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COMMANDER JOHN J.

SHEA, FA ASSEMBLY #729 1ST NEW YORK DISTRICT

THE COMMANDER'S LOG


FOURTH DEGREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
VOLUME: LIX – ISSUE: 4
DATE: OCTOBER - 2019
FOR MEETING DATES & LOCATIONS SEE PAGE 2
CHRISTOPHER BEATTIE EDITOR CBEATTIE@OPTONLINE.NET
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CHAIR OFFICERS FIRST SATURDAY EVENTS


Navigator Thomas F. Fawcett ............................................. 631-648-0017 10:00 AM LI Veterans Home Stony Brook. Assist
48 Cheryl Dr
Ronkonkoma NY 11779-4349 council members from their room to their Meeting
Captain Robert W. Elliott ................................................ 631-588-2919 and back. For information contact Robert W. Elliott
151 Springdale Dr. 588-2919
Ronkonkoma NY 11779
Pilot Peter F. Bizzoso ................................................. 631-874-4750
505 Wading River Rd
1:45 PM Building 92 at the Northport VA center to
Manorville NY 11949-3448 run a bingo game for the residents. Contact Thomas
Admiral Mike Tully ......................................................... 631-862-6931 F. Fawcett 790-4474
279 Lincoln Ave
St. James, NY 11780
HONOR GUARD REQUESTS
OTHER OFFICERS Requests for the Honor Guard and Color Corps must
Comptroller Vincent E. Rutherford Sr. ................................... 631-775-6080
85 Kate Circle
be made in writing and sent to the Faithful Navigator
Middle Island, NY 11953 at least one (1) month prior to the date requested.
Purser Curtis Bonavoglia............................................... 631-648-8332 Requests for Masses must include both the Grand
212 Iroquois Street
Ronkonkoma N.Y. 11779 Knight’s signature and the signature of the Pastor of
Scribe Odel Panton ........................................................ 631-654-8570 the Parish where the Mass will take place.
30 Nevada Av
Medford NY 11763
I Sentinel Tony Martelli. .................................................... 631-471-0023
4563 Express Dr. N
Ronkonkoma NY 11779
O Sentinel Robert Bienemann.............................................. 631-724-1882
6 Old Landers Court
Smithtown, NY 11787
Trustee 3 Yr Vincent Lettieri .................................................. 631-758-7960
7 Celia Street
Patchogue, NY 11772-4707
Trustee 1 Yr Robert W Wissert ............................................... 631-473-6320
131 Stuyvesant Dr
Port Jefferson Station NY 11776-4222
Trustee 1 Yr Christopher Beattie............................................. 631-929-6499
74 Leonard Street
Wading River, NY 11792-1608

APPOINTED POSITIONS
Friar Fr. Rudy Pesongco ............................................. 631-588-7689
Friar Emer1
Fr. Paul Dahm .................................................... 631-287-3413
S. AdvisorDeacon Montford Naylor Jr................................ 631-744-6447
220 Radio Ave
Miller Place NY 11764-3413
SAFN2 Vincent Lettieri ........................................... See Trustee 3 Year
Commander Vincent E. Rutherford Sr. ................................ See Comptroller

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Friar Emeritus Special Assistant to the Faithful Navigator

