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Nov 2007 Grand Knight's Message & Nov 2007 Newsletter

Nov 30, 2007 The Nov 2007 Newsletter is ready!

Nov 2007 Grand Knight's Message:

My Brother Knights,

I begin my message this month with by thanking two individuals who led two of our major events in October. First, The Parish Picnic was headed by PGK Tim Tilson who did a fabulous job, as always, in planning, coordinating and overseeing the annual event. While I was not able to attend this year, I understand it was a great success. Thank you so much Tim! The next weekend, saw the second event, the annual Fairfax Fall Festival. Another PGK, Tim Hogan, did a great job leading this fundraiser for our Council. Tim, thanks so much for leading the effort again this year. And, lastly, my thanks to all of my Brothers and your families who volunteered their time in making these events the success they always are. Some of you worked some long hours to make sure nothing was left to chance. Great job!

Entering November, we are approaching the real busy portion of the year. First we have the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Basket Programs along with the arrival of the Christmas Trees. In addition, Christmas Tree Teams will also help with the selling of the Keep Christ in Christmas Cards & Magnets. Please volunteers some time with all of these events as we will definitely need the manpower.

I am pleased to report that the Renovation of the Hall is moving along. I have appointed Tim Cooke as Chairman of the Committee. Tim, along with the other Committee members, are working on various renovation options. More updates will follow. Speaking of Chairman, it is with deep regret that Jac Cerny has stepped down as Chairman of the Council's KCIC program due to personal reasons. However, Bob Bilko has graciously volunteered to step in and lead the effort. Bob will be contacting the Tree Teams. Bob will work with Dave Todd, our District Deputy, who has led the program for the last few years. I know Bob and Dave will do a great job. I am pleased to announce also that our biggest fundraising effort, Christmas Tree Sales, will be co-chaired by PGKs Tim Cooke and Tim Tilson. I thank both of them for stepping up to lead this important effort.

I extend my thanks to our ladies for their work over the last month, especially, with the Wine and Cheese Social held on Oct 16. Their annual event is always a pleasure to attend and I personally thank, Priscilla Hogan, Lynn Morrison, and Ann Todd for coordinating the efforts in providing a great time for all. Great job, Ladies!

We will be hosting a new program this coming December - A Spaghetti Dinner! This event will coincide with the Creche Lighting to be held on Dec 1st. Please see the enclosed flyer for more details. Come join our fellow Knights and their families in beginning the Advent Season. It is now my pleasure to announce the Knight and Family of the Month for August. The Knight of the Month is actually a group of men in the Council who we depend on daily to keep us going. They are the Gray GOSTS and I applaud each one of them for their contributions. Our Family of the Month is Herb and Linda Zimmerman. Herb and Linda are very active in the Council. Most recently, they opened their house to the Council (and others) for their annual Oktoberfest. Thanks for another wonderful time and thank you for your continued contributions to the Council.

In closing, my wife, Kathy, and I extend our best wishes to everyone for a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. One of the many things that I am wishful for this year is being Grand Knight of the best Council in the State of VA. I ask everyone to reflect on what they are most grateful for when you sit down for your Thanksgiving meal with family, relatives, and friends.

Bill Weich
Grand Knight

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