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THE PATCHOGIAN

November, 2019 —- Celebrating 116 Years of Faithful Service — 1903 - 2019


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, PATCHOGUE COUNCIL #725

Officers From the Grand Knight’s Desk


Chaplain “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my
S/K Fr. William Winters,
OFM, Cap. greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right” -
Abraham Lincoln
Grand Knight
S/K Michael Boehm
PGK FDD FCOB

Deputy Grand Knight As always the days and months are flying by. There is so many different things
S/K James Kaan going on in and around our Council it is difficult to keep up. Please read this
Chancellor issue of the Patchogian carefully and mark your calendars for all of the
S/K Kevin Drawbridge activities.
Financial Secretary I want to thank everyone who attended the Oktoberfest on 10/19. It was a lot
S/K Robert Elliott PGK FDD of fun and everyone who attended had a really good time. I especially want to
Warden thank Kevin and Bridgette Drawbridge and James and Michelle Kaan for
S/K Richard Costa putting it together, and Bill Fontaine and Bill Wallace and Duane Shpak for
Treasurer their help.
Bill Gonzalez
We are in the last days of C & B so if you haven’t handed in any books yet
Recorder please do so as soon as you can.
S/K Joe Fontana
Congratulations to John Cohen our newest member. John took his First Degree
Advocate on 10/24 at the Queen of All Hearts Council. Both myself and our DGK James
S/K Vincent Lettieri
PGK FDD PFN FM Kaan, as well as our District Deputy Bill Fontaine were there to welcome our
Brother John into the Order!
Inside Guard
Bill Mones On behalf of my wife Jessica and myself, I would like to take this opportunity
Outside Guard
to wish each and every one of my Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes a
S/K Frank Bosco very happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving comes once in a year,
but may the feeling of gratitude live in our hearts all year round. Have a
First Year Trustee
S/K Pat Molluso Blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Second Year Trustee


Fraternally, Michael Boehm G.K.
Rich Basak

Third Year Trustee


S/K John Terlecki PGK
All material in this document was approved by GK Michael Boehm for publication. Copyright 2019, Patchogue Council

Council Roster as of Dates To Remember Upcoming Events


October 1, 2019 Information on pages 7 to 11
Associate: 254 November 4th——–Business Meeting, 8pm DJ Scott and Dinner, Friday, November 1st, 8th, 15th and
Insurance: 120 22nd at 7pm
Inactive: 25 November 11th—Monseigneur Corp., 7:30pm Christmas Parade, Saturday, November 30th at 5:30pm
Total: 399
November 18th——Social Meeting, 8pm Council Christmas Party, Saturday, December 14th at 7pm
Honorary: 16 Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 22nd at 10am
Honorary Life: 103 November 25th——Officers Meeting, 7:30pm
Disability: 14 Please check page 7 for very important dates in November
to help with activities in December

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Family Director
SK James Ryan / 631-278-9429 / jpr_ryan@msn.com

May our Council Prayers be on behalf of the following:


Pray for Brothers Jim Bermel, Mike and Janet Recchios daughter Janine, Sammy Garafola, Rudy Carrabus and
his wife Vicki, Jim Craig’s daughter Airen, Bill Mones’ wife Virginia, PGK Willie Marciano and his wife Jean,
Eddie O’Reilly, Gerri Restifo, Ernie Maller, Andrew Carollo, Ralph DePinto, Frank Cooper’s wife Virginia,
Phil Sgro, Robert Naurek, Rich Basak, Rich Costa’s Mother, Tony Russo, Santo Liguori, Tony Baffo, Robert
Rizzo, Roy Schiebel’s wife and Joe Fontana and his girlfriend Grace Bessieres, John Orlando, Phil and Donna
Butler and Elaine Addie.
Below are our recent notifications:
· May we remember our Veterans past and present on this Veteran’s Day. God Bless.
· As we enter the season of Thanks and of giving may we take notice to our blessings around us and look to
spread good works within our communities.
· May those that are alone find a place to break bread with others.
· May the harvest of the season feed the hungry.
· May we spend quality time with our family and friends with lasting memories.
· May we pray for those that will spend the holidays away from home, remembering the loss of a loved one, the
homeless and disadvantaged.
· Lastly, Happy Thanksgiving to All Brothers, Columbiettes and your families. Peace be with all of you.
We ask also that you pray for all our Brother Knights who are in need and for their families; those we know
about, and the many that we do not know about.

