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Suffolk Chapter Light

Knights of Columbus
Vol. 14 No. 12

SUFFOLK CHAPTER NEWS

June 2015

From the Chapter Chairmans Desk


My Brothers/Sisters:
I first would like to thank my Vice-Chairman George for running
the last meeting at the last minute. My wife had a cardiac procedure
done and she had a bad reaction and she needed my attention. She is
back on the road to recovery and I would like to thank you all for your
thoughts and prayers. I want to thank Joan of Arc Council for hosting
the meeting which was also Chaplains Night. I understand that
Chaplains Night was well attended. I believe we had 12 priests and
deacons attend including our own Father Dahm.
As you know this is probably my last message as your Chapter
Chairman as my term is coming to a close. I want to thank all the
councils who invited me to various events and treated myself and my
wife so warmly. I hope I served you well these past 2 years as Chapter
Chairman. We tried some new things, we went to places we never have
been to and we also had some bumps in the road. Overall, I think we did
good. Thank you to all my officers, chairmen, directors and staff.
Without all of you I couldnt have done this job. Thank you to all the
Grand Knights who supported our programs. My special thanks go out to
our sister Columbiettes for all their help this year. Words cannot
express how I feel about Suffolk County! We are Number 1! Please, I
hope you give the same support to our next Chairman as you did to me.
Please continue to support the Charity Drive as we still have 1
month remaining. Our numbers are down but I have confidence in all of
you to make this a success! Please, we need you
your support especially at the Charity Ball and
our Direct Donations. Also we still need help
with the 300 club. See George Lundin. All
proceeds from this supports the FAC.
REMEMBER this months meeting is
JUNE 19 at Our Lady of the Rosary in Deer
Park which is Elections.

God Bless You All!


God Bless America!
Thomas A. Romano PGK, FDD, PFN
Chapter Chairman

CHAPTER
OFFICERS
Most Rev.
HONORARY
William F. Murphy, D.D.
CHAPLAIN
(516) 678-5800

CHAPTER In Memory of
CHAPLAIN Rev. Francis B. Nuss
ASSOCIATE
Rev. Paul J. Dahm
CHAPTER
(631) 287-3413
CHAPLAIN

CHAPTER Thomas A. Romano PGK, FDD,


CHAIRMAN PFN (631) 412-5325

VICE
George Lundin PGK, FDD
CHAIRMAN (631) 589-2255

Greg Warnokowski , PGK, FDD,


SECRETARY PFN, FCOB , Master
(516) 293-3429

TREASURER

Richard D. Grefig PGK, FDD


(516) 798-2676

ADVOCATE

Thomas Fawcett, Sr., GK


(631) 648 - 0017

WARDEN

Roger Sirangelo, GK
(631) 703-5420

INSIDE
GUARD

Robert Elliott PGK FDD


(631) 588 - 2919

OUTSIDE
GUARD

Michael Hoesterey, GK
(631) 445 - 7533

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Columbiette News
My Dear Sister Columbiettes:
As I sit here, I cannot believe that my term as president is just about over. I am proud to say that I believe we
had two successful years together! In addition to continuing to build a great relationship with our Brother Knights, we have
held four successful Major Degrees bringing in to our Order over 120 Catholic women to do great things for charity. We
have developed a wonderful relationship with The Little Flower Orphanage and we are looking forward to great things
happening with them in the future. We have revised our Advisory and our By-Laws, and we have continued to support
many seminarians, sister houses, and various charities throughout Suffolk County. We are very proud of our very own
Kathy Andersons election to the position of NYS Sentinel and look forward to supporting her during her time as a State
Officer. We say thank you to Joan Ansbach for her many years of dedication to this great state of New York and the
Columbiettes wishing her well!
None of this success can be enjoyed without the help and support of our officers, our Past Presidents, and our
Auiliaries. I say thank you to all who supported our Chapter for these past two years. Your smiles of encouragement,
your donation of time, and your supportive nods made it all possible! We move on wishing success for the next two years!
I would like to announce the Slate of Officers for the 2015-2016 Columbian year who were nominated at our May
meeting:
Anne Marie Callahan President
Elaine Addie Vice President
Colleen Wyman Secretary
Jerry Berlenbach Financial Secretary
Pat Tariol Treasurer
Lisa Liguori Sentinel
Amelia Joseph 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 28th at The Watermill. Tickets are $75.00 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.
Our June meeting will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Resurrection of Our Lord in Farmingville at 8:00 p.m.
with refreshments beginning at 7:30 p.m. We will select our charities and we will hold elections. We look forward to
seeing many of you there to support the newly elected officers.
On behalf of Suffolk Chapter Columbiettes, we wish all who celebrate a Happy Fathers Day and encourage all to
fly their flag on Flag Day, June 14!
Fraternally,

