On Wednesday, September 9, 2020 the Knight of the Year for fraternal year was announced. Let us all congratulate Joe on his selection.
At the beginning of the September business meeting by ZOOM, GK Ron Bourque reported on the Knight of the Year selection. Ron described the works of the most recent Knights of the Month (KOM), listing their accomplishments and contributions to the council and community. The council is fortunate to have members such as KOMs Jay Cappello, Joe Stafford, Norm Comeau, Mike Banks, Julian Roy, Dan Norris, Tom Campbell, Rick Veilleux, Mike Schwing, and Ed Lynch.
After the list was read, Ron handed over the meeting to current Knight of the Year, Charlie Walsh. Charlie then announced the newest KOY, Joe Stafford. A round of virtual applause was given for Joe.
Joe is a 34-year member of the Knights and was the Grand Knight for 2007-2008. He leads a busy life with family, farm, work, and service to the nation as a member of the Coast Guard, working to protect the ocean harbors and port of entry.(He also serves as the coach for our council’s synchronized swimming team.)
Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we could not honor him at this time with a banquet. So we will toast / roast Joe in the future!
Each month, a Brother Knight is selected as the Knight of the Month by the current year Grand Knight, in recognition of their service to the Church, Council and Community. Council 4442's Knight of the Year is selected from these worthy Knights.