• All Veterans (anyone who served in the military regardless of character of discharge)
• Spouses and surviving spouses of Veterans
• Caregivers of Veterans. For COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, we define a caregiver as a family member or friend who provides care to a Veteran. Caregivers may help a Veteran with personal needs like feeding, bathing, or dressing. They may also help a Veteran with tasks like shopping or transportation.
• Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
On Sunday, February 7, 2021, our Faithful Navigator of Father John J. Martin Assembly 2865, Victor Cotto, along with many other Knights from around the state, participated in Archbishop Wenski’s Ride for St. Luke’s Center for addictions. Over 200 riders participated, and it was a great success.
Archbishop Wenski annual ride benefiting St. Luke’s Center | Miami Herald
On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Saint Joseph Council 7408 is holding their Sweetheart Charity Ball at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6725 South Babcock Street in Malabar. This is just south of the overpass over I-95. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Dinner (Chicken, Ham, Sides, and Dessert) starts at 6:30. Music and dancing until 10. Entertainment by Joe Sapienza. For tickets, contact Ambre at the Saint Joseph parish office. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. For more information, call James Krempasky, 321-615-2805 or Terry Galvin, 321-508-5729. Donation $25 per person.
This Sunday, February 7, 2021, our Faithful Navigator of Father John J. Martin Assembly 2865, Victor Cotto, along with many other Knights from around the state, will participate in the 2021 Motorcycle Ride with Archbishop Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami. This annual event in which 200-plus riders take part, with His Eminence in the lead, starts with Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 11691 NW 25 St., Doral, FL 33172 at 8:30 A.M. Kickstands up at 10:30. The ride ends at Peterson’s Harley-Davidson South, 19825 S. Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay. Registration is $20, which includes 3 raffle tickets and 1 patch. Proceeds from the Ride are used to support St. Luke’s Center, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Miami, with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment. For more information, please visit Motorcycle Ride – Archdiocese of Miami (adomdevelopment.org). All Knights are welcome to ride.
The first general membership meeting of 2021 for Council 13243 is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, at 7 PM. Several important topics will be talked about, including:
- Heritage festival – hotdog /burger stand
- Current headshot photo for council purposes, during renewal. Discussion on possible use and limitations
- Mass for James Ford
- Mass for Ron Gento
- Updates on F.I.T. spaghetti dinner
- Other new business
This will be an online Zoom meeting. Grand Knight Danny Alvarado will send the link and logon information in an email to all. If you’re not getting his emails, please check your spam (or junk) folder and mark as Not Spam.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 is the date of our next spaghetti dinner at the F.I.T. All Faith Center, located 3216 Engineering Street, just west of Harris Village, located on the west side of the pond. For more information, please click here.
On Tuesday, November 24, 2020 our Council had its first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 shutdown began. The Council Officers met in the Servite Community Center for about an hour. Following the meeting, we sanitized the areas that we occupied. We look forward to having in-person membership meetings as soon as we are permitted.