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CHAPTER

OFFICERS
Knights of Columbus
Vol. 13 No. 12 June 2014
SUFFOLK CHAPTER NEWS
From the Chapter Chairman’s Desk …
My Brothers and Sisters in Columbianism:

As we wind down our Columbian Year I want to thank everyone
for their support they have given me as your Suffolk Chapter
Chairman. I also want to thank our Sister Columbiettes for their
support to our Chapter. I want to Congratulate the Suffolk Chapter
Columbiettes on their achievement in taking 1
st
, 2
nd
, 3
rd
and 4
th
Place
in membership at their recent State Convention. Way to Go Girls!

Let’s not forget our Charity Drive is in full swing and councils
we need your help please! All of our committees are down from last
year especially our Journal Ads and Charity Drive books. Our ticket
sales for our Charity Ball is slow. Our Ball will be held on June 29th at
Chateau Le Mer in Lindenhurst. The cost is $65p/p (same as last
year). For reservations see PGK, FDD William Larke. You will have a
cocktail half hour, dinner with a choice, top shelf liquor, ice cream
bar, chocolate fountain, DJ, coffee and cake so come on down and
have a good time at our culmination of all your hard work on the
Charity Drive. Let us not forget that this Charity Drive Honorary
Chairman is our dear departed brother PGK, FDD Nick Marchesi.

I hope everyone remembered our fallen heroes on Memorial
Day and if you see a Veteran please say thank you for keeping us
safe.

Our June meeting will be at OLPH Council 794 on June 20th at
8pm with a 7pm repast. This will be the election meeting so I hope all
councils are paid up in dues and have their delegate forms in. This
will be the very last Chapter meeting in our
building as it was sold.

Happy Father’s Day! from my family to
yours.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Thomas A. Romano PGK, FDD, PFN
Chapter Chairman


HONORARY
CHAPLAIN
Most Rev.
William F. Murphy, D.D.
(516) 678-5800
CHAPTER
CHAPLAIN
Rev. Francis B. Nuss
(631) 493-0024
ASSOCIATE
CHAPTER
CHAPLAIN
Rev. Paul J. Dahm
(631) 287-3413
CHAPTER
CHAIRMAN
Thomas A. Romano PGK, FDD,
PFN (631) 412-5325
VICE
CHAIRMAN
George Lundin PGK, FDD
(631) 589-2255
SECRETARY
Thomas Gillin
(631) 981-8229
TREASURER
Richard D. Grefig PGK, FDD
(516) 798-2676
ADVOCATE
Greg Warnokowski , PGK, FDD,
PFN, FCOB , Master
(516) 293-3429
WARDEN
Thomas Fawcett, Sr., GK
(631) 648 - 0017
INSIDE
GUARD
Roger Sirangelo, GK
(631) 703-5420
OUTSIDE
GUARD
Robert Elliott PGK FDD
(631) 588 - 2919

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Suffolk County Chapter Meeting Minutes
May 9, 2014 at Our Lady of the Rosary (4428)


Meeting opened at 8:12PM with the Rosary led by Father Dahm and Father Nuss

Pledge of Allegiance was led by Master Greg Warnokowski

Chairman Tom Romano introduced the dais: Richie Grefig, Ed Freudenberg, Joe DiNero, Tom Gil-
lin, Frank Casillo, James Lane GK, Otto Schmidtman, Master Greg Warnokowski, Mike Hearney
COB, Fr. Dahm, and Fr. Nuss


Roll call of Officers-by Sec. Tom Gillin- All present(15) or excused (8).
Roll call of Past Chapter Chairman – None
Roll call of DD’s by Mike Hearney COB – Gregg Lupo, Mike Tully, and John Piropato excused.

Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted (Richie Grefig/Tom Humel 2
nd
)
Correspondence- none

Treasurers Report Richard Grefig
April 1 – May 1 2014
Balance from last report $8,411.99
Deposits (3) $11,049.00
Interest $5.41
Disbursements (7) $1,296.50
Balance on hand $18,169.90
Savings $33,113.29
Report approved – Mike Boehm GK, Joe DiNero 2
nd

Board of Audit – Progress – Setting up date for next audit

Otto Schmidtmann – It was a privilege to join with the Suffolk County at the State Convention

FAC Report George Lundin reported there are no cases pending. He thanked District 3 for a fund-
raiser that raised $250 for FAC

Charity Drive – Chairman Mike Boehm announced that clock is ticking and journal ads are very
slow. He then introduced coordinators
Award Books – Paul Diorio – Numbers are bleak
Direct Donations – Joe DiNero
Charity Ball – George Lundin – June 29
th
at Chateu Le Mer - $65/person – Contact Bill
Larke or Norm Wagner for reservations
Journal – ads are very low

