Knights of Columbus

Contact: Grand Knight Marty Majka, kofc@standrewparish.cc

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, with more than 1.9 million members in 16,000 Councils worldwide. The order is dedicated to promoting the principals of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism; their various programs allow Knights and their families to work together to aid their parish, the Church, the community and each other.  In 2017, Knights worldwide donated more than $186 million to charitable causes and provided more than 75 million hours of volunteer service.

The Knights also operate their own insurance company, benefiting its members and providing financial support to its many national and international philanthropic programs.  In November of 2015, the Knights of Columbus surpassed $100 billion of life insurance in force and enjoys the highest rankings from rating organizations A. M. Best and Standard & Poor’s.

St. Andrew Council #11275 celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019 and has a notable history of service and achievement since its founding in 1994.  Council #11275 has been named one of the Ohio State Council’s “Top Ten,” from among the state’s 375+ councils, on five occasions (1994, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2019) and has been recognized many times by its Supreme Council as a “Star Council” recipient, for outstanding achievement in recruitment and programming (1994, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013).

Council activities include providing Christmas grocery baskets to inner city families, raising funds for developmentally disabled citizens, and supporting Right-to-Life efforts. The Knights also sponsor many events for the Parish community, such as pancake breakfasts, the parish’s annual Christmas tree sale and Easter egg hunt, and many other service and social activities.

Any Catholic man, 18 years of age or older, is eligible for membership in the Knights – please consider joining us in faith, fellowship and service!  Men interested in joining the Knights should contact St. Andrew Council directly at kofc@standrewparish.cc or join the Knights online at www.kofc.org/joinus.

 

2019/2020 Officers

  • Chaplain: Deacon Thomas Berg
  • Grand Knight: George Jones
  • Deputy Grand Knight: Pat Carroll
  • Chancellor: Damion Faulkner
  • Recorder: Joe Chatlos
  • Financial Secretary: David Tague
  • Treasurer: Mike Miller
  • Advocate: Tom Conkle
  • Warden: Tom Dailey
  • Inside Guard: Tom Piolata
  • Outside Guard: Dave Hiser
  • Trustee 1st Year: Marty Majka
  • Trustee 2nd Year: Paul Breen
  • Trustee 3rd Year: Dan Dowler
  • Lecturer: Dan Dowler

To contact any of the officers, email kofc@standrewparish.cc.

Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Bryce Eck Activity Center's Kelly Hall.