Knight of the Month
May 2022 Knight of the month-
Jerry Handley for his efforts to protect his 101 year old mother during the pandemic, and his volunteering at the pancake breakfast, food boxes and consistent participation in the Knight’s meetings.
April 2022 Knight of the Month-
George Johnson for his dedication to the Soup Suppers, arriving early and leaving late.
March 2022 Knight of the Month-Marcus Ritosa
July 2021 Knight of the Month-John Pickard
June 2021 Knight of the Month-Russ Williams
May 2021 Knight of the Month-Tim Young
March 2021 Knight of the Month-Richard Phillips
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Richard Phillips the March 2021 Knight of the Month. Brother Richard Phillips has been a consistent participant in many of our Knight s activities in the last year during some difficult times. His presence at these various events is appreciated and his support and demeanor at these events make them so much more enjoyable. Most recently Brother Richard has distinguished himself with assuming the role of a Project Manager on an effort to bring water and latrine facilities to a poor parish in the Congo. We are about to roll out our fundraising effort for this cause and if it wasn’t for Brother Richard’s coordination, it would not have come to fruition.
February 2021 Knight of the Month-Chris Mancinelli
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Chris Mancinelli the February 2021 Knight of the Month. Brother Chris has been working hard to think of ideas to help start the process of re-engaging Brother Knights in our Council activities. He is working on restarting a newsletter, suggested we start a “bring a buddy” effort to introduce other men to the Knights, and is a key contributor in our new effort to sell breakfast burritos at after masses. Chris is the Family Director for our council and is willing to pitch in whenever he can with any request.
December 2020 Knight of the Month-Norbert Boeckman
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Norbert Boeckman the December 2020 Knight of the Month. Brother Norbert did not let the struggles of 2020 impact his efforts to put his faith in action. In addition to being our Deputy Grand Knight Norbert was very instrumental in assuring a number of our programs came to fruition. Throughout the year he coordinates our commitment to keeping W 15th Pl clean between Kipling and Miller streets. He delivered a dozen coats to Dependable Cleaners/9 News for our contribution to the Coats for Kids program; He is our liaison with the Our Lady of Fatima School for the Essay Contest; he coordinated the poster contest for the Keep Christ in Christmas program; He has worked with the local Cub Scout Troop for a Flag retirement ceremony; and he was working on helping the Cub Scout troop with their Pinewood Derby which unfortunately had to be postponed. Brother Norbert Boeckman has truly put his Faith in Action this last month.
September 2020 Knight of the Month-John Collier
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight John Collier the September 2020 Knight of the Month. Brother John has been very active with his wife Venita in obtaining funds for the school to help provide face shields for the teachers, and a grant from the Elk’s Club to assist with school supplies and plastic barriers for the student’s desks. He also recently requested “How to Pray the Rosary” cards in Spanish to assist with helping those in our community who are Spanish speaking.
July 2020 Knight of the Month-Harry Cigliano
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Harry Cigliano the July 2020 Knight of the Month. Harry has been an active participant in many of our activities and was the Recorder for the fraternal year 20-21. He has recently relocated to Florida and needed to resign his position to help his family with the move. Even though he was in the middle of this major transition in his life and that of his family, he graciously attended the June meeting remotely, sitting in his car so that he could take the minutes for us one last time. Thank you Brother Harry.
June 2020 Knight of the Month-Russell Williams
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Russell Williams the June 2020 Knight of the Month. Russ has been a long time member of Council 9597 and is constantly stepping up to assist whenever and wherever he can. He assisted with our food drive in May by providing his van as a way of transporting food to a food pantry and he again joined other Brother Knights in assisting with the cleanup of W 15th Pl. in Lakewood, a street adopted by Council 9597
May 2020 Knight of the Month-Joseph Lagae
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Joseph Lagae the May 2020 Knight of the Month. Brother Joseph Lagae is a consistent participant in knights sponsored activities. He played an important role in our food drive by not only helping with the collection of food but offered up his van to transport the collection of food to the Little Sister’s food pantry in Denver. Picture shown is Joseph with his grandkids, Luke and Eric.