GK Ronald Smith announced that a Spaghetti Dinner is being held at Sts. Philip and James on May
31
st
. It is in memory of Nick Marchesi
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Suffolk County Chapter Meeting Minutes
May 9, 2014 at Our Lady of the Rosary (4428)

Chairman’s Report – 1.) He is getting prices from Villa Roma for next year’s Fraternal weekend.
2.) He asked each council to take a charity drive journal ad. 3.) A special presentation of a $250
donation was made to Birthright of the Peconic

Program Director Tom Humel introduced the following chairman who each spoke:
Pilgrimage to the Shrine – Frank Casillo – Sunday May 18
th
; Rosary at 10; Mass at 11:30
Youth – Tom Gillin – Squires, Boy Scouts and Free Throw
Scholarships – Bob Dobres – Deadline is May 15th
Track Meet – Tom Humel – Saturday, June 7
th
– West Babylon Middle School
Newsletter Contest – Chris Beattie
Can Tabs – John Mastrosimone DD - $61 raised for direct donations
Veterans – John Leonardo for Vinny Conetta – 50/50 tickets due
Blood – John Finn – 44 Drives/2,805 units in drives this year
Special Fundraiser – Bob Elliott


Nominating Committee – Bill Ratzsch announced the slate of candidates.
Bill Ratzsch has been nominated for the Board of Audit position. There are no candidates
yet for the Outside Guard position
Nominations were opened; No additional nominations were made; Motion to suspend
(Richie Grefig/Ed Freudenberg 2
nd
) was made and passed

Executive Secretary Joe DiNero pointed out that 20 councils are delinquent in providing their dues
or delegates list. These councils need to correct this in order to participate in elections (including
candidates.)

State Corner – George Lundin – C&B books are in; sell them after Charity Drive

Host Grand Knight Carmine Soldano was introduced

Chapter Chairman announced the passing of SK Frank Petraglia

Chaplains Report – Fr. Nuss is looking forward to the Pilgrimage to the Shrine; He is glad Fr.
Dahm is with us tonight; and thanked Otto Schmidtmann for representing Nassau

Back Cover and 50/50 drawings held

DD Richie DiStefano asked for a clarification of the election by-laws. Ed Freudenberg provided the
referenced sections.

Closing Prayer was said at 9:15 PM


Respectfully submitted by Sec. Tom Gillin
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REPORT OF
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
2014-2015
OF BEHALF OF SAL LOIACONO

CHAPTER CHAIRMAN--Tom Romano PGK FDD PFN

VICE CHAIRMAN-- George Lundin PGK FDD

SECRETARY-- Greg Warnokowski PGK FDD PFN MASTER

TREASURER-- Rich Grefig PGK FDD

ADVOCATE-- Tom Fawcett GK

WARDEN-- Roger Sirangelo GK

INSIDE GUARD-- Robert Elliott PGK FDD

3yr BOARD OF AUDIT-- Bill Ratzsch PGK FDD FST FSA

OUTSIDE GUARD-- Michael Hoesterey

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Columbiette News
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My Dear Sister Columbiettes,

As I sit here, I cannot believe that my first year as president is just about over. I am proud to say that I believe
we had a successful year! In addition to continuing to build a great relationship with our Brother Knights, we have held
two successful Major Degrees adding 84 women to our ranks! They can now hold office and sponsor a candidate.
With that being said I must say congratulations to Suffolk County Columbiettes for taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place in
Membership at the NYS Columbiettes 60th Anniversary Convention. The winners are as follows: 1st Place - Our Lady
of the Rosary; 2nd Place - Patchogue; 3rd Place - J.V. Kavanaugh; and 4th Place - Farmingdale! Great job ladies! Be
proud to be a Suffolk Columbiette!

I would like to announce the Slate of Officers for the 2014-2015 Columbian year who were nominated at our May
meeting:
Amelia Joseph – President Anne Marie Callahan – Vice President
Elaine Addie – Secretary Colleen Wyman – Financial Secretary
Jerry Berlenbach – Treasurer Pat Tariol – Sentinel
Mary Lundin – Past President (automatic)

All Major Degree Columbiettes are eligible to run for any Office from the floor at the election in June. Please be
sure to bring a resume listing your qualifications. Best wishes to all of the candidates.

The Suffolk Chapter Charity Drive is still accepting reservations to the Charity Ball which will be held on
Sunday, June 29th at The Chateau LaMer, Lindenhurst. Tickets are $65.00 per person. For more information, please
contact Anne Marie Callahan. Awards Books can continue to be sold right up to the day of the ball, and Direct Donations
will be accepted at any time.

