Grand Knights Message
ly - August 2017
Matt Kuczinski
, 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,

As I write this message we are now in summer and I have started my second year as your Grand Knight
and had a chance to look back on the past year and see what has been done and where we stand today.  
We say goodbye to Ed Newborn as our Financial Secretary but are proud to see him as the new State
Warden. Jerry Scotti will move into the new FS role and Jim Mavricos will step in as the new treasurer. I
want to thank you all for voting current board of officers and guards back in for a second term and truly do
appreciate your support. We do have a lot of work still ahead of us and now we are in District 40 and Joe
Muller is officially our District Deputy.  By now you all should have received your chance books for the C&B
and I would like to push for a record breaking year so please get those books in fast and see Pete Fife for
extra books if you think you can push them like the next time at a family barbecue or party. Due to the
amount of members we have we need to sell more to qualify for an award.  Our membership is looking
good but we need to continue to push if we want to make star council and Pete Fife has done a great job
and I applaud him for his efforts as well as the many that have helped out at membership drives this year
but as you know we are losing a service parish as they have closed St. John Neuman so we will drop to
representing 4 parishes now.  The council had a nice turnout for the Wounded Warrior Project Annual
Fund Raiser Dinner at the Staten where we presented our own PGK William Caputo who was the MC for
the evening with a check for 1000.00 dollars. We also had our annual Joe Pompa Day at the Races on
June 16th and though turnout was smaller than usual I am told that all had a great time so mark that down
for next year. We will have the annual Travis 4th of July parade meeting at showplace at about 11am and
are hoping for a strong turnout. We also have the Staten Island Yankee Game where we booked a luxury
sweet and the new corrected price is 35.00 per ticket and will have fireworks after the game. We have
about 13 tickets still available and can get a second suite if needed. On July 8th we will help out at the
Boat Ride for God’s special children and details are in the bulletin and Steak and Cigar night on July 14th.
This will be the only bulletin for July and August so some dates to remember are the Family Picnic on
August 26th from 12:00-5:00 and our Installation of Officers on 09/10 at 3:00 pm. Have a great summer
and be safe.

Fraternally yours

Matt Kuczinski GK