May 2023


May is here and Spring has certainly sprung! After all the wet weather we have had it will be nice to start enjoying the outdoors and begin gearing up for our “BBQ season”. I would like to shout out the Columbian Club and their building improvement committee and their vision and follow through of upgrading the back “deck”. If you have not already seen it, the deck is now more a slab and it looks great! Thank you for upgrading this space.

Our Tootsie Roll drive was held the weekend of April 22 and 23rd at St. Al’s and St. Veronica's and was again a success. Thank you to Frank and Lou for running the tootsie roll drive this year.

Last night St. Monica’s hosted another CUF degree where 13 brothers joined the order via one of 3 councils represented. It is always nice to see our organization grow. Thank you to those brothers who came out in support.

The rescheduled Past Grand Knights, Past Columbian Club President, Past Ladies Auxiliary President dinner will be this Sunday May 7th. This is going to be a great time to celebrate the leaders of the 2021-2022 Columbian year.

On May 15th, the Pine Barrens Golf Club will be hosting the 38th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. There is still room to play or work the event. Please reach out to Past Grand Knight Steve Stazko to sign up. More information can also be found on our website.

If you are interested in golfing with your brothers, the 2023 KCGC tournament schedule has been released and is posted. The dates and locations are posted online and are entered in the Knights of Columbus Google Calendar. Any questions can be directed to Golf Director, and Past Grand Knight Steve Stazko.

The next blood drive will be held here at the council on Monday Jun 26, 2023 from 1pm to 7pm. Information to sign up can be found on the board outside or on the website.

The 2022 / 2023 Columbian year may not be over yet but planning has begun for next year. The nomination committee has put forth the following list of candidates for next year:

Grand Knight – Frank Schear

Deputy Grand Knight – Jeff Gawlowski

Chancellor – Alan Nesdill

Treasurer – Kevin Lamb

Recorder -Lou Femiano

Warden – John Kunkel

Inside Guard – Matthew Brienza

Outside Guard – Tim Huddy

Outside Guard – Joseph Leone

Three Year Trustee – Phil Capasso

Elections will take place during our June Business meeting, June 16th. Also any 3rd degree member may also run off the floor during the election.

Vivat Jesus!

Mary Queen of the Knights, Pray for Us

Blessed Michael McGivney, Pray for Us

Phil Capasso

Grand Knight

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