I am honored to have been asked to appear on Telecare sharing the wonderful things happening in Suffolk
County! Please be sure to email me a list of the great things happening in your Auxiliary so we can tell the world!

Our June meeting will be held on Monday, June 16th

at Resurrection of Our Lord in Farmingville at 8:00 p.m.
Elections will be held. Please make certain to submit your favorite charity to Mary Lundin to be
considered for a donation at this meeting. Please be sure to review the list of the
charities selected for the last 3 years so you do not submit a duplicate. Also, please make
certain to see Kathy Anderson or Anne Marie Callahan with your support for this meeting. See
you then!

Happy Father’s Day to all who celebrate!
Fraternally,
Amelia Joseph
Suffolk Chapter Columbiette President
Columbiette Chapter Officers 2013-2014
President Amelia Joseph 631 - 902 - 4366
Vice President Anne Marie Callahan 631 - 732 - 0497
Secretary Elaine Addie 631 - 475 - 5722
Financial Secretary Colleen Wyman 631 - 399 - 2680
Treasurer Jerry Berlenbach 631 - 669 - 8322
Sentinel Pat Tariol 631 - 772 - 8081
Past President Mary Lundin 631 - 866 - 2271
Suffolk Chapter Brother Knights
For the YEAR to Date, 25 councils reported that there were 44 Blood Drives.
Overall there were:
2892 Registered Donors
2401 Actual Whole Blood Donors
404 Credits for 202 Alyx Red Cell Donations
Brother Knights, parishioners, family and friends have donated 2805 units of blood to date May 9.
Council # Council Name Count
564 Bishop Mc Gann 58
794 OLPH 70
1992 Joan of Arc 218*
2204 Farmingdale 55
2458 St. Lawrence 53
2489 St. Martin’s 135
4126 Queen of All Hearts 38
4428 Our Lady Of The Rosary 20
4651 St. Regis 33
5252 Assumption 189
5293 James V. Kavanaugh 240*
5814 St. Jude 37
6607 Sunrise 360*
6844 St. Sylvester 183
6893 Fr. Tomas Judge 64
7006 St Gerard Majella 155
7023 Hampton Bays 50
7262 Heart of The Island 63
7278 Mother Cabrini 61
7479 Fulton Sheen 92
8607 Good Shepherd 127
9262 Heart of the Island 105
12006 Blessed Theresa of Calcutta 79
14771 St. Joseph the Carpenter 144
15446 Shrine of St. Jude 65
*indicates council with 200 or more units donated
Respectfully submitted,
John T. Finn PGK ,DD,
Chapter Blood Drive Coordinator
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Blessed Virgin Mary – Let us be ever mindful of the responsibility which is
ours, by emulating her in her purity, and by imitating her as a Mother, for
we, as Catholics know, that she is the foundation of all true motherhood.

Suffolk Chapter
2013/14 Meeting Dates

July 12, 2013 – Farmingdale Council 2204
August 9, 2013 – Father Judge Council #6893
 Indoctrination, Knight of the Year
September 13, 2013 – Hampton Bays Council #7023
October 11, 2013 – St. Lawrence Council #2458
November 8, 2013 – Queen of All Hearts Council #4126
 4
th
Degree Night
December 13, 2013 – Rogan/Halpin Council #1816
 Christmas Social
January 10, 2014 – Bishop McGann Council #564
 Charity Drive Kick Off
February 21, 2014 * – Joan of Arc Council #1992
 State Deputy Night
March 14, 2014 – Seminary/Huntington
 Confer with Walter Kedjierski
April 11, 2014 – St Regis Council #4651
 Squires Night
May 9, 2014 – Our Lady of Rosary Council #4428
 Living Rosary
June 20, 2014 – O.L.P.H. Council #794
 Elections
Your attendance is appreciated!
*revised
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Charity Drive Team
Chapter Chairman: Tom Romano 561-7052 tomonli@aol.com

Charity Drive Chairman: Michael Boehm 774-2605 mb1122@msn.com

Charity Ball Chairman: George Lundin – 589-2255 gl4428@aol.com

Reservations: Norm Wagner – 234-1922 /
Bill Larke – 736-6210

Charity Drive Book Chairman: Paul DiOrio – 592-8151
Diorio44@optonline.net
Coordinators:
West region: Paul DiOrio Diorio44@optonline.net
Central region: Tom Fawcett – 790-4474
tfawcett1@optonline.net
Eastern region: Orlando Jimenez ( OJ ) 395-3855
steelwheelsny@gmail.com

