Grand Knights Message
January 2016
Karl Emigholz, 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,


  Wow! Our first snowstorm of 2016 was a big one.  Hope this finds everyone warm and safe!!  
January was a busy month at Stolzenthaler even though the storm forced us to postpone some
events.

  Our first Jacket Pride Mass for the New Year was well attended at St. John Neumann on January
10th.  Our annual Nite at the Races was a huge success with 85 people in attendance.  We thank
John and Gerry Palestro, Ed Newborn and all the volunteers who helped to make it a success and
especially all who attended and helped to support it!  We were nicely represented at the Right to
Life Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.   Cardinal Dolan as always was an inspirational speaker.  Our
first degree on January 21st was an overwhelming success with 24 new members.  I am still in
awe of how great a night it was!  Special thanks to Patrizia’s of Brooklyn for donating all the
delicious food that evening. What a great night of camaraderie and council pride!!    Our Steak
Night had over 85 people in attendance and all were treated to a delicious meal and a great night
of fellowship.  Special thanks to Sal Scalonga, Denis Maragliano and Leslie Gibbs for all their
hard work helping to make the evening run smoothly.  It’s no easy task to cook and serve so many
steak dinners. They did a great job as did the volunteer wait staff – Brandon and Jennifer.  As I
write this, preparations are being finalized by Matt and Eddy for a fun night of polish food and
music at Polish Night on the 30th.  Unfortunately due to Blizzard Jonas we will have to reschedule
our Feeding the Needy at the St. Edwards Food Pantry as well as our annual Free Throw Contest.  
We will let you know as soon as they are rescheduled.

  In February we will be having our Charter Mass on February 21st at St. John Neumann at the 9:
30 Mass. We hope you will join us as we celebrate and recognize the history of our council.   On
the weekend of February 27th and 28th, we will have a membership drive at Our Lady Help of
Christians. We will need volunteers to help distribute pamphlets and greet perspective new
members. Let’s keep the great momentum going and continue to increase our membership
which directly impacts all the good work that we do and ensures the continued livelihood of our
council.  In March, we have the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 11:45 AM on the 6th.  On
March 12th we will host our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party chaired by Warden Steve Dolan. Please
contact him for reservations and more information for an always fun evening.


  Looking ahead to April, save the dates for our Annual Communion Breakfast on April 3rd ; our
Shepard’s Night on the 12th ,when we honor our priests;  and our Jacket Pride Mass on the 17th
at Our Lady Star of the Sea at the 10:30 Mass.  We hope you will join us at all of these events as
together we show our pride in being a member of Stolzenthaler Knights of Columbus!!

  Stay warm and stay safe.  God Bless you all.

Vivat Jesus,
Karl Emigholz, Grand Knight