St. Isaac Jogues Council
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Council Sponsors Student at St. Malachy School
- December 14, 2007

The council voted to participate in St. Malachy School's Adopt-a-Student Program with a $300 donation. The adopted student, Eduardo, is a third grader whose favorite subject is Math. The Adopt-a-Student Program was instituted last year to offset the cost of tuition at the North Philadelphia parochial school. Click here for an article on St. Malachy Parish and its pastor, Fr. John McNamee.

Breakfast with Santa Assisted by Council
- December 8, 2007

The council helped out with various support services at St. Isaac Jogues annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning, Dec. 8. Activities included guest check-in, serving breakfast, photo services, and clean-up. Pictured are (standing l to r): Joe Monte, Jack Marchiano, Pat Baker, Joe Milano, and Tony Cucchi. (Front row l to r): Ed Sweeney, John Castaldi, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Anthony Perretta and Ed Toney. Not pictured are Don Smith and Frank Yanni.

Council Assists at Special Olympics
- November 3, 2007 

The council assisted on Saturday morning, Nov. 3rd, at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics held at Villanova University. Volunteer activities included staffing the cafeterias and organizing donated food for distribution to various venues. Volunteers included Bill Brennan, John Castaldi, Mike Harkness, Dave Hobson, John Manza, Jack Marchiano, Joe Milano, Anthony Perretta, Bill Ristey, Don Smith and Len Trainor. Click here for scenes from the day.

Stem Cell Presentation Hosted
- October 24, 2007

The council hosted a 1 hour presentation on stem cell science from the Catholic perspective in St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall. The presentation, which was given by the council member William Ristey, PhD, was attended by 40 parishioners and other guests. A Q&A session at the end of the presentation allowed attendees to gain insights into their specific concerns. Special thanks goes to Bill Ristey for preparing and delivering the presentation.

Star Council Award Received
- September 24, 2007 

The council received notice from Knights of Columbus national headquarters that it has won the Star Council Award for fraternal year 2006-2007. This award is given to councils that meet or exceed a variety of metrics including membership growth and  depth of service programming to the Church, the community, families, youth, and its members. Only about 10% of councils qualified for the award, which encompasses the Columbian, Founders' and Father McGivney Awards.

Drawing Party Held for Car & Gas Raffle
- September 15, 2007 

The Drawing Party for St. Isaac Jogues Car & Gas Raffle was held Saturday evening, September 15, in the Parish Hall. A catered dinner was enjoyed by attendees, followed by the drawing of the Grand Prize and the 25 Gasoline Gift Card prizes.
A total of 408 tickets were purchased, with the proceeds benefiting the Parish and its Youth Program. The Car & Gas Raffle Committee thanks everyone for their support.

Council Members Work on Habitat for Humanity Projects
- July 28, 2007 

Several members of the council worked on two Habitat for Humanity projects in Pottstown on Saturday, July 28. Activities included framing work, building foundation forms, and trash removal. Participating in the work activities were Mike Harkness, Bill Longua, Jack Marchiano, Bill Ristey, Frank Yanni and his grandson Doug. Pictured are Frank and Doug measuring a foundation form. Special recognition goes to Bill Ristey for organizing this activity. Click here for more scenes of the day's activities.

Officers Chosen for New Fraternal Year
- July 1, 2007

The council held elections on June 13, 2007 for officers for the new fraternal year of
July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. Click here for a listing of officers.

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