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Due to our extremely successful past sales, our council will again be selling Capt'n Chucky's Famous "Smith Island" Crab Cakes as a fundraiser in conjunction with the 2014 THANKSGIVING season.  

Crab with an Attitude! - Voted Best of the Main Line by "Main Line Today Magazine" - Voted "Best Crab Cake" and "Best Seafood" by "Town Talk" - Voted "Best Crab Cake" by "Main Line Life"

We previously added some exciting new items during our 2012 Lenten season sale and plans are to continue to offer them for the 2014THANKSGIVING season.  We previously added Crab Critters which is an appetizer and also Maryland Crab Soup.  We have also made some package deals available.  You can click on the crab to the left for a printable order form.

 
     

   * * * For recommended cooking instructions please click on the Crab below * * *

 
   

 

 

2014 ELECTIONS and OFFICER INSTALLATION

 
 
Recently, at our General Business meeting held on Wednesday June 4, 2014, our council held elections of council officers for the 2014/2015 fraternal year.  The newly elected officers for Council 14847 are:
 
   
Grand Knight
Chris Cinelli
 
Recorder
Tim Flynn
 
   
Deputy Grand Knight
Rick Mersinger
 
Warden
Jim Kroenig
 
   
Chaplain
Rev. Msgr. Dennis T. Hartgen, VF
 
Inside Guard
Steve Askey
 
   
Chancellor
Ed Bender
 
Outside Guard
Dave Ciscon
 
   
Financial Secretary
Joe Majesky
 
3rd Year Trustee
Jim Harper
 
   
Treasurer
Tom Semmel
 
2nd Year Trustee
Barry Bennett
 
   
Advocate
Jerry Hartman
 
1st Year Trustee
Mark Glembocki
 
 
     
 
OUR NEWEST "HONORARY" COUNCIL MEMBER
10/3/2013 - Welcome to our newest knight in Holy Guardian Angels, Knights of Columbus Council 14847.  As is the case with every council, there is much work to be done and sometimes too few knights to accomplish these tasks.  We can always use the help and support of as many member knights as possible.  Also, we do occasionally hear from people that have ideas but often times they would say, "Somebody should do this or somebody ought to do that." So now let us introduce to you our newest, busiest, and most important member knight:
 

"Somebod E. Oughta"

 
 
NEW COUNCIL MEMBER
We would like to welcome our newest member to Holy Guardian Angels Knights of Columbus Council 14847. Our newest member attained his 1st Degree on Monday August 5, 2013 at an exemplification ceremony held in the Father Lyons Room at St. John's (Shillington) Council 7179.  Welcome and congratulations to our newest member:

Justin Work

 
 
NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
We would like to welcome our newest members to Holy Guardian Angels Knights of Columbus Council 14847. Our newest members attained their 1st Degree on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at an exemplification ceremony held in our meeting room in the Holy Guardian Angels Rectory Center.  Welcome and congratulations to our newest members:

Adam Bender, Almando Perez & Steve Stinsky

 
 

9/12/11 - Deputy Grand Knight Chris Polk has officially resigned his position as DGK of Council 14847.  We are looking for any Knight who desires to step up into this leadership position. In addition, we are also in need of an Outside Guard as indicated above, and a Programs Director.  If you are interested in stepping into any of these positions please contact any of the current officers of HGA Council 14847.

 
 
NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
We would like to welcome our newest members to Holy Guardian Angels Knights of Columbus Council 14847. Our newest members attained their 1st Degree on Tuesday September 18, 2012 at an exemplification ceremony held in our meeting room in the Holy Guardian Angels Rectory Center.  Welcome and congratulations to our newest members:

Charles "Chuck" Broad & Geoffrey Miller

 
 
FIRST DEGREE TEAM PRACTICE and PROGRESS
 
 
Our council's First Degree Team had their organizational meeting and first rehearsal in April 2011. We have made great progress and we are hoping to be certified to run our first exemplification in the fall.  As a side note, our council hosted our first exemplification in the HGA Rectory Center meeting room on June 12, 2011.  Our First Degree Team was supposed to run this ceremony, however, we were not able to be certified in time.  The exemplification ceremony instead was run by Reading Council 793.  Because his son was to receive his first degree, James Harper Jr. (Grand Knight for Council 14847's First Degree Team) received permission to serve as the ceremonial Grand Knight for this exemplification.
 
UPDATE  May 16, 2012 - Our new 1st Degree team held their initial Exemplification Ceremony at HGA Rectory Center.  Thanks to ALL of the members of this newly formed 1st Degree team.
 
