Grand Knights Message
Dec
ember 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,

It is that time of the year again when we plan on spending quality time with our friends and families over
the Christmas Holidays. November flew by as did the rest of the year and I truly hope you had a wonderful
Thanksgiving. On November 3rd we held a Joint Venture with the Columbiettes with the proceeds going to
the Hurricane Relief Effort through Supreme netting a total of 1950 counting the check I just received from
4 people that cancelled. Great shout out to Columbiette President Pat Valerio and her husband Vinny and
the rest of their crew for a job well done. We gathered at the St. Edwards Food Pantry in Mount Loretto on
November 18th with many other Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes as well as some other
volunteers and gave out 120 brand new coats and if you have not participated in something like that you
do not know what you are missing. By now most knights should have received an envelope from the
council with the contents being the annual Christmas Seal  drive and we are asking that you send in a
donation in the return envelope as that money is a direct fund raiser for the Staten Island Chapter which
helps fund most of what they do for charity so please send back your donation whether it be small or large
as everything helps. We will be holding our annual tree lighting on 12/5 so please see the bulletin for
details. Other events that will be in December are the childrens and adult Christmas parties on the 16th
(am for the kids and pm for the adults) and please see the bulletin for the details and reservations. We will
be having a 3rd degree on December 17th . Please check the bulletin for reminders of events coming up
and save the dates like January 13 for Night at the Races and January 27th for Polish Night. Thank you all
and have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Fraternally and Vivat Jesus,


Matt Kuczinski GK