Happy Birthday to All Brothers for the month of November!

Keller’s Korner November 2019

Different life stages, changing needs

You may have a long-range expense for which you are saving, such as college for your children. You may be
concerned about a comfortable, worry-free retirement. You may want to protect your ability to earn a living.
You may wonder if needing costly long-term care will deplete your hard-earned assets. You want to have
something to leave for your wife, children or grandchildren.

At some point you may have had all of these needs on your mind. Over time, these thoughts make way for others as your needs evolve,
your finances change and you get older. What is important to you at age 20, may not be at 30, or 45, or 65. What is the best way to be
prepared for these changes before they happen?

One of the easiest ways to be financially ready for changes that come with different life stages is to meet annually with your
professional Knights of Columbus agent, and address the needs that his analysis uncovers. This can help you be ready to face the
financial challenges and issues on the road ahead.

During that annual visit, I’ll take the time to review your needs, goals and budget. I’ll update all beneficiaries on your policies and be
sure your coverage meets your needs. I’ll recommend a program of life insurance, long-term care, disability income insurance and
guaranteed retirement products that will help you rest easy at night.

Whatever your needs, whatever your concerns, whatever your stage in life, I can help.

Contact me today to learn more.

Alex Keller, FICF


631-226-3831
alex.keller@kofc.org

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DAYLIGHT
SAVINGS
TIME ENDS

SUNDAY,
NOVEMBER 3,
2019

C & B Books
If you haven’t turned in your books yet, please do
so as soon as possible. Patchogue Council was
# 2 in sales last year and we want to regain that
TOP SPOT!!! So please call Chairman PGK John
Praino at 631 399-4420 if you want more books
to sell or purchase.

Order Now!!
If you are in need of Council Apparel, now is a good time to order them. See
GK Michael Boehm or call him at 631-774-2605 or email him at mb1122@msn.com
for tee-shirts, polo shirts and hats!! We have jackets available too. Order them now for
Marching in the Parades and Council Events!!

Want to get up to the minute News,


Happenings and goings-on at the
Patchogue Knights of Columbus? Like
and Follow our Councils Facebook Page

www.facebook.com/
PatchogueKnightsOfColumbus725.

All Articles for the December Patchogian


must be submitted by
November 20th
Our Website—www.kofc725.com

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Congratulations to Anthony Monoco on becoming Patchogue Councils
newest Sir Knight!!! Anthony had the Honor of the Fourth Degree bestowed
upon him on Sunday October 13th at St. Anthony's in Oceanside!

The Next Assembly Meeting will be held on November 20th at Holy Mother
Mary Council in Nesconset.

The Next Chapter Meeting will be held on November 8 th at St.


Sylvester’s Council in Medford, located at 507 Long Island Ave. On
Oct. 2nd, Chapter Chairman Bob Elliott, Charity Drive Chairman
Tom Romano & Secretary Mike Boehm Presented a check for
$15,000 to Alonna K. Rubin and Ric Mango, co-founders of Family
in Arms, the Chapters Designated Charity this year, from money
collected from this year’s Charity Drive.

On December 1st, the Chapter will be holding its Annual


“Bishop’s Mass” at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. All are welcome. Following the
Mass there will be the Installation of Officers and a repast at Patchogue Council. Contact
Brothers Bill Murphy or Bob Elliott for more information.

Congratulations to our newest Honorary Life, Edward J. Morris and our new first degree member John Cohen!
I am happy to report that our records and forms are currently all up to date. Please update your information as
needed. If you have changed your mailing address and have not been receiving the Columbia magazine and mem-
bership bills please contact me. Membership cards are mailed as dues come in.
As of October 1, 2019 we have 254 associate; 120 insurance; 25 inactive members for a total of 399 members.
This is the first time in many years we have dropped below 400 members, recruit a new member today. The
council is in good standing with Supreme and New York State.
Knight Alert third Notices have been mailed out. The retention committee are trying to contact members whose dues are in
arrears. Send your membership dues in right away. Please make payment promptly to Patchogue K of C 725.
Mail is being returned for the following members:
James D. Addie Jr.; Leonard P. Amoruso; Kenneth M. Anziano; Timothy J. Asip; Brian E. Cassidy; Carlo A. DeLuca; David A.
Felice; John A. Forza; Brian Hoare; Michael C. Massaro; James C. Mooney; Christopher M. Ortiz; Duane K. Parsons; Hector
J. Rivera; Christopher M. Roach; Fred J. Schorden.
If you know any of these members, please have them contact me or the Grand Knight.

