Knight of Month

Knight of the Month Chairman

Matt Piescinski

November Knight of the Month

October Knight of the Month

Brother Felix Martinez of Council 14825, Aurora.

His nomination indicated that as the unpaid handyman at St. Rita of Cascia Parish, he performs many acts of charity. During a recent major degree ceremony at the parish, he was called on to rescue a brother knight stuck in the malfunctioning parish elevator at the end of the degree day..............

That Knight was none other than the recently retired Deputy Supreme Knight, Dr. Logan Ludwig.

September Knight of the Month

Greg Koester

Effingham Council 665

Greg coordinated two of Council 665's biggest events which both fell in September. He was very involved in both the Tootsie Roll Drive and the Family Picnic.

While there was a committee of Brother Knights, including Greg, that were in charge of the Tootsie Roll Drive, Greg was the coordinator. He got the committee members together, he ordered the tootsie rolls and other supplies. He also made all of the food to feed the volunteers.

As for the Family Picnic, for the second year there was no committee taking care of the event, just Greg. He made sure all of the food and drinks were on hand and there were people to prepare it. He took care of getting prizes to give away to a lucky young lady and young man. He had some student volunteers to provide face painting and he had a kiddie tractor pull group on hand to entertain both the kids and the adults.

Honestly, Greg could be nominated every month. We thought this month he was most deserving.

August Knight of the Month

Alex Reichmann

Valmeyer Council 13840

Brother Riechmann has contributed tirelessly maintaining and improving our Fry shed and our many fryers. He worked long hours at our 4th of July food stand, as well as set-up and tear down. He worked shifts at the Monroe County Fair where the council get money for. He was our first Grand Knight when the council stood up. He has organized new events such as Waterloo homecoming stand. He has helped over the years at our stand at the Maeystown Oktoberfest. He attends the majority of our meetings, and he attends Mass regularly.

July Knight of the Month

Frank Esposito

Mary's Millennium Council 12801

This Knight’s response to a request for help is almost always, “When is it / Where is it / I’ll be there”. He has several soft spots, among them the Special Olympics and Respect Life in particular. He is active in the parish serving as a minister of communion and various other capacities. Despite personal issues and illness, he successfully led our council as Grand Knight for the past 2 fiscal years. Through his leadership, we had record years of service hours and charitable donations.