About Us – The Knights of Columbus Council 1750

About Us

OUR HISTORY

From our founding by Father Micheal J McGivney in 1882, the Knights of Columbus has continued to be an organization focused on volunteer work throughout the church and community, striving to bring God’s word through charitable deeds and actions to those in need.  As the right arm of the Church, charity is what defines the Knights.

Founder Father Micheal J. McGivney
The founder, an Irish-American Catholic priest, The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut gathered a group of men from St. Mary’s parish for an organizational meeting on October 2, 1881 and the Order was incorporated under the laws of the U.S. state of Connecticut on March 29, 1882. Though the first councils were all in that state, the Order spread throughout New England and the United States in subsequent years.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus.

There are more than 1.7 million members in 14,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to “practical Catholic” men aged 18 or older.

Councils have been chartered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, the Philippines, Guam, Saipan, Japan, Cuba, and most recently in Poland. The Knights’ official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has over 5,000 Circles. All the Order’s ceremonials and business meetings are restricted to members though all other events are open to the public. A promise not to reveal any details of the ceremonials except to an equally qualified Knight is required to ensure their impact and meaning for new members; an additional clause subordinates the promise to that Knight’s civil and religious duties.

The primary motivation for the Order was to be a mutual benefit society. As a parish priest in an immigrant community, McGivney saw what could happen to a family when the breadwinner died and wanted to provide insurance to care for the widows and orphans left behind. He himself had to temporarily leave his seminary studies to care for his family when his father died. In the late 19th century, Catholics were regularly excluded from labor unions and other organizations that provided social services.

In addition, Catholics were either barred from many of the popular fraternal organizations, or, as in the case of Freemasonry, forbidden from joining by the Catholic Church itself. McGivney wished to provide them an alternative. He also believed that Catholicism and fraternalism were not incompatible and wished to found a society that would encourage men to be proud of their American-Catholic heritage.


Charities Supported by Council 1750

  • Youth Scholarships
  • Immaculate Conception Parish and School
  • St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
  • Holiday Bureau
  • Bistro 163
  • CASA
  • Joyful Connections
  • Seminarian Vocations
  • Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Immaculate Conception St Joseph Respect for Life
  • Ruth Ann’s House
  • Annunciation Radio
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Red Cross

2020 – 2021 COUNCIL OFFICERS

  • Spiritual Advisor – Deacon Maury Hall
  • Grand Knight – Paul Messerly
  • Deputy Grand Knight – Ed Verkin, Jr.
  • Chancellor – Jeremy Cross
  • Recorder – Bryan Pollauf
  • Treasurer – Aaron Gonya
  • Advocate – Matt Cornett
  • Warden – Tom Riems
  • Inside Guard – Mike Mathews
  • Outside Guard – Fred Szabo
  • 3rd Year Trustee – Ed Maher, Jr.
  • 2nd Year Trustee – Jack Resetar
  • 1st Year Trustee – Joe Majce
  • Financial Secretary – Cat Alvarez

Council 1750 Members

First Name Middle Name Last Name City State
FRED                A                   AGNELLO                                 BRIGHTON                      MI
CATARINO                                ALVAREZ                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
PAUL                M                   ANDERSON                                PORT CLINTON                  OH
PHILLIP             M                   ANDERSON                                SYLVANIA                       OH
JOSEPH                                  ANDREWS                                 MCCONNELSVILLE                OH
ARNOLD                                  ARAGUZ                                  LONGWOOD                      FL
GERALD               R                   ARNOLD                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
DAVID               P                   ASHTON                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
SEAN                M                    BARNETT                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
CURTIS              M                   BAXTER                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
JOHN                R                   BENNETT                                 SHAKER HEIGHTS                OH
DENNIS              R                   BERGEMAN                                PORT CLINTON                  OH
JAMES               L                   BERGEMAN                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
TODD                H                   BICKLEY                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
DALE                R                   BIRD                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
LYLE                J                   BOYTIM                                  LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD           OH
JOSEPH              M                   BRENNER                                 PORT CLINTON                   OH
DANIEL                                  BRISENO                                 GYPSUM                        OH
JOHN                J                   CARROLL                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
RICHARD              R                   CELEK                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
TIMOTHY             E                   COLLINS                                 SANDUSKY                      OH
MATTHEW                                  CORNETT                                 OAK HARBOR                    OH
BARRY               R                   COVER                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
JEREMIAH            M                   CROSS                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
ROQUE               D                   CUEVAS                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
JAMES               T                   DEGLEY                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
MICHAEL             C                   DEIS                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
DENNIS              J                   DEPNER                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
THOMAS              L                   DRESSEL                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
MICHAEL             R                   DRUSBACKY                               PORT CLINTON                   OH
DAVID               F                   DUBBERT                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
WILLIAM             J                   DUPPS                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
MICHAEL             J                   DZIAK                                   LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD           OH
ROBERT              E                   ELLITHORPE                              PORT CLINTON                  OH
RAYMOND             E                    ENSMAN                                  LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD           OH
JAMES               P                   EVEN                                    AURORA                        OH
BERT                N                   FALL                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
JAMES               A                   FARIS                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
JOHN                R                   FELLHAUER                                OREGON                        OH
STEVEN              P                   FILLMORE                                PORT CLINTON                  OH
BRANDON             J                   FITT                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
D                   GREGORY             FOX                                     PORT CLINTON                  OH
DAVID               G                   GAHRIS                                  LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD           OH
DONALD              E                   GAYDOSH                                 HURON                         OH
CHRISTOPHER         R                   GEORGE                                  PICKERINGTON                   OH
ROBERT              R                   GIEGER                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
AARON               W                   GONYA                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
LAWRENCE            J                   GONZALES                                PORT CLINTON                  OH
DONALD              J                   GRESH                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
KEITH               D                   GRINE                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
MARK                A                   HABLITZEL                               PORT CLINTON                  OH
MAURY               J                    HALL                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
         
