Family Of the Month
Council Family of the Month
November 2017: Glenn & Pat Spivey
Glenn & Pat Spivey are Council 11101 June Family of the Month.
Glenn received his Knights of Columbus Admission (1st) Degree in March of 1995. He received his 2nd and 3rd Degrees in April 1996, and his 4th Degree in November 1998. And Glenn & Pat's son Brett joined the Knights of Columbus in Raleigh.
Glenn and Pat Spivey are very involved parishioners at Saint Pius X. They both work for the parish. Pat is the full-time Pastoral Associate in charge of SPX Business and Maintenance.
Glenn works part time to help our Parish Seniors. He organizes and works on the SPX Senior Luncheon, where retired parishioners meet monthly (September – May) for a special liturgy, luncheon and fellowship. They also take day trips to local points of interest. He coordinates Volunteers who are needed to provide rides to the monthly Senior meetings and to weekend Mass for those unable to drive.
Glenn and Pat are both involved in a variety of parish functions: Social Committee set up and clean up, Parish Life committee, Game Nights, receptions, Fall Festivals, etc. Recently they organized and worked at Deacon Bill Shaw's sendoff reception.
Glenn has held many Officers positions in the Knights. He has been Grand Knight, Chancellor, Program Director, Council Director, Youth Director, LAMB Director, Membership Director, and Advocate.
Pat has always been a great help to Glenn in those positions. When Glenn was the Grand Knight she helped him with reports, organization, and scheduling. For two consecutive years, she helped Glenn and the Council obtain the Star Council award.
Glenn & Pat routinely donate food to the "Blessed Table", a small east side multi-church food pantry.
Pat & Glenn started a Sunday night church fellowship bowling league, when they were still at OLG. Bishop Begley even bowled for awhile in their league. They continue to build that church fraternity at SPX, with all who want to play these 46 years later.
Pat, Glenn and their three sons used their carpentry and painting skills to help Father Louis Canino remodel the Franciscan Center on Greene St.
Pat also made all the costumes for the Franciscan Players' road show "Francis, A Saint From Assisi". They played in Carolina, Virginia and even in NY.
Glenn and our other great First Degree Team members started our own SPX team at a time when only Council 939 had a team. Glenn took the difficult role of Chancellor and made it his own. Interestingly, he did all that memorization in his spare time, mostly while walking and exercising.
When a Second Degree Team was forming to include Brothers from all Greensboro Councils in this District, Glenn joined and took the difficult role of Chancellor once again.
Glenn & Pat are a Catholic family that provides parish leadership and service through their charity, unity and fraternity.
They are the June Knights of Columbus "Family of the Month.”
Congratulations Glenn and Pat!
October 2017: Warren & Karen Duhaime
Warren & Karen Duhaime are St. Pius X Council 11101 October Family of the Month.
Warren received his Knights of Columbus Admission (1st) Degree in January of 1985. He received his 2nd and 3rd Degrees in February and March of 1986, and his 4th Degree in November 2014.
Warren & Karen met in High School. Afterward, Warren joined marines in 1963 at the age of 17. He was in Vietnam in 1967-68 where he flew in UH-34Ds for the Ugly Angels, HMM 362 Marine Air Squadron. Warren was a logistic Sargeant and helicopter gunner.
When he returned home, Warren and Karen married in 1968 and in the years followed they had three children: Aaron, Allison and Kevin.
Their children received their CCD training from Brother Tracey Welliver at St Pius X.
Warren and Karen Duhaime are very involved parishioners at Saint Pius X.
They both volunteer on the SPX Consolation Ministry, where they help grieving families at funerals of their loved ones.
This past summer Karen volunteered at the Catholic Heart Regional Church Work Camp. The St Pius X Youth Group sent approximately 30 of kids and chaperones from our parish to South Carolina to repair hurricane damaged homes.
Warren and Karen work as volunteers to help our Parish Seniors at the SPX Senior Luncheon. They set up, clean, serve; check in at the Luncheon, where retired parishioners meet monthly for a special Senior Mass, programs and fellowship.
They also help at the Potter’s House, a homeless shelter, part of the Greensboro Urban Ministry, where they serve and cook for the homeless.
Warren is an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, once every month. Rosemarie Cooke, the team coordinator, still needs more Brother Knights as Eucharistic Ministers. Call Warren for more information.
