Honored Knights

Knight of the Month

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.

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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.

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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

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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.20200518_121745

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

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 gkkofc9597@gmail.com

Council Necrology

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
Merrill Blair
Joseph A. LeBlanc
Andrew Bryce

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