On January 11, 2021 Grand Knight Mark Mikosz was tragically killed in an auto accident.
Mark lead of Council at one of its most trying times.
Lets take a moment to revisit his contributions to our success.
Mark was a member of the Knights for only a few years. However, he was active from the start of his membership. He made his First Degree in October 2018. He attended both Business and Officer Meetings, even though he wasn't an Officer, and agreed to run for GK of the 2019-2020 Fraternal year when no other candidates were available. He was elected and re-elected the following year.
Under Mark's leadership, and withP/DGK Lou Manz's assistance, the 2019-2020 fraternal year started out strong.
We had a very successful membership drive that resulted in us meeting Double Star Council requirements for the first time in many years.
We continued our monthly Family Breakfasts, and we had a very successful Free Throw Competition at All Saints School .
We raised over $8000 for The Miracle House during a Baby Bottle Drive, volunteered at Hanna's House, and worked a concession booth at Roger Dean Stadium to raise funds to support our various activities.
But things changed in early 2020. The Covid 19 pandemic soon brought all of our normal activities, including our in person meetings to an end. Mark was the Grand Knight for one of the hardest period in our councils history. With Mark's leadership, however, we started ZOOM Business and Officers Meeting. We had ZOOM exemplifications. With Mark's lead the Council took a strong position in supporting the Food for Families Ministry and Saint Vincent de Paul Society to help those impacted by the pandemic. We continued our support of Hanna's house, we hosted the Silver Rose Icon, and we awarded the Diocesan Altar Server of the Year award to Stephen England.
We were lucky to have Mark as the Grand Knight during the pandemic. His leadership has kept us together and functioning. His easy going manner, patience and perseverance , even during hard times, is an example for all.
The Council is having two Masses said for Mark. They are at 5:30 PM on April 21st, and at 8
AM on April 30th.
Rest in Peace Mark.