Grand Knights Message
anuary 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,

It is hard to believe that we just said goodbye to 2016 and it has been one heck of a year. As we
look at the new year upon us I want you all to reflect on the year that just past and take a moment
and think back on what you accomplished or did not accomplish and ask yourself what can you do
to improve. We said goodbye to some very good Knights, Columbiette’s and friends as well as
family members and in the quiet of a day of your choosing offer up a prayer that they may rest in
peace. The council brought on many new members over the last 2 years and some have
acclimated well to getting involved and helping whenever possible. Are you a future officer of this
council or do you just want to help out when you can and at the end of the day go home. In
November and December we had several events we attended and the two that standout were
Coats for Kids and the trip to the RUMC Children’s ward where Santa gave out toys. I am not sure
if any of us that were there did not get emotional at one time or another. We also had the Kids
Christmas party and due to the weather we had a lighter showing then what was expected but
Dawn Benoit and Bobby ran a terrific event and we had many volunteers to help out and for the
sake of leaving someone out I will simply say thank you to all that came down, many of which were
new members. While we are on that subject Dawn Benoit will be retiring from doing these children’
s parties and we need to actively find someone to fill her shoes moving forward but I thank her for
all the years that she took care of this so things would run smooth.  Please be sure to check the
bulletin for upcoming events including Polish Night on January 28th.  I thank you all for your
support throughout the year and wish you a very Happy, healthy and prosperous new year and may
God bless you all. Happy New Year,

Fraternally Yours,  
Matt Kuczinski GK