State - Knight of the Year Award

L to R: At the AB/NWT State Convention:
State Deputy Bill Smith; State’s 2013 Knight of Year Bro. Denis H. and his wife Jeanette; and Supreme Treasurer Michael O’Connor.

Congratulations to Brother Anthony Council member Bro. Denis H. who was chosen 2013 State Knight of the Year at the Alberta/NWT State Convention held in Edmonton April 25-27, 2014. Thanks also to Denis¡¦ wife Jeanette for her support of Denis over many years in Council, which includes her active participation in many council events alongside Denis. 

Bro. Denis is an active and upstanding member of our Order and faithful member of Holy Family Parish. He is a charter member of Brother Anthony Council, established in 1989, has obtained the Fourth Degree Member, and served the Order throughout his membership in the all program areas over the past 25 years. Bro. Denis had worked on various parish committees before our Church was built and open for service in 1991, including fundraising for the church¡¦s building fund. He was Brother Anthony Council¡¦s first recorder, an executive position he held from 1989 to 2000. Bro. Denis was lecturer of our Council for the next 12 years, from 2000 to 2012. He was membership director from 1987 to 2010 and then assisted the new membership director for two years, from 2010 to 2012. 

Over eight years, from 2004 to 2012, Brother Denis was Charity Appeals coordinator for our Council. He has coordinated and served as MC for our Council¡¦s theme nights or other functions, including the annual Ukrainian Night Dinner and Dance. He has coordinated Council¡¦s annual golf tournament and involved with the State Golf Tournament our council hosted in 2012. Over the years Brother Denis has participated in all program areas of our Order. He led Brother Anthony Council's project to provide a gravesite for stillborn or miscarried babies at St. Albert Parish Historic Cemetery. Our Council provides these plots and engraving at no cost to the parents. Grieving mothers and fathers have found some solace by way of naming their unborn babies and having their babies¡¦ names included together with the other babies. Bro. Denis has worked with youth, including Council¡¦s annual Basketball Free Throw and Brother Anthony Kowalczyk Squire Circle 4759. 

Please take a moment to congratulate Bro. Denis on this well-deserved recognition!