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COMMANDER JOHN J. SHEA, FA ASSEMBLY #729 1ST NEW YORK DISTRICT

COUNCIL CONTACT LIST has changed through the years, Halloween is a fun day for
children and adults alike.
# COUNCIL NAME PHONE
584 Sag Harbor Thomas C. Re 631-488-0067
All Saints Day (November 1st) is a holy day of obligation
725 Patchogue Vincent Lettieri 631-758-7960 and is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all
821 Fr. Seyfried Bob Bienemann 631-724-1882 those you have attained heaven. While the day of prayer
928 Immaculate Conception Bob Fisher 631-486-2098 is for all saints, we tend to focus on the named saints. All
1967 Southampton James P. Drew 631-728-6144 Souls Day is not a holy day of obligation. It is a day
1992 Joan of Arc John G. McKenna 631-928-3437 dedicated to all the souls of the faithful departed,
2458 St. Lawrence Michael J Bowler 631-402-2341
especially those who have died but not yet reached
3852 Marian James J. O'Malley 909-442-6429
3958 Holy Mother Mary Richard Darmanin 631-742-7919 heaven. All Souls Day has been celebrated on November
4126 Queen of All Hearts Fergus McDermott 631-878-7323 2nd since the late 16th Century. Before that time, which day
4402 Sacred Heart was dedicated to prayers for the dead varied among
4651 St. Regis Steve Murphy 631- 585-0372 countries, regions, dioceses, and even monasteries.
5293 Kavanaugh Stanley S. Blaske Jr. 631-375-4938
5814 Saint Jude Fred Hess As I am writing this message, we are preparing for the
5817 Fr. Crowley Christopher Beattie 631-929-6499 Exemplification of the Fourth Degree scheduled for
6062 St. Thomas More Richard Webber 631-952-1535 Sunday, October 13th, the day before Columbus Day. I
6607 Sunrise Tony Martelli 631-471-0023 congratulate all our candidates for the 4 th Degree. I ask
6844 St. Sylvester Odel Panton 631-654-8570
you to welcome them to the CMDR Shea Assembly and
7006 St. Gerard Majella Robert W Wissert 631-473-6320
7023 Hampton Bays Joseph Raimo 631-594-1016 encourage them to attend our meetings and become
7262 Heart of the Island John Strange involved in assembly activities.
7278 Mother Cabrini Peter Menga. 631-205-1159
7423 Fr. Slomski Vito Piche 631-801-2328
The first Saturday of every month we visit the Veterans
7635 Flannery Administration Home in Northport to run BINGO for the
8607 Good Shepherd Julio Alvia 631-662-6949 residents. Arrive at about 1:30 to move patients to the hall.
11416 Blessed Sacrament Frank Sabella 516-768-3406 We finish at 3:00 o’clock. The monthly assistance at the
-11871 Resurrection Julius Panetta 631-696-6749 NYS Veterans Home in Stony Brook is also on the first
11950 Our Lady of the Pines Richard C. DiStefano 631-714-4877 Saturday of the month. Arrive about 9:30 in the morning
12006 Blessed Theresa Mike Mullen 631-444-0063
and get something to eat. We begin moving the members
12839 Sts. Philip & James Joseph Benaburger 631-862-2627
12993 St. Joseph the Worker Robert Metz 631-949-0048 to the meeting room at about 10:00 o’clock, and we are
13588 Donald J. Burns ready to go home before noon. We are planning our annual
15446 Shrine of St Jude Vincent J. Nasta 631-281-3058 assembly Christmas party scheduled for December 17 th at
15518 Vince Lombardi Jonathan P. Bittner 631-466-0828 the Patchogue Council. Note the 17th is a Tuesday, not a
17159 St. Elizabeth A.S./PP12 Wednesday.
MEETING SCHEDULE 2019-20203 We are also having a Night at the Races fundraiser on
Saturday, October 26th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Oct 23 Kavanaugh.................................... 5293 Church hall, 495 North Ocean Avenue in Patchogue.
Nov 20 Doors open at 6:30 PM; races start at 7:00. Entrance fee is
Jan 22 $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Beer, wine, soda and
Feb 26 hotdogs are on the house. Bring a gang; fill up a table;
Mar 25 have a great night. Look for the flier in this issue of The
Apr 22 Log.
May 27 Our next regular business meeting is Wednesday, October
Jun 24 23th at Fr. Kavanaugh Council, 176 Madison Avenue in
MEETING LOCATION Mastic. There will be a repast at 7:00 PM, and the meeting
will start at 8:00 o’clock. All members of the Fourth
176 Madison Street, Mastic Degree are invited to attend. I am looking forward to
seeing you there.
ADMIRAL’S MESSAGE Faithful Admiral, S.K. Michael J. Tully
It’s October and the signs of Autumn are already evident. The
Our assembly’s namesake, CDR John J. Shea
temperatures are a little cooler, some of the trees have begun to
change colors, and Halloween candy and decorations are on sale believed that to be a good Catholic you must also be
everywhere. In some countries All Hallows Eve is still celebrated as a good citizen.
part of the religious holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Remember to vote your conscience on November 5 th.
In the United States Halloween is a secular holiday. While its focus