April 2020 Knight of the Month-Nick Smitley
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Nick Smitley the April 2020 Knight of the Month. Brother Nick has been a vital link for the Parish with its parishioners as he has been providing the video and audio work for the live-streamed broadcasts of the masses. This is particularly notable as Nick and his wife Colleen have had to cancel many bookings for their company since the pandemic rules have kicked in. Thank you to Brother Nick.
March 2020 Knight of the Month-Don Frevert
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Don Frevert the March 2020 Knight of the Month. Br. Don serves the council as the Chancellor, he is a regular at Lentin soup suppers, and he fills in for the Recorder to draft he business meeting minutes when needed.
February 2020 Knight of the Month-Kieth Mobley
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Kieth Mobley the February 2020 Knight of the Month. Keith is consistently helping whenever and wherever he can. He is a regular helper at the monthly Pancake Breakfast, he is an Usher at the 9am mass, assisted in getting people to sign up for the Elijah Chalice prayers for vocations program, and most recently helped out at the Pinewood Derby for the Local Cub Scouts. Not only did he help out at the derby but donated several homemade wood coin banks and toys to the Cub Scout pack to raise money for their programs
January 2020 Knight of the Month-Norbert Boeckman
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Norbert Boeckman the January 2020 Knight of the Month. Norbert is our Deputy Grand Knight and has continued to be the lead for our Community Programs. He made sure that our Coats for Kids program continued and personally saw to it that several families got coats this year. He coordinates our efforts to Keep W 15th Pl clean and is a regular helper at our pancake breakfasts.
December 2019 Knight of the Month-Michael Majeres
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Michael Majeres the December 2019 Knight of the Month. Michael is the driving force that keeps the Our Lady of Fatima Council 9597 going. He is constantly providing proper direction to the Grand Knight during meetings and activities to stay within the Knights by-laws and requirements. He has headed our effort to maintain a team for our exemplification for the First Degree, and most importantly is our pipeline to the state council for information we need to stay on top of our many activities. He is truly tireless in his efforts to make Council 9597 the best that it can be.
November 2019 Knight of the Month-Tom Cryan
Council 9597 is pleased to name Brother Knight Tom Cryan the November 2019 Knight of the Month. Tom is a faithful brother who shows up and quietly assists with many functions. He has volunteered to take home the Elijah Chalice and is a consistent helper at the Pancake Breakfasts
Family of the Month
November 2021 – Branscom Family
October 2021 – Henry Handler & family
September 2021 – Eric Nydegger & family
August 2021 – Tim Young and Family
July 2021 – Marcus Ritosa and Family
June 2021 – John Pickard Family
May 2021 – Rich Phillips and Family
April 2021 – Steve and Mary Pott
March 2021 – Chris and Jill Gerow
January 2021 – Mike and Connie Delp
December 2020 – Deacon Mike and Megan Daly
November 2020 –Michael Majeres Family
September 2020 – Kevin and Stephanie Kindsvatter
August 2020 – Mike and Susan Dunn
July 2020 –John and Neta Collier
June 2020 – Brother Tom and Lynn Martinez
Nominations welcome, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for these deceased brothers of our council. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
|Name of Deceased Knight|
|Fr. Robert K Szyma|
|Albert P. Butivdas|
|Frank L. Drobnick|
|Robert P. Stutz|
|Charles J. Dvorak|
|Michael J. Krupa|
|Donald J. McNulty|
|Msgnr. Harley J. Schmitt|
|Henry J. Fraser|
|Joe N. Henningsen|
|Albert G. Eschrich|
|Thomas K. Ryan|
|Edward C. Forst|
|Donald W. Martinson|
|Fred P. Brandt|
|Donald L. Simmonds|
|Andrew J. Kordziel|
|Jerry L. Kovash|
|Donovan L. Dedecker|
|Joseph A. LeBlanc|