Financial: Ed Freudenberg – 582-6763 /
Rich Grefig (516)798-2676

Secretary: Jessica Boehm 289-5722

Columbiettes: Anne Marie Callahan – 732-0497
callswtpea@optonline.net
Amelia Joseph – 902-4366
amelia22@optonline.net

Direct Donations: Joe DiNero – (516) 697-5104
knightvision@optonline.net

Journal: John Joseph (631) 813-5470
johnj57@optonline.net

Sponsor Cards Chairman: Joe Lupo – 960-2398

Coordinators:
Western Suffolk: Richard Grefig (516) 798-2676
Central Suffolk: Robert Elliott (631) 588-2919
Eastern Suffolk: James Drew (631) 728-6144
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“Charity Drive 2014”
Michael Boehm, GK, Chairman
Tom Romano, PGK, FDD, PFN, Chapter Chairman
Amelia Joseph, Columbiette Chapter President
Rich Grefig, PGK, FDD, FCOB, Charity Drive Treasurer
Ed Freudenberg, PGK, FDD, Charity Drive Comptroller
Jessica Boehm, Charity Drive Secretary

 Direct Donations will be collected at the Kick-off Meeting!
Bring your Council or Auxiliary donation with you!
Together we will continue to make a difference!
Joseph DiNero, PGK, DD

 We are anxious to collect your sold “Award Books”! Don’t
hold them when you sell them! Turn them in! Let’s
make this a record year. The Chapter gets $5.00 a book.
You keep the rest!
Paul Diorio, West End Award Book Coordinator
Tom Fawcett, Central Award Book Coordinator
Orlando Jimenez (OJ), East End Award Book Coordinator


 We know you are spending the afternoon with your Brother
Knights and Sister Columbiettes in celebrating a successful
year at our “Charity Ball”! Don’t wait! Get your reservations
in now for our Charity Ball -June 29, 2014
Norman Wagner, PGK, FDD, FCOB, Conference Secretary
Bill Larke, PGK, FDD, FCOB Reservations Chairman
George Lundin, PGK, FDD, Vice Chairman Chapter, Ball Chairman
There are so many ways in which you can support this wonderful event!
Thank you for your help!
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I've learned that people will forget
what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will
never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
FROM THE EDITOR:
MAKE______________ MODEL________YEAR____ Vin _________

NAME__________________ ADDRESS________________________

PHONE__________________________________________
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Contact George Lundin PGK, FDD for additional
information at (631) 589-2255

THE CAR DONATION PROGRAM IS IN FULL
SWING. TO MAKE A DONATION WITH
PROCEEDS GOING TO SUFFOLK CHARITIES,
INC., SIMPLY CALL THE FOLLOWING
NUMBER (631) 589-2255
For additional information contact:
Bill Billups, PGK, FDD at 631 - 374 - 2321.
Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids are needed.
Please bring them to the Chapter Meeting.
Missions
MAIL:



PHONE:
CELL:
FAX:
E-MAIL:
John G. Joseph PGK, FDD, FCOB
New York State Treasurer
31 Hawkton Place
Lake Grove, NY 11755
(631) 981-8724
(631) 813-5470
(631) 648-3067
johnj.pgk@gmail.com
ALL ADS MUST BE IN BY THE
15th OF EACH MONTH
EDITORS INFORMATION:


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website to review photos of the many events
held throughout Suffolk County.
www.suffolkchapterkofc.com
Meeting Reminder
June Meeting
Friday, June 20
ELECTIONS
Our Lady of
Perpetual Help

7:00 p.m. repast.
Meeting following at
8:00 p.m.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR
DIRECTIONS and for many
activities taking place at the
many councils and auxiliaries
throughout our county.
You’ll like what you see!

http://suffolkchapterkofc.net/
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The Suffolk Chapter is
proud to have Fr. Nuss
as their Chaplain.

Suffolk County Third Degree Ceremonial Team
Norman A. Wagner PGK, FDD, FCOB, Team Captain
490 Irving Street, Central Islip, NY 11722, 631-234-1922

2014 Scheduled Third Degrees

June 2014 - TBD

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Shrine of St. Anne Council, Brentwood, 1 PM
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In 1954, lobbying by the Order of the Knights of Columbus
helped convince the U.S. Congress to add the phrase "under
God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. President Dwight
Eisenhower wrote to Supreme Knight Luke E. Hart thanking
the Knights for their "part in the
movement to have the words 'under God'
added to our Pledge of Allegiance."
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United
States of America, and to the republic for
which it stands, one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. ”

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