Amelia Joseph
Suffolk Chapter Columbiette President

Columbiette Chapter Officers 2014-2015


President
Vice President
Secretary
Financial Secretary
Treasurer
Sentinel
Past President

Amelia Joseph
Anne Marie Callahan
Elaine Addie
Colleen Wyman
Jerry Berlenbach
Pat Tariol
Mary Lundin

631 - 902 - 4366


631 - 732 - 0497
631 - 475 - 5722
631 - 399 - 2680
631 - 669 - 8322
631 - 772 - 8081
631 - 866 - 2271
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Suffolk Chapter May Meeting - Chaplains Night


Time of Meeting:
Place of Meeting:

May 8th 2015


8:03 PM
Joan of Arc Council
110 Myrtle Avenue, Port Jefferson

Welcome & Call to Order:

Chapter Vice Chairman George Lundin

Date of Meeting:

Opening Prayer &


Pledge of Allegiance:

Father Thomas Edmattam said the


invocation and SK Vincent Letteri led us
in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call of Officers:

Acting Secretary Roger then proceeded


with then Roll Call of Officers of which 8
were excused to wit: Fr. Dahm and Bros
Romano, Warnokowski, Tomlinson, Drew,
Wagner, Cirella and Cola.

Introduction of District Deputies:

Chairman Mike Tully introduced the DDs


with us this evening.

Introduction of Chaplains:

Acceptance of April Minutes:

St. Joseph the Worker: Fr. Arlen Harris


Mother Cabrini: Fr. James Akpau & Fr. Don
Patchogue: Fr. William Winters
Our Lady of the Rosary: Fr. Robert Kayser
Good Shepard: Fr. James Shelton
St. Jude: Deacon Monte Naylor
Fr. Crowley: Deacon Vinnie Pozzolano
Joan of Arc: Fr. Francis Lasrado &
Fr. Patrick Riegger
Gate of Heaven: Fr. William Bartol
St. Joseph the Carpenter: Deacon Mike Lane
After all the introductions, we presented
each chaplain with a Chapter shirt and
took some photographs.
Motion to accept the April minutes was
made by John Lazar and 2nd by
Paul Basileo.

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Page 2 of May Meeting Minutes

Correspondence:

Acting Secretary Roger Sirangelo read a


thank you letter from Kids need More
acknowledging our recent $500. donation.

Treasurers Report:

Opening Balance: $18,248.56


Deposits:
$ 6,551.49
Interest:
$ 7.12
Disbursements:
$ 3,875.08
Closing Balance: $20,932.17
Savings
$33,148.52
Motion to accept Treasurers Report
made by Ed Freudenberg and 2nd
by Roger Sirangelo.

Hudson Valley Delegates Report:

Bob Slingo commented on


Hudson Valleys Charity Ball.

Chapter Charity Drive:

Paul Basileo told us how we only had 50 days


left until the Charity Ball. Sunrise Fund is
the Charity. Call and info will be sent out to
you ASAP. Reports then followed from
the following committees: Book Chair:
Paul DOrio, Direct Donations:
Joe DiNero, who commented we received
$1,000. from St. Regis and $243. from
St. Joseph the Carpenter
Publicity: Joe DiNero, Journal Chair
Paul Basileo, Reservations: George
Lundin, Statistics: Ed Freudenberg.
Each chairman commented how we
had a short time until the affair and
please help in any way we could.

