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Do you or a friend or family member have a " green thumb?

 

The Council and the Columbian Club are forming the Columbian Garden Club.

 

Members will beautify the Council grounds and  the Knights of Columbus Mini Park this coming spring. 

 

Contact the Len Komar GK or Mike Peter DD, PGK for details.

25/30 Year

Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

 

Council 4504 will recognize brothers and their wives who have celebrated, or will be celebrating, their 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. We will also make special presentations to the brothers and their wives who celebrate incremental five-year anniversaries after 25 years.

 

Any brother who would like to be recognized should contact Mike Willemse, PGK as soon as is possible so that we may order the correct number of certificates.

Coat Drive

Council 4504 made a second donation to St. Joseph Social Service Center on Thursday January 21st. Our total coat donation for this drive is 332 lbs. St. Joseph Social Service Center will distribute the coats to the needy.  Sincere thanks for all who were able to donate to this cause.

Len Komar Jr. GK.    

John. 3:17-18 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but indeed and in truth.

The Union Columbiette will host a Tricky Tray at the Council Hall on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Limited tickets are available please contact Diana Lupo at  908-577-6606.

Donations Accepted!

Baseball Trip Update

 

At this moment it looks like there will be a full schedule for Major League Baseball. The contact has sent me a disclaimer to submit to them. If the season is to begin and Social Distance is required we will get first  preference to attend.  If the disclaimer is not submitted we might not be able to attend our scheduled game. Hope all are still interested in attending the Met game on June 26th 2021.

 

We will soon need the final deposit to mail soon to have the tickets back to us prior to the game. We still have seats available on the second bus.

 

Those interested please send deposit of $30.00 to the Knights of Columbus care of Met Chairman. Any questions please contact Mike Peter on his phone 908-357-5673 or email mikepeter4275@gmail.com

Charitable Raffle

 

The next charitable raffle drawing will take place on Memorial Day at 6PM.

If you are interested in receiving tickets through the mail, please send me an email at (mikemarisolam@gmail.com) or call me at 908-370-4126.

 

Tickets are also available approximately one month prior to each drawing.

In an effort to decrease our expenses, please be certain that the Council has your updated address so that your potential winning tickets are not returned to me by the Post Office as undeliverable. Unfortunately, this occurs far too frequently, and not only adds to our expenses, but also decreases the potential prizes available to all who do participate. Please, don’t hesitate to contact me to ensure that we do have your correct mailing address!

Mike Harms

Wreaths Across America

 

Wreaths Across America ceremony was held on Dec 19th at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Honoring our veterans from the Revolutionary War,  Civil War,  Mexican War  and War of 1812. JFK Assembly is honored to be co-sponsoring this event with the Elizabeth Garden Club for seven years. The community gathered together to place a wreaths on the veterans graves. A heartwarming sight to see on a cold day. Thank you all you donated to make this event a success.

Covid Meeting Preparedness

"Brothers in preparation for upcoming winter weather and maybe more Covid restrictions, the Council is preparing to hold virtual council meetings.

If you wish to be included , please send your email address to:

finsec4504@gmail.com 

AND 

grandknight4504@gmail.com

 

Please include your membership number.

We will continue to hold Council meetings at the hall for now.

 

Thank you. Len Komar Jr. GK 

Intellectual Disabilities

 

Ladies and Gentlemen the collections for our Intellectual Disabilities  has not been going well. With this Covid virus it has been difficult to collect at Churches or Stores and also our largest collection being on the Streets.  These funds go to up Charities with those that have Disabilities with their facilities.  Normally the State has collected close to $500,000 to $600,000. To date 19 Councils have submitted for the Columbian year of 2019-2020 was only $50,000.

Over the years we have made some fairly nice distribution of funds to four Charitable Organizations.  At the moment we would be fortunate to help one Organization.

 

We had contributed $2,800 last year that the four Organizations received a $700 donation.

An ID collection box is placed at the Council for your convenience or if you would like to mail a contribution to the Council care of Intellectual Disabilities Chairman you may do so.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

The Parade is scheduled for March  13th 2021. There are activities at the Grandstand at Stuyvesant Ave and Morris at Noon. There is an opening Mass at St Patrick's Church which has limited seating due to the Covid Mass is at 9am. The Parade steps off at 1pm on Morris Ave near Jeanette Ave then proceeds east towards Stuyvesant Ave were they turn by Grandstand.  Hope we can have a nice turnout to Support our Council and Grand Knight by Marching down the Avenue.  At this moment the Committee is planning to have their 25th Annual Parade.

 

If anything would change there will be an updated article for February. 

New Mini-Park Sign

 

Our new mini Park sign has been delivered. This sign is a replacement for the original sign installed November 1977.  This spring we will install it at the Knights of Columbus Mini Park at Stretcher and Winslow.  If interested in helping, please contact any council officer. 

Sir Knights of the 4th Degree, JFK Assembly retired the wreaths at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Saturday January 16th in accordance with the national Wreaths Across America guidelines. The weather was perfect. Rain stopped, the sun came out with no noticeable wind. All wreaths were collected in a hour.  Save December 18th 2021 in your calendar for this year's ceremony.

Swim Club


The 2021 Membership meeting will be held on Friday February 12th at 7:30pm in the Columbian Club Hall. We will be introducing the 2021 Board of Directors and discuss our plans to open the pool for the 2021 season. Please make every effort to attend.

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