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Suffolk Chapter Light

Knights of Columbus

Vol. 19 No. 7 SUFFOLK CHAPTER NEWS July, 2019

From the Chapter Chairman’s Desk … Chapter Officers

Greetings from the Suffolk Chapter,


CHAPTER CHAPLAIN
Important reminder for upcoming meetings! Fr. Augustine Fernando

 July 12th – Our Lady of the Rosary


ASSOCIATE CHAPTER
 Next year’s meetings? Contact Tom Romano CHAPLAIN

Rev. Paul J. Dahm


(631) 287-3413
The Charity Ball was a success and well attended. Rick Mango, of Jay
and the Americans and his Grandson gave a memorable perfor- CHAPTER CHAIRMAN

Robert Elliott, PGK, FDD,


mance along with the band. Congratulations to the raffle winners. (631) 588-2919

Thank you to Tom Romano and the Ball Committee for a Job well done.
VICE CHAIRMAN

I would like to thank all the outgoing council officers and welcome all the new officers. I hope Thomas Fawcett, Sr., GK
(631) 648 - 0017

to see you at the Chapter meetings. Chapter elections were held in June. The past year
SECRETARY
presented many challenges and obstacles to overcome. I look forward to the upcoming year.
Michael Boehm PGK FDD,
FCOB
Thank you for your support. (631) 744-2605

We also need to start finding meeting locations for the 2019-2020 fraternal year. Please TREASURER

contact Thomas A. Romano PGK, FDD, PFN, PCC if you can host a meeting. Norman Wagner, PGK, FDD,
PCC
(631) 234 - 1922
Remember, the Chapter is an extension of the councils, keeping everyone in touch with one
another. Working together, we become stronger to accomplish our goals. ADVOCATE

William Murphy, PGK, FDD


(631) 629 - 4383
Newsletter: Send all submissions for the newsletter to Michael Tully PGK, FDD, PFN the editor
of our newsletter at tullfam70@gmail.com WARDEN

Bob Bienemann
(631) 724 – 1882
Blood: Blood is always needed, report all your blood drives to John Finn.
Bob Lopez is available to speak at your council about The Fathers for Life. INSIDE GUARD

Tony Martelli
Contact Richard Webber about the Traveling Madonna.
OUTSIDE GUARD
Everyone’s participation is needed to keep Suffolk County number one in New York State. Shawn Sexton, PGK, FDD

I hope to see you at the next Chapter meeting July 12, 2019 at Our Lady of The Rosary, council
3 Year Trustee
4428, 759 Long Island Avenue, Deer Park, NY 11729. Tom Romano

LECTURE

Richard Webber PGK


Vivat Jesus, (516) 356-8690

Robert W. Elliott PGK, FDD


Suffolk Chapter Chairman

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Columbiette News
Suffolk Chapter Columbiettes
WE CARE WE SHARE

No Submission

Columbiette Chapter Officers 2019—2021


President
Vice President
Secretary
Financial Secretary
Treasurer
Sentinel
Past President

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Minutes of the Suffolk Chapter Meeting

Minutes of the Suffolk Chapter Meeting _6/21/2019 at Council 725

* Call to order: _8_:24_ PM


* Pledge of Allegiance led by Both Navigators Fawcett & Murray.
* Opening prayer led by ________PCC Tom Romano_________________
* Wardens report, all present have a valid membership card, __48_ delegates present.
* Introduce dais
* Roll Call of Officers: Officers Excused: Bob Elliott CC, Norm Wagner Treasurer, Bill Muphy Advocate, Kevin
Hanley Warden, Joe DiNero E.S., Roger Siranglo Warden to CC, Bob Slingo Del. To HV
* Past Chapter Chairman in attendance: Tom Romano
* Roll call of Grand Knights. #_15__ in attendance.
Elections:
Nominating Committee Chairman Rich Grefig presided over the Elections. Here were the results:
CHAPTER CHAIRMAN Robert Elliott, PGK, FDD,
VICE CHAIRMAN Thomas Fawcett, Sr., GK
SECRETARY Michael Boehm PGK FDD, FCOB
TREASURER Norman Wagner, PGK, FDD, PCC
ADVOCATE William Murphy, PGK, FDD
WARDEN Bob Bienemann
INSIDE GUARD Tony Martelli
OUTSIDE GUARD Shawn Sexton
3 YEAR TRUSTEE Tom Romano
* District Deputies Present: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9,
* Motion to accept the minutes by M. Boehm_________ 2nd by Bill Fontaine_______
* Chapter Chairman Report: July & August is causal wear
*Communications: Letter from Robert Fontana thanking those who assisted with the Track Meet.
* Bills. None
* Treasurers report by Norman Wagner: Due to absence of Treasurer no report given
* Financial Comptrollers Report: Suffolk Chapter
Knights of Columbus 2019 Charity Drive Interim Report June 21, 2019
Monies received for Chapter Charity Drive from the January meeting through June 21, 2019 came to a total of
$45451.
Charity Drive Expenses totaled $22046.50
Additional Expenses (non-charity drive) Total of $3000 for 4 students for H.S. Financial Aid
Submitted by Michael J. Tully