Introduction of Dais:

Vice Chairman George apologized


for his tardiness and the proceeded
to introduce the dais. Rich Grefig,
Bob Murray, Joe DiNero, Tom
Fawcett, Roger Sirangelo, Jim
Lane, Otto Schmidtmann, Frank
Casillo and Bill Ratzsch.

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Page 3 of May Meeting Minutes

Program Directors Report

Tom Humel stepped up and called on


the following brothers:

Blood Drive:

John Finn stepped up and told us how


we had collected 2509 units of blood.

Pilgrimage:

Frank Casillo reminded us about the


trip to Our Lady of the Island Shrine
scheduled for May 24th at 10 AM.

Track Meet:

Saturday June 13th from 8AM to 2 PM


at the West Babylon Middle School.
Lunch is included.

Knight of the Year:

Bob Rooney told us how its that


time of the year. Presentation will
be made at the August Meeting.

Vets Home:

John Leonardo reminded us how


raffle tickets are still outstanding.

Mens Day of Reflection:

Wild Bill Murphy told us how A


Mens Day of Reflection is tentatively
scheduled for October 17th 2015 at
Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon.
Guest Speaker will be Fr. Steven
Donnelly.

Missions:

Bill Billups told us how they are


looking for Hearing Aids, Glasses
and Cell Phones.

Thank You to our Chaplains:

Chapter Vice Chairman George


Lundin a big Thank You to our
clergy which was complemented by
a standing ovation for them.

Introduction of GKs:

The Vice Chairman introduced all


the Grand Knights present at
tonights meeting.

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Page 4 of May Meeting Minutes

Presentation of Check to Host Council:

Vice Chairman George called up


Len Pfister and presented him with
a check.

50/50:

Joe Adamo won 1st prize, Chuck


Rende took home 2nd prize and
Mike Norton collected 3rd prize.

Closing Prayer:

Closing Prayers were said by


Fr. Francis Lasrado .

God Bless America:

The Vice Chairman then led us in


God Bless America.

THE NEXT CHAPTER MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY


JUNE 19th AT THE OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY COUNCIL #4428
759 LONG ISLAND AVE., DEER PARK NY AT 7PM.

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Suffolk Chapter Brother Knights

For the YEAR to Date, 25 councils reported that there were 49 Blood Drives conducted. Thanks for the
excellent effort by all.
Overall there were:
2460 Registered Donors
1966 Actual Whole Blood Donors
572 Credits for 286 Alyx Red Cell Donations
Brother Knights, parishioners, family and friends have donated 2509 units of blood to date May 7, which is
77.99% of the total collected July 2013 through June 2014.
As of this month, eleven councils have reached the 100 mark in donations and two, Sunrise and Heart of
The Island have collected over 200 each. We need to continue to do more in order to meet the constant need
for blood.
Council

564
794
821
1992
2204
2458
2489
4651
4810
5252
5293
5814
6607
6844
6893
7006
7023
7262
7278
7479
8607
11463
12993
14771
15446

Count

Bishop McGann
OLPH
Fr. Seyfred

Joan of Arc
Farmdale/ St Kilian
St. Lawrence
St. Martins
St. Regis
St. Joseph
Assumption
James V. Kavanaugh
St. Jude
Sunrise
St. Sylvester
Father Judge
St. Gerard Magella
Hampton Bays
Heart of the Island
St. Frances Cabrini
Archbishop Sheen
Good Shepherd
Our Lady of the Rosary
St. Joseph the Worker
St Joseph Carpenter
Shrine of St Jude

53
40
31
78
39
37
139
85
103
151
135
37
295
139
44
197
57
210
46
68
196
26
35
103
122
2466

There is ALWAYS a Blood emergency and we can help meet the need. Here are addresses of 3 locations
with hours of operation. Call 1-800-933-2566 to make an appointment.
3125 Vets Memorial Highway, Bohemia
1010 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station
905 Walt Whitman Rd (Rte 110), Melville
For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the US, medications or medical conditions call
1-800-688-0900
Respectfully submitted, John T. Finn, PGK, DD

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TOP 10 REASONS TO GIVE BLOOD


10-You will get free juice and cookies. (yay!)
9- You will weigh one pint less when you leave than when you came in.
8- Its easy and convenient, takes less than one hour.
7- Most people have blood to spare yet there is never enough to go around.
6- Nobody will ask you to do heavy lifting while you have the bandage on.
5- You will walk a little taller afterwards, you will feel good about yourself.
4- You will help ensure that blood will be available when someone needs it.
3- It is something you can do on an equal footing with the rich and famous.
2- You will be someones hero you may give someone another chance at life.

1- ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO


Signup for your councils next Blood Drive or go to your local
Long Island Blood Services Center.
Thank you for being a Blood Donor.

Starve a Mosquito

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Suffolk Chapter Charity Drive Team 2015


Chapter Chairman:

Thomas Romano
tomonli@aol.com
Charity Drive Chairman: Paul R. Basileo
pbasileo1241@optonline.net
Charity Ball Chairman:
George Lundin
gl4428@aol.com
Reservations:
Mary & George Lundin
Charity Drive Book Chairman:
Paul DiOrio
diorio44@optonline.net
Coordinators:
West region:
Paul DiOrio
diorio44@optonline.net
Central region:
Thomas Faucett
tfawcett1@optonline.net
Eastern region:
Orlando A. Jimenez
steelwheelsny@gmail.com
Financial:
Robert Murray
bobmurray0416@verizon.net
Rich Grefig
Secretary:
Marie Basileo
reba43@optonline.net
Columbiettes:
Anne Marie Callahan
callswtpea@optonline.net
Amelia Joseph
amelia22@optonline.net
Direct Donations:
Michael T. Hearney
mhearney@optonline.net
Journal:
John Joseph
johnj57@optonline.net
Coordinators:
Western Suffolk
Henry Tomlinson
d3tomlin@optonline.net
Central Suffolk
Robert Madaia
Eastern Suffolk
James Drew
td6144@aol.com
Sponsor Cards Chairman: John G. Sommers
jsommers@optonline.net
Coordinators:
Western Suffolk:
Philip Renna
philrenna@hotmail.com
Central Suffolk:
Michael Hoestery
michaelkofc725@hotmail.com
Eastern Suffolk:
James Drew
td6144@aol.com
Statistician:
Edward Freudenberg
edsway81@gmail.com
Publicity:
Joseph DiNero
knightvision@optonline.net
Michael Boehm mb1122@msn.com
James Drew
td6144@aol.com

631-561-7052
631-375-7088
631-589-2255
631-589-2255
631-592-8151
631-592-8181
631-648-0017
631-395-3855
631-666-3245
516-798-2676
631-821-6071
631-732-0497
631-902-4366
631-560-0451
631-813-5470
631-789-0745
631-466-8635
631-728-6144
631-513-2626
631-766-3388
631-445-7533
631-728-6144
631-457-9159
631-648-0575
631-774-2605
631-728-6144

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Charity Drive 2015


Paul Basileo, PGK, FDD, Chairman
Tom Romano, PGK, FDD, PFN, Chapter Chairman
Amelia Joseph, Columbiette Chapter President
Anne Marie Callahan, Vice President, Columbiette Chairlady
Rich Grefig, PGK, FDD, FCOB, Charity Drive Treasurer
Bob Murray, PGK, FDD, Charity Drive Comptroller
Marie Basileo, Charity Drive Secretary

Thanks for signing your name on the line! Your support to our
sponsor cards is greatly appreciated.
John Sommers, PGK

Lets make that loose change count! Pass those donation buckets out at your
meetings and events! Everyone loves to support the Sunshine Fund!
Lets make it easy for them to do so! We DO make a difference!
Michael Hearney, PGK, FDD

We are anxious to collect your sold Award Books! Dont hold them
when you sell them! Turn them in! Lets make this a record year.
The Chapter gets $5.00 a book. You keep the rest! No matter what!
Paul Diorio, GK, West End Award Book Coordinator
Tom Fawcett, PGK, Central Award Book Coordinator
Orlando Jimenez (OJ), GK, East End Award Book Coordinator

Thank you for your journal ads. We appreciate your


continued support to this great annual event.
John G. Joseph PGK, FDD, NYS Treasurer

