Pay Council Dues for 2017

Thank you for being part of the “Great 799.”  We are a vibrant, strong Council, and we always meet our responsibilities to the Order.  As you know, each Member is responsible for payment of dues on a calendar year basis.  The dues for 2017 are “due” by December 31, 2016.  If you haven’t already paid your Council dues for 2017, please pay them as soon as possible.  To make it easier for you, we have an option for online payment.  The online payment form is available at the following URL:
Alternatively, you can pay your dues by mail or in person to our new Financial Secretary, James Hale:


Knights of Columbus Council #799

F.S. James Hale

10110 Shoreview Road

Dallas, TX 75238


Thank you for your membership and participation in the Council.  We wish everyone a Merry & Blessed Christmas!

Kids’ Christmas Party


Please join us for the annual KC700 Children’s Christmas Party. It will held from 3-5 PM on Sunday Dec 11th, at the KC Club, 10110 Shoreview Dr, Dallas, TX

· We will have Santa Claus and Ms Claus handing out Christmas gifts

· We will have our favorite balloon clown, Bender, making balloons for the kids

· Lots of crafts such as decorating cookies and making ornaments

· And food for you and the children.

· And we have our Christmas DJ on hand to add Christmas music for the kids

All are welcome, please bring your children out for a fun time.

GempelIn Memory of John “Jack” Collins Gempel

June 2, 1927 – October 12, 2015
Jack Gempel was born in Highland Park, Michigan on June 2, 1927, and died in Dallas on October 12. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; three children: John, Jr., (Karen), Peggy Clayton (Brit), Mary Ann Williams (Tom); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jack’s career highlights include designing some of Detroit’s most iconic automobiles, but he would undoubtedly prefer to be remembered as an exemplary husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather-which he was .Jack worked as an automotive stylist for Chrysler Corporation from 1950-65, as Head of Design & Engineering for Chrysler Boat Corporation (Plano, TX) from 1965-81, and as an industrial designer after his retirement from Chrysler in 1981.Services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9643 Ferndale Rd., Dallas 75238, on Monday, October 19: Rosary at 10:30, Mass at 11:00, with a reception following. Jack asked that memorials be made to the Knights of Columbus Chapter 799, 10110 Shoreview Rd., Dallas, TX 75238



Service Information

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 10:30 am
St Patrick Catholic Church
Dallas Texas
Memorial Mass
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:00 am
St Patrick Catholic Church
Dallas, Texas

October Newsletter

Here you go: KC799-newsletter-2015-10


Attached is the October 2015 newsletter.  It is also available online:  October 2015

In addition to the newsletter, please see three additional items below.


Over the past several months, we’ve tried to get more calendar dates out in advance.  Attached is a **draft** calendar that has the schedule of items from now until the end of the fraternal year.  I hope this is helpful to you in your planning purposes.  Please let us know if you have any edits or suggested changes:   (All dates subject to change)

10/12/2015 Monday Columbus Day
10/12/2015 Monday Orientation Meeting for new candidates Boardroom
10/14/2015 Wednesday Fourth Degree Board Meeting Boardroom
10/17/2015 Saturday Blood Drive Downstairs
10/17/2015 Saturday St. Patrick School Harvest Fest
10/18/2015 Sunday Bingo Night (FAJR)
10/20/2015 Tuesday KC799 Board Meeting Boardroom
10/22/2015 Thursday Oct 22-25: St. Patrick’s Mens ACTS Retreat
10/26/2015 Monday Catholic Daughters of America – Meeting Downstairs
10/26/2015 Monday Special Olympics Bowling Competition (10/26-11/6)
10/27/2015 Tuesday First Degree Ceremonial Downstairs
10/28/2015 Wednesday Fourth Degree – Open meeting “Patriotic” meeting Upstairs
10/29/2015 Thursday Dallas Diocesan Chapter meeting Downstairs
10/30/2015 Friday Kid’s Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat Downstairs
10/31/2015 Saturday Halloween (stay safe)
11/1/2015 Sunday All Saints Day, Holy Day of Obligation
11/1/2015 Sunday Daylight Savings Time Ends:  FALL BACK
11/3/2015 Tuesday Monthly General Meeting Hall


Get your Pictures! (Family Pictures and Member picture for Pictorial Directory)

LifeTouch will take your family photo in time for you to get fall/Christmas photos made.  At the same time you can also have your Member picture taken, which will be used for our Council pictorial directory.  Everyone who takes a family photo will be elligible for a free pictorial directory next spring/summer.

I’d really like to encourage all members to participate in this project.  You can have your photo session any time from 2pm to 9pm on M, Wed, Thur, or Friday (November 2, 4-6) or 9:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday, November 7.   Below is the link to sign up for a photo session:


St. Pius X Oktoberfest – This weekend

St. Pius X is having the Oktoberfest this weekend.   Come enjoy some food, entertainment, games, inflatables, and carnival rides.  Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.   Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 11:00am-5:00pm.

Link for more info:


Dunking Booth, anyone?

Hello Knights of 799!  St. Patrick’s School has asked for your help to make their dunking booth at the St. Patrick HarvestFest the best dunking experience ever! Please consider signing up for a 10-15 minute session in the dunking booth Saturday, 10/17/15.

Maybe get a buddy to sign up for back to back sessions with you so you can take turns heckling the crowd! We will provide a private changing area where you can also store your dry clothes as well as a clean towel to use.  We will also buy you a burger the day of from our food vendor, Burger House!

Contact Amanda or Melissa for any questions

Sign up: