Grand Knights Message
January 2018

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 we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 I would like to take the time to wish you all nothing but
the best that the New Year has to offer, but most importantly health. Plan out some time for you and your
family and do something special. We have a full calendar of events in the bulletin in the next few months
so please be sure to look through it so you are up to date with what is going on within our council. I would
like to thank the team for the Christmas Party children’s and adult for all their work in making both events
so successful. In the morning you had Marie Fyfe and Pete Fyfe lead the way with a boatload of volunteers
cooking breakfast for the kids and their parents and grandparents with Bobby Benoit leading the way. At
night it was Frank Corvino keeping things organized and State Warden, Ed Newborn cooking and we
cannot thank them enough as without volunteers the council would not survive. As you weigh upon
possible resolutions for the New year some things to consider might be volunteering for something at the
council or committing to bring in a couple of new members or talking to a member about the insurance
where they may consider buying a policy or an annuity which can get us closer to Star Council again. At
our Christmas Meeting we had a cooking team led by PGK Dave Clark cook us a wonderful meal and to
them we would also like to say thank you. I truly am thankful for all the help I have received this year and
during my term as GK from all PGK’s , former officers and especially the Columbiettes led by President
Pat Valerio . In the month of January alone we have the Sands Casino Trip on the 9th, the Night at the
Races on the 13th and Polish night on the 27th. Not far beyond that will be the Super Bowl Party and the
St. Pats Dance so please see the bulletin for more details. If you or anyone you know may want to donate
a basket for Polish Night or St. Pats Dance please let us know ASAP. Have a very happy and healthy New
Fraternally and Vivat Jesus,
Matthew V. Kuczinski   Grand Knight