LARRY               R                   HATTAN                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
MICHAEL             J                   HAYES                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
LAWRENCE                                HOLMAN                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
DAVID               A                   HUFFMAN                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
DAVID               P                   JOHNSON                                 PORT CLINTON                   OH
         
ROBERT              J                   KASPAR                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
LEO                 P                   KIMMET                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
JAMES               H                   KNIGHT                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
CARL                 E                   KOEBEL                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
RICHARD             J                   KOKINDA                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
         
THOMAS              E                   KOWALCZK                                LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD           OH
GEORGE              F                   KREJCI                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
ROGER               L                   KREMPA                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
RAYMOND             L                   KROFFT                                   OAK HARBOR                    OH
THOMAS              J                   KRUPP                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
THEODORE            T                   LACEY                                   PORT CLINTON                   OH
JOSHUA              C                   LAPE                                    FREMONT                       OH
ROBERT              J                   LECIEJEWSKI                             PORT CLINTON                  OH
ANDREW              J                   LEIS                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
KEVIN               T                   LENEGHAN                                PORT CLINTON                  OH
JOHN                 R                   LESNIEWICZ                              PORT CLINTON                  OH
STEPHEN             J                   LEVORCHICK                              PORT CLINTON                  OH
DANIEL              R                    LOWE                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
JOHN                D                   MAC DONALD                              SANDUSKY                      OH
EDWARD              J                   MAHER                                    LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD           OH
JOSEPH              A                   MAJCE                                   LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD                    OH
CHRISTOPHER         M                   MALFARA                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
THOMAS              A                   MALLORY                                 CHANDLER                      AZ
W                   MICHAEL             MATHEWS                                 OAK HARBOR                     OH
MICHAEL             L                   MESSA                                   LACARNE                       OH
PAUL                J                   MESSERLY                                PORT CLINTON                  OH
MICHAEL             B                   MIER                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
ANDREW              G                   MIGAS                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
JOHN                 C                   MISSLER                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
PETER               J                   MULCAHY                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
STEVEN              J                    NOVAK                                   CINCINNATI                    OH
CRAIG               D                   OLSZEWSKI                               TEMPERANCE                    MI
RICHARD             H                   PACKERT                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
THOMAS              A                   POLIDORO                                SAINT AUGUSTINE               FL
BRYAN               T                   POLLAUF                                  OAK HARBOR                    OH
JOSEPH                                  PUDA                                    PORT CLINTON                  OH
JAMES               M                   RECKER                                  PORT CLINTON                  OH
PATRICK             A                   REINECK                                 PORT CLINTON                  OH
JOHN                A                   REINEKE                                 PORT CLINTON                   OH
JOHN                A                   RESETAR                                 LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD                    OH
MICHAEL             J                   RICKARD                                 LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD                    OH
RICHARD              W                   RIEDMAIER                               PORT CLINTON                  OH
THOMAS              R                   RIEMS                                   PORT CLINTON                  OH
               
BENJAMIN        D                  ROBERTS                                PORT CLINTON                 OH
MICHAEL          J                  RODER                            MONTPELIER                  VA
DENNIS              M                  ROETTGER                            PORT CLINTON           OH
THOMAS           D                 ROWE                               PORT CLINTON             OH
JAMES           K               SAY                              OAK HARBOR               OH
DANIEL          E                  SCHADE                                  OAK HARBOR                 OH
EDMUNDMSCHAFFERPORT CLINTON   OH
JOHNRSCHAFFNERPORT CLINTON   OH
KENNETHWSHARKEYOAK HARBOROH
LYLEJSHORTPORT CLINTON   OH
JOSHVSMITHOAK HARBOROH
ROYGSMITHPORT CLINTON   OH
JAMESLSNYDERPORT CLINTON   OH
ROBERTJSNYDERPORT CLINTONOH
ROBERTNST CLAIRPORT CLINTON   OH
ALEXNSZABOPORT CLINTON   OH
FREDESZABOPORT CLINTON   OH
JERRYLTAROLLIPORT CLINTON   OH
WILLIAMOTAUBKENTHE VILLAGES  FL
RICKYTHORNTONPORT CLINTON   OH
TIMOTHYBTITTAPORT CLINTON   OH
DALEMVANLERBERGHEPORT CLINTON   OH
EDWARDJVERKINPORT CLINTON   OH
EDWARDJVERKIN, JRPORT CLINTON   OH
LOUISPWARGOPORT CLINTON   OH
WALTERCWEHENKELPORT CLINTON   OH
THOMASPWELDONPORT CLINTON   OH
JAMESHWENZINGERPORT CLINTON   OH
RICHARDWINKEENGLEWOODFL
JAMESAWISLERPORT CLINTON   OH
SJAMESZAFIRAUPORT CLINTON   OH
FLOCKWOODZEISPORT CLINTON   OH
ERICZEITZHEIMPORT CLINTON   OH
ERICJZGODZINSKIPORT CLINTON   OH
GARYEZIEMKEPORT CLINTON   OH
JAMESPZURAPORT CLINTON   OH