Newsmakers | Knights of Columbus donates to area charities at awards dinner

From submitted reportsJuly 2, 2014 

Grand Knight John Yencik presents check to Tom Griffin Hope Harbor Home at the council’s annual Awards Dinner.


On June 9, Our Lady of the Rosary Knights of Columbus Council 9039 in Shallotte hosted its annual Awards Dinner. At the dinner, representatives of the various local charities were presented with checks so that they could continue their missions.

Representing their respective charities or community service organization were: Tom Griffin, Hope Harbor Home; Fred Stephens and Ken Papaj, Brunswick Family Assistance; Cathy Altman Lower Cape Fear Hospice; James Shoemaker, Providence House Teen Shelter; Dorothy Hoer, Brunswick County Literacy Council; Matthew Tidman, Salvation Army; Mary Pritchard, South Brunswick Interchurch Council; Dee Antonio Habitat for Humanity, Debra Malone Brunswick Senior Resource Inc., Marci Taylor Community in School, Donna and Garry Phelps Street Reach, Terry Bryant Museum of Costal Carolina, John McQuarie, Brunswick Christian Recovery Center; and Richard Rismiller, American Red Cross.

In addition to those in attendance the council has also made donations to the LAMB Foundation and Jesse Mae Monroe Elementary School during the year.

The Our Lady of the Rosary Knights of Columbus Council 9039 has donated more than $8,200 to local charities and community service organizations in the past year. Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 is based at St. Brendan the Navigator R.C. Church in Shallotte.

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