Committees:
* Audit Report: none
* Rep to Hudson Valley by Bob Slingo: none
* Rep to Nassau : none
* Rep to none
* Committees: none
* Vets Home : John Leonardo informed all that there will be no meeting in Stony Brook Vets Home in July, next
meeting will by 8/3.
* New Business: Conference is 6/27 in C.I. 8 pm
* Good of the Order: * Bob Murray is collecting can tabs & glasses
The Fr. Kenneth Murphy High School Assistance Committee met 5/28 with the following results:
(continued)

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Minutes of the Suffolk Chapter Meeting
(continued)

H.S. Scholarships:
Natalie Angele Cenozo $ 1,000 St. Anthony’s H.S. – Council 5753
Sarah M. Rao $500 Kellenberg H.S. = Council 564

H.S. Financial Aid:


Donavan David $1000 St. Johns – Council 7023
Patrick Moloney $500 St. John H.S. Council 564

Respectfully Submitted by Bob Dobres, Chairman

* Closing prayer led by Tom Fawcett


* Closing Ode, God Bless America.
* Meeting adjourned: 9:18 PM

Respectfully submitted,
M. Boehm, PGK, FDD
Suffolk Chapter Recording Secretary.

C & B BOOKS ARE HERE!


The 2019 C & B books are in.
Last year Suffolk fell into Second Place in overall sales and
we want that #1 spot back!!

Please contact Suffolk C & B Chairman Mike Boehm at (631)


774-2605 or by email at mb1122@msn.com to get yours now!
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2018/19 CHAPTER MEETING DATES

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 – ST. KILLIANS 2204


FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 – PATCHOGUE 725 (INDOCTRINATION)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – SHRINE OF ST. ANNE 4757
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 – FR. THOMAS JUDGE (KNIGHT OF YEAR) 6893
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 – ST. JUDE (ROCKY POINT) 5814
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018 – ROGAN/HALPIN 1816
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019-BISHOP McGANN (CHARITY DRIVE KICKOFF) 564
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – St. REGIS 4651 (could not do 2nd Friday)
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 – KAVANAUGH 5293
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 – ST. THOMAS MORE 6062 (Date Change)
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 – ST. SYLVESTERS 6844 (at the VFW hall) (Date Change)
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019 – PATCHOGUE 725 (Election) (Date Change)
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019 — Our Lady of the Rosary Council 4428
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019

Total Blood donations by Council

Assumption 204 St. Joan of Arc 137


Bishop McGann 219 St. Joseph The Carpenter 73
Fulton J Sheen 201 St. Joseph The Worker 27
Good Shepherd 111 St. Joseph The Carpenter 54
James V Kavanaugh 108 St. Lawrence 87
Our Lady of The Rosary 18 St. Sylvester 149
Our Lady of The Angels 31 St. Thomas Moore/Fr. Midura 102
Shrine of St. Jude 102 Sunrise 178
St. Elizabeth 31

Grand Total 1,832


Respectfully submitted,
John T Finn PGK, FDD

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Opinion

The Invisible Knights


As many of you are aware, as of July 1, 2019, the regalia of the Fourth Degree can no longer be worn by the Color Corps
(Honor Guard) at any Knights of Columbus function. This includes parades, masses, funerals, wakes, exemplifications,
assembly meetings, etc., etc., etc. You will no longer see the feathered chapeaus and the capes. What you will see is men in
blue blazers and berets.

Out with the Old In with the New

Fourth degree Knights had been wearing the regalia for over seventy years. It had become the “face” of the Knights of
Columbus. When people saw our Knights in regalia, they knew who we were. The colorful display and pageantry added so
much to the events in which the Color Corps participated. The Color Corps enhanced the experience of every event, whether
it was the simple posting of the flags at an assembly meeting or lining the aisle of the cathedral for the Cardinal. The Color
Corps even stood for the Pope! Now, if the Color Corps is invited to a parade, no one will know who we are, or, more im-
portantly, no one will know what we represent. The Color Corps is now just another group. We have become invisible.
When I was a young altar boy, we sometimes went to the local convent in my hometown to participate in processions. This is
where I first saw the Knights. They were in their colorful capes and chapeaus, and they carried swords! To say the least, they
captured my attention. When I took the Fourth Degree, the line of Color Corpsmen seemed to go on forever as they escorted
us into the exemplification chamber. It was impressive. I committed to the Color Corps that same day. Will the young alter
server’s interest in the Knights be peaked by men in berets? Will new Fourth Degree Knights experience the awe of the
multitude of honor guardsmen as I did?
I have the new uniform. It looks nice enough (except for the beret). I have been wearing the new uniform to our assembly
meetings since it was introduced. Notice that I refer to it as a uniform. It is not regalia, and it will never be regalia. We have
lost an important symbol and tradition that the new uniform cannot replace.
The Knights have become invisible.
I will follow the orders of the Supreme Master and continue to wear the new uniform. But I won’t like it.