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COMMANDER JOHN J. SHEA, FA ASSEMBLY #729 1ST NEW YORK DISTRICT
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PROPOSED 2019-2020 FRATERNAL YEAR BUDGET
2019-2020 GENERAL BUDGET HONOR GUARD BUDGET
INCOME EXPENSE NET INCOME NET
DUES
1 Regular 864@$20 $17,280
2 Honorary 12@$10 $120
3 New 15@5 $75
4 $17,475
Income
5 Dark Horse $600 ($300)
6 Seminarian Reimbursement $300
7 Interest $6
8 Fundraiser $1,000
9 $1,306 $300
Exemplification
10 Monies rec/Paid to Master SPECIAL SPECIAL
11 Banquet Seats $55($35 HG) ($55) ($385)
12 Food & Beverage
13 Hospitality Room
14 Navigator's Room
15 ($55) ($385)
Installation Dinner
16 Raffle
17 Food 120@$40 $0 ($220) $0
18 Beverage
19 Church
20 Flowers ($220)
21 Cake ($78)
22 Servers
23 Bar Head Table $0
24 DJ
25 ($518)
Christmas Meeting/Party
26 Food & Beverage $25 per person $2,250 ($1,500) 300
27 DJ ($400)
28 Servers ($200)
29 $150 300
Memorial Mass & Dinner
30 Seats 80@$45 $3,600 ($2,600) ($200)
31 Raffle $350 ($175)
32 DJ ($400)
33 Church ($215)
34 Bar (Head Table) ($100)
35 Soda ($310)
COMMANDER JOHN J. SHEA, FA ASSEMBLY #729 1ST NEW YORK DISTRICT
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2019-2020 GENERAL BUDGET HONOR GUARD BUDGET
INCOME EXPENSE NET INCOME NET
36 Tips ($115)
37 ($140) ($25)
38 Memorial Journal $1,500 ($500)
$1,000
39 OPERATIONAL EXPENSES
40 Log Printing
41 Log Postage
42 Dues Printing ($600)
43 Dues Postage ($1,664)
44 General Postage ($500)
45 Calling Post ($150) ($150)
46 Chapter Charity Ball ($1,000)
47 Navigator's Expenses ($500)
48 Controller's Stipend ($1,700)
49 Name Badges ($90) ($45)
50 Postal Return ($60)
51 Chapter Directories ($96)
52 Purser's Stipend ($100)
53 Navigator's Regalia
54 Supreme Supplies ($1,000)
55 Assembly Jewels ($300)
56 Biennial Meeting 17 delegates@$15 ($255)
57 ($8,015) ($195)
EXPENSES - DONATIONS
58 Assembly Meeting Repasts ($2,200)
59 Camp Sunshine ($200)
60 RSVP ($1,500)
61 Friar Stipend ($150)
62 Spiritual Advisor Stipend ($150)
63 Mass Cards/Flowers/Fruit ($700)
64 Right to Life Dues & Magazine ($60)
65 Stony Brook Vets ($250)
66 Northport Veterans Hospital ($1,550)
67 Southampton Bus (RTL Mass) ($500)
68 Suffolk Chapter Charities Inc. ($175)
69 St. Baldric ($100)
70 Friar Emeritus ($150)
71 Shrine OL of the Island ($200)
72 General Donations ($3,313)
73 ($11,198)
74 $17,475 $26,131 ($26,126) $5 $1,250 ($1,255) ($5)
Current Membership Numbers are: 1074 Members, 864 Regular, 12 Honorary, 172 Honorary Life, 14 Deacons, 38 Priests,
26 with Disability.
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(Main article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day)


Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of
Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492 (Julian Calendar; it would have been October 21, 1492 on the
Gregorian Proleptic Calendar, which extends the Gregorian Calendar to dates prior to its adoption in 1582). Christopher Columbus was
an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East only to land at the New World. His
first voyage to the New World on the Spanish ships Santa María, Niña, and La Pinta took approximately three months. Columbus and
his crew's arrival to the New World initiated the Columbian Exchange which introduced the transfer of plants, animals, culture, human
populations, and technology between the new world and the old.
Celebration of Christopher Columbus's voyage in the early United States is recorded from as early as 1792. The Tammany Society in
New York City (for whom it became an annual tradition) and the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston celebrated the 300th
anniversary of Columbus' landing in the New World. President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to
celebrate Columbus's landing in the New World on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the anniversary in 1892, teachers,
preachers, poets and politicians used rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These rituals took themes such as citizenship boundaries, the
importance of loyalty to the nation, and the celebration of social progress
Many Italian-Americans observe Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage, and the first such celebration was held in New York
City on October 12, 1866. The day was first enshrined as a legal holiday in the United States through the lobbying of Angelo Noce, a
first generation Italian, in Denver. The first statewide holiday was proclaimed by Colorado governor Jesse F. McDonald in 1905, and it
was made a statutory holiday in 1907 In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus and New York City Italian
leader Generoso Pope, Congress and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 be a federal holiday under the name
Columbus Day.
Since 1971 (Oct. 11), the holiday has been attributed to the second Monday in October, coincidentally exactly the same day as
Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada since 1957. It is generally observed nowadays by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service,
other federal agencies, most state government offices, many businesses, and most school districts. Some businesses and some stock
exchanges remain open, and some states and municipalities abstain from observing the holiday. The traditional date of the holiday also
adjoins the anniversary of the United States Navy (founded October 13, 1775), and thus both occasions are customarily observed by the
Navy and the Marine Corps with either a 72- or 96-hour liberty period.

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