Robert W. Elliott, FS
151 Springdale Drive,
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-588-2919
relliott7@verizon.net

District Deputy Report


Brothers,
Congratulations to our newest Brothers who made their 1st Degree on October 24th at
Queen of all Hearts in Center Moriches. Thank you Queen of all Hearts for hosting the
Degree that evening for the 1st Degree. Your team did an awesome job.

On October 13th the 4th Degree had the Exemplification in Oceanside. Congratulations all new Sir Knights.
On November 15th there will be a 3rd Degree at Our Lady of Assumption.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my brothers and their families.

Thank you for being a Knight and God Bless,


Bill
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Remember to Vote on Election Day, Tuesday November 5th.

We encourage all citizens, particularly Catholics, to embrace their


citizenship not merely as a duty and privilege, but as an
opportunity meaningfully to participate in building the culture of
life. . . . Every act of responsible citizenship is an exercise of
significant individual power. We must exercise that power in ways
that defend human life, especially those of God's children who are November 11, 2019
unborn, disabled or otherwise vulnerable. We get the public
officials we deserve. Their virtue–or lack thereof–is a judgment not
only on them, but on us. Because of this we urge our fellow citizens
to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically
and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere
self-interest.
*Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics 34, National Conference of Catholic Bishops,
November 1998+

Feed The Needy Thanksgiving Dinner!!


WHEN: November 23rd 5 p.m.
WHERE: St. Francis DeSales Outreach Kitchen (Below the Gym)
WHAT: Our Council, Knights and Columbiettes, are getting together to prepare and serve a Thanksgiving
Dinner to those less fortunate in our Community.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: We will need people to help set up, serve, prepare the meal and of course clean up
afterwards.
We will be having a Meeting at the Council on Tuesday, November 12 th at 7:30 p.m. to go over all of the de-
tails and to see who can help and how. ALL are invited to attend this Meeting. This will be a TEAM effort and
we need everyone who can help, in whatever way you can (no contribution is too small) to do so, as it will be
greatly appreciated. If you want to donate food for the dinner, we will be collecting:

Frozen Turkeys
Canned Green Beans
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Thank you all in advance for your help!!

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Thanks to everyone who came to the Octoberfest on October 19th! The food was good and the
beer was cold, what more can you want!! It was a lot of fun and everyone had a great time!
Special thanks to James and Michelle Kaan and Kevin and Bridgette Drawbridge for all the hard
work!!

Congratulations to Patchogue Council 725 and PGK


John Terlecki and his Officers on being recognized by
the Supreme Council with the Columbian Award for
2018 - 2019. Knights of Columbus councils have
always responded to the most urgent needs of the
Church, particularly through charitable and social
outreach. In order to support the evangelization of
family life today, each council must be even more fully
integrated with our Catholic parishes. The Columbian
Award recognizes Councils who have been successful
in this area. In order to achieve this high honor,
councils must conduct at least four major programs in
each of the Faith in action categories of Faith, Family,
Community and Life. Presenting the Award is our
District Deputy Bill Fontaine!

Again, congratulations to Patchogue 725!!

Our Councils Annual Blue Mass will be held on


Monday, November 25th at 8 pm at our Council
Hall. The Blue Mass honors all of the Fallen
Members of the Knights, Columbiettes and
Service Personnel.

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As you all know, Christmas is a very important and busy
time for all of us. Please mark your calendars for these
very IMPORTANT DATES:
* Members of our Council will meet at our Council Hall on Monday
11/18 at our Social Meeting to review and repair the Christmas Tree
lights to be put on the Tree at St. Francis DeSales on 11/21.
* Members of our Council will be meeting at our Council Hall on
Tuesday, 11/26 at 10 am to transport and build our Council Nativity. Our Nativity will be
located once again on Main St. near Armed Forces Plaza.
* Members of our Council will be meeting at our Council Hall on Saturday 11/30 at 10 am
to build our Council Christmas Float for the Christmas Parade.
* Members of our Council and Columbiettes will be meeting near the corner of Main St.
and West Ave. to march in the Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, 11/30 at 5:30pm.
Step off time is 6pm.
Council Christmas Party is 12/14 and Kids Party is 12/22. (see flyers)

Brothers,

Vivat Jesus! Some reading this have known me since I was a teenager. Others have met me more recently.
During the Great Recession I experienced major business downturns. A few, like our District Deputy, reached
into their own wallets to ensure that I could afford to attend certain functions. For that I’ll always be grateful.