S.K. Michael J. Tully, PGK, FDD, PFN


Faithful Admiral
Commander John J. Shea Assembly

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On June 1st the Chapter held their annual PGK Thomas Martin Memorial Track Meet. After a shaky start we
persevered and had a very successful day. Special thanks to the Brothers who stayed and helped. Not in
photo is Mike Hearney.

Suffolk County Chapter


Knights of Columbus
DISTRICT 11
PGK THOMAS MARTIN MEMORIAL
CYO TRACK MEET

I just wish to take the time to thank you for making the Track Meet happen. We got to the school, the track
was closed, and we couldn‟t get in or get tables to set up.

Several members did not want to hold the Track Meet. The Coaches though wanted to go ahead and
hold it anyway and found a way into the track.

However, they needed us to help with judging, giving out the metals and other coordinating activities. To
those that stayed to help, a heartfelt thanks! It truly takes a village and I‟m glad we rallied to get the job
done.

Thanks,
Robert Fontana
Track Meet Chairman
631-601-5544

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Joan of Arc Council 1992
th
100 Anniversary
July 21, 2019
Celebrate with us at 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday,
July 21, 2019 at Infant Jesus Chapel @
St Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY.

After Mass, a Buffet will be held at the


Waterview @ Port Jefferson Country Club,
Port Jefferson, NY
starting at 1 p.m.
Music will be provided by DJ Francis D’Orazi.

Tickets are $50 if purchased by April 30, 2019,


otherwise $60 starting May 1, 2019
Contact Ed Byrne, 631-331-4525
Kofc.joanofarc1992@hotmail.com
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Stanley M. Burghardt, Auxiliary Chairman Special Children/Olympics, PGK, PFN
New York State Council Knights of Columbus
12 Northfield Drive, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-580-1018 stosh826@yahoo.com

Special Olympics 501 (c) 3 ID 23-7061382


March 20, 2019

Dear Sponsor,
On behalf of the officers and members of the New York State Council Knights of Columbus, I ask
your support in our 12th Annual Fluke Rodeo Fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics with programs helping
to bring children and young adults having special needs into the larger society under conditions whereby
they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. Long Island
has over 6,800 special needs children/young adults each having an annual program cost of over $400 per
year.
Our Fluke Rodeo will take place on Sunday July 21, 2019. (Flier enclosed). It will run from 7AM to
4PM and conclude with the weigh-in, Barbeque, Awards Ceremony and Mega Fundraiser at MarineMax Ma-
rina, 846 S. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst. It will start shortly after 4PM. We anticipate more than 200 an-
glers to participate in this tournament.
We ask your support in our T-Shirt sponsorship program. One-time fee for advertising is as follows:

Corporate/Business/Organization/Club Logo on sleeve - $500


Corporate/Business/Organization/Club Logo on back of shirt - $300
Corporate/Business/Organization/Club Name on back of shirt - $100
Donation other than listed above $________

MarineMax Marina and The Fisherman Magazine are co-hosting this Tournament.

Sponsorship Checks should be made out to “Special Olympics Long Island Region” and mailed to me at 12
Northfield Drive East, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

I would be most grateful for any consideration you can give this request.

Thanking you in advance,

Stanley M . Burghardt
Stanley M Burghardt, Tournament Director

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Happy Birthday
To our July Babies
Who are celebrating Life

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From the Editor


Missions ALL ARTICLES OR ADS MUST BE IN
BY THE 15th OF EACH MONTH.
Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids are needed.
Please bring them to the Chapter Meeting.
SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO
For additional information contact:
Bill Billups, PGK, FDD at 631-374-2321 MICHAEL TULLY
PGK, FDD, PFN
In 1954, lobbying by the FOR APPROVAL
Order of the Knights of
Columbus helped convince the
U.S. Congress to add the E-Mail:
phrase “under God” to the
Pledge of Allegiance. tullfam70@gmail.com
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.” “One Member, per Council,
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, per Month” and “One First Degree,
and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” per District, per Month” resulting in
“One Star Council, per District”

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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
outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable 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

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