Council Bestows its End of Year Awards

As  2014 comes to a close, we are pleased to note that it has been a successful year for our council. Our knights have taken part in a host of activities in support of the St. Bridget’s Parish, its many ministries and the community at large. We hope to continue and expand our activities in the 2015.

As a cap to this year, Assumption Council 3397 held their Christmas Party at Summit City Winery on December 19 and bestowed its end-of-year awards on some very deserving people.

Family of the Year

Eliza and Al Duaime receive the Family of the Year award from Grand Knight Ray Iacovone.
Eliza and Al Duaime receive the Family of the Year award from Grand Knight Ray Iacovone.

We are very proud to name the Duaime family as Council’s Family of the Year. The Duaime’s are a constant presence in both the parish and the community. They are a source of support, without whom many projects would not be completed successfully. Congratulations to Worthy Warden Al Duaime and his wife Eliza and their children.

Chaplain of the Year

Chaplain of the Year, Deacon Kevin Heil receives his Shining Armor Award from Grand Knight Ray Iacovone.
Chaplain of the Year, Deacon Kevin Heil receives his Shining Armor Award from Grand Knight Ray Iacovone.

Always wearing his two hats flawlessly, council was very pleased to recognize Deacon Kevin Heil, our Worthy Advocate, as this year’s Chaplain of the Year. Deacon Kevin’s faith and experience are highly regarded among the council knights. He is our living reminder that our service is directly tied to our faith and the path God has set out for us. Deacon Kevin also received his Shining Armor Award during the Christmas gathering.

Star Awards

Grand Knight Ray Iacovone receives his Star Award pin from District Deputy Mike Walter.
Grand Knight Ray Iacovone receives his Star Award pin from District Deputy Mike Walter.

Last year, Assumption 3397 was proud to be recognized as a Double Star Council by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Two of the primary reasons for our council receiving this prestigious award was the work of our Grand Knight

Former Membership Director Jim Cosgrove receives his Star Award pin from District Deputy Mike Walter
Former Membership Director Jim Cosgrove receives his Star Award pin from District Deputy Mike Walter

Ray Iacovone and then-Membership Director Jim Cosgrove. District Deputy Mike Walters awarded both Knights with their ceremonial pins during the event.

Knight of the Year

Chancellor Mike Walsh and Grand Knight Ray Iacovone take a selfie with the Knight of the Year Award.
Chancellor Mike Walsh and Grand Knight Ray Iacovone take a selfie with the Knight of the Year Award.

Our council was pleased to bestow on Chancellor Mike Walsh the Knight of the Year Award. Mike received the Shining Armor Award earlier this year and has been a very active member of the council since he joined in 2013. Assumption 3397 has benefited from the use of his marketing and PR background, which in turn has helped raise the awareness of the council in both the parish and the community.

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