St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Knights of Columbus Council 14754 Charity, Unity and Fraternity
K of C Council 14754 Photo
Photo of the award plaque for our First Place Website from the
Knights of Columbus California State Council that was presented at our September 11th,
2023 council meeting.
Our council helps the St. Vincent DePaul homeless center by
collecting donated clothing and helping with some of their food
programs. Here is a group of our members who prepared and served
a Saturday breakfast at the center. BACK ROW: John Denvir, Andy
Silvestro, Jared Silvestro, Dennis Shaw, Michael Dhanens, Andy
Schoorl MIDDLE ROW: Bill Jeffries, Luke Shaw, Craig Carter
FRONT ROW: Donovan White, Chris Eicher
Our council has been sponsoring an annual men’s retreat at the
beautiful St. Anthony’s retreat center in Three Rivers, CA since
2014. It is open to all men of the parish. Watch for announcements
of the next retreat in our monthly online newsletters and our
calendar page.This photo is from the January 2022 retreat.
Completed BBQs being enjoyed at a parish event. Even when
they are not being used they are a great shaded area!
BBQ Pit Masters receiving their Knight Pit Master caps. From
left: Ray Warren, Rocky Lacertoso, Dave Begley, Richard & Tim
Escalante, Bill Wonderly, Victor Nunez.
Knight BBQ Pit Masters building the parish BBQs. The three BBQs
were completed and dedicated in 2017.
Bob and Sandra Pahls our first family of the year (2009/10).
They are standing next to our council banner that they purchased. Our
council has a perpetual plaque listing the Grand Knight, Knight of
the Year, and Family of the Year for each council year. The
plaque it displayed in the SEAS lobby.
Knights Bill Kundinger and Jim Patten (center) and Catholic
Charities staff checking our some of the coats we provided to
Catholic Charities in Bakersfield. Our Coats For Kids drive is an
annual ongoing program supported by the SEAS parish and run by our
Photo of a group of our council members who helped at one of our
food drives. Back Row: Chris Ziemer, Ray Warren, Tony Urzanqui
Front Row: Manny Lopez, Craig Carter, Eddie Marmolejo
Here is a photo of our first seven grand
knights. From the left is Jim Dutton, Gary Rohr (now deceased), Jim
Patten, Eric Menor, Mike Neal, Tony Urzanqui, and Vince Pagano. As a
group, we are diverse in terms of age, occupations, not to mention
sizes. We are all married, have children, and were working full-time
when we were grand knights.
George Navarro, Ed Besenfelder (fish dinner chair), and PGK
(2019/20) Pat Mathiowetz At one of the 2020 fish dinners.
Fr. Perry and PGK (2017/18) Bill Kundinger holding our Star Council
award for his GK year.
PGK Tony Urzanqui, Craig Phillips, and Andy Schoorl at one of our
quarterly clean ups. Andy is chair of our Adopt-A-Road team.
PGK (2018/19) Jerry Anderson cashiering at one of the 2017 fish