Computer Geek Wanted

  Monday, November 08 2004 @ 08:14 AM CST

General NewsThe K of C Trustees are in the process of contacting non-profit organizations to identify their needs so that we can appropriately disperse LAMB and Golf Tournament Funds to support their clients that have health and mental health problems.

One item that we keep hearing, is the need for used computer equipment and software not only to support their organizations business functions but also to be used in the educational and training of their clients, With our council membership about a 150 strong, we as a group probably buy 15 to 30 new computers a year meaning that we have 15 to 30 old computers to get rid of that could be "refurbished" (harddisks reinitialized, software upgraded as required, etc) and given to these organizations as opposed to buying them new ones,

Are there any of our members with such skills that would be willing to refurbish old but not too old computers. If so contact John Sullivan at 253-4062 or Others will be responsible for finding them a home.

Council Trustees: Steve Bodinsky, John Long and John Sullivan

Guest Speaker at Council Meeting

  Thursday, November 04 2004 @ 11:36 PM CST

General NewsAt the November 10 Council Meeting, there will be a guest speaker from Special Olympics. It should be very informative for our members as Sacred Heart Council is very involved with the Special Olympics.

Upcoming Events

  Thursday, November 04 2004 @ 11:30 PM CST

General NewsMark Your Calendars for these upcoming activities:

November 21: Pancake Breakfast, Sacred Heart Social Hall after the 8:30 Mass {NOTE: THIS IS A NEW DATE}

December 4: Altar Servers' Pizza Party

December 8: Council Meeting and First Degree

December 12: Ice Cream Social at the Villas

December 19: Children's Christmas Party

December 31: New Year's Eve Party (more details in another article below)

January 15: Free Throw Contest (contact Rob Martin or Dan Cundiff to help out)

We will provide additional details on the above activities as they become available.

Altar Server's Pizza Party

  Wednesday, November 03 2004 @ 11:28 PM CST

General NewsThe altar server's pizza party originally scheduled for 12 November has been postponed to 4 December.

Christmas Card Sale

  Tuesday, October 26 2004 @ 05:04 PM CDT

General NewsBrothers:

Did you purchase your Christmas Cards this past Sunday???? If you answer No, you still have another opportunity. The Council will also be selling the cards after Mass the weekend of November 6/7.

Star Council Award won for Fifth Straight Year

  Monday, October 18 2004 @ 10:31 AM CDT

General NewsKnights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council 12537 of Southport, NC, has earned the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top award, for the 2003-2004 fraternal year. The organization’s headquarters located in New Haven, Connecticut made the announcement. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention; promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service oriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by State Deputy Dave Onofrio at a special ceremony held on October 13, 2004.

In announcing the local winner of the Star Council Award, Carl A, Anderson, president of the international organization, said “Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award. The dedication to the principles and aims of the Order shown by your officers and members is exemplified by the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead”.

“The Star Council Award is quite an honor for us. We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment,” stated SK Paul Robinson, Grand Knight of the Council.

This is the fifth straight year that Sacred Heart Council has won the Star Council Award; a major achievement as the Council is only five years old.

Knight of the Month

  Saturday, October 09 2004 @ 09:00 AM CDT

General NewsSouthport, NC – September 8, 2004, Knights of Columbus / Sacred Heart Council 12537 in Southport today announced Charlie Sunder as the recipient of the “Knight of the Month Award”. The presentation was made by Grand Knight Paul Robinson at the Knights Monthly Business Meeting.

Charlie is a West Point graduate and Col. U.S. Army (ret). In 1972 he arrived in the Southport area with his wife Eileen & family, as Commander for the Sunny Point Terminal. At that time there were about 80 Catholic families in Southport and the original Sacred Heart Church was on West Street, which is now a private residence.

Charlie was very involved in the church activities, Pastoral Council, Finance Committee and especially productive with the planning committee in building what is now the “old Sacred Heart Church” The church was dedicated in 1991. Not many things happened at the church without Charlie being involved. Charlie was affectionately known as “Mr. Church”. He continues to be active in the new Sacred Heart Parish as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He also served on the Bishops Pastoral Council for five (5) years and chaired the steering committee for Bishop’s annual Appeal.

Not only was Charlie active in church activities but during the early 1980’s he served as the interim City Manager of Southport.

