In August, Knights of Columbus Council # 17028 was formed and chartered at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Millersville. Heading the Council is Grand Knight Robert W. Ziemba. The Council included 45 new and transferred members on the charter date of Aug. 1. Father Lawrence W. Sherdel, pastor at St. Philip’s and two terms Pennsylvania State Chaplain, requested the formation of the council. Brian T. Smith, Past Grand Knight, Former District Deputy and current CE New Council Development Chairman, is responsible for the development of new councils.The officers were officially installed Sept. 23 by District Deputy Robert L. Boule. Shown in the photo: front row, left to right, Joseph Cardella, 2 Year Trustee; Donald Mancuso, 1 Year Trustee; Robert L. Boule, District Deputy, Father Sherdel, James Bomenka, standing in for Stephen Beck, Treasurer; and Brian Garcia, Warden.
Back row, left to right, are Tom Heisler, Inside Guard; Mike Kirkham, Recorder; Andrew DiPace, Financial Secretary; Bob Ziemba, Grand Knight; Scott Wall, Deputy Grand Knight; Nick Potente, Chancellor; Chris Sauer, Outside Guard. Missing from photo is Brian T. Smith, 3 Year Trustee.
The council has embarked on an aggressive program of fundraisers and community programs. There are plans for a veterans meal, a Thanksgiving meal and a blood drive. The council hosted a “trunk or treat” Halloween event in the parish parking lot. The council is planning a basket bingo for the spring, and a portion of the proceeds from will go toward repairing or replacing a leaky roof over the classroom area of the church.
By Andrew DiPace, FS, Special to The Witness