Grand Knight's Report

SK Chris Keplinger

Brother Knights:

I bring you this special Accolade delivery to present the 2020-2021 budget for the council. This budget will be voted upon at our next meeting on, August 27, 2020. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM.

Sacred Heart Council #2577
2020-2021 Proposed Budget
Category Income Expense Net
Faith $700.00 $6,100.00 -$5,400.00
Family $0.00 $1,550.00 -$1,550.00
Life $2,750.00 $5,025.00 -$2,275.00
Community $5,250.00 $6,400.00 -$1,150.00
Membership $20,800.00 $2,150.00 $18,650.00
Bingo $10,000.00 $4,450.00 $5,550.00
Other Programs $25,550.00 $13,550.00 $12,000.00
Administrative $0.00 $36,650.00 -$36,650.00
GK Expenses $0.00 $3,850.00 -$3,850.00
Total $65,050.00 $79,725.00 -$14,675.00
PEACH Fundraiser

Who doesn’t love fresh, local, tree ripened peaches and supporting the council? NewFruitMarkets and Sacred Heart Council are teaming up to offer a peach fundraiser.  The process is very simple and 30% of the sales go directly to the council. Our goal is to reach 200 orders!

#1 Order your peaches by August 20th.

#2 Pick up at Boswell Hall on Saturday, August 22nd between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Click HERE to get started.

Housebound and need your order delivered? If you live in the Bowie area, please contact me at and I will arrange a time to drop your order off on August 22nd.

Next week we will continue reflecting upon the Into the Breach series published by the Knights of Columbus. The series speaks to prayer, brotherhood, family, and faith.

Tuesday, August 18 at 8 PM is the next Breach meeting. All men are welcome and you can start at any time so please share with family and friends. Materials are below:

Program Introduction

Video Link #2

Study Guide #2

Re-opening Update 8/14/20

This past week the BA and CWC met and plans continue to be put in place to re-open.  It has been agreed that the BA and the Council will assist the CWC to ensure the hall is COVID compliant by September 1. We will then begin investigating valid configurations of tables/chairs for events.

Upon completion of these tasks, if it is deemed safe to do so, we will begin accepting rentals of the large room on a case-by-case basis. Initially we will have a cap of 150 people in the room and expectations will be provided to the client. The kitchen remains unavailable for use without express permission from myself AND the hall manager. 

The HVAC cleaning will be scheduled next week as we had to seek another vendor.

It is my hope that with these safety measures we can once again start using the facility, albeit in a limited capacity.  I appreciate everyone's patience and support.

Council Meetings

Meeting will continue to be offered in-person AND via virtual meeting.

Sick and Memorial

If you know of a Brother Knight who has recently deceased, please email Don Tallmadge at  Please email all other prayer intentions for members and relatives to  Prayer intentions will remain on the website for a period of one month.

List of Council Officers 2020-2021

Grand Knight:  Christopher Keplinger  301-466-6917

Deputy Grand Knight:  Michael Mitchell  293-628-1291

Chaplain:  Rev. Father Paul Sparklin  401-721-5770

Associate Chaplain:  Rev. Deacon David Barnes  443-292-8400

Chancellor:  Lee (Bud) Dumais  240-687-6920

Warden:  Jonathan Collum

Financial Secretary:  Don Tallmadge  301-218-4623

Recorder:  Joe Massimini  301-464-4656

Treasurer:  Bob Heverly

Advocate:  George Riddle  410-972-5285

Lecturer:  Naciem Yousif  240-476-1159

Inside Guard:  Calvin Blake Jr.  240-770-7704

Outside Guard:  Ray DeVous  301-641-8054

Outside Guard:  Jonathan Tallmadge  301-218-4623

Trustee, First Year:  Ralph Bonuchelli  301-464-3630

Trustee, Second Year:  Bill Sapero  410-721-9163

Trustee, Third Year:  Matthew Warehime  443-506-9877

Sacred Heart Council #2577 of the Knights of Columbus was established on June 21, 1925. The Accolade is the official monthly publication. Please send all correspondence to the Grand Knight @ Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie, MD 20715. 

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