Charlie was extremely active in the initial study for Housing for the Elderly in Southport by the Diocese of Raleigh, which came to fruition with the opening of the Sacred Heart Villas in 2000. He immediately identified the need to provide transportation for the elderly including taking them to and from doctor’s appointments and shopping trips. The Transportation Committee is chaired by Charlie and he arranges for Knights of Columbus drivers to provide this service on a weekly basis. In addition, “Mr. Church” is in charge of the annual Knights of Columbus sponsored Villas cookout in September, the Villas Ice Cream Social and the Christmas sing-a-long in December. Numerous residents at the Sacred Heart Villas often comment “We don’t know what we would do without Charlie Sunder & the Knights of Columbus.

Charlie became a charter member of the newly formed Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 12537, Southport, in 1999 and served as Chancellor for one year. He is currently a member of the Knight’s 1st Degree Team and elected Faithful Purser of the recently formed Knights of Columbus Brunswick Assembly 2826 Fourth Degree. Charlie also heads up the Patriotic activities for the Assembly.

In the community, Charlie is the past President of the Lions Club and each year he manages their fund raising activities. For relaxation, Charlie often takes several elderly men from the Brunswick Nursing Home to the baseball games in Wilmington South Carolina.

In presenting the “Knight of the Month Award” Grand Knight Paul Robinson said, ‘ Congratulations Charlie!! You are truly deserving of this award and are an inspiration to your fellow Knights’.

New Knights

  Friday, October 08 2004 @ 10:09 AM CDT

General NewsThe Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 12537, welcomed 10 new Brother Knights to Order and their Council in Southport on September 8, 2004. The Honor of the First Degree Ceremony was performed and initiated by the Council’s First Degree Team headed up by SK Don Meyer, a Trustee of the Council.

This brings the Sacred Heart Council to 144 Knights strong.

Front Row-
- Grand Knight, Paul Robinson, Joseph Pasulka, Donald Poczik, Robert Terwilliger, Anton Schultz, Joseph Lidoski
Back Row
- Anthony Aweeky, John Caragol, Thomas Crean, Lawrence Gibbons, Barry Ryan

Bylaw Changes

  Friday, September 10 2004 @ 02:21 PM CDT


On October 13, the Council approved the following Resolution made at 09/08/04 business meeting:

Be it resolved that the Knights of Columbus, Council #12537, By-Laws, as adopted November 10, 1999 be amended as follows:

Article IV – Sec. 1, Shall read as follows: “The regular business meetings of the Council shall be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 P.M. Twelve members shall constitute a quorum at business meetings. Non-business meetings of the Council will be held on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Change from: Regular meetings of the Council shall be held on the second Wednesday at 7:30 P.M. and the fourth Friday at 7:00 P.M. of each month. The first meeting each month shall be a regular business meeting. Twelve members shall constitute a quorum at business meetings.

KOC & BB&T Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser

  Tuesday, August 31 2004 @ 02:05 PM CDT

General NewsThe Knights of Columbus / Sacred Heart Council 12537 and first time Title Sponsor BB&T, Southport, held the Knights 6th Annual Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser Wednesday August 25th at the Members Club, St. James Plantation. One hundred and forty two men and women golfers participated in the Shotgun Start with a tee-off time of 8:30 a.m. The Awards format consisted of , 7 places Men’s Division (21 Teams) – 2 places Women’s Division (9 Teams) – 2 places Couple’s division (10 Teams) – Closest to the Pin (Men & Women) and Longest Drive (Men & Women). A total of 46 Hole Sponsors, 18 Donations of Rounds of Golf & Carts and 62 Door Prizes & Auction Items, all from local businesses enabled the Golf Tournament and Fundraiser to be a complete success.

The Knights of Columbus is an active and vital organization with positive presence recognized in Southport and throughout Brunswick County. The Knights have provided human and financial resources to numerous worthy causes including, but not limited to:
Brunswick Interagency Ride the Crest, Inc.
Exceptional Children Program Special Olympics
Continued emphasis in charitable work is a major function within the Knights of Columbus organization.

Following the Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser a buffet lunch with refreshments was held at the Members Club for all players. Winners were acknowledged, Donated Golf Packages were auctioned off and Door Prizes given away.

Mens Championship Winners

Left to Right / Gary Tagmeyer - Bill Spendley - Sam Siciliano - Henry Ulrichs

Womens Championship Winners

Left to Right / Sandy Baker - Pat Lewis - Ellen Johnson - Ann Hazelton