights: Steve Kaufman and Kurt Abajian whose efforts at St Margaret Center are deeply appreciated. 

Sadly one of St Margaret’s Center's most dedicated volunteers, Jim Van Dusen, went to his heavenly reward in 2017 and is greatly missed by everyone involved at the Center.

None of these Brothers and friends are doing this work for recognition of their efforts.  However all of them are exhibiting the first principle of our order: Charity. 

If you have some time, we are in need of more Knights especially to help pick up food from the markets.  Please let Chip Mallek or Mike Engler know if you are interested in that or any other task at St Margaret Center.

NEWS - 2017 KofC Council 3744 Golf Champions Crowned! (Posted 08/24)

The Annual Council 3744 Golf Tournament was contested on Sunday morning August 6 under good conditions and with a nice turnout of enthusiastic competitors, including defending 2016 Champion Chuck Heteniak.

After 18 competitive holes, Mike Engler had shot his way to the 2017 Club Championship with a fine low net 57.  Mike will be awarded with a personal trophy (and bragging rights for one full year) and will have his name engraved on the Council 3744 perpetual tournament trophy displayed in the Hall.  Frequent monthly tournament golfer Guylaine Brosmer captured the guest championship trophy with a low net 64.

Congratulations to all our golfers for another full year of golfing adventures, friendship and fun. 

We would love to have even more golfers come out for fellowship and friendly competiton.  If you are a golfer of any skill level, you are welcome to join us the first Sunday of the month at Westchester Golf Course.  Flights of golfers are sent out by our club handicap which makes for spirited and competitve play. 

Check the calendar in the Bulletin or here on the website for times and dates of our next tournament and come out and join us!