Knight of the Year
Council: 13861 - SANFORD
This year’s Knight of the Year has answered the call every time there was a need. In fact, many times he took the initiative to begin a program or project.
Rick has been very involved and committed to our council’s “Leave no Neighbor Behind” program, ensuring all our Brother Knights received a “check in” call during the year. He also instituted and coordinated a program to send Christmas cards to all our brothers and took charge of our retention program.
Rick has been a leader of our kitchen team, ensuring the facility upkeep was maintained, spending many hours installing a new sink and cleaning the stove and griddle. In March he dedicated many hours planning and organizing our first ever “drive through” haddock dinner. He also manufactured a rolling stand for a pizza oven that was donated.
Rick offered and brought his backhoe and trailer when we created a new garden for the rectory. Rich has volunteered many hours for our “sanitizing team”, our church cleaning and seasonal decorating teams. He, along with his wife Becky, have volunteered at the concession stand at the Sanford Mainers games and at the Acton Fair.
As Deputy Grand Knight, Rick has provided his support and ideas to the Grand Knight either at counciil meetings or on many phone conversations, making the Grand Knight’s job easier. For that, the St. Thomas Council is greatful.
With great pride, the St. Thomas Council congratulates Rick Southwick, Our Knight of the Year!