UPDATE  September 18, 2012 - Our 1st Degree team will be hosting another Exemplification Ceremony on September 18, 2012 at 7:00pm in the HGA Rectory Center meeting room.
 
 
ANNIVERSARY MASS and MEMBERSHIP BLITZ
 
 
UPDATE - During the weekend of September 3 and 4, 2011 we held a Membership Blitz at HGA during all masses on this weekend.  KofC Council 14847 informational pamphlets were handed out to ALL gentlemen as they exited the church from each mass.
 
On Sunday September 18, 2011 during the 10:00am mass at Holy Guardian Angels, we celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of our charter as HGA Council 14847 Knights of Columbus.  We had 18 or so Knights and their families participate.  Thanks to ALL of those that attended.
 
Additionally, on Tuesday evening September 20, 2011 we held an "Open House" for any gentlemen that wanted to receive additional information about the Knights of Columbus and our council in particular.  We had modest response but overall the "Open House" went well.
 
 

2013 CHANCE of a LIFETIME PROGRAM (COAL Program)

 
 
COAL tickets for 2013 are available for distribution to any and ALL council members that want to be a part of this program.  This program is a fundraiser run by the PA State Knights of Columbus and is a statewide program. The money earned from this program is used to provide scholarships for the sons and daughters of our brother knights.  To be eligible, the sponsoring council must sell or buy a minimum of 50 books.  Don't deprive our children of the opportunity to apply for a $3000.00 State Council Scholarship.  All children of active knights are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.  Tickets are sold in books of 8 for $5.00 per book.  There are a total of 16 prizes valued at over $60,000.00.  The drawing will be held on December 8, 2013 at 8:00pm at Mater Dei Council Hall, 327 North Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA.  Ticket holders need not be present at the drawing to win prizes.  A complete list of available prizes is shown below:
 
   
1st Prize
$12,000.00 CASH
 
9th Prize
Caribbean Cruise - 7 Nights
 
   
2nd Prize
Splendors of Spain - 6 Nights
 
10th Prize
Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation
 
   
3rd Prize
Taste of Ireland - 6 Nights
 
11th Prize
Bermuda Cruise - 7 Nights
 
   
4th Prize
Canyon Country Adventure - 7 Nights
 
12th Prize
Las Vegas Vacation - 4 Days (with $300)
 
   
5th Prize
Aruba Vacation - 7 Nights
 
13th Prize
Baseball Spring Training - 4 Nights (2 games)
 
   
6th Prize
Jamaica Vacation - 7 Nights
 
14th Prize
Williamsburg Tour - 3 Nights
 
   
7th Prize
Riviera Maya Vacation - 7 Nights
 
15th Prize
50" LED HDTV Television
 
   
8th Prize
Punta Cana Vacation - 7 Nights
 
16th Prize
32GB Apple I-Pad
 
 
ALL Trips are for TWO
Prizes 2 thru 13 include round-trip transportation.  Cash equivalent will be offered.
 

2010 (COAL) Drawing Winners

2011 (COAL) Drawing Winners

2012 (COAL) Drawing Winners

 

 
5/16/2012 - We would like to welcome our newest member to Holy Guardian Angels Knights of Columbus Council 14847. Our newest member attained his 1st Degree on Wednesday May 16, 2012 at an exemplification ceremony held in our meeting room in the Holy Guardian Angels Rectory Center.  Additionally, he attained his 2nd degree the following evening.  Welcome and congratulations to our newest member:

William Hertzog

 
9/24/2011 - Tickets are available for the 2011 Pennsylvania Knights "Football Frenzy" fundraiser.  Grand Knight Lynn Adams is in charge of this year's Football Frenzy fundraiser.  Last year our council had some moderate success with the 2010 "Football Frenzy".  At the end of the 10 weeks for the 2010 season we had 6 winners.  The prizes won ranged from $350.00 (Tie for 1st) to $10.00 (17th place).  Thank you to all of those that participated in this statewide Knights of Columbus fundraiser.
 
6/12/2011 - We would like to welcome our 3 newest members to Holy Guardian Angels Knights of Columbus Council 14847. These new members attained their 1st Degree on Sunday June 12, 2011 at an exemplification ceremony held in our meeting room in the Holy Guardian Angels Rectory Center. Our new members are:

David Howk, James Harper III & Dr. Philip Baney

12/18/2010 - On Saturday December 18, 2010 we successfully completed our second annual Christmas Basket assembly and donation in conjunction with Catholic Charities of Allentown.  Following this event we held our first annual Holy Guardian Angels Knights of Columbus Council #14847 Christmas Party.  Both events were held in the Parish Center in the Rectory.  For more information on this Catholic Charities event click on the following link - Catholic Charities Baskets.

