Grand Knights Message
June 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,

       At the writing of this memo we will be approaching June which will indicate the end of the
Columbian year on June 30th. That means 1 year completed as your Grand Knight and I truly do
thank you all for the support you have given me.  Eddie and I played at the 4th Degree
Exemplification Banquet at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern on the 20th of May where it was our
pleasure to see 4 members from our council become New Sir Knights and I would like to send a
special congratulations to Jim Mavricos, Rick Seaman. Joe Nolan and Fred Torres on completing
the 4th Degree.  I would like to thank the Color Corp for making it to our Communion Breakfast and
helping to make it so special.  When we held our annual Memorial Mass and May Crowning which
was well attended I would like to offer Thanks to Ed Newborn , Pete Fyfe and Frank Corvino who
cooked and help set up the staff for the day. Someone told Ed they felt the love in every squeeze of
the meatballs which were excellent.  I would also like to thank the 3 kids that did the honors for the
Crowning of Mary and our altar servers as well as the waiter staff, John Gillard and Karl Jr. for their
work and service. Some events coming up that we need to be aware of are the Joe Pompa Day at
the races coming up on June 16. Details are in the bulletin and for more info call Jim Henry. We
also have the Wounded Warrior Fund Raiser at the Staten on June 14th  and Stolzenthaler Council
has 3 tables reserved and if you are interested in going see PGK Bill Caputo for more details. We
have a Sands Casino trip on June 27th and see the bulletin for more details. We will have Staten
Island Yankees game on July 4th and the ticket prices are 37.00 pp which will be all you can eat
and a luxury suite, fireworks after the game. I will likely have tickets on hand at the next meeting on
June 1st. We also have the 4th of July Parade in Travis and the Boat Ride for God’s Special
Children in July and see Tom Monahan for times and details. I would like to thank all the people
that helped me out this year in one way or another but I would need a lot more space but a special
thanks goes out to my staff Pete Fife, Steve Dolan and William Carney for helping to make this
look easy.  A special Thanks To My Sister Columbiettes especially   President Pat Valerio, Marie F,
Phyllis V, Jackie , Vicky, and Sue Cook just to name a few  and thank you for all of your help and
input. Our second meeting in June will be a family rosary on June 15th and we hope to see you all
there. Have a great summer.




Vivat Jesus,

Matt Kuczinski GK