Monday, 03 September 2012 13:23
Sir Knight Arturo C. Tolentino, a member of the premier Knights of Columbus Fr. Eusebio Salvador Council 8330 of Sta. Maria for two decades, was installed into office as its Grand Knight recently.
The 29th Installation rites of Council 8330 was held at the Garden Orchide Hotel last August 26, 2012 with District Deputy SK Alejandro C. Navato as the installing officer with Councilor Rogelio L. Valesco as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
The Sta. Maria Knights adopted the universal team “ So That The World May Know New Hope” where GK Tolentino reminded his brother Knights to always practice the precepts of the Church as a Catholic gentlemen to be able to see the light and new hope as disciples of Christ. In his inaugural message he vowed to continue the outstanding accomplishments of the retiring Grand Knight, SK Nelson A. Basa and PGK Andy Navato who brought the council several “Star Awards” in succession, the highest international award a local Knights of Columbus council awarded by the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson based in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Councilor Gerky Valesco, himself a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sta. Maria Council updated the over a hundred Knights and friends of the Knights in attendance on the current affairs of the city and urged his audience to be more vigilant of people who pretend to make Zamboanaga great behind their personal agenda. He stressed that the Knights of Columbus as a Chjristian brotherhood organization can always show new hope for all by pratising the principles of Knighood- Unity, fraternity and patriotism.
The well attended affair of the Caballeros de Colon de Sta, Maria was also attended by some visiting Knights and with Special Guest, Mayor Celso L. Lobregat who also delivered a special inspirational message giving new hope that its more fun and save to live in Zamboanga. He recalled during his younger days seeing his grand father don Pablo Lorenzo with his gala uniform and sword as a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Meanwhile, the other council officers inducted into office are SK JOSE Q. Balenton-Deputy Grand Knight, SK Mario S Cabanlit-Chancellor, SK Reinfrido Ruste- Financial Secretary, SK Leovi Basa-Recorder, SK Hermenegildo Canlas, Jr,- Treasurer, Bro. Bernardo R. Sumicad-Advocate, Sir WilfridoA Sedillo-Warden, and Bro. Vic Telan Jr,-Asst. Warden.
The Board of Trustees are SK FelicisimoR. Gadin, SK Samuel Y. Caballero an d SK Johnny D. Pavillar. Inside Guard is SK Zaldy S. Francisco and Outside Guard- Sir Hernan L. DeLos Reyes. Sir Knight Danilo O. Macansantos is the Lecturer of the council and Rev. Fr. Moises M. Cuevas – Chaplain.
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