68th Anniversary Dinner Dance Honoring Joe Martinez
Date(s) - February 26, 2022
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Crystal Park Banquet Center
For the Father Saylor Council, the pinnacle of the year is the
Annual Anniversary Dinner and Dance. The party honors
an outstanding leader of the Council, very often an
Immediate Past Grand Knight.
There have been 35 PGK in the last 68 years. Going back to our founding, they include such deceased Past Grand Knights as Leo Paluch, Julian Joseph, Barney Haiduc, Art Champagne, Jack McAdoo, Sig Obrycki, Andy Bertilino, Ed Klenczar and Marcos Dias.
To honor and keep all of them in our memories, we include a
list of all of our PGK on page two of this monthly Knight
Notes. Our most Recent PGK, Joe Martinez will be
honored on Saturday Feb. 26th. Some of our PGK helped
in the founding of our Council. Others stewarded us
through our growth as we became one of the top Councils in
Michigan. But none of these distinguished gentlemen ever
faced a crisis as severe as the COVID-19 pandemic. The
pandemic caused a significant number of stand-alone
Councils to close their halls and become Parish Councils.
But Fr. Saylor Council sailed through, maintaining its
programs and even expanding its activities despite isolation,
lockdowns and social distancing.
Joe and the loyal officers and the committee chairs have made our Council one of the few Councils in Michigan to emerge from the pandemic stronger than before. Come celebrate our 68tth Anniversary on Sat. Feb 26th. Tickets are $25 and are available in the Lounge.
See you on the 26th!