Grand Knights Message
July - August 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:

  Thank you all for entrusting me with the position of Grand Knight of Henry J. Stolzenthaler Council.
Congratulations to my fellow officers; I could not have asked for a finer group of men to work with over the
next year.  We all look forward to serving the members of this Council, our parishes and our community in
the months ahead. I would also like to thank PGK Matthew Kuczinski for his hard work, sacrifice,
leadership and guidance over the last two years. It was an honor to serve as Matty’s Deputy Grand Knight
and I can only hope to duplicate the success the Council enjoyed under his tenure.
   Congratulations also to Debbie Emigholz on being elected Columbiette President. My fellow officers
and I look forward to working with you and your Board in the upcoming Columbian year.
    On June 21st we held our Family Rosary. Thanks to State Warden Ed Newborn for arranging the
evening’s service; to John O’Connor for providing the CAKE; to our chaplain Father Anthony and to all the
brothers and their family members who attended.

  While the summer is generally a time for rest and relaxation we do have several events coming up in the
next two months. On July 4th, we have the Travis July 4th Parade. Please join your Council for this event.
Come down with your family and friends and march in the oldest continuous running July 4th Parade in
the country. The Parade steps off at 12:30 P.M. Streets generally close by 11:30 A.M. Refreshments will be

   Our next event is the Boat Ride for God’s Exceptional Children on July 14th at St. George Ferry Terminal,
Slip #6.  This event is sponsored by, among others, the Knights of Columbus and the Marine and Aviation
Anchor Club. Brother Tom Monahan has done a great job promoting this event for many years.

   Chancellor Bill Carney’s Steak and Cigar Night will be held on Friday July 20th.  It offers a full steak
dinner, a premium cigar and open bar. It’s a great evening and well worth the price of admission. If you
are interested in attending, please give Bill a call.

    Although two months away it is not too early to mention our Family Picnic. This will be held on August
25th from noon to 5 P.M.  It is a great event for young and old alike. The cost is reasonable: $15 per
person – children 12 and under are free. There will be popcorn, cotton candy and games for the younger
set, while adults will have to make do with ample amounts of food and beer.

REMINDER. We have an abbreviated meeting schedule for the summer. We will meet on July 5th and
August 16th. There will be NO meetings on July 19th and August 2nd.

May you and your families have a safe, enjoyable summer.

Peter Fyfe, Grand Knight