Grand Knights Message
December 2018
Peter Fyfe
, Grand Knight
Henry Stolzenthaler Council No. 1675
Knights of Columbus
100 Kreischer Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
"In Service to One, In Service to All"
Dear Brother Knights, Sister Columbiettes, Families and Friends:

       Worthy Community Director (Jerry Scotti) and I travelled up to West Point on October 28th to attend the
Knights of Columbus New York State and Downstate Soccer Challenge Finals.  Our two Council
contestants – Nicholas Lenza and Aidan C. Grey won their respective Downstate contests but
unfortunately were edged out in the State Finals. Congratulations to both young men for their efforts and
thanks to Jerry for coordinating this event for our council.  

       Great job by Bill and Jaci Carney. About fifty people attended their Pasta Night Fundraiser for
Hurricane/Disaster Relief on November 16th and everyone enjoyed an excellent dinner. Through the
generosity of those attendees we were able to raise almost twelve hundred dollars for a very worthy
cause.  All proceeds will be split between the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council and Columbiette
Supreme Council Disaster Funds.

       Our annual Coats for Kids distribution was held on November 17th at St. Edward’s Food Pantry –
Mount Loretto and was a great success. Almost 100 coats were given out to needy Staten Island children
and the turnout of Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes supporting this event was phenomenal.  
Thanks to Fran Nicholson and Columbiettes Debbie Emigholz (Auxiliary President), Sylvia Radano and
Trudy Perlman for joining us on this occasion. And once again, thanks to Jerry Scotti for coordinating this
event.  It is days and events like this that make me truly proud to be a Knight of Columbus.

       There are some wonderful upcoming events on the calendar this month. On December 15th we will
be holding our annual Stolzenthaler Christmas Party. What better way to start the Holiday Season than
with good food, good music and good friends.  Please see PGK Frank Corvino for reservations.  

       We will be joining Santa for his Christmas trip to the pediatric ward at RUMC on Christmas Eve at 9:
15 A.M. We will assemble in the hospital lobby.  Anyone wishing to donate a gift for this event should bring
it to either the Knights Tree Lighting/Columbiette Christmas Party on December 4th , the adult Christmas
party on December 15th or our Council meetings on December 6th or 20th.  The gift should be wrapped
and clearly marked with age and gender of the child for whom it is intended.

       Finally, the council officers and I would like to wish all of you and your families a blessed and joyful
Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Peter Fyfe, Grand Knight