Warren and Karen are both involved in a variety of other parish functions: Social Committee set up and clean up, Parish Life committee, Game Nights, Receptions, Fall Festivals, decorate SPX Church at Christmas, etc.
Karen and Warren helped Father Louis Canino remodel the Franciscan Center on Greene St., where they did painting, carpentry remodeling and electrical wiring. They've also attended several conferences and support events at St Francis Springs, in Stoneville.
Warren has held many Knights of Columbus Officer positions. He has been Deputy Grand Knight, Chancellor, Retention Chairman, and Outside Guard. Warren is also a member of Assembly 3253, where he is the acting Inner Sentinel and has also been the Outer Sentinel.
Karen has always been a great help to Warren in those positions. She enjoys being with Warren and the other Knights, so she attends all of our programs and projects: monthly Rosary, Right to Life programs, LAMB drives, Room at Inn support banquet, etc.
Warren & Karen are a Catholic family that provides parish leadership and service through their charity, unity and fraternity.
They are the October Knights of Columbus "Family of the Month.”
Congratulations Warren and Karen!
Knight Of the Month
Council Knight of the Month
November 2017 : Steve Szymanski
Steve recently joined the Knights of Columbus in December 2016. He just received his Second and Third Degrees on May 20. Steve discovered our Council by attending a Knights' Rosary one Sunday.
Although Steve is new in our Council, he's been very proactive by requesting to be part of our Council's leadership. Recently he was elected as our Council Recorder.
When asked why he joined the Knights of Columbus he said, "to take a more active role in St Pius X parish charitable activities."
Steve is the father of three children ages 21, 18 and 10. He is active in their school mentoring programs: Reading with Kids, doing set up and clean up for holiday parties, Field Days and other school activities.
Steve works for Netapp in Raleigh. He is the Sales Account Manager for Cisco Systems Technology, where he provides software and hardware for data network systems.
We are very pleased to add Steve to our Council of Brothers, especially since he is so willing to take an active leadership role.
Steve is the June, Knights of Columbus, "Knight of the Month.”
October 2017 : Walt Edwards
Walt Edwards was born and raised Catholic in Charleston, West Virginia. He met and married his wife Karen, while he was at Ft Campbell, KY.
In 1980 he went to a Cursillo weekend at Blessed Mother Church in Owensboro, KY, where he had a rebirth of his Faith. Shortly afterward, he and Karen moved to Greensboro.
Walt worked for Rice Toyota as the Finance Insurance Manager, Traders Chevrolet, as the Truck Sales Manager, and Country Wide as the Wholesale Mortgage Account Rep.
Walt joined Knights of Columbus in October 2011. He completed his Second and Third Degrees in 2012.
Walt is active in many Knights’ service programs and community activities: Blood Drives, Fish Frys, Pancake Breakfasts, LAMB Drives, First Friday Adorations and the Knights Monthly Rosaries.
Walt’s wife Karen had a heart attack in May and an unsolved artery bleed in August that led her to receive six pints blood. He is trying to take care of Karen and yet stay active in our Council, Parish and Community. He asked that we all keep Karen in our prayers.
Each week, Walt visits two different Nursing Homes. On Sunday, he visits Guilford House Memory Care residents and brings them ice cream. He said they don’t always remember him, but they do remember the ice cream. Then on Thursdays, he visits a retired Fire Chief at Golden Living Nursing Home. The Fire Chief is in skilled nursing care and has no surviving family, so Walt makes sure he gets a weekly visitor.
Walt is a long time volunteer for SPX Meals On Wheels, Senior Resources of Guilford County. On the first Monday of every month he delivers meals to physically and socially isolated homebound seniors. Walt works with SPX coordinators Brother Stu and Delores Ahrens.
Walt is also a volunteer for SPX Senior Wheels of Guilford County, where he drives seniors to their Doctor visits once each month.
Walt is a Lector and Alter Server at weekly Friday Mass at St Pius X Church.
He also teaches a Bible Study at Dolan Manor. St Pius X’s Brother Glen Spivey started the class. Walt began his Biblical teaching at a weekly Bible Study class at the YMCA. Then he joined St Pius X, when Bible Study classes began with Brother Dan Curran and Peter Arsenault.
Walt is a very involved St Pius X Brother Knight, who provides Council service through his acts of charity, simultaneously building Parish unity and developing Council brotherhood.
Walt is the October "Knight of the Month.”