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Swim Club News
Emails sent in April 2021 to the swim club membership identified improvements needed to our pool grounds to insure our opening in 2021.
We are happy to announce that the NJ State required “re-grounding” of the pool grounds is well underway. The “re-grounding” which will bring the pool grounds up to code and help prevent any accidental electrical incidents from happening, is being overseen by the Township of Union and the Department of Public Works. In addition the pool is being repainted with new ladders, guard rails and lifeguard stands to be in place for the 2021 season.
At this time, assuming no weather related or construction delays, we remain on schedule for a Memorial Day opening. Further emails will be sent to the membership over the next several weeks to highlight our progress.
Swim Club President
Sir Knights, the JFK Assembly is updating its blast email. If you wish to be included on meetings and events, please send your email address to:
SK Len Komar Jr GK, PFN
We had our Annual fish fry on March 26th. There were about 30 people that either stayed at the K nights and enjoyed their meal or others took it home.
Thank you to Frank Santagelo and Greg Henn for preparing and cooking a delicious meal for our members and their friends. We had a profit of $200.00. Unfortunately we are still dealing with Covid, so hope to have a full house once again soon.
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.
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.
Baseball Trip Update
For those that showed interest to the NY Met game in June, our contact is allowing us to switch the game to August. The game we are able to change is against the Nationals on August 28th which is an evening game.
Any questions please contact Mike Peter on his phone 908-357-5673 or email
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 () 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!
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.
Intellectual Disabilities Drive
A heartfelt thank you goes out to the Parish of St Michael's Union. We had our Intellectual Disabilities Drive on the weekend of April 10th and 11th. Since the Church can have only a percentage of Parishioners at one time. Thank you to the members that volunteered their time on that weekend. We have been approved to do our drive on the streets as well this year.
The dates were Friday, April 23rd, Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th. Thank you to those that volunteered too.
90% of the money collected will go to four separate charities that have people who have Disabilities. The other 10% will be donated by the NJ State Knights of Columbus to Special Olympics.
If you would like to make a separate donation you could send to the Council to the attention of IDD Chairman.
Announcement of Officers
2021-2022 Columbian Year
Grand Knight - Phillip Cababe
Deputy Grand Knight - Gerry Aponte
Chancellor - Vacant
Warden - Anthony Ibida
Recorder - Robert Pynckels
Treasurer - Charles Cababe
Financial Secretary - Luke Sangiamo
Inside Guard - Miguel Pablo Urbas
Outside Guard - Chad Daren Wixson
Lecturer - Raymond Gora
Advocate - Steve Hehl
1 Year Trustee - Vacant
2 Year Trustee - David R. Wozniak, PGK
3 Year Trustee - Len Komar, PGK
Chaplain - Mgsr. Anselm
Columbian Club Candidates
Joe Marateo - President
Frank Santangelo - 1st VP
Greg Henn - 2nd VP
Alex Rivera - Treasure
Robert Pynckels - Secretary