Worthy Officers and Members, it is a great honor to be your Grand Knight for the 2017-2018 Fraternal year. First of all, I would like to thank all past officers and council members of council 8012 for your hard work in achieving the many goals set forth. Thank you, Larry Fusco, for your leadership as Grand Knight for the past two years and helping Council 8012 achieve program goals (Columbian Award), membership goals (Father McGivney Award), and the insurance goals (Founder’s Award) to achieve Star Council status. In fact, our achievement this past year gave Sacred Heart Council 8012 Double Star status. Secondly, thank you goes to the Knights who devoted many hours of tireless work supporting the Charitable programs and activities in the Council, Church, Community, and the Youth of the Parish. To continue with these worthwhile programs, we need to come up with new program/activity ideas and new ways to raise money to fund them. Share your ideas and don’t hesitate to do that now. Thirdly, Sacred Heart Council 8012 needs your help to continue programs such as 5th Sunday Rosary, RSVP program, Wheel Chair program, Support Wounded Warrior program, Lenten Fish Fry, 40 cans/40 days program, Citizens with Intellectual/ Physical Disabilities (Tootsie Roll), Coats for Kids program, Food for Families, Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest, Soccer Challenge and Free-Throw Contest, Catholic Citizen Essay Contest, Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. Sign up for one of these programs today and have fun. In addition to the regular business meeting at 7pm the second Tuesday of each month there is also a social where wives join the Knights for some food and fun. Two socials are in the works for this Summer. July 18th is a Mass at 5pm at St. Theresa, followed by the installation, and a meal at the hall; August 6th kicks off Family Week. In the planning stages is a cookout for the families of St. Theresa and the Knights of Columbus. Eat, Drink, and have fun with games for the youth of the parish. Please help! With that being said,we need your help with a fundraiser that will provide funds for charity as well as provide much needed funding for our socials, office supplies, and basic operating expenses. Sacred Heart Council 8012 is holding its first Annual Golf Outing. You do not need to be a golfer to help. Each Knights member is being asked to sponsor a hole or go out and get a sponsor or player to participate in this fundraiser. You are also asked to help on October 14th, the day of the outing. Finally, our Membership Chairman, Ron Ciampi, is asking that each Council member sponsor one new member in the Knights of Columbus. There will be Membership Drives this fall. All materials including training will be provided. Thank you for your continued participation. Thank you for all that you do for the Knights of Columbus. Vivat Jesus!