Over the past few years I experienced a comeback. I started again in the sales arena. For reasons every
entrepreneur would understand, I struck out on my own. I’ve learned from, and dealt with major financial
questions. They include the new tax laws, but also financial issues not directly related to tax work. It also
doesn’t necessarily deal with insurance or investments either. Estate planning is something that’s come up on a
personal level. My experiences in those situations weren’t linked to any of the above.

In 2019, three of my friend’s from High School had to bury a parent. One in particular was a small business
owner and a Veteran. I reached out to offer help as best I could. But prior planning makes all the difference. My
own father is 72 – and he’s the youngest out of 13! Several aunts and uncles are no longer with us. Some of my
cousins had real challenges winding down their parent’s affairs.

Too many think that estate planning is complicated or expensive. The short answer is, it depends. There are
some simple, ALMOST common sense steps we can all take no matter what stage of life or profession we’re in.
That’s the reason for this occasional series of articles I’m happy to write. I promise to keep it simple and basic.
Space in ―The Patchogian‖ will only allow for a few paragraphs. I’m also happy to answer any questions you
may have offline.

Thank you. I hope to be able to assist with any financial question you may have.

Note: Any Brother Knight may contact me for specific questions. I can be reached at (631) 943-2600. My email
address is wgonzalez@TheTaxAdvocates.com. Hope to hear from you!

Regards, Bill Gonzalez.


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Upcoming Events

Come on down to our Hall and have some fun with DJ Scott on
the following dates:

November 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Dinner and Music


$20.00 per person
To reserve a table of 6 or more call 631-357-2881

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COLUMBIETTES CORNER
WE CARE - WE SHARE

My Dear Sister Columbiettes and Brother Knights,

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas is only eight (8) weeks from now,
where has this year gone! Better get those shopping lists ready…
First I would like to congratulate our very own Ronny Pliszak on her new position as Supreme Vice President. A sincere
apology for not announcing this sooner. Next I would like to welcome 11 new Columbiettes to our Auxiliary. These ladies
made their 1st Degree at our October meeting and most of them made their Major Degree October 22nd. Please come to our
November 20th meeting to welcome them. Speaking of our November meeting we will have our annual Christmas party
complete with vendors and the announcement of the winners of the St. Liberata baskets. Please bring a sweet or savory dish
to share.
This year the Knights will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless at St. Francis de Sales food kitchen on
November 24th. They will be needing donations of canned food for the dinner, so please bring donations to our meeting on
November 20th meeting. We will be helping the Knights serving the dinner.
Please keep all our sister Columbiettes and brother Knights in your prayers especially Elaine Addie, Terry Bobe, Gerry
Restifo and Tatiana Drawbridge who will be working aboard aircraft carrier The USS Abraham Lincoln CVN72, we are so
proud of Tatiana and her service in the Navy.

Happy Birthday to the November babies.


May the peace of our Lord be with you always,

Betty Weeks, President

Nettie Knitters
We are still here!!!!!! We meet on Tuesday’s at 1pm. Why not come on down and see if you would be
interested. See ya there, The Netties

Knights of Columbus Senior Club


Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the K of C Hall.
1 pm to 3 pm

We’re back and ready to go

Mt. Airy Casino—The Supremes BLAST FROM THE PAST FOR MANY OF US, $102.00 PP includes $15.00 slot play, food and the show.
Can’t beat that with a stick.
On Fridays (see flyer) the K of C council has an event with DJ Scott for $20.00. You get dinner and Music, It is really fantastic. To reserve a
table of 6 or more call 631-357-2881. What a great night and what great people and music.
For all other info, trips etc. our Entertainment leader is back. Call Ronnie at 631-289-5758 or Elaine 631-475-5722.
So until next month tootles
THE SENIORS

Chuck Gerlach, President,


VP, Pat Molluso——Treasurer, Theresa Baker——Secretary, Elaine Addie, (631) 475-5722
Communications Chairperson Dorothy Zeo, 475-8508——Entertainment Chairpersons, Ronny Pliszak 289-5758
and Elaine Addie 475-5722.

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