Grand Knights Message
June 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,

We are now winding down the month of May and soon summer will be upon us and it is long overdue. In
the Month of May we held a second degree at our council and the honoree for the degree was John
Gridley. John will be out canning almost every Wednesday and Saturday and also helps for many other
Knight’s events and chores. It is and was a pleasure to present him with that plaque and we need more
like him. We also handed out Knight of the Month awards to 2 brother knights that helped refurbish and
bring life to our picnic area again and they are Steve Burgerella and Sal Curto and we cannot thank them
enough for their time and effort. We also had our May Crowning on May 20th and we had the honor of
watching 2 of our own Grandkids crown Mary one in my Grandson Christopher and the Granddaughter of
Dan Duffy, Catherine. It was a nice event and a big thank you to Pete and Marie Fife, Ed newborn and
Frank Corvino for getting the cooking done and all the shopping. The staff that helped in the kitchen and
bar as well and they were Richie and his daughter, Danny and his daughter and John. In June we have
the family rosary on June 21st and we will ask you to attend and bring your families as we enjoy coffee
and desert afterwards. Check the bulletin for any other events such as the wounded warrior dinner at
the Staten on June 28th. The money should go in by the first meeting in June to Bill Caputo. See the
bulletin for details and for all other events and have a great June.

With that said, this will be my last bulletin and it has been an honor for me to lead the council over the past
2 years. You have all shown me nothing but love and respect and I thank you all. To my staff and officers I
would like to say thank you for all that you did for me over the past years as we came up in the chairs
together and especially would like to thank my officers firstly, Father Patrick Anthony, Pete Fife, DGK, Steve
Dolan, Chancellor and Bill Carney , Jerry Scotti, Louis Esposito, James Mavrikos, and all our guards
inside and outside. I would also like to thank all of our PGK’s which without them this job would have been
much harder and especially our State Warden and PGK Ed Newborn, PGK Joe Muller DD, PGK Jim Henry
, PGK Bill Caputo , PGK Bob Benoit, PGK John Palestro and PGK Karl Emigholz for always pointing me in
the right direction and PGK Dave Clark who came to the rescue helping me with cooking and other tasks. I
would like you all to throw your full Support behind our incoming officers as they along with their families
make great sacrifices throughout their tenure. I am leaving the office with the confidence that the new
incoming Grand Knight Pete Fyfe and his Wife Marie will lead us to new heights along with the new slate
of officers.

Thank You and God Bless you .
Vivat Jesus

Mathew V. Kuczinski, Grand Knight