We are getting close to our celebration and know you want to be a part of it!
George and Mary are waiting for your calls! Our Charity Ball is scheduled for
Sunday, June 28, 2015 and is promising all a wonderful afternoon!
George Lundin, PGK, FDD, Vice Chairman Chapter, Ball Chairman
George and Mary Lundin, PCP, Reservation Chairs

There are so many ways in which you


can support this wonderful event!
Why just pick one?
Thank you for your help!
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Suffolk Chapter Charity Ball 2015


Black Tie Affair

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Watermill Caterers
(711 Smithtown By-Pass, Smithtown, NY 11787 )

Cocktail Hour - Hot and Cold


Sit down dinner with 5 delicious choices

Prime Rib
Chicken
Fish
Pork
Vegetarian Eggplant
Tower

Open Bar All Afternoon!


A Fabulous Dessert Selection with

Ice Cream and a Chocolate Fountain

Music for your dancing pleasure!


$75.00 per person
Celebrate the success of our Suffolk Chapter with your
Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes!
Make your reservations early!
Contact our Reservations Chairmen

George & Mary Lundin at (631) 589-2255


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Knights Chapter Meeting Schedule for 2014 - 2015


September 12, 2014 O.L.P.H. #794
4TH Degree Night

October 10, 2014 Father Judge #6893


November 14, 2014 Shrine of St. Anne #4757
Chaplains Night

December 12, 2014 Rogan/Halpin #1816


Christmas Social

January 9, 2015 Bishop McGann #564


Charity Drive Kickoff

February 13, 2015 St. Joseph the Worker*


March 13, 2015 St. Josephs Council - #4810*
April 10, 2015 Kavanaugh #5293
Squires Night

May 8, 2015 Joan of Arc #1992*


Chaplains Night

June 19, 2015* Our Lady of Rosary #4428


Elections

Your attendance is appreciated!


We look forward to having your support
at each of our meetings.
*Revised

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Register your e-mail at our


chapter website to be sure to
receive up to the minute
information on meetings,
events, and activities! Visit our
website to review photos of the many events
held throughout Suffolk County.
www.suffolkchapterkofc.net

Missions
Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids are needed.
Please bring them to the Chapter Meeting.

For additional information contact:


Bill Billups, PGK, FDD at 631 - 374 - 2321.

FROM THE EDITOR:


ALL ADS MUST BE IN BY THE
15th OF EACH MONTH
EDITORS INFORMATION:
MAIL:

PHONE:
CELL:
FAX:
E-MAIL:

John G. Joseph PGK, FDD


New York State Treasurer
31 Hawkton Place
Lake Grove, NY 11755
(631) 981-8724
(631) 813-5470
(631) 648-3067

johnj.pgk@gmail.com

Meeting Reminder
June Meeting
Friday,
June 12, 2015

Our Lady of the Rosary


#4428
Elections
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.
Youll like what you see!
http://suffolkchapterkofc.net/

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
MAKE______________ MODEL________YEAR____ Vin _________
NAME__________________ ADDRESS________________________
PHONE__________________________________________

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE


Contact George Lundin PGK, FDD for additional
information at (631) 589-2255

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Suffolk County Third Degree


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

2014/2015 Scheduled Third Degrees


Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m. / Joan of Arc, Port Jefferson
Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:00 p.m. / Shrine of St. Anne Council, Brentwood

Do it for
the cause,
not the
applause.
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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.

http://suffolkchapterkofc.net/
Have you had a chance to visit the new web site? Go ahead!
You will like what you see! Be sure to send our Web Master,
Orlando Jimenez, GK, steelwheelsny@gmail.com, articles and
photos of the great things happening in your Council or Auxiliary!

"One Member,
per Council, per
Month"
and "One First Degree,
per District,
per Month"
resulting in
"One Star Council,
per District

Fr. Nuss
Rest
in
Peace
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Friends of Suffolk Chapter


Help us help
you!
Put your ad
here!

Dont you know


of a business who
would like to
advertise with us?
Let them know
they can
advertise here!
Any business card
would fit right in this
spot! Any interest?
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SUFFOLK CHAPTER
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
2188 Nesconset Highway #110
Stony Brook, NY 11790

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Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney


God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an
apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his
life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up
his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we
may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your servant
Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor
I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father.