Grand Knights Message
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,

   It’s hard to believe its June already and that this is my last newsletter message as your Grand
Knight.   How fast the last two years have gone and what wonderful years they have been.  So
many new members, new activities, charitable donations and wonderful fellowship!  It was an
honor to be elected by the members and it has been an honor to serve such a great organization
steeped in history. Your support and trust in me has been overwhelming. Together we have
accomplished so much!

   The history of our council is displayed on the walls of our hall. The picture of Christopher
Columbus the great explorer who brought Catholicism to the Americas.  Father Michael J.
McGivney who started a brotherhood bound together by lessons of charity, unity and fraternity. The
council charter showing our founding members. The American and Vatican flags that display our
patriotism and devotion to the Holy See.  Next time you are at the council take special notice of the
wonderful artifacts throughout the hall that reflect our ideals and deep pride as a Catholic

   Before we look ahead to June, special thanks to PGK Ed Newborn for chairing our annual May
Crowning and cooking the delicious collation afterwards. Special thanks to all the members who
attended our Jacket Pride Mass at St. Josephs. It’s always wonderful to attend Mass together and
show our pride in being a member of the Knights of Columbus.   Very special thanks to all those
who donated blood before our May 22nd meeting. Your gift of life to those who may need your
blood did not go unnoticed!  At our last first degree we increased our new members to over 70
members.  Special thanks to member Pat Perrelli of Montalbano’s for donating the delicious food
for our collation after the first degree.

   June 3rd is Cigar Night. We hope you will join us as we enjoy a delicious steak and seafood
dinner cooked by Pat Perrelli in our hall followed by a cigar in our picnic grounds. June 16th is
Family Rosary Night and we will have an open meeting, all are welcome to attend to pray the
rosary. June 17th is our annual Joe Pompa Memorial Day at the Races. Contact PGK Jim Henry
for reservations.  In the evening of June 17th there is a third degree at Christ the King Council at 7:
30. If you would like to attend please contact me.

   Plans are underway for a dinner dance at the hall on Friday August 5th to benefit Special
Olympics.  Thanks to the generosity of Patrizia’s of Brooklyn who is donating the food and Free
Pass Band who are donating their time and talent we are looking forward to making lots of money
for this worthy cause. Why not come out for a night of fun for Special Olympics!!

    Special thanks to the outgoing officers for their support and dedication to our council.
Congratulations to the incoming officers for a successful tenure.

   God Bless you for all that you do to make this the great council that it has been and will continue
to be!

   Happy Father’s Day!

Vivat Jesus,
Karl Emigholz, Grand Knight