Family Of the Month
Council Family of the Month
June 2018: Mike & Mary Lazorchick
Mike and Mary Virginia Lazorchick are very active members in our Parish, Council and Community.
Mike and Mary became members of SPX Parish in 1981. Their three children Eileen, Joseph and Christine attended SPX School from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Christine attended Bishop McGuinness high school.
Mike joined the Knights in Feb 2010. He completed his Second and Third Degrees in April 2010, and received his Patriotic Degree in 2016 at St Pat's in Fayetteville.
Mike attends many of our Council business meetings during year.
Mike is a very frequent Council volunteer. He often helps serve, setup and cleanup at many functions:
Blood Drives, Membership Drives, Pancake Breakfasts, Fish Fries, LAMB Drives, Thanksgiving Turkey Ministry, Christmas Party, etc. Mike is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and a Team Leader.
His wife Mary Virginia has been a member of the wonderful SPX Choir for 30 years, and she volunteers for Mobil Meals.
They attended SPX Jubilees and Mike was a team leader.
When their children attended St. Pius X School Mike served on the School Board as Treasure and the Parish Financial Council.
Mary Virginia was an SPX first grade aid for several years.
Mike served as Chairman of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Athletic Department Villains Club and on the School Board.
During the past year their oldest daughter Eileen and her husband Taylor had a baby boy, named Wade. Their son Joseph and his wife Morgan had a baby girl, named Sloane. They are very proud of their first two grandchildren.
Their youngest daughter Christine, just graduated from the University of Dublin in Ireland receiving her Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine. With her degree, Dr. Christine Lazorchick will be able to practice anywhere in the world.
The Lazorchick’s are the Knights of Columbus June Family of the Month. We are all honored to have Mike, Mary, Eileen, Joseph and Christine as part of our Council family of Brothers and Sisters. Congratulations to the entire Lazorchick family.
Knight Of the Month
Council Knight of the Month
June 2018 : Stu Ahrens
Stu Ahrens is Council 11101 Knight of the Month for June.
When Stu was getting his PhD in Nuclear Physics at the University of Wyoming, he met Dolores. Her boss at UW helped Stu get a teaching job at A&T. Stu taught there for 30 years and loved every minute of it.
After 20 years of marriage, Dolores helped Stu convert to Catholicism, the “best thing” he ever did.
Stu received his Knights of Columbus Admission (1st) Degree on November 16, 1999, when he joined Council 11101. He received his Formation and Knighthood (2nd & 3rd) Degrees on August 25, 2001. Stu became a Sir Knight, completing his Patriot (4th) Degree on April 24, 2010 and joined Fr. Francis Connolly Assembly 3253 at St Pius X.
Over the years Stu has been active at many Council, Church and Community activities:
Stu was most active in the Knights of Columbus as Pancake Breakfast Director. Stu always enjoys working at the K of C monthly Pancake Breakfasts. Monsignor values the Parish Breakfasts because he gets to meet all of our Parish families. They are a great opportunity for our Council and Parish to socialize and build community spirit, and a great recruiting tool for our Council.
Stu and Dolores are the sole coordinators for SPX Mobile Meals Team. He spends 4-5 days a month preparing their Team of 40 permanent SPX volunteers and 35 temp SPX volunteers. They and their Team drive 20 Greensboro routes and deliver 300 meals, on the first Monday of every month. Ninety percent of their routes are in Greensboro, with about 10 % out in Guilford County.
Their delivery work begins at Peace United Church of Christ on West Market St, just past OLG. Golden Corral on Lawndale Drive, provides one hot and one cold meal for each Meals On Wheels client.
As the sole coordinators of the SPX Team, they call all volunteers to make sure they are available for their scheduled deliveries. Stu values his personal relationships with volunteers and interactive conversations with his clients of homebound seniors, as the most critical element of bringing compassion to these physically and socially isolated people. Often their volunteers are First Responders. They have many stories of calling 911 to get emergency care to these lonely people. Stu has one Client who likes to remind them, they saved her life.
If you are interested in helping, call Stu at (336) 202-0921 or 272-2824.
Stu is a very involved Knight, who provides Council leadership and service through his charity, unity and brotherhood.
Stu is the June Knights of Columbus, "Knight of the Month.”