11/7/2010 - Congratulations to our newest member, David Ciscon.  Dave took his 1st and 2nd degrees on Sunday November 7, 2010 at St. Ann's Church in Emmaus, PA.
 
9/1/2010 - Holy Guardian Angels Council 14847 Announces Leadership Changes
A new Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight were elected during the Council General Membership Meeting in the HGA Rectory on Wednesday evening, September 1, 2010.  The election followed a presentation by the District Deputy that Grand Knight Mark Ambruster and Deputy Grand Knight Les White stepped down from their positions for family, personal, and business reasons.

Newly elected Grand Knight Lynn Adams and Deputy Grand Knight Christopher Polk immediately praised the hard work and diligent efforts on the part of their Brother Knights Mark Ambruster and Les White in their charter efforts to lay the foundation of an award winning council.  Their untiring leadership example shall serve as a guideline for Knights of Columbus Council 14847 to follow into the future. 

10/6/2010 - On October 6, 2010 at our General Membership meeting, additional elections were held to fill vacancies brought on by a series of untimely resignations due to personal issues of the affected members.  Brian Gasser was elected to the position of 3rd Year Trustee, Bob Mitchell was elected to the position of Outside Guard, and Grand Knight Lynn Adams appointed Rick Mersinger to the position of Lecturer.  The Lecturer position was previously vacated by Chris Polk after he was elected to the position of Deputy Grand Knight at our September meeting.

 
* Special Note - One of the requirements for receiving the "Columbian Award" is that every member should fill out a "Survey of Fraternal Activity" worksheet.  Deputy Grand Knight Chris Polk distributed these forms to all of those in attendance at our general membership meeting on December 1st.  If you haven't received one of these worksheet forms or if you have lost or misplaced yours, you can click on the link below and print out a copy to return to Chris.  This worksheet needs to be returned by our January 5, 2011 general membership meeting.  When filling out this worksheet....remember, there is no right/wrong or minimum requirement.  Just fill out as fairly and honestly as possible.
 
 

Click on this link for 2010 Survey of Fraternal Activity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holy Guardian Angels Council 14847 of the Knights of Columbus received the Double Star Council Award for the 2010 Fraternal Year.  For more information on this award click on the picture to the left.
 
Council Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month in the rectory meeting room at 7:00 PM
 
Officer meetings are the third Wednesday of the month in the rectory meeting room at 7:00 PM and are open to everyone.
 
 
Mass Procession Bulletin  -  Check out the information for our "Special Anniversary Mass" coming up on September 4, 2011
 
 
2013 - 2014 dates:
We will be hosting 4 breakfasts during this current period.  The dates are September 8th, October 13th, January 12th & February 9th
 
Breakfast Menu Page  - Check out the Menu for this year's
"Columbus Day" Breakfast.
 
You can also check out the "Calendar of Events" Link
 
 
Please join us the first Wednesday of every month in the Chapel at 6:30, before our meeting, to pray the Rosary for vocations.
 
  ALL HGA Council 14847 Knights need to attend a Protecting God's Children Workshop. There is a workshop scheduled for Sunday May 20, 2012 at 1:00pm in the HGA School Social Hall.  You can check out the slideshow at the top of this page for additional dates and also see the "Calendar of Events" Link for additional details
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  For 2012 we will again be sponsoring a coloring contest for boys and girls up to 10 years of age - Click on the "Contest Link" to go to the Coloring Contest Page for instructions and to print out a new coloring page.
 
We would also like to thank all of the boys & girls who participated in our 2nd Annual Columbus Day Coloring Contest held in 2011.  We had more than 200 participants covering the 5 age groups.
 
You can also use the link above to see the winning coloring pages from both the 2010 and 2011 coloring contests!!
 
► A Special thanks and congratulations to the 45 Knights from HGA Council 14847 that have participated in one of these important sessions for Protecting God's Children.
 
There are still 20 Knights that need to sign up for a future PGC Workshop
 
During our October 2010 "Columbus Day" Breakfast Bonanza we held a raffle of a few donated items.  To read a short story of how our council came to acquire these items click on the picture to the left